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SUNDAY 15th May 2022

5th SUNDAY OF EASTER 

Readings: Acts 14:21-27, Psalm 144  Apocalypse 21:1-5,  John 13:31-35

 

Sat       14th May        17.30                  Confessions

       18.00               Win Morden RIP (Friends)

 

Sun     15th May       5th SUNDAY of EASTER                                       

                               08.30               For the Parish           

       10.30               Deceased Relatives & Friends (Lyons family)

 

Mon    16th May          09.15   St. Simon Stock  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

       10.00               Jeanette Braganza RIP (Almeida) 

 

Tues   17th May          09.15                       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                         10.00               Serse Cima (FM)

 

Weds  18th May        09.15                         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00                Fiona Boome (Howie)

 

Fri        20th May        09.15                       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

       10.00               Emmanuel Addo (Asaam) 

 

Sat       21st May       17.30                        Confessions

                               18.00                Beth Jefferson (Friends)

 

Sun     22nd May     6th SUNDAY of EASTER               

                             08.30               Edward Przydrozny RIP (Przydrozny)                  

                                 10.30                Ken Crump RIP (McCarthy)

                                                                                             

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

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.

 

FINANCES   

Direct Bank Payments to RCAS Bexley, (new name) Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763

Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.

Many thanks for your collection last week:   £888.35         Including standing orders

Retiring Collection:     Priest’s Training Fund          £511.10                                                                     

CERTIFICATE OF TAX LETTERS

Please collect them from the back of the Church if you have requested one.

We would like to thank all the Parishioners for your Gift Aid donations/other contributions and support for the Year ending 2021/22.

 

COVID 

·      Please sanitise your hands on entry and wear facial coverings, unless medically exempt

·      We are permitted to give Holy Communion in the hand.

·      Your offertory contributions should be made on entry in the baskets at the door

 

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Dear Parishioners

Tuesday is a day of prayer for survivors of sexual abuse, including those who are survivors of abuse by clergy or others in the church. Our thoughts are often drawn to the perpetrators of this terrible crime and bringing them to justice but our prayers should begin with asking God for healing of the damage done to those who suffer this horror. It is a life changing event for them.

                                                      God Bless,                          Fr Doug

 

PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This will take place after the 10.30 mass this Sunday 15th  May, starting about 12 noon. You are all very welcome to attend. The bars will be open for refreshments beforehand.. 

 

PARISH BARN DANCE 

You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 18 June from 7.30 until 10.30pm. (Bar open from 7pm).  Great fun for all the family.  No experience necessary!  Tickets will be on sale after each Sunday mass until 12 June.  Adults £8/Child £4.  Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303

 

SAFEGUARDING EVENT – SATURDAY 28TH MAY 2022

Some groups of volunteers are required to have a current DBS check in order to fulfill their roles because they supervise or potentially come into contact with children or vulnerable adults. We need to ensure that all of our volunteers for the following groups are covered:

*Children’s Liturgy * Altar Servers * Special Ministers * Catechists * SVP * Volunteer Drivers

* Choir Leader

To help with this the Parish Safeguarding Team and representatives from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team will be here on Saturday 28th May 2022 from 9.00 -12.00 noon to process new DBS clearance for our volunteers. The process is relatively straightforward but you will need to attend with three pieces of identification including photographic evidence such as a passport or driving licence and a current utility bill/ bank statement/P60 with your current address.

Thank you very much and looking forward to seeing you on the 28th –  Parish Safeguarding Team

 

CHURCH CLEANING

Please note a revised rota for week commencing Monday, 2 May is available for collection from the cleaners cupboard in the Sacristy. We now have two new groups. Each group will clean every ten weeks instead of six weeks previously.

 

VACANCIES

Secretary to Episcopal Vicar for South East London 

and Commissions for Racial Equality and Education

This is initially a 12 month contract for 3 days per week, based in Blackheath to support the newly created Episcopal Vicar function.  This is a senior secretarial position which requires someone with considerable previous secretarial experience and excellent organisational skills.  Must be self-motivated.

 

Diocesan Central Services Administrator

Based in Bowen House, SE1 this is a full time administrative position which will provide support for a variety of functions as well as covering reception duties.  Must have previous admin/secretarial experience and be very adaptable to changing priorities.

Full details of both jobs are available on the Diocesan website:  Vacancies: Archdiocese of Southwark (rcsouthwark.co.uk)

 

St. Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive – Chaplain 

The successful candidate will be a practicing catholic with an approachable demeanour and friendly way of relating to young adults. Closing date: 5 June, 2022.

