SUNDAY 9th May, 2021
6th SUNDAY OF EASTER
Readings: Acts; 10;25-26, 34-35. 44-48 Psalm 97, 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17
SERVICES FOR WEEK 8th – 16th May 2021
Sat 8 May 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Sarah Ward RIP (Kevan Family)
Sun 9 May 6th SUNDAY OF EASTER
08.30 Iris Keefe (Frake)
10.30 Joan Aspeek at 90 (Wheatley)
Web – available anytime For the Parish
Mon 10 May PKM
Tues 11 May 09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)
Weds 12 May 09.30 St Pancras Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Norma Brooker RIP (Frake)
Thurs 13 May 09.30 Ascension HDO Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Dennis Opora RIP (Frake)
19.30 Private Intention (Sullivan)
Fri 14 May 09.30 St Matthias Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Brian Keeley RIP (Connolly)
Sat 15 May 11.00 Confessions
18.00 For the Parish
Sun 16 May 7th SUNDAY OF EASTER
08.30 Audrey O’Hara RIP (Frake)
10.30 Deceased Members of the Lyons Family
Web – available anytime Foundation Mass for Serse Cima
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Ken Creasy has retired from his role as parish accountant. On behalf of Brian Fernandez, Chair of the Finance Committee and on behalf of us all I say a huge and heartfelt thank you, Ken for all that you have done for the Church here in this parish over many years. Over recent years there have been significant changes in the way the diocese regulates finances, and you have provided much needed stability during these challenging times.
I am very pleased that Sandeep Monteiro has stepped up to replace Ken and oversee the financial accounting of the parish. We are deeply grateful.
May I remind you all that on Thursday we celebrate the solemnity of The Ascension of the Lord. Our masses are at 10 in the morning and 7.30 in the evening
God Bless Fr Doug
FREE ITEMS FOR CARE OF THE HOUSEBOUND
A parishioner is happy to donate a Stairlift Chair (330 cm run) and also a 4-wheeled rollator with 2 trays for indoor use. Please contact Fr Doug if you’d like one or other or both!
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR AT SIDCUP.
St Lawrence of Canterbury Church, Sidcup is a busy, friendly parish with a large number of lay people assisting in various ministries, sacramental preparation and organisations that make up our parish family. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Parish Administrator (Part Time) to provide administrative support to the Parish office by implementing and maintaining office systems, processes and procedures. To be considered for the role, please send a CV and covering letter (no longer than one side of A4) to Fr Paul Kyne. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Full Job description is available on St Lawrence of Canterbury website https://www.stlsidcup.org/
THE PARISH HALL
As Covid restrictions ease we will be able to make more and more use of our marvellous parish hall. Different activities will be permitted but until June at the earliest, we cannot enjoy our usual social/hospitality functions. We can still hope that Sunday June 26th will be the first day we can enjoy refreshments after mass, and if that is so then we will surely mark the occasion – a generous parishioner has offered to buy the first round!
Meanwhile, you will be pleased to hear that we have installed a new boiler and are upgrading the whole heating system.
FATHER FRANCIS HARTLEY RIP
Fr Francis’ anniversary is on 28th May, and so the mass that morning will be for the repose of his soul, and will have special prayers for the occasion. The web mass that weekend will also be for him so that friends and relations elsewhere can engage. Covid restrictions prevent us from doing much else at this time.
LES CONNOR RIP
We are sorry to announce also the death of Rob (“Les”) Connor. His funeral will be on Monday 24th may at 10.00 a.m.
Covid-19 vaccine confidence webinar
A Covid-19 vaccine confidence webinar has been organised for the faithful of Dioceses of Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster, with the cooperation of Hertfordshire County Council and Hammersmith & Fulham Council, and other local authorities. It will take place on Saturday 15th May 2021 from 10am to 11.30am and will feature a panel of eminent medical experts led by Prof Kevin Fenton, Regional Director of Public Health London. The panel will share the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccines. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions anonymously. To join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/99627319556 Passcode: 546617
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