Newsletter Sunday March 24th, 2019


First Reading: Exodus 3: 1-8, 13-15; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10: 1-6, 10-12; Gospel: Luke 13: 1-9

Today’s Theme: The Lord of Compassion and Love
We celebrate today the Lord who resolves to free us from our slavery to sin,
if only we will listen to his serious warnings to us to repent.

Please note the new time for weekday mass is 10am

Saturday 23rd March    10.00 am Intentions of Terry Orford 
                                        (Angela and Children’s Liturgy Group).     
                                         6.00 pm Flor Valdez RIP (Venus Bernarte)

Sunday 24th March    8.30 am Ed Jones RIP (AIC Saturday Friends)
                                     10.30 am Mr Pat Knowles (Lorraine and Jason Pryce)

Monday 25th March    No Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament or 10am Mass
                                      11.30 am Funeral Mass for Ed Jones

Tuesday 26th March    7.00 pm Michael Frake RIP (Tony)
      Followed by Exposition and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 27th March    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                10.00 am Lawrence Keefe RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)

Thursday 28th March    9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 29th March    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                      10.00 am Delia Willis RIP (Peter and Ann Wilkes)
                                      7.00 pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday 30th March    10.00 am Ed Jones RIP (Marlene Burt)
                                            6.00 pm Frogley Family and Friends (Margaret)

Sunday 31st March    8.30 am Ed Jones RIP (Ann, Lucy and Matthew Hyde)
                                      10.30 am Intentions of Maureen Fitzpatrick (Anne Fitzpatrick)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 10.30am (following Mass) and Saturday 5.30pm (before Mass).

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr Joe Colman, Rex Wheatley, Anne Dowling, Leslies Laklia, Barbara Simmons, Jean Nowak and Doreen Corcoran.

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, St Oscar Romero. Monday, The Annunciation of the Lord; St Margaret Clitherow, Martyr.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, 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, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sr Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Mary Hamilton, Paddy Medhurst, Peter Hogg and Christine Brown.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £459.80, Loose £267.51, Total £727.31.
Second Collection for CAFOD, Gift Aid £21.00, Loose £1316.29, Total £1337.29.
This week’s Second Collection is for St Vincent de Paul (SVP).

CAFOD: On behalf of CAFOD I thank all parishioners for their prayers and contributions for the Family Fast Day. The collection came to a magnificent £1337.29 – and that is without adding on the gift aid rebate and the standing orders by a number of parishioners. These monies will really help those in need. John Rayer

GIFT AID BOXES: Please collect your new Gift Aid boxes for next year. Thank you!

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Tony Frake. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Peter W. Sunday 8.30am Patricia. 10.30am Volunteer, Marlene, Volunteer, Mary H, Margaret (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Kathy.

QUIZ NIGHT: Saturday 6th April 2019, St John Fisher Parish Hall, Thanet Road, Bexley Village. Doors open 7pm. Quiz starts at 8pm prompt. Licensed bar. Speed raffle. Tickets on sale after each Mass at weekends. Please book early. Cliff Thomas 07769 668644. Only £6 per ticket. Six players per table. Bring your own snacks.

CHOOSING LIFE, A Retreat for those seeking a new direction in their lives: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at Wychcroft House, Bletchingley, Redhill, Surrey RH1 4NE. Led by Christopher Chapman. £150 per person. Includes all meals and drinks. To book contact: wychcroft@southwark. 01883 743041

BST: Don’t forget out clocks go forward one hour at 1am on Sunday 31st March.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE, 23rd-30th August 2019: If you are interested in coming on the Catholic Association Pilgrimage as an Assisted Pilgrim (requiring assistance with mobility or care, including medical) or even volunteering as a helper, please see Tim Bowman or visit website:
Financial Assistance available. Deadline for applications 30th June.

FILM EVENING FINALE: Wednesday 27th March, by popular request a re-showing of an entertaining movie about pilgrims walking the Camino de Compostela (Way of St James) – their encounters, struggles, and how they learn to love strangers and share each other’s hurts. Bar open, charity stall. All welcome, admission free, 7pm for 7.30pm start.