For more details see www.stmcomprehensive.org/Support-Staff-Vacancies/

 

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SUNDAY 8th May 2022 

4th SUNDAY OF EASTER – Good Shepherd Sunday

Readings: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm:99  Apocalypse 7:9, 14-17 John 10:27-30

 

Sat       7th May      17.30              Confessions

                               18.00              Pet Kilcullen (Kilcullen)

 

Sun     8th May         4th SUNDAY of EASTER                                       

                               08.30              Holy Souls     

                               10.30              Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)

 

Mon    9th May     09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

                             10.00              Deacon Michael Baldry RIP (Asaam family)

 

Tues   10th May    09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00              For the Parish

 

Weds  11th May    09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00              Tina Troy-Dymock RIP (Wheatley)

 

Fri       13th May    09.15   Our Lady of Fatima       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00              Tony Frake (Choir) 

 

Sat      14th May      17.30              Confessions

                                18.00              Win Morden RIP (Friends)

 

Sun     15th May       5th SUNDAY of EASTER

                                 08.30              For the Parish           

                                10.30              Deceased Relatives & Friends (Lyons family)

 

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

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

live streamlogo copy

Recordings are available. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.

 

FINANCES   

Direct Bank Payments to RCAS Bexley, (new name) Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763

Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.

Many thanks for your collection last week:                      £976.25         Including standing orders

Mission Appeal Verona Fathers for Comboni  Mission  £366.61

This Week                                                                 Priest’s Training Fund      

 

COVID 

·      Please sanitise your hands on entry and wear facial coverings, unless medically exempt.

·      For the time being, Holy Communion must continue to be given under one kind only.

·      Your offertory contributions should be made on entry in the baskets at the door

 

UNIVERSE CATHOLIC WEEKLY

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Dear Parishioners

 

PRIEST TRAINING FUND COLLECTION – This  weekend  

On Good Shepherd Sunday we pray for vocations to the priesthood and we have our annual coolection to pay for the training of priests.

The priesthood has always been essential to the life of the Church. Once ordained, our priests dedicate their lives to serving Christ in various ministries in our diocese.

We currently have 6 men in formation to the priesthood for our diocese. We are blessed to have them but it costs £30,000 per year to sponsor each seminarian and the y study for 6 years before ordination! We do therefore need your financial support as well as your prayers. Please be prepared to give generously. You may prefer to donate online: www.rcaos.org.uk/donate/PTF

 

                                                God Bless,                Fr Doug

 

WELCOME Lyla

We welcome Lyla Kilkenny into our Church at the 10.30 mass. Congratulations to her family

 

PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This will take place after the 10.30 mass on Sunday 15th  May, starting about 12 noon. You are all very welcome to attend. The bars will be open for refreshments beforehand.. 

 

PARISH BARN DANCE 

You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 18 June from 7.30 until 10.30pm. (Bar open from 7pm).  Great fun for all the family.  No experience necessary!  Tickets will go on sale after each Sunday mass from next weekend until 12 June.  Adults £8/Child £4.  Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303

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SAFEGUARDING EVENT – SATURDAY 28TH MAY 2022

Like most parishes up and down the country we are heavily reliant on parish volunteers who give up their time, energy and skills to ensure our parish community flourishes. Some groups of volunteers are required to have a current DBS check in order to fulfill their roles because they supervise or potentially come into contact with children or vulnerable adults. We need to ensure that all of our volunteers for the following groups are covered:

*Children’s Liturgy * Altar Servers * Special Ministers * Catechists * SVP * Volunteer Drivers

* Choir Leader

To help with this the Parish Safeguarding Team and representatives from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team will be here on Saturday 28th May 2022 from 9.00 -12.00 noon to process new DBS clearance for our volunteers. The process is relatively straightforward but you will need to attend with three pieces of identification including photographic evidence such as a passport or driving licence and a current utility bill/ bank statement/P60 with your current address.

Thank you very much and looking forward to seeing you on the 28th –  Parish Safeguarding Team

 

CHURCH CLEANING

Please note a revised rota for week commencing Monday, 2 May is available for collection from the cleaners cupboard in the Sacristy. We now have two new groups. Each group will clean every ten weeks instead of six weeks previously.

 

CHAPLAIN REQUIRED – St. Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive – Eltham SE9 

The successful candidate will be a practicing catholic with an approachable demeanour and friendly way of relating to young adults. Closing date: 5 June, 2022.

For more details see www.stmcomprehensive.org/Support-Staff-Vacancies/

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SUNDAY 1st May 2022

3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER

Readings: Acts 5:27-32.40-41 Psalm:29  Apocalypse 5:11 14 John 21:1-19.

