Newsletter Sunday May 26th, 2019


1st reading: Acts of the Apostles: 15: 1-2, 22-29.  2nd Reading: Book of the Apocalypse: 21: 10-14, 22-23.  Gospel: John: 14:23-29 Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.


The Holy Spirit is the radiant glory of God that enlightens the Church and guides it on its way through the world in all its decision.



Saturday 25 May            10.00 am        Holy Souls (Unknown Donor)
                                          6.00 pm       Mick & Elizabeth Minihane RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 26 May                 8.30 am       Deceased Members of the Fogarty Family (K Fogarty)
                                              10.30 am       Barry Austin (Mrs I Berry)

Monday 27 May                9.30 am      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                          10.00 am       Intentions of Pat & Percy Burke
                                                  (John & Eileen Stanton)

Tuesday 28 May                7.00 pm       Intentions of Prem Anthony (OLPG)
   Exposition and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 29 May            9.30 am       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                          10.00 am      Michael, Brendan & Bridie Houlihan RIP (E Sheehan)

Thursday 30 May           10.00 am      Intentions of David Latimer (Pat & Percy)
Ascension                         7.00 pm      Ed Jones RIP (Kathy Connelly)

Friday 31 May                    9.30 am      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                           10.00 am      William Dawson-Asaam RIP (Ben Asaam)

Saturday 1 June               10.00 am     Christine Hand RIP (Kathy Connelly)
                                           6.00 pm      Denis Burke RIP (Private Intention)

Sunday 2 June                     8.30 am     Intentions of Karen Griffin (Bridie Haylett)
                                           10.30 am      Brian McKie RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)

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

FEAST DAYS: Tuesday: 26thFeast Saint Philip Neri, Priest, 27thSt Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop, 30thThe Ascension of the Lord, Saint Luke Kirby.  31stThe Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1stJune Saint Justin, Martyr.

ANNIVERSARIES:  James Murphy, Maureen Dunmall, Mary Chan, Amy D’Rozario.

PRAY FOR THE SICK:  Christine White, Kevin Harper,  John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal,  Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, 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, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer, Deidre Collins.

ROTAS:  Readers:Thursday 30thMay: Morning/Evening Volunteers.  1stJune 6.00 pm Carol Anderson.  Sunday 2ndJune:  Ann Wilkes.  10.30 am Joseph Ebare.  Eucharistic Ministers:  Saturday 6pm:  Mary H and Volunteer.   Sunday 8.30am:  Bridie.  10.30am: Kathy, Margaret, Patricia, Molly, Paul (Host).   Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weekes.   Front of Church:Giovanna Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers.  PhotocopyingNewsletter: Emma Fox.   Washing of Purificators:  Barbara. Flower Arranging: Graziella & Lynn.

OFFERTORY 19/05/2019:
1stCollection:            Gift Aid£418.95,Loose£251.34, Total £670.29. 
 Retiring Collection for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group £100.82.
Next Week’s collection is for World Communications.

SPECIAL MINISTERS: Please collect your new Rota from the Sacristy this weekend.  Many thanks, Patricia and Kathy.

NEW ROTA FOR READERS:  Available for collection in the Sacristy.  With thanks and welcome to our new readers – Sheila Jones, Ann Rayer and Andy Watson.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN OLD BEXLEY PENTECOST PRAYER WALK, SATURDAY 8 TH JUNE 2019:  We are walking and visiting each of our nine Churches praying for the people, schools, communities, businesses of Old Bexley – meet old and new friends while enjoying a pleasant walk. Starting from St John Fisher at 09.30 am, join us from the start or from one of the other Churches en-route.  Stay for the whole walk or just one Church. Please bring a packed lunch and wear something red for Pentecost.  Kathy Fogarty 07963 454480 or

CHOIR PRACTICES:   Choir practices are held on Friday evenings from 7 – 8 pm in the church.  Any new members are very welcome to come.