SUNDAY 21st August 2022
Readings: Isaiah 66:18-21; Psalm 116, Hebrews 12: 5-7, 11-13 Luke13:22-30 PAGE 127
Sat 20th Aug 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Karen Espinasse RIP (B&E Fernandes)
Sun 21st Aug 21ST SUNDAY
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Edward Przydrozny RIP (Przydrozna)
Mon 22nd Aug 09.15 Queenship of BVM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Alice & John Stanton RIP (Stanton)
Tues 23rd Aug 09.15 St Rose of Lima Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Sheila Dunn (Dunn Family)
Wed 24th Aug 09.15 St Bartholomew Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Foundation Mass: Fr George Torre RIP
Fri 26th Aug 09.15 Blessed Dominic Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 The Houlihan Family RIP (Sheehan)
Sat 27th Aug 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Anne Frances Burton Bowen RIP (Wood)
Sun 28th Aug 21ST SUNDAY
08.30 Ellen Gilligan RIP (C.Fitzpatrick)
10.30 John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Stanton)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed on the website, via the link.
Recordings are available. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week: £918.56 Incl S.O.s
You may prefer to make your offering electronically
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS Bexley, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.
Please join the GIFT AID scheme – Forms are at the back of the Church. For every £1.00 donated the Parish will receive 25p from the Tax Office. Standing Orders are advisable. Thank you
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
As many of you know Canon Peter Stodart, currently parish priest of Tunbridge Wells is soon to retire and take up residence in our parish’s flat, no 48a. However, he will not be arriving in September as previously planned – hopefully a little later in the autumn.
God Bless, Fr Doug
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 10.30 mass this Sunday. Alternatively ring Jo on 07941 167771.
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!
RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE
The relics will be in our own St George’s Cathedral during Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st October and they will be in Aylesford Priory Monday 24th to Friday 28th October. However, fine details seem to vary at the moment. Check for updates! Individuals and groups are invited to register their attendance on the Relic Tour website: http://www.stbernadette.org.uk/registration.
GRIEF IN LOSS, HOPE IN CHRIST
A weekend for those who are in mourning at 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 ALL NATIONS CHARISMATIC GROUP ANNUAL RETREAT – CHRIST IS ALIVE!
St. Chad’s Church, South Norwood, on Fri 26th August (12noon – 8pm), Sat 27th (9am – 8 pm), picnic on Sun 28th (12 noon – 5pm) Adults £35, children aged 11 – 17 £5 and under 11 are free. Wide-ranging programme. Register at https://form.jotform.com/ANCCG/retreat-registration-form
CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
The CCRS is an internationally recognised qualification that provides participants with an understanding of the teachings of the Catholic faith. The course is designed to support the Archbishop’s vision of missionary parishes and schools. Participants will be equipped to make informed and practical contributions to their chosen field of ministry within the Church. Please visit aec.rcaos.org.uk/ccrs for further information. Modules begin 13 September.
DIANE MELAUGH RIP
Sadly Diane died earlier this week. Please pray for the repose of her soul.
FR JOHN HARTLEY RIP
There will be a vigil mass on Tuesday 30th August at 7pm at the Holy Family Church, Sanderstead and his funeral will be on Wednesday 31st at 11am The burial will be at Biggin Hill Cemetery, where his brother, Fr Francis is also buried.
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