SUNDAY 23rd April 2023,
3rd SUNDAY of EASTER, YEAR A
Readings: Isiah 50: 4-7, Psalm 21, Philippians 2:6-11, Gospel: Matthew 26:14-27:66
Sat 22nd Apr 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Vernon Rogers RIP (Rogers)
Sun 23rd Apr 3rd SUNDAY of EASTER
08.30 Private Intention (Jones)
10.30 Edward Przydrozny RIP (Przydrozny)
Mon 24th Apr 09.15 St George, Martyr Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Tues 25th Apr 09.15 St Mark, Evangelist Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Teddy Kiely RIP (Lamari)
Wed 26th Apr 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Sullivan Family (Sullivan)
Thurs 27th Apr 08.00 Priest’s Intention
Fri 28th Apr 09.15 St Peter Chanel Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 John Gerard Lowney RIP (Sheehan)
Sat 29th Apr 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Peter Fowler RIP (Kevan)
Sun 30th Apr 4th SUNDAY of EASTER
08.30 Margaret McQuaid RIP (McQuaid)
10.30 David Watkins RIP (Choir)
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 £933.76
Retiring Collections: This Week: St. George’s Cathedral
Next Week: Priest’s Training Fund
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.
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 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
I am away on holiday this week. Fr Peter is able to say all our usual masses. We are very lucky to have him here with us, and I am most grateful to him.
God Bless, Fr Doug
SHEILA JONES RIP
Please pray for the soul of Sheila Jones. Her funeral will be at 11.30 on Tuesday 2nd May.
PARISH SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME. ‘QUIET TIME’.
We hope to build on last year’s ‘Ways into Prayer’ and this year’s Lenten retreat with Five Eastertide sessions – a peaceful, reflective time with The Lord who welcomes our presence and prepares us for Pentecost.
On Tuesdays from 25th April at 7.30 – 8.30 in church. Come, Taste and See.
A QUIET TIME AT SANCTUARY
May 13th from 11am – 1am. Come away for space and prayer reflecting on themes of resurrection and ascension, with plenty of quiet time – For more information or to book – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07977978536
For those who like to plan – future dates for Quiet Mornings/Days will be 17th June/ 22nd July/ 12th August/16th September/ 14th October
You may also be interested in: First Fridays – open garden at Sanctuary:
There is also a regular ‘open garden’ – so the side gate at Sanctuary will be open between 10am and 4pm on the first Friday of the month – for you to wander in, find a place to sit, bring your prayer book and take your own personal space for reflection. The prayer cabin, toilets and refreshments will be available. Starting May 5th, then June 2nd etc. No need to book if you just want to drop in – just turn up make the most of the space!
Many thanks to the parishioner who enabled the Benenden Trust to present us with a defibrillator. It si now in the hallway between the Church and the Parish Hall. We all hope that we will never be called upon to use but if someone’s heart stops beating, you need to obtain a key from the sacristy of the church or the kitchen of the hall, and a set of spoken instructions will guide you step by step.
COFFEE AFTER MASS
Refreshments are served in the hall every week after 10.30 Mass and all are welcome. We need or 2 more people to join the Kitchen Rota – this would mean helping once every 6 weeks. Please consider joining the Rota to help the existing volunteers – contact Anne Rayer. (07855 785331).
Have you ever considered you may be called to the priesthood or the religious life? Southwark Vocations will be hosting a 60 minute webinar on Tuesday 9th May at 7pm entitled The Good Shepherd Calls where different presenters will share their experiences about discovering God’s plan for each one of us. Please join us by registering for this event in advance by using following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdOuprDMtH9wKUQ777ddSSjLBucMtsONt
PRIEST TRAINING FUND SECOND COLLECTION 30TH APRIL
Good Shepherd Sunday is the day we pray for vocations, for our priests, and we take up the Priest Training Fund collection. This fund pays for the formation of men to become priests. We have 3 men in formation to the Priesthood for our Archdiocese It costs £30,000 a year to sponsor each seminarian. They study for 6 years before being ordained a Catholic priest. We therefore rely on your generous support and prayers. Donate Online: www.rcaos.org.uk/donate/PTF
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (SVP)
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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