SUNDAY 12th February 2023
SIXTH SUNDAY, YEAR A
Readings: Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20 Psalm 118 1 Corinthians 2:6-10, Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37
Sat 11th Feb 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Mrs Zoe Baker RIP (Duff)
Sun 12th Feb SIXTH SUNDAY
08.30 Victor Weeks RIP (Weeks)
10.30 William Dawson-Asaam RIP (Asaam)
Mon 13th Feb 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Tues 14th Feb 09.15 ss Cyril & Methodius Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Rose Swink RIP (Bowman)
Wed 15th Feb 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Vernon Rogers RIP (Crump)
Thurs 16th Feb 08.00 Priest’s intention
Fri 17th Feb 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Deceased Relatives Mantle family (Mantle)
Sat 18th Feb 17.30 Confessions
18.00 In Thanksgiving (Kevan)
Sun 19th Feb SEVENTH SUNDAY
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Eileen Wheatley (Hughes)
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 £989.89 Incl. S.O.s
This week: Parish St Vincent de Paul Society
Next Week: Earthquake Emergency Fund
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 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
The scale of the disaster in Turkey and Syria is hard to comprehend, it is baffling. All we can see is darkness – well nearly all! There was a glimmer of light in those pictures of the newborn baby who was rescued. We must find a way to reach into the darkness and find the hand of God, who is there with all those who are suffering. One way for us is to offer, along with our prayers, some financial support. So next week we will have a retiring collection for the emergency fund.
God Bless, Fr Doug
P.S. I still have a purse that was left in the church 2 Sundays ago. Come and get it!
DIOCESAN LENTEN RETREAT: “Renewed in Hope”
The retreat format will be similar to last year’s one. There will be a video and then 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. You will then receive an email each Monday with the “video” input and points to ponder. Use this link: https://www.southwarkdsc.org.uk/renewedbyhope
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
YOUNG ADULT (18-35) MONTHLY MEETINGS
Facilitated by Sr Anouska fcJ, at FCJ Spirituality Centre, near Euston Station 7-8.30pm
A time of input, prayer and sharing on a new topic each month.
This month: 16 February – Renewal: What’s the point of Lent?
Each year we live the Lenten season and try to turn our hearts and minds to God by acts of prayer, fasting and good works. But what’s the point? Why does the church give us this time of renewal?
To attend this evening please email: email@example.com
GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER
Sycamore is an online course exploring our Catholic faith and suitable for individuals and couples alike. Weekly one-hour session take place through Lent on Tuesday evenings from 8-9pm starting on February 28. For more details or to register, visit the website: Growing in Faith Together – Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis (rcaos.org.uk)
CELEBRATE PARENTING FOR FAITH
A new online course for those with babies and toddlers, 5 weeks from February 23 – March 23. 8pm, 45 mins. https://www.celebratetrust.org/-
Marriage preparation courses are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A FOUR WEEK INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED RETREAT
Sun 26th Feb to Sun 26th March 2023 Each week, you are invited to meet with your spiritual accompanier at any of the following: Lewisham, Brockley, Sidcup, West Wickham, Bexley, Swanley, or online. You can find information about the retreat at email@example.com. Contact us via email or the website.
LENTEN QUIET DAY
Sat, 4 March 10– 4 , at Srs of St Andrew, Belmont Hill, Lewisham – with Sr. Sigrun.
Monday, 13 March, ‘Nothing can be loved at speed’ – 10.30 am for 11.00 start and ends 3.30pm, with Sr. Christiane and/or Sr. Regula. Further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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