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Saturday 2nd March – Saturday 9th March 2024

ST.THOMAS MORE, BEXLEYHEATH. Notices & Schedule.

MARCH IS THE MONTH OF ST. JOSEPH

Third week of Lent


Youth and Young Adult Events in the Archdiocese of Southwark

 

Youth Day  

The next Youth Day for ages 10 to 14 will be at Richard Challoner School, New Malden on Saturday 9 March from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. The day will include faith input from Fr Samuel Burke OP, Eucharistic Adoration and praise, sports, games, and pizza. For details and to book, please visit www.tinyurl.com/scysyouthday


Young Adult Events 

St George's Cathedral hosts a monthly Young Adult Mass at 6:00 pm on the first Sunday of every month, followed by a social gathering (for those aged 18+). There are also weekly events and socials on Thursday evenings. Details can be found on the RCAOS website, Facebook, and Instagram @stgeorgesya. 


Flame 2025

Flame is the largest Catholic youth event in the UK, featuring guest speakers, award-winning musicians, praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration, and much more! The event is open to those from school year 9 to university age.

The Archdiocese has purchased a block booking. Group Leaders from schools, parishes, and universities can book at www.tinyurl.com/flame25 

The early-bird price is £29, which is payable by 1 August 2024

 

‘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.


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.

 

GIFT AID boxes will be available for collection from next weekend. Please contact Melissa at bostallpark@rcaos.org.uk for any questions/enquiries/changes. New donors always welcome.


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 10.00am mass. All are very welcome.


Lenten Scripture Course at St John Fisher, Bexley.

  

1. 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.


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


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 this Saturday, 2nd March. Classes continue with Session 8 next Saturday, 9th March at 10. 30 a.m. with First Confessions.

 

CONFIRMATION 2024 starts with a parents and candidates meeting in the church hall on the 10th March at 4pm.

 

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.

 

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. 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 take place on 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 on Thursday, 14th March 2024 at 12.30p.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 THIRD WEEK OF LENT

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 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (B) Abigail & Amelia D’Souza TG

 

Sunday 3rd March

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 9.00 a.m. Sung. With children’s Liturgy of the Word. Liliane Horton R.I.P.

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

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

 

Monday 4th March Lenten feria.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

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

 

Tuesday 5th March Lenten feria with comn of St Casimir.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. A parishioner's P.I.

 

Wednesday 6th March Lenten feria.

The Daily Rosary at home

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

 

Thursday 7th March Lenten feria with comn of Ss Perpetua & Felicity, martyrs.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. Thelma Ali R.I.P. (first anniversary) 

 

No Thursday Lunch Club this week.

 

Friday 8th March Lenten feria with comn St John of God, religious.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+10.00 a.m. A parish family P.I. followed by Lenten Reflections. All welcome.

6.00 p.m. Choir Practice.

7.30 p.m. Stations of the Cross

 

Saturday 9th March Lenten feria with comn of St Frances of Rome[TC]

9.00 a.m. Confessions

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Low Mass [Latin 1962] Lule Olaj WB

+ 6.30 p.m. Said FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (B) Hallet & Yeates Deceased Family (Wales) R.I.P.


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