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SUNDAY 14 May 2023 

6th SUNDAY of EASTER, YEAR A 

Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17, Psalm 65, 1 Peter 3:15-18, Gospel: John 14:15-21

 

Sat     13th May      17.30     Confessions

18.00  St Anthony (Fogarty) 

 

Sun    14th May      6th SUNDAY of EASTER    

                               08.30                 Anne Maxted (Wilkes)

10.30                 Michael O’Brien (McCarthy)

 

Mon    15th May      09.15  St John Stone    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00                For the Parish

 

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

                               10.00               Audrey O’Hara RIP (Newton)

                               19.30               Prayer Group

 

Wed   17th May       09.15                        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 10.00                Foundation: Serse Cima RIP

 

Thurs  18th May     09.15  Ascension HDO    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00              Fiona Boome RIP (Howie)

                                19.30              Delia Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)

 

Fri       19th May       09.15  St Dunstan             Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

  10.00              TG Sabrina Bosser

 

Sat       20th May     17.30      Confessions

 18.00               Mary McGranaghan RIP (K Fitzpatrick)

 

Sun      21st May        7th SUNDAY of EASTER                

                                08.30               John O’Kane RIP (Cannon)

                               10.30               Edward Przydrozny RIP (Haygart)

 

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   

Many thanks for your offertory collection last week                               Incl. S.O.s      £901.26

Retiring Collections: Next Week:  Catholic Communications network                                                            

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.  

Gift Aid Please join the GIFT AID scheme – Forms are at the back of the Church. For every £1.00 donated the Parish receives 25p from the Tax Office. Standing Orders are best for us. 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, 

Thanks to all who responded so quickly to our invitation to help out in our St. John Fisher Day celebrations. Our patronal feast is on June 22nd and we celebrate the day on Sunday 25th. We are planning a garden party with a barbecue and other lunches available too. The bar will be open, and we want to arrange for activities for the children who come along.

The event will be heavily subsidised through a bequest from a parishioner.  

WE NEED MORE OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE HOWEVER: 

(1) General organisation and management of the event, including selling tickets.

(2) Catering, which involves barbecuing (!), organising accompanying food, doing teas and coffees, etc.

(3) Setting up team – tables etc

(4) Clearing up team

(5) Arranging activities for children – No offers yet!

 

There are clipboards in the foyer to receive offers of assistance, or if it is easier have a word with one of the parish council.  Please come forward to attend the event and, if possible, play a limited part in its production. If everyone does a little bit, then nothing is burdensome.

 

                        God Bless,                Fr Doug

 

PARISH SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME. ‘QUIET TIME’. 

– a peaceful, reflective time with The Lord, who welcomes our presence and prepares us for Pentecost. On Tuesdays from 7.30 – 8.30 in church. Come, Taste and See.

 

Parish AGM

Our annual general meeting will be held after coffee following the 10.30 mass on Sunday 4th June, starting about 12 noon. Please pass any items you wish brought up to a member of the Parish Council.  They are listed in the church porch.  The most important thing though is to come along and feel part of the parish’s life.

 

GIFT AIDERS

Please collect your Tax Letter from the back of the Church if you have requested one.  Edna

 

MASS IN CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

Sept. 23rd, 3pm, at St George’s Cathedral

If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please let your parish priest know as soon as possible, and no later than the end of July, providing the following details:  your names in the format John and Mary Smith, your home address, the anniversary you are celebrating. You will then receive an invitation from the Archbishop for the renewal of vows during Mass. 

 

COFFEE AFTER MASS

Refreshments are served in the hall every week after 10.30 Mass and all are welcome.  We need 2 or more people to join the Serving Rota – this would mean helping once every 6 weeks. Please consider joining the Rota to help the existing volunteers – contact Anne Rayer. (07855 785331).

 

A QUIET TIME AT SANCTUARY

You may be interested in: First Fridays – open garden at Sanctuary: Open between 10am and 4pm on the first Friday of the month – wander in, find a place to sit, bring your prayer book and take your own personal space for reflection. May 5th, then June 2nd etc.  email tkilcullen@live.co.uk or call 07977978536

 

ANITA ROWLAND RIP

Please pray for the repose of her soul. She and Paul were active parishioners before moving away. She died earlier this week.

