Newsletter Sunday June 2nd, 2019


The Spirit and The Bride
The Church is wedded to Christ in the love of the Spirit and looks forward to the final fulfilment of that love in the glory of heaven.

1st Reading: Acts 7:55-60 2nd Reading: Apoc 22:12-14 16-17, 20 Gospel John 17:20-26


Sat 1 Jun     10am Christine Hand RIP (Kathy Connolly)
                     6pm Denis Burke RIP (Private Intention)

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

Mon 3 Jun     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10am Intentions of Molly Doherty (P&P)

Tues 4 Jun     7pm Intentions of Margaret Kyne (OLPG)
       7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 5 Jun     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10am John Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)

Thu 6 Jun     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 7 Jun     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10am Intentions of Michael & Josephine McGowan (P&P)

Sat 8 Jun     10am Intentions of Kathy Connolly (John & Eileen)
                     6pm Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)

Sun 9 Jun     8.30am Intentions of Sue & Peter Murphy (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
Pentecost     10.30am Brian McKie RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)
                       also First Holy Communion Mass

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

Prayers 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 & 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.

Anniversaries: William Scott Moffat, Jack Smeaton, Ken George, Colette Mansell, Bridget Green.

Feast Days: Monday 3rd Ss Charles Lwanga and Companions Martyrs, Wed 5th St Boniface, Bishop, Martyr Thurs 6th St Norbert, Bishop Sunday 9th June – Pentecost

First Collection. Gift Aid:   £507.32.  Loose:   £201.06.  TOTAL:   £708.38
This week’s second collection is for World Communications Day
Next week’s second collection is for Catholic Trust for England and Wales.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 3/6)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Peter Harris Sun 8.30 Larissa/Rob Sun 10.30 John Rayer.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Sheila Botterill.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Kathy Volunteer; Sun 8.30am Volunteer, Mary J; 10.30am Carole, Mary H, Patricia, Kathy, Dorothy.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia.   Flower Arranging: (First Communion) Sue and Mary K

Our parish First Holy Communion Service will take place on Sunday 9th June at 10.30am.
This year we have seven candidates. They are:
Chloe Frost, Noah Grecula, Olivia Ireland, Elisa Meade, Harry Preece, Harini Surasingha and Emma Whiffen.
The communicants have been working very hard since January in preparation to receive the Blessed sacrament for the first time. They are very special children.   Please remember them in your prayers.

ST JOHN FISHER DAY – SUNDAY 7 JULY 12-4PM Remember to keep this date in your diary; tickets will be available soon. The various activities are starting to appear on the list in the porch along with volunteer names. We are looking for small teams to organize each activity, including those for children; to decide what to do, to provide and resource what you need and to organize on the day.
Do keep the events team – Noel McCarthy, Ann Hyde, Kate Ugo, Terri Ellis, Carol Anderson – updated or via Anne Rayer – call or text 07855 785331 or email

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP Thank you for your generous donation of £100.32 on Sunday 19 May. Please contact our Parish Representative Maria Ward on 01322 555553/07802 623571 if you have any queries regarding the group.

SECOND CHANCE! SATURDAY JUNE 8TH   Yes this is another chance to join us as we complete our efforts to tidy up the gardens in front of the church and hall. No gardening experience necessary but please bring tools if possible especially buckets and spades.

CHOIR PRACTICES are held on Friday evenings from 7.00 – 8.00 pm in the church. Any potential new members are very welcome to come.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN OLD BEXLEY PENTECOST PRAYER WALK, Saturday 8 June 2019. We are walking and visiting each of our nine Churches praying for the people, schools, communities and businesses of Old Bexley – meet old and new friends while enjoying a pleasant walk. Starting from St John Fisher at 9.30am 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