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Saturday 18th May – Saturday 25th May 2024

MAY IS THE MONTH OF MARY

Pentecost & seventh week of ordinary time [and octave of Pentecost]

 

MAYTIME PARISH SOCIAL. Enjoy an evening out St Thomas More Parish Club Presents  A social evening for all the family, everybody welcome. Music by Kenny . Friday 24th May 2024 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Admission - Adults £3 at the door St Thomas More Hall Long Lane DA7 5JW. For more information call   Jenny   07710 527692   Mary   07369 252072


SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN 

'Act now to stop DIY abortion up to birth MPs Diana Johnson and Stella Creasy have both tabled amendments to the Government's Criminal Justice Bill that would decriminalise abortion. In different ways they would essentially legalize abortion up to birth, for any reason.

 

Please contact your MP urgently, asking them to oppose these extreme and barbaric proposals. You can do this using SPUC’s easy to use web tool at: https:// www.spuc.org.uk/abortionamendments these will be debated on Wednesday 15th of May, so please contact your MP now. Please pray for the defeat of these amendments, for protection of unborn babies and help and comfort for mothers in need.

 

There will be a rally outside Parliament on 15th of May, starting at 11am. SPUC will be joined by Right to Life, Christian Concern, March 4 Life and many others.'

 

CAFOD’s Sudan Crisis Appeal.

Millions of families in Sudan, forced to flee their homes amid conflict, now face yet another urgent crisis – extreme hunger. Please give to CAFOD’s Sudan Crisis Appeal at cafod.org.uk/sudanappeal. Your donation will help CAFOD’s partners to support more families with food packages and emergency cash payments as well as rebuilding water pipelines so clean water can reach communities who need it. Thank you for your generosity and prayers.

You can also text CAFODSUDAN to 70450 to donate £10.

Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting into hearing more from us. If you would like to donate but don’t wish to hear more from us, please text CAFODSUDANNOINFO instead.

 

The Divine Mercy Apostolate, London is holding a First Saturday Divine Mercy Recollection Day at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, on Saturday 1st June 2024 from 11 am to 4:30 pm.

The Recollection Day will include teachings on the Message of Mercy, Holy Mass, Stations of the Cross, Hour of Mercy with Adoration and Benediction and Veneration of the Image of Merciful Jesus. All welcome. Call Millie on 07957594646 for more information.

 

STATUE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM for our church. 

Please make your donation online, in an envelope marked ‘Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham’ or by contactless.

 

Saint Jude Summer Celebration. On the 1st June 2024 at the Shrine of Saint Jude, 34 Tanners Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7JW.

All are welcome to pray with Saint Jude

and the Apostles with open air mass, devotions, anointing and procession.

Refreshments & piety stall available

 

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.

 

Mass in Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage July 13th, at St George’s Cathedral

 

If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please let us know as soon as possible, and no later than May 31st, providing the following details: your names in the format John and Mary Smith, your home address, the anniversary you are celebrating, so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop for the renewal of vows during Mass. Spaces are limited.  Email us at mflse@rcaos.org.uk. As the title of your email, please write your parish location e.g. Bexleyheath, Bostall Park.  

 

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.

 

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.

 

THURSDAY LUNCH CLUB 

Next Thursday 30th May at 12.30 in the church hall.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024 

Next Class: Saturday 25th May. 10.30 a.m.

 

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

This Sunday, 19th May.

 

DEATHS

 

Please pray for the souls of:

 

Bridie Philomena Nickells, who died on 6th March 2024, aged 86. Her Funeral Requiem was on Friday 26th April.

 

Jean Eileen Dyer, who died on 28th March 2024, aged 85. Her funeral was on Tuesday 30th April.

 

Anne Whittaker, who died on Tuesday 7th April 2024 aged 91. Her Funeral Requiem is on Monday 13th May at 10.00 a.m. 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 Elizabeth O'Halloran, who died Wednesday 3rd April aged 101. Her funeral requiem is on Thursday 16th May at 11.00 a.m. followed by committal at Hillview.

 

Mary Catherine Fuller, who died on 23rd March 2024, aged 68.

 

May they rest in peace.

 

Pentecost & Seventh Week of ordinary time (octave of Pentecost) 2024

 

Saturday 18th May The Vigil of Pentecost [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Sung Mass Cum Sanctificatus, Lux et Origo [Latin 1962] Jose Alaminos Fajardo R.I.P. (7th anniversary)

+ 6.30 p.m. Said PENTECOST Brian & Christina Yeates R.I.P.

 

Sunday 19th May

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. SUNG with childrens’ liturgy of the word in the hall. Ann Fanthome R.I.P.

+11.00 a.m. SOLEMN Latin Mass (in Latin with English Readings, missa fons bonitatis) The people of the parish.

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

 

Monday 20th May Mary, mother of the church, memorial.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Des Leahy R.I.P.

 

Tuesday 21st May St Christopher of Magallanes, priest & companions, martyrs.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

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

 

Wednesday 22nd May St Rita of Cascia, religious.

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Thursday 23rd May Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Feast.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary.

+10.00 a.m. Milita De Mello R.I.P. (first anniversary)

No Lunch Club today.

 

Friday 24th May feria.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary.

+10.00 a.m. Joe Hutchman R.I.P

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.

 

Saturday 25th May Whit Saturday (Ember Day) [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Fr Ryszard Hanaczewski W.B.

+ 6.30 p.m. SAID. Luiza Maria Fernandes R.I.P.

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