MOST HOLY TRINITY
Readings: Deuteronomy 4:32-34.39-40 Psalm 32, Romans 8:14-17, Matthew 28:16-20
SERVICES FOR WEEK 29TH May – 6th June 2021
Sat 29 May 11.00 Confessions
18.00 For the Parish
Sun 30 May MOST HOLY TRINITY
08.30 Kathleen Bowman RIP (Bowman)
10.30 Brian McKeever RIP (Hollis)
Web – available anytime Fr Francis Hartley RIP + Fr Ed Hartley RIP
Week 9 A
Mon 31 May PKM
Tues 1 June 09.30 St Justin Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Iris Keefe (Gillis/Connolly)
Weds 2 June 09.30 ss.Marcellinus + Peter Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Fri 4 June 09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Private Intention (Sullivan)
Sat 5 June 11.00 Confessions
18.00 John Bowman RIP (Bowman)
Sun 6 June THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI)
08.30 May Feeney RIP (McQuaid)
10.30 Rufina Roque RIP (Bernarte)
Web – available anytime For the Parish
SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE
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Emerging from Lockdown.
Restrictions are easing and the Church authorities have been carefully considering what we can and cannot do at this stage. We follow the advice carefully and so there will be a gradual lightening of our parish “lockdown procedures” as the weeks go by.
- We have reinstated a Eucharistic minister to help with the distribution of Holy Communion at the 10.30 mass and will do so at other masses in due course. The ministers will receive special training in safe Covid practice.
- This week we reintroduce the offertory procession of bread and wine as well as the “collection” as part of our liturgy, but the collection cannot be taken through a basket or pouch being passed along the rows. I ask you therefore to please make your offerings in the baskets as you ENTER the church so that the basket can be brought forward in the procession. If you forget there will still be a basket there at the exit.
- Social distancing of 1 metre is now all that is required, given that we are continuing to wear face coverings, that we are not positioned face to face, that the level of ventilation is high and that we are not yet returning to communal singing or recitation of the Gloria and Creed.
All change is difficult, even when it is change for the better! Meanwhile I remain immensely grateful to everyone for your cooperation and to all who have gone the extra mile to keep us safe, especially the stewards.
Those of you with Parish Missals will see that your current edition expired last week. You are able to exchange your edition for the next one before mass today. If you would like to start using one, then for a (returnable) deposit of £10 you can pick one up from today as well. We will need to use the same system of looking after our own personal copy for some time to come. Safety first!
“SOME DEFINITE SERVICE”:
Archbishop John is calling the Archdiocese of Southwark to be an ‘evangelising and missionary archdiocese.’ In response, the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis (AEC) is developing a missionary volunteer network consisting of prayer, people and parish plans – Some Definite Service. What might be your particular part to play in this, some definite service? For more information, visit: aec.rcaos.org.uk/sds.
Prayer is the starting point. As we pray for our Church, we also pray that we may be renewed ourselves. Let us pray that we may know more deeply the love of God for us and the hope he gives, so that others may also encounter him. Are you interested in joining our prayer partners praying for the mission of the archdiocese? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PARISH HALL
We are beginning to make more use of our hall. Different activities are now permitted but as yet we cannot enjoy our usual social/hospitality functions. We 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!
FATHER FRANCIS HARTLEY RIP
Fr Francis’ anniversary was on Friday and mass was celebrated for the repose of his soul with special prayers and readings for the occasion. The web mass this weekend will also be for him and his brother so that friends and relations elsewhere can engage.
RAYMOND SMITH RIP
We are sorry to announce the death of Ray. His funeral will be in Hawkinge with a small separate remembrance mass in Bexley. As soon as we know any other details, we will let you know.
Please print off this newsletter, using the screenshots below, and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.