SUNDAY 8th May 2022 

4th SUNDAY OF EASTER – Good Shepherd Sunday

Readings: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm:99  Apocalypse 7:9, 14-17 John 10:27-30


Sat       7th May      17.30              Confessions

                               18.00              Pet Kilcullen (Kilcullen)


Sun     8th May         4th SUNDAY of EASTER                                       

                               08.30              Holy Souls     

                               10.30              Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)


Mon    9th May     09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

                             10.00              Deacon Michael Baldry RIP (Asaam family)


Tues   10th May    09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00              For the Parish


Weds  11th May    09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00              Tina Troy-Dymock RIP (Wheatley)


Fri       13th May    09.15   Our Lady of Fatima       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00              Tony Frake (Choir) 


Sat      14th May      17.30              Confessions

                                18.00              Win Morden RIP (Friends)


Sun     15th May       5th SUNDAY of EASTER

                                 08.30              For the Parish           

                                10.30              Deceased Relatives & Friends (Lyons family)



All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via this link.

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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:                      £976.25         Including standing orders

Mission Appeal Verona Fathers for Comboni  Mission  £366.61

This Week                                                                 Priest’s Training Fund      



·      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



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Dear Parishioners



On Good Shepherd Sunday we pray for vocations to the priesthood and we have our annual coolection to pay for the training of priests.

The priesthood has always been essential to the life of the Church. Once ordained, our priests dedicate their lives to serving Christ in various ministries in our diocese.

We currently have 6 men in formation to the priesthood for our diocese. We are blessed to have them but it costs £30,000 per year to sponsor each seminarian and the y study for 6 years before ordination! We do therefore need your financial support as well as your prayers. Please be prepared to give generously. You may prefer to donate online:


                                                God Bless,                Fr Doug



We welcome Lyla Kilkenny into our Church at the 10.30 mass. Congratulations to her family



This will take place after the 10.30 mass on Sunday 15th  May, starting about 12 noon. You are all very welcome to attend. The bars will be open for refreshments beforehand.. 



You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 18 June from 7.30 until 10.30pm. (Bar open from 7pm).  Great fun for all the family.  No experience necessary!  Tickets will go on sale after each Sunday mass from next weekend until 12 June.  Adults £8/Child £4.  Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303

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Like most parishes up and down the country we are heavily reliant on parish volunteers who give up their time, energy and skills to ensure our parish community flourishes. Some groups of volunteers are required to have a current DBS check in order to fulfill their roles because they supervise or potentially come into contact with children or vulnerable adults. We need to ensure that all of our volunteers for the following groups are covered:

*Children’s Liturgy * Altar Servers * Special Ministers * Catechists * SVP * Volunteer Drivers

* Choir Leader

To help with this the Parish Safeguarding Team and representatives from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team will be here on Saturday 28th May 2022 from 9.00 -12.00 noon to process new DBS clearance for our volunteers. The process is relatively straightforward but you will need to attend with three pieces of identification including photographic evidence such as a passport or driving licence and a current utility bill/ bank statement/P60 with your current address.

Thank you very much and looking forward to seeing you on the 28th –  Parish Safeguarding Team



Please note a revised rota for week commencing Monday, 2 May is available for collection from the cleaners cupboard in the Sacristy. We now have two new groups. Each group will clean every ten weeks instead of six weeks previously.


CHAPLAIN REQUIRED – St. Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive – Eltham SE9 

The successful candidate will be a practicing catholic with an approachable demeanour and friendly way of relating to young adults. Closing date: 5 June, 2022.

For more details see