Newsletter Sunday May 7th, 2017


The Shepherd and Guardian of Our Souls
Today we rejoice in the Lord our Shepherd, who calls us to Himself

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)

Monday 8 May      NO 9.00am MASS
                                  12.00 Funeral Mass for JOHN BREEN

Tuesday 9 May      7.00pm Joan Welch (Marie Sullivan)
        Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 10 May     10.00am Elizabeth and Mick Minihane RIP
                                             (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 11 May       9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 12 May       9.00am Wellbeing of Teresa Gilby
                                   (AIC Saturday Friends)

Saturday 13 May     9.00am Wellbeing of Barbara Felton
                                               (Anita Felton)
                                6.00pm Kit and Hugh O’Reilly
                                               (Eileen Sheehan and family)

Sunday 14 May   8.30am Parishioners
                              10.30am Deceased members of the Lyons family
                                               (Danny and Kay)

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: Mairead McKenna, John Dennis Harrington, Kathleen Holland.

Feast Days: Sat: St John Apostle and Evangelist; Fri: St Nereus & Achilleus, Martyrs, St Pancras, Martyr

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett 10.30am Sarah Finlay.   Photocopying of Newsletter: John Stanton .  Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.   Collection for 8.30 Mass Mr T Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Flower Arranging: Sue Murphy and Mary Kevan.   Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 6 pm Ann Harris (1) Ivan Pereira (2) Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond (3) Peter Whiffen (4) Sun 10.30am Paul Rowland (5) Mary Henden (6) Rob O’Halloran (7) Volunteer (8) Molly Robins (9). Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly.

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

Collections Sunday April 30th
Offertory:           Gift Aid £315.85; Loose £239.71; Total £567.31
2nd Collection, St George’s Cathedral: Gift Aid £77.79; Loose £136.32; Total £214.11
This week’s second collection is for the Ecclesiastical Education Fund

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.

PARISH COUNCIL AGM: Friday 19th May at 8.0pm in the hall.

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.