Newsletter April 8th, 2018

2nd Sunday of Easter

Our Victory Over the World

We come together today like that first group of believers, united heart and soul,
and celebrating our victory over the world through our faith in Christ, the Son of God.


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 Wellbeing of James Harris (Carole Hughes)
Sunday                  3:00pm Divine Mercy Mass
Monday 9 April     9:00am Wellbeing of Teresa Fan (Gillian Brooks)
Tuesday 10 April     7:00pm Wellbeing of Christine White (Tony Frake)
      Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group.
Wednesday 11 April     10:00am Ann McDonald (Breda & Alec Wemyss)
Thursday 12 April     9:00am Eucharistic Service
Friday 13 April     9:00am Bertha Braganza (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)
Saturday 14 April     No morning Mass
                                6:00pm Pat Dooley (Sister): Birthday (Marie Sullivan)
Sunday 15 April     8:30am Joy Welch RIP (Teresa Fan)
                                10:30am John & Eileen Hempstead (Helen Larkin)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9:30am – 10:30am and Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm (following Masses).

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, 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: Gerald O’Reilly, Jim Hamilton, Dennis Smith, Brian Streets, Ivy Taylor, Margherita Ferrero, Bernard Hanks, Charles Abela, Ellen Gallagher, Isabel Maria Grecula, Benicio Leitao, Eileen & John Meade, Ivy Smith, Arthur Ferrigan, John Nowak, Sheila Richardson, Maureen Harris, Nicole Vousden.

Feast Days: Mon: The Annunciation of the Lord Wed: St Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr Fri: St Martin I, Pope & Martyr

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6:00pm Kathy Fogarty, Sunday 8:30am Bridie Haylett, 10:30am Joseph Ebare.   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: Ken Crump.

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6:00pm Peter Whiffen, Sun 8:30am Ann Hyde, Sun 10:30am Volunteer, Marlene, Volunteer, Rob, Carole (H).   Washing of Purificators: Alvira.   Flower Arranging: Doune Robinson & Mary Jeyaseelan.

EASTER OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Gift Aid: £1151.70. Loose: £956.34. Total: £2108.04
Good Friday Collection for the Holy Places: Gift Aid: £37.35 Loose: £139.69. Total: £177.04
This week’s retiring collection: Bexley Deanery Developing World Group

NEW READERS’ ROTA: New rota is now ready for collection in the Sacristy. We are welcoming back David Latimer as a reader and thanking Tilly and Ella for taking on additional reading responsibilities when Paul Gannaway and his family move from the Parish. Kathy Fogarty. Tel: 07963 454480

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Day with Mary: Saturday 14 April at St Edmunds, Beckenham. Saturday 5 May at Westminster Cathedral. Saturday 20 May at Walsingham Shrine. Please see noticeboard for more details. Also, Mass for Migrants on Monday 7 May at St George’s Cathedral. Banner Procession begins at 10:45am.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 25th April: Part 1 of a 2-part movie on the incredible life of the great saint St Augustine of Hippo. Second part (including recap) on Wednesday 9th May. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start.

CABARET NIGHT: Saturday 14th April 7:30 – 11:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm. 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 more information.

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 delighted to receive visits from parishioners.

AGM of North West Kent Life Group: With coffee morning and guest speaker on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 11:00am. St Anselm’s Parish Centre, 89 West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ.

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA VIGIL FAREWELL MASS: Monday evening 9th April at 7:30pm for Rod Farlam RIP, his Requiem Mass will be held the following morning, Tuesday 10th April at 11:30am. Both services to be held at St Stephen’s Church, 26 Deepden Road, Welling, Kent DA16 3QL. As I know, he knew lot’s of people in all four Parishes, we, the Knights of St Columba Welling Council 294 cover. Thank you again for your help. God Bless, Brother Gerald.

DONATE A SAXOPHONE: A newly formed congregation (Sons of Divine Love, Nigeria) wish to set up their choir/liturgical music. They are requesting a donation of a couple of saxophones. If you can help, please contact me. Fr Christian.