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Saturday 13th April - Saturday 20th April 2024

ST.THOMAS MORE, BEXLEYHEATH. Notices & Schedule.

APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

Third Week of Eastertide


APRIL DEVOTIONS TO THE HOLY EUCHARIST An hour with the Lord.

One hour of silent adoration to the Blessed Sacrament finishing with Benediction. This Sunday, 14th April at 4.00 p.m.


Catholic doctrine on Special Creation or Evolution: Fact or Fiction?   Monday 29th April 7.00 p.m. In house or church porch. Please do join us for two captivating presentations. The first, led by Hugh Owen, delves into the timeless teachings of the Catholic Church regarding genesis as elucidated by the Councils, Fathers, and Doctors of the Church. The second talk led by Greg Clovis unveils the latest cutting- edge scientific discoveries questioning the evolution Hypothesis. Suitable for all ages, regardless of prior knowledge on the subject, these talks promise to be profoundly enlightening. All welcome. Tea and coffee served.


SPUC Coffee morning.

After 9.00 a.m. mass in the hall this Sunday.

Come along and enjoy ‘a cake and a brew’ whilst helping to raise money for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

 

PRIEST TRAINING FUND SECOND COLLECTION 20th/21st APRIL.

The priesthood has always been essential to the life of the church, from the time of Jesus until today. Good Shepherd Sunday is the day we pray for vocations, for our priests, and take up the Priest Training Fund second collection. This fund pays for the formation of men to become priests in our archdiocese.

 

After their ordination, our priests dedicate their lives to serving Christ and His people in our parishes, hospitals, schools, chaplaincies, prisons and in service to the needy, throughout South London, Kent and Surrey. We are blessed to have five men in formation to the priesthood for our archdiocese. However, 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. Please support our priests of the future with a gift next weekend.


Or scan QR code

Or telephone 020 7960 2504 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Or use the envelopes available in the porch for cash or cheque.

Thank you.


THURSDAY LUNCH CLUB meets again this Thursday, 18th April 2024 at 12.30 p.m.


Parish family pilgrimage to Walsingham 29th to 31st may 2024.

If you have booked a place, please check your emails for confirmation and further details.


URGENT REPAIRS NEEDED ON CHURCH ROOF & DECAYED GUTTERING.

Thank you for your donations so far.

If you would like to make a contribution towards this essential repair please do so on line ref: ROOF REPAIRS or you can pay by contactless or place your donation in an envelope, also marking it ‘Roof Repairs’.

 

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for the credit of: RC ARCHDIOCESE ST THOMAS MORE - BOSTALL PARK       Ref: Church Roof Repairs

 


‘Beginning Experience’ Beginning Experience provides peer support for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed persons, so as to facilitate the grief resolution process, and enable those wounded by grief to rediscover love for themselves, others, and God. Facilitated by trained peer ministers, grief resolution programmes take place in nine countries on three continents, including here in the south of England.


A DAY WITH MARY

St Bede, Thornton Road, Clapham Park, Saturday 4th May 2024 from 9.45 to 5.30 p.m.

Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham, Sunday 12th May 2024 12.00 noon to 6.15 p.m.  Bring a packed lunch.


‘DAY WITH MARY’ PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 7th to 14th June 2024.

If interested see poster in the porch or contact Trevor Downs ‘A Day with Mary’ Tel: 020 8641 6418 E-mail: adwmary.uk@gmail.com

 

Traditional Latin Mass at Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane (Covent Garden) with Sixteenth Century music from France and Flanders

Monday 22nd April, 6.30 p.m. Mass of Saints Soter and Caius Missa Praeter Rerum Seriem, de Rore Aurora Lucis Rutilat, Lassus Laboravi in Gemitu Meo, Rogier. In weeks when the Southwell Consort does not perform, the Houghton Schola sings traditional Gregorian Chant Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane, London WC2E 2NB. Maiden Lane is five minutes’ walk from Charing Cross Station and next to Covent Garden.


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


Parish Secretary required at Our Lady of the Angels, Erith

Part time position – 15 + Hours per Week

Supporting the Parish Priest and subsequent team of Priests and Volunteers with all administrative tasks.

If this opportunity is of interest, please contact the Parish office for more information at erith@rcaos.org.uk


Summertime 2024

A few days for those aged 11- 17 of the Southwark Diocese to meet in a holiday atmosphere with activities including talks, discussions, prayer, daily mass, as well as sports,

Thorpe Park visit and swimming,

For more details contact Fr. Stephen Boyle on 01322 220075 or at dartford@rcaos.org.uk

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2024 Archbishop John warmly invites you to join him as he leads the Southwark Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage, from 23rd to 30th August 2024. Details of this can be found on the Archdiocesan website: rcaos.org.uk. Experience the unique spirituality of Lourdes, along with people from parishes around the Archdiocese.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024 Next Class: Saturday 20th April 10.30 a.m.


CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD SUNDAY 9.00 A.M. is on Easter break and will return on Sunday 21st April.

 

CONFIRMATION 2024 Next meeting at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday 21st April at Bexleyheath Station for Vespers and Benediction at Westminster Cathedral followed by McDonalds. For families only, who do not live in Bexleyheath, please meet outside Westminster Cathedral at 3.30 p.m., however confirmation candidates even if coming with family, need to meet at Bexleyheath Station and travel with the confirmation group.


DEATHS

Please pray for the souls of:

 

Bridie Philomena Nickells, who died on 6th March 2024, aged 86. Her Funeral Requiem is on Friday 26th April at 10.30 followed by committal at Eltham Crematorium.

 

Jean Eileen Dyer, who died on 28th March 2024, aged 85. Her funeral is at Eltham Crematorium on Tuesday 30th April at 10.00 a.m. with a requiem at church at 8.00 a.m.

 

Anne Whittaker, who died on Tuesday 7th April 2024 aged 91. Her Funeral Requiem is on Monday 13th May at 10.00 followed by committal at Eltham at 11.45 a.m. Anne was a parishioner of St Thomas Church for 60 years and kept her faith through some great challenges of life. She attended mass weekly until the very end.

 

Mary O'Halloran, who died Wednesday 3rd April aged 101. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed.

 

May they rest in peace.


MASSES AND INTENTIONS

Third Week of Easter 2024

 

Saturday 13th April St Hermenegild, martyr [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Fr Barry Hughes R.I.P.

+ 6.30 p.m. Said THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER David & Pat Hallett R.I.P.

 

Sunday 14th April

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. Sung. Lavinia Pereira WB

+11.00 a.m. SAID Latin Mass (in Latin with English Readings). Iris Hayward R.I.P. (choir on post Easter break)

4.00 p.m. April Devotions: An hour with the Lord. One hour of silent adoration to the Blessed Sacrament finishing with Benediction.

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

 

Monday 15th April Solemnity. feria

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. The people of the parish.

 

Tuesday 16th April feria

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+9.00 a.m. Grace Gomes TG on her ninetieth birthday.

 

Wednesday 17th April feria

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Thursday 18th April April Votive Mass of the Most Eucharist

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Michael McDonagh R.I.P. (for 4th anniversary)

 

12.30 p.m. Lunch Club.

 

Friday 19th April St. Alphege, bishop & martyr.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Carole Frances Tracey R.I.P.

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.

 

Saturday 20th April Celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Milla Goes W.B.

+ 6.30 p.m. Said FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (World day of prayer for vocations with second collection for priest training fund) The people of the parish.

 

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