Parish of St Thomas More, Bexleyheath
October is the month of the Most holy rosary
28th Week in Ordinary time 12th October - 19th October (C) 2019
28th Week in Ordinary Time, 12th October - 19th October 2019
| Saturday 12th October (C)
Day of Prayer for Prisoners and their Dependents.
Prisons Week, a week of prayer.’
Fourth and Final National Mass Count. CAFOD Second Collection
|Wednesday 16th October
St. Hedwig, Religious
|6.30pm||SAID. Sally Searle and Victoria Littlewood R.I.P.
||No Mass on Wednesdays|
|09:00am St. John Vianney Bexleyheath
09:00am Our Lady of the Angels, Erith
|7.30pm||Lourdes meeting in the hall|
Sunday 13th October
Thursday 17th October
St. Ignatius of Antioch Bishop and Martyr, Memorial
||SUNG: Ashley Smith R.I.P.
||10:00am||Melba and Oscar Fernandes T.G.
|10:30am||SOLEMN. People of the Parish
||12:00noon||Lunch Club in the hall Today
Monday 14th October
St, Callistus I, Pope and Martyr, Memorial
Friday 18th October
St. Luke, Evangelist, Feast
|10:00am||Christina Daly||10:00am||Aileen Cahalan R.I.P.
Tuesday 15th October
St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila), Virgin, Doctor, Memorial.
Saturday 19th October
Our Lady, Memorial
|10:00am||Vincent and Helen D’Souza T.G.
||10:00a.m.||Joseph Gillard R.I.P.
Saturday 19th September - 6.30 p.m. – Rose Castanha P.I.
Sunday 20th September - 9.00 a.m. – People Of the Parish
Sunday 20th September - 10.30 a.m. – Vincent and Helen D’Souza T.G.
Prisons Week; 13th October to 19th October
‘He sets his people free. He made his agreement everlasting. He is holy and wonderful.’
Please pray for the welfare of prisoners and their families this week.
National Mass Count
The General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales requests the figures for the National
Mass Count in advance of the Pastoral Statistics forms that are filled in each year.
Please note that the final count (mass attendance) will take place over the weekend.
St. Thomas More First Holy Communion & Confirmation Application Forms
Application forms now available from the priest after mass.
Closing date for application: Sunday 27th October 2019. No exceptions.
School Application Forms
Come to the parish office between 9.00. and 9.30 a.m. on either Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
Or contact Katie in the office to make an appointment.
Fr Jonathon will be in Lourdes from Monday 21st – Friday 25th October, it is not possible
for forms to be signed during this time.
Please note, you must bring your child’s Baptism certificate to this appointment.
Forms cannot be signed without this document. *Duplicate replacement copies can be arranged.
Please contact Katie in the office for details.
Please note, you must bring your child’s Baptism
certificate to this appointment. Forms cannot be signed without this document.
*Duplicate replacement copies can be arranged. Please contact Katie in the office for details.
Volunteers needed! If we don’t find any volunteers by October Half Term, the frequency of the Children’s Liturgy may have to be reduced.
Please contact Fiona 07951308981.
The next Wednesday club will be on Wednesday 17th October in the hall.
Thursday Lunch Club
Lunch Club this week on Thursday 17th October.
STM Social Club
Halloween Disco – Saturday 26th October 2019 - 7.30pm – 11pm
Excellent entertainment by Glee J, with the whole family welcome.
£6 a ticket, Children under 12years are free.
Prizes for the best costume for both adults and children.
8.45 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. All the family welcome.
Cafod Appeal and Second Collection
Harvest Family Fast day in aid of CAFOD was on Friday 4th October. Eileen Hayes from
CAFOD will make an appeal this weekend on the 5th/6th October, ready for a Second
Collection on the weekend of the 12th/13th October.
There will be a Lourdes meeting for all those coming on the Lourdes pilgrimage in October
on Wednesday 16th October at 7.30 p.m. in the hall. See Katie for further info.
Fr John O'Donoghue
Fr John had his hip operated on and is now recovering well. Please keep him in your prayers
for a speedy recovery. We all wish him the very best, and hope he is fighting fit soon.
Congratulations to Vincent and Helen D’souza
Congratulations to Vincent and Helen on celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary this
week. May God bless their marriage for future years to come.
Bexley Winter Shelter, Volunteers Training
The shelter provides a warm secure place for rough sleepers to spend the night, enjoy a
hot meal, breakfast and receive a packed lunch. Each night is hosted by a different
church and will run between January and March 2020. We are looking for volunteers to
cover evening, night and morning shifts on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The teams are
made up of volunteers from various Christian backgrounds.
If you can help or just want to find out more please attend one training sessions. There
is no commitment but those attending will be invited to complete an application form at
the end of the training.
The training will take place:
Wednesday 16 October at 7.30 pm - The Boys Brigade Centre, 174A Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA6 7BT
Saturday 16 November at 2 pm - Welling Baptist Church, Axminster Crescent, Welling DA6 1HF
Saturday 23 November at 09.30 am - Welling Baptist Church, Axminster Crescent, Welling DA16 1HF
Rock Choir Fundraiser
You are invited to a fundraising event for Bexley Winter Shelter on 19th October 2010.
Bexleyheath Rock Choir will once again entertain you with a variety of well-known songs.
Audience participation is encouraged! Light refreshments will be served during the
interval. Doors open at 7.15 pm. Venue: Our Lady of the Angels Church, Bexley Road.
Erith, DA8 1DN. Tickets £6 each - £2 for children under 12. Please pay on the door.
Parish Seasonal Walk
The next 'St Thomas More's seasonal walk' is to take place on Saturday 26th October 2019.
We will br following the River Darenth in Farningham.
Meet up at church for 10.00 am mass and we will leave at 10.45 a.m. (own transport is required.)
Walkers are asked to contribute £5.00 for Bexley Winter Shelter and envelopes
will be available for all parichioners to suppport Bexley Winter SHelter with a sponsorship
of £5.00 for the 5 miles. Please contact Helen on 07917 061 707.
St Vincent De Paul Society Fundraising Dinner Dance
Saturday 12th October from 7pm-11pm at St. Stephens Church Hall. £15 per person
God Who Speaks; Year of the Word 2020
Year 2020 has been dedicated as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’
by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. We’re all encouraged to
celebrate the Word of God in our lives, live the word of God on a daily basis and to share
the Word of God to others.
Br. Martin Mikuskiewicz is holding sessions of reflections on the Word of God, in the
Angelus centre (Our Lady of the Angels Church, Erith) on Friday 18th October at 7.30 p.m.,
bring yourself, a Bible and your friend for an evening of encounter with the God Who
Speaks to Us. Session 2 – Listening to the Word.
70th Anniversary of the Return of the Carmelites to Aylesford Priory.
Thursday 31st October, Vigil of All Saint’s, 12 noon Mass at Aylesford Priory, presided by
Archbishop John Wilson. Contact Anne Pass, 01622 717272, for further info.
As you will know, this is the month of the Most Holy Rosary which the parish is marking in several ways:
May Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary pray for all of you and this parish,In peace and unity,
Mass Attendance: 386
Counters for 20th October 2019: John Fanthome
Second Collection next weekend on World Mission Sunday is for Missio
The Catholic Church of St Thomas More.
|Tel: 020 8303 2189|
|Parish Priest Fr. Jonathon Routh
|Sunday 09:00 Readers Rota|