Parish of St Thomas More, Bexleyheath

October 2020

Saturday 17th - Saturday 24th October, 2020 (A)

OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY

TWENTY NINTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME - SEASON AFTER PENTECOST

 

 

Twenty Ninth Week of Ordinary Time (A)

 

 

Dear Parishioners, 

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Every Catholic community, in every country, sends a powerful message of faith, hope and love on World Mission Sunday.

One of only three Papal collections, it is the one Sunday in the year when the entire global Church comes together to support mission. Every single donation from these worldwide Masses goes to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young and poor.

World Mission Sunday is our chance to show love and solidarity to our global Church family. Through our prayers, we support missionaries everywhere in spreading the Good News. And by donating we respond to Christ’s call to tell everyone the Good News that God loves them.

All parishes throughout the world celebrate World Mission Sunday because it is vital to the growth of the Church and the spread of the Gospel in predominantly impoverished and remote areas overseas.

The funds raised build much-needed infrastructure, from chapels and schools, to orphanages, clinics and dispensaries. Requested by the local community, the support from Missio transforms lives and creates a hub from which the young Church can flourish and grow: spreading the Good News of the Gospel, ministering to the faithful, and delivering essential services in health and education.

Missio says: ‘We are proud to be the Pope’s charity for world mission. Missio works with the Missio family around the world to bring the Church together in compassion and communion. Together, we coordinate World Mission Sunday and provide mission dioceses with essential support they need to become self – sufficient: local church directly helping local church!

By supporting Missio, you will help missionaries share the love of Christ with those most in need in communities regardless of their background or belief. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this very important collection which will sustain the future of the Church. Call 020 7821 9755 in office hours or visit Missio’s website to make a donation: https://missio.org.uk/

To make a cash or cheque donation to Missio, please place in an envelope marked: MISSIO and put into the collection basket on Sunday, next Sunday or during the coming week. As a parish, and to mark the month of the Holy Rosary, we will be praying for the work of Missio and the other charities we have been supporting this month at THE PARISH ROSARY, SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2020, 3.00 P.M. WITH A SHORT REFLECTION, MUSIC AND SONG.

Finally, if your child would like to make FIRST HOLY COMMUNION IN JUNE 2021 please email with your names, the name of your child and the school he/she attends on jonathonrouth@rcaos.org.uk. All children applying for First Holy Communion need of course to be already baptised, registered by their parents with the parish and committed to the Faith by regular attendance at mass. Have you registered yourself and your family with the parish? If not, please ask me for a parish registration form after mass.

 

REPOSITORY

This is open again from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon on Sundays. You can buy your Christmas cards, cribs, etc from Sunday 1st November, when there will be the Christmas sale.

 

MASSES AND INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK: TWENTY- NINTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME

Please note that if a mass has been cancelled, the intention will be moved to another day.

Saturday 17th October TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY (A) World Mission Day of Prayer for the Evangelization of the World.

   6.30 p.m. Robert Meade R.I.P. (dd 1/10 )

Sunday 18th October

   9.00 a.m. The Etheridge Family W.B.

 10.30 a.m. Adams Afegbai W.B.

3.00 p.m. PARISH ROSARY (with intentions for the work of AGE UK, PACT, CAFOD, MISSIO & EMBRACE THE MIDDLE EAST and all those who are supported by these charities)

Monday 19th October Ss, John de Brebeuf & Isaac Jogues, priests & companions, martyrs, memorial.

 10.00 a.m. Walter & Mary Cabral P.I.

Tuesday 20th October feria.

 10.00 a.m. Stephen & Teresa W.B.

Wednesday 21st October feria.

NO MASS TODAY

Thursday 22nd October St. John Paul II, pope, memorial.

 10.00 a.m. The Etheridge Family W.B.

Friday 23rd October St. John of Capistrano, priest, memorial.

 10.00 a.m. Helen & John Sullivan W.B.

Saturday 24th October St. Anthony Mary Caret, bishop, memorial.

 10.00 noon. Requiem for Vera Miller R.I.P. (dd Tuesday 13th October)

[THIRTIETH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME:  6.30 p.m. Liam McDonald T.G.]

    By supporting Missio through your prayers and donations, you:

  • Help missionaries share the love of Jesus
  • Train tomorrow’s priests and sisters
  • Give hope to the world’s poorest children
  • Create a vibrant Catholic Church for the future

MY MISSION PRAYER: Here I am, Lord, send me to share your love with all people. May I be empowered and carried by you to be courageous and enthusiastic in bearing faithful witness to the merciful Father, to the love of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to the divine life in the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Until next week, may God keep you in safety and peace,


 

In unity,

Fr Jonathon

 

 

     

           

 


   
   



 

The Catholic Church of St Thomas More.
420A Long Lane,
Bexleyheath,
Kent,
DA7 5JW

  Tel: 020 8303 2189  
  Email: bostallpark@rcaos.org.uk  
  Parish Priest Fr. Jonathon Routh
Email: jonathonrouth@rcaos.org.uk
Hall Bookings: 020 83047909
 
  Sunday 09:00 Readers Rota