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Saturday 24th February – Saturday 2nd March 2024

ST.THOMAS MORE, BEXLEYHEATH. Notices & Schedule.

FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY FAMILY

Second week of Lent


SOUTHWARK CATHOLIC YOUTH The Southwark Catholic Youth Service has relaunched several activities in 2024 for those aged 10 -35. For more details about what is on offer, please sign up to our network at tinyurl.com/scysnetwork or pick up a leaflet and see the poster in the porch.

 

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

The Latin Mass Society and its Southwell Consort are celebrating a series of polyphonic Masses taking place at Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane. These Monday evening Masses will feature music by Franco-Flemish composers from the sixteenth century. From January to April the Southwell Consort, under the direction of Dominic Bevan and invited conductors, will perform a series of eight polyphonic Masses showcasing works by composers such as Lassus, Gombert, Rogier, Clemens non Papa and others. Highlights will include Lassus' Missa Bel Amfitrit on Easter Monday and de la Rue's Missa Ave Maria on the feast of the Annunciation. The Traditional Latin Mass provides the original liturgical context for which this music was composed.


  • Monday 4th March, 6.30 p.m. Ferial Mass in Lent Missa Osculetur Me, Lassus Vox in Rama, de Wert Lugebat David Absolom, Gombert.

  • Monday 18th March,6.30 p.m. Ferial Mass in Lent Missa Gaude Lux Donatiane, Clemens non Papa Laboravi in Gemitu Meo, Weelkes Quemadmodum, Taverner.

  • Monday 1st Apri,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.

 

CAFOD LENT APPEAL

HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE A FAMILY CAN EAT TODAY AND TOMORROW?

 

You can make your donation to this year’s Lent Appeal by picking up an envelope after mass and returning it next Sunday or by contactless payment in the porch and by the Lady Chapel or online.

 

LENTEN REFLECTIONS at STM continue this coming February after the 10.00 am mass. All are very welcome.


FAMILIES GET –TOGETHER Come and share! Event open for children and adults to learn about how bring fraternity and peace through music made together – a fun afternoon for all! THIS SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2024 2.30 p.m. -4.30 p.m. in St. Thomas More Church Hall.


Lenten Scripture Course at St John Fisher, Bexley.

 1. Bringing the Old Testament to Life Saturday 24th February 10am-3.30pm. The aim of this parish day is to help participants gain a sense of the Scriptures as a whole and the Old Testament in particular. The main sections of the Old Testament are identified and outlined as we journey through the Old Testament. The day will end with a fresh look at a familiar story….

 

2. Bringing the New Testament to Life Saturday 9th March 10am-3.30pm.In the New Testament we meet real people communicating with us, sharing their beliefs, their fears and their hopes. On this parish day participants will be offered an overview of the New Testament, an introduction to the various writings and the background of the New Testament: the Roman and Jewish World.

 

Led by Brian Purfield.

Brian Purfield is a team member at the London Jesuit Centre and has worked alongside the Jesuits since 2001. Prior to that he taught at the International Franciscan Study Centre in Canterbury. He studied theology at the Gregorian University, Rome and at St. Bonaventure’s University, New York. His particular interest is in deepening a knowledge and love of the Scriptures for people, young and old, at a level that they can understand and seek to apply to their daily lives.

 

CLERGY SUPPORT FUND collection still open. You make supporting our clergy in retirement possible, find out how to donate to the Clergy Support Fund at www.rcaos.org.uk/donate/CSF or scan the QR code. You can donate via telephone or use the contactless device in the porch. Office hours Mon-Fri 020 7960 2504 or by using the Clergy Support Fund Envelopes at the back of the Church. Please continue to keep our priests in your prayers.

 

St Thomas More Parish Club presents St Patrick’s Evening For all the family, everybody welcome Music by Kenny Friday 15th March 2024 8.00 pm till 11.00 pm. Admission - Adults £3.00 at the door in the Church Hall.           

For more information please call: Jenny 07710 527692 or Mary 07369 252072     

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024. Returns after half term break, this Saturday, 24th February. Classes continue next week with Session 7 on Saturday 2nd March at 10. 30 a.m.

 

CONFIRMATIONS 2024. Anyone who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year, speak to the parish priest after Sunday mass and ask for an application form. All applications should be returned by the end of February.


CHILDRENS’ LITURGY OF THE WORD SUNDAY 9.00 A.M. Don’t forget to pick up a Lent Infant’s or Junior’s Day by Day, with activities, stories etc. to guide your children through Lent.

 

LENT STATIONS OF THE CROSS. Every Friday at 7.30 p.m., concluding on Good Friday 29th March. .

 

SPUC NOTICE: 'Please write to your MP about the New Clause 1 amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill. This would remove all sanctions in relation to a woman performing her own abortion, effectively allowing abortion pills to be taken up to the point of natural birth. Please handwrite the letter, if possible, as this shows your commitment and takes up physical space on their desk. For more information, please visit the SPUC website. This could be debated by MP's as early as the 4th of March.


BOOK LAUNCH Wednesday 6th March 2024 6.00pm for 6.30pm

Amigo Hall, adjacent to St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, South London

Pondering and Praying Vatican II by Archbishop John Wilson

 

SHIBASHI with Kathy. Looking for something different? Try this new relaxing class at St Thomas More Church Hall. Shibashi is a set of 18 gentle flowing exercises derived from Tai Chi and breathing exercises from Quigon. Suitable for all ages and abilities, seated or standing. It can improve your mobility, flexibility and is very relaxing.  LAUNCH DATE 10.00 A.M. -11.00 A.M. MONDAY 26TH FEBRUARY. Only £5.00. Call Kathy to reserve your place. 07443 578860 or email kathyleaf@yahoo.co.uk

 

NURSERY 2024 ADMISSIONS

The open mornings for admission to Nursery for

September 2024 will continue to take place at the following times:

● Thursday 29th February 9:30am

● Wednesday 20th March 9:30am

Contact: admin@st-fidelis.bexley.sch.uk tel: 01322 227752

 

‘DAY WITH MARY’ PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 7th to 14th June 2024. If interested contact Trevor DownsA Day With Mary’ Tel: 020 8641 6418

 

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.

 

THURSDAY LUNCH CLUB meets again this Thursday, 29th February 2024 at 12.30 p.m.

 

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.

 


MASSES AND INTENTIONS SECOND WEEK OF LENT

Saturday 24th February Ember Saturday of Lent [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] The Souls in Purgatory (‘Holy Souls’)

+ 6.30 p.m. Said SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (B) Sabrina Townsend W.B.

 

Sunday 25th February

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. Sung (no children’s liturgy this week: resumes next week) Stefania Choynacka R.I.P. (3rd anniversary)

+11.00 a.m. Solemn Latin Mass (in Latin with English Readings. Missa Quadragesimae) Ingrid Lang & Sebastian Roberts.

2.30 – 4.30 p.m. Families Get-Together in the Church Hall. 

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

 

Monday 26th February Lenten feria.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

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

 

Tuesday 27th February St Gregory of Narek.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Mary White R.I.P. (dd 18th February)

 

Wednesday 28th February Lenten feria.

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Thursday 29th February Lenten feria.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Marie Glasson W.B.

 

12.30 p.m. Thursday Lunch Club.

 

Friday 1st March St David, bishop & patron of Wales, feast.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Paul Yeates T.G.

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.

7.30 p.m. Stations of the Cross

 

Saturday 2nd March Lent feria. [TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Alex Nika TG

+ 6.30 p.m. Said SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (B) Abigail & Amelia D’Souza TG


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