Newsletter Sunday April 16th, 2017



This Mass is our Alleluia: our song of praise to the risen Christ who is our life and whose triumph over death we proclaim to all the world.

Sat 15 Apr     No 9am Mass
Easter Vigil     8pm John Robins RIP: Anniversary (Molly)

Sun 16 Apr         8.30am Pat Dooley RIP: Birthday (Marie Sullivan)
Easter Sunday      10.30am Patrick Feeney RIP: 8th Anniversary (Mrs Feeney)

Mon 17 Apr     10am David Shaw (Tim Bowman)

Tues 18 Apr     7pm No Mass
               No Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 19 Apr     10am John Larkin RIP (Tim Bowman)

Thu 20 Apr    No Eucharistic Service

Fri 21 Apr   9am Margaret McQuaid: Anniversary
                   (Seamus,Patricia & Siobain)

Sat 22 Apr     9am Arthur Moss RIP (Kathy Connolly)
                       6pm John Robins RIP: Anniversary (Molly)

Sun 23 Apr         8.30am Peter Lawson RIP (Teresa Fan & Kate Kennedy)
Divine Mercy       10.30am Rex Wheatley RIP (Eileen)
Sunday                 3pm Divine Mercy Mass

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, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Clare Kent, John Breen.

Anniversaries:  Fr Tom Power, Florence Cummins, Alice Cannon, Griff Davies, Margot Smeaton, Tom Porter, Michael & Theresa O’Connor, Veronica Billington.

Feast Days:   Monday to Saturday – Easter Week. Wed 19th St Alphege

ROTAS:   For w/c 22/4: Readers: Sat 6pm Carol Anderson Sun 8.30am Peter Wilkes Sun 10.30am Marlene Burt .  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 Kathy Connolly (1) Rob O’Halloran (2) Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond (3) Patricia McQuaid (4) Sun 10.30am Paul Rowland (5) Marlene Burt (6) Carole Hughes (7) Rob O’Halloran (8) John Stanton (9). Washing of Purificators: Molly Robins.  Flower arrangers: Sue.

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION:   The collection at the Good Friday service was for the Holy Places.

EASTER OFFERING:   Parishioners are reminded that the Easter collection is for your Parish Priest. If you are going away and would still wish to donate, Gift Aiders can put their special envelopes into any collection before or after Easter. Those who donate to the loose collection, other than on Easter Sunday, will need to place donation in a seperate envelope marked “Easter Offering“, alternatively it can be posted through the presbytery letterbox.

Sr ANGELA WOOTTON would like to wish all parishioners and friends a Happy Easter and remind them that she greatly appreciates visitors, and when possible “getting out”. Our beloved Sister still lives at Shalom, 83 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, DA6 7QJ. If possible, phone first on: 01322-528408

NORAH LENIHAN:   Jackie and Damian would like to thank all those who attended Norah’s funeral and for any donations, mass cards and all the condolence cards. Our thanks to Carol and the choir and also to Tony for the readings.

FINANCE COMMITTEE:   Very many thanks to our Finance Committee for their devotion in managing our collections from the church through to counting and banking. Very importantly, they have prepared and submitted our “Financial Return 2016” on record time, thanks to Brian. May the good Lord continue to bless and keep you. Happy Easter. Fr Christian.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY 23 April 2017 Exposition and Confessions at 2pm. Holy Mass at 3pm at St John Fisher Church, Bexley.

THE MEETING PLACE will be closed on Wednesday 19th April and open as usual on Wednesday 26th April

ALL READERS:   Please would all Readers note that Carol has handed over to me responsibility for preparing the Readers’ Rota. Many thanks go to Carol for undertaking this over the past few years. The new Readers’ Rota is now available for collection in the Sacristy. Kathy Fogarty 01322 553993

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING:   Wed 19th April inspirational movie on St Thomas More, the English Chancellor, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. Although this film is about St Thomas More, it provides important historical background to the life and times of our patronal Saint, John Fisher. Bar Open and charity stall. All welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA  would like to thank Fr Christian and the Parish for allowing them to hand out Keep Christ in Christmas posters, and for their generous donations great and small for the Knights of St Columba National Project, MISSO. The total amount raised was £73.80. Brother Ike, Grand Knight KSC Welling Council 294.

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT:   St John Fisher Church Hall, Saturday 3rd June 2017 (doors open 7pm). Licensed bar. Waitress service. Bring your own nibbles. £6 per ticket (profits to nominated charities). Tickets from Cliff Thomas 07769 668644.