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




Month of October 2017 A

Sunday 1st October a Thursday 5th



Augusto Fernandes and Claude Mendes (RIP)

Michael Connelly (McDonagh Family)


Funeral Mass for the repose of the soul of mar Catherine Pearson. Committal at Hillview Cemetery 13:00. St Thomas More Luncheon Club Doors open at 12 Noon. All are welcome

Monday 2nd - Guardian Angels

Friday 6th - St. Bruno


Michael and Damian Kirby (RIP) (Ann Kirby and family)


Bruno Castanha (RIP)

Tuesday 3rd

Saturday 7th - Our Lady of the Rosary


Lawrence Sequeira (RIP) Zinda Sequeira

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Jane Matthews @ 12 Noon at Our Ladye Star of the Sea, Crooms Hill, Greenwich



Audrey Fernandes (RIP)

Derek D’Souza (Thanksgiving)

Wednesday 4th - St Francis of Assisi Sunday 8th October - 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time


Bruna D’Souza (RIP) (Paul and Christine Ferrao


Faith and Culture day
11am Mass - All Parishioners
Community Shared Lunch after Mass



First Reading: (Ezek: 18:25-28). The God of Israel is one who deals justly with his people, bestowing life upon all who renounce sin and seek repentance

Second Reading: (Phil 2:1-11).  Just as Christ laid down his life for his life for his people, we ought to lay our lives down for others I a spirit of mutual concern and love.

The Gospel: (Mt 21:28-32) Jesus’ parable confronts those who appear righteous but are deaf to both his message and that of John the Baptist. The Kingdom of God is open to all who hear the call to repentance.

Responsorial Psalm: Remember your mercy, Lord


Ladies Wednesday Club

11th October at 7.30 For Information contact: Mary Kearns 0208 304 2456




Parish Culture Day, October 8th 11:00 - Final Push

We have had a wonderful response to our appeal for the food for our shared meal after the Mass. However there are still some cultures unrepresented. Please can you made a special effort to bring it on the day. Could all food contributions be brought to the Hall by 11am so that it can be laid out. If it needs warming through could you please indicate this with a sticker on the ‘pot’. If you have a table warmer that would help enormously.




Funeral mass

Mass for the repose of the soul of Jane Matthews, 3rd October @ 12 Noon at Our Ladye Star of the Sea, Crooms Hill, Greenwich. There will also be a funeral Mass for the repose of the soul of Mary Catherine Pearson at St Thomas More Church, Bostall Park on 5th October at 11.30. (Please note the 10am Mass will be cancelled on the 5th October)




Church Lights Update

The problem. The wiring in the chandeliers has broken down, the way forward is to either rewire or replace them. The same break down is very likely to occur in the others. Whatever course of action taken will be expensive. Know of any rich donor?!



Confirmation Candidates 2018

All those in Year 10 wishing to join our programme, beginning in early November, are invited to fill in the form which they can get from the Presbytery.




First Holy Communion 2018

: parents with children in Year 3 at primary school be Catholic or not are invited to write to Fr. John if they wish to receive help in preparing their children for First Holy Communion. The cut off day for applications is Sunday 22nd October.




Charity Race Night

Saturday 7th October @ 8pm in the hall. The knights of St Columba are hoping to raise money for the GREENWICH AND BEXLEY HOSPICE. Entry is Free (Race cards £1.00).  Great fun and all in a good cause.


Mass attendence on 24th Aeptember 2017: 460

Counters -08.10.2017

Tom Breen and Mike Kearns



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