Newsletter Sunday April 23rd, 2017


Today’s Theme: Our Easter Joy

Today as we hail Christ as our Lord and God we are filled  with the joy of the disciples in seeing the risen Lord.   In this season of renewal we are like those early Christians who “were filled with a joy so glorious that it cannot be described”.



Saturday 22nd April         9.00 am       Arthur Moss RIP (Kathy Connolly)
                                            6.00 pm       Parishioners

Sunday 23rd April           8.30 am       Peter Lawson RIP (Teresa Fan and Kate Kennedy)
Divine Mercy              10.30 am       Rex Wheatley RIP (Eileen)
Sunday                           3.00 pm     Divine Mercy Mass

Monday 24th April           9.00 am      John D’Souza RIP (Alex and Dahlia)

Tuesday 25th April          No 7.00 pm Mass
                                          No Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 26th April      10.00 am     Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen and Family)

Thursday 27thApril          9.00 am       Eucharistic Service

Friday 28th April             9.00 am       Wellbeing of Barbara Felton (Anita Felton)

Saturday 29th April         9.00 am      Holy Souls
                                           6.00 pm       Guy Delpaul (Lindsay Delpaul)

Sunday 30th April            8.30 am Arthur Moss RIP (Mrs P Coyne)
                                           10.30 am       Paula Moore-Jones RIP (The McCormick Family)


ANNIVERSARIES: Brigid Rose Cole, Elizabeth Troy, Terry Huntington, Alfred George Anderson, James Underwood, Andrew Donnelly, John Robins and Theresa Lobo.

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St George, Martyr, Patron of England. Tuesday, St Mark, Evangelist. Wednesday, Our Lady of Good Counsel. Friday, St Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr. Saturday, St Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church.

PRAY FOR THE 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 and Clare Kent.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand. Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes; 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Peter Hammond (1) Ivan Pereira (2). Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Peter Whiffen (4) 10.30am John Stanton (5) Margaret Gillis (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Molly Robins (8) Eileen Wheatley (9). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray. Front of Church: Mark Vaz. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid. Flower Arranging: Doune and Theresa.

JOHN STEPHEN BREEN RIP: Sadly we have received the news that John Breen died on 11th April. Please remember him and his family and friends in your prayers. John’s Funeral Mass will be held at St John Fisher on Monday 8th May at 12 noon.

SR ANGELA WOOTTON would like to wish all her dear friends and parishioners a very blessed Easter and to remind all 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.

PARISH WEBSITE: Our new website is one year old this weekend. Over that time we have had more than 2000 visitors to the site, most from the UK but also a number from the United States, Canada, Ireland, France, Brazil, India, South Africa, Belarus and Nigeria. The number of people looking at the site each week is gradually increasing. If you have any suggestions for information that would be useful for inclusion please drop a note into the presbytery or email

NEWSLETTER: and while the new website is celebrating its first birthday you might be interested to know that the parish newsletter is 50 this month having started in April 1967.

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

MONASTIC CHOIR CONCERT: Wednesday 3rd May 7.30pm at St Anselm’s, West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ. The concert is led by the choir from St Elisabeth Convent, Minsk. Admission price is your voluntary donation and all proceeds will go to charity. After the concert there will be special exhibits from the workshops of St Elisabeth Convent. Website

JAZZ NIGHT: Chris, Elaine and Jo would like to thank everyone who came along to support Jazz Night last week and made it a huge success, raising £340 for Greenwich and Bexley Hospice. Well done everyone!

AWARENESS RAISING DAY Saturday 3rd June at Minster Abbey Near Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4HF, 1130am to Vespers 5.30pm To show solidarity with those persecuted for their faith and for the work of Aid to the Church in Need. Details from

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wed 17th May when we will show “the best film ever made” about Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary. Film dramatizes the true story of 3 young shepherds who experienced apparitions with a “Lady from Heaven” between May and October 1917, and which culminated in the final prophesized miracle.
The film will be shown in St John Fisher Bexley Church Hall, admission free, light refreshments served, bar open, charity stall selling jams and cakes, and all are welcome. Arrivals from 7 pm for 7:30 pmstart.