SUNDAY 6th March 2022
1st SUNDAY of LENT
Readings: Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Romans 10:8-13 Luke 4:1-13.
SERVICES FOR WEEK 5th – 13th March 2022
Sat 5th Mar 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Fiona, Lillie-Mai & Riley (Staden)
Sun 6th Mar 1st SUNDAY OF LENT
08.30 Edward Jones RIP (Jones)
10.30 John Hughes RIP (Hughes)
Mon 7th Mar 09.15 ss Perpetua & Felicity Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Margaret Leech (Staden)
Tues 8th Mar 09.15 St John of God Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Beth & Mick Minihane (Sheehan)
Weds 9th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Ken Crump RIP (M.Fitzpatrick)
Fri 11th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Mae & Tim Boynihan RIP (Sheehan))
10.30 Stations of the Cross
Sat 12th Mar 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Mae & Tim Moynihan RIP (Sheehan)
Sun 13th Mar 2nd SUNDAY OF LENT
08.30 Emily & Aidan O’Neill (Keenan)
10.30 William Dawson-Asaam RIP (Asaam)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via the link.
Recordings are available. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS Bexley, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.
Many thanks for your collections last week: £ 1054.16 incl standing orders
Second collection for AIC – Homeless People £ 293.97
This week’s 2nd collection is for Poor Parishes
Next week’s 2nd collection is for CAFOD
• Please sanitise your hands on entry and wear facial coverings, unless medically exempt
• Holy water stoups are now refilled and the water will be changed each week
• The Sunday Parish Missals are available. Many chose to keep a copy at home and you may continue to do so.
Otherwise feel free to return your copy and reclaim the deposit you left.
• A physical sign of peace is allowed but please don’t shake hands – except with family.
• For the time being, Holy Communion must continue to be given under one kind only.
• Your offertory contributions should be made on entry in the baskets at the door.
The news is very depressing at the moment, isn’t it? Day after day we hear of the suffering and distress being imposed on the people of Ukraine by Mr Putin and the mighty Russian military forces. It seems that we are completely powerless to do anything to prevent it. A few token efforts to inconvenience some of Mr Putin’s supporters seems fairly futile.
However we can at least pray for the people of Ukraine, and as our side of the prayer, determine to insist that our government offers refuge to those who are fleeing for their lives.
We have been offered this prayer:
Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine,
For all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them.
We pray too for those already injured or bereaved, and we pray for the dead.
We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.
We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis,
we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in such great need.
May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality
for the people of Ukraine and for the whole world.
We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
A RETREAT FOR LENT:
Make some space to develop your relationship with God this Lent. Sign up for our diocesan ‘retreat at home’ called “Saving Grace”. Every week you will receive an email with links to a 25 minute video in which our Archbishop John will introduce the theme and the reading. Chris Chapman will deliver the retreat, with others contributing. You will also receive materials to use in your own prayer and reflection. All you have to have to do is sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will reproduce the weekly material and make copies available in the foyer.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
We will follow the Way of the Cross in church each Friday morning during Lent after mass
STOP NEW ABORTION THREAT
Baroness Sugg has tabled an amendment to the Health and Care Bill that would make ‘DIY’ at-home abortion permanent. It is vital that as many Peers as possible oppose this amendment.
Right To Life UK has launched an easy-to-use tool on its website that makes it easy for you to send an email to a randomly-assigned Peer asking them to oppose the amendment. Please visit www.righttolife.org.uk/DIYabortionthreat to contact your MP now. It only takes two minutes.
PARISH QUIZ NIGHT PLANNED FOR APRIL. More details to follow. Watch this space.
VACANCY – PRIESTS’ WELFARE OFFICER
Currently there is a vacancy for a Priests’s Welfare Office. For further details please go to the Diocesan Website – www.rcsouthwark.co.uk
Many thanks to those who have already renewed your parking permit. You should have a sticker for your car windscreen and a padlock key if you think you might need one. If you need either of the above, please contact the parish office, preferably by email.