Newsletter Sunday 17th June, 2018

SUNDAY 17th JUNE 2018


Today’s Theme: The Cedar of Lebanon
The Church of Christ is like a tree that God planted in the world. From the smallest of seeds it became the noblest of trees and filled the earth. We are like the birds of the air who make their home in him.

Saturday 16th June     9.00 am Holy Souls
                                      6.00 pm Dennis Bethel RIP (Marie Sullivan)

Sunday 17th June     8.30 am Parishioners
                                     10.30 am Intentions of Choir and Musicians (The Choir)

Monday 18th June     9.00 am Phil Haynes RIP

Tuesday 19th June     7.00 pm Maureen O’Shea RIP (Eida/Connolly Family)
     Followed by Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 20th June     10.00 am Alfie Weedon: major heart surgery
                                     (Eileen & John Hollis)

Thursday 21st June     9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 22nd June     9.00 am Charles Brooker RIP (Norma)

Saturday 23rd June     9.00 am NO MORNING MASS
                                     6.00 pm Dan, Frances, Margaret, Fiona & Daniel Harrington RIP
                                     (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 24th June     8.30 am Parishioners
                                     10.30 am Angela Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 9.30am-10.30am, 7pm-8pm (following Masses).

ANNIVERSARIES: Frank and Ellen Terry, Angela Gilby and John Ellis.

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, Day of Prayer for Human Life. Tuesday, St Romuald, Abbot. Wednesday, St Alban, Protomartyr of Britain. Thursday, St Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious. Friday, SS John Fisher and Thomas More, Martyrs. Saturday, St Etheldreda (Audrey), Abbess. Our Lady. Sunday, The Nativity of St John the Baptist.

PRAY 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 and Iris 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 and Christine Hand.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £327.05. Loose £182.41. Total £509.46.
Second Collection, Catholic Trust for England and Wales: Gift Aid £116.76. Loose £122.77. Total £239.53.
This week’s Second Collection is for ‘Day for Life’.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Rob. Sunday 8.30am Peter H. 10.30am Volunteer, Eileen, Patricia, Kathy, Margaret (Host).   Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Front of Church: John Stanton.   Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland.   Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.  Washing of Purificators: Kathy.   Flower Arranging: Theresa and Graziella.



£5 ticket per adult (free for all under 18s) includes BBQ food

or an evening meal, soft drink, plus entertainment.

1pm-5pm – Family and Children Fun:
1pm BBQ starts (food available until 5pm). Bouncy castle/face painter/fun activities.
St John Fisher Exhibition (in Hall)
Karaoke throughout the day during interludes
2-3pm Old Bexley Beaver Scout Group
3-3.30pm Irish Dance Exhibition (Hackett-Kyne academy)
3.30-4pm Kudo Martial Arts display and participation
4.30-5pm Adanta – African Dance Performance
6.00-7.00pm Parishioners’ and Community Mass
7-11pm – Evening Entertainment
7pm Adanta Dance Show
7.30-11pm Raffle draw. Evening entertainment and meal, with DJ

CAR PARK: Please note that our parishioners are not expected to have a permit to use the car park for Masses and other spiritual/social activities in the church/hall. Only those using the car park for other private/personal activities should have the permit/key to distinguish them from other users who are non-parishioners and who may not have permission to use the car park, as it remains a Private Car Park. Thanks Fr Christian

THE NEWSLETTER: Please note that the cut-off time to put in any notice for the Newsletter is Wednesday. This will help our typists to finish and send it for editing by Thursday or latest Friday morning. This will enable us to correct any mistakes before printing on Saturday.
Thanks Fr Christian

OLD BEXLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL – Last Minute Changes to the Programme: St James the Great, Blendon, have sadly had to cancel their concert on Sunday 17th June. The Soprano for St Mary the Virgin’s concert on Friday 29th June has also had to cancel, but the wonderful Bexley Ukuleles have gallantly stepped forward – they’re great fun! A reminder that we are hosting Green Street Blues – Kent’s award winning acapella choir – on Tuesday 19th June, 8pm. All concerts free of charge. Kathy Fogarty 01322 553993

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING:  Our next film 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 FranceThe 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;

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: Following some fundamental structural and constitutional changes regarding the pastoral council, we regret that our AGM could not be held as scheduled. A new date for this meeting will be announced once the pastoral council is able to sit again. Thank you for your understanding Fr Christian