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




Month of November/December 2017 A

Sunday 26th November - 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Christ The King a

Thursday 30th - St. Andrew, Patron of Scotland



Bruno Castanha (RIP) (Rose Castanha)

All Parishioners




Liz Woodward (Wellbeing)(Nora Brady)

Silent Adoration

St Thomas More Luncheon Club. All are welcome

Monday 27th

Friday 1st December - Sts. Edmund Campion, Ralph Sherwin and
Alexander Briant, Martyred, Tyburn 1581


Emilia Castelino (Patricia, Eusebio and Dominic)


Phyllis Budd (RIP)(Eileen Budd)

Tuesday 28th - St. Catherine Laboure

Saturday 2nd - Our Lady


Michael Franey (O’Shea Family)



Tony Crawford (RIP)(Pauline Lord)

Audrey Fernandes (RIP)(Bernie and family)

Wednesday 29th Sunday 3rd December - 1st Sunday of Advent - St. Francis Xavier, Priest year_b



Michael and Mary McKenna (M. Keady)

Confirmation Class



Rodrigues Family (Wellbeing)

Reagan Pereira (Thanksgiving)(Natasha)


First Reading: (Ezek 34:11-12.15-17). The promised King is one who will shepherd his people, make sure that none is lost, the wounded are bandaged, the weak made strong.

Second Reading: (1 Cor. 15:20-26.28).  Christ our King, will gather all the parts of the kingdom together in his hands at the end of time and present them to the Father. Paul echoes our own prayer today: ‘As King, Jesus claims dominion over all creation that he may present to you, his almighty Father, an eternal and universal kingdom.’

The Gospel: (Mt.25:31-46). The Lord Jesus Christ will come again in glory, as King, to judge the living and the dead; and he will call to himself all those whom the Father has blessed. Matthew in this Gospel pictures the finale of the creation, the event we are bringing to mind in this feast.

Responsorial Psalm (92): The Lord is King with majesty enrobed


Christ the King

We welcome Our 26 Confirmation candidates who will be officially enrolling onto the programme this Sunday at the 10.30 Mass

Advance Notice - Advent Confessions

On the weekend Sat 16th – 17th December. Fr Kevin Alban, a Carmelite Priest from Aylesford will speak at all masses on the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) and there will be a special opportunity for Confession on Sunday 17th @ 3pm. There will be a number of priests available. This is a special opportunity to prepare for the feast of Christmas.



Memorial Service

In which we remember those who have died over the years, here in St Thomas More parish, Catholic and non-Catholic. This is a non-Eucharistic service. 3.30pm this Sunday - 26th November

Bexley West Guides

The Brownies and Guides are planning a trip to Switzerland and hope to raise funds by holding a coffee morning after the 10.30 Mass TODAY the 26th November. Along with the coffee there will be homemade cakes and cards, crafts and much more. Please come along and support the girls.


Exploring the Catholic Faith

Anybody wishing to know more about the Catholic Faith, please see Fr. John


Parish Youth council

Fr John wishes to establish a PYC so that they together may reflect on the needs of our young people in our parish and the best ways to respond. If you are between 16-25  (‘The Inbetweeners’) you are invited to come to a meeting in the Presbytery on Tuesday 28th November at 7.30


Luncheon Club

Christmas Lunch Thursday Nov. 30th

Parish Senior Citizens Party

Thursday Dec 7th 6pm-9.30pm. If you haven’t received an invite please contact Fr John, Joe Bowman or Tom Breen ASAP



Miso Red Boxes

The boxes are now due for collection. Usual arrangements apply! Thank you. Helen Ratcliffe.

Revisiting our Catholic Faith

Tuesday 5th/ 12th 19th December. Led by Fr Robert Barron in the Presbytery at 11am, tea and coffee available!!

Guild of St. Stephan

Thanks for those who have applied. We are awaiting further applications. Watch this space!!


St. Thomas More School Carol Concert

7pm December 14th in the Church, led by years 5 and 6.




Mass attendence on 19th October 2017: 365

Counters -03.12.2017

Caroline Walters and Mellissa Goes