SUNDAY 5th February 2023
FIFTH SUNDAY, YEAR A
Readings: Isaiah 58:7-10 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16
Sat 4th Feb 17.30 Confessions
18.00 John & Joy Hubbard RIP (Fogarty)
Sun 5th Feb FIFTH SUNDAY, Racial Justice Day
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Edward Przydrozny RIP (Przydrozna)
Mon 6th Feb 09.15 ss Paul Miki + Comp. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Private Intention (Jones)
Tues 7th Feb 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Harrington family (Sheehan)
Wed 8th Feb 09.15 ss Jerome + Josephine Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 John Rayer RIP (Morris)
Thurs 9th Feb 08.00 Priest’s intention
Fri 10th Feb 09.15 St Scholastica Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Foundation: Virginia Bolton RIP
Sat 11th Feb 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Mrs Zoe Baker RIP (Duff)
Sun 12th Feb SIXTH SUNDAY
08.30 Victor Weeks RIP (Weeks)
10.30 William Dawson-Asaam RIP (Asaam)
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.
*************PURSE FOUND. SEE FR DOUG********************
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week £1020.44 Incl. S.O.s
Next week Parish St Vincent de Paul Society
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 card reader 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 will receive 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
We are so blessed to have a wonderful church and there is abeautiful atmosphere of prayer and devotion before mass on weekdays and on Sundays. We are further blessed with a wonderful foyer and also a covered apron outside. Those are great areas to undertake the very important tasks of meeting and greeting. At the moment, many of us – me included – use the church itself to socialise. As we approach Lent might we all make a resolution to leave the church in silence after mass for those who wish to pray and instead, chat with others in the foyer or on the apron.
God Bless, Fr Doug
DIOCESAN LENTEN RETREAT: “Renewed in Hope”
The retreat format will be similar to last year’s one. There will be a video and then points to ponder along with a written summary. The theme this year is “Renewed in Hope” and it is based on the Sunday readings of Lent. Anyone can sign up to receive it. You will then receive an email each Monday with the “video” input and points to ponder. Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/hVT7Dv or via https://www.southwarkdsc.org.uk/.
ALTERNATIVELY, you can participate with others in 3 different church locations and share the experience with other Christians in Bexley. (The ‘video’ will be projected onto the ‘large screen’ and there will be time for reflection, prayer and sharing)
Mondays, 1.30 – 3.00 St. John Fisher Hall, beginning 20th February
Tuesdays 10.30 – 12.00 URC (opposite the war memorial) beginning 28th February
Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. St John’s Church beginning 1st March
YOUNG ADULT (18-35) MONTHLY MEETINGS
Facilitated by Sr Anouska fcJ, at FCJ Spirituality Centre, near Euston Station 7-8.30pm
A time of input, prayer and sharing on a new topic each month.
This month: 16 February – Renewal: What’s the point of Lent?
Each year we live the Lenten season and try to turn our hearts and minds to God by acts of prayer, fasting and good works. But what’s the point? Why does the church give us this time of renewal?
To attend this evening please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BUILDING A BETTER MARRIAGE – This Saturday morning online session on – February 18 is aimed at couples with average-to-good marriages who would like to improve their relationship further and gain insights into their communication and the call of the Church to the married. No personal sharing! Email – Carole on email@example.com or phone 07983 524 727.
GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER – SycamOre is an online course exploring our Catholic faith and suitable for individuals and couples alike. Weekly one-hour session take place through Lent on Tuesday evenings from 8-9pm starting on February 28. For more details or to register, visit the website: Growing in Faith Together – Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis (rcaos.org.uk)
CELEBRATE PARENTING FOR FAITH – A new online course for those with babies and toddlers, 5 weeks from February 23 – March 23. 8pm, 45 mins. https://www.celebratetrust.org/-
Marriage preparation courses are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A FOUR WEEK INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED RETREAT
Sun 26th Feb to Sun 26th March 2023 Each week, you are invited to meet with your spiritual accompanier at any of the following: Lewisham, Brockley, Sidcup, West Wickham, Bexley, Swanley, or online. You can find information about the retreat at email@example.com. Contact us via email or the website.
LENTEN QUIET DAY
Sat, 4 March 10– 4 , at Srs of St Andrew, Belmont Hill, Lewisham – with Sr. Sigrun.
A RESIDENTIAL SILENT RETREAT
Fri 17 – Sun 19 March: Stepping Stones into Silence, a retreat for beginners with personal accompaniment by a sister (self-catering).
Monday, 13 March, ‘Nothing can be loved at speed’ – 10.30 am for 11.00 start and ends 3.30pm, with Sr. Christiane and/or Sr. Regula. Further information at firstname.lastname@example.org