SUNDAY 7 May 2023
5th SUNDAY of EASTER, YEAR A
Readings: Acts 6:1-7 Psalm 32, 1 Peter 2:4-9, Gospel: John 14:1-12
Sat 6th May 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Pat Liddiard RIP (Liddiard)
Sun 7th May 5th SUNDAY of EASTER
08.30 Private Intention (Jones)
10.30 Suzie Felton (Fitzpatrick)
Mon 8th May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)
Tues 9th May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Wed 10th May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 David Watkins RIP (Wheatley)
Thurs 11th May 08.00 Priest’s Intention
Fri 12th May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Private Intention (Sullivan)
Sat 13th May 17.30 Confessions
18.00 St Anthony (Fogarty)
Sun 14th May 6th SUNDAY of EASTER
08.30 Anne Maxted (Wilkes)
10.30 Michael O’Brien (McCarthy)
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.
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
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week Incl. S.O.s £1127.79
Retiring Collections: Last Week: Priest’s Training Fund £ 557.70
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.
We haven’t had a proper parish celebration of our patronal feast, that of St. John Fisher, since before Lockdown. We want to have a garden party with a barbecue on the Sunday following, 25th June. This is a big undertaking for us, and we need help, and lots of it, but between us we should be able to carry it off. The event will be heavily subsidised through a bequest from a parishioner. We need person power though:
(1) General organisation and management of the event, including production and sale of tickets.
(2) Catering, which involves barbecuing (!), organising accompanying food, doing teas and coffees, etc.
(3) Setting up team – tables etc
(4) Clearing up team
(5) Arranging activities for children
There are clipboards in the foyer to receive offers of assistance, or if it is easier have a word with one of the parish council. Please come forward to attend the event and if possible, play a limited part in its production. If everyone does a little bit, then nothing is burdensome.
God Bless, Fr Doug
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 7.30 – 8.30 in church. Come, Taste and See.
Parish AGM: Our annual general meeting will be held after coffee following the 10.30 mass on Sunday 4th June, starting about 12.00 noon. Please pass any items you wish brought up to a member of the Parish Council. They are listed in the church porch. The most important thing though is to come along and feel part of the parish’s life.
Please collect your Tax Letter from the back of the Church if you have requested one. Edna
COFFEE AFTER MASS: Refreshments are served in the hall every week after 10.30 Mass and all are welcome. We need 2 or more people to join the Serving Rota – this would mean helping once every 6 weeks. Please consider joining the Rota to help the existing volunteers – contact Anne Rayer. (07855 785331).
A QUIET TIME AT SANCTUARY: May 13th from 11am – 1am. Come away for space and prayer reflecting on themes of resurrection and ascension – For information or to book – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07977978536
You may also be interested in: First Fridays – open garden at Sanctuary: Open between 10am and 4pm on the first Friday of the month – wander in, find a place to sit, bring your prayer book and take your own personal space for reflection. May 5th, then June 2nd etc.
SOUTHWARK VOCATIONS: 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
SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER REQUIRED FOR LALEHAM LEA SCHOOL, PURLEY, SURREY
Required from July 2023 (or earlier), Salary (starting at £40-£50k) commensurate with experience and qualifications. Hours: F/t 8.30-5pm (with statutory holiday entitlement). This is a full-time opportunity for leadership, for a good communicator and diligent administrator, with a sound understanding of financial management. Please contact the Head teacher via email on email@example.com for an application pack. Tel: 0208 660 3351. Closing date: Midday May 15th 2023.
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