Newsletter Sunday October 30th, 2016

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus in Our Midst
To him the whole world is like a grain of dust. Yet he loves all that exists, and comes to dwell with sinners.


Sat 29 Oct      9am Intentions of Liam Gray (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                       6pm Bert Highland RIP (SVP Friends from Bexley)
Sun 30 Oct     8.30am Joy & Ormond Davies RIP: recently died (Carole Anderson)
                     10.30am Christa Frake RIP (Tony)
Mon 31 Oct    9am Olga Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)
Tues 1 Nov    9am Parishioners
ALL SAINTS: 7-7.45pm Rosary Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
                      8pm Olga Bowman RIP (Bridie Haylett)
Wed 2 Nov     10am Stella Pereira (Norma Brooker)
Thurs 3 Nov   9am Eucharistic Service
Fri 4 Nov       9am Olga Bowman RIP (The Creed Family)
Sat 5 Nov       9am Bridget Harrington RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                       6pm Liam Higgins RIP (SVP friends from Bexley)
Sun 6 Nov     8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Audrey Fernandes (Mrs I Berry)

ALL SAINTS DAY: It will be All Saints Day on Tuesday 1st November (Holy Day of Obligation). Please note there will be two masses that day – 9am and 8pm. Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group will be meeting at 7pm for The Rosary prior to the 8pm Mass that evening.

Sick: Audrey O’Hara, Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, JohnEdwards, 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, Clare Kent.

Anniversaries: Reg Huntington, Christa Frake, Kay Todd

Feast Days: Tues: All Saints Wed: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed – All Souls Day

ROTAS: Readers: Sat 6pm Kathy Fogarty Sun 8.30am Bridie Haylett Sun 10.30am Ryan Benarte. Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson. Newsletter Typist: Venus Benarte. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan. Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Kathy Connolly(1) Patricia McQuaid (2) Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond (3) Ann Hyde (4) Sun 10.30am Paul Rowland (5) Marlene Burt (6) Carole Hughes (7) John Stanton (8) Molly Robins (9). Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker. Flower Arranging: Theresa and Mary J

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 23rd October 2016
Offertory – Gift Aid: £375.90; Loose; £187.92; Total £563.92
Second Collection (Missio) – Gift Aid £230.92; Loose £24; Total £254.92
Next week’s retiring collection is for: Bexley Deanery Developing World Group

ST JOHN FISHER CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Our charity Christmas fayre is on 10 December in the parish hall. We hope to make it a festive occasion that brings together members of the community, both young and old, with a chance to shop and socialise. We are also hoping to involve local shops with their own stalls at the fayre. More volunteers are needed to help with organising the event. We need donations of items to decorate the hall, sell and to fill Father Christmas’s sack! To book a stall and for more information visit our website or contact St John Fisher RC, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1AP. Tel 07892 800404. E-mail Website:

PARISH YEAR PLANNER 2017: We will be producing the Parish’s year planner and are inviting businesses to advertise or fund it to pay for the printing. Contact St John Fisher Church, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1AP. Tel 07892 800404. E-mail Website:

A DAY WITH MARY: To be held at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Woolwich New Road SE18, on Saturday 5th November 2016 – all welcome to attend. Prayers will be offered for your intentions. Thank you. Trevor Downs. (website

LOST PROPERTY: There is a large number of coats and jackets which have been left in the hall cloakroom over the past 10 years. If you have mislaid an item of clothing please check if one of them belongs to you. All items will be available to view in the hall after 10.30am Mass next Sunday. (Please speak to someone in the kitchen). Please note any clothing not claimed by 30th October will be given to charity. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

MINISTERS: Your new rota is ready for collection in the Sacristy.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING:capture  Wed 2nd Nov: documentaries on the founder of the Jesuits, St Ignatius of Loyola and his “co-founder” St Francis Xavier, featuring interviews with world-renowned scholars in the fields of history and theology, as well as stunning scenery from around the world. Bar open and stall selling home-made crafts with a Christmas theme. All welcome, 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS TABLE SALE on Saturday 5th November 10am to 3pm – in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care. All welcome to come along and browse for some bargains. We are combining this with a MacMillan Coffee Morning (and afternoon!. There will be coffee, tea and cakes, bacon rolls and sausage sandwiches. There will also be face painting for the kids and ladies doing make up. Entry 50p – all proceeds to MacMillan. The address is Angelus Centre, Bexley Road, Erith, DA8 3HQ. We have a car park, or you can park along Bexley Road (where permitted.)