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This Friday At Our Ladye Star of the Sea 

Music for Midsummer The 9.00am Choir has prepared a lovely set of melodies for a Charity Evening this week in the church at OLSS at 7.30. Fr Kevin will give a brief presentation about the building and our endeavours to get a restoration project under way. 

 This Sunday Children’s First Holy Communion 

Mass at 12.30 at OLSS 

Next Sunday June 23rd Children’s First Holy Communion 

St Joseph 12.00 Noon 

Young People’s Retreat June 23rd 

Presentation of FHC Children to OLSS Parish 

Sunday June 30th 12.30 (Combined) Young Adult Confirmation OLSS 


Come & join us on the afternoon of Sunday, 14th July in the garden of OLSS. Tickets are on sale after weekend Masses. Adults £10, Children £5 (under 12). Tickets include buffet. (ham, quiche, sausage rolls, salads, French bread, cheeses & pate etc. Strawberries & cream). Email: [email protected] 

We need more items for the Auction! Let us know by next weekend. 

ST URSULA’S summer fair raffle is now live! Please spread the word! The “FOSTUR” draw will take place on Saturday 13th July 2019. We have amazing donations in prizes, so dig deep and purchase a ticket or few!!! Ticket costs £5 

Our New Archbishop 

On 10th June 2019 Bishop John Wilson was announced as the new Archbishop of Southwark by Pope Francis following the retirement of Archbishop Peter Smith. The installation will take place is on 25th July 2019, the Feast of St James the Apostle. He is a man of wide experience who hails from Sheffield and has served as an aux Bishop in Westminster since 2016 


Jack W, Annie S, John E, Nick C, HE. Basil Hume, Jeanne B, Cornelius D, Rosemary B, James H, Bartholmew H, Dr Viga K, Richard C, William A, James, Margaret & Thomas M

May they Rest in Peace 

Thankyou for your Offering 

OLSS June 9th £526
St Josephs 26th £343 Toilet Plan £67
2nd £382 2nd Cl £25
9th £384 CTEW £36 Toilet Plan £85 

Baptism Preparation 

The next preparation evening will be Wednesday July 10th at 7.00pm in the parish rooms at OLSS. 

OLSS Big Church Clean
Wednesday 26th June from 7.30 

60+ Group 

Welcome again at the Dominican Convent in Hyde Vale from 2.00pm this Thursday. 

My Sincere thanks to so many people for all your cards and greetings and to so many people who were with my family at the time of Mums funeral last week especially from St Joseph’s. 

Fr Kevin 

Day for life 

This Sunday is designated as a “Day for Life”. The theme focuses our thoughts and prayers on victims of domestic abuse. The 2nd collections nationwide help to fund various projects across the UK. Visit: 

OLG School Teaching Ass Vacancy 88582262 

The Man At The Back Of The Church. 

The man at the back of the church for 70 years was my Dad, Paddy Curran. Paddy came to Greenwich in 1948, from Cappaquin, County Waterford, Ireland. Looking for work, he stayed just yards away from here, when he first got married to his beloved Frances, a blind date mind, in 1960, they were blessed with 5 children. Paddy moved to Charlton in 1968, and got the bus to Our Lady Star of the Sea every Sunday. He worked alongside many priests including. Mgr Farrell, Fr McCarthy, Fr Murphy, Fr Lavery & Fr Kevin, and doing many jobs: Greeter, Altar Server, collection, teaching the Altar Servers. He cleaned and painted the church many times. He was presented with The Benemerenti Medal, from the Pope for 60 years service to Our Lady Star of the Sea, which Dad wore with great pleasure. Dad’s health waned, over the years, believe it or not, he had 2 heart attacks, 2 triple heart bypass ops, heart failure, kidney failure, COPD, Emphysema, Epilepsy, fluid retention and many, many bouts of pneumonia. His walking declined too. But you would have never realised it, he never showed it. Dad came with Frances and me for the last 3 years in a wheelchair, which he hated. Gradually I took up his roll, while he took great pleasure telling me right from wrong as he sat with that beaming smile and dignity. 

The biggest fight Paddy survived was the death of Mum on 28th September 2016 after 56 years of marriage and 61 years together. He missed her badly, less than a year later Paddy joined her in Heaven, 19th September 2017. Everyone would mention to me, who was the man at the back of the church who said hello every Sunday, Easter and Christmas, who loved all the children and babies, and put a smile on everyone’s face? I have the honour to say it was my Dad, my Hero Patrick, born 13/06/1928, died 19/09/2017, yes he was 89 (91 last week) you would have never realised it. 

May God Have Mercy on his Soul.
And may he Rest in Peace – Tom

2nd Collection Day for Life MASS CALENDAR FOR 15th –23rd JUNE 2019 

Saturday 15th Holy Baptism 12.30 James & Maria 

Mass OLSS 6.00pm Int: In Thanksgiving 

Sunday 16th Mass OLSS 9.00 Int: Ester C (RiP) 

The Most Holy Mass St J’s 10.00 Int: Dax M & Kay M 

Trinity Mass OLSS 11.00 Int: Parish & People 

Mass OLSS 12.30 Children’s First Holy Communion 

Monday 17th No Mass on Monday 

Tuesday 18th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Rosemary B & Nick C (RiP) 

Mass St J’s 7.00 Int: Florence K (RiP Ann) 

Wednesday 19th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Fr John Lavery (Ordination Ann) 

Thursday 20th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Parish & People (Lieu of Sunday) 

St Alban the Martyr Mass St J’s 11.00 Int: Margaret L (RiP) 

Friday 21st Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Anne S & Elizabeth M (RiP) 

Nuptial Mass Wedding of Ian H & Amanda B 

Music for Midsummer OLSS 7.30 in Church 

Saturday 22nd Nuptial Mass Wedding of Patrick T & Tatania H 

Mass OLSS 6.00pm Int: Bernadette O (WB) 

Sunday 23rd Mass OLSS 9.00 Int: Richard C (RiP 8th Ann) 

Corpus Christi Mass St J’s 10.00 Int: Irene R (RiP) 

Mass OLSS 11.00 Int: Paddy & Frances C (BD) 

Mass St J’s 12.00 Children’s First Holy Communion 

Thursday St Alban (3rdC) was the first British martyr. All we know about him is all we need to know: that he lived at Verulamium (St Albans) in the mid 3rd century. During a period of severe persecution, he was faced unexpectedly with a simple, decision: He chose to confess faith in Christ and was executed by the Roman authorities. Time may come when we may need to face that same decision ourselves! Longstanding devotion to his memory causes the name of his city 

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