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SUNDAY 4th September 2022

 23rd SUNDAY 

Readings: Wisdom 9:13-18, Psalm 89, Philemon 9-10, 12-17, Luke: 14:25-33 PAGE 133

 

Sat   3rd Sep   17.30              Confessions

                       18.00              Lucy D’Souza RIP (B&E Fernandes)

 

Sun  4th Sep          23rd SUNDAY           

                       08.30             Kay Gillespie RIP (Gillespie)

                       10.30               Helga Connors RIP (Gillespie)

 

Mon  5th Sep  09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                       10.00               Foundation: Beatrice Walliser RIP            

 

Tues 6th Sep  09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                       10.00               Mae & Tim Moynihane RIP (Sheehan) 

 

Wed  7th Sep   09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                        10.00               John Rayer RIP (Gillis)

 

Fri     9th Sep  09.15  St Peter Claver    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                       10.00               Tony Frake RIP (Connolly)

 

Sat  10th Sep  17.30                Confessions

                       18.00                 Teresa Gilby (Wheatley)

 

Sun  11th Sep      24th SUNDAY                       

                        08.30                 Marie & Jack Warnes (Cannon)

                        10.30                 Geoff Hinton RIP (Wheatley)

                                                                                                                                                                        

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

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

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Recordings are available for a short time. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.

 

FINANCES   

Many thanks for your offertory collection last week:                  £1016.49  Incl. S.O.s

Next week 2nd collection for Catholic Education Service

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

Dear Parishioners

The climate changes we are experiencing are not surprisingly affecting agriculture in a big way with farmers having to choose different crops to grow, but many of us have noticed changes in our gardens too. I am no expert, but one of the winners this year in the church’s gardens has certainly been the roses. The rose garden at the church entrance has been beautiful all summer long. I love to see parishioners pause and dead-head expired ones and share in the responsibility for keeping it smart and litter free – as in other parts too. But it is worth remembering that the rose garden is a memorial for souls that have gone before us. Another way of involving ourselves in the garden, which I try to practice, is therefore to say a prayer for those souls and anyone we wish to remember, every time we pass by the garden. That could add up to a lot of prayers!

Eternal rest give unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them. May they rest in peace. 

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. 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

 

CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The CCRS is an internationally recognised qualification that provides participants with an understanding of the teachings of the Catholic faith. The course is designed to support the Archbishop’s vision of missionary parishes and schools.  Participants will be equipped to make informed and practical contributions to their chosen field of ministry within the Church.  Please visit acc.rcaos.org.uk/ccrs for further information.  Modules begin 13 September. 

 

DIANE MELAUGH RIP

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

 

ANNE RAYER 

My family and I would like to thank everyone for their generosity following the death of John.  Your kind thoughts, words, cards, Mass cards and donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association have been a great source of comfort.  They are a great tribute to John and are very much appreciated.

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

Children’s liturgy will recommence next 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 next week. 

 

Newsletter

SUNDAY 28th August 2022

 22nd SUNDAY 

Readings: Ecc 3:17-20, 28-29; Psalm 67, Hebrews 12: 18-19, 22-24 Luke14:1.7-14 PAGE 130

 

Sat     27th Aug         17.30            Confessions

18.00           Anne Frances Burton-Bowen RIP (Wood)

 

Sun    28th Aug       22nd SUNDAY          

                                08.30            Ellen Gilligan RIP (C.Fitzpatrick)

10.30             John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Stanton)

 

Mon   29th Aug        09.15  St John the Baptist      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00                Foundation Mass: Frances Walliser RIP 

 

Tues   30th Aug        09.15  ss Margaret & Anne     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                Terry Frogley RIP (Frogley) 

 

Wed    31st Aug        09.15  St Aidan                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                 John Rayer RIP (Hughes)

 

Fri       2nd Sep         09.15                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                  Fr Pat Maloney (Melaugh))

 

Sat      3rd Sep          17.30                                      Confessions

                                 18.00                   Lucy D’Souza RIP (B&E Fernandes)

 

Sun    4th Aug         23rd SUNDAY                     

                                 08.30                    Kay Gillespie RIP (Gillespie)

                                 10.30                     Helga Connors RIP (Gillespie)

                                                                                                                                                                        

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:                                          £908.29         Incl. S.O.s

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

Dear Parishioners

Thursday, the first of September, is designated a world day of prayer for the Care of Creation. There doesn’t seem to be a more worthy cause for us to pray;

In thanksgiving first of all for the incredible gift of creation and our place in it, in sorrow for the damage we are doing to creation for instance, through the waste and pollution that we are responsible for, in supplication and in hope for the political resolution to address the issues and to find healing for our planet, and finally in adoration of Christ who has taken his place in the midst of Creation, the alpha and the omega. 

