Parish of St Thomas More, Bexleyheath
Sixth Week in Ordinary Time (C), 16th - 23rd February 2019

Saturday 16th February (C)

Sixth Sunday

(Racial Justice Sunday. Second Collection to promote racial justice in our schools, parishes and in wider society)

  Wednesday 20th February
6.30pm Said  Bernie Victor & family W.B.
    No Mass on Wednesdays
        No Confirmation Class today
      7.30pm Ladies Wednesday club in the Hall.

Sunday 17th February

Thursday 21st February

St. Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
SUNG   Oscar Fernandes W.B.
NO children’s liturgy in hall.
  10:00am Josephine Kenny
10:30am SOLEMN    Augustinho Fernandes R.I.P    12:00 noon Lunch Club in the Hall
    12:00 Baptism    

Monday 18th February
  Friday 22nd February

The conversion of St. Paul the apostle (Feast)

10:00am Audrey Fernandes R.I.P.   10:00a.m. Kathleen & Michael Reynolds R.I.P.
           8:00p.m. St. Thomas More Social Club A.G.M. in hall

Tuesday 19th January

Saturday 23rd February

St. Polycarp, bishop & martyr, memorial

  No Mass Today, Fr Jonathan is celebrating mass elsewhere for the intention of Vera Miller W.B.   10:00am Nan Faherty R.I.P.
          10:30 No First Holy Communion Class today

First Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-8.  A blessing on the man who puts his trust in the Lord  

Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 1:1-4,6.    Happy the man who has placed his trust in the Lord

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20. If Christ has not been raised, you are still in your sins

Gospel: Luke 6:17,20-26. Happy are you who are poor, who are hungry, who weep



Please pray for all the deceased members of our parish, especially: Jerry Dipre, Victor D’Mello, Stephen Fernandes, Bob Dunning & Barbara Kirsch.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.



Confirmation and First Holy Communion Classes

No Confirmation class on Wednesday 20th February (Half Term)
No First Holy Communion Class on Saturday 23rd February (Half Term)



Social Club

• SOCIAL CLUB AGM WILL BE ON FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY AT 8pm. Will all members make every effort to attend. The club will open as usual afterwards.

• Club Membership of £5 for 2019 is now due. This can be paid at the A.G.M or in the club on a Friday night.

• The club urgently requires a bar person for weekend shifts. Experience not necessary as training can be given.

• If you have any unwanted gifts suitable as raffle prizes, please donate them as the club raises money for the church and charities.

• Friday night entertainment for Friday 1st March will be Glenn Adams.

Contact Bob Penny 0208 304 7909


Our Lady's Film Night

Saturday 23-February: movie on St Ignatius. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. (Late comers welcome) Free admission and the Bar will be open with light refreshments available.

For more information please contact 01322-524813



A Time for Mourning Retreat/Workshop

A retreat/workshop for those suffering from the pain of loss will be held at Aylesford Priory from 22nd March 2019 – 24th March 2019.

Booking forms in the porch.



Parish Narratives led by Fr Dennis McBride

Saturday 9th March 2019 at 10.30am-3pm (mass 9.30am) At St Stephens Church, Welling.


Safeguarding Office Administrator

We are looking for an office administrator to join our Safeguarding team in SE1. This is a full time job (0900 – 1700 Mon to Fri) and is offered initially on a 12 month fixed term contract.

The key areas of work are administration of the DBS Disclosure application process and maintenance of national and local databases. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will preferably have experience of working in this area.

Excellent IT and communication skills coupled with evidenced understanding of confidentiality are also essential.

Salary: £23,000pa - £25,000pa depending on skills and experience.

If you would like to apply for this job please email your CV to by 22nd February.



The biggest catholic youth event in England and wales is back!! 2nd March 2019 at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

With speakers and music from the famous Guvna B, Tim Hughes, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Robert Madu, Girls Got Faith’s Emma Borquaye, Archbishop Eamon Martin.

With drama from RISEtheatre.

For more info on speakers/musicians and bookings go to


Children's Liturgy

No children’s liturgy 17th February or 24th February (half term)










Parish Prayer

Heavenly Father, awaken in our hearts the desire to hear your word, revealed to us in Jesus.
Your word of love, healing and forgiveness.
Through the power of your spirit, enable us lovingly, to carry your word in our hearts. Inspired by the love and gentleness of Jesus, may we draw others to you.
Give us the courage always to bear witness to your presence in our world,
as we act justly, love tenderly, and humbly serve you, our God.





Mass Attendance on 10th February: 429

Counters for 24th February:  Dawn Webb 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