Welcome to Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Erith

Here, on Sundays and weekdays, we gather together for the celebration of the Eucharist. We learn to become committed disciples of Jesus Christ. Here, we learn to practice the charity of the Lord in good works.

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OLA’s News 

 24th November 12pm – 4pm Angelus Centre

     Take Me Home!       

       Toys Hamper             Bottles Hamper        Christmas Food Hamper                                                                                                                                                            

Tickets on Sale after Masses

Just £1 each

Draw at the Christmas Bazaar on the 24th November at 4pm

Christmas Bazaar Special

“Guess to Win” competition 

 Tickets £1

 Fantastic prizes

Limo ride for 2,

£100, £50, £20 Bluewater vouchers,

Giant Jelly Bins Jar, Huge Supply of Lollies

International Food Market at the Christmas Bazaar

Come and taste some delicious HOT FOOD

Nigerian, Indian, Polish, Caribbean, Ghanaian

AUCTION

at the Christmas Bazaar

 

Some amazing items go on AUCTION at 1pm

Including 4 London Explorer Passes worth £59 each

We are still accepting donations of:

CHOCOLATES, BOTTLES OF SPIRITS, TOILETRIES, TOYS, CHILDREN’S BOOKS, GAMES, CDS, DVDs, CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND DECORATIONS, JEWELLERY, RAFFLE PRIZES, GIFTS, WINE, SWEETS…   GIFT BAGS Needed    

          Could you ask the company you work for to donate a raffle prize by     handing in our request for a raffle prize letter?                                                                             To VOLUNTEER at the Bazaar contact:                                                                                         Sabrina on 07718 945434 or Jackie on 07708 661216 

Bexley Winter Night Shelter says THANK YOU

A “BIG” thank you to Bexleyheath Rock Choir, the Social Committee and all those who attended the Rock Choir fundraising concert last Saturday. Not only did it raise a magnificent £1,400 for the Shelter it was a really enjoyable evening.  The shelter will open on 2 January and close on 24 March 2019.  If you would like to volunteer you are required to attend one of the following training sessions:

  • Wednesday 14 Nov at 7.00pm – Belvedere Baptist Church, 50 Nuxley Road, DA17 5JG
  • Saturday 24 Nov at 2.00pm at Welling Baptist Church

Please feel free to invite anybody else who might be interested in volunteering or just wants to find out more about this ministry caring for rough sleepers.

It would be helpful if you would let Melvyn know which you session you would like to attend via this year’s project email address  mf.bws2019@gmail.com

BEXLEY INTERFAITH FORUM

On 21 June 2018, Our Lady of the Angels hosted Bexley Interfaith Forum meeting.  The topic of our discussion was PRAYER. Br Martin welcomed leaders of many faith traditions in Bexley. The participants included: 

  • Christ Church in Erith (Church of England)
  • St James’s Piccadilly(Church of England) 
  • Saint Paulinus Church in Crayford Crayford (Church of England) 
  • Crayford Mosque (Islam) 
  • Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple in Belvedere, (Sikhism)
  • Representative of Bahá’í Faith  
  • United Methodists Church
  • Catford and Bromley Synagogue (Judaism) 
  • Queen Street Baptism Church in Erith 
  • Police Officers from Bexley Metropolitan Police

The Bexley Interfaith Forum meets about once every 3 months at a different venue – often at a worship centre – and seeks to include and hear the voices of all faith traditions present at each of its gatherings. To find out more about Bexley Interfaith forum please visit: https://bexleyinterfaithforum.org

 

Friary News

We say see you later to Br. Zbigniew, as he leaves for Rome on Tuesday, to take part in a formation course. We pray he enjoys his experience and look forward to him returning at the end of May.

 

Following the recent Provincial Council meeting the following changes to the Erith Fraternity have been agreed with effect from the beginning of September:  Br. Lucjan will be leaving us for Oxford where he will take up the role of Post-Novitiate Director, Br. Martin in addition to his responsibility as Parish Priest is appointed Guardian of the house and Br. Gordon will be returning to Erith as Assistant Priest and Vicar

The Penitential Pilgrimage for Men

 

Organised by Br Zbigniew, took place on the 16th March 2018. Men of the Our Lady of the Angels parish walked to the Shrine of the Glorious Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Simon Stock in Aylesford. We conquer the distance of 17 miles during the 6 hours night walk!!!

 

Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life and Peace in the British Isles

This was a day of Pilgrimage and Prayer for the re-flourishing of our Faith, for the grace to build a culture of Life and for true Peace to reign in the hearts of all peoples & Nations.

Recently the faithful of Poland and Ireland have responded to what they sense as a movement of the Holy Spirit to gather around the coasts of their nations and pray to Jesus, the Divine Mercy, for a renewal of faith and respect for human life through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary. Having witnessed this, a number of the lay faithful in the British Isles – England, Scotland, Wales and their Isles – have felt the same inspiration and urge to respond. 

12th Erith Scout Group

Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.

For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative.  It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips. 
Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings. 

Thinking about joining 12th Erith Scout Group?

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