SUNDAY 29th January 2023
FOURTH SUNDAY, YEAR A
Readings: Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13 Psalm 145 1 Corinthians1:26-31, Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
Sat 28th Jan 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Maire O’Donnell RIP
Sun 29th Jan FOURTH SUNDAY
08.30 Private Intention (Wilkes)
10.30 Wellbeing Andrew Hubble (Hughes)
Mon 30th Jan 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Wellbeing Fr Michael Jones (Friends)
Tues 31st Jan 09.15 St John Bosco Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 In Thanksgiving (Sullivan family)
Wed 1st Feb 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Jacqueline Downey (Downey)
Thurs 2nd Feb 08.00 Presentation of the Lord Priest’s intention
Fri 3rd Feb 09.15 St Laurence of Canterbury Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Ken Crump RIP (Jones)
Sat 4th Feb 17.30 Confessions
18.00 John & Joy Hubbard RIP (Fogarty)
Sun 5th Feb FIFTH SUNDAY, Racial Justice Day
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Edward Przydrozny RIP (Przydrozna)
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 £973.86 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 email@example.com 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
Please notice that Fr Peter is offering mass on Thursday mornings at 8.00. This offers a chance for some to go to a weekday mass before going to work. Others may in any case be ‘early birds’.
Time passes very quickly and as we enter February, we know that Lent is not far away. That means it is time to look to our diaries and think about how we might prepare for Easter. So…
DIOCESAN LENTEN RETREAT: “Renewed in Hope”
The retreat will be of a similar format to last year’s one. In the ‘video’, The Archbishop provides an introduction, Chris Chapman offers the main reflection and witness is given by a selection of people, including Fr Doug. There are points to ponder along with a written summary.
The theme this year is “Renewed in Hope” and it is based on the Sunday readings of Lent.
Anyone can sign up to receive it (via a link in the newsletter or on the website that we will publish nearer the time). You would then receive an email each Monday with the “video” input and prompts for discussion and prayer.
ALTERNATIVELY, you can participate with others in 3 different church locations and share the experience with other Christians in Bexley. (The ‘video’ will be projected onto the ‘large screen’ and there will be time for reflection, prayer and sharing)
Mondays, 1.30 – 3.00 St. John Fisher Hall, beginning 20th February
Tuesdays 10.30 – 12.00 URC (opposite the war memorial) beginning 28th February
Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. St John’s Church beginning 1st March
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.
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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