Newsletter Sunday May 14th, 2017


Our Royal Priesthood

We are assembled here today to exercise our royal priesthood and to offer the spiritual sacrifice which Jesus Christ has made acceptable to God our Father.



Sat 13 May    9am: Wellbeing of Barbara Felton (Anita Felton)
                        6pm: Kit & Hugh O’Reilly (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Sun 14 May    8.30am: Parishioners
                      10.30am: Deceased Members of The Lyons Family
                      (Danny & Kay)
Mon 15 May  9am: Ann Jenkins RIP (Bill & Rita Woodhouse)
Tues 16 May  7pm: Win Morden RIP: Anniversary (Friends)
              Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wed 17 May    10am: Foundation Mass for Serse Cima
Thu 18 May      9am: Eucharistic Service
Fri 19 May      9am: Wellbeing of Andrew Dias
                     (Thelma Leitao & Family)
Sat 20 May      9am: Margaret Kyne: Birthday (Bridie)
                         6pm: Colette & Brendan Mansell RIP (Anne Harris)
Sun 21 May    8.30am: Parishioners
                        10.30am: Zusima, Fabian & Juan Mendez
                                          Anastacio Roma RIP (Nenen)

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

Frank Henin, Bertram Leemos, James Murrin, Angie Jones, Carrie & Harry Hollis, Bill & Mary Chipperfield, Susan Monkton, Lilian Higgs, Marie Huntington.

Feast Days: Thursday St John I, Pope and Martyr, Friday St Dunstan, Bishop Saturday St Bernadine of Siena, Priest

ROTAS For w/c 14/5: Readers: Sat 6pm Christine Hand Sun 8.30am Les Thomas Sun 10.30am Paul Gannaway.   Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm CaroleHughes (1) Peter Whiffen (2) Sun 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Ann Hyde (4) Sun 10.30am JohnStanton (5) Marlene Burt (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Eileen Wheatley (8) Paul Rowland (9).   Washing of Purificators: Molly Robins.   Flower Arranging:  Graziella and Doune

First:  Gift Aid:  £ 220.71.  Loose:  £343.20. Total £563.91
Second:  Gift Aid:  £101.78.  Loose:  £104.30.  Total £206.08

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN OLD BEXLEY – Date for Diary Saturday 3 June 2017.Pentecost prayer walk – meet old and new friends as parishioners from the nine churches of CTIOB walk, chat and pray for the people, schools, workers, cared for and caring of Bexley, visiting each of our churches, ending the afternoon at St John Fisher (please note the car park will be very busy that day). Start time to follow, bring a packed lunch, walking shoes and a prayer for good weather!
3rd Annual Summer Music Festival – 8pm on Tuesday 13 June We are arranging this year’s concerts which are FREE and everyone is welcome. St John Fisher is hosting the concert with the return of the wonderful, award-winning, all-female a cappella choir Viva Acapella. Come and enjoy a great night out. Kathy Fogarty, 01322 553993,, Parish Unity contact.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING : Wednesday 17th May                                                                   We will show “the best film ever made” about Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary. This film dramatizes the 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. At St John Fisher Church Hall, admission free, light refreshments served, bar open, charity stall selling jams and cakes, and all are welcome. Arrivals from 7pm for 7.30pm start.

PARISH COUNCIL AGM: Friday 19th May at 8.00pm in the hall. This is for all parishioners to come and discuss our parish life as well as socialise.

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

EVENTS TEAM Following the Christmas Fayre and the New Years Day lunch, to assist Fr Christian an Events team has recently been set up to coordinate social events in the Parish. Upcoming events are:-
Parish Feast Day – 22 June
Parish Birthday – Last Sunday of June (25 June)
Graduation / Birthday Celebration for the Parish by Fr Christian 15 July (details soon).
Contact 01322 523499. Fr Christian

CATHOLIC SINGLES: 1 Burlescombe Close, Altrincham WA14 4UX. Tel 0161 941 3498. E-mail Please see noticeboard for details.