Newsletter

SUNDAY 25th September 2022 

26th SUNDAY 

Readings: Amos 145:7-10, Psalm 145, 1 Timothy 6:11-16, Luke: 16:19-31 PAGE 143

 

Sat       24th Sep     17.30                     Confessions

 18.00                       For the Parish

 

Sun     25th Sep       26th SUNDAY           

                               08.30                     Teresa’s Thanksgiving (Li)

10.30                      Lance Grainger RIP (Hewitt/Grainger family)

 

Mon    26th Sep      09.15  ss Cosmos+Damian      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00                      Beth & Mick Minihane RIP (Sheehan) 

 

Tues    27th Sep        No Mass today

 

Wed    28th Sep      09.15  ss Wenceslaus+Lawrence Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00                      Work of St Vincent de Paul (AIC + SVP)             

 

Fri        30th Sep      09.15  St Jerome     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 10.00                        Mike Hackett RIP (Burt)

 

Sat       1st Oct        17.30                        Confessions

                               18.00                        Ivor John Burton Bowen RIP (Wood)

 

Sun     2nd Oct          27th SUNDAY                       

                               08.30                        Kay Gillespie RIP (Gillespie Family)

                               10.30                        Rex Wheatley RIP (Wheatley) 

                                                                                                                                                                        

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE:   Due to a technical fault we are unable to live stream the Mass at present.

 

FINANCES   

Many thanks for your offertory collection last week:                  £941.07         Incl. S.O.s

2nd collection for Catholic Agency for the Support of Evangelization     £96.97

You may prefer to make your offering electronically 

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.

 

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 advisable. Thank you

 

OUR PARISH HALL

Our hall is available for hire. Please email bexley@rcaos.org.uk at ANY time for enquiries and our hall secretary will get back to you. Please do not telephone the parish office or Fr Doug’s emergency mobile number, if you can avoid it. 

 

Please join us in the Hall for refreshments after the 10.30 mass

  

THE DEATH OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Statement from Archbishop John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark

 

The announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a cause of great sadness for her beloved family, for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and all people of goodwill.

We give thanks to Almighty God for Her Majesty’s life of unfailing dedication and the outstanding example of Her Majesty’s service, faithful unto death. As a devoted disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, Her Majesty witnessed to the Gospel of God’s love for all people and worked tirelessly to strengthen harmony, to defend justice and to promote peace. We now pray for the repose of her soul, remembering the promise of Christ, who is the Resurrection and the life: ‘I am with you always, even until the end of time.’ (Mt 28:20) May Her Majesty rest in peace and rise in glory.

 We pray for our King, for the Queen Consort and for all the Royal Family at this time. We offer to them our deepest sympathy and condolence. Let us also pray for our United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, grateful to God for Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life and selfless commitment to the promises she made at her Coronation. 

 We beseech you Almighty God, that your servant Elizabeth, who by your mercy received the government of this realm, and who dedicated her life entirely to the service of her people, may now rest from her labours in the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Dear Parishioners

I, of course, echo the sentiments of Archbishop John. I have admired her wonderful commitment to her vocation, … well, for all my life! She has been a great witness to the best qualities of humanity whereby we can make a decision to give of ourselves and stick with it through thick and thin.

 

By the way, you will have noticed that the paving in front of the church (and presbytery) has had a good clean. A local company, Flawless Cleaning Services, did the work free of charge for the church. They undertake such work for others and invite you to nominate any worthy causes. Of course should you wish to employ the company to work for you then the work they have done for us is a reference for them. The number is 07898 154279       

 God Bless,                  Fr Doug

 

AUTUMN SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME

Our spirituality committee have organised an autumn programme about Ways into Prayer. Meetings will be at 7.30 – 9 on Mondays Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28 

and repeated at 1 – 2.30 on Mondays Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5. Make a date!

 

RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE

The relics will be in our own St George’s Cathedral during 19th to 21st October and in Aylesford Priory 24th to 28th October. Register their attendance: http://www.stbernadette.org.uk/registration.

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATIONS PRESENTERS – Job vacancy: a married couple, both being practising Catholics, to present 6 courses a year in various locations in South London and Kent, as well as providing cover in case of colleagues’ illness.  Salary: £30,000 pro rata (£7,000) for the couple.  Mileage paid in addition.  All training will be given.  For full job description and further details, please contact liamgallaher@rcaos.org.uk Closing date for applications: October 14.

 

ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC OPEN EVENING – THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER –

For prospective students and parents.  Presentations by Headteacher, Mrs. Thompson, at 5.10 pm and 7.30 pm, followed by tours of the school.  For further information visit: www.stccg.co.uk

 

ESCORTED PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE – 17th OCTOBER, 2022 – £699 per person full board sharing.  For further information please contact Patricia on 01268 762278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com

 

PARISH SOCIAL NIGHT

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Parish Social 60s/70s night last weekend by buying tickets and/or attending. It was great fun and nice to come together socially as a community once again

 

ENJOY A QUIET MORNING FOR PRAYER AND REFLECTION …

Saturday October 7th or Saturday November 5th

Both mornings are from 11am to 1pm at Sanctuary, Swanley Village. Make some time for space, prayer and reflection. Numbers limited, please book for a place – by email tkilcullen@live.co.uk or text to 07977978536

 

Newsletter: Please copy notices to Fr Doug by previous Wednesday

 

Newsletter

SUNDAY 18th September 2022

 25th SUNDAY 

Readings: Amos 8:4-7, Psalm 11, 1 Timothy 2:16-14, Luke: 16:10-13 PAGE 140

 

Sat       17th Sep        17.30        Confessions

  18.00        John Rayer RIP + Anne & family (Liddiard)

 

Sun     18th Sep       25th SUNDAY           

                               08.30         Private Intention (Sullivan family)

  10.30         Edward Przydrozny RIP (Haggart)                 

 

Mon    19th Sep         09.15         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00         John & Helen Evans RIP (Evans) 

 

Tues    20th Sep        No Mass today

 

Wed    21st Sep        09.15  St Matthew     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00           Tess Truman RIP (Truman family)                       

 

Fri        23rd Sep        09.15  St Pius of Pietrelcina     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

  10.00          Olga Bowman RIP (Bowman)

 

Sat       14th Sep        17.30            Confessions

                               18.00             For the Parish

 

Sun     25th Sep       26th SUNDAY                       

                               08.30            Teresa’s Thanksgiving (Li)

                                 10.30             Lance Grainger RIP (Hewitt/Grainger family) 

                                                                                                                                                                        

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

Due to a fault in one part of the equipment we are unable to stream masses to the internet. The livestream will resume as soon as possible. The Sunday sermon is still on this website in printed form.

 

FINANCES   

Many thanks for your offertory collection last week:                  £981.37         Incl. S.O.s

Last Week’s 2nd collection for Catholic Education Service       £154.34

This week 2nd collection for Catholic Agency for the Support of Evangelization

 

You may prefer to make your offering electronically 

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.

 

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 advisable. Thank you

 

OUR PARISH HALL

Our hall is available for hire. Please email bexley@rcaos.org.uk 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

 

Dear Parishioners 

 

The week has been dominated by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and there has been quite a wide range of reaction. A few people have found the coverage to be tiresome but most feel a connection at some level and a desire to participate in some way in what is going on. Only the hardy have queued for hours and hours to pay their respect as Her Majesty lies “In State” but all of us can at least return to the prayerful intervention that our Archbishop led us in last week:

 

“We give thanks to Almighty God for Her Majesty’s life of unfailing dedication and the outstanding example of Her Majesty’s service, faithful unto death. We now pray for the repose of her soul, remembering the promise of Christ, who is the Resurrection and the life: ‘I am with you always, even until the end of time.’ (Mt 28:20) May Her Majesty rest in peace and rise in glory. We pray too for our King, for the Queen Consort and for all the Royal Family at this time.” 

 

Also pages that will form our own Book of Condolence are available for signing in the Church Foyer. It will remain there over the next few weeks before we bind it and sent it to the Palace.

 

We beseech you Almighty God, that your servant Elizabeth, who by your mercy received the government of this realm, and who dedicated her life entirely to the service of her people, may now rest from her labours in the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

I shall be away this week. Masses will be said by clergy from Erith, to whom we are very grateful.

Note though that there is no mass on Tuesday.

God Bless,             Fr Doug

 

CANON PETER STODART

Canon Peter is now the tenant in the Parish Flat, although as you know, due to an accident he is unable to take up occupancy at the moment. His physiotherapy is going well however, and he hopes to move in sometime in October and is looking forward to being part of the parish of St. John Fisher in his retirement. Please keep him in your prayers.

 

AUTUMN SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME

Our spirituality committee have organised an autumn programme about Ways into Prayer. Meetings will be at 7.30 – 9 on Mondays Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28 and repeated at 1 – 2.30 on Mondays Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5. Make a date!

 

RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE

The relics will be in our own St George’s Cathedral during 19th to 21st October and in Aylesford Priory 24th to 28th October. Register their attendance: http://www.stbernadette.org.uk/registration.

