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




Month of October/November 2017 A

Sunday 29th October - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time a

Thursday 2nd Nov - All Saints Day



All Parishioners

Jesuina Antao (RIP)



Ethel Antao (RIP-1st Anniversary)

St Thomas More Luncheon Club. All are welcome

Monday 30th

Friday 3rd - 1st Friday - St. Martin de Porres - Confessor


Cathy Dipre (RIP) (Ann and John Fanthome)


Mrs K. Hanley (Wellbeing -99th Birthday) (Eileen Budd)

Tuesday 31st

Saturday 4th - St. Charles Borromeo - Bishop


Michael Sullivan (RIP)



Thanksgiving to Sacred Heart (D’Silva)

Helen and Jacob Fernandes (RIP)
(Bernie and Victor Fernandes)

Wednesday 1st Nov - All Saints Day - Holy Day of Obligation Sunday 5th - 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time



Intentions of the Cashing Family (Kathleen McGowan)

Harry and Emily Yeates (RIP)



All Parishioners

Dorothy Nikoi (Thanksgiving)


First Reading: (Ex 22:20-26). Without love, law is cold and minimalist; without law, love is mere emotion and often ineffective. Genuine care for the weakest in our midst is the test of both.

Second Reading: (1Thess 1:-5-10).  Imitating and following in the footsteps of those who have handed on the faith to us, is the basis of all our missionary work as the Church.

The Gospel: (Mt.22:34-40). To perfectly live out the commandment of love for God and love for neighbour is all consuming and ever challenging.

Responsorial Psalm (17): I love you Lord, my strength.


Confirmation Candidates 2018

There will be a parents and candidate meeting 7.30 1st November in the hall.




First Holy Communion 2018

Parents meeting 2nd November 7.30 in the Church.




Catholic Legacy Week 5th - 11th November

Gifts in your will are a wonderful way you can continue to support the Church’s ministry and mission and help meet the needs of future generations. Do please consider gifts to the Church and Catholic charities next time you update your Will. For information pick up a leaflet; contact your Catholic Legacy on 0207 095 5370 or go to or contact Adrian Radford, the Diocesan Financial Controller by email:




Co-Workers of St.Teresa of Calcutta

The final date for collection will be the 5th November. (Therese Quirke 0208 304 7996)




Blessing of the graves

Cemetery visits Sunday 12th November 1pm Plumstead Cemetery; 2.30pm Bexleyheath Cemetery; 3.15 brook Street, Erith Cemetery.



Guild of St Stephen

We are recruiting Altar Servers. Any boy or girl who has celebrated their First Holy Communion is eligible to join the Guild of St Stephen. St Stephen is the patron of Altar Servers. Parents who wish their children be become Altar Servers are invited to give their names to Jacquie. Training and serving outfits will be provided.




2018 Diaries

Are now available from the Repository for free. Donations will go to World Mission Sunday.




A special day for readers and ministers of the eucharist

Will take place at Bishop Thomas Grant School Belltrees Grove, Streatham. SW162HY, on Saturday 11th November, registration at 10.30am. The day is led by Fr Denis McBride CssR The day concludes with mass celebrated by Bishop Pat Lynch at 3pm. Please make a special effort to attend. Fr John.




Mass attendence on 22nd October 2017: 387