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Saturday 16th March – Saturday 23rd March 2024

ST.THOMAS MORE, BEXLEYHEATH. Notices & Schedule.

MARCH IS THE MONTH OF ST. JOSEPH

Passion Sunday and Fifth week of Lent


March Devotions to St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patron of the Church, patron of the dying, patron of accountants, attorneys, barristers, bursars, cabinet makers, carpenters, cemetery workers, children, civil engineers, confectioners, craftsmen, educators, emigrants, exiles, expectant mothers, families, fathers, house hunters, joiners, labourers, orphans and wheelrights.

 

 1. An Hour with the Lord in thanksgiving for the intercession of St Joseph in hymns and the Litany of St Joseph and Benediction this Sunday, 17th March at 4.00 p.m.

 

 2. Solemnity of St Joseph: Tuesday 19th March. Mass at 10.00 a.m.


URGENT REPAIRS NEEDED ON CHURCH ROOF & DECAYED GUTTERING.

Please make your donations on line ref: ROOF REPAIRS or you can pay by contactless or place your donation in an envelope, also marking it ‘Roof Repairs’.

 

NATWEST                                                                  

ACC NO:  21361606                                                    

SORT CODE: 517014                                                      

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.


Last week for CLERGY SUPPORT FUND

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 donate via telephone or use the contactless device in the porch. 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.

 

SPUC NOTICE, Message from Rob Hills:

If anyone wishes to join the SPUC lobby of Parliament on 19.3.24, please visit spuc.org.uk  I will be attending so feel free to contact me on hillsrobert03@gmail.com 


Last week for CAFOD LENT APPEAL

HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE A FAMILY CAN EAT TODAY AND TOMORROW?

You can make your donation to this year’s Lent Appeal by picking up an envelope after mass and returning it next Sunday or by contactless payment in the porch and by the Lady Chapel or online.


GIFT AID boxes will be available for collection this weekend. Please contact Melissa at bostallpark@rcaos.org.uk for any questions/enquiries/changes. New donors always welcome.


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

If interested contact Trevor Downs ‘A Day With Mary’ Tel: 020 8641 6418


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

 

Monday 18th March,6.30 p.m. Ferial Mass in Lent Missa Gaude Lux Donatiane, Clemens non Papa Laboravi in Gemitu Meo, Weelkes Quemadmodum, Taverner.

 

Monday 1st April,6.30 p.m. Mass of Easter Monday Missa Bel Amfitrit Altera, Lassus Surrexit Pastor Bonus, L’Héritier Regina Caeli a 12, Gombert.

 

Monday 8th April,6.30 p.m. Mass of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Missa Ave Maria, de la Rue Ego Flos Campi, Clemens non Papa Ave Maria, Josquin.

 

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 Houoghton 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.


Lenten Reflections at STM continue after the 10.00am mass. All are very welcome.


LENT STATIONS OF THE CROSS. Every Friday at 7.30 p.m., concluding on Good Friday 29th March. .

 

ST THOMAS MORE PARISH CLUB PRESENTS ST PATRICK’S EVENING 

For all the family, everybody welcome Music by Kenny Friday 15th March 2024 8.00 pm till 11.00 pm. Admission - Adults £3.00 at the door in the Church Hall.           

 

For more information please call: Jenny 07710 527692 or Mary 07369 252072     


CONFIRMATION 2024 starts with a RESCHEDULED parents and candidates meeting in the church hall this Sunday 17th March at 4.00 p.m.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024 this Saturday, 16th March. Classes continue with Session 10 next Saturday, 23rd March at 10.30 a.m. before taking an Easter break. During the Easter Holiday, we ask our First Holy Communion children with their friends and brothers and sisters to come to Children’s Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, 29th March at 10.30 a.m.

 

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD SUNDAY 9.00 A.M.

 

NURSERY 2024 ADMISSIONS

The final open morning for admission to Nursery for September 2024 will take place on Wednesday 20th March 9:30am

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

 

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 Thursday 4th April 2024 at 12.30p.m.

 

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.



MASSES AND INTENTIONS FIFTH WEEK OF LENT

Saturday 16th March Lenten feria [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Manuel Dos Santos R.I.P.

+ 6.30 p.m. Said FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT ‘PASSION SUNDAY’ (B)Ann Gallogly R.I.P.(first anniversary)

 

Sunday 17th March

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. Sung. With children’s Liturgy of the Word. Ann Fanthome R.I.P.

+11.00 a.m. Solemn Latin Mass (in Latin with English Readings. Missa Quadragesimae) Michael Akhidenor R.I.P. (2nd Anniversary)

4.00 p.m. March Devotions to St. Joseph with Benediction.

4.00 p.m. Confirmation Meeting in Church Hall.

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

 

Monday 18th March Lenten feria of ‘passiontide’ with comm of St Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop & doctor.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Catherine Ryall R.I.P.

 

Tuesday 19th March ST JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BVM, PATRON OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH, SOLEMNITY.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Audrey Fernandes R.I.P.

 

Wednesday 20th March Lenten feria of ‘passiontide’

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Thursday 21st March Lenten feria of ‘passiontide’

+10.00 a.m. Dr Gail Schofield R.I.P. (Karen’s sister, dd aged 48)

 

No lunch club today.

 

Friday 22nd March Lenten feria of ‘passiontide’

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Giuseppe Mercuri R.I.P.

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.

7.30 p.m. Stations of the Cross

 

Saturday 23rd March Lenten feria of ‘passiontide’ [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] David Bull R.I.P.

+ 6.30 p.m. Said PALM SUNDAY B) Lloyd D’Souza TG

 

 


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