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

Children’s liturgy recommenced last Sunday 11th September. We meet every Sunday during term time in the hall during the first part of 10.30 mass. Families and carers with children from pre-school to Year 4 are encouraged to attend.  We look forward to welcoming you back

Newsletter

SUNDAY 11th September 2022,

 24th SUNDAY 

Readings: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalm 50, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke: 15:1-10 PAGE 136

 

Sat  10th Sep        17.30       Confessions

       18.00       Teresa Gilby (Wheatley)

 

Sun     11th Sep       24th SUNDAY           

                             08.30      Marie & Jack Warnes 1st Anniv. (Cannon)

       10.30      Geoff Hinton RIP (Wheatley)

 

Mon    12th Sep     09.15      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                             10.00       Peggy & Sean Lawlor 60th Anniv. (Kilcullen) 

 

Tues   13th Sep      09.15      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

        10.00       Gloria & Tony Laws (Connolly) 

 

Wed   14th Sep     10.00       Funeral Mass for Diane Melaugh

 

Fri      16th Sep       09.15  ss Cornelius & Cyprian    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

         10.00       Harrington Family RIP (Sheehan)

 

Sat     17th Sep       17.30       Confessions

                               18.00       John Rayer RIP + Anne & family (Liddiard)

 

Sun    18th Sep       25th SUNDAY                       

                                08.30        Private Intention (Sullivan family)

                               10.30         Edward Przydrozny RIP (Haggart) 

                                                                                                                                                                        

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

We are sorry that a technical glitch means our live streaming is temporarily unavailable.  We hope to resume as soon as possible.

 

FINANCES   

Many thanks for your offertory collection last week:                  £966.02         Incl. S.O.s

This week 2nd collection for Catholic Education Service

Next week 2nd collection for Catholic Agency for the Support of Evangelization

You may prefer to make your offering electronically 

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.

 

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 advisable. Thank you

 

OUR PARISH HALL

Our hall is available for hire. Please email bexley@rcaos.org.uk at ANY time for enquiries and our hall secretary will get back to you. Please do not telephone the parish office or Fr Doug’s emergency mobile number, if you can avoid it. 

 

Please join us in the Hall for refreshments after the 10.30 mass

 

Newsletter: Please copy notices to Fr Doug by previous Wednesday

 

THE DEATH OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Statement from Archbishop John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark

 

The announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a cause of great sadness for her beloved family, for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and all people of goodwill.

We give thanks to Almighty God for Her Majesty’s life of unfailing dedication and the outstanding example of Her Majesty’s service, faithful unto death. As a devoted disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, Her Majesty witnessed to the Gospel of God’s love for all people and worked tirelessly to strengthen harmony, to defend justice and to promote peace. We now pray for the repose of her soul, remembering the promise of Christ, who is the Resurrection and the life: ‘I am with you always, even until the end of time.’ (Mt 28:20) May Her Majesty rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

We pray for our King, for the Queen Consort and for all the Royal Family at this time. We offer to them our deepest sympathy and condolence. Let us also pray for our United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, grateful to God for Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life and selfless commitment to the promises she made at her Coronation. 

 

We beseech you Almighty God, that your servant Elizabeth, who by your mercy received the government of this realm, and who dedicated her life entirely to the service of her people, may now rest from her labours in the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Dear Parishioners

I of course echo the sentiments of Archbishop John. I have admired her wonderful commitment to her vocation, … well, for all my life! She has been a great witness to the best qualities of humanity whereby we can make a decision to give of ourselves and stick with it through thick and thin.

 

By the way, you will have noticed that the paving in front of the church (and presbytery) has had a good clean. A local company, Flawless Cleaning Services, did the work free of charge for the church. They undertake such work for others and invite you to nominate any worthy causes. Of course should you wish to employ the company to work for you then the work they have done for us is a reference for them. The number is 07898 154279 God Bless,                                                                                                                                           Fr Doug

 

PARISH SOCIAL EVENT

Come, join us in the Church Hall on Saturday 17th September from 7.30 pm for our 60s/70s night – live band, bar open, bring your own nibbles, fancy dress optional (60’s/70’s) – Tickets on sale after 10.30 am Mass this Sunday – Adults £10, children £5. Alternatively ring Jo on 07941 167771.

 

AUTUMN SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME

Our spirituality committee have organised an autumn programme about Ways into Prayer. Meetings will be at 7.30 – 9 on Mondays Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28 and repeated at 1 – 2.30 on Mondays Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5. Make a date!

 

RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE

The relics will be in our own St George’s Cathedral during 19th to 21st October and in Aylesford Priory 24th to 28th October. Register their attendance: http://www.stbernadette.org.uk/registration.

 

DIANE MELAUGH RIP

Please pray for Diane who has died. Her funeral will be on Wednesday 14th September at 10.00.

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

Children’s liturgy recommences this Sunday 11th September. We meet every Sunday during term time in the hall during the first part of 10.30 mass. Families and carers with children from pre-school to Year 4 are encouraged to attend.  We look forward to welcoming you back this week.