SUNDAY 15th January 2023


Readings: Ecclesiasticus 24:1-2,8-12 Psalm 141 Ephesians 1:3-6 Gospel: John 1:1-5, 9-14


Sat       14th Jan         17.30  Confessions

                        18.00              For the Parish


Sun      15th Jan         SECOND SUNDAY, Peace Day   

                                  08.30              Intentions Bernie King (M.Fitzpatrick)

 10.30              Private Intention (Sullivan)


Mon     16th Jan         09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00              Percy & Pat Burke (O’Rourke)  


Tues    17th Jan         09.15  St Anthony, Abbot  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00              Martin Norris RIP (Cannon)


Wed     18th Jan         09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00              Harrington Family RIP (Sheehan)


Fri        20th Jan         09.15  ss Fabian + Sebastian   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00              Deceased Clergy RIP (Asaam)


Sat       21st Jan         17.30              Confessions

                                  18.00              For the Parish


Sun      22nd Jan        THIRD SUNDAY, Sunday of the Word of God               

            08.30              Wellbeing of Ray & Teresa (Sparkes/Li)

                                         10.30              Edward Przydrozny RIP (Haygart)



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.



Many thanks for your offertory collection last week       £1004.74 Incl. S.O.s 


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.

Card Payment Machine – located in the porch, is easy to use. Select a donation amount by pressing one of the amounts.  The card reader screen will read “Please Tap”, and you tap your card or phone on the card reader.  

Gift Aid 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 best for us. Thank you



Our hall is available for hire. Please email at ANY time for enquiries and our hall secretary will get back to you. 


Please join us in the Hall for refreshments after the 10.30 mass


Newsletter: Please copy notices to Fr Doug by previous Wednesday


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On Thursday afternoon I was able to get out for a walk, something I’ve not been able to do for a while. It was pouring rain and I couldn’t go far but so what? We seem to be oppressed by so many things we can’t do- can’t catch a train, can’t call an ambulance, can’t rely on the post and so on. It just felt good to be able to celebrate something I could do. We are so blessed with opportunity! It is good to thank God for all such gifts every now and then.   

                                                                                                God Bless,               

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Churches Together in Old Bexley warmly invite you to celebrate our first joint service since 2019 when we are praying for the great gift of Christian Unity.  We can help promote Christian unity locally by strengthening relationships within the churches and communities of Old Bexley. The Annual Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity is 18-25 January and Bexley United Reformed Church, Hurst Road (opposite the War Memorial), is hosting a service at 3pm on Sunday 22 January.  Followed by refreshments and a chance to catch up and meet new friends.  

  Kathy Fogarty. Parish Unity Contact: 07963 454480.


Members of the St. John Fisher Conference would like to make parishioners aware that anyone who is feeling lonely and would like a visit or a phone call can contact the Parish Office. One of us will then contact you.  We’d also like to recruit new members. If you can help with visiting and fund raising to support the more vulnerable in our area, please contact the Parish Office.



‘The Bible in a year programme’ has just begun. It is led by Fr Michael Schmitz. This is freely available on YouTube or Spotify as a Podcast. It follows the format of Jeff Cavin’s Bible Timeline which many of us followed a year or two ago and is in 20-minute daily episodes. 


CAFOD – the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development 

… are looking for people to give some time and join them in their mission.   This could be achieved by visiting local schools or raising a voice and campaigning for justice or perhaps speaking for CAFOD throughout the diocese.  We believe everybody has unique gifts and talents and we can support you to use these gifts to serve the parish community and our brothers and sisters across the world.   Training and support are provided.   See for more information or get in touch with Celeste and Sarah: and let’s transform the world in 2023 together!


PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 15th March 2023.  £699.00 per person sharing.  Price includes flight, all transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full board.  All entertainment and excursions included.  Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum.  Special St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations.  Single supplement £150.00.  Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email  


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