SUNDAY 31st July 2022

18th SUNDAY 


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)



All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via the link.

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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…

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 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


Dear Parishioners

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.



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.



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.



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



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



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:



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:



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: General enquiries: E:



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