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June winners of the 200 club:
£100 - Ann Taylor no. 124
£50 - A. Fallon No. 59
£25 - R. Feehan No. 121

The coach has been booked for our Ramsgate trip and departs from the Church at 10am Thursday 18 July. Please see the newsletter re payment.
We have planned another Parish Day trip to City Europe on 14th November please see the newsletter for more information.

The Divine Mercy Apostolate, London is holding a Divine Mercy Retreat on Saturday 20 July 2024 from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm at
St Sebastian and St Pancras R.C. Church, 22 Hay Lane, Kingsbury NW9 0NG
The Retreat will include teachings on the Message of Mercy, Stations of the Cross, Holy Mass, Hour of Mercy with Adoration and Benediction and Veneration of the Image of Merciful Jesus. All Welcome. Call Millie on 07957594646 for more information

Summertime 2024: 29th July - 1st August: Altar Servers Trip to Westminster Pastoral Centre, £189. For aged 11-16. We commend this excellent residential trip which is not just for altar servers but for anyone aged 11-16 who regularly attends Mass who would appreciate good Catholic formation. In an event that has now gone on for more than 20 years, it is a few days for deepening one's catholic faith, in a great social atmosphere, including sports activities and a visit to Thorpe Park. For more details please speak to Fr Peter or contact Fr. Stephen Boyle, chaplain to the Guild of St, Stephen, Dartford@rcaos.org.uk,
Tel:01322 220075. (n.b. If the cost is an issue please speak to Fr Peter as a subsidy may be available).

The Divine Mercy Apostolate, London is holding a Celebration of St Faustina at Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2024 from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The reflection day will include teachings on the Message of Divine Mercy, Holy Mass, Hour of Mercy with Stations of the Cross, Adoration and Benediction and Veneration of the Image of Merciful Jesus. All welcome.

Archbishop John warmly invites you to join him as he leads the Southwark Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage, from 23rd to 30th August 2024. Details of this can be found here on the Archdiocesan website: Experience the unique spirituality of Lourdes, along with people from parishes around the Archdiocese.

Tea/coffee will be available after the 9am Sunday Mass. Any volunteers to help please speak to Carmel.
Please respect the parishioners arriving for the 11am Mass by departing from the car park by 10.20am.

Transport needed for parishioner living in Sandgate Court, off Bayswater Drive, Parkwood to Saturday 6pm Mass. If anyone can volunteer for this, please let Roger or Teresa know. It would be helpful if we had a few volunteers to cover.

The 2nd Sunday of each month we will resume our collection of food, toiletries and clothing, which can be left at the back of the Narthex, only on this week please. All food items will be donated to St. Margaret's Food Bank in Rainham and everything else (clothes, toiletries, money) to The Gillingham Street Angels. Emma MacQuillin has kindly volunteered to oversee this project but would like a reserve to call upon. Volunteers, please let Emma or any of the social committee know

The Southwark Catholic Youth Service has several activities in 2024 for youth and young adults. For regular updates on forthcoming events, please sign up to the network at www.tinyurl.com/scysnetwork or see our website at at www.tinyurl.com/scys1

Vacancies with the Archdiocese of Southwark:
We are currently looking for a Priests’ Welfare & Wellbeing Officer to join our team, a Cathedral Finance Officer, and a Episcopal Vicar and Bishop Group Secretary. For details see https://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/get-involved/vacancies/vacancies-in-southwark/

.Fr Michael's Retirement. Fr Michael has moved into St Peter's. Many of you will wish to visit him once he has settled in and he will certainly be delighted to see you. Kathleen will be your first point of contact as she will manage Father's diary and ensure visits are suitably spread out. Accordingly please telephone Kathleen in the first instance on 01634 710748. Father's new address will be St Peter's, Little Sisters of the Poor Convent, 2a Meadow Road, Vauxhall, London SW8 1QH. He will have a Landline in his room and once we have the number for this we will share it with you.Thank you to all who came to Aylesford to honour Father's retirement, and especially to the organisers and caterers. Some photos can be seen here.

Retrouvaille: A Programme for Couples Struggling in their Marriages Help Your Marriage - Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille is a programme to support couples who have difficulties in their marriage. It brings a positive focus, new hope and helps nourish and grow your marriage. It helps them through difficult times whether they are disillusioned or in deep misery. There is no group therapy or group work.For confidential information about 'Retrouvaille' or to register for the next programme commencing with a weekend in Welwyn Garden City on 14-16June 2024, call or text 07887296983 or 07973380443 or email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com- or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk

Help your family get to heaven! Celebrate Trust has downloadable resources and family events to attend that bring faith alive, whatever your age. Go online at https://www.celebratetrust.org

The Poor Box If you or someone you know are struggling financially and would benefit from a donation from our Poor Box funds then please do let Father know. It will be in the strictest confidence.
Also if you /know of a local charity working to help the poor and needy in our community that would benefit from a donation.

Total raised
is £889.48 so far.
Please do consider signing up and helping the Parish with this easy fundraising initiative.
You can raise FREE donations when you shop online with over 5,000 retailers. It's simple and only takes 2 minutes to sign up! Please sign up now at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/staugustineofcanterbury/
It is a simple free process. Instructions can be found here

Marriage Care - Volunteers are needed to train as Counsellors and/or Marriage Preparation Providers for Marriage Care. If you have a few hours a week to spare and would be interested in joining us please contact: Mrs Alma Payne for further details on 01634 362896 or e-mail, almapayne1@gmail.com

There is currently good availability in the Mass Diary so if you would like a Mass said please complete one of the Mass Intentions envelopes, which you will find in the Narthex, and hand it to Father or put it in the Collection Basket or through his letterbox. Thank you.

Eucharistic Adoration is on Thursday mornings from 10am until 11 am, straight after 9.30 Mass.
Come and sit before Jesus and soak up the peace that comes from His presence….. Even a short visit is very rewar

We are still looking for new members to join the Parish Social Committee so if you are interested please mention it to Father or e-mail parkwood@rcaos.org.uk.

Latest documents from Synod of Bishops can be found here and on our FaceBook page.

If you are unable to attend Mass live Masses can also be viewed via https://www.churchservices.tv/ or at https://mass-online.org/
Holy Communion will not be available online so you may like to make an Act of Spiritual Communion

Second Collection causes 2024 can be seen here.
Dew Association
causes can be seen here
200 Club
winners can be found here