SUNDAY 28th August 2022
Readings: Ecc 3:17-20, 28-29; Psalm 67, Hebrews 12: 18-19, 22-24 Luke14:1.7-14 PAGE 130
Sat 27th Aug 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Anne Frances Burton-Bowen RIP (Wood)
Sun 28th Aug 22nd SUNDAY
08.30 Ellen Gilligan RIP (C.Fitzpatrick)
10.30 John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Stanton)
Mon 29th Aug 09.15 St John the Baptist Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Foundation Mass: Frances Walliser RIP
Tues 30th Aug 09.15 ss Margaret & Anne Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Terry Frogley RIP (Frogley)
Wed 31st Aug 09.15 St Aidan Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 John Rayer RIP (Hughes)
Fri 2nd Sep 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Fr Pat Maloney (Melaugh))
Sat 3rd Sep 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Lucy D’Souza RIP (B&E Fernandes)
Sun 4th Aug 23rd SUNDAY
08.30 Kay Gillespie RIP (Gillespie)
10.30 Helga Connors RIP (Gillespie)
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.
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week: £908.29 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
Thursday, the first of September, is designated a world day of prayer for the Care of Creation. There doesn’t seem to be a more worthy cause for us to pray;
In thanksgiving first of all for the incredible gift of creation and our place in it, in sorrow for the damage we are doing to creation for instance, through the waste and pollution that we are responsible for, in supplication and in hope for the political resolution to address the issues and to find healing for our planet, and finally in adoration of Christ who has taken his place in the midst of Creation, the alpha and the omega.
Having said all that, why wait till Thursday, and why not pray every day?!
God Bless, Fr Doug
PARISH SOCIAL EVENT
Come and join us in the Church Hall on Saturday 17th September from 7.30 pm for our 60s/70s night – live band, bar open, bring your own nibbles, fancy dress optional (60’s/70’s) – Tickets on sale after 10.30 am Mass this Sunday – Adults £10, children £5. 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
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 acc.rcaos.org.uk/ccrs for further information. Modules begin 13 September.
DIANE MELAUGH RIP
Please pray for Diane who has died. Her funeral will be on Wednesday 14th September at 10.00.
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 at Biggin Hill Cemetery, where his brother, our Fr Francis is also buried.
ROSARIES FOR THE WORLD – THE CATENIAN ASSOCIATION (UPDATE)
Mike Bunting of the Catenian Association thanks all those who donated rosaries recently. These will be sent to a Catenian Brother in Johannesburg for distribution in a church in an outlying parish.