Newsletter Sunday June 10th, 2018


Christ forgives our sins

Today we say Yes to the Lord who comes to forgive us our sins, and we praise him who shows such mercy to the poor and the weak.


Sat 9 Jun:    9am Holy Souls
                      6pm Repose of the Soul of Ann Atherton (Peggy Whiteside)

Sun 10 Jun:    8.30am Wellbeing of John Coyne (Michel Coyne)
                      10.30am Tony Sullivan: Wedding Anniversary (Marie)

Mon 11 Jun:    9am Annie McGeown (T.Traynor)

Tues 12 Jun:    7pm St Anthony & Nenen’s Wellbeing & Birthday (Nenen)
     Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 13 Jun:    10am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Thu 14 Jun:    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 15 Jun:    9am Holy Souls

Sat 16 Jun:    9am Holy Souls
                      6pm Dennis Bethel RIP (Marie Sullivan)

Sun 17 Jun”    8.30am Parishioners
                      10.30am Intentions of Choir & Musicians (The Choir)

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, 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, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan, Tommy Otte, Christine Hand.

Anniversaries: Dennis Tapp, Vic Marsh, Richard Greenwood, Ron Scott, Pat Dooley, Ella O’Connor, John Bowman, Dr Elias Coutinho.

First Collection: Gift Aid £403.55 Loose: £173.89 Total: £577.44
This week’s second collection is for Catholic Trust for England and Wales.
Next week’s 2nd collection is for “Day for Life”.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 11/6) Readers: Sat 6.00pm Carol Anderson Sun 8.30 Larissa O’Halloran Sun 10.30 Tilly and Ella.   Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.  Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs Mrs M Weeks.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Patricia Sun 8.30am Marlene 10.30am Carole, Mary H, Patricia, Molly, Dorothy.   Washing of Purificators: Norma.   Flower Arranging: Sue.

CELEBRATION OF ST JOHN FISHER DAY SATURDAY 23RD JUNE 2018 Barbeque and Fun Day for All. Dancing and entertainment from the Children’s Liturgy Group, Bexley Beavers, Irish dancers and much more. Also live music and DJ in the event. To make it a great day your generosity is vital. We need contributions and/or donations of:
• Your presence – to have fun on the day. Volunteers are also needed on the day.
• Cash/Sponsorship of one or more of the activities, e.g. face painting, bouncy castle, etc.
• Traditional cuisine to serve on the day. The more cultures the food represents, the jollier.
• Standard size table tennis (table only will suffice) and/or other group game or activity.
• Donations for the raffle should be placed in the box in the porch.
Please register your name on the clipboard in the foyer if you are able to volunteer / help on the day.
Thank you.

THE BLESSED SACRAMENT PROCESSION will take place at Lesnes Abbey on Sunday 24th June at 3pm, with Bishop Patrick Lynch. All are welcome.

OLD BEXLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL 9TH JUNE TO 1ST JULY Churches Together in Old Bexley present our annual music festival, events are open to all, free of charge, just turn up to hear jazz, songs from the silver screen, music to refresh the soul, and even Divine Disney! St John fisher is hosting Green Street Blues – Kent’s award winning a cappella choir with a unique and mesmerising sound – on Tuesday 19th June, 8pm in our church hall. Help on the event serving tea and coffee would be much appreciated. Kathy Fogarty 01322 553993.
OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING Our next evening will be on Wed 18th July when we will show an inspirational movie on St Joan of Arc, the 15th century French peasant who roused a nation & inspires the world with her faith and bravery. Fiercely believing that she was directed by God, Joan triumphantly led an army into battle against the English, who were driven from France

The film will be shown in St John Fisher Bexley Church Hall, bar open, admission free, all welcome. Arrivals from 6:30pm for 7:00 pm start & latecomers welcome.

Lift share: do you know of anyone who would like to come to these events, but needs a lift? Are you in a position to give a lift to others? If so, please contact Helen, our Lift Share Coordinator on 07532-124040;

CAR PARK NOTIFICATION: Car Parking Permits are now available for issue. Permit application forms are available at the back of the Church or from the Parish Office. These forms are for:
• Our customers in the High Street using our car park
• Parishioners using the car park all day long
• Other short stay businesses outside usual church activities
• There will also be a provision for non-parishioners who fall outside of the above categories to use the car park on a pay and display facility.
There is a plan to implement a system which will monitor all traffic movement in and out of the car park. Permit holders and others who have registered themselves will be exempt. Details to follow soon.

ALTAR SERVERS SUMMER BREAK 7TH – 10TH AUGUST. To be held at Woldingham, Surrey. Cost £145. This is an excellent few days for boy and girl servers aged 10-15. Meeting in a holiday atmosphere, activities include discussions, prayer, daily mass, sport, Chessington, Laser Elite and swimming. For more details download form from, or contact Fr Stephen Boyle, 01322 220075, e-mail