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SUNDAY 7 May 2023

 5th SUNDAY of EASTER, YEAR A 

Readings: Acts 6:1-7 Psalm 32, 1 Peter 2:4-9, Gospel: John 14:1-12

 

Sat  6th May        17.30                   Confessions

18.00                   Pat Liddiard RIP (Liddiard) 

 

Sun 7th May  5th SUNDAY of EASTER    

                            08.30                          Private Intention (Jones)

10.30                           Suzie Felton (Fitzpatrick)

 

Mon 8th May       09.15       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                           10.00                          Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)

 

Tues 9th May     09.15       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                          10.00                          For the Parish

 

Wed 10th May    09.15       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                          10.00                         David Watkins RIP (Wheatley)

 

Thurs 11th May  08.00                          Priest’s Intention

 

Fri    12th May     09.15       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                           Private Intention (Sullivan)

 

Sat  13th May      17.30                          Confessions

18.00                          St Anthony (Fogarty)

 

Sun         14th May       6th SUNDAY of EASTER           

                           08.30                         Anne Maxted (Wilkes)

                           10.30                          Michael O’Brien (McCarthy)

 

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.

 

 

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

 

FINANCES       

Many thanks for your offertory collection last week                       Incl. S.O.s £1127.79

Retiring Collections:  Last Week:  Priest’s Training Fund                                £ 557.70                      

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.  

Gift Aid Please join the GIFT AID scheme – Forms are at the back of the Church. For every £1.00 donated the Parish receives 25p from the Tax Office. Standing Orders are best for us. Thank you.

 

Dear Parishioners, 

We haven’t had a proper parish celebration of our patronal feast, that of St. John Fisher, since before Lockdown. We want to have a garden party with a barbecue on the Sunday following, 25th June. This is a big undertaking for us, and we need help, and lots of it, but between us we should be able to carry it off. The event will be heavily subsidised through a bequest from a parishioner. We need person power though:

(1)  General organisation and management of the event, including production and sale of tickets.

(2)  Catering, which involves barbecuing (!), organising accompanying food, doing teas and coffees, etc.

(3)  Setting up team – tables etc

(4)  Clearing up team

(5)  Arranging activities for children

There are clipboards in the foyer to receive offers of assistance, or if it is easier have a word with one of the parish council. Please come forward to attend the event and if possible, play a limited part in its production. If everyone does a little bit, then nothing is burdensome.

         

God Bless,                                                       Fr Doug

 

PARISH SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME. ‘QUIET TIME’. 

We hope to build on last year’s ‘Ways into Prayer’ and this year’s Lenten retreat with Five Eastertide sessions – a peaceful, reflective time with The Lord who welcomes our presence and prepares us for Pentecost.   On Tuesdays from 7.30 – 8.30 in church. Come, Taste and See.

 

Parish AGM:  Our annual general meeting will be held after coffee following the 10.30 mass on Sunday 4th June, starting about 12.00 noon. Please pass any items you wish brought up to a member of the Parish Council. They are listed in the church porch. The most important thing though is to come along and feel part of the parish’s life.

 

GIFT AIDERS

Please collect your Tax Letter from the back of the Church if you have requested one. Edna

 

COFFEE AFTER MASS: Refreshments are served in the hall every week after 10.30 Mass and all are welcome.  We need 2 or more people to join the Serving Rota – this would mean helping once every 6 weeks. Please consider joining the Rota to help the existing volunteers – contact Anne Rayer. (07855 785331).

 

A QUIET TIME AT SANCTUARY: May 13th from 11am – 1am. Come away for space and prayer reflecting on themes of resurrection and ascension – For information or to book – email tkilcullen@live.co.uk or call 07977978536 

You may also be interested in: First Fridays – open garden at Sanctuary: Open between 10am and 4pm on the first Friday of the month – wander in, find a place to sit, bring your prayer book and take your own personal space for reflection. May 5th, then June 2nd etc.  

 

SOUTHWARK VOCATIONS: Have you ever considered you may be called to the priesthood or the religious life? Southwark Vocations will be hosting a 60 minute webinar on Tuesday 9th May at 7pm entitled The Good Shepherd Calls where different presenters will share their experiences about discovering God’s plan for each one of us. Please join us by registering for this event in advance by using following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdOuprDMtH9wKUQ777ddSSjLBucMtsONt

 

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER REQUIRED FOR LALEHAM LEA SCHOOL, PURLEY, SURREY

Required from July 2023 (or earlier), Salary (starting at £40-£50k) commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Hours: F/t 8.30-5pm (with statutory holiday entitlement).  This is a full-time opportunity for leadership, for a good communicator and diligent administrator, with a sound understanding of financial management.  Please contact the Head teacher via email on secretary@lalehamlea.co.uk for an application pack.  Tel: 0208 660 3351. Closing date: Midday May 15th 2023.

