Newsletter Sunday September 17th, 2017



The Christ we celebrate in this Mass is the second Moses who interceded for sinners, who came into the world to save them, who loves them and welcomes them.

Saturday 16 September     9.00am Edna & Brian Fernandes: Wedding Anniversary
                                             6.00pm Dannie Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 17 September     8.30am Parishioners
                                             10.30am Robert Joseph Gilby (Teresa)

Monday 18 September     9.00am Tony Allan RIP (Tim Bowman)

Tuesday 19 September     7.00pm Derek Maynard RIP: 40th Anniversary
                                             (Marie Sullivan & Family)
   Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 20 September     10.00am Ruth Smith RIP (Ray & Family)

Thursday 21 September     9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 22 September     9.00am Olga Bowman RIP: Anniversary – (Tim)

Saturday 23 September     9.00am Simon & Helen and baby Poppy
                                             (Anderson/Connelly Family)
                                             6.00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 24 September     8.30am Parishioners
                                             10.30am Ruth Smith RIP (Ray & Family)

Feast Days:  Saturday: Saints Cornelius, Pope and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs. Sunday: Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop. Monday: Saint Edith of Kemsing. Tuesday: Saint Theodore of Canterbury. Wednesday: Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest. Thursday: Saint Matthew, Apostle, Feast. Saturday: Saint Pius of Pietrelcna (Padre Pio), Priest.

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, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Joann Mackintosh.

Anniversaries:  John Fitzpatrick, Margaret Roberts, Margaret Bacon, Donal Carpenter.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris.   Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes,  10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah.   Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.   Collection for 8.30  Mass Mr V Jeyaseelan.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta.   Flower Arranging: Graziella & Teresa.   Eucharistic Ministers:  Saturday 6 pm Kathy;  Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond;   Sun 10.30am John (5) Mary (6) Carole (7) Molly (8) Margaret (9).   Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.

1st Collection: Gift Aid: £ 332.20 Loose: £ 186.52 TOTAL: £ 518.82
2nd Collection: Gift Aid: £ 25.50 Loose: £ 140.04 Total: £ 165.54

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP:  Thank you for your kind donation of £102.74 on Sunday 3rd September. Please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555 553 if you have any queries.

SVP AWARENESS MONTH:  Social isolation is the main poverty of our time. When combined with any other kind of poverty, social isolation makes any kind of difficulty much bigger. “Let us allow ourselves to be evangelised by the poor.” This is the very strong message of the Pope, which we consider is the core of our Vincentian commitment, (Bertrand Ousset, former National President of SVO France).

A DAY WITH MARY:  Saturday 7th October 2017, Westminster Cathedral. Please see poster in porch for more details.

33rd ANNUAL NATIONAL ROSARY CRUSADE OF REPARATION:  Sunday 14th October 2017. 1.45pm outside Westminster Cathedral (Ambrosden Avenue). See details on noticeboard in porch.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018:  Application forms are now available for the First Holy Communion Programme 2018. Children eligible for First Communion must be in Year 3 or above and should attend mass regularly at St John Fisher Bexley. Application forms can be collected from the back of the Church or please see Angela Underwood. If you are a new parishioner and/or do not attend mass at this parish but wish your child to join the programme please speak to Father Christian. Completed application forms must be returned no later than the 31st December 2017. The programme will commence in January 2018. Full details of the programme and a list of all the relevant dates including parents meetings will follow soon. Please look out for future notices in the parish newsletter.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday September 27th. Part 1 of a 2 part movie on the incredible life of St Padre Pio, the Capuchin friar who had such great spiritual gifts as mystical prayer, bilocation, reading souls and the stigmata. Film reveals the amazing details and events in his life as a boy and throughout his 50 years as a monk. Second part including a recap) on Wednesday 11th October – watch either or both parts. Bar open, charity stall, all welcome. 7pm for 7.30pm start.

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN:  We re-open on Friday 22nd September. Welcome back Tony!

THE MEETING PLACE:  Open Wednesdays 9.30 am – 1.30pm in the church hall.