SUNDAY 25th September 2022
Readings: Amos 145:7-10, Psalm 145, 1 Timothy 6:11-16, Luke: 16:19-31 PAGE 143
Sat 24th Sep 17.30 Confessions
18.00 For the Parish
Sun 25th Sep 26th SUNDAY
08.30 Teresa’s Thanksgiving (Li)
10.30 Lance Grainger RIP (Hewitt/Grainger family)
Mon 26th Sep 09.15 ss Cosmos+Damian Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Beth & Mick Minihane RIP (Sheehan)
Tues 27th Sep No Mass today
Wed 28th Sep 09.15 ss Wenceslaus+Lawrence Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Work of St Vincent de Paul (AIC + SVP)
Fri 30th Sep 09.15 St Jerome Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Mike Hackett RIP (Burt)
Sat 1st Oct 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Ivor John Burton Bowen RIP (Wood)
Sun 2nd Oct 27th SUNDAY
08.30 Kay Gillespie RIP (Gillespie Family)
10.30 Rex Wheatley RIP (Wheatley)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE: Due to a technical fault we are unable to live stream the Mass at present.
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week: £941.07 Incl. S.O.s
2nd collection for Catholic Agency for the Support of Evangelization £96.97
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 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
THE DEATH OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Statement from Archbishop John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark
The announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a cause of great sadness for her beloved family, for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and all people of goodwill.
We give thanks to Almighty God for Her Majesty’s life of unfailing dedication and the outstanding example of Her Majesty’s service, faithful unto death. As a devoted disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, Her Majesty witnessed to the Gospel of God’s love for all people and worked tirelessly to strengthen harmony, to defend justice and to promote peace. We now pray for the repose of her soul, remembering the promise of Christ, who is the Resurrection and the life: ‘I am with you always, even until the end of time.’ (Mt 28:20) May Her Majesty rest in peace and rise in glory.
We pray for our King, for the Queen Consort and for all the Royal Family at this time. We offer to them our deepest sympathy and condolence. Let us also pray for our United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, grateful to God for Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life and selfless commitment to the promises she made at her Coronation.
We beseech you Almighty God, that your servant Elizabeth, who by your mercy received the government of this realm, and who dedicated her life entirely to the service of her people, may now rest from her labours in the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
I, of course, echo the sentiments of Archbishop John. I have admired her wonderful commitment to her vocation, … well, for all my life! She has been a great witness to the best qualities of humanity whereby we can make a decision to give of ourselves and stick with it through thick and thin.
By the way, you will have noticed that the paving in front of the church (and presbytery) has had a good clean. A local company, Flawless Cleaning Services, did the work free of charge for the church. They undertake such work for others and invite you to nominate any worthy causes. Of course should you wish to employ the company to work for you then the work they have done for us is a reference for them. The number is 07898 154279
God Bless, Fr Doug
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. Make a date!
RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE
The relics will be in our own St George’s Cathedral during 19th to 21st October and in Aylesford Priory 24th to 28th October. Register their attendance: http://www.stbernadette.org.uk/registration.
MARRIAGE PREPARATIONS PRESENTERS – Job vacancy: a married couple, both being practising Catholics, to present 6 courses a year in various locations in South London and Kent, as well as providing cover in case of colleagues’ illness. Salary: £30,000 pro rata (£7,000) for the couple. Mileage paid in addition. All training will be given. For full job description and further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications: October 14.
ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC OPEN EVENING – THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER –
For prospective students and parents. Presentations by Headteacher, Mrs. Thompson, at 5.10 pm and 7.30 pm, followed by tours of the school. For further information visit: www.stccg.co.uk
ESCORTED PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE – 17th OCTOBER, 2022 – £699 per person full board sharing. For further information please contact Patricia on 01268 762278 or 07740 175557 or email email@example.com
PARISH SOCIAL NIGHT
Many thanks to everyone who supported the Parish Social 60s/70s night last weekend by buying tickets and/or attending. It was great fun and nice to come together socially as a community once again
ENJOY A QUIET MORNING FOR PRAYER AND REFLECTION …
Saturday October 7th or Saturday November 5th
Both mornings are from 11am to 1pm at Sanctuary, Swanley Village. Make some time for space, prayer and reflection. Numbers limited, please book for a place – by email firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 07977978536
Newsletter: Please copy notices to Fr Doug by previous Wednesday