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Saturday 27th April -Saturday 4th May 2024

ST.THOMAS MORE, BEXLEYHEATH. Notices & Schedule.

APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST/May the month of Mary

Fifth Week of Eastertide


ST GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL SECOND COLLECTION Next Sunday 27th/28th April: For over half a century, St George’s Cathedral has been the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Southwark, home to 175 parishes and over 50,000 Roman Catholics. For many Catholics living and working across London and the South East of England, St George’s has been a beacon of light.

Today, St George’s Cathedral continues to attract thousands of worshippers and visitors each year, as well as serving a lively local parish community which proudly reflects the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of South London. The Cathedral frequently hosts important Diocesan and national celebrations, as well as concerts and events for various Catholic charities. There is a rich musical tradition, maintaining a choir of boys and men, as well as a girls’ choir, both of which sing at Sunday Masses and on major feasts. In many respects, St George’s Cathedral serves as a spiritual home and ‘beehive’ for Catholic evangelisation and mission across the Archdiocese of Southwark.

St George’s Cathedral is entirely reliant upon the generosity of its parishioners, volunteers and the Archdiocese of Southwark to keep its doors open.  It does not receive Vatican or government funding, nor has an endowment to rely on.  Your support can enable the Cathedral to remain open daily to those seeking a place of peace, prayer and worship.

Thank you!

  • Donate Online: www.rcaos.org.uk/Cathedral 

  • Or Scan this QR Code using your camera phone

  • Telephone weekdays 9 am – 5 pm: 02079602504

  • Cash/Cheque – please use the St George’s Cathedral envelopes at the back of church.

  • Contactless – select the ‘St George’s Cathedral’ option on the contactless devices in church or in the porch.


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.


‘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.


Celebrating migrants at St George’s Cathedral - Monday 6th May 2024. Everyone a migrant.  Anyone who has moved from one country to another, from one part of the country to another, one city to another, one town to another, one street to another is a migrant whether travelled by bus, train, car, taxi, aeroplane, boat, ship or any other means of transport.  Everyone is welcome.

Bring one another to celebrate the valuable contribution the stranger makes to every structure of society in life across our city and beyond.  

 

The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop John Wilson on Monday 6 May at 12.30pm at St George’s Cathedral, London SE1 6HR. People are encouraged to arrive early.  


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 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.


Shrine of Our Lady of Hartley 2024 Pilgrimage From noon, on Saturday 4 May at Church Road, Hartley, Kent DA3 8DW (on corner with Stack Lane).Nearest station: Longfield, on line from Victoria to the Medway Towns and Dover, 1 mile distant.

 

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.


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.  

 

May Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sunday 5th May at 4 p.m. with procession of our lady, rosary and benediction.


Altar Servers. Parents please contact Fr. Jonathon if you are going to Aylesford on Monday 6th May as soon as possible.

 

A DAY WITH MARY

St Joseph’s, Orchard Road, Bromley. Saturday 27th April 2024, 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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.

 

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

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


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 There will be no lunch club on Thursday 2nd May or Thursday 9th May and will resume on Thursday 16th May.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024 Next Class: Saturday 11th May. No class on Saturday 4th May due to Bank Holiday.


CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD SUNDAY 9.00 A.M. This Sunday, 28th April.

 

CONFIRMATION 2024 Next session on Sunday 5th May for Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary at 4 p.m. in the church.


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 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.

Mary Fuller. Funeral on Monday 3rd June.

 

May they rest in peace.


Fifth Week of Easter 2024

 

Saturday 27th April St Peter Canisius [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Eileen Rosemary WB on her birthday.

+ 6.30 p.m. Said FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (second collection for St George’s Cathedral) Maria Perera R.I.P.

 

Sunday 28th April

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. SUNG The people of the parish

+11.00 a.m. SOLEMN Latin Mass (in Latin with English Readings, missa de angelis) Peter Francis Wolstenhome Jackson R.I.P.

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

 

Monday 29th April Solemnity. St Catherine of Siena, virgin & doctor, memorial

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Xavier D’Sa R.I.P.

7.00 p.m. Special Creation or Evolution Talk in the porch.

 

Tuesday 30th April St. Pius V, pope.

+8.00 a.m. Requiem for Jean Eileen Dyer

10.00 a.m. Funeral of Jean Eileen Dyer at Eltham Crematorium

 

Wednesday 1st May St Joseph the Worker.

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Thursday 2nd May St Athanasius, bishop & doctor of the Church.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Rev. Derek Allen R.I.P.

12.30 p.m. Lunch Club.

 

Friday 3rd May St Philip & St James, apostles, feast.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Sam Knox R.I.P.

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.

 

Saturday 4th May The Holy Martyrs of England & Wales [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Holy Souls

+ 6.30 p.m. Said SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Derek & Tracey D’Souza TG

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