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Saturday 20th April – Saturday 27th April 2024

APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

Fourth Week of Eastertide

 

 

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.

 

Society for the protection of unborn children: thanks

'The Bexley Branch of the SPUC would like to thank Fr Jonathon, Annette, Pauline and the parishioners of St Thomas More for another successful and enjoyable coffee morning. We made £81.50! Hearing the letter from Archbishop John, and my conversations during the coffee morning gave me renewed hope that mainstream Christian views on the value of life are being defended. Thank you once again. Rob'

 

PRIEST TRAINING FUND SECOND COLLECTION This Sunday 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.

 

 

THURSDAY LUNCH CLUB will take place this week on Thursday 25th April but not on Thursday 2nd May due to the Local Elections.  There will be no lunch club on Thursday 2nd  May or Thursday 9th May and will resume on Thursday 16th May.

 

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 QR Code using telephone camera

·         Telephone weekdays 9 am – 5 pm: 020 7960 2504

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


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. Work is now well underway.

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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ACC NO:  21361606                                                    

SORT CODE: 517014                                                      

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

 

ST GEORGE’S EVENING For all the family, everybody welcome.

St Thomas More Parish Club. Music by Annie G. Friday 26th April 2024 8.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m. £3 Adults on the door. At St Thomas More Hall. Contact Jenny on 07710 527692 or Mary on 07969 252072.

 

‘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 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.

 

‘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 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 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 27th April 10.30 a.m.

 

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD SUNDAY 9.00 A.M. Returns this Sunday, 21st April.

 

CONFIRMATION 2024 Next meeting at 2.30 p.m. this 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.

 

Fourth Week of Easter 2024

 

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.

 

Sunday 21st April

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. SUNG Ethan Carvalho TG on his 4th birthday.

+11.00 a.m. SOLEMN Latin Mass (in Latin with English Readings,missa de angelis ) Fr David Standley R.I.P.

2.30 p.m. Confirmation Group meet at Bexleyheath Station for trip to Westminster Cathedral.

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

 

Monday 22nd April Solemnity. Feria

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Muriel D’Souza W.B.

 

Tuesday 23rd April SAINT GEORGE, MARTYR, PATRON OF ENGLAND, solemnity.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Ann Moloney P.I.

 

Wednesday 24th April St. Adalbert, bishop & martyr.

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Thursday 25th April St. Mark, evangelist, feast.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. The Goes Family W.B.

12.30 p.m. Lunch Club.

 

Friday 26th April feria

9. 30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

10.30 a.m. Funeral Requiem for Bridie Nickells followed by committal at Eltham Crematorium.

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.

 

Saturday 27th 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] 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.

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