Newsletter Sunday November 19th, 2017


Christ, The Head of His Household

Christ’s family, the Church, today holds festival in honour of its Head,
and brings to him the talents of a good wife, devoted sons, and faithful servants.


Saturday 18 Nov     9.00am:   Mary Quinlan RIP: Anniversary (Bridie Haylett)
                                 6.00pm:  Terry Frogley RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 19 Nov     8.30am:   Deceased Members of the Fogarty Family (Kathy & Dennis)
                                10.30am:   John Jameson RIP: Birthday (Rose & Family)

Monday 20 Nov     NO 9.0am Mass
                                10:45am:  Funeral Mass for Bill Keefe

Tuesday 21 Nov     12 Noon:   Funeral Mass for Les Thomas
                                7.00pm:   Wellbeing of Angela Wallis (Eileen Wallis & Family)
      Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 22 Nov     10.00am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Thursday 23 Nov     9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 24 Nov     9.00am Alfred D’Mello RIP (Edna & Brian Fernandes)

Saturday 25 Nov     9.00am:  John & Maria Macalinney (Bridie Haylett)
                                  6.00pm:  Jack Burton-Bowen RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 26 Nov     8.30am:  Parishioners
                                10.30am:  Mrs N O’Callaghan RIP: Anniversary (Kay & Danny Lyons)

Reconcillation Times: Sat 9.30am-10.30am and Sat 7pm-8pm (following Masses)

Prayers 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, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Joann Mackintosh, Timmy Lenihan

Anniversaries: Mona Shaw, Doreen Flanagan, Dick Williams, Patrick Higgins, Blanche Anderson, Anthony Melaugh, Marie Morris, Lance Grainger

Feast Days: Wed: St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr Thurs: St Clement I, Pope & Martyr Fri: Saints Andrew, Dūng-Lac, Priest & Companions, Martyrs

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand,  Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett,  10.30am Ryan Bernarte.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.   Collection for 8.30am Mass:  Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Peter and June. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm (1) Kathy Sun 8.30am (2) Peter H Sun 10.30am (3) Kathy (4) Marlene (5) Patricia (6) Mary (7) Dorothy.   Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly.   Flower Arranging: Doune & Lynne

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 12th November 2017
1st Collection: Gift Aid: £487.25; Loose: £192.46; TOTAL: £679.71
Archbishops Admin Fund: Gift Aid: £129.15; Loose: 101.90; TOTAL: £231.05
Next week’s 2nd collection is for the Catholic Youth Work

BILL KEEFE RIP: The funeral mass of Bill will take place on Monday 20th November at 10.45am at St John Fisher.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your generous donation of £ 82.41 on Sunday 5th November. The AGM was held on 19th October and eleven projects were submitted for the next year. The projects from Cameroon, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Uganda will be given £1000 each and four other projects will receive £500 each. Two further projects have been put on reserve and if funds improve, we can also contribute something to them. All monies received are sent directly to the projects and not used for any other purpose. If you have any queries please contact our Parish representative, Maria Ward on 07802 623571 or 01322 55553.

FEEDBACK FROM MEETING WITH BISHOP PAT You are warmly invited to come and share feedback. This will take place on Wednesday 29th November 2017 from 7.15pm to 9.00pm in the Church Hall.

YOUTH MASS. Next Sunday 26th November 2017 (Christ the King) is our youth day. During this mass all children and young persons of our parish will take active part in the Liturgy such as ushering, readings, bidding prayers, serving at mass, offertory collection and singing if possible. Please can you speak to Fr. Christian if you can play any musical instrument on the day. Entertainment will be provided after mass in the Church hall to celebrate our youth.

AIC HOMELESS APPEAL: The AIC ‘Saturday Friends’ group in our parish does rehabilitation work with homeless people who use The Passage Day Centre in central London. On the weekend of 2 – 3 December, we will make our annual Advent appeal on behalf of our homeless friends, explaining what with your help has been achieved this past year – and what with continued help can be done in 2018. We will also be distributing information on how you can support or volunteer at The Passage, should you want or be able to do so. Nearer home, last winter, local Christian churches organised Winter Night Shelter facilities in Bexleyheath and Welling. If you would like to find out more or could offer help this coming winter, please contact Melvyn French on

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 6th Dec: Documentary on BL SOLANUS CASEY. Known as a wonder-worker and a powerful instrument of divine healing and hope, he touched countless lives. His untiring attention to the sick and poor brought an unprecedented outpouring of grief at his death in 1957. Bar open, charity stall, all welcome, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

NEW YEAR’S FAMILY DISCO: In St John Fisher Hall. Adults £10, Children £2. Licensed bar and disco, 8.00pm – 1.00am. Bring your own nibbles.

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN: Open 7.30pm every Friday for Bridge and bring your own games for young and old. Convivial Bar.

MEETING PLACE: Wednesdays 9.30am – 1.30pm.

EVENTS QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS: Thank you for the good response to the questionnaire. In summary there is a strong desire for Quiz Night, St John Fisher Event, BBQ, Variety Night, 60/70s Night. Individual comments indicated that events need to include or focus on the family/children and youth. The Events Team could book say 4 dates in 2018 for the key events above, but would need a team/teams to organise them. Are you willing to be part of such a team? Please let Fr Christian know or one of the team on 01322 523499 or email and/or come along to our Volunteers Meeting on Friday 12th January 2018, 7.30pm in the Hall.