SUNDAY 12th March 2023
THIRD SUNDAY of LENT, YEAR A
Readings: Exodus17:3-7, Psalm 94, Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8 Gospel: John 4:5-15, 19-26, 39-42
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)
Mon 13th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish (Sullivan)
Tues 14th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Sisters+Brothers Meade family (Sullivan)
Wed 15th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Lavender Costa Fernandes RIP (Almeida)
Thurs 16th Mar 08.00 Priest’s intention
Fri 17th Mar 09.15 St Patrick,Bishop Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Deceased Kilcullen + Slater families
10.30 Stations of the Cross
Sat 18th Mar 17.30 Confessions
18.00 For the Parish
Sun 19th Mar FOURTH SUNDAY of LENT
08.30 Delia Willis RIP (Wilkes)
10.30 Michael Power RIP (Ellis)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
Owing to a fault in one of the components in the system we are not able to stream anything at present. We hope to be back as soon as possible!
The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week Incl. S.O.s £992.89
Last week: CAFOD £259.07
This week: AIC
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
Archbishop John is about to launch CARITAS Southwark. Caritas is the Latin word for love and CARITAS Southwark will be our Archdiocesan network to co-ordinate our practical loving service of others, putting faith into action. He writes to tell us that CARITAS will work with our parishes and schools to support us in serving those in need:
“The Church has always served the poorest and the weakest. This happens today through our parishes, schools and social and charitable projects and organisations. In such challenging times, it is important that we strengthen and enhance our charitable outreach, rooted in our faith in Christ. This will build on the excellent work already taking place and provide encouragement and support for new initiatives. CARITAS is about facilitation and collaboration, building up our common bond of charity through a more considered identity whereby our Archdiocese can promote and recognise faith in action. Many parishes already have projects in place. Others, as yet, do not have any specific or developed formal outreach. This is a time for all of us, clergy, religious, and lay faithful, to pray and reflect on the Scriptures, strengthened by the Eucharist, so as to discern how we live out the call to see and serve the Lord Jesus in our brothers and sisters in need. To all who already give their time and effort so generously in voluntary service to the Church’s social mission, I extend my heartfelt gratitude.” ✠ John Wilson
We need to consider how we as a parish will engage with CARITAS. – A major item for our next Parish AGM.
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
AIC “SATURDAY FRIENDS”
We are making a short appeal for our rehabilitation work with Homeless Folk who use the Passage Resource Centre in London. (AIC is the Association International des Charites/International Association of Charities founded by Saint Vincent de Paul to be good news to poor people.) Please also see the display in the porch and on the right as you go into the hall.
PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES
Boxes of Planned Giving Envelopes are now available in the foyer.
Please take your box for the year 2023/2024. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07977978536
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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