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SUNDAY 14th August 2022

 ASSUMPTION 

 

Readings: Apocalypse11:19; 12:1-6.10 Psalm 44, Corinthians 15: 20-26, Luke1:39-56 PAGE 188

 

Sat    13th Aug        17.30                Confessions

                               18.00                Bernadette Willoughby RIP (Wood)

 

Sun   14th Aug       ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY      

                               08.30                Kit & Hugh O’Reilly RIP (Sheehan)          

                               10.30                 Christiana Anim RIP (Asaam)

 

Mon  15th Aug        09.15                  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00                  John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Weeks)         

 

Tues  16th Aug        09.15  St Stephen       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00                    Peter Hogg RIP (Botterill/Connolly)

 

Wed   17th Aug        09.15                    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00                     Maria Ward & Maria Burke (Wheatley)

 

Fri      19th Aug        09.15  St John Eudes     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                10.00                     Private Intention (Sullivan Family)

 

Sat     20th Aug        17.30                      Confessions

                                18.00                      Karen Espinasse RIP (B&E Fernandes)

 

Sun     21st Aug       21ST SUNDAY                      

                                 08.30                      For the Parish

                                 10.30                      Edward Przydrozny (Przydrozna)

                                                                                                                                                                        

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

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

live streamlogo copy

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

 

FINANCES   

Your offertory contributions can be made on entry in the baskets at the door or…

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:                                              £1137.90       Incl S.O.s

 

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

 

Dear Parishioners

A few people have asked about our prayer for peace each Sunday in the bidding prayers at mass. So let me remind you that it echoes the prayer of Pope Francis in his consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which took place on that great Feast of Mary on June 25th this year.

 

God Bless,                                                                         Fr Doug

 

DAY OF REFLECTION

August 20th 11 to 3pm at Sanctuary, Swanley Village, led by Chris Chapman and Trudy Kilcullen – booking essential email tkilcullen@live.co.uk or telephone 07977978536

 

PARISH SOCIAL EVENT

Fancy a boogie? Time to dust off those platform shoes! Come along to our 60’s/70’s night – dancing to a live band – in the Church hall on Saturday 17th September.  Doors open from 7.30pm, music 8-10.30pm, bar open, bring your own nibbles, fancy dress optional (60’s/70’s style).  Adults £10, children £5. Tickets will be on sale after 10.30 mass on Sunday 21st August. 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. Please tell your diaries!

 

RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE

The relics will be in our own St George’s Cathedral during Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st October and they will be in Aylesford Priory Monday 24th to Friday 28th October.

However, fine details seem to vary at the moment. Check for updates! 

Individuals and groups are invited to register their attendance on the Relic Tour website: http://www.stbernadette.org.uk/registration.

 

GRIEF IN LOSS, HOPE IN CHRIST 

A weekend for those who are in mourning at Aylesford Priory 7-9th October. For enquiries please telephone Aylesford Priory 01622 717272

 

APPRENTICESHIP AT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK

The Archdiocese of Southwark are seeking an apprentice to work within the Fundraising & Gift Aid team in their central offices (located Lambeth North).  If you would like to earn a level 3 Business Administrator Standard whilst supporting the work of the Catholic Church in South London and Kent, please find out more by visiting: https://www.rcaos.org.uk/fundraising/apprenticeship

 

THE ALL NATIONS CHARISMATIC GROUP ANNUAL RETREAT – CHRIST IS ALIVE! 

St. Chad’s Church, South Norwood, on Fri 26th August (12noon – 8pm), Sat 27th (9am – 8 pm), picnic on Sund 28th (12 noon – 5pm) Adults £35, children aged 11 – 17 £5 and under 11 are free.  Wideranging programme. Register at https://form.jotform.com/ANCCG/retreat-registration-form

 

 

 

Newsletter

SUNDAY 7th August 2022 

19th SUNDAY 

 

Readings: Wisdom 18: 6-9 Psalm 32, Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19, Luke12:35-40 PAGE 121

 

Sat       6th Aug        17.30                 Confessions

                                18.00                 Ken Crump RIP (Morris)

 

