Newsletter Sunday 18th June, 2017

Corpus Christi

The Food and Drink of Eternal Life

God kept his people alive in the desert by giving them food and drink from heaven. The food and drink he gives us in this sacrament is the body and blood of his son, given for the life of the world.


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)

Mon 19 Jun:  9am Philip Haynes RIP: Anniversary (Josie & Cliff)

Tues 20 Jun:  7pm Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)
                       Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 21 Jun:  10am Twins Charles & George Brooker RIP: Anniversary (Norma)

Thu 22 Jun:   9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 23 Jun:   No 9am Mass
                       6.30pm Mass in Celebration of St John Fisher Feast Day (Parishioners)

Sat 24 Jun  9am: Tony Lobo RIP (John & Eileen Stanton)
                       6pm Colin Angus Carlin RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 25 Jun:   8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Audrey Fernandes RIP (Mrs I Berry)

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.

Frank & Ellen Terry, Angela Gilby

Feast Days:  Sun: Corpus Christi Mon: St Romuald, Abbot Tue: St Alban, Protomartyr of Britain Wed: St Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious, Memorial Thur: St John Fisher, Bishop. St Thomas More, Martyrs

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Carole Anderson Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran 10.30am Nkem Emeka-Onah.   Copying of Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.   Newsletter Typist: Graziella Highland. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr M Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm (1) Patricia Sun 8.30am (2) Ann Hyde Sun 10.30am (3) Paul (4) Margaret (5) Carole (6) Dorothy (7) Molly.  Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid. Flower Arranging: Sue Murphy & Lynn Cayford.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 11th June, 2017
1st Collection – Gift Aid: £314.75;  Loose: £154.80; TOTAL: £469.55
2nd Collection – Gift Aid: £77.09; Loose: £87.43; TOTAL: 164.52

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: You are invited to make your recommitment at Corpus Christi on Sunday 18th June at 10:30am mass.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your generosity for the collections in May (£98.21) and June (£80.37). Please contact Maria Ward on 01322555553 if you have any queries.

Our next film evening will be on Wed 19th July when we will show an inspiring movie on Abraham the Old Testament patriarch of great faith.
The film will be shown in St John Fisher Bexley Church Hall, admission free, light refreshments served, bar open, and all are welcome. Arrivals from 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start & latecomers welcome.

 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.

PARISH EVENTS TEAM INFORMATION: 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
  • Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Summer 2018) – TBC

Details soon. Contact Anne on 01322523499, or Fr Christian.

MEETING PLACE: This is a wonderful club that is run on Wednesdays in the Church Hall 9:30am 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 local volunteers operate together for the benefit of the community.

Sadly, over the years since it was established, time has taken its toll on the number 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