Newsletter Sunday April 30th, 2017


Christ With Us On The Way Of Life
Christ has made known to us the true way of life and ransomed us from the useless way of life handed down to us. He is with us today in the breaking of bread.

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

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

Monday 1 May          10.00am Wellbeing of Sylvia Chandler (Miriam Colvill)

Tuesday 2 May          7.00pm Holy Souls
                                     Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 3 May           10.00am Daniel Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 4 May           9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 5 May           9.00am Holy Souls
                                   First Friday Adoration at 9:30am for 1 hour.

Saturday 6 May           9.00am Holy Souls
                                      6.00pm Joy Hubbard RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family))

Sunday 7 May           8.30am Parishioners
                                      10.30am Tony Sullivan RIP: Birthday (Marie)

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.

Anniversaries: George Lott, David Smythe, Mary Brady, Madeline Bull, Sean Rahim, Margaret McQuaid.

Feast Days: Sunday: St Pius V, Pope. Monday: St Joseph the Worker. Tuesday: St Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Wednesday: Saints Philip and James, Apostles. Thursday: The English Martyrs. Saturday: St John, Apostle and Evangelist.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran 10.30am Ryan Bernarte.   Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox .  Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.   Collection for 8.30 Mass Mr V Jeyaseelan.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta.   Flower Arranging: Mary J.   Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 6 pm Mary Henden (1) Peter Whiffen (2) Sun 8.30am Marlene Burt (3) Ann Hyde (4) Sun 10.30am Kathy Connelly (5) Eileen Wheatley (6) Carole Hughes (7) Dorothy Speed (8) Margaret Gillis (9). Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.

JOHN STEPHEN BREEN RIP: John’s Funeral Mass will be held at St John Fisher on Monday 8th May at 12 noon.

SISTER 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 528 408.

A DAY WITH MARY: Saturday 27th May 2017, St Anselm, West Hill, Dartford, Kent. Website: Parishioners are encouraged to attend. Prayers will be offered for your intentions.

MONASTIC CHOIR CONCERT: 3rd May 2017, 7.30 pm at St Anselm’s, West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ. The concert is led by the choir from St Elisabeth Convent, Minsk. The admission price is your voluntary donation and all proceeds will go to charity. After the concert, there will be a special exhibit from the workshops of St Elisabeth Convent. Website:

CHURCH FLOWERS: Thank you for all the kind comments about the flowers at Easter and many thanks for your support towards the costs of keeping the church decorated. So far this year, we have collected just over £50 from the wall box at the back of the church. Sue Murphy.

PARISH WEBSITE: The Parish website: has called in the decorators to give it a new look to celebrate its first Birthday. However, it’s got a long way to go to catch up with the Parish newsletter which is now 50 years old! It was launched at the end of April 1967 and is still going strong – 2,609 weeks later! Peter Murphy.

EVENTS TEAM: Following the Christmas Fayre and the New Year Day Lunch, to assist Fr Christian, an Events Team has recently been set up to co-ordinate social events in the Parish. The Jazz Night was successfully organised by The Truman Girls and Cliff Thomas is organising a Quiz Night for 3rd June 2017 (see below). In the future, we hope to set up activities for some Friday evenings. Watch this space for future events. Contact no. 01322 523 499.

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.

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 668 644.