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




Month of November 2017 A

Sunday 5th November - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time a

Thursday 9th - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica



All Parishioners

Dorothy Nikoi (Thanksgiving)



Samuel George (RIP) (Phil Sheahan)

St Thomas More Luncheon Club. All are welcome

Monday 6th

Friday 10th


Denis Murphy (RIP)


Liz Woodward (Wellbeing) (Barbara Stallard)

Tuesday 7th

Saturday 11th - St. Martin of Tours - Bishop


Cathy Dipre (RIP) (Nuala Shea)



D’Souza and D’Lima Families (RIP)

D’Souza and D’Lima Families (RIP)

Wednesday 8th Sunday 12th - 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - REMEMBRANCE DAY


Desmond Rodrigues (RIP) (Blanche and Ferdie Rodrigues)



Samuel George (RIP)
(Maureen, Stan, Dinah, John and Shirla)

For those who died in the two World Wars.


First Reading: (Mal  1:14-2:2.8-10). The prophet warns the religious leaders that God is far greater than the petty concerns to which they attach so much importance.

Second Reading: (1Thess 2:7-9,11).  Paul wants the Church in Thessalonica to appreciate how hard he has worked for them, and so to appreciate just how wonderful a gift is the good news.

The Gospel: (Mt.23:1-12). This Gospel invites us as a community to pose to ourselves this question: We may know what we preach and assert with our lips; but do our lifestyles and actions belong to a different teacher?

Responsorial Psalm (130): Guard my soul in peace before you, O Lord.


Blessing of the Graves

Cemetery visit Sunday 5th Nov. Sidcup Cemetery 2.30pm. Sunday 12th November Hillview Cemetery 2,30pm; Plumstead 1pm.  Bexleyheath Cemetery 2.30pm; Brook Street, Erith 3.15

Bexleyheath West Guides

The Brownies and Guides will be doing Church Parade at the 9am Mass on Remembrance Sunday. PS As part of their fund raising efforts they will be holding a coffee moring on the last Sunday of every month. Details next week


Ladies Wednesday Club

Next meeting 15th November 7.30
6th December Theatre trip, 20th December Christmas Lunch; Information contact: Mary Kearns 0208 304 2456

Co-Workers of St. Teresa of Calcutta

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


The Memorial Mass for Deceased Clergy

Bexley Deanery will be celebrated on November 14th at 10am at Our lady of the Angels Erith. All parishioners are encouraged to join in the Mass. There will be NO Mass at St Thomas More that day.


Guild of St. Stephen

Thank you to parents who have responded in writing, that they wish their children to be Altar Servers. A meeting will be arranged in the near future. Thank you for your co-operation. We are still open to receiving further names.


Parish Memorial Book

We have recorded all the names of those whose funerals were celebrated at St Thomas More over the last 20 years. During the month of November, it will be placed on the table, with the bread and wine, then brought forward to the Altar at all Masses


Fr Francis' Fund Concert

In conjunction with St Stephen’s Parish, the concert in aid of the Fr. Francis Fund will be held in St Thomas More’s hall at 7.45 Saturday 25th November. Tickets £5.00. On sale at the Repository. See you there. Helen Ratcliffe


Knights of St. Columba

Biennial Dinner and Dance at St Thomas More. 6pm for 6.30pm. Music by Elevations. Please contact Tom Breen.




Mass attendence on 29th October 2017: 332

Counters -12.11.2017

Antonio Andrade and Dave Goode