Parish of St Thomas More, Bexleyheath
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30th Week in Ordinary time 26th October - 2nd November (C) 2019



30th Week in Ordinary Time, 30th October - 2nd November 2019


Saturday 26th October (C)

30th Sunday 

  Wednesday 30th October

6.30pm SAID.  Sebastiao Ferrao R.I.P.
    No Mass on Wednesdays
             09:00am St. John Vianney Bexleyheath
09:00am Our Lady of the Angels, Erith

Sunday 27th October

Thursday 31st October

SUNG: Domingo & Adelina D’Sa R.I.P.
  10:00am Cath Hanley W.B.
10:30am SUNG: People of the Parish
     12:00noon Lunch Club in the hall Today

Monday 28th October

St. Simon & St. Jude, Apostles. Feast.
Friday 1st November

ALL SAINTS, Solemnity. Holy day of Obligation.

10:00am Lee Harris W.B.     10:00am Archbishop Michael Bowen R.I.P.
Harry & Emily Yeates R.I.P.

Tuesday 29th October
Saturday 2nd November

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed - All Souls’ Day.

10:00am   Maria & Vitorine Coelho R.I.P.
  10:00a.m. Patrick & Elizabeth Dunpy R.I.P.
         09:30am  Day with Mary at St. Mary of the Cray Catholic Church, Crayford

Saturday 19th September - 6.30 p.m. – Sheila & Gerard Duggan R.I.P.
Sunday 20th September - 9.00 a.m. – Rodrigues Family R.I.P.
Sunday 20th September - 10.30 a.m. – People Of the Parish


A Plenary Indulgence

A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the holy souls, may be gained once in any church
either on All Souls’ Day, on the preceding or following Sunday or on the Feast of All Saints, on
the usual conditions, i.e. a visit to a church, where the Our Father and Creed are recited and
there is sacramental confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Holy Father’s intention.
Those who visit a cemetery between 1st and 8th November and pray for the faithful departed,
may obtain a plenary indulgence, applicable to the holy souls (and at other times a partial




St. Thomas More First Holy Communion & Confirmation Application Forms

Application forms now available from the priest after Sunday mass, this weekend.
only as the Closing date for return of completed applications is Sunday 27th October
No exceptions




School Application Forms

Form signing can only be completed by appointment. See Fr. Jonathon after mass.
Please note, you must bring your child’s Baptism certificate, as forms cannot be signed
without this document (Duplicate or replacement copies can be arranged by contacting
Katie in the office).



Children’s Liturgy

There will be no Children’s Liturgy on Sunday 27th October or 3rd November due to half term.
Children’s liturgy will return on 10th November.
Please contact Fiona 07951308981 for further information.



Wednesday Club

The next Wednesday club will be on Wednesday 6th November in the hall.




Second Collection Next Week

Next Sunday there will be a second collection for the Archbishop’s Administration Fund
which helps to meet the cost of the central administration of the diocese.




The Co-Workers of St Teresa of Calcutta

The co- Workers of St Teresa are appealing for gifts for the homeless, e.g. socks, woolly
hats, scarves and gloves, toiletries including; soap, face flannels, wet wipes, hand towels
and razors. These can be left at the repository or call 02083047996. The final date for
the appeal is 3rd November 2019.



Cafod Campaign – ‘Net Zero’ Petition

As you may be aware, the Amazon is being destroyed by fire, hurricanes have recently
ripped across the globe and record temperatures have been recorded here in the UK.
Climate change is making its devastating presence felt.
The recent government announcement to reach ‘net zero’ is great news, but without big,
bold policies, it’s another meaningless soundbite, and without our voices, politicians will
do nothing more, and the current political instability in Westminster is distracting our
politicians so we must keep up the pressure.
There is a petition in the porch that you are encouraged to sign which will be sent to the
Prime Minister by CAFOD. If you would like additional copies of the petition to pass
around to others, they can be downloaded and printed from




STM Social

Bingo Night – Friday 8th November 8.30 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. All welcome.

Quiz Night 22nd November 2019
Doors open at 8.00 p.m. for 8.30 p.m. start. 4-8 on each table - £15 each table.
See Mark Hewitt for tickets. All money raised going to the Church.

Vacancy for a Committee Member
If you are interested in becoming a committee member for the social club please contact
Bob Penny on 020 83047909.




Cemtery Visits November 2019


Sunday 3rd

     2.30pm at Sidcup Cemetery (Footscray Lane)
     2.30pm at Hillview Cemetery (Welling)

Sunday 10th

     1.30pm at Plumstead Cemetery
     2.30pm at Bexleyheath Cemetery
     3.15pm at Brook Street Cemetery (Erith)

Sunday 17th

     2pm at Kemnal Park Cemetery (A20 entrance)





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.
420A Long Lane,

  Tel: 020 8303 2189  
  Parish Priest Fr. Jonathon Routh
  Sunday 09:00 Readers Rota