Newsletter Sunday June 4th, 2017

Pentecost Sunday (A)

Today we celebrate the great day of Pentecost when Christ filled the Church with the power of his
Spirit and sent it out into the world to bring his peace, joy and forgiveness to all mankind.


Saturday 3 June:  9.00am Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick (Carole Hughes)
                       6.00pm Sonny, Patrick & Mary Sheehan (Eileen & Family)
Sunday 4 June 8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)
Monday 5 June 9.00am John Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)
Tuesday 6 June 7.00pm Holy Souls
                       Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 7 June 10.00am Thomas Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Thursday 8 June 9.00am Eucharistic Service
Friday 9 June 9.00am Wellbeing of David Fernandes & Family (Thelma Leitao & Family)
Saturday 10 June 9.00am Audrey O’Hara RIP (Carole Hughes)
                       6.00pm Peter O’Neill RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Sunday 11 June 8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am May Jones RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)
                       12:30pm First Holy Communion, Mass for Moira Batchelor RIP
                       (Angela Underwood & Geraldine McCormick)

Feast Days:   Sat: St Charles Lwanga & Companions, Martyrs, Memorial.    Mon: St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr.   Tue: St Norbert, Bishop.    Fri: St Columba, Abbot

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.

Anniversaries:   William Scott Moffat, Jack Smeaton, Ken George, Colette Mansell, Bridget Greene.

ROTAS:   Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand,  Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes,  10.30am Joseph Ebare.    Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm (1) AnneHarris,  Sun 8.30am (2) Marlene Sun 10.30am (3) John (4) Eileen (5) Patricia (6) Dorothy (7) Margaret.    Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly.  Flower Arranging: Mary Kevan & Mary Jeyaseelan

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 28th May 2017
1st: Gift Aid – £358.90; Loose – £191.85; TOTAL – £550.75
2nd: Gift Aid – £ 7.90; Loose – £128.68; TOTAL – £136.58

GIFT AID: Thank you to all those who supported Gift Aid. We had a good response. Please collect your boxes from the back of the church.

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 prayers.

CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF ST JOHN FISHER: Friday 23rd June This year we plan to celebrate the feast of St John Fisher with Mass at 6:30pm followed by a shared supper, music and an opportunity to socialise in the hall. You are invited to bring a plate of food and indicate what you will bring on the list which is in the porch. The bar will be open and refreshments available. Do join us to celebrate our feast and our parish.

EVENTS TEAM INFORMATION: Following the Christmas Fayre and the New Years Day lunch, to assist Fr Christian an Events team has recently been set up to co-ordinate social events in the Parish. Upcoming events for your diary:
• Parish Feast Day (St. John Fisher) – 23rd June 2017
• Birthday for Parishioners (2nd quarter group) – 25th June 2017
• Graduation/Birthday Celebration for the Parish by Fr Christian – 15th July 2017
Details soon. Contact 01322523499, or Fr Christian.

OLD BEXLEY & SIDCUP GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS EVENT: Hope Community School, 167 Rectory Lane, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5BU has been booked for Tuesday 6th June, 7:30pm. All seven candidates have been invited. Event organised and hosted by New Generation Church, Sidcup, and open to everyone.

NOTE TO ALL EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: With apologies to all ministers that we did not get a chance to discuss reduction of ministers Saturday evenings and Sunday 8.30am masses before issuing the latest rota. We would be interested to receive your feedback regarding this. Many thanks for your assistance Patricia and Kathy.

MEETING PLACE: This is a wonderful club that is run on Wednesdays in the Church Hall 9am to 1.30pm. Here one can enjoy congenial company, friendly helpers, sandwiches, cake, tea, coffee and wine. It is very much enjoyed by all and is a brilliant example of the way the different churches co-operate to the benefit of the local community.
Sadly over the years since it was established time has taken its toll on the numbers attending and there is a lack of new members. So, if you are looking for a chat or just a cup of tea why not come one Wednesday morning. Bring your friends and spread the word about a club that is available to all.
If you would like to come, but have mobility problems let us know and we will try to arrange transport.
That brings me to the second part of my appeal!
We are short of drivers and helpers. If you feel you can give a little time on Wednesdays and would like to volunteer to drive or assist please call Noel at Pomfrey Accountants 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday on 01322 315755. Your help would really be appreciated. Tony Creed


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.