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



Month of August / September 2015

Sunday 30th b

Thursday 3rd September

09:00 .


Anthony Lopes (RIP) (Iggie & Edna Pereira)

All Parishioners



Mary Brady (Wellbeing) (Liz Woodward)

No St Thomas More Church Lunch Club

Monday 31st

Friday 4th



Morning prayer

Mrs. Bakos (RIP)


Vic Kirsch (RIP) (B. Kilgannon)

Teusday 1st

Saturday 5th


Ted Stallard (RIP) (Barbara Stallard)




Catherine Barry (RIP) (Pat & Eileen Barry)


Michael Kirby (RIP) (Kirby family)

Wednesday 2nd Sunday 6th b_14_14


John Cassidy (RIP)



Anthony Fernandes (Wellbeing) (Appy Fernandes)

All Parishioners


Sunday 30th August b_20_20


First Reading (Deut 4:1-2,6-8). Moses urges his community to obey the laws of the covenant in order to enjoy intimacy with their God and thus reveal to the pagans Israel’s humaneness and closeness to this God.

Second Reading (Jas 1:17-18,21-22,27). The author of James endorses practical, not theoretical Christian living. He exemplifies this by drawing attention to caring for orphans and widows.

Gospel (Mk 7:1-8,14-15,21-23). Mark presents Jesus’ attitude toward law. He insists on seeking the values in human legislation. Sin for Jesus means the human spirit gone wrong. One must distinguish between God’s commandments and purely human tradition.



Sunday 30th August Responsorial Psalm: LORD, WHO SHALL BE ADMITTED TO YOUR TENT?


  • Masonary: The Parish Council have agreed, following the consultation with two companies with the relevant masonry experience and who have submitted tenders for the work to the front of the church (high level copings & brickwork), to accept the tender from MDF Stone Restoration at the cost of £8,280.00.
  • When on a Summer's Morn: When on a summer’s morn I wake, and open my two eyes, Out to the clear, born-singing rills, My bird-lie spirit flies. To hear the Blackbird, Cuckoo, Thrush, or any bird in song; and common leaves that hum all day, without a throat or tongue. And when time strikes the hour for sleep, back in my room alone, my heart has many a sweet bird’s song – and one that’s all my own. (William Henry Davies, author of What is this life, if full of care...?)


General Notices





We welcome Fr John back from his holiday and trust he has had a relaxing one. We would also like to thank Fr. Mark for all his help and the time he spent with us during the holiday period. We did enjoy his services very much. We still have Fr Savio, who is helping Fr John for another week. All masses are back to their normal time.




St. Thomas More Club - Friday Night Entertainment
4th September

We urgently need Raffle prizes.

Entertainment by Martin Charles.

If you have any unwanted gifts suitable for raffles please contact Bob Penny on 020 8 304 7909. Thank you.

26th September K.S.C. race Night .




Harvest Fast Day - Saturday 12th September

Amigo Hall (SE1 7HY) 10.00 - 15.30.

See poster in Porch for further details





Mercy is a work which springs from the goodness of God,  and it will continue to work until sin is no longer allowed to trouble faithful souls. When sin no longer has licence to pursue, then the work of mercy will cease. Then shall every soul be gathered into goodness and rest there forever. Under his  watchfulness we fall; by his blessed love and strength and wisdom we are defended; and through mercy and through grace we are lifted up to many joys.




Bexley Deanery Ride & Stride
Saturday 12th September 13:00

Start at either: Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen or St John Fisher, Bexley.
Travel to the other church by walking, running, cycling, scooter or public transport, 
3.5 miles/5.7km mostly off road route through parks.
Everybody welcome. 
 Entry £5 per adult, £3 per child or £10 per family. 

All proceeds going to St. Lawrence Charitable Fund; a very local charity supporting people in Bexley whose lives have been affected by domestic violence or mental health problems. See poster in porch along with entry forms.




St John Fisher Church, Bexley Film Evening
16th sept - Edit stein (A Reminder)

Our next film evening will be on Wed 16th September when we will show a movie on the dramatic life of Edith Stein - Jewish philosopher, Catholic convert, and Carmelite martyr, also known as St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. See poster in porch.

The film employs subtitles, will be shown in St John Fisher Bexley Church Hall, admission is free, light refreshments will be served, bar open, and all are welcome. Arrivals from 19:00 for 19:30 start.


Bexley Deanery Retreat

25th-27th September at Aylesford Priory: Application forms are available in the porch along with the poster.




St. Thomas More Parish Golf Day

Better referred to as the Bexleyheath OPEN. It will be played at PEDHAM PLACE golf course on Saturday September 19th 2015. Take off at 12 noon. Cost £45.00 includes the golf, a roll and coffee as a starter and a meal afterwards. Hopefully we will have the usual fund raising raffle to help take sick and handicapped children and adults to Lourdes. Prizes/donations are very welcome. Amateur golfers should not be shy about joining in the Fun. Special prize for the most lost balls.




Transform Bexley Borough

Transform Bexley Borough invites you to the LAUNCH & PRESENTATION of FAITH ACTION AUDIT for Bexley, in partnership with the Cinnamon Network on 28th September 2015 at Trinity Baptish Church, Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 7AY.

Light Refreshments at 18.00, Presentation 18.30 - 20.00

RSVP by Wed 9th September. / 07712 364962 / 020 8303 8713

See poster in Porch for more information.




Parish Faith and Culture Day
Sunday 4th October 2015

As we near the celebration DAY, Sunday 4th October, there will be an opportunity next Sunday to put your name on the list of parishioners who promise to join in the bringing of food from our diverse cultures. You are also encouraged to wear your National Dress. There is also an opportunity to share prayer and songs in the liturgy of the mass. So let us make it an inclusive and joyful faith-filled celebration of the life of our parish community.

PS: our banner is ready to be printed.





Thought for the day

Good works are links that fall a change of love. Mother Teresa.

The greatest honour you can give God, is to live gladly, joyfully because of the knowledge of his love.  Julian of Norwich.




Ladies Wednesday Club

2nd September 7.30pm Bingo night

For information: Mary Kearns 0208 304 2456.



Mass attendence on 23rd August 2015: 340

Counters - 06.09.2015

Caroline Walters & Melissa Goes