Newsletter Sunday July 16th, 2017


Today’s Theme: Christ the Sower

We celebrate Christ who came to sow the seed of God’s word in the world, and we rejoice with him as we see everywhere around us the first fruits of the spirit.

Saturday 15th July    No 9 am Mass
                               6.00 pm Ivor John and Anne Frances                                                   Burton-Bowen RIP (Oonagh Wood)
Sunday 16th July    8.30 am Parishioners
                                  10.30 am Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick                                                       (The Choir)
Monday17th July    9.00 am Holy Souls
Tuesday 18th July    7.00 pm Wellbeing of Christine White                                                 (Tony Frake)
Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 19th July  10.00 am Dan, Frances, Margaret,Fiona
                  and Daniel Harrington (Eileen Sheehan and Family)
Thursday 20thJuly    9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 21st July        9.00 am Pauline Griffiths RIP, Anniversary
                                          (Margaret Weeks)
Saturday 22nd July    9.00 am Tony Lobo RIP (Thelma Leitao)
                                   12 noon Funeral Mass Dr Richard McCarthy
                                     6.00 pm John and Joy Hubbard RIP                                                           (Eileen Sheehan and Family)
Sunday 23rd July    8.30 am Shoukouh and Nosrat RIP
                                                (Shabnam McQuaid)
                                 10.30 am Parishioners

ANNIVERSARIES:  Gordon Langford, May Andrews, Elizabeth Padayachee, Patrick Crampton.

FEAST DAYS:  Wednesday St John Plessington, Martyr. Thursday St Apollinarius, Bishop and Martyr. Friday St Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Saturday St Mary Magdalene; SS Philip Evans and John Lloyd, Martyrs.

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, Eric May, Wendy Bowman, Gracie Maddox and John Whiteside.

Dr RICHARD McCARTHY  Sadly we have received the news that Dr McCarthy has died. Please remember him and his wife Anna and family in your prayers. His funeral Mass will be here in the church at 12 noon this Saturday, July 22nd.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand. Sunday 8.30am Les Thomas; 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ivan. Sunday 8.30am Patricia. 10.30am John (5) Margaret (6) Kathy (7) Carole (8) Eileen (9).   Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee.   Front of Church: Ken Crump.   Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland.   Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid.   Flower Arranging: Sue and Graziella.

OFFERTORY:  Gift Aid £466.20, Loose £180.15, Total £646.35. Second Collection (Sea Sunday): Gift Aid £400.52, Loose £239.20, Total £639.72.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Thursday kitchen support volunteers are needed at the Passage at St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, SW1P 1NL. They are looking for people who can commit to volunteering either once week or fortnightly at Breakfast (7.30am-10am) or Lunch (11.30am-2pm). If you think you can help, download an application form from their website at or ring 020 7592 1863 for more information.

THANK YOU FROM TERRY AND JENNY LEE: Very many thanks to Fr Christian and parishioners of St John Fisher for your prayers and thoughts during a very difficult time for us; they were a source of great strength and comfort.

PARISH EVENTS TEAM INFORMATION, Upcoming events for your diary:
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Summer 2018 – tbc)
Other details soon. Contact Anne 01322 523499 or Fr Christian.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING Wednesday 19th July: movie on Abraham, an elderly shepherd, as the way God establishes his Covenant with mankind. Abraham is a man of great faith. God however presents him with a tremendous test by asking him to sacrifice Isaac. Is Abraham willing to put God first, even before the life of his son? Bar open and all welcome, 6.45pm for 7pm start. Note early start but latecomers welcome.