Sixteenth Sunday (B)
Mass Readings: 109 – 111
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 47
First Reading: Jeremiah’s prophecy of good shepherds and a wise king came true, Christians would say, in the coming of Jesus Christ.
Psalm: perhaps the most well-known of the psalms is a song of confidence in the Good Shepherd, who is, of course, Jesus Christ.
Second Reading: the Jewish law created a barrier which separated Jews and Gentiles. But now Jesus Christ has reconciled the two, and both Jews and Gentiles can now worship God together.
Gospel: this is a transition, between the Mission of the Twelve and the beheading of John the Baptist, and the Feeding of the Five Thousand which follows. We might note especially Our Lord’s compassion: compassion for the twelve apostles, who need rest, and compassion for the large crowd, who need teaching.
This Sunday’s teas will be served by the SVP Group.
Next Sunday’s teas will be served by volunteers.
Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.
Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £496.80p + £442.20p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £939.00p. The 2nd collection for our Church Repair Fund 2018 was £164.11p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s 2nd collection is for our Church Repair Fund 2018.
Annual Parish Pilgrimage: The cost of the pilgrimage to Minster Abbey (Saturday 29th September) is £25 which includes a £6 donation to the Abbey. Bookings with fares will be taken after all masses this and next weekend.
Eucharistic Ministers Meeting: Please note that there will be a meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers on Monday 23rd July at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.
Red Missio Boxes: The boxes are collected and monies counted twice a year. Please bring your boxes to mass this weekend with your name clearly written and taped to the outside of the box. Boxes will be returned next weekend. Thank you. Fr Stuart
RCIA: RCIA classes will be beginning again soon so if you are interested in becoming a Catholic then please fill in a green form (found in the Narthex) and give it to one of the clergy. Thank you.
Sound Proof Panels: If your child is crying or making lots of noise then please take them into the Narthex where sound proof panels have now been fitted. Thank you.
New Publications: Please take a look in the Church shop for two new holy books that are now available ‘Visits to the Blessed Sacrament’ and ‘The Holy Hour’.
Church Repairs: Until further notice, on Sundays where there is no diocesan collection, all our retiring collections will go towards our church restoration fund. In addition, one of the wall boxes (near to the water font at the side door) has been re-allocated to this fund. Any donations will be much appreciated. If you are a registered gift-aider, please put donations in an envelope with your name or unique gift aid number on it, and we will be able to reclaim the tax that you have already paid to HMRC on them.
Newsletter: Please note that there will be no newsletter in August so if you have a notice for August please send it in by this Thursday (26th). Thank you.
Music in the Park takes place in Alexandra Recreation Ground on Sunday 22nd July from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. Bring a picnic, folding chair or rug and make an afternoon of it listening to the Beckenham Concert Band. Home-made cake stall, soft drinks, raffle, and nibbles by Himalayan Kitchen. Should it rain, the event will take place in the Holy Trinity Centre. All welcome.
Aylesford Priory: There is an All Night Vigil on 28th July. 10pm Mass, Adoration, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Benediction concluding with Mass of the Sunday. Depart 6am. On 29th July, there will be a Caribbean Pilgrimage, a 12 noon Mass with Bishop Patrick Lynch, 3.30pm Rosary, Adoration and Benediction.
Faith in Action 2018 – Updates: Over 70 young people from Bromley Deanery parishes and schools are participating in this year’s Faith in Action Award. It has been a privilege to work with all the candidates and to see the commitment and hard work they have put in to their journals, ongoing service to the parish and school community and engagement with some of our key charities this year – ‘Socks for the Homeless’, the ‘Grow Wild’ campaign and ‘LATCH’, amongst others. The candidates will complete their final submissions in the autumn and receive their awards in November, when we hope to be joined again by Archbishop Peter Smith. As the candidates approach the final stage of their Faith in Action journey, we ask you to keep in your prayers the pupils from Bishop Challenor School, St Anthony of Padua Primary School and the following young parishioners from our deanery group: George, Eve, Mark, Emelia, Biodun, Mia, Gabriel, Lydia, Osariemen, Claire, Itohan, Ciaran, Louis, Katie-Linh, Tristan , Maya, Nancy, Theodora, Michelle, David, Olivia Rose, Grace, Stella, Holly, Mia, Delyth, Elle, Eva, Olivia. The Faith in Action Award in Bromley Deanery is facilitated by a team of parishioners who have generously volunteered their time to deliver the award over the last two years and is strongly supported by the deanery clergy and their parish teams – we would like to thank them for their continued support and commitment to the youth of Bromley deanery.
Volunteers needed! We would like to expand our Faith in action team and very much appreciate the wealth of talent and experience that exists in our parish community; if you would like to become involved in Faith in Action or would simply like to find out more, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and visit: http://www.bromleydeanery.org/faith-in-action-award-scheme-2018/.
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: John Barry, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, Kieran Quinn, Michael Creech and Michael Hutson.
Please remember to turn off your mobile phone.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (22nd July—29th July 2018) (Year: B)
|Sunday 22nd||SIXTEENTH SUNDAY (B)|
|Maggie & Charlie Bonner RIP
+ Peggy McHugh & Michael Breslin RIP
Fr Fredrick Rhead RIP
Thanksgiving to St Anthony (D’Mello)
People of .the Parish
|Monday 23rd||St Bridget, patron of Europe|
|9:30am||Sean Kirby RIP + George Loader RIP|
Wilma Noronha RIP
|Wednesday 25th||St James, apostle|
|Fr Sean Hearty RIP|
|Thursday 26th||Ss. Joachim and Anne, parents of the BVM|
|9:30am||Madeleine Thomas (Int.)|
|Herbert Farnon RIP|
|9:30am||Ivan Farnon RIP|
|SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY ( B)
Sr Patricia Lacey (Int.)
Nellie Garvey RIP
Brito-Babapulle Family intentions
People of the Parish
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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