SUNDAY 14 May 2023
6th SUNDAY of EASTER, YEAR A
Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17, Psalm 65, 1 Peter 3:15-18, Gospel: John 14:15-21
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)
Mon 15th May 09.15 St John Stone Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Tues 16th May 09.15 St Simon Stock Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Audrey O’Hara RIP (Newton)
19.30 Prayer Group
Wed 17th May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Foundation: Serse Cima RIP
Thurs 18th May 09.15 Ascension HDO Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Fiona Boome RIP (Howie)
19.30 Delia Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)
Fri 19th May 09.15 St Dunstan Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 TG Sabrina Bosser
Sat 20th May 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Mary McGranaghan RIP (K Fitzpatrick)
Sun 21st May 7th SUNDAY of EASTER
08.30 John O’Kane RIP (Cannon)
10.30 Edward Przydrozny RIP (Haygart)
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 £901.26
Retiring Collections: Next Week: Catholic Communications network
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 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
Thanks to all who responded so quickly to our invitation to help out in our St. John Fisher Day celebrations. Our patronal feast is on June 22nd and we celebrate the day on Sunday 25th. We are planning a garden party with a barbecue and other lunches available too. The bar will be open, and we want to arrange for activities for the children who come along.
The event will be heavily subsidised through a bequest from a parishioner.
WE NEED MORE OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE HOWEVER:
(1) General organisation and management of the event, including selling 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 – No offers yet!
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’.
– 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.
Our annual general meeting will be held after coffee following the 10.30 mass on Sunday 4th June, starting about 12 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
MASS IN CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Sept. 23rd, 3pm, at St George’s Cathedral
If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please let your parish priest know as soon as possible, and no later than the end of July, providing the following details: your names in the format John and Mary Smith, your home address, the anniversary you are celebrating. You will then receive an invitation from the Archbishop for the renewal of vows during Mass.
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
You may 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. email email@example.com or call 07977978536
ANITA ROWLAND RIP
Please pray for the repose of her soul. She and Paul were active parishioners before moving away. She died earlier this week.
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