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Saturday 10th February – Saturday 17th February 2024

Saturday 10th February – Saturday 17th February 2024

ST.THOMAS MORE, BEXLEYHEATH. Notices & Schedule.

FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY FAMILY

Sixth week of ordinary time/ Ash Wednesday

 

CLERGY SUPPORT FUND SECOND COLLECTION The Clergy in our Archdiocese have given us so much. They have been there for us in our happiest moments and comforted us when we have lost loved ones. Supporting priests in their retirement is one way to show your appreciation for all they have done for parishes. You make supporting our clergy in retirement possible, find out how to donate to the Clergy Support Fund at www.rcaos.org.uk/donate/CSF or scan the QR code. You can also donate via telephone. Office hours Mon-Fri 020 7960 2504 or by using the Clergy Support Fund Envelopes at the back of the Church. Please continue to keep our priests in your prayers.



 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024.Half term break. Classes resume on Saturday 24th February at 10. 30 a.m. for session 6.

 

CONFIRMATIONS 2024.Anyone who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year, speak to the parish priest after Sunday mass and ask for an application form. All applications should be returned by the end of February.

 

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD SUNDAY 9.00 A.M. take a break for half term this Sunday and return on the First Sunday of Lent 18th February, with Lent booklets for infants and juniors. Thanks as ever to our catechists for the good work they do for our parish children.

 

LENT STATIONS OF THE CROSS. Every Friday in Lent from Friday 23rd February at 7.30 p.m. concluding on Good Friday 29th March.


LENTEN REFLECTIONS. MESSAGE FROM THE AGENCY FOR EVANGELIZATION. 1. 5-week small group resource ‘We Dare to Say’ based on the Our Father. We still have copies for sale and more information can be found here - https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/prayer2024. They are £2/book when directly contacting the Agency for bulk orders and £3/book via our website for individual orders. If anyone would like to lead a group in this, please let the parish priest know.  2.   We have launched a new website called inspire - https://inspire.rcaos.org.uk/ which highlights various programmes and resources for the parish. We hope that this a useful tool to serve you and those in your local community.

 

Vocations Weekend for Women (20s & 30s)

Theme: Discerning God's Call in your life

Dates: 16-18 February 2024

Location: Liverpool

 

The weekend is organised by the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). Jesus invites each of us to 'Come and See' - this weekend will give the opportunity to explore the vocation to religious life and to reflect on God's call to you.

 

If you are wondering if God is calling you to religious life and would like to find out more why not come along?  You are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on Saturday for the day. There will be opportunity for prayer, reflection and input, chance to ask questions and to meet others who are also wondering where God is calling them.

 

For more information contact Sr Lynne fcJ at fcjvocationeurope@gmail.com or visit their website www.fcjsisters.org

  

BOOK LAUNCH Wednesday 6th March 2024 6.00pm for 6.30pm

Amigo Hall, adjacent to St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, South London

Pondering and Praying Vatican II

Archbishop John Wilson

 

Have you heard about Vatican II, and want to know more, but are not sure where or how to begin? Then this little introduction is for you. It will help you start a journey of discovery by pondering and praying some essential themes. Please do not be daunted. This resource requires no previous or specialist knowledge. It has been written for easy access to what the Church said at Vatican II, and what this means for our life of faith in the Body of Christ.

 

Although many people have heard of Vatican II, few have actually read or considered the documents, not even the four key Constitutions. This resource offers an introduction to these main texts and their themes.

 

Hopefully, Pondering and Praying Vatican II will encourage more people to read the full documents for themselves. Significantly, it will help readers ask themselves what the teaching of the Second Vatican Council might mean for them and how they might pray in light of it. Anyone can begin these reflections and see where the journey leads.

There will be refreshments and a short presentation

Books for sale on the evening, also available at

 

 

NURSERY 2024 ADMISSIONS If your child was born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 and you would like to apply for a place at St Fidelis Nursery for September 2024, it is important that you submit your application soon. Parents and carers will need to collect and return a

supplementary form to the school office by the closing date of Wednesday 27th March 2024. The open mornings for admission to Nursery for

September 2024 will take place at the following times:

● Thursday 25th January 9:30am

● Wednesday 7th February 9:30am

● Thursday 29th February 9:30am

● Wednesday 20th March 9:30am

Each open morning tour will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.for approximately 30 minutes) and will provide visitors with an opportunity to view the Nursery during a normal working day. Parents and carers will be taken

on a guided tour of our Nursery where we will be delighted to show you what our Nursery is like and what we think makes our school Nursery unique.

