SUNDAY 10th July 2022
Readings: Deut 30:10-14, Pslam 68, Col 1:15-20, Luke 10:25-37 PAGE 108
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)
Mon 11th July 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 St Benedict Liam Gray RIP (Gillis/Connolly)
Tues 12th July 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Harrington & Sheehan families RIP (Sheehan)
Weds 13th July 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Deceased Members of Andrews/Robins families
Fri 15th July 09.15 St Bonaventure Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Fr Michael Branch (Friends)
Sat 16th July 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Philomena Rajendram RIP (Jeyaseelan)
Sun 17th July 6TH SUNDAY
08.30 Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan family)
10.30 Zachary Staples RIP (Lyons)
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: £968.30 Incl S.O.s
2nd Collection Peter’sPence £123.00
This Sunday: Apostleship of the Sea
OUR PARISH HALL
Our hall is available for hire. Please email email@example.com 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
Way back, before Lockdown we hosted a Day of Prayer here in our own hall. An initiative that arose from the day was the formation of a Spirituality committee which would take its place in the Parish Council structure. Then we got locked down! It is a particular joy that the committee has now revived and is planning a programme for the autumn. Christine Crump is our leader and we will link the programme to our next Stewardship drive in September. The stewardship of treasure and of talents has underpinned developments in the parish for the last 3 years. Finally we come to consider the stewardship of our time and particularly the time we give to God. There will be information made available in due course.
And to update you from the information given at the annual meeting of the parish, the flat that is part of the presbytery is currently being refurbished.. The plan is that a retiring priest will take up residence in September and that the diocese’s retired priest fund will pay the parish a rent. Happy days!
God Bless, Fr Doug
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.
A HOPE IN TIME OF CHANGE – Day of Reflection
You are invited 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07977978536.
The venue is a short drive from here and several of us will be driving over. Don’t be afraid to ask for a lift!!
TONY FRAKE RIP
We miss Tony already. He was a daily mass goer, distinguished reader, choir member, engineering consultant, prayer group leader and so much more. May he rest in peace.
Tony had a number of religious artefacts and his family have brought many of them to church hoping that some of you may provide good homes for them. Please feel free to take anything that remains on the table in the foyer.
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 (email@example.com) and Bishop Paul Hendricks (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are so grateful to John Rayer for developing our ministry of stewarding during the Pandemic and the welcome and reassurance of this continuing ministry is a great legacy of those difficult times. Sadly John has stood down as the “person in charge” due to ill health but Michael Sheridan has stepped up to take over and we are grateful to him.
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
Stella Maris – Sea Sunday
Seafarers and fishers play a vital role in all of our lives, but they often work in difficult, hazardous conditions. In the last year, more crews have been abandoned by their employers than ever before. Many are still being denied the right to leave their ships for even a short break away from the relentless noise and pressure onboard. Many are reporting more stress and poorer mental health.
Sea Sunday is Sunday 10th July. It is when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Your support will make a big difference to seafarers and fishers in need. You can donate in church, by visiting www.stellamaris.org.uk/donate, or by texting ‘SEA’ to 70460 to donate £5. This collection is vital to enable Stella Maris to continue its important work, so please give generously. Thank you.