Newsletter Sunday September 25th, 2016

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Behold The Man!

It is our purple and fine linen, our life of ease and our love of wealth, that is mocked today by Christ, the centre of our celebration, who in the presence of Pilate stood like a Lazarus covered with sores and wounds and spoke up as a witness for the truth.


Saturday 24 Sept             9.00am Eucharistic Service
                                     6.00pm Ruth Smith RIP (Ray & Family)
Sunday 25 Sept            8.30am Parishioners
                                     10.30am Nicole Vousden RIP (Teresa & Ken Stroughair)
Monday 26 Sept             9.00am Wellbeing of John Joseph Adams (Vincent Ignatius Adams)
Tuesday 27 Sept             7.00pm Errol Brodie-Browne RIP (Gloria & Tony Laws)
                                     Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 28 Sept            10.00am Ruth Smith RIP (Ray & Family)
Thursday 29 Sept             9.00am Eucharistic Service
Friday 30 Sept             9.00am Pat Tobin RIP (Harper Family)
Saturday 1 Oct             9.00am Alan Hyde RIP (Ann, Matthew & Lucy)
                                     6.00pm Fiona, Frances, Dan, Margaret & Daniel Harrington RIP
                                     (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Sunday 2 Oct             8.30am Parishioners
                                     10.30am Jean-Claude Pontoise RIP (Lindsay Delpaul)

OLGA BOWMAN: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Olga, one of the older members of our parish family, who died during the week.

Olga Bowman RIP
Olga Bowman RIP
She was a well known figure in the parish and in recent years usually attended the 10.30 mass sitting in her wheelchair at the front of the church with her son Tim. Please remember him and all members of her family in your prayers. Requiem Mass 10.30, Thursday 6th October. Reception in hall. All welcome.

Audrey O’Hara, Christine White, 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, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch, Maureen Fitzpatrick, John Adams, David Shaw.

Alan Hyde, Mary Connolly, Patricia Bridget Desmond, Anthony Gray, Robert Mantle, Ruth Smith

Feast Days:
Mon: St Cosmas & St Damain, Martyrs Tue: St Vincent de Paul, Priest, Memorial Wed: St Wenceslaus, St Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs Thur: St Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels Fri: St Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church Sat: St Thérese of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson,  Sunday 8.30am Angela Gillespie,  10.30am Joseph Ebare.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.  Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Patricia McQuiad (1) Peter Whiffen (2); Sun 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Ann Hyde (4) Sun 10.30am John Stanton (5) Eileen Wheatley (6) Carole Hughes (7) Kathy Connolly (8) Dorothy Speed (9).   Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid.   Flower Arranging: Mary Kevan & Mary Jeyaseelan

Sunday 18th September 2016                                Gift aid        Loose         Total
Offertory:                                                                £382.00         £146.09        £528.09
Second Collection: Support of Home Mission    £19.00         £167.61        £186.61
This week’s second collection is for: St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

SEPTEMBER: SVP AWARENESS MONTH: “Lord, help me to make time today to serve you in those who are most in need of encouragement or assistance.” (St Vincent de Paul) Join the SVP and make time for people in need of support.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 5th October. Second part (including a part-one recap) of a deeply inspiring movie on St Rita of Cascia, the patron saint of hopeless situations. Rita, a brave and loyal woman endures immense pain as she loses everything, but finds new hope through a convent of sisters and an inspiring union with Christ. Bar open, all welcome, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

CELEBRATE WITH LIAM GRAY his award of the Legion d’honneur by the French government as a veteran of the D-Day landings.liam-smaller   All those able to attend after 10.30am Mass on Sunday 2nd October, please bring a plate to share.

Legion d'honneur
Legion d’honneur
  Please see list in porch.
Liam was in the Royal Engineers and he and his fellow “sappers” were responsible for putting together and maintaining the Mulberry Harbour which enabled the allied forces to bring ashore much of the equipment and supplies needed to liberate France and eventually end the war. After training on the Isle of Wight Liam’s unit was given the order to prepare for action. He takes up the story:

APF RED BOXES/MISSIO: Would anyone who has a red APF box, please empty them and put the cash (in larger coins and notes if possible), or cheques paid to St John Fisher Church in an envelope.   If anyone hasn’t got a red box, you can still give money to the missions by putting in an envelope and putting in the collection.   Please write APF, your name and address on the envelope and put in the collection or hand in at the presbytery, so a receipt can be sent to you.   Any problems about APF please contact Sue Mantle on 01322 558965, or email