SUNDAY 13th March 2022
2nd SUNDAY of LENT
Readings: Genesis 15:5-12 Philippians 3:1 7-4 Luke 9:28-36.
Sat 12th Mar 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Ken Crump RIP (Kilcullen)
Sun 13th Mar. 2nd of SUNDAY LENT
08.30 Emily & Aidan O’Neill (Keenan)
10.30 William Dawson-Asaam RIP (Asaam)
Mon 14th Mar 10.30 Funeral Mass for Tina Troy-Dymock
Tues 15th Mar. 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Donal & Patrick Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)
Weds 16th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 John Larkin RIP (Larkin family)
Fri 18th Mar 09.15 St Cyril Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Rex Wheatley RIP (Wheatley family)
10.30 Stations of the Cross
Sat 19th Mar 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Marie Sullivan (Sullivan family)
Sun 20th Mar 3rd SUNDAY OF LENT
08.30 Private Intention (Jones)
10.30 Mary Malin RIP (Hollis)
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, (new name) 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 collection last week: £ 971.39 incl standing orders
Second collection for Poor Parishes £ 193.47
This week’s 2nd collection is for CAFOD
Next week’s 2nd collection is for Bexley Developing World Project
• 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
I am inspired by the initiative of the Children’s Liturgy Group to support the people of Ukraine – see below. To be honest, I am also salivating! Meanwhile we continue to offer prayers:
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. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
BAKE AND DONATE FOR UKRAINE – SUNDAY 3RD APRIL. The Children’s liturgy group are planning a fundraiser for Ukraine. We will be holding a Cake Sale as this is a great way to raise money and a positive way to get everyone involved. The sale will take place on Sunday 3rd April after 10.30 mass. All donations welcome so please get baking! Cakes, biscuits, muffins, sausage rolls, anything you can muster and please spread the word, we want to raise as much money as possible. All monies raised will be donated to The Red Cross. Thank you all so much in anticipation. Angela – Children’s Liturgy Group
Family Fast Day was Friday 11 March and we remember that there are many people who need our love and support all around the world. children experiencing malnutrition as we will hear at Mass or, as we are seeing now in Ukraine, families affected by conflict. Your small act of love can make big things happen. Donations to CAFOD at Masses this weekend will reach families around the world, enabling local experts to provide support to families in times of need or conflict. You can donate in church using a CAFOD envelope or by visiting the CAFOD website: cafod.org.uk/lent or by donating online in the church porch. John Rayer, parish CAFOD representative
PLANNED GIVING AND GIFT AID BOXES
Please collect your Boxes of Offertory envelopes from the back of the Church. Many thanks.
A RETREAT FOR LENT:
You can still sign up to rtake part in the rest of our diocesan ‘retreat at home’ called “Saving Grace”. You will receive an email with links to a 25 minute video. You will also receive materials for your prayer and reflection. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org
We also reproduce the written version each wekk and this is 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
PARISH QUIZ NIGHT PLANNED FOR APRIL.
More details to follow. Watch this space.
KEN CRUMP RIP
Christine and family would like to most sincerely thank the parish for Ken’s memorable funeral service and for the many cards and Mass intentions that comfort us. Visitors, unfamiliar with parish life, were most impressed by the warmth, welcome and supportive ethos and the streaming facility. Thank you!
A special thanks for the generous Kharkiv donations in lieu of flowers which have been transferred. If anyone would like an up-date of their current dread-full circumstances, please e mail ckcrump@ hotmail com.