SUNDAY 5th December 2021
2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Readings: Baruch 5:1-9, Psalm 125, Philippians 1:3-6. 8-11:.Luke 3:1-6.
SERVICES FOR WEEK 4th – 12th December 2021
Sat 4th Dec 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Ann-Monique Lee (Fogarty)
Sun 5th Dec 2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
08.30 Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)
10.30 Norma Brooker RIP (Frake)
Mon 6th Dec 09.15 St Nicholas, Bishop. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Gloria Bowden (Hughes)
Tues 7th Dec 09.15 St Ambrose. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Maura Walshe & Michael Dunne RIP (Kilcullen)
Weds 8th Dec 09.15 Immaculate Conception BVM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Joe Bird RIP (Hollis)
Fri 10th Dec 09.15 Our Lady of Loreto. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Stobbart Family (Connolly/Eida)
Sat 11th Dec 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Zoe Baker RIP (Duff)
Sun 12th Dec 3nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
08.30 Patricia Coyne RIP (Coyne)
10.30 Nina Szredski (Szredski family)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed on this website, via the link.
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Recordings are available for a week or so. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.
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TESS TRUMAN RIP: We are sorry to tell parishioners that our former choirmistress has died. Tess, with her late husband Les, were regarded by many as the “life and soul” of the parish and for many years no event in the church or hall was complete without them. Please remember them in your prayers.
In church please:
Continue to wear masks on Sundays unless you are in space or are exempt.
At weekday masses you only need to wear masks if you are close to someone else.
Socially distance 1metre. In other words, keep a space between yourself and anyone else.
Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry.
We all recognise that the days are cold and the nights are colder, just the conditions in which Covid thrives! With the Omicron variant also doing its rounds it is prudent for us to be extra vigilant and in particular to follow the current guidelines meticulously in church. Please remember to wear face coverings on Sundays and keep a distance from others.
I also remind you not to leave Christmas cards in the foyer for others to pick up, as we used to do.
Advent calendars are still available for purchase from the shop before and after the 8.30 mass or from the hall after the 10.30 mass. Come the new year, we really must try and find some volunteers to staff the shop counter – at least once a month, maybe! Thanks to Kate for continuing to manage it though.
The diocesan spirituality commission has produced a prayerful thought for each day of Advent. To receive them each day as an email free of charge go to southwarkdsc.org.uk and sign up.
CONFIRMATION 2022 – We invite candidates for Confirmation. This year’s programme will begin (if there are sufficient numbers) in January 2022. Anyone currently in Year 8 or above is eligible to apply. Application forms are in the Church Porch. Deadline is Sunday 19th December 2021.
SENIOR CITIZENS ADVENT TEA – FRIDAY DECEMBER 10TH 1.30 PM – 3 PM
At St. Catherine’s Catholic School, Watling Street, Bexleyheath, DA5 7QJ All Senior Citizens welcome to attend – RSVP 01322 556333.
CAROL SERVICE – SUNDAY, 12th DECEMBER AT 3 PM The story of the Nativity will be read by the youngsters and carols sung. Children of all ages, dressed as angels, shepherds or kings are very welcome. I am sorry that owing to the COVID situation it has been decided not to offer refreshments after the service.
SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION
We have to liaise with other nearby parishes but it will either be on the Monday or Tuesady of the last week of Advent at 7.00 p.m.
MASSES AT CHRISTMAS
Christmas Day is a Saturday so here is how it is going to look:
Friday Christmas Eve: 6.00 and 10.00 p.m
Saturday Christmas Day: 8.30 and 10.30 a.m – no evening mass!
Sunday feast of Holy Family: 8.30 and 10.30 a.m
NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY DISCO AT ST. JOHN FISHER – 8 PM UNTIL 1AM
Bring your own nibbles and the bar will be open. Tickets £10 per adult and £2 per child. For tickets contact Noel McCarthy on 07813890556 or 02083012479, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that hymn books used at mass are only allowed to be touched by one person within a 2 day period. Therefore,It is really important that you return your book to the foyer after mass and not rely on someone else picking it up afterwards. Thank you for your co-operation.