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



Month of September 2015

Sunday 20th - Twenty Fifth Sunday b

Thursday 24th - Our Lady of Walsingham

09:00 .


All Parishioners

Patrick Hannan Sheahan (Phil & Dan Sheahan)



Mag Meffernan (RIP) (Maureen Mulkerrin)

St Thomas More Church Lunch Club

Monday 21st - St Mathew Apostle Evangelist

Friday 25th



Morning prayer

Patricia Long (Wellbeing) (Bob & Kate Penny)
Martin Prederfast (RIP)  


Charles Eliz,  Diana Howell & Family (RIP)

Teusday 22nd

Saturday 26th


Patricia Iato (Thanks)
Bridget, Michael & Anne Mackey




Frank Kilgannon (RIP)


Freda Gorman (RIP) (Frank Gorman)

Wednesday 23rd - St Padre Pio Sunday 27th - St Vincent de Paul - Priest b_14_14


Tony Bass (RIP) (Mary Bass)
Mary O’Connell (RIP)



Arthur Tolhurst (RIP) (Pat Tolhurst)

All Parishioners


Sunday 20th September b_20_20


First Reading (Wis 2:12, 17-20). The godless person sees neither grace nor happiness in life. The will aim to take down the virtuous person. The virtuous stand as a reminder to the godless of their shallowness and lawlessness. If you are virtuous and love God – be warned.

Second Reading (Jas 3:16-4:3). Jealousy and ambition breed disharmony. If humanity accepted God’s wisdom it will avoid disharmony and create the kind of considerate, compassionate space in which grows peace; and from which grows the peace marker.

Gospel (Mk 9:30-37). Jesus quietly reveals his identity to the apostles which journeying along with them. When they arrived at Capernaum he learned about their argument concerning who is the greatest. Jesus does not scold them but teaches what greatness is in the eyes of the Lord.



Sunday 20th September Responsorial Psalm: The Lord upholds my life.  


  • Parish Diary: Parish Diary 2016 is available for free at the back of the porch, but donations are most welcome.
  • Church Works: The likely starting DATE is Thursday October 1st, weather permitting. Recent very heavy rain has slowed down work elsewhere and our turn comes later than expected. The COOKE lighting firm will check us out on Tuesday 22nd to make any necessary adjustments and replace blown bulbs.
  • Thought for the day: If we hold Jesus in our hearts, we can see Him in the face of every human person. St John Paul II.
  • Thought for the day: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Thought for the day: Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work. Thomas Edison


General Notices






Ladies Wednesday Club

For information: Mary Kearns 0208 304 2456.




St. Thomas More Parish Golf Day

Takes place on Saturday 19th September at Pedham Place. Thank-you for your support and hope you have been praying about the weather.




Sick and Retired Priests Support Fund

All who completed the cards handed out at all the masses in early July, should by now have received an invitation to the presentations.

The presentations will take place on the following dates in the Church Hall:

Wednesday 23rd September at 19.30
Sunday 27th September at 16.00
Thursday 1st October at 19.30

The events will commence with light refreshments and the presentation will begin 30 minutes after the time stated. There will be a short film featuring Archbishop Peter and on a number of Southwark clergy and a brief presentation on how you can lend your support. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have on the campaign.

If up to now, for whatever reason you have not completed a card, you are most welcome to come to any of the three presentations.

If possible please let Tom Breen know on 0208 3037584, a member of the campaign team for Fr John.




Bexley Deanery Retreat

Bexley Deanery Retreat –25th to 27th September at Aylesford Priory: Application forms are available in the porch along with the poster.




KSC Race Night

Saturday 26th September starting at 20.00

Council 380 of the Knights of St Columba are organising a race night on Saturday, 26th September, in Church Hall, starting at 20.00.

Proceeds from this evening will go to the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice and to the knight’s charitable causes.  If you would like to sponsor a race or buy a horse please contact Hugh Willan on 0208 3104771 or Tom Breen on 0208 3037584.

You are all invited to come along to what should be a very enjoyable evening for all the family and for a very good cause.

Counters Rota

Would you like to join the dedicated band of Parishioners who voluntarily give up their Sunday morning once in every nine weeks to help with counting the Sunday collection money and recording sums received in the Parish Finance System.

You may feel unqualified but training will be available and you will no doubt learn the ropes quite quickly. If you already have experience in banking or finance so much the better., but whichever way, your help will be very welcome. Thank you. 

Please register your interest with Fr. John on 0208 303 2189 or Hugh Willan on 0208 310 4771.




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. See poster in Porch for more information.




Parish Faith and Culture Day
Sunday 4th October 2015

Today you have a further opportunity, this weekend to put your name on the list of parishioners who promise to join in the bringing of food to share on the day. National dishes are particularly welcome as is National dress.

There is a further meeting of the Organisers on Tuesday September 22nd, at 20.00 in the presbytery. Anybody who can contribute to the celebration is invited to come along.   
Fellow parishioners will speak at the end of Masses this weekend, to encourage their fellow parishioners to get involved, as we want to make this a real parish event. Thank-you.

Please note that the Celebration Mass will be at 11.00 am.   Thank-you for your understanding and cooperation.




St. Thomas More Club - Friday Night Entertainment
2nd October

Music – Duck Soup.

New Members Welcome.


Mass attendence on 13th september 2015: 380

Counters - 27.09.2015

Claud L’Olive & Dorothy Nikoi