Sun     7th Aug         19TH SUNDAY          

                                 08.30                For the Parish           

                                 10.30                Alex Fernandes RIP (D’Mello/Fernandes family)

Mon    8th Aug           09.15  St Dominic     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                 Bridget Flynn RIP (Koltonicki)                    

 

Tues    9th Aug          09.15  St Teresa Benedicta      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                  Derek Botterill RIP (Botterill)

 

Wed   10th Aug        11.00                  Funeral Mass for Kathleen McCay RIP

 

Fri       12th Aug        09.15St Jane Frances de Chantal Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                10.00                  John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Crump)

 

Sat      13th Aug         17.30                 Confessions

                                  18.00                 Bernadette Willoughby (Wood)

 

Sun    14th Aug        ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY                  

                                  08.30                  Kit & Hugh O’Reilly RIP (Sheehan)

                                  10.30                  Christiana Anim 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 printhttps://stjohnfisherbexley.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/live-streamlogo-copy.jpged form.

 

FINANCES   

Your offertory contributions can be made on entry in the baskets at the door or…

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:           £1059.99       Incl S.O.s

                                    

 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

Dear Parishioners

It is great to be able to announce (below) 3 ordinations this summer. However, the list of those retiring is a much longer one (!) so we must continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood.

God Bless,                                                                         Fr Doug

 

ORDINATIONS

Congratulations to Rev Michael Etuka, Rev Joseph Gulliford, and Rev Alan MacDonald, ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on 16 July 2021, at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.

 

DAY OF REFLECTION

August 20th 11 to 3pm at Sanctuary, Swanley Village, led by Chris Chapman and Trudy Kilcullen – booking essential email tkilcullen@live.co.uk or telephone 07977978536

 

PARISH SOCIAL EVENT

Fancy a boogie? Time to dust off those platform shoes! Come along to our 60’s/70’s night – dancing to a live band – in the Church hall on Saturday 17th September.  Doors open from 7.30pm, music 8-10.30pm, bar open, bring your own nibbles, fancy dress optional (60’s/70’s style).  Adults £10, children £5. Tickets will be on sale after all masses on Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th August and after 10.30 mass on Sunday 21st August. 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. Please tell your diaries!

 

RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE

The relics will be in our own St George’s Cathedral during Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st October and they will be in Aylesford Priory Monday 24th to Friday 28th October.

However, fine details seem to  vary at the moment. Check for updates! 

Individuals and groups are invited to register their attendance on the Relic Tour website: http://www.stbernadette.org.uk/registration.

 

GRIEF IN LOSS, HOPE IN CHRIST 

A weekend for those who are in mourning at Aylesford Priory 7-9th October. For enquiries please telephone Aylesford Priory 01622 717272

 

APPRENTICESHIP AT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK

The Archdiocese of Southwark are seeking an apprentice to work within the Fundraising & Gift Aid team in their central offices (located Lambeth North).  If you would like to earn a level 3 Business Administrator Standard whilst supporting the work of the Catholic Church in South London and Kent, please find out more by visiting: https://www.rcaos.org.uk/fundraising/apprenticeship

 

DEPARTMENTAL ADMINSTRATOR

The Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis is looking for a Departmental Administrator on a part-time,  1-year fixed-term (initially) contract. The successful candidate will support Some Definite Service, the diocesan approach

for parish growth in evangelisation, catechesis, and formation supported through local people, plans, and prayer. Closing date is 5 August 2022. For more information, please visit: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/latest/job-vacancy

 

THE ALL NATIONS CHARISMATIC GROUP ANNUAL RETREAT – CHRIST IS ALIVE! 

St. Chad’s Church, South Norwood, on Fri 26th August (12noon – 8pm), Sat 27th (9am – 8 pm), picnic on Sund 28th (12 noon – 5pm) Adults £35, children aged 11 – 17 £5 and under 11 are free.  Wideranging programme. Register at https://form.jotform.com/ANCCG/retreat-registration-form

Newsletter

SUNDAY 31st July 2022

18th SUNDAY 

 

Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23, Psalm 89, Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11, Luke12:13-21 PAGE 117

 

Sat       30th July    17.30                    Confessions

                               18.00                     Rita Maynard RIP (Sullivan)

 

Sun     31st July       18TH SUNDAY          

                                08.30                    John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Hyde)            

                                10.30                    Zachary Staples RIP (S.Lyons)

 

