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SUNDAY 24th April 2022 

2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER

Readings: Acts 5:12-6  Apocalypse 1:9-13 17-19   John 20:19-31.

 

Sat       23rd  Apr        18.00             H.M.The Queen (Morris)

 

Sun     24th Apr     2nd SUNDAY of EASTER                                      

                               08.30            Priest’s Intention                              

                               10.30             Santo Puzzolo (Puzzolo)

 

Mon    25th Apr          09.15  St Mark evangelist     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

                               10.00             Delia Sheehan RIP (Sheehan) 

 

Tues   26th Apr         NO MASS

 

Weds   27th Apr         09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00             Maureen Fitzpatrick (Anne Fitzpatrick)

 

Fri        29th Apr        09.15  St Catherine of Siena    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00               Deacon Michael Baldry RIP (Connolly) 

 

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 RIP (Lyons)

                                                                                             

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

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

Thank you all so much for your Easter Offering which is your personal gift for me.

Collection for Holy Places:                         £167.32

This week’s 2nd collection is for the maintenance of St. George’s Cathedral

                                    

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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CERTIFICATE OF TAX LETTER

Parishioners wishing to receive the above Letter for the Tax Year 21/22 please add your name to the List at the back of the Church.”                                                               Edna Fernandes

 

 

Happy Easter, Everyone – Yes, It is Easter for many weeks to come! 

 I am away in Gozo for a few days so please welcome Fr Krzysztof, from Our Lady of the Angels, Erith who is celebrating masses here this week. I will be back before next weekend.

 

Let me once again thank everyone involved in our Easter celebrations:

The stewards, the readers, the cleaners, the altar servers, the sacristans, those who have led the Stations of the Cross and the catechists who led them for the children, those in the music ministry, the person who produced our Easter Garden, and of course those responsible for the wonderful floral display. 

The services seemed to be well-attended and they were much appreciated by everyone.

 

I also offer my personal thanks for your generous Easter offering and for the many cards and good wishes besides.

                                                God Bless,                Fr Doug

 

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT   CANCELLED! 

We are sorry to announce that the Quiz Night planned for Friday 29th April has been cancelled.  This is due to insufficient tickets being sold to make it the success we would like!

 

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 Wilson will celebrate Mass to mark the fortieth anniversary of the visit of St John Paul II to our Cathedral. During this celebration, the sacrament of anointing 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) who might 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 

We are very grateful to the parishioners who have volunteered to help clean the church.  We now have two new groups. Each group will clean every ten weeks instead of six weeks previously.  A revised rota from week commencing Monday 2 May is available for collection in the cleaners’ cupboard in the Sacristy.  

 

THE PASSAGE,

The Passage works with homeless people and is raising funds through the Big Give – a matched giving scheme.  Please visit: https://bit.ly/BigGiveMarch22 to support the campaign. 

 

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 varied programme of sacred and secular music

Tickets £10.00 – Students £5.00 – Schoolchildren Free

available from Pat Shelbrooke – 01732 823335

The Parish Office – 01474 813106 or on the door

 

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SUNDAY 17th April 2022

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EASTER SUNDAY

Readings: Acts 10:34 37-43  Colossians 3:1-4  John 20:1-9

 

Sat    16th Apr   20.00         Easter Vigil      Pat & Marie (Sullivan family)

 

Sun  17th Apr   EASTER SUNDAY                              

                           08.30                        Sheehan & Harrington Families RIP(Sheehan)  

                           10.30                        Rom Bernarte RIP (Bernarte Family)

 

Mon  18th Apr   09.15          Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

                           10.00                       Fiona Boome RIP (Howie) 

 

Tues 19th Apr    09.15           Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                          10.00                         Doreen Harrington (Sheehan)

 

Weds   20th Apr  09.15          Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                            10.00                       John Robins RIP (Robins)

 

Fri       22nd Apr  09.15           Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                            10.00                       Dermot Murphy (Beattie)

 

Sat     23rd Apr  18.00                          H.M.The Queen (Morris)

 

Sun   24th Apr 2nd SUNDAY of EASTER          

                           08.30                         Priest’s Intention        

                           10.30                         Santo Puzzolo (Puzzolo)

                                                          

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

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

live streamlogo copy

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                   £1056.30 incl standing orders

 

This week’s collection is your personal gift to your Parish Priest                  

 

CERTIFICATE OF TAX LETTER

Parishioners wishing to receive the above Letter for the Tax Year 21/22 please add your name to the List at the back of the Church.”                                                  Edna Fernandes

 

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

 

THE 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

 

Happy Easter, Everyone! 

May heaven be praised, may God be adored.

Everything is changed for I have seen the Lord!

What a joy it is, to celebrate Easter in Church with only a few restrictions this year. We have been able to journey with the Lord on a Way that led him through suffering and death to joy and new life, but which also describes our path and our calling through difficulties, through suffering and yes, through death to joys and to new life.

 

Let me thank everyone involved: The stewards, the readers, the cleaners, the altar servers, the sacristans, those who have led the Stations of the Cross and the catechists who led them for the children, those in the music ministry, the person who produced our Easter Garden, and of course those responsible for the wonderful floral display.

