Newsletter Sunday November 4th, 2018


Today’s Theme: Christ The Priest of the New Covenant

Through, with and in Christ, we offer the sacrifice of the new covenant which gives perfect glory to the Father and enables us to give him a fitting return of love.

First Reading: Deuteronomy 6: 2-6, Second Reading: Hebrews 7: 23-28, 
Gospel: Mark 12: 28-34

Please note the new time for weekday mass is 10am
Saturday 3rd November     10.00 am Holy Souls
                                                  6.00 pm Parishioners
Sunday 4th November     8.30 am Deceased members of the Wilkes/Willis Families
                                                          (Peter and Ann)
                                                  10.30 am Cathy Taylor RIP (Danny and Kay Lyons)
Monday 5th November     10.00 am Steven Fernandes (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)
Tuesday 6th November     7.00 pm Arthur Da Costa (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)
   Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wed 7th November     10.00 am Kit and Hugh O’Reilly RIP (Eileen Sheehan and Family)
Thursday 8th November     9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 9th November     10.00 am Bonny Duff’s Mother RIP (Bonny)
Saturday 10th November     10.00 am Hazel Mary Birch, In Memoriam (Geoff)
                                                  2.00 pm Remembrance Service
                                                  6.00 pm Father’s Intention
Sunday 11th November     8.30 am Nicholas Nencini RIP (Lucy)
Remembrance Sunday      10.30 am Pat and Alan Dooley RIP (Marie Sullivan)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 10.30am-11.30am, 7pm-8pm (following Masses).

ANNIVERSARIES: Mona Shaw, Harry Dunmall, Ralph Rahim, Joseph Henry Desmond, Simon Connolly and Bill Keefe.

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, St Charles Borromeo, Bishop. Thursday, St Willibrord, Bishop. Saturday, St Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church.

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 and Sr Angela.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £388.83, Loose £190.94. Total £579.77.
CAFOD Cake Sale £145.18.
This Week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.
Next week’s Second Collection is for the Archbishop’s Administration Fund.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Tony Frake.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Kathy. Sunday 8.30am Mary J. 10.30am Volunteer, Margaret, Volunteer, Mary H, Eileen W (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: Alvira. Flower Arranging: Sue and Mary K.

CAFOD has written with their thanks to all the parishioners who contributed to the Family Fast Day. Your contributions plus the Children’s Liturgy cake sale raised almost £1,000 for CAFOD – and this does not include all those who contribute directly to CAFOD. Many poorer people will benefit from this.

FANCY A HOLIDAY IN ITALY? Join the parish in Assisi for a week’s half board accommodation with excursions thrown in each day. By doing so you’ll be following in the footsteps of St Francis and St Clare. Costs include flights and an Italian-speaking guide throughout. Come with us in October 2019. Details are in the porch, or contact Carol Anderson on 07913 698012.

ANNUAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be held in St John Fisher Church on Saturday 10th November at 2pm. This will be a time for us to remember those close to us who have died. After the service refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall. We hope you will be able to join us.

DAY OF RECOLLECTION FOR READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS will be held at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Streatham SW16 on Saturday 17th November. Registration at 10.30am. Please bring a packed lunch. Mass will be at 3pm with Fr Saju Pinakattu OFM.Cap and Bishop Patrick Lynch. Please see details in porch. We can email our reply if you give your names in the porch if you are able to attend.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 7th November: Part 2 (including a Part 1 recap) of movie on just-canonized St Pope Paul VI, leader in the Church, as a Priest, Bishop, Cardinal and Pope through one of the most difficult periods in the Church’s history, from the Fascist regime and World War II to the terrorist attacks of the 1960s and 1970s. Bar open, subtitles. All welcome, admission free. Members of the International Association of Charities (AIC), who displayed their Vincentian work at recent film evenings, available for those interested in knowing more. 7pm for 7.30 pm start.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: Please note that we have a new email address with immediate effect: