SUNDAY 26th March 2023,
FIFTH SUNDAY of LENT, YEAR A
Readings:Ezekiel 37:12-14, Psalm 129, Romans 8:8-11, Gospel: John 11:1-45
Sat 25th Mar 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Marie Lenergan RIP (Staden)
Sun 26th Mar FIFTH SUNDAY of LENT
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Madeline Grainger (Choir)
Mon 27th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Joe Nazareth RIP (Almeida)
Tues 28th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Marie Sullivan (Sullivan)
Wed 29th Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Pam Sarton RIP (Fitzpatrick)
Thurs 30th Mar 08.00 Priest’s intention
Fri 31st Mar 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Wedding Anniv:John & Margaret Bird RIP (Bird)
10.30 Stations of the Cross
Sat 1st Apr 17.30 Confessions
18.00 David Watkins RIP (Morris)
Sun 2nd Apr PALM SUNDAY
08.30 Juliet Benedict RIP (Jeyaseelan)
10.30 John Larkin RIP (Larkin)
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 £907.40
Last week: Poor Parishes £135.11
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 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 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
In celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis asks us to renew the act of consecration to Our Lady that took on March 25 last year. Here are the key words of the consecration which we will use in masses this weekend:
Mother of God and our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we solemnly entrust and consecrate ourselves, the Church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine. Grant that war may end and peace spread throughout the world. We trust that, through your heart, peace will dawn once more. To you we consecrate the future of the whole human family, the needs and expectations of every people, and the hopes of the world. God Bless, Fr Doug
DIOCESAN LENTEN RETREAT: “Renewed in Hope”
It is coming to am end now but feel free to join in any session remaining
Mondays, 1.30 – 3.00 St. John Fisher Hall.
Tuesdays 10.30 – 12.00 URC
Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. St John’s Church
We remind you that we hope to be able to resume receiving Holy Communion “under both kinds” if we wish to, starting at The Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday. It will depend of course on there being sufficient numbers of our Eucharistic Ministers being happy to administer the Chalice. Let us be clear that no one is obliged to receive Holy Communion from the shared chalice and that Jesus Christ is received sacramentally, whole, and entire, under one kind. The totality of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord is received in either or both species.
DAVID WATKINS RIP
Please pray for the soul of David Watkins. His funeral will be in church at 11.00 on April 4th
PAT LIDDIARD RIP
Please pray for the soul of Pat Liddiard who has died
PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES
Boxes of Planned Giving Envelopes are now available in the foyer.
Please take your box for the year 2023/2024. Thank you. Edna Fernandes, Gift Aid Organiser
Ear ring found in Church on 18/19 March.
Please see Fr Doug if it is yours
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
We can be contacted by leaving a message with the Parish Office, a note through the Presbytery Door or using the Parish email address as above.
WORLD YOUTH DAY LISBON –
31st July to 7th August 2023 The Archdiocese of Southwark is taking a group of pilgrims (aged 18-35) to World Youth Day. For info visit https://bit.kinsly/WYDSouthwark and www.lisboa2023.org/en/.
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