I also offer my personal thanks for your Easter offering, your gift to me.

God Bless,             Fr Doug

 

 PARISH QUIZ NIGHT  

FRIDAY 29TH APRIL: Tickets for the quiz night at £8 each are available after the Masses.  If you cannot attend why not offer a prize for the raffle? Contact Anne Rayer 07855 785331

 

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 Wilson will celebrate Mass to mark the fortieth anniversary of the visit of St John Paul II to our Cathedral. During this celebration, the sacrament of anointing 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) who might 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!  

 

THE PASSAGE,

The Passage works with homeless people and is raising funds through the Big Give – a matched giving scheme.  Every £1 donated online by 12 noon on Tuesday 19 April makes £2 or £2.25 if you are a taxpayer.  Please visit: https://bit.ly/BigGiveMarch22 to support the campaign. 

 

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

 

DEACON MICHAEL BALDRY. 

The Requiem Mass will take place on Wed 20th April at 11.30 am  at Our Lady of the Rosary Church followed by the Cremation at Falconwood 

 

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SUNDAY 10th April 2022

 PALM SUNDAY

Readings: Isaiah 50:4-7  Philippians 2:6-11  Luke 22:14-23:56  Luke 23:1-49.

 

Sat    9th Apr      17.30                Confessions

                         18.00                Aidan and Dwayne (Fernandes)

 

Sun  10th Apr        PALM SUNDAY                                           

                           08.30                Sonny Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)                            

                           10.30                Ken Crump RIP (Burt)

 

Mon  11th Apr       09.15               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

                            10.00               Chris White RIP + Krystyna Witulska RIP 

 

Tues 12th Apr        09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                            10.00              Mary Connolly RIP (Eida/Connolly family)

                            19.30               Reconciliation Service

 

Weds 13th Apr   NO PARISH MASS AS CHRISM MASS AT ST GEORGE’S 11.30AM

 

Thurs 14th Apr   Maundy Thursday   20.00  John & Anne Rayer (Choir)

 

Fri     15th Apr    Good Friday             10.00  Childrens’ Stations

                                                            15.00   Solemn Liturgy 

Sat    16th Apr   Easter Vigil                20.00.  Pat & Marie (Sullivan family)

 

Sun   17th Apr        EASTER SUNDAY             

                             08.30            Sheehan & Harrington Families RIP(Sheehan)  

                             10.30            Rom Bernarte RIP (Bernarte family)

                                                                                             

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

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

live streamlogo copyRecordings 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   £1281.72 incl standing orders

Second collection this week for Ukraine :      £206.10                   

 

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

 

CATHOLIC HERALD and MAGNIFICAT

The digital Holy Week and April issues are available, free, at: www.magnificat.com/april

 

THE 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

 

 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Tuesday                    7.30 p.m. Reconciliation Service

Wednesday            11.30 a.m. Chrism Mass (at Cathedral)

Holy Thursday        

  8.00 p.m.       Mass of the Lord’s Supper, with Remembrance of the Washing of the Apostles’ Feet

            Silent prayer remembering Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Good Friday      10.00 a.m. Stations of the Cross for CHILDREN

   3.00 p.m. Solemn Reading of the Passion according to St. John

                    Universal Prayers of the Church

                    Adoration and Veneration of the Holy Cross

                    A Service of Holy Communion

Easter Vigil              

  8.00 p.m Service of Light & Proclamation of Easter

                    Vigil of Readings from Old and New Testaments

                    Baptismal Liturgy

                    Mass of Easter Night

 

A RETREAT FOR LENT: 

A printed summary of this week’s talk is in the foyer in front of the Sprituality notice board. 

 

BAKE AND DONATE FOR UKRAINE  – Thank you to everyone, who baked, donated and supported our fundraiser for Ukraine on Sunday. 

We raised £506 on the day and a further £206 was given in the retiring collection so the total amount raised is £712 which is amazing.  Your money will go to help get critical care to those who need it most, both in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries. Thank you all for your generosity and support. Angela – Children’s Liturgy Group

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CERTIFICATE OF TAX LETTER–  Parishioners wishing to receive the above Letter for the Tax Year 21/22 please add your name to the List at the back of the church. 

                                                                                         Edna Fernandes

 

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT  

Friday 29 April 7.30pm. £8 per ticket.  Tables of 6 persons.  Licensed bar. Bring your own nibbles.  Raffle Tickets available after mass or ring Anne Rayer 07855 785331

 

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 Wilson will celebrate Mass to mark the fortieth anniversary of the visit of St John Paul II to our Cathedral. During this celebration, the sacrament of anointing 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) who might 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!  

 

THE PASSAGE,

working with homeless people is raising funds through the Big Give – a matched giving scheme.  Every £1 donated online by 12 noon on Tuesday 19 April makes £2 or £2.25 if you are a taxpayer.  Please visit: https://bit.ly/BigGiveMarch22 to support the campaign. 

 

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