 

Sat       30th  Apr    17.30                  Confessions                                                                             

                              18.00                   Pet Kilcullen & Family (Long)

 

Sun     1st May    3rd SUNDAY of EASTER                                       

                               08.30        Margaret McQuaid RIP (McQuaid Family)                                    

                               10.30        Ken Crump (Lyons)

 

Mon    2nd May     09.15  St Athanasius   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

                               10.00      Michael Brown (Botterill )   

 

Tues   3rd May     09.15             Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                                                                                                                    10.00   ss Philip + James  Private Intention (Connolly)

 

Weds   4th May    09.15         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                                                                                                                        10.00          John & Anne Rayer (Maureen Fitzpatrick)

 

Fri      6th May    09.15   St John Paine  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                                                                                                           10.00         Carole Hughes (Wheatley family) 

 

Sat    7th May     17.30    Confessions                                                                                           

                           18.00           Pet Kilcullen (Kilcullen)

 

Sun  8th May    4th SUNDAY of EASTER               

                           08.30        Holy Souls                                                                                                                                                                   10.30         Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)

                                                                                             

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

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

live streamlogo copy

Recordings are available. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.

 

FINANCES   

Direct Bank Payments to RCAS Bexley, (new name) Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763

Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.

Many thanks for your collection last week:  £970.33         Including standing orders.

 St. George’s Cathedral:  £206.10         

This Week      Mission Appeal Verona Fathers for Comboni Mission

Next Week     Priest’s Training Fund         

 

COVID 

·      Please sanitise your hands on entry and wear facial coverings, unless medically exempt.

·      For the time being, Holy Communion must continue to be given under one kind only.

·      Your offertory contributions should be made on entry in the baskets at the door

 

UNIVERSE CATHOLIC WEEKLY

We have launched our new online newspaper. Order your Digital 4 weeks FREE trial supply by calling Michelle on 0743 661 7650 or email: michelle.jones@universecatholicweekly.co.uk

 

 

Dear Parishioners

I am pleased to be back but I had a wonderful week’s holiday on the Island of Gozo, near Malta. I was walking for the most part, but there was a bit of sight seeing to be done too, especially in regard to churches, basilicas and cathedrals. The Church community is thriving and the churches are so fresh – nothing tired-looking about them. The highlight was a short pilgrimage to the national shrine of Ta Pinu with its beautiful basilica, recently visited by Pope Francis.

Anyway, back to business!!

                                                God Bless,                Fr Doug

 

WELCOME FIA

We welcome Fia Webber into our Church at the 10.30 mass. Congratulations to her family

 

MISSION APPEAL 

We welcome Fr Mario Cerda of the Verona Fathers who will be preaching the appeal for the Comboni Mission, and will be joining Fr Doug in the celebration of masses.

 

PRIEST TRAINING FUND COLLECTION – Next  weekend  

On Good Shepherd Sunday we always pray for vocations to the priesthood and we have our annual coolection to pay for the training of priests.

The priesthood has always been essential to the life of the Church. Once ordained, our priests dedicate their lives to serving Christ in various ministries in our diocese.

We currently have 6 men in formation to the priesthood in our diocese. We are blessed to have them but it costs £30,000 per year to sponsor each seminarian and the y study for 6 years before ordination! new do therefore need your financial support as well as your prayers. Please be prepared to give generously. You may prefer to donate online: www.rcaos.org.uk/donate/PTF

 

ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1982 VISIT OF POPE St John Paul II To St George’s Cathedral 

There will be Mass with Anointing of the Sick on 28 May 2022 at 12.30 PM

Archbishop John will celebrate Mass to mark the fortieth anniversary of the visit of St John Paul II to our Cathedral. During the celebration, the sacrament of  the sick will be administered, as it was on the occasion of St John Paul II’s visit. Parishes are invited to select two people (per parish) to attend this celebration at the Cathedral as representatives of their parish and receive the sacrament of anointing. Please contact Fr Doug by Sunday May 1st if you would like to attend. If there are more than 2 wishing to go, we will have a random selection procedure – a lucky dip!  

 

CHURCH CLEANING

Please note a revised rota for week commencing Monday, 2 May is available for collection from the cleaners cupboard in the Sacristy. We now have two new groups. Each group will clean every ten weeks instead of six weeks previously.

 

DRIVERS

Volunteers are needed to transport elderly patients. A few hours per week, expenses covered.

See the notice in the foyer (Pastoral Care Board). Or ring 020 8836 8510

 

BEXLEY PHOENIX CHOIR CONCERT

Saturday May 28th 2022 – 7.30pm – St John’s Church Wrotham Rd, Meopham, Kent DA13 0AA

http://www.bexleyphoenixchoir.org.uk A programme of sacred and secular music – Tickets £10.00 – Students £5.00 -Schoolchildren free. Contact Pat Shelbrooke -01732 823335 or Office -01474 813106 or on the door 

 

CHAPLAIN REQUIRED – St. Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive – Eltham SE9 

The successful candidate will be a practicing catholic with an approachable demeanour and friendly way of relating to young adults. Closing date: 5 June, 2022.

For more details see www.stmcomprehensive.org/Support-Staff-Vacancies/