Mon    1st Aug         09.15   St Alphonsus Liguori     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                10.00                     Marie Sullivan (Friends)                  

 

Tues    2nd Aug                    NO SERVICE TODAY

 

Wed     3rd Aug          09.15                    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                   10.00                    John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Robins)

 

Fri       5th Aug           09.15  Basilica of St Mary Major   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00                     Fr Pat Moloney (Melaugh)

 

Sat      6th Aug           17.30                     Confessions

                                   18.00                     Ken Crump RIP (Morris)

 

Sun    7th Aug          19TH SUNDAY                      

                                    08.30                     For the Parish

                                    10.30                     Alex Fernandes RIP (D’Mello/Fernandes Family)

                                                                                                                                                                        

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 :   

Your offertory contributions can be made on entry in the baskets at the door or…

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:             £898.20         Incl S.O.s

                                    

 

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

 

Dear Parishioners

The priests from Erith will be saying masses here this week as I am on holiday. Please note that there will be no service on Tuesday this week. I am returning at the weekend.

God Bless,                                                                         Fr Doug

 

OFFERTORY AT MASS:  Due to Covid, our offering to God through the financial support of the church got separated from its being offered in the mass– we currently make an offering on the way in to mass and it is brought forward later at the offertory! TODAY we will be returning to our previous better practice of taking a collection and bringing it forward at “The Offertory”. Those who make their offering by standing order should make a spiritual connection with their gift at this time.

STEWARDS

Stewards will need to help ensure that the collection is taken properly.

 

FR JOHN HARTLEY

Father John Hartley, Fr Francis’s brother, with whom he had lived in recent years, died in the early morning of Saturday 23rd July 2022 in Coloma Court, West Wickham. Please pray for the repose of his soul.

 

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. Please tell your diaries!

                                                                                                                      

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

The Meeting Place at St John Fisher Hall, Thanet Road, Bexley, open every Wednesday from 9.30 – 1.30pm is looking for caring, friendly people to lend a hand at a time that suits you. If you would like to help or just find out a bit more of what’s involved, then please come and see us at the Meeting Place and speak to our friendly team.

 

PASSING ON THE FAITH AS GRANDPARENTS

What practical steps can we take and what sort of conversations can we have which will help anchor our grandchildren’s faith? Four online sessions starting August 3, 7:30 – 9pm. Email; Lisette on mflse@rcaos.org.uk

 

GRIEF IN LOSS, HOPE IN CHRIST 

A weekend for those who are in mourning. If your emotions are out of control or if you are feeling at a loss, this weekend is a time for you. A space for you. Aylesford Priory 7-9th October. For enquiries please telephone Aylesford Priory 01622 717272

 

APPRENTICESHIP AT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK

The Archdiocese of Southwark are seeking an apprentice to work within the Fundraising & Gift Aid team in their central offices (located Lambeth North).  If you would like to earn a level 3 Business Administrator Standard whilst supporting the work of the Catholic Church in South London and Kent, please find out more by visiting: https://www.rcaos.org.uk/fundraising/apprenticeship

 

DEPARTMENTAL ADMINSTRATOR

The Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis is looking for a Departmental Administrator on a part-time,  1-year fixed-term (initially) contract. The successful candidate will support Some Definite Service, the diocesan approach

for parish growth in evangelisation, catechesis, and formation supported through local people, plans, and prayer. Closing date is 5 August 2022. For more information, please visit: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/latest/job-vacancy

 

RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE

In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time. This very special once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them. Individuals and groups are warmly invited to register their attendance at their chosen church or cathedral on the Relic Tour website: stbernadette.org.uk/the-tour/ General enquiries: E: contact@stbernadette.org.uk www.stbernadette.org.uk

 

PARISH SOCIAL EVENT

Fancy a boogie? Time to dust off those platform shoes! Come along to our 60’s/70’s night – dancing to a live band – in the Church hall on Saturday 17th September.  Doors open from 7.30pm, music 8-10.30pm, bar open, bring your own nibbles, fancy dress optional (60’s/70’s style).  Adults £10, children £5. Tickets will be on sale after all masses on Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th August and after 10.30 mass on Sunday 21st August. Alternatively ring Jo on 07941 167771