Contact: admin@st-fidelis.bexley.sch.uk tel: 01322 227752

 

DAY WITH MARY

1.Our Lady Help of Christians, Mottingham Road, Mottingham. Saturday 17th February 2024 9.30a.m.- 5.00 p.m. 2.St Elphege, Stafford Road, Wallington. 24th February 2024 8.45 a.m.-4.15 p.m.  Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

 

‘DAY WITH MARY’ PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 7th to 14th June 2024 If interested contact Trevor DownsA Day With Mary’ Tel: 020 8641 6418

 

Parish family pilgrimage to Walsingham.

Spend some joyful time together in the beautiful surroundings of the Norfolk countryside at England’s National Shrine of Mother Mary.

29th – 31st May 2024. Please see poster in the porch for further information or contact the parish office.

Deadline for interest 31st March.

 

 

THURSDAY LUNCH CLUB meets again on Thursday 15th February 2024 at 12.30 p.m. No lunch club this week.

 

Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock & Co Mayo.

3rd March 2024.  £899.00 pps.  Price includes flight, 10kg hold luggage, 5 nights’ in 4* Castlecourt Hotel, Westport with Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Lunch on three days.  All entertainment, excursions and transport included.  Visit Knock, Galway City, Kylemore Abbey, Croagh Patrick & Ashford Castle.  Single supplement on Enquiry.  Contact Patricia or Natali on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com.

 

FOOD BANK. You can make your donations before any mass in the crates in the Church Porch (narthex) and they are taken to Bexley Food Bank on a Monday morning.

Bexley Food Bank Requirements:

 

Food UHT Milk Tinned Meat (Hotdogs, Meatballs, etc.) Tinned Fish Tinned Fruit Sponge/Rice Puddings Coffee (small jars) Long-life Juice Pasta Sauce Spreads Tinned Meals (Spaghetti, Chicken or Veg Curry’s Chilli) Tinned Soup Jam and Spreads

 

Non-food Items Shower Gel Shampoo Conditioner Deodorant Toilet rolls Washing Up Liquid Laundry Detergent Pods Shower Gel

 

Bexley Food Bank currently particularly requests (please notice the new items at the end: Please follow the link below to view the food donations page of the Bexley food bank. See: https://bexley.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ 

 

Enjoy an evening out: St Thomas More Parish Club Presents

A social evening for all the family, everybody welcome with Music by Annie Gee Friday 16th February 2024 8.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m.

Admission - Adults £3.00 at the door St Thomas More Hall, Long Lane  DA7 5JW For more information call Jenny  07710 527692   Mary 07369 252072


DEATHS

 

Brian William Wilson, after receiving the sacraments of Holy Church, died on Sunday 7th January 2024, aged 76. His funeral requiem was on Wednesday 31st January 2024.

 

MASSES AND INTENTIONS

Sixth Week of Ordinary Time & Ash Wednesday

 

Saturday 10th February St Scholastica, virgin [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Blasco & Jnr Goes TG for their birthdays.

+ 6.30 p.m. Said SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (B) Vincent Alanche (Kanneeltunyahil) R.I.P.

 

Sunday 11th February

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. Sung (no children’s liturgy this week: resumes next week) Mary George R.I.P.

+11.00 a.m. Solemn Latin Mass (in Latin with English Readings. Missa Orbis Factor) Anthony Fernandes R.I.P. (Celia’s Dad).

 

7.00 p.m. Parish Social Evening in Church Hall. All welcome.

 

Monday 12th February feria.

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Tuesday 13th February feria (Shrove Tuesday)

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Wednesday 14th February ASH WEDNESDAY. Day of fasting & abstinence.

9.30 p.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 p.m. Phil Hickey R.I.P.

+7.00 p.m. Jim Lee R.I.P.

 

Thursday 15th February Lenten feria.

8.30 p.m. The Daily Rosary

+9.00 a.m. Augustinho Fernandes R.I.P.

 

12.00 Thursday Lunch Club 

 

Friday 16th February Lenten feria.

9.30 p.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Eric Antao WB

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.

 

Saturday 17th February Lenten feria [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Robert Leon P.I.

+ 6.30 p.m. Said FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (B) Teresa Crump R.I.P.

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