Newsletter Sunday June 11th, 2017

Sunday after Pentecost
The Most Holy Trinity

Glory to the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit.


Sat 10 Jun  9am: Audrey O’Hara RIP (Carole Hughes)
                  6pm: Peter O’Neill RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 11 Jun  8.30am: Parishioners
                    10.30am: May Jones RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)
                  12.30am: First Holy Communion Mass for Moira Batchelor RIP
                            (Angela Underwood & Geraldine McCormick)

Mon 12 Jun  9am: For St Anthony and Nenen’s Birthday                                                                                                       and Wellbeing

Tues 13 Jun   7pm: Speedy Recovery of Maureen Fitzpatrick                                                                                      (Sheila & Ed Jones)
    Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 14 Jun   10am: Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Thu 15 Jun  9am: Eucharistic Service

Fri 16 Jun  9am: Thanksgiving Mass (Gillespie Family)

Sat 17 Jun  9am: Alfred D’Mello RIP (Brian & Edna Fernandes)
                  6pm Joy Hubbard RIP (Marie Sullivan)

Sun 18 Jun  8.30am: Parishioners
                     10.30am: Angela Gilby RIP (Teresa)

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, Eric May.

Dennis Tapp, Vic Marsh, Richard Greenwood, Ron Scott, Pat Dooley, Ella O’Connor, John Ellis, John Bowman, Dr Elias Coutinho

Feast Days: Tuesday St Anthony of Padua, Priest Friday St Richard of Chichester, Bishop

ROTAS For w/c 12/6: Readers: Sat 6pm Kathy Fogarty Sun 8.30am Ann Wilkes Sun 10.30am John Rayer Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Mary Sun 8.30am Bridie Haylett 10.30am Kathy (5) Marlene (6) Peter (7) Paul (8) Rob (9) Washing of Purificators: Molly Robins Flower Arranging Graziella and Doune

Gift Aid: £402.61; Loose: £196.15; Total: £598.76

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.

AUDREY O’HARA RIP Tony Frake and members of Audrey’s family would like to thank you all for your kind support and prayers at this time. It is much appreciated.

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.

MEETING PLACE: This is a wonderful club that we run in conjunction with Bexley Council of Churches on Wednesdays in the Church Hall 9am to 1pm. 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.

QUIZ NIGHT HELD LAST SATURDAY The quiz night attracted over 100 parishioners, families and friends to a most enjoyable occasionl Everyone was very generous with £600 being presented to the two representatives from the Bexley and Dartford Samaritans, who were overwhelmed by the sum. Prizes were given to the AIC team who won the event by overtaking on the last round. The balance of £173 was given to the Parish for its funds. Our thanks go to Cliff Thomas who organised the event, devised and asked the questions ably supported by a band of willing helpers.