St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Bostall Park
Fr. John O'Donoghue 420a Long Lane, Bexleyheath, DA7 5JW (T: 020-8303 2189)



Month of June 2015

Sunday 14th - Corpus Christi b

Thursday 18th

09:00 .


Fr Victor Rocha (RIP)  (Freny)

All Parishioners




Joe D’Souza (Moses Family)


St Thomas More Lunch Club

Monday 15th June

Friday 19th



Morning Prayer

Lucy Dias (RIP) (Ann, Marian, Andrew and familes)


Jack Shanahan (RIP) (T. Giles)

Teusday 16th

Saturday 20th


Sharon D’Souza (Thanks) Sharon D’Souza (Thanks)




Jerome Braganza (Rose Castanha)


Mrs May Hannagan (RIP) (Nuala Shea)

Wednesday 17th Sunday 21st - 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time b_14_14


Tony Bass (RIP) (Mary Bass)



Alba Fernandes (Wellbeing) (Mr & Mrs I Pereira)

All Parishioners


Sunday 14th June - Corpus Christi b_20_20


First Reading (Ezek 17:22-24). The prophet promises that God will raise up a leader for his people and build a new kingdom, a new form of society.

Second Reading (2 Cor 5:6-10). Though Paul is conscious of being away from the Lord Jesus and would rather be with him, he is of good courage. That is because he knows he is serving the Lord and has no fear of appearing before him.

Gospel (Mk 4:26-34). Two parables of growth. God’s power can bring results out of failure, out of what is hidden and insignificant.



Sunday 14th June: It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.


  • Welcome: There is still a lot of room on the display area for expressions of the word WELCOME in our different national languages and cultures. So do ‘post’ yours, indicating which it is. By the way thanks for the new arrivals.
  • Lesness Abbey: The annual Lesness Abbey Procession of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on 28th June 2015. Gather at 15:00. See poster in porch for more details.
  • Note: There will be a second collection next Sunday for Catholic Trust for England & Wales (CaTEW): This trust (formerly the national Catholic Fund) supports the legal, financial and charitable activities of the Bishops’ Conference, its departments, agencies and offices. This collection helps supply the Bishops of England and Wales with the revenue necessary for the central administration of the Church in this country.





General Notices




First Holy Communion Celebrations

Today we welcome 18 children of our parish who are celebrating their 1st Holy Communion. We congratulate them and their parents while we remember to thank Simon and Ann and all who helped prepare them for this special day in their Faith journey encountering Jesus in this very personal way. Let us continue to pray for them.

Giovannah Argolo
Gabriela Argolo
Isabelle Burton
Lili Grace Carringan-Albert
Shanae Dillon
Danye Ekwuozor
Eva Fortuna
Archie Goddard
Jemima Howard
Andŕe Lisette
Leo Makin
Harry Mortimer
Benedetta Natangeli
Gracie Partridge
Louie Regan
Bethany Turvey
Sian Wansbury
Georgia Wilmot




Support Fund for Retired and sick priests

If  by now you have not received a copy of this  Information sheet, please pick up one from the back of the Church.




Parish Evangelisation Group

We met on Wednesday and after praying and much sharing of ideas and thoughts we settled on a date for our parish event. The date is SUNDAY 4th OCTOBER 2015, starting with mass at 11.00 a.m. Our BANNER will be: ‘St. THOMAS MORE PARISH FAITH AND CULTURE DAY’ We will meet again on Wednesday June 24th. In the meantime we are all invited to consider how we can contribute to this Parish day in sharing prayer, music and hymns from our diverse cultures and of course sharing a banquet of food from all over the world. So on with the thinking caps and out with the dishes!




Bexley Deanery Retreat
25th-27th September at Aylesford Priory

Application forms are available in the porch. Also see the poster.


St Vincent De Paul Society - St John Bosco Centre
Children's Summer Holiday Camp, Aldham, Essex

Bookings have now started for the St John Bosco boys’ and girls’ camps. The St Vincent De Paul Society has been running the camp for the Catholic children for more than sixty years.

The boy’s camp runs for two weeks, during the summer holidays from 25th July to 8th August and the girls camp runs for one week from 8th August to 15th August. Please note that boys’ camp age range is 8 to 13 while the girls’ is 9 to 12. Children are accepted for one week only. We cater for around 140 children per week.

This is a camp holiday which has an enormous range of activities for the children to enjoy, such as mountain biking, boating, fishing, climbing, swimming, orienteering, nature study, art and craft, to name but a few. The week’s break is packed full of activities from the moment the children get up each day to the time of going to bed. These are of course included in the price and all the recreation equipment such as bikes and fishing rods are provided. All the activities take place on the 43 acres site, except for one swimming session that takes place at a local leisure pool. All activities are well supervised.

All helpers have been carefully vetted by way of references, and enhanced CRB or DBS checks. Several of the volunteers are teachers and youth workers and so have a vast wealth of experience of working with and looking after children. A senior helper and assistant are allocated to look after the needs of each tent. Any parents who are interested please see Fr John who has been there and also for further details of costs etc.




Ladies Wednesday Club

17th June – Meet in hall at 6.30pm. Travel on bus  together for guided tour of Woolwich Arsenal.

For information please contact: Mary Kearns on 0208 304 2456.




Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882

Mine is the month of roses; yes, and mine
The month of marriages! All pleasant sights and scents, the fragrances of the blossoming vine, the foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower’s scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;

I am the fairest daughter of the year.


Mass attendence on 7th June 2015: 426

Counters - 21.06.2015

Bernie & Vanessa Fernandes