Newsletter Sunday September 9th, 2018


Today’s Theme: The Lord Who Does All Things Well

Today we celebrate our ‘unbounded admiration’ for the Lord who makes no distinctions between classes of people, but makes the poor rich in faith, the deaf hear and the dumb speak.

Saturday 8th September    9.00 am Holy Souls
                                               6.00 pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen and Family)

Sunday 9th September    8.30 am Parishioners
                                          10.30 am George Easton RIP (Gloria and Tony Laws)

Monday 10th September    9.00 am Holy Souls

Tuesday 11th September 7.00 pm Enrique Iligan RIP (Nenen)
     Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 12th September    10.00 am Geoff Hinton RIP (Eileen Wheatley and Family)

Thursday 13th September    9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 14th September    9.00 am Parishioners

Saturday 15th September    9.00 am Holy Souls
                                               6.00 pm Margaret Harkin RIP (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 16th September    8.30 am Parishioners
                                              10.30 am Robert Joseph Gilby RIP (Teresa)

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

Lucy Lawson, Leslie Holland, Reg Billington, Geoff Hinton, Kay Gillespie and Amber Foley.

FEAST DAYS: Wednesday, The Most Holy Name of Mary. Thursday, St John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Friday, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Saturday, Our Lady of Sorrows.

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, George Waller, Peter Dent, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan, Tommy Otte, Christine Hand and Fr John Diver.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £450.84. Loose £173.78. Total £624.62.
This week’s Second Collection is for the Catholic Education Service.
Next week’s Second Collection is for the support of Home Mission.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Tony Frake. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Carole. Sunday 8.30am Patricia. 10.30am Kathy, Margaret, Peter H, Paul, Rob (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Kathy. Flower Arranging: Mary K and Lynn.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your generous donation on Sunday 2nd September. If you know of any small independent projects in the developing world which could benefit from a donation of £1,000, please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553/07802 623571. Completed application forms must be returned by the end of September. We have now completed nine projects this year as a result of your continued support and kind generosity.

MARY MANNERS RIP: Sadly, we have received the news that Mary Manners has passed away. Please remember her and her husband Steve and family in your prayers. Her Funeral Mass will be held at St Lawrence’s Sidcup on Wednesday 26th September at 11.30am.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN: SPUC is urging people to send a postcard to the Home Secretary urging him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for their unborn baby. The freedom to oppose abortion and offer help in public places is at risk. Postcards are available in the porch. For more information please call SPUC on 020 7091 7091 .

APF RED BOXES/MISSIO: Would anyone who has a red APF box please empty it and put the cash (in larger coins and notes if possible), or cheques made payable to St John Fisher Church, in an envelope and put it in the collection. Anyone who does not have a red box can still give money to the missions in this way. Please write APF, plus your name and address on the envelope, then either put it in the collection or hand it in at the presbytery so a receipt can be sent to you.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 12th September, dramatic movie on St Vincent de Paul reveals how his unwavering commitment to the poor made him one of the greatest humanitarians in history, and how he became a trusted advisor to queens and princes.
FILM NIGHT PLUS: There will also be an exhibition of the work of the AIC and SVP with members on hand for those who would like more information. Do come, 7 for 7.30pm Bar open, admission free, all welcome.