JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART.
Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time.
Pray for our children who are making their First Holy Communion!
Prayer of children after making their First Holy Communion.
My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to possess you within my soul. I believe in Your Real Presence because You said ‘This is my body, this is blood’ and I am ready to give my life for this Truth. Amen.
Prayer of parents for their children.
God, Our Father, we thank you for the gift of our children, who bring so much love and light to our lives. We thank you for our child’s First Holy Communion and with your help of the sacramental grace given to them in the Holy Communion and gifts of the Holy Spirit, we will continue to support them in their journey of faith and love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer of the parish for our children.
Heavenly Father, bless the children of our parish as they receive your Son, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in Holy Communion for the first time. May this day be a first step into a lifelong love of The Blessed Sacrament. Send them your Holy Spirit, to fill them with a hunger for this food from Heaven and so guide them to Him always in the trials of life for comfort, guidance and wisdom. Amen.
Holy Mary of Walsingham, pray for the children of St Thomas More parish! Amen.
Solemnity of Corpus Christi. There will be a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the church grounds following 11 o’clock mass on Sunday 11th June concluding with Benediction.
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Mass at 10.00 a.m. on Friday 16th June and An Hour of Adoration to the Sacred Heart in song, the Litany, Act of Consecration and Benediction on Sunday 18th June at 4.00 p.m.
First Communion thanksgiving Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Sunday 25th June, 3.00 p.m.
High Mass for the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 1st July.
Devotions to the Most Precious Blood: with Sung Litany and Benediction, Sunday 30th July, 4.00 p.m.
God bless, Fr Jonathon
MONEY COUNTING. NEW HELPERS NEEDED!
One of our most regular and long serving counters has stepped down after many decades of service. Although many of you now make your contributions to the parish on line (which is very much encouraged) or by the new contactless devices in the church, nevertheless, a considerable percentage of our income still comes from cash. This also includes our contributions to charities and second collections. If you could give a couple of hours on a Monday or Tuesday morning from time to time, please let me know. Counting now takes place every fortnight and if we have plenty on the rota, it means you would only be doing this a few times a year. Your help would be a great service to the parish. Please contact me and I’ll forward your name and contact details to Mr Hugh Willan, or speak to Hugh yourself. As a consequence, I have lost a valued counting partner and for the time being I may have to call for help occasionally.
MESSAGE FROM SPUC
(The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children)
'Please contact your MP and implore them to reject the British Pregnancy Advisory Service's call to completely decriminalise abortion. BPAS successfully campaigned for the pills by post scheme ( active during covid) to be made permanent. We argued that without proper examination women would be sent the pills after the cut off period. BPAS have done just that, leading to the death of a totally viable child and a prison term for the mother. BPAS have made a tool for people to contact their MP so we need to respond. There's advice about this on www.spuc.org.uk but no tool as it's important you use your own words.
Bexley SPUC Branch Chairman
FOOD BANK. The Bexley Food Bank currently particularly requests:
CARRIER BAGS/ TINNED TOMATOES / RICE / NOODLES / JAM / CUSTARD /TOOTPASTE / SHOWER GEl/ DEODORANT/ TOOTHPASTE/ SUGAR / WASHING PODS.
Please follow the link below to view the food donations page of the Bexley food bank website. https://bexley.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/
Notice from Marriage and Family Life South East
Planning a catholic marriage? Marriage preparation courses are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the parish office if you still donate by cash and have not picked up your gift aid boxes yet.
If you would like to join the Gift Aid Scheme by donating with cash or through a bankers order/standing order, please email email@example.com.
PARISH YOUTH NOTICES
MASSES AND INTENTIONS FOR THE ELEVENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME