SUNDAY 5th March 2023,
SECOND SUNDAY of LENT, YEAR A
Readings: Genesis 12:1-4, Psalm 32, 2 Timothy 1: 8-10, Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9
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 RIP (Hughes)
Mon 6th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Private Intention (Sullivan)
Tues 7th Mar 09.15 ss Perpetua + Felicity Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Private Intention (Connolly)
Wed 8th Mar 09.15 St John of God Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Sheehan Family RIP (Sheehan)
Thurs 9th Mar 08.00 Priest’s intention
Fri 10th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Kevin McNamara (McCarthy)
10.30 Stations of the Cross
Sat 11th Mar 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Trish Kavanagh RIP (Fitzpatrick)
Sun 12th Mar THIRD SUNDAY of LENT
08.30 Richard Sweetland RIP (Cannon)
10.30 Mary Malin RIP (Hollis)
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 Incl. S.O.s £980.76
Last week: Clergy Support Fund £304.77
This 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 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
Fr Peter is celebrating the 6.00 Saturday evening mass. We are most grateful to him.
There is much at stake in Northern Ireland, with the conclusion of “The Windsor Framework”. We pray that there be a continuation of the peace in Northern Ireland, that was so hard to win.
God Bless, Fr Doug
DIOCESAN LENTEN RETREAT: “Renewed in Hope”
It isn’t too late to sign up to receive the weekly Reflection (video) each Monday. https://www.southwarkdsc.org.uk/renewedbyhope
Alternatively, you can participate with other Christians in Bexley in 3 different church locations with the video projected onto a ‘large screen’ and with a time for shared reflection.
Please note that the lunchtime session here is using the readings for the Sunday following but the morning and evening sessions reflect on the previous Sunday’s readings.
Mondays, 1.30 – 3.00 St. John Fisher Hall.
Tuesdays 10.30 – 12.00 URC
Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. St John’s Church
PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES
Boxes of Planned Giving Envelopes are now available in the foyer.
Please take your box for the year 2023/2024 today!
Thank you. Edna Fernandes, Gift Aid Organiser
A QUIET DAY FOR HOLY WEEK
Saturday April 1st from 11am to 3pm at Sanctuary, Swanley Village. Come away for a time for space, prayer and reflection as Holy Week approaches. For more information or to book – please email email@example.com or call 07977978536
CLERGY SUPPORT FUND
Many thanks for your donations last week to the Clergy Support Fund.
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.
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.
WORLD YOUTH DAY LISBON –
31st July To 7th August 2023 The Archdiocese of Southwark is taking a group of pilgrims (aged 18-35) to World Youth Day. For info visit https://bit.ly/WYDSouthwark and http://www.lisboa2023.org/en/.
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