SUNDAY 22nd May 2022
6th SUNDAY OF EASTER
Readings: Acts 14:21-27, Psalm 144 Apocalypse 21:1-5, John 13:31-35
Sat 21st May 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Beth Jefferson RIP (Friends)
Sun 22nd May 6th SUNDAY of EASTER
08.30 Edward Przydrozny RIP (Przydrozna)
10.30 Ken Crump RIP (McCarthy)
Mon 23rd May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Audrey O’Hara RIP (Frake)
Tues 24th May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Oscar Braganza (Almeida)
Weds 25th May 09.15 ss Bede & Gregory Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Ken Crump RIP (Wheatley)
Thurs 26th May 09.15 Ascension HDO Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Claude-Hume Almeida RIP (Almeida)
19.30 For the Parish
Fri 27th May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Derek Botterill RIP (Botterill)
Sat 28th May 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Fr Francis Hartley RIP (Parish)
Sun 29th May 7th SUNDAY of EASTER
08.30 Andy Perkins RIP (King)
10.30 Anne & John Rayer (Choir)
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.
Your offertory contributions can be made on entry in the baskets at the door or…
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: £949.81 Including standing orders
Next week 2nd Collection World Communications Day
CERTIFICATE OF TAX LETTERS
Please collect them from the back of the Church if you have requested one.
OUR PARISH HALL
Our hall is available for hire. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at ANY time for enquiries and our hall secretary will get back to you. Please do not telephone the parish office or Fr Doug’s emergency mobile number, if you can avoid it.
From The Conference of Bishops of England and Wales on THE SUNDAY OBLIGATION:
Since the beginning of the pandemic our judgment has been that the Sunday Obligation has been impeded and could be be fulfilled in other ways. Thank God that this situation has now changed. Most people have resumed normal activities, so we believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply.
We understand there will still be some who do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of to attend Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation.
God Bless, Fr Doug
PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Many thanks to all those who attended last week.
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 be on sale after each Sunday mass 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 A Reminder!
*Children’s Liturgy * Altar Servers * Special Ministers * Catechists * SVP * Volunteer Drivers
* Choir Leader
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 you.. The process requires you 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.
Secretary to Episcopal Vicar for South East London
and Commissions for Racial Equality and Education
This is initially a 12 month contract for 3 days per week, based in Blackheath to support the newly created Episcopal Vicar function. This is a senior secretarial position which requires someone with considerable previous secretarial experience and excellent organisational skills. Must be self-motivated.
Diocesan Central Services Administrator
Based in Bowen House, SE1 this is a full time administrative position which will provide support for a variety of functions as well as covering reception duties. Must have previous admin/secretarial experience and be very adaptable to changing priorities.
Full details of both jobs are available on the Diocesan website: Vacancies: Archdiocese of Southwark (rcsouthwark.co.uk)
St. Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive – Chaplain
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/