SUNDAY 2nd April 2023
PALM SUNDAY, YEAR A
Readings: Isiah 50: 4-7, Psalm 21, Philippians 2:6-11, Gospel: Matthew 26:14-27:66
Sat 1st Apr 17.30 Confessions
18.00 David Watkins RIP (Morris)
Sun 2nd Apr PALM SUNDAY
08.30 Juliet Benedict RIP (Jeyaseelan)
10.30 John Larkin RIP (Larkin)
Mon 3rd Apr 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
19.30 Penitential Service
Tues 4th Apr 11.00 Funeral Mass for David Watkins RIP
Wed 5th Apr 09.00 Fiona Boome RIP (Howie)
11.30 Chrism Mass at St George’s Cathedral
Thurs 6th Apr 20.00 Mass of Last Supper Ray Sparkes (Li)
Fri 7th Apr 15.00 Good Friday Solemn Liturgy
Sat 8th Apr 20.00 Easter Vigil Thanksgiving: Jackie Kilcullen (Kilcullen)
Sun 9th Apr EASTER SUNDAY
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Michael Brown (Botterill)
Please note the earlier mass time on Wednesday morning.
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 £1007.12
Next week: The Collection is your personal gift to your parish priest.
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 receives 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
Welcome to the start of Holy Week. Next Sunday will be Easter Sunday of course.
It is very easy to jump from Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem (today) to his Resurrection (next Sunday), without, as it were, stopping at the stations in between. It is much better to travel the journey with Our Lord, if possible, by participating in some of the liturgies that take place here in church. (See below)
Do you remember when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth died? We compiled a Book of Sympathy and sent it to Buckingham Palace. We received this reply from King Charles this week:
The card is on the sanctuary if you’d like to see it.
God Bless, Fr Doug
DIOCESAN LENTEN RETREAT:
You can catch up on the reflection and prayers for Palm Sunday, if you missed the session in our hall on Monday. They will be at:
Tuesday 10.30 – 12.00 URC
Wednesday 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. St John’s Church
We remind you that we hope to be able to resume receiving Holy Communion “under both kinds” if we wish to, starting at The Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday. It will depend on there being sufficient numbers of our Eucharistic Ministers being happy to administer the Chalice. Let us be clear that no one is obliged to receive Holy Communion from the shared chalice and that Jesus Christ is received sacramentally, whole, and entire, under one kind. The totality of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord is received in either or both species.
QUIET MORNINGS FOR HOLY WEEK AT SANCTUARY:
To aid space for quiet prayer and reflection 2 quiet mornings are on offer from 10.30 to noon on
Good Friday 7th April and Holy Saturday 8th April. The format is very simple – time to reflect on the readings of the day, with prayer spaces around the house and garden for your own reflection. for info/to book please email email@example.com / 077977978536
DAVID WATKINS RIP
Please pray for the soul of David Watkins. His funeral will be in church at 11.00 on April 4th
PAT LIDDIARD RIP
Please pray for the soul of Pat Liddiard. Her funeral will be in church at 1.00 on April 18th
Earring found in Church on 18/19 March. Please see Fr Doug if it is yours
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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