SUNDAY 20th March 2022
3rd SUNDAY of LENT
Readings: Exodus 3:1-8; Paul 10:1-6 Luke 13:1-9.
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)
Mon 21st Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Joe & Gary RIP (Sheehan)
Tues 22nd Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Eileen Wheatley (Hughes)
Weds 23rd Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 SERVICE OF READINGS AND HOLY COMMUNION
Fri 25th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Zac Staples (Beattie)
10.20 Stations of the Cross
Sat 26th Mar 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Ludu D’Mello (Fernandes)
Sun 27th Mar 4th SUNDAY OF LENT (Mothering Sunday)
08.30 Colette Hunt (Sheehan)
10.30 Joan Aspeek (Aspeek family)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via the link.
Recordings are available for about four weeks. 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: £ 927.49 incl standing orders
Second collection for CAFOD £ 613.47
This 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
We have endured another week of disheartening news from Ukraine alongside many moving stories of real love in action with such a wonderful response in many countries to the desperate plight of refugees. There seems to have been solidarity across large parts of the world. Who knew what the Ukrainian flag looked like prior to this crisis? People from so many nations have expressed their support both politically and practically. It is a marvellous grace that such solidarity across humanity should be made manifest. The light of goodness cannot be hidden or extinguished.
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
BEXLEY DEVELOPING WORLD PROJECT
This is a deanery based group that has existed for many years. It has offered support to a wide variety of small projects in the developing world in response to local requests. It will be discontinuing next year but is determined to honour commitments made up to now.
We would like to build our own parish group to help increase awareness of development issues and to support ther good works conducted in our name around the world. So watch this space for further information.
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:
A printed summary of this week’s talk is available in the foyer. Look for it in front of the Sprituality section of the notice boards.
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. It will take place on Friday 8th April in the Hall
On the one-year anniversary of the Ever Given ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal, Catholic charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) is hosting a webinar about modernisation in the shipping industry. It will look at the history of the container ship, the rise of the ultra-large container vessels, and explore what impact modernisation of the shipping industry has had on seafarers around the world. Please register now at www.stellamaris.org.uk/modernisation to join online on 23 March at 7.30pm to hear how shipping has changed in the last century, the impact this is having on seafarers today, and the important role Stella Maris has in supporting them.
Catholic Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes August 19th to 26th 2022
Please look for booking details on http://www.tangney-tours.com. Your travel insurance package will refund your fare if there is a genuine reason for needing to cancel before you are due to travel.