Newsletter Sunday April 1st, 2018





This Mass is our Alleluia, our song of praise to the risen Christ who is our life and whose triumph over death we proclaim to all the world.



Saturday 31 March           No morning Mass
                                      8.00pm          Easter Vigil Mass offered for Parishioners

Sunday 1 April             8.30am          Kitty Edwards (Kate Kennedy)
Easter Sunday      10.30am       Deceased Members of Bernarte Family
                                                  (Venus, Rommel & Family.)

Monday 2 April            10.00am      Edie Lightfoot RIP (Tim Bowman)

Tuesday 3 April            No evening Mass
     No Our Lady’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 4 April      10.00am       Deceased Members of the Dunning &
                                                              Wheatley Families (Eileen & Family)

Thursday 5 April         No morning Eucharistic Service

Friday 6 April          9.00am      Peggy Collins RIP: Anniversary (Carmel Osborne)
Saturday 7 April        9.00am      Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick
                                               (Eileen & John Stanton)
                                      6.00pm         John Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 8 April          8.30am        Parishioners
Divine Mercy       10.30am        Deceased Members of Bernarte Family
Sunday                                       (Venus, Rommel & Family)
                               3.00pm        Divine Mercy Mass

Reconciliation 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, GeoffreyHildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, Mary Manners, George Waller, Peter Dent.

Anniversaries:   Fr Joe Coleman, Rex Wheatley, Anne Dowling, Leslie Laklia, Barbara Simmons, Jean Nowak, Doreen Corcoran.
Feast Days:   Sunday: Easter Sunday.  Monday:Saint Francis of Paola. St John Payne, Martyr. Saturday: St John Baptist de la Salle, Priest. St Henry Walpole, Martyr.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand;  Sunday 8.30am  Larissa O’Halloran 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah.   Photocopying of Newsletter:Emma Fox.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Barnarte.    Collection for 8.30 Mass  Mrs M Weeks.  Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays:   Giovanni Aletta.   Flower Arranging:  Sue.  Eucharistic Ministers. Saturday 6 pm: Ivan.  Sun 8.30am  Bridie. Sun 10.30am: Carol, Eileen, Patricia, Mary, Margaret (Host).  Washing of Purificators:  Molly.

Gift Aid:  £ 415.50     Loose:   £ 176.11    TOTAL:  £ 591.61
This week the Easter Collection is for your Parish Priest.
Next week’s retiring collection is for: Bexley Deanery Developing World Group
Thank you for your generous donation of £94.07 on Sunday 11thMarch.  Please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward on 01322 555 553 if you have any queries.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY MASS:  Will be said at 3pm at St John Fisher on Sunday 8thApril.  Begins with confessions at 2pm.

WOMENS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER:  This annual service which is held in March in a different Bexley church each year had to be postponed due to the snow.  It will now take place on Friday 20thApril at 10.30in the United Reform Church, Hurst Road.  The theme of the service is ALL GOD’S CREATION IS VERY GOOD.  This year it has been prepared by the women of Suriname.  All are welcome (it is not just a service for women).  Please come if you are able.

SISTER ANGELA WOOTTON:  Our beloved former Parish Sister, sends her warmest Easter greetings to all her friends at St John Fisher Church.  Sister Angela would like to remind everyone that she still lives at 83 Watling Street, Bexleyheath (tel: 01322 528 408), and is delightedto receive visits from parishioners.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING:  Wednesday 25thApril: Part 1 of movie on St Augustine of Hippo(part 2 on Wed 9thMay).  Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

CABARET NIGHT:  Saturday 14thApril 7.30-11pm.  Doors open at 7pm.  Come along to the SJF Cabaret Club and enjoy a ‘spectacular’ cabaret during an evening of chat, music, dancing and general amusement.  In aid of the Church Maintenance Fund.  Tickets £5 for adults, £3 for children.  The bar will be open but bring your own nibbles. Tickets will be on sale this weekend after all masses.  Contact Carol Anderson on 07913 698 912 for info.

BARN DANCE FRIDAY 18 MAY 2018 – PETER DENT:To raise money for our church roof maintenance, etc. Please put your name on the list at the door. Tickets – Adults, £5.00, Children, £2.50. Starts at 7.30 pm until 10.30 pm. Please bring your own nibbles. Keep the church going. Please note new date.

NEW READER’S ROTA: Ready in the Sacristy. Welcome back David Latimer as a reader and thanking Tilly and Ella for taking on additional reading responsibilities when Paul Gannaway moves from the Parish.