Newsletter Sunday July 15th, 2018


Today’s Theme: The Missionary Church

“Go tell my people” is the command we have been given by God. The message is the most stupendous one imaginable: that God has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings from heaven in Christ.


Saturday 14th July     9.00 am Parishioners
                                     6.00 pm Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie)

Sunday 15th July     8.30 am Parishioners
                                     10.30 am David Beattie RIP, Birthday (Katie Ireland)

Monday 16th July     9.00 am Elizabeth Padayachee RIP (Mollie Hobson)

Tuesday 17th July     7.00 pm The Dunne Family (Bridie Haylett)
   Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 18th July     10.00 am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen and Family)

Thursday 19th July     9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 20th July     9.00 am Pauline Griffiths RIP (Margaret Weeks)

Saturday 21st July     9.00 am Liam Gray RIP (Carole Hughes)
                                     6.00 pm John Whiteside RIP, 1st Anniversary (Peggy and Family)

Sunday 22nd July     8.30 am Parishioners
                                     10.30 am Recovery of Ray Smith (The Choir)

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Gordon Langford, May Andrews, Elizabeth Padayachee, Patrick Crampton.

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, St Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church; St Swithun, Bishop of Winchester. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Thursday, St John Plessington, Martyr. Friday, St Apollinarius Bishop and Martyr. Saturday, St Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church; Our Lady.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, 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 £470.20. Loose £300.32. Total £770.52.
Second Collection, Apostleship of the Sea: Gift Aid £60.00. Loose £358.66. Total £418.66.
This week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Third World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran; 10.30am Joseph Ebare.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris. Sunday 8.30am Mary J. 10.30am Kathy, Marlene, Volunteer, Carole, Patricia (Host).  Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.  Front of Church: John Stanton.  Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland.  Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.  Washing of Purificators: Patricia.   Flower Arranging: Mary J and Theresa..

JOHN UNDERWOOD, our long-term former parishioner, sends his warmest greetings to all his friends at St John Fisher church. John would like to inform everyone that he lives locally at Shaftesbury Court Residential Care, Selkirk Drive, Erith, DA8 3QP (personal phone: 01322 339085), and would be absolutely delighted to receive visits from parishioners, or even to hear from them. Indeed, today, 15th July, is John’s 91st birthday!

PARISH BARN DANCE: You are cordially invited to our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 15th September from 7.30 until 11.00pm. (Bar open from 7pm). Great fun for all the family. No experience necessary! Tickets will go on sale after each Sunday mass from next weekend until 9th September. Adults £8/Child £4. Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303.

LIAM GRAY RIP: Sadly Liam passed away on Wednesday 4th July. His Funeral Mass will be held at St John Fisher on Thursday 26th July at 11.30am. Please remember all the family in your prayers.

VICTORIA HOMES ALMHOUSES VACANCIES: Applications are welcome from residents of the following electoral wards: St Mary’s & St James; Blackfen & Lamorbey; Blendon & Penhill; East Wickham; Falconwood & Welling; Longlands; Sidcup; Crook Log; Bexleyheath. The accommodation is only suitable for single occupancy and independent living with preference being given to the elderly. Apply in writing to the Trustees of the Victoria Homes c/o 64 Bourne Road, Bexley DA5 1LU by 31st July 2018.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 18th July, epic movie on St Joan of Arc, the 15th century French peasant who roused a nation and 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. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 6.45pm for 7.00pm start. Note early start but latecomers welcome.