Newsletter Sunday January 8th, 2017


Today’s Theme: The Revelation of Christ To The World.

We join all the people of the world in worshipping the infant King of the Jews.


Saturday 7 January    9.00am Wellbeing of Nicola & Family (Anne Harris)
                                    6.00pm Stan Jeremiah RIP (Mary & Vincent Jeyaseelan)

Sunday 8 January    8.30am Foundation Mass for Jamie Cowdell RIP
Epiphany                10.30am Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)

Monday 9 January    9.00am Wellbeing of Juliette & Family (Anne Harris)

Tuesday 10 January    7.00pm Wellbeing of Liam Gray (Tim Bowman)
                      Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 11 January    10.00am Kit & Hugh O’Reilly RIP
                                   (Eileen Sheehan &Family)

Thursday 12 January    9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 13 January    9.00am Raul Fernandes (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)

Saturday 14 January    9.00am Wellbeing of Audrey O’Hara (Tony Frake)
                                   6.00pm Bridie, Michael & Brendan Houlihan                                                            (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 15 January    8.30am Parishioners
                                   10.30am Wellbeing of Alicia Sconcia (Carole Hughes)

Feast Days: Sunday 8th, The Epiphany of the Lord.  Monday 9th, The Baptism of the Lord; Thursday St Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot; Friday St Hilary, Bishop and Doctor of the Church; Saturday Our Lady.

Sick: 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, Mary Stubbs, Una Carpenter, John Harrington, Ida Leitao, John Larkin, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Nora Lenihan, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch, Maureen Fitzpatrick, David Shaw, Clare Kent, Liam Gray, Arthur Moss, Alicia Batey.

Anniversaries: Jamie Cowdell, Kathleen Russell, Pat D’Silva, Barry Haddock, Vernon Bunce, Mary Rose Romeril.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson 10.30am Ryan Bernarte. Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte Collection for 8.30 Mass Mrs T Li/Ray Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands Flower Arranging: Graziella & Lynn Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 6 pm Mary Henden (1) Molly Robbins (2) Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond (3) Patricia McQuaid (4) Sun 10.30am John Stanton (5) Marlene Burt (6) Carole Hughes (7) Rob O’Halloran (8) Eileen Wheatley (9). Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 1st January 2017:
Gift Aid – £349.50 ; Loose – £196.02 ; Total – £545.52

SPUC – WHITE FLOWER APPEAL: 50th Anniversary 2017 will take place this weekend.

RUSSELL GRAY, RIP: The Funeral Mass for Russell Gray will be held on Wednesday 18th January at 1pm at St. John Fisher.

MAY JONES, RIP: Sadly we have received the news that May Jones has died. Please remember all her family and friends in your prayers.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: mother-teresaWednesday 18th January (Christian Unity Octave): Inspirational movie on St Teresa of Calcutta, the selfless missionary who brought hope, love and salvation to the poorest of the poor. Her life and service transcended hardships and ultimately earned her international acclaim, including the Nobel Peace Prize. Bar open. All Welcome 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

THE NEW YEARS DAY LUNCH: To share our love for one another within the community and to celebrate the gift of a New Year was enjoyed by about 50 people from the Parish and other churches in the Deanery in the church hall. A welcome glass of wine, home prepared cooking, a talk by Father Christian on the history of our Parish and meeting those from other churches, all contributed to the day.

Many thanks to the co-ordinating team and the teams that cooked the food, prepared the hall and cleared away – all well organised at fairly short notice.

CAMINO DE COMPOSTELA SOCIAL EVENINGS: 1) caminoFri 20 Jan: Entertaining movie about pilgrims walking the Camino (The way of St James) – their encounters, struggles and how they learn to love strangers and share each other’s hurts. 2) Fri 27 Jan: Presentation on the Camino by Tim Bowman. For both events: all welcome, admission free, arrivals in Hall from 7pm for 7.30 pm start.

THANK YOU: To the Catenians from our local circle for all their help in making St John Fisher’s New Year disco such a success, especially Cliff Thomas in rallying the troops and who did so much behind the scenes. Noel McCarthy.