Newsletter Sunday May 21st, 2017


Today’s Theme: The Spirit of Truth

We celebrate the coming of Christ’s Spirit of truth on the Church, the source of the Church’s proclamation of the Christian message to the world.

Saturday 20th May   9.00 am Margaret Kyne, Birthday (Bridie)
                               6.00 pm Colette and Brendan Mansell RIP (Anne Harris)
Sunday 21st May   8.30 am Parishioners
                               10.30 am Zusima, Fabian and Juan Mendez,
                                     and Anastacio Roma RIP (Nenen)
Monday 22nd May   9.00 am Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick
                                       (Monday Night Group)
Tuesday 23rd May   7.00 pm Audrey OHara RIP (Tony Frake)
                            Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 24th May   10.00 am Patrick, Donal, Gary and Phyllis Sheehan RIP
                                       (Eileen and Family)
Thursday 25th May   9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 26th May   9.00 am Holy Souls
Saturday 27th May   9.00 am Wellbeing of Sheila O’Connor (Helen Larkin)
                                       6.00 pm Bridie, Michael and Brendan Houlihan
                               (Eileen Sheehan and Family)
Sunday 28th May   8.30 am Parishioners
                               10.30 am John and May Jones (Christine and Ken Crump)

ANNIVERSARIES: Harry Underwood, Patrick O’Gorman, Annie Breen, James Williams, Win Morden, Betty Jefferson and Jimmy Mizzen.

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St Rita of Cascia, Religious. Thursday, St Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Friday, St Philip Neri, Priest. Saturday, St Augustine of Canterbury Bishop, Apostle of England.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: 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 and Clare Kent.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Angela Gillespie; 10.30am Katherine Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ivan Pereira (1) Patricia McQuaid (2). Sunday 8.30am Marlene Burt (3) Peter Whiffen (4) 10.30am Kathy Connolly (5) Margaret Gillis (6) Peter Hammond (7) Mary Henden (8) Dorothy Speed (9). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Front of Church: Paul Rowland. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid. Flower Arranging: Sue.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid: £344.38, Loose £192.51, Total £536.89. Second Collection: £53.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN OLD BEXLEY –Date for Diary, Saturday 3rd June 2017: Pentecost Prayer Walk – meet old friends 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 our car park will be busier that day with cars parked in advance to return walkers to their churches). Start time to follow. Bring a packed lunch, walking shoes and a prayer for good weather!
Third Annual Summer Music Festival – 8pm on Tuesday 13th 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 acapella choir Viva Acapella. Come and enjoy a great night out.
Kathy Fogarty 01322 553993,, Parish Unity Contact

AUDREY O’HARA RIP: Sadly we have received news that Audrey passed away on Tuesday. Please remember her and her family and friends in your prayers.

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

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

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

UNA CARPENTER RIP: Sadly we have received news that Una has passed away. Cremation service takes place at Eltham Crematorium on 9th June at 10.15am. Please remember her together with her family and friends in your prayer.


Our next film evening will be on Wed 14th Jun when we will show an epic movie on Pope Pius XII and the often hidden struggle waged by the Pope and others with him to save Jews from Nazis during WWII.

The film will be shown in St John Fisher Bexley Church Hall, admission free, light refreshments served, prayer group stall, bar open, and all are welcome. Arrivals from 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start & latecomers welcome.