SUNDAY 27th March 2022
4th SUNDAY of LENT
Readings: Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 33 St.Paul 2 Corinthians:5 17-12 Luke 15:1-3 11-32.
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)
Mon 28tht Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Dec members of Sheehan family (Sheehan)
Tues 29th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Delia Willis RIP (Wilkes)
Weds 30th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Ken Crump RIP (Speed)
Fri 1st April 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 SERVICE OF READINGS AND HOLY COMMUNION
10.20 Stations of the Cross
Sat 2nd April 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Martin Gilligan RIP (C. Fitzpatrick)
Sun 3rd April 5th SUNDAY OF LENT
08.30 Sonny Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)
10.30 Ken Crump RIP (Jones)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via the link.
Recordings are available for about a month. 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: £ 957.37 incl standing orders
Second collection for Bexley Developing World Project £ 112.46
- 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
- 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
CATHOLIC HERALD and MAGNIFICAT
The digital Holy Week and April issues are available, free, at: www.magnificat.com/april
I have been away for a few days this week walking some of the South Downs Way. It is an ancient path from Winchester to Eastbourne. What freedom there is to enjoy! How far away from Ukraine can you get, in so many ways? And still, the people there might be out of sight but they are not out of mind, and likewise those who have fled. Most of us can do little about it, but there are many who can and do. Let us not talk about unsung heroes who take in refugees and help in so many other ways. Let us celebrate them, their generosity and their lives. We thank and praise God for them.
We have another opportunity next weekend to offer some support through the Children’s cake sale. We will have our retiring collection box in the Church foyer for any who can’t support the sale itself but who want to augment the proceeds.
BAKE AND DONATE FOR UKRAINE – SUNDAY 3RD APRIL
The Children’s liturgy group are running a fundraiser for Ukraine. We will be holding a Cake Sale next 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
Holy Week begins the week after next. If we don’t plan for things they often pass us by, and the events and services of Holy Week can do just that. We jump from Jesus entering Jerusalem to his resurrection, with no stops in between! Please put in your diary the Holy Week services and try to be part of them. The Church describes the sacred celebrations as The Easter Triduum:
Holy Thursday 8.00 p.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper, with Remembrance of the Washing of the Apostles’Feet
Silent prayer remembering Jesus at in the Garden of Gethsemane
Good Friday 3.00 p.m.
Solemn Reading of the Passion according to St. John
Universal Prayers of the Church
Adoration and Veneration of the Holy Cross
A Service of Holy Communion
Easter Vigil 8.00 p.m.
Service of Light & Proclamation of easter
Vigil of Readings from Old and New Testaments
Mass of Easter Night
PLANNED GIVING AND GIFT AID BOXES
There are still a few boxes to be collected. If you see someone’s address on a box close to where you live, please lend a hand by taking it and putting it through their door. Many thanks.
A RETREAT FOR LENT:
A printed summary of this week’s talk is in the foyer in front of the Sprituality notice board.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
We will follow the Way of the Cross in church each Friday morning during Lent after mass
PARISH QUIZ NIGHT.
Friday 29 April 7.30pm. £8 per ticket. Tables of 6 persons. Licensed bar. Bring own nibbles. Raffle. Tickets available after mass or ring Anne Rayer 07855 785331
CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES AUGUST 19TH TO 26TH 2022
Please look for booking details on http://www.tangney-tours.com.