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Saturday 23rd March - Saturday 6th April 2024

ST.THOMAS MORE, BEXLEYHEATH. Notices & Schedule.


MARCH IS THE MONTH OF ST. JOSEPH/ APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST


Holy Week and Easter Week 2024. Two week notices.


I Know that my Redeemer Liveth. By Handel.


I know that my Redeemer liveth and that he shall stand on the latter day upon the earth.

And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. Yet in my flesh shall I see God. 

For now has Christ risen from the dead.

The first fruits of them that sleep, of them that sleep.

The first fruits of them that sleep. 


You can hear this sung by our soprano soloist accompanied by organ at the Easter Vigil and at the Solemn Mass on Easter Sunday morning.

 

Share the True Meaning of Holy Week and Easter with your children

Isaiah Books was started by Madeleine Carroll. Having trained and worked as a Montessori Teacher and Catechist for three to six-year-olds with The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and as a home-schooling mother, she strongly believes in the power of beauty in art and language for forming and inspiring young minds. Her newest book ‘Encounter at Emmaus’ tells the story of two disciples’ encounter with a Stranger they meet on the road to Emmaus. Their hearts burn within them as he explains the story of salvation to them. As he breaks the bread, they recognize this Stranger as their dearest Friend, risen from the dead. There are colouring in pages at the back of the book to match the coloured pages from the story. 


These wonderful books will make a perfect catholic Easter gift for your children or grandchildren and are available in the porch on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.


MASS OF THE AGES. Part III of the Film Trilogy: ‘Guardians of Tradition’.  Many of you have watched and enjoyed parts I & II in the last couple of years.  Part III called ‘Guardians of Tradition’ was released this week in selected cinemas and can be viewed on YouTube. In this moving and thought provoking film, we see hope amidst suffering. A father of a French priest says ‘And you have to hold on, hold on for the long term. The Latin Mass has not finished living. It has a great future ahead of it. Many young people turn to this mass and are converted by this mass and there are many, many young priests’. It is through suffering in this life Christians find hope, because by Christ’s death on the Cross, our suffering is given meaning: it is through the Cross of Jesus we are redeemed and so experience his Resurrection.


Part III of Mass of Ages takes us on journey around the world: France, Italy, Tanzania, USA, Mexico and England to discover why the Traditional Latin mass is the living Mass of the Ages which will always be with us. As Pope Benedict XVI said to the Church, ‘’What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful’.




Mass of the Ages Part I Discover the Traditional Latin Mass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mIM_CrCYY4&pp=ygUQTWFzcyBvZiB0aGUgQWdlcw%3D%3D


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.


SCHOOL GOVERNORS REQUIRED.

Christ the King Sixth Forms are currently seeking new volunteers for our Governing Body, particularly applications from practising Catholics.

Please see the poster in the porch for more information or email Linda Harrison at governance@ctksfc.ac.uk


GIFT AID boxes will be available for collection this weekend. Please contact Melissa at bostallpark@rcaos.org.uk for any questions/enquiries/changes (including giving method).

New donors always welcome.


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

If interested contact Trevor DownsA Day With Mary’ Tel: 020 8641 6418

 

PILGRIMAGE TO SPAIN & FATIMA – 20th to 26th MAY 2024 4 nights half- board accommodation in Spain -  Walking in the footsteps of Saint Teresa of Avila, Visiting Salamanca and Segovia, the Monastery of Saint John of the Cross and Vallodolid. 2 nights full board accommodation in Fatima - Visiting the Sanctuary in Fatima, the Rosary Basilica, the Chapel of Apparitions and the Holy Trinity Basilica. Attending the Rosary candlelight procession and the International Mass on Sunday. The Pilgrimage cost is £1358pp based on 2 sharing a room. Single room supplement is £235pp. The price includes half board accommodation in Avila, Salamanca, Segovia and Vallodolid and full board accommodation in Fatima. Also included is daily Mass, coach transfers for the itinerary and half day guided tours in Avila, Salamanca, Segovia and Vallodolid. The cost does not include travel to or from London Gatwick. To join this seven-day pilgrimage, please contact St. Lawrence, Sidcup, Parish Office on Tel: 020 8300 2480 or Email: sidcup@rcaos.org.uk. Alternatively call Gill at Tangney Tours on 01732 886666 to book your places.


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.

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.


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

 

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.


CONFIRMATION 2024 We look forward to seeing all of our confirmation candidates for the Easter triduum on the following dates:

  • Maundy Thursday at 7.00 p.m.

  • Good Friday at 3.00 p.m.

  • Holy Saturday at 7.00 p.m.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024 this Saturday with Session 10 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, brothers and sisters to come to Children’s Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, 29th March at 10.00 a.m. Next Class: Saturday 20th April 10.30 a.m.

 

CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD SUNDAY 9.00 A.M. takes a break and will return on Sunday 21st April.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS. Good Friday 29th March at 7.30 p.m.


THURSDAY LUNCH CLUB meets again on Thursday 4th April 2024 at 12.30p.m.



MASSES AND INTENTIONS Holy Week & Easter Week

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.

6.00 p.m. Confessions

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

 

Sunday 24th March

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. Sung. With children’s Liturgy of the Word. The people of the parish.

+11.00 a.m. Solemn Latin Mass (in Latin with English Readings. Missa Quadragesimae) Leslie Hayward R.I.P.

4.00 p.m. Choir practice for soloists

4.00 p.m. Confessions.

 

Monday 25th March Monday of Holy Week

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Anthony Fernandes (6th anniversary) R.I.P.

 

Tuesday 26th March Tuesday of Holy Week

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Wednesday 27th March Wednesday of Holy Week

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Thursday 28th March MAUNDY THURSDAY

5.30 p.m. Choir practice

+7.00 p.m. MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER. Sung. With watch for about an hour concluding with Compline.

No lunch club today.

  

Friday 29th March GOOD FRIDAY (day of fasting and abstinence)

10.00 a.m. Children’s Stations of the Cross

11.00 a.m. Choir Practice.

+ 3.00 p.m. THE SACRED LITURGY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD WITH VENTERATION OF THE CROSS. Sung.

7.30 p.m. STATIONS OF THE CROSS

  

Saturday 30th March HOLY SATURDAY

10.00 a.m. Confessions

11.00 a.m. Choir practice

+ 7.00 p.m. THE EASTER VIGIL with blessing of new fire, Exsultet, three vigil readings and blessing of water with renewal of baptismal vows. Frank Mercieca R.I.P.

 

 

Sunday 31st March EASTER SUNDAY

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. Sung. With children’s Liturgy of the Word. Roy Braganca W.B.

+11.00 a.m. Solemn Latin Mass (in Latin with English Readings. Missa de Angelis) Helen D’Souza W.B.

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

 

Monday 1st April Easter Monday

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Mary Kilgannon R.I.P. (4th Anniversary)

 

Tuesday 2nd April Easter Tuesday

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. The people of the parish.

 

Wednesday 3rd April Easter Wednesday

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Thursday 4th April Easter Thursday

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

12.00 noon. Lunch Club

 

Friday 5th April Easter Friday

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

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

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.

 

Saturday 6th April Easter Saturday

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Lavinio Rebello R.I.P.

+ 6.30 p.m. Said SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER ‘Low Sunday’ Severine Carrasco R.I.P.

 

 


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