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



Month of February 2016

Sunday 6th - Forth Sunday of Lent b Thursday 10th



Maurice Mulney (RIP) (Tony)

All Parishioners



Kathleen Meehan (RIP) (Meehan family)

St Thomas More Lunch Club

Monday 7th

Friday 11th



Morning Prayers

Molly Fuller (RIP) (Kath McGowan)


Marten Prendergast (RIP)

Tuesday 8th

Saturday 12th


Thanks giving in honor of  St. Anthony




Nybasa Memorial


Irene Dew (RIP) (Phil Sheahan)

Wednesday 9th Sunday 13th - Fifth Sunday of Lent b_14_14


Francis & Isabella D’Souza (RIP) (Muriel D’Souza)



Melba Da Cunha (Wellbeing) (Edna & Ignatius Pereira)

All Parishioners


First Reading: (Josh 5:9-12):  The successor to Moses successfully leads the Israelites into the Promised Land. Joshua is the English form of the Hebrew name Yeshua, meaning ‘Salvation’ which comes out n Greek as Jesus. Joshua is a great type of the salvation to come, Jesus Christ.

Second Reading: (2 Cor 5:17-21): A new land, a new creation. Anyone who has received Christ in Baptism, is already in a new reality, and has an experience of the life to come. That life grows and matures with the life of the sacraments, especially in the Eucharist and in reconciliation.

The Gospel: (Lk 15:1-3, 11-32): The prodigal love demonstrated by the father in this most heart-warming of parables enables the youngest son, returned to his senses, to enter into a new creation, a whole new world that operates on the divine logic of love, forgiveness and communion.

Responsorial Psalm: Taste and see that the Lord is good.



General Notices

St. Thomas More Club

Friday Night entertainment on 4th March 2016.  From 20.45 to 23:00 Music by George James. Bring your own nibbles.

St Patricks Day Dance 19th March

Music by Duck-Soup. Tickets £7.00 inc. Refreshments. For tickets and more information contact Bob:0208 304 7909.




Year of Mercy - Parish Mini Mission
March 12th - March 16th

What is a Mission?

A mission is a rare event in the life of a Parish and the last one held in our church was years ago.
A mission provides the opportunity for all within the Parish to come together and:

  • Look at our relationship with God and each other
  • Learn how faith can provide answers to our problems
  • Build our strength and faith as a community.

Perhaps it has been some time since you last came to church? A mission could be the opportunity for you to return if you have been thinking about it.

Times of the Mission
Saturday 12th March
Vigil Mass at 18.30

Sunday 13th – Healing
Masses  09.00 and 10.00
Healing Service 17.00

Monday 14th –Reconciliation
Mass      10.00
Mission Service  19.30

Tuesday 15th – Eucharist
Mass 10.00
Anointing of the sick after 10.00 Mass
Mission Service 19.30

Wednesday 16th – Mission
Mass 09.30
Mission Service  19.30

Who We Are

The ministry of preaching the Good News is the work of Redemptorist and their associates. It is through the invitation of Fr. John O’Donoghue and the Parish Evangelization Group that we are here to celebrate this mission with you. A mission is a special time of blessing and grace.

Your parish mission is being led by two Redemptorist priests, Fr. Charles Corrigan, C.Ss.R. and Fr. Peter Morris, C.Ss.R. The mission is an important time in the life of your parish – please join us.

It is YOUR mission and YOUR presence that makes all the difference to our celebration.


  • Pray for the mission
  • Tell others about the mission
  • Come to the mission

Confessions will be heard after mass and each session.

As you leave mass today, you will be offered the mission leaflet, please take one. Thanks




Money Counters

Please collect your new rota from the sacristy.

Lent 2016
You are a child of god

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela.




St. John Fisher Church:
Film Evening, Wed 16th March - The Life of Christ

Our next film evening will be on Wed 16th March when we will show a stunning and highly commended neo-realist movie, retelling the gospel of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through to the Resurrection. Perfect for the hard of hearing, and a "not to-be-missed" highlight of this year's programme in readiness for Easter!

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 a stall selling home-made crafts with an Easter theme - all are welcome. Arrivals from 19.00 for 19:30 start.




Bringing Hope in a Culture of Death

You can watch episode 5 of Three Wise Women, on EWTN at 11 am on Monday 7th March, 8pm on Wednesday 9th March or at 00.30am Saturday on 12th March 2016. You can watch EWTN on Sky 589 or online: www.ewtn.co.uk. For more information about The Good Counsel Network’s life changing and lifesaving work see: www.goodcounselnetwork.com




Dulwich Harps GAA Club
Gaelic Football Trials for Girls and Boys Teams

Commencing Friday 4th March at St. Paul’s Academy, Finchale Road, Abbey Wood, London SE2 9PX at 4.00 to 6.15pm. See flyer in porch for more details




The Evangelist
St. John's Seminary Annual Magazine 2016

Some copies are available in the porch for free. Please take one if you please.




Thought for the Week

  • ‘If I find myself a desire which no experience can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world’. - Mere Christianity.
  • Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither’ – Mere Christianity.


Mass attendence on 28st February 2016:

Counters - 06.03.2016

Bernie & Vanessa Fernandes