SUNDAY 12th March 2023 


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)



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!

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 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 hall is available for hire. Please email 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


Dear Parishioners,

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 



It isn’t too late to sign up to receive the weekly Reflection (video) each Monday.

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



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.



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



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 or call 07977978536



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.



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 and