SUNDAY 31st July 2022
Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23, Psalm 89, Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11, Luke12:13-21 PAGE 117
Sat 30th July 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Rita Maynard RIP (Sullivan)
Sun 31st July 18TH SUNDAY
08.30 John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Hyde)
10.30 Zachary Staples RIP (S.Lyons)
Mon 1st Aug 09.15 St Alphonsus Liguori Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Marie Sullivan (Friends)
Tues 2nd Aug NO SERVICE TODAY
Wed 3rd Aug 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Robins)
Fri 5th Aug 09.15 Basilica of St Mary Major Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Fr Pat Moloney (Melaugh)
Sat 6th Aug 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Ken Crump RIP (Morris)
Sun 7th Aug 19TH SUNDAY
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Alex Fernandes RIP (D’Mello/Fernandes Family)
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: £898.20 Incl S.O.s
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
Newsletter: Please copy notices to Fr Doug by previous Wednesday
The priests from Erith will be saying masses here this week as I am on holiday. Please note that there will be no service on Tuesday this week. I am returning at the weekend.
God Bless, Fr Doug
OFFERTORY AT MASS: Due to Covid, our offering to God through the financial support of the church got separated from its being offered in the mass– we currently make an offering on the way in to mass and it is brought forward later at the offertory! TODAY we will be returning to our previous better practice of taking a collection and bringing it forward at “The Offertory”. Those who make their offering by standing order should make a spiritual connection with their gift at this time.
Stewards will need to help ensure that the collection is taken properly.
FR JOHN HARTLEY
Father John Hartley, Fr Francis’s brother, with whom he had lived in recent years, died in the early morning of Saturday 23rd July 2022 in Coloma Court, West Wickham. Please pray for the repose of his soul.
AUTUMN SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME
Our spirituality committee have organised an autumn programme about Ways Into Prayer. Meetings will be at 7.30 – 9 on Mondays Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28
and repeated at 1 – 2.30 on Mondays Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5. Please tell your diaries!
The Meeting Place at St John Fisher Hall, Thanet Road, Bexley, open every Wednesday from 9.30 – 1.30pm is looking for caring, friendly people to lend a hand at a time that suits you. If you would like to help or just find out a bit more of what’s involved, then please come and see us at the Meeting Place and speak to our friendly team.
PASSING ON THE FAITH AS GRANDPARENTS
What practical steps can we take and what sort of conversations can we have which will help anchor our grandchildren’s faith? Four online sessions starting August 3, 7:30 – 9pm. Email; Lisette on email@example.com
GRIEF IN LOSS, HOPE IN CHRIST
A weekend for those who are in mourning. If your emotions are out of control or if you are feeling at a loss, this weekend is a time for you. A space for you. Aylesford Priory 7-9th October. For enquiries please telephone Aylesford Priory 01622 717272
APPRENTICESHIP AT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK
The Archdiocese of Southwark are seeking an apprentice to work within the Fundraising & Gift Aid team in their central offices (located Lambeth North). If you would like to earn a level 3 Business Administrator Standard whilst supporting the work of the Catholic Church in South London and Kent, please find out more by visiting: https://www.rcaos.org.uk/fundraising/apprenticeship
The Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis is looking for a Departmental Administrator on a part-time, 1-year fixed-term (initially) contract. The successful candidate will support Some Definite Service, the diocesan approach
for parish growth in evangelisation, catechesis, and formation supported through local people, plans, and prayer. Closing date is 5 August 2022. For more information, please visit: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/latest/job-vacancy
RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE
In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time. This very special once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them. Individuals and groups are warmly invited to register their attendance at their chosen church or cathedral on the Relic Tour website: stbernadette.org.uk/the-tour/ General enquiries: E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.stbernadette.org.uk
PARISH SOCIAL EVENT
Fancy a boogie? Time to dust off those platform shoes! Come along to our 60’s/70’s night – dancing to a live band – in the Church hall on Saturday 17th September. Doors open from 7.30pm, music 8-10.30pm, bar open, bring your own nibbles, fancy dress optional (60’s/70’s style). Adults £10, children £5. Tickets will be on sale after all masses on Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th August and after 10.30 mass on Sunday 21st August. Alternatively ring Jo on 07941 167771