SUNDAY 26th February 2023,
FIRST SUNDAY of LENT, YEAR A
Readings: Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7: Psalm 50 Romans 5:12-19, Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11
Sat 25th Feb 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Joe & Michael McGowan (O’Rourke)
Sun 26th Feb FIRST SUNDAY of LENT
08.30 Marilyn Hurley RIP (Fogarty)
10.30 Maureen Fitzpatrick (Hughes)
Mon 27th Feb 09.15 St Gregory Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Tues 28th Feb 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Private Intention (Sullivan)
Wed 1st Mar 09.15 St David Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Dennis Saville (Cannon family)
Thurs 2nd Mar 08.00 Priest’s intention
Fri 3rd Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Eileen Geoghegan RIP (Sheehan)
Sat 4th Mar 17.30 Confessions
18.00 For the Parish
Sun 5th Mar SECOND SUNDAY of LENT
08.30 Ed Jones RIP (Jones)
10.30 John Hughes (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 Incl. S.O.s £841.33
Last week: Earthquake Emergency Fund £1035.18
This week: Clergy Support Fund (see overleaf)
Next week: Cafod
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 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
This great season of Lent is the time to realign your life with the way of the Lord. The main thing is that we should make the main thing we believe in, the main thing in our lives! Whatever you do, do some thing!
God Bless, Fr Doug
DIOCESAN LENTEN RETREAT: “Renewed in Hope”
There will be a video and then ideas for reflection along with a written summary. The theme is based on the Sunday readings of Lent. Sign up to receive it. You will then receive an email each Monday with the material. 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)
Please note that the lunchtime session here is using the readings for the Sunday following but the morning and evening sessions are in the week following the Sunday.
Mondays, 1.30 – 3.00 St. John Fisher Hall. We are a week ahead of the other groups.
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
Last Week: EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY APPEAL
What a wonderful sum was raised last week in this appeal. Well done us!
This week: CLERGY SUPPORT FUND
The Clergy Support Fund provides care for priests in their old age and retirement, if they need it, and also in times of ill health. A gift to this fund through today’s retiring collection will ensure dignity for our priests after they have given their lives in service to Christ, His Church and His people. In 2022 the fund provided care to 73 retired priests. Please support them today through your donations and please support them throughout the year in your prayer.
Next week: CAFOD Family Fast Day – Lent Appeal – Friday, 3rd March
This Lent, your donations to CAFOD’s Family Fast Day Appeal will help families fighting the climate crisis and ensure that our Church network can quickly respond to emergencies, like the recent earthquake in Syria and Turkey. Give today using the envelope or at cafod.org.uk/give and please join us in praying for CAFOD’s development and emergency response work all over the world.
We congratulate Mgr Philip Moger on his ordination as an assistant bishop on Tuesday at our cathedral, and we welcome him into our diocese. He will be working in both S.E. and S.W. London areas. His previous post was as Shrine Director at Walsingham.
LENTEN QUIET DAY
Sat, 4 March 10– 4, at Srs of St Andrew, Belmont Hill, Lewisham.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
We can be contacted by leaving a message with the Parish Office, a note through the Presbytery Door or using the Parish email address as above.
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