SUNDAY 28 May 2023



Readings: Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 103, 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13 Gospel: John 20:19-23


Sat   27th May  17.30         Confessions

    18.00                             Alfred D’Mello RIP (Fernandes) 


Sun  28th May  PENTECOST SUNDAY    

                         08.30                                     Sheila Jones RIP (Wilkes)

     10.30                             Emmanuel Addo (Asaam)


Mon  29th May   09.15         Mary,Mother of    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                          10.00         the Church          For the Parish


Tues 30th May    09.15                                    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                           10.00                                     Kathleen Bowman RIP (Bowman)


Wed 31st May      09.15         Visitation of the   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                            10.00          Virgin Mary         Thanksgiving Sabrina Bosser


Thurs 1st June     08.00                                     Priest’s Intention


Fri      2nd June     09.15      Jesus,Eternal               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                            10.00       High Priest          Sheehan & Harrington families RIP (Sheehan)


Sat    3rd June       17.30          Confessions

         18.00                             For the Parish


Sun  4th June   THE MOST HOLY TRINITY                

                             08.30                                    Sheila Cakebread (Cannon)

                            10.30                                     Vernon Rogers RIP (Rogers)



All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via the link.

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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 £887.63

Retiring Collections: Last Week:  Catholic Communications network                     £49.04                                  


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 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

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We are witnessing a terrible tragedy in Ukraine. Citizens in both those countries, and indeed around the world are being drawn into hatred and anger and away from unity and peace. The existence of evil here is not in doubt. The threat of escalation to a nuclear conflict is an evil action that the world has in the past, agreed must never happen. And yet it is being spoken of now as a mere tactical advancement. The whole world has already been grievously damaged by the invasion but steps towards a total disaster are now being taken. We must renew our efforts in prayer to touch the hearts of those involved, and especially those with power, so that the world can  move away from evil and hatred back towards unity and peace.


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PARISH FEAST DAY Sunday 25th June

We begin at 12.00. There will be a grand BBQ going on with other foods to complement. There will be other “lunches” available too. This is all provided for free with your ticket. More “lunches” can be bought at £1 a time throughout the afternoon. 

When the main lunchtime is over there will be live entertainment.

For the children, the same goes with their lunchtime ticket and there will be supervised activities for them to enjoy.

The main thing is to celebrate together our big day. 

Any ideas or offers of further help or sponsorship are all most welcome.

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE – £3 ADULTS, £1 CHILD, available after Mass or ring Anne Rayer 07855 785331.



Our annual general meeting will be held after coffee following the 10.30 mass on Sunday 4th June, starting at 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.



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 you to renew your vows during Mass. 


A QUIET DAY AT SANCTUARY (in Swanley Village)

“YOU WAKE MY HEART” – you are welcome to a quiet day on Saturday June 17th from 11am to 3pm at Sanctuary, Swanley Village. Come away for a time for space, prayer and reflection led by Chris Chapman and Trudy Kilcullen. Drawing on the writings of John of the Cross we will explore how to cooperate with a God who is always seeking us and always at work for our good. For more information or to book – please email or call 07977978536.

FIRST FRIDAYS – The garden is open and free for you to recollect and rest 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. email or call 07977978536.



On Saturday 27th May at St. Mary of the Crays Church, Crayford DA1 4DN

Starting at 10am, finish at 5.30pm approx. During the day: Confession and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Please bring a packed lunch. For details or go to 



On Sunday 25th June 11am – 4.30pm. Join us for lots of fun including live entertainment, BBQ, Pimm’s & prosecco, cream teas, children’s games & rides, craft & gift stalls, tombola & cake stall. Entry costs adults £5; Under 14’s Free. The Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX.