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)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via this 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: £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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PRIEST TRAINING FUND COLLECTION – This weekend
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: www.rcaos.org.uk/donate/PTF
God Bless, Fr Doug
We welcome Lyla Kilkenny into our Church at the 10.30 mass. Congratulations to her family
PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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..
PARISH BARN DANCE
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
SAFEGUARDING EVENT – SATURDAY 28TH MAY 2022
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 www.stmcomprehensive.org/Support-Staff-Vacancies/