Eucharistic Ministers Ministers of Holy Communion or Eucharistic ministers assist the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at communion on Sundays and weekday masses. Eucharistic Ministers also bring Holy Communion to the sick in their homes.
Readers Ministers of the Word or Readers have the important task of proclaiming the Word of God contained in the Holy Scriptures at Sundays and weekday Masses. If you would like to train to be a Reader please speak to the Parish Priest.
Altar Servers For hundreds of years young people have assisted priests by serving at Mass. If you are in Year 3 and would like to train to become a server please speak to the Parish Priest.
Choir Music and singing is a very significant aspect of our liturgical gatherings. Choir normally sings at the 5.30pm Mass on Saturday, 10.30am Sunday Mass and 12.30 Polish Mass.
Scripture Study Group Meets on Friday evenings at 7.30 in the Friary. Contact: Lynne Simpson 01322 348 203
Sunday’s Coffee Morning
The Coffee Morning after the 8.30 Mass has been happening for several years and we have many loyal coffee and tea drinkers! Most of the Brothers also pop in for a chat and a snack so it’s a very sociable way to continue our Sunday. It could be even better if more parishioners came to join us for coffee, tea, snacks and the all important chat. There are no fixed prices – just donations – and all profits are given to charity and/or the parish funds. In the past we have supported the Youth of our parish, the Depaul Society which helps young people, the Passage which helps the homeless. More recently we have donated to the Firefighters appeal, British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support and Evergreen. Since September, due to the immense generosity of the coffee morning friends, we have managed to donate £85 towards the Bexley Night Shelters, £100 for the Peru Orphanage and £100 towards our Church renovation fund. So you see, we can help others whilst enjoying ourselves. We have all made new friends so why not come and join us? You will be very welcome! For more on projects supported through the Coffee Morning please visit Our Charitable Projects section.
Little Church is run by a group of parents during school term-time during the 10.30 am and 12.30pm Polish Mass. It is designed to bring the liturgy to young children who have not yet made their first communion at a level they can more easily understand. Little Church takes place in one of the suits in the Angelus Centre (next to the Church)
100s Club 2018
This is very popular way of involving parishioners in raising funds for the Parish as well as providing cash prizes for the lucky winners. the club runs on a yearly basis with a monthly draw and an additional draw at Christmas.
- £12 per year for each number that you wish to purchase. Numbers will be kept for the whole year with the last draw taking place in December 2108.
- There is a monthly prize of £30 and an additional grand draw at Easter & Christmas subject to the number of members
- You can purchase as many numbers as you like
- 10% of the money goes to the Peru Orphanage and 50% of the remaining takings are allocated to the cash prize funds and 50% to the Parish
- Numbers will be issued by the Parish Organiser
- Anyone over the age of 16 may purchase a ticket (friends and family are welcome to purchase a ticket. they do not have to attend Our Lady of the Angels)
If you wish to join the 100s Club, please complete the form which you can find at the back of the Church and return it to the Parish Office by 28th January 2018
NiCCOLA Nigerian Catholic Community Association meets every 1st Sunday of the month. Please contact Mr Ade Odelusi on 07803 141075 for more details.
Parent’s Rosary (Polish prayers groups via WhatsApp application)
The Parents’ Rosary is based on the Living Rosary. It’s a group of 20 people who commit to reciting one decade of the rosary daily (1x Our Father, 10x Hail Mary, 1x Glory Be). Every day, a group of 20 parents is praying for all the children within the group.
It only takes 5 minutes to pray one decade. The knowledge that there are always 19 people praying for my children, even if I Forget, brings comfort and peace. You can join the Parents’ Rosary Initiative by calling Karolina on 07966203699
Parent’s Rosary (Polish version)
Róże Różańcowe Aktualnie mamy 5 Róż Rozancowych Rodziców za dzieci. W Różańcu Rodziców codziennie odmawiamy za nasze dzieci jedną dziesiątkę różańca, wspólnie z innymi rodzicami jednak nie spotykajac sie osobiscie.
Prosimy Boga o błogosławieństwo i ochronę dla naszych dzieci. W każdej Róży rozancowej jest 20 osób dzięki czemu codziennie w tej intencji odmówiony jest cały Różaniec.
Dodatkowo jest możliwość przylaczenia sie do Roz Rozancowych w poniższych intencjach:
- Modlimy sie regularnie za małżonków – (mamy juz 3 Róże)
- Za kapłanów – 1 Róża
- Za dzieci nienarodzone – 1 Róża
- Za pokój na świecie (w tej róży modlą się rowniez dzieci)
Dodatkowo co jakiś czas podejmowana jest przez chetnych Adopcja dziecka poczętego trwająca 9 miesiecy (modlitewne wstawiennictwo w intencji nieznanego poczetego dziecka zagrożonego aborcja) Są juz chętni do kolejnego 30 dniowego zawierzenia Maryi według Sw Ludwika Montfor.
Mamy także utworzone Margaretki za posługujących nam kapłanów. Wciąż jednak poszukujemy osób które chciałyby się przyłączyć (7 osób tworzy grupę z której każdy raz w tygodniu modli się wybraną modlitwa za określonego kaplana). Kontakt 07966203699
Bible study in Polish (Spotkania modlitewne w Klasztorze) Every Thursday at 8.00pm in the Friary. Just come along.
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.
|Beavers||Mondays||6.15 – 7.30pm||Tim Bermingham-Shaw (Beavers Leader)||07504 106372|
|Cubs||Mondays||7pm – 8.30pm||Jason Pearce. (Cubs Leader)||07450255970|
|Scouts||Mondays||7pm – 9pm||Mike Cookman (Scout Leader)||07986 759309|