Newsletter May 15th, 2016

Sunday 15 May 2016
Pentecost Sunday

The Day of Pentecost

Today we celebrate the great day of Pentecost, when Christ filled the church with the power of His spirit and sent it out into the world to bring his peace, joy and forgiveness to imageall mankind.


Sat 14 May:    9am Win Morden RIP: 10th Anniversary (Friends)
                           6pm Parishioners

Sun 15 May:     8.30am Teresa Li’s Mother (Teresa Li)
                           10.30am Rex Wheatley RIP (Eileen & Family)

Mon 16 May:     9am Serse Cima RIP [Foundation Mass]

Tues 17 May:    7pm Beth Jefferson RIP: 10th Anniversary (Friends)
                           followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 18 May:    10am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thu 19 May:     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 20 May:     9am Colette & Brendan Mansell RIP (Anne Harris)

Sat 21 May:     9am With Thanks for Organising Aylesford Retreat: John Stanton’s                                                                        Intentions
                           6pm Parishioners

Sun 22 May:     8.30am Richard Brady RIP (Teresa Fan/Kate Kennedy)
                           10.30am James Murphy RIP (Murphy Family)

Weekly Activities: Reconciliation Times: Sat 9.30am-10.30am and Sat 7pm-8pm (following Masses)

Audrey O’Hara, Christine White, Olga Bowman, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Elvira Vaz, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, May Jones, Mary Stubbs, Josie Keeley, Una Carpenter, John Harrington, Ida Leitao, John Larkin, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Nora Lenihan, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Mary Lee

Harry Underwood, Patrick O’Gorman, Annie Breen, James Williams, Win Morden, Betty Jefferson, Jimmy Mizen

FEAST DAYS: Wed: St John I, Pope.  Thurs: St Dunstan, Bishop.  Fri: St Bernadine of Siena.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Dennis Sullivan; Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes;  10.30am John Rayer.   Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks.  Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: John Stanton.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Mary Henden (1) Peter Hammond (2) Sun 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Peter Whiffin (4) Sun 10.30am John Stanton (5) Eileen Wheatley (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Kathy Connolly (8) Rob O’Halloran (9).   Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.   Flower Arranging: Lynn and Theresa

Offertory – Gift Aid: £455.70; Loose; £175.50; Total £631.20
Second Collection (World Communiation) – Gift Aid £42.00; Loose £140.71; Total £182.71
This week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group
Next Weeks retiring collection is for Survive Mivaimage

PRAYER AT NOON: Please make a note for your diaries – No Prayer at Noon during May.
The next date will be Friday 10th June at 12 noon.

MISSION AT ST ANSELM’S CHURCH, DARTFORD 16th – 20th May, 7.30pm led by John Pridmore and the St Patrick’s Community. An excellent week of inspiring talks and devotions. John Pridmore will speak on the Monday and Tuesday, with Mass on the Friday. For more details see website: or e-mail:  Best wishes. Fr Stephen.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 15th June: Movie retelling the biblical story of Moses. Bar open and home-made cakes and jam sale. All welcome. 6.45pm for 7.00pm start.

NOTRE DAME Catholic Primary School, Plumstead- Teacher Job Vacancy. We are a single form entry Catholic primary school and are seeking to appoint an inspirational KS2 teacher and curriculum leader (NQT’s welcome). For more information see website or e-mail:, tel 020 8854 0585. Closing date for applications 20th May 2016.

ST JOHN FISHER – NEW WEBSITE: Some of you may already have noticed at the top of the newsletter that our website address has changed and is now: Can I, first of all, thank Christopher Flynn for all his work in launching our original website several years ago, and his mother Julie who has continued to keep it updated. Unfortunately, as with many free websites, restrictions on the number of changes we could make made it difficult to adapt to a world where many more people rely on the internet for their information. The new site gives us that ability. The main change, initially, is that the parish newsletter is now online and you will be able to see previous weeks also.image

As the site is still being developed more information will be added over the coming weeks and months. Eventually we hope to include an up-to-date list of all the groups that operate in the parish with information of what they do, where and when they meet and who to contact. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the site’s content please drop a note into the presbytery or email it Please note the address is stjohnfisherbexley, no capitals, and if you leave out ‘bexley’ you will get a church in Chicago! Thank you – Fr Christian.