 

 

Newsletter

SUNDAY 30th April 2023

4th SUNDAY of EASTER, YEAR A 

Readings: Acts 2:14, 36-41 Psalm 22, 1 Peter 2:20-25, Gospel: John 10:1-10

 

Sat     29th Apr     17.30       Confessions

18.00       Peter Fowler RIP (Kevan) 

 

Sun    30th Apr        4th SUNDAY of EASTER    

                            08.30       Margaret McQuaid RIP (McQuaid)

10.30        David Watkins RIP (Choir)

 

Mon    1st May      09.15  St Joseph, Worker  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                             10.00       Anne Maria Toothacker RIP

 

Tues   2nd May     11.30       Funeral Mass for Sheila Jones RIP

 

Wed    3rd May     09.15  ss Philip & James   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00         For the Parish

 

Thurs  4th May     08.00  English Martyrs     Priest’s Intention

 

Fri       5th May     09.15         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00          Kerry Evans RIP (Evans)

 

Sat      6th May     17.30         Confessions

                             18.00         Pat Liddiard RIP (Liddiard)

 

Sun     7th May        5th SUNDAY of EASTER                

                            08.30          Private Intention (Jones)

                            10.30          Suzie Felton (Fitzpatrick)

 

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   

Many thanks for your offertory collection last week                               Incl. S.O.s      £964.32

Retiring Collections: Last Week:  St. George’s Cathedral                                         £218.30

                                    This Week:  Priest’s Training Fund                                               

 

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.  

Gift Aid Please join the GIFT AID scheme – Forms are at the back of the Church. For every £1.00 donated the Parish receives 25p from the Tax Office. Standing Orders are best for us. 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, 

This coming Friday, we will celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III in our morning mass and pray for him, using the following prayer:

Priest: O Lord, save Charles, our King.        Response: And hear us on the day we call upon you.

Priest: O Lord, hear my prayer.                     Response: And let my cry come before you.

Priest: The Lord be with you.                        Response: And with your spirit.

All:      Almighty God, we pray, that your servant Charles, our King, who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm, may continue to grow in every virtue, that, imbued with your heavenly grace, he may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil and, being blessed with your favour may, with his consort and the royal family, come at last into your presence, through Christ who is the way, the truth and the life and who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.   

The Archbishop has also granted a dispensation from Friday abstinence on the 5th.          

God Bless,                         Fr Doug

 

PARISH SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME. ‘QUIET TIME’. 

We hope to build on last year’s ‘Ways into Prayer’ and this year’s Lenten retreat with Five Eastertide sessions – a peaceful, reflective time with The Lord who welcomes our presence and prepares us for Pentecost.

On Tuesdays from 7.30 – 8.30 in church. Come, Taste and See.

 

A QUIET TIME AT SANCTUARY

May 13th from 11am – 1am. Come away for space and prayer reflecting on themes of resurrection and ascension – For information or to book – email tkilcullen@live.co.uk or call 07977978536 

You may also be interested in: First Fridays – open garden at Sanctuary: Open between 10am and 4pm on the first Friday of the month – wander in, find a place to sit, bring your prayer book and take your own personal space for reflection. May 5th, then June 2nd etc.  

 

DEFIBRILLATOR

Many thanks to the parishioner who enabled the Benenden Trust to present us with a defibrillator. It is now in the hallway between the Church and the Parish Hall. We all hope that we will never be called upon to use but if someone’s heart stops beating, you need to obtain a key from the church sacristy or the hall kitchen, and a set of spoken instructions will guide you step by step.

 

COFFEE AFTER MASS

Refreshments are served in the hall every week after 10.30 Mass and all are welcome.  We need 2 or more people to join the Serving Rota – this would mean helping once every 6 weeks. Please consider joining the Rota to help the existing volunteers – contact Anne Rayer. (07855 785331).

 

SOUTHWARK VOCATIONS 

Have you ever considered you may be called to the priesthood or the religious life? Southwark Vocations will be hosting a 60 minute webinar on Tuesday 9th May at 7pm entitled The Good Shepherd Calls where different presenters will share their experiences about discovering God’s plan for each one of us. Please join us by registering for this event in advance by using following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdOuprDMtH9wKUQ777ddSSjLBucMtsONt

 

PRIEST TRAINING FUND SECOND COLLECTION 

Good Shepherd Sunday is the day we pray for vocations, for our priests, and we take up the Priest Training Fund collection. This fund pays for the formation of men to become priests. We have 3 men in formation to the Priesthood for our Archdiocese It costs £30,000 a year to sponsor each seminarian. They study for 6 years before being ordained a Catholic priest. We therefore rely on your generous support and prayers. Donate Online: www.rcaos.org.uk/donate/PTF

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (SVP)

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.

 

CORONATION CELEBRATION DANCE

For all the family. Live music by Jerry Kelly. Friday 5th May 2023 8pm-11pm. Licensed bar. £3 adults on the door at ST THOMAS MOORE HALL, LONG LANE, BEXLEYHEATH, DA7 5JW. For more information call JENNY  07710 527692 or MARY  07369 252072