with St.Joseph’s, Chestfield CT5 3LD


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Rev. Father Kevin St.Aubyn




37, Kingsdown Park, Whitstable. CT5 2DE


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Rev. Dan Mulcahy




Willow Cottage, Ridgeway, Chestfield. CT5 3JT


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15a, Castle Road, Whitstable. CT5 2DY


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  “HARVEST FESTIVAL”                                                                                                28th September 2014

MASS INTENTIONS & SERVICES                                                                                                  


SATURDAY: (First Mass of Sunday)

  6.00: All our Parishioners


  8.30: (Chestfield): Private Intention

10.30: Father Francis Cassells, RIP

3.00pm: SVP Mass & gathering


ARCHANGELS; FEAST: "Michaelmas":

10:00:Maria & Felicia Conway RIP

TUESDAY: Saint Jerome, Priest & Doctor

   9.40: Morning Prayer                                                                                                               

 10.00: Norman O’Hare, RIP

WEDNESDAY: Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, V & D

 6.00pm: Ada Maude Twyne, RIP

THURSDAY: The Holy Guardian Angels

 9.00: Michael Brennan, RIP


                    9.30 – 12.00 :  2.00 – 3.30


HYMNS:  782  :  754  :  268

HOLY, HOLY:  470  





SATURDAY:  Saint Francis of Assisi

11.00: Marjorie & Martin Baur, RIP


        CONFESSIONS: 11.30-12.00  :  5.30-5.45  


Next weekend:  

  6.00: All our Parishioners

  8.30: (Chestfield): Private Intention

10.30: Margaret Petts, RIP (Somerset)


HARVEST FESTIVAL: has a lovely atmosphere of joyfulness and thanksgiving as we celebrate the wonderful fruits of the year. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s offerings. As mentioned before, the good things given in at St. Joseph’s Church will go to the Pilgrim’s Hospice.


SVP: will give a short talk after Mass today, to raise awareness of the work of the SVP and to give thanks for all the support they receive. There will also be a SVP Mass and gathering in church at 3pm today.


TEAS AND COFFEES: this week will be provided by the KIRKUP FAMILY and next week by MARY & LISA.


CAFOD FAST DAY: is observed on Friday (which is also “First Friday” of the month) when we are invited to do some form of fasting and give an offering to the work of CAFOD, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development. Special envelopes are available at Mass today and may I encourage all of us who are tax payers to Gift-aid our contribution.


WORLD MISSION: the month of October should be considered as the month of the World Mission. The penultimate Sunday, the day proclaimed “World Mission Sunday” is the high point. That day will be celebrated in all the local churches as a “Feat of Catholicity and universal solidarity. On that day, Christians the world over will recognise their common responsibility with regard to the evangelisation of the world.


THE ROSARY IN OCTOBER: those who recite five decades of the Rosary in church, or as a family, religious community, or as a group of faithful, may be gain plenary indulgence daily, in other circumstances a partial indulgence. The Rosary will be recited before all Sunday Masses.


POPE FRANCIS has requested that this Sunday should be a Day of Prayer for the “Synod on the Family” which will open next month. Let us pray for all taking part.


 CATHOLIC PAPERS: Both the Universe and Catholic Times are £1.30.  The September issue of “The Pilgrim” is now on sale price 50p.


SICK: Your kind prayers are asked for the sick and housebound of our parish including, Jo Woodbine,  Josephine Godfrey, Katherine Harris, Mary Churchley, George Somerset, Ronnie Haines, Sylvia Hale, Keggy Diamond, Eileen Churchley, Frances Alderson,  Geoff Barrett, Oscar O’Sullivan, Nicholas Watson, Catherine Drury, Ivy Austen, Ann Gilheaney, Cecil Humphery-Smith, Jennifer Somerset, Phil  Willis, Pauline Summers, Alan James, Laura Blazier, Colin Hadley, Jim Wright, Gerard Ussher-Smith, Madeleine Matthews, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Brenda Vernon, Reita Mugford and Mike Kavanagh.


ANNIVERSARIES: Please remember in your prayers, Fritz Corton, Hilda Cooper, Arthur Taft, Hilda Henman, John Cheeseman, Irene Organ, Marjorie Baur, Mary Ann Howell and David Upcroft whose anniversaries occur about this time.


FINANCE: Thank you for your weekly offertories:








   NON G/A









Thank you for your contribution of £184.25 for Home Missions.




FILM NIGHT: will take place on Saturday 18th October at 7.30pm in the Parish Social Centre – A Man for all Seasons. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets available from the 4th October and are free of charge. Bring and Share Supper. There will be a voluntary retiring collection for the Building Fund. Father Kevin’s voice can be heard in this film. Come and see if you can spot him!


PARISH SOCIAL CENTRE: the Finance Committee had earlier sent out request for quotations to reroof the Centre. Two of those approached required more information and the price demanded by the third was far too expensive. Members of the Committee on 1st September had an onsite meeting (literally - up a ladder and onto the roof!) and it was agreed to seek advice from a structural engineer. His advice has been helpful and new quotations will be sought. It has been agreed meantime to have the leaking part of the roof properly secured for the winter months, allowing both the Committee time to deal with further quotations and to wait for spring weather before proceeding with renewing the roof.


CHURCHES TOGETHER IN WHITSTABLE: Sacred Space next takes place on Monday 29th September. From 8pm until 9pm. Please take a torch with you. Also Dr Martin Garsed wishes to invite you to a Labyrinth event that will be held at All Saints Church on Saturday 18th October from 10am until 12.00. This is not a presentation or a workshop, just an opportunity to drop in and walk the Labyrinth again if you have met before or meet for the first time. All welcome.


THANK YOU: Ted Ashworth and all the family wish to thank everyone for their support, cards and Mass intentions following the recent death of Margaret. Thanks to all who joined us in making the requiem mass a memorable occasion too.  God Bless.


MISSING FRYING PAN: a few weeks ago, after a bacon Sunday, we left our large, heavy and elderly frying pan in the social centre. If you have taken it into protective custody, please return it to its grieving family (the Wallers), as our breakfasts aren’t the same without it!


NEXT SUNDAY: is ROSARY SUNDAY and once again, the Rosary will be recited before all Sunday Masses.


                                                May God bless you,

                                                                                           Father Kevin