Parish of St Thomas More, Bexleyheath
Fifth Sunday of Easter (C), 18th May - 25th May 2019
| Saturday 18th May (C)
Fifth Sunday of Easter
|Wednesday 22nd May
St Rita of Cascia, Religious Memorial
|6.30pm||SAID. Chris Hawkins R.I.P.
||No Mass on Wednesdays|
|10:30am St. Stephens Welling
09:00am St. John Vianney Bexleyheath
09:00am Our Lady of the Angels, Erith
|7.30pm||No Ladies Wednesday club|
|7.30pm||Confirmation Class - Rehearsal, Sponsors to attend|
Sunday 19th May
Thursday 23rd May
||SUNG People of the Parish
||10:00am||No 10.00am Mass today
|10:30am||SOLEMN. Robert Mcdonagh
||12:00||No Lunch Club Today|
||7.00pm||Confirmation Mass with Bishop Pat.
Monday 20th May
St Bernadine of Sienna, Priest. Memorial
Friday 24th May
|10:00am||Denis Sullivan R.I.P.||10:00a.m.||Damian and Michael Kirby R.I.P.|
Tuesday 21st May
Saint Christopher of Magallanes, Priest and Companions, Martyrs. Memorial.
Saturday 25th May
St Bede the Venerable Priest and Doctor of the Church, Memorial.
|10:00am||John McDermott R.I.P.||10:00a.m.||Maria Ponsford W.B.|
|10.30am||Communion Class - Rehearsal|
Saturday 25th May - 6.30 p.m. – Derek and Tracy D’Souza T.G.
Sunday 26th May - 9.00 a.m. – Rosette Hull R.I.P.
Sunday 26th May - 10.30 a.m. – People of the Parish.
We pray for the soul of Sheila Florence Driscoll who died on Monday 6th May 2019.
Her funderal mass will take place on Tuesday 28th May 2019, at 10.00am.
There is children’s liturgy on Sunday 19th May 2019.
There is no Children’s Liturgy 26th May or 2nd June 2019 due to Half Term
|Ladies Wednesday Club|
The next Wednesday club is on the 29th May at 7.30 p.m.
|Thursday Lunch Club|
There will be no lunch club on 23rd May 2019.
Lunch club will start again on the 30th May 2019.
|STM Social Club|
If you can help please contact Bob Penny on 0208 3047909. Thankyou.
Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes October 2019; led by Fr Jonathon Routh
Flights are now booked.
If you still wish to come but have not paid your deposit, you are still welcome. However, the flight price previously quoted cannot be guaranteed.
Please see Katie in the presbytery for details ASAP.
Prayer for the sick
Please pray for Bonnie Meehan who is undergoing treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Altar Servers Summertime Break
Altar Servers summer break this year will be 6th August to 9th August in Woldringham, Surrey.
The cost is £145 and is open to boy and girl servers aged 10-15.
For further details contact Fr Stephen Boyle 01322 220075 or see posters for details.
In aid of Cafod, Afternoon Tea will be served between 1pm and 3.30pm at John and Freda’s, 35 Danson Road, Bexleyheath on Saturday 15th June. Admission is £5.
Faith Sharing and Prayer Group
Faith Sharing and Prayer Group at St Stephens Church, (in the small hall), Welling will take place on 12th June, 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. with Praise and Worship, Eucharistic Adoration, Bible Study, Catechesis, Prayer and Fellowship. All are welcome.
Lesnes Abbey Procession of the Blessed Sacrament
The Lesnes Abbey Procession of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on 30th June 2019 at 3pm.
Catholic History Walks – Blessed John Henry Newman
An evening of Prose and Poetry with Sarah de Nordwell on Monday 3rd June 2019, 6.30 p.m., at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Southwark. Booking for this event is essential, please email email@example.com Cost £5. firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Mass in Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage
Mass in Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage. July 13th at St George’s Cathedral. Archbishop Peter will celebrate for many hundreds of Southwark couples who are celebrating important anniversaries of marriage and their families. If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please apply as soon as possible. Get in touch with us at email@example.com so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop.
The last date to apply is June 8th
Help for marriages in distress. Retrouvaille England and Wales
Thinking about Separation or Divorce? – Retrouvaille is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The programme is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, where both commit to making an effort, have an 85% success rate. Even bringing reconciliation to couples that have already separated or divorced. There is no group therapy or group work.
For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’, or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on 7th – 9th June 2019
Call or text 0788 7296983 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I encourage parishioners and in particular our confirmation group and any young people and families to come to St George’s Cathedral on Friday 31st May for an evening with Matt Maher in praise, worship and adoration. Music was a key ingredient at the successful CMYFed FLAME event last March and it is evident that young people respond and relate to it with ease and enthusiasm. In a world full of challenging influences, this is an opportunity to offer our young people a really positive event, on their level, with faith at the centre.
Matt Maher has won a string of Gospel Music Association awards and been nominated on a number of occasions for Grammy Awards. His career highlights include performing in front of Pope Francis and 3 million young people at World Youth Day. He's from Canada and lives in the USA but has agreed to come and perform at two of our UK Cathedrals this month.
Please join us. Book your tickets in advance if you can. Online booking is £10 a ticket to cover costs. See www.tickettailor.com/events/cathedraltour. I will be leaving on the 17.36 or 18.07 train from Bexleyheath station to Waterloo East. There is a short walk to the cathedral from there.
In peace and unity,
Mass Attendance on 12th May: 412
Counters for 26th May: Caroline Walters and Melissa Goes
09:00 Sunday Morning Mass - Readers Rota
Large print copies of the Newsletter can be obtained from the Sacristy
|The Catholic Church of St Thomas More.
420A Long Lane,
Tel: 020 8303 2189
Parish Priest Fr. Jonathon Routh