SUNDAY 3rd July 2022
Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14, Psalm: 65, Gal 6:14-18, Luke 10:1-12 17-20 PAGE 105
Sat 2nd July 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Keith Burkinshaw (Kilcullen))
Sun 3rd July 14TH SUNDAY
08.30 John Easton RIP (Cannon)
10.30 Andre Gallard (Baxter)
18.00 Reception of Tony Frake RIP into Church
Mon 4th July 11.00 FUNERAL MASS for Tony Frake RIP
Tues 5th July No Mass Today (UCM Pilgrimage to Walsingham)
Weds 6th July 09.15 St Maria Goretti Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Katie Dunning (Wheatley)
Fri 8th July 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tony Frake RIP (M.Fitzpatrick)
Sat 9th July 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Dr Dick McCarthy RIP (Anna & Family)
Sun 10th July 15TH SUNDAY
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Wofa Addo (Asaam Family)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
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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…
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2nd Collection Wednesday : Peter’s Pence t.b.a.
Next Sunday: Apostleship of the Sea
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.
Please join us in the Hall for refreshments after the 10.30 mass
There was a big decision made in the USA regarding constitutional rights in the area of abortion.
· Based on our claim that human life begins at conception we, as Roman Catholics have always seen abortion as the unjustifiable killing of innocent unborn children.
· Others take a different view and do not believe that human life begins at conception. Consequently they are content to sanction the use of abortion on certain grounds.
· Some concede that life does actually begin at conception but believe it is still okay to take away that life for social or other reasons.
· The State, which cannot judge definitively when life does begin, finds itself in the difficult position of how to legislate.
Whoever wins the political argument, it seems to me that it is imperative that we find ways to convince others of our truth about the start of life and that laws can be passed that are supported by all. But the issues are complex so I refer you to the notice below and commend you to read the articles that are presented
On a lighter note, several people got in touch this week to congratulate our parish on our inclusivity as expressed with ease and “Grace” (!) at the First Holy Communion Mass last Sunday.
Well done us!
God Bless, Fr Doug
A HOPE IN TIME OF CHANGE – Day of Reflection
You are invitated to a quiet day on Saturday July 30th from 11am to 3pm at “Sanctuary”, Swanley Village. Come away for a time for space, prayer and reflection led by Chris Chapman and Trudy Kilcullen. For more information or to book please email email@example.com or call 07977978536.
ROE V WADE DECISION REGARDING ABORTION IN USA
As you have probably seen in the media, the US Supreme Court struck down the Roe v Wade decision, returning the matter of abortion legislation to individual states. There has been much misinformation about this decision. Lord Alton offers to set out the key facts on the decision: https://thecritic.co.uk/reversing-a-tragic-half-century-of-lost-lives/
Right To Life UK has also published a helpful article that covers details on the decision: https://righttolife.org.uk/news/us-supreme-court-overturns-roe-v-wade
THE SOUTHWARK DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 19th and 26th August. We are delighted to be returning to Lourdes after two years of absence. Details at www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimages/lourdes/catholic-association. Or Canon Ed Perera (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Bishop Paul Hendricks (email@example.com).
Catholic young people aged 18-35, from all over the world commit a year of their lives to the service of vulnerable people. During their year with us, they live in a community of three or four people and engage in voluntary. We are still recruiting for 2022/23 (September 2022 to July 2023) for more details visit https://www.vincentianvolunteers.org.uk/
PILGRIMAGE OF REPARATION AND PRAYER FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE
This will be held on Saturday, 6th August at 12pm with Bishop Phillip Egan at the Walsingham National Catholic Shrine. For more details contact: 01858 571242. You can view online at www.walsingham.org.uk or www.prolifepilgrimage.org
GARDEN PARTY SUNDAY 10TH JULY
Bexley Interfaith Forum invites you to St. John the Evangelist Church Bexley Garden Party Sunday 10th July at 2pm The social gathering in the hall and vicarage garden of St John’s with sharing of Food and Fellowship. Guests are encouraged to bring food that represents their faith culture and traditions. Parkhill Road, Bexley Village, DA5 1HX