Newsletter Sunday October 1st, 2017

Rosary Sunday


Christ Obedient unto Death


We celebrate Christ who obeyed his Father’s will not only in word but also in deed. And Christ assures us that it is not too late to turn to God and to do his will.

MASS INTENTIONS  FOR WEEK  30 Sept – 8 Oct 2017

Sat 30 Sep   9am  Kayisha Jestina Gordon (SVP Bexley)
                      6pm Tony Sullivan (Marie & Family)

Sun 1 Oct     8.30am         Parishioners
                      10.30am       David & Mona Shaw (Lynn Cayford)

Mon 2 Oct   9am       Nora Connolly RIP (Eida/Connolly family)

Tues 3 Oct   7pm      In Gratitude for the love and life given to her family
                                     by Kay Gillespie (Gillespie Family)
   Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 4 Oct   10am             Kathleen Bowman: Birthday (Tim Bowman)

Thu 5 Oct     9am               Eucharistic Service

Fri 6 Oct      9am               Holy Souls
                      First Friday Adoration at 9.30am for 1 hour.

Sat 7 Oct      9am               Terry Frogley RIP (Eileen & John Stanton)
                      6pm               Eileen & John Meade RIP (Marie Sullivan)

Sun 8 Oct    8.30am         Parishioners
                      10.30am       Mandy Madden RIP (Dolly Madden)

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, Timmy Lenihan

Alan Hyde, Mary Connolly, Patricia Bridget Desmond, Anthony Gray, Robert Mantle, Ruth Smith, Olga Bowman

Feast Days: Monday The Holy Guardian Angels Wednesday: Memorial St Francis of Assisi Saturday: Our Lady of the Rosary

ROTAS For w/c 2/10  Readers: Sat 6pm Kathy Fogarty,  Sun 8.30am Bridie Haylett , Sun 10.30am Paul Gannaway .   Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.    Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.    Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.    Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm  Mary Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond  10.30am Paul (5) Kathy (6) Carole (7) John (8) Molly (9). Washing of Purificators:  Molly Robins.    Flower Arranging Mary J


1st Collection                 Gift Aid:  £342.70   Loose:   £166.44     Total: £509.14

2nd Collection(SVP)    Gift Aid:    £27.00    Loose:   £158.56     Total: £185.56

This week: There will be a CAFOD speaker. (2nd collection for CAFOD can be taken over 2 weeks 1/10/17 and 8/10/17).

HARVEST FESTIVAL:   Please bring your offerings for The Manna Centre helping the homeless in London. Please see list in church porch for most needed items.

APF RED BOXES – Missio/Missions   Would anyone who has a red box or who would like to give to the missions please put money or cheque paid to St John Fisher in an envelope in the collection with your name on it (for our records and APF). Any problems about APF please contact Sue Mantle on 01322 558965 or email

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  31st December 2017. The programme will commence in January 2018.Full details of the programme and a list of all the relevant dates including parent’s meetings will follow soon. Please look out for future notices in the parish newsletter.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING DAY Saturday 14 October 10.30 am – 3.30pm Baldwyns Park Baptist Church, Dartford Road, Bexley DA5 2AY – Free NHS Health Check for 40-74 year olds, Slimming World, Bexley art group, talks and activities, light refreshments, free entry and goody bag – everyone welcome. Thank you. Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact.

PARISH EVENTS TEAM INFORMATION  Upcoming events for your diary:-.

  • Friday Fun Nights 7.30pm – 10.30pmish. Beginners Bridge lessons and bring your own games for young and old. Convivial Bar. These are becoming more popular, though we do not yet have a big enough turnout (20+). If you think this weekly social event is desirable then do join us. Either for beginner’s bridge or just a chat and a drink. Please note we will be closed on October 13th.
  • Meeting Place continues Wednesdays 9.30am – 1.30pm.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wed 11 Oct: 2nd part of a deeply inspiring 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. Bar open, charity stall, all welcome 7pm for 7.30pm start.

A QUESTIONNAIRE  from the Parish Events Team is being handed out this weekend.  Please do your best to complete and put in the suggestion box in the porch. Thank you. Anne Rayer.


The Events Team would like the views and ideas of all parishioners as to what they would like organised in terms of social events.  Parish events are important to strengthen our community and for parishioners, new and old, to meet in a social atmosphere.

Please complete this form and place in the SUGGESTIONS box which is in the porch.  We should be grateful if this could be done as soon as possible and the box will be available for the next four Sundays.  You may also email us via marked “EVENTS TEAM”.

EVENT                                                                       PLEASE TICK

Dinner Dance                                                  ……………………..

Quiz Night                                                                  ……………………..

Variety Night                                                  ……………………..

Summer BBQ                                                 ………………………

St John Fisher Saints Day                               ……………………….

60/70’s Night – circle which ones                   ……………………….

Friday Night Bridge etc.                                              ………………………..

OTHER –        ……………………………………………………………………………..