Newsletter 12th May 2024

Newsletter 12th May 2024

Sunday Masses: Saturday 6.30pm first Mass of Sunday

– Sunday 9.30 and 11am and 5pm.The

Monday to Friday: Mass at 8am.

     Saturday Mass at 10am

and 6.30pm

Confessions: Saturday 12 to 1

Today is the Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension, also known as the Seventh Sunday of the Easter Season.

The Paschal Candle has now been moved to a position beside the font.

Last  Sunday I was pleased to announce the appointment of Father Paul Kine as the next parish priest. He will take up office at the beginning of September. Currently he is the Parish Priest at Sidcup and Director of Vocations to the Diocese. I understand that the Archbishop will also appoint a second assistant priest to the parish but as yet an appointment has not been made.

I will be leaving the parish to live in a flat adjoining Lee Park.

Next Sunday is the First Holy Communion Day. There are thirty-six children in the group this year. The celebration will be at the 11am Mass. The Church will be very full and if you normally come to this Mass, you may think of an alternative Mass on this one day.

Children are asked to come to the Big Hall by about 10.30 to prepare for the procession to the Church.

Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, commemorating the coming of the Holy Spirit on Our Lady and the apostles.

Tuesday of the coming week is the feast of St. Mathias who was elected to replaced Judas as an apostle.

Another recipe from Spain: soak some white beans overnight and add a few black beans. Stew with some pieces of pork fat and some baby mushrooms to produce a thick soup. Not to everybody’s taste, but a typical dish from Castille.

On the way out to Spain, the film on the plane was “Barbie” – which I enjoyed enormously. I am preparing a “Ken” outfit for the summer.

During this coming week I will be arranging some works on the Church – nothing major, but to make sure there are no problems. A few slipped slates on the Church roof and the Angelus Room will have a simple redecoration. It is used intensively and needs a good clean.

Thanks to the members of the Parish Council for attending the meeting last week: the minutes will be put up on the notice board. They will have a special role in the coming months as the changes take place.

A message to the children: there is quite a lot of money in the Myra fund at present – it is your money- to decide on things that you want for the garden – please let me know if you have any ideas.

Grant us O Lord, to pass this day in gladness and peace, that reaching eventide, we may praise thee, the eternal God, who are blessed, and dost govern all things, world without end. Amen.

Because I do not hope to turn again

Let these words answer

For what is done, not to be done again.

Best wishes to you all

Monsignor Nicholas Rothon

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