SUNDAY 3rd April 2022
5th SUNDAY of LENT
Readings: Isaiah 43:16-21 Philippians 3:8-14 John 8:1-11.
Sat 2nd Apr 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Martin Gilligan RIP (C.Fitzpatrick)
Sun 3rd Apr 5th SUNDAY of LENT
08.30 Sonny Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)
10.30 Ken Crump RIP (Jones)
Mon 4th Apr 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Fiona Boome RIP (Howie)
Tues 5th Apr 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Foundation: Fr Thomas Power RIP
Weds 6th Apr 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Eddie Hensman RIP (Burt)
Fri 8th Apr 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Delia Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)
10.20 Stations of the Cross
Sat 9th Apr 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Aidan and Dwayne (Fernandes)
Sun 10th Apr PALM SUNDAY
08.30 Sonny Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)
10.30 Ken Crump RIP (Burt)
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: £ 974.59 incl standing orders
Second collection this week for Ukraine
- Please sanitise your hands on entry and wear facial coverings, unless medically exempt.
- 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
THE UNIVERSE CATHOLIC WEEKLY
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First of all, I hope you are well! So many seem to have fallen victim in recent weeks to the Covid virus, but thankfully I haven’t heard of any parishioner with the very serious symptoms. We should though, be extra diligent in the precautions we take in church and in the hall. Let’s be as safe as we can.
We are continuing to work through all the offers of assistance that arose from the stewardship campaign this year.Your response was marvelous. It does take a while however, to put everything in place so if you haven’t received a response yet, please be patient. Equally if you have been thinking about offering your services, your gifts or talents to our community then now would be a good time as we recruit new teams and form new rotas.
BAKE AND DONATE FOR UKRAINE The Children’s liturgy group are holding a Cake Sale today after 10.30 mass. Cakes, biscuits, muffins, sausage rolls, should all be available. All funds raised will be donated to The Red Cross. Our retiring collection box will be in the Church foyer for any who can’t support the sale itself but who want to contribute. Thank you in anticipation.
Angela – Children’s Liturgy Group
(See the “Events” page for more information and pictures from the cake sale)
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 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
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 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 your own nibbles. Raffle Tickets available after mass or ring Anne Rayer 07855 785331
CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES AUGUST 19TH TO 26TH2022
Please look for booking details on www.tangney-tours.com.
working with homeless people is raising funds through the Big Give – a matched giving scheme. Every £1 donated online by 12 noon on Tuesday 19 April makes £2 or £2.25 if you are a taxpayer. Please visit: https://bit.ly/BigGiveMarch22 to support the campaign.