SUNDAY 22nd January 2023
THIRD SUNDAY, YEAR A
Readings: Isaiah 8:23-9:3 Psalm 26 1 Corinthians1:10-13, 17 Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23
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)
15.00 Unity Service at URC
Mon 23rd Jan 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Tues 24th Jan 09.15 St Francis de Sales, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Danny Lyons RIP (Lyons)
Wed 25th Jan 09.15 Conversion of St Paul Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Joe Smyth RIP (Kilcullen)
Fri 27th Jan 09.15 St Angela Merici. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Julia Mansell RIP (Harris)
Sat 28th Jan 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Maire O’Donnell RIP (Anon)
Sun 29th Jan FOURTH SUNDAY,
08.30 Private Intention (Wilkes)
10.30 Andrew Hubble (Hughes)
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 £1145.26 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 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 join us in the Hall for refreshments after the 10.30 mass
Newsletter: Please copy notices to Fr Doug by previous Wednesday
“That they all may be one”, was a prayer of Jesus himself. What a privilege it is for us to have the opportunity to be part of the Father’s answer to this prayer. So, how is it that we can contribute? Perhaps in the past we may have thought that unity can only be achieved when everyone rejoins the Catholic Church. Now there is more mutual respect, and we understand that there are several routes that lead into God’s Kingdom. Our task is to affirm the truths of Christianity but to join together in supporting everyone in their calling to find God.
God Bless, Fr Doug
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
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.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
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.
This year Fr. Michael Schmitz has also started:
“Catechism in a Year (with Fr Michael Schmitz) ” – about 15 minutes daily episodes. Just do a search in YouTube.
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 cafod.org.uk/Volunteer for more information or get in touch with Celeste and Sarah: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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