Having said all that, why wait till Thursday, and why not pray every day?!  

God Bless,                                                                         Fr Doug

 

PARISH SOCIAL EVENT

Come and 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. 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

 

CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The CCRS is an internationally recognised qualification that provides participants with an understanding of the teachings of the Catholic faith. The course is designed to support the Archbishop’s vision of missionary parishes and schools.  Participants will be equipped to make informed and practical contributions to their chosen field of ministry within the Church.  Please visit acc.rcaos.org.uk/ccrs for further information.  Modules begin 13 September. 

 

DIANE MELAUGH RIP

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

 

FR JOHN HARTLEY RIP

There will be a vigil mass on Tuesday 30th August at 7pm at the Holy Family Church, Sanderstead and his funeral will be on Wednesday 31st at 11am The burial will at Biggin Hill Cemetery, where his brother, our Fr Francis is also buried.

 

ROSARIES FOR THE WORLD – THE CATENIAN ASSOCIATION (UPDATE)

Mike Bunting of the Catenian Association thanks all those who donated rosaries recently.  These will be sent to a Catenian Brother in Johannesburg for distribution in a church in an outlying parish.

Newsletter

SUNDAY 21st August 2022

21st SUNDAY 

Readings: Isaiah 66:18-21; Psalm 116, Hebrews 12: 5-7, 11-13 Luke13:22-30 PAGE 127

 

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 RIP (Przydrozna)

 

Mon    22nd Aug        09.15   Queenship of BVM      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                          Alice & John Stanton RIP (Stanton)         

 

Tues    23rd Aug        09.15   St Rose of Lima           Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                           Sheila Dunn (Dunn Family)

 

Wed     24th Aug        09.15   St Bartholomew           Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                            Foundation Mass: Fr George Torre RIP

 

Fri        26th Aug        09.15   Blessed Dominic         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                             The Houlihan Family RIP (Sheehan)

 

Sat       27th Aug        17.30                              Confessions

                                  18.00                              Anne Frances Burton Bowen RIP (Wood)

 

Sun     28th Aug       21ST SUNDAY                      

                                 08.30                               Ellen Gilligan RIP (C.Fitzpatrick)

                                 10.30                               John Rayer RIP + Anne & Family (Stanton)

                                                                                                                                                                        

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   

Many thanks for your offertory collection last week:           £918.56         Incl S.O.s

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

 

Dear Parishioners

As many of you know Canon Peter Stodart, currently parish priest of Tunbridge Wells is soon to retire and take up residence in our parish’s flat, no 48a. However, he will not be arriving in September as previously planned – hopefully a little later in the autumn.

God Bless,                                                                         Fr Doug

 

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 this Sunday. 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 Sun 28th (12 noon – 5pm) Adults £35, children aged 11 – 17 £5 and under 11 are free.  Wide-ranging programme. Register at https://form.jotform.com/ANCCG/retreat-registration-form

 

CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The CCRS is an internationally recognised qualification that provides participants with an understanding of the teachings of the Catholic faith. The course is designed to support the Archbishop’s vision of missionary parishes and schools.  Participants will be equipped to make informed and practical contributions to their chosen field of ministry within the Church.  Please visit aec.rcaos.org.uk/ccrs for further information.  Modules begin 13 September. 

 

DIANE MELAUGH RIP

Sadly Diane died earlier this week. Please pray for the repose of her soul.

 

FR JOHN HARTLEY RIP

There will be a vigil mass on Tuesday 30th August at 7pm at the Holy Family Church, Sanderstead and his funeral will be on Wednesday 31st at 11am The burial will be at Biggin Hill Cemetery, where his brother, Fr Francis is also buried.