Newsletter Sunday June 9th, 2019


Today we celebrate the great day of Pentecost when Christ filled the Church with the power of his Spirit and sent it out into the world to bring his peace, joy and forgiveness to all mankind.

1st Reading: Acts 2: 1-11, 2nd Reading: Corinthians 12: 3-7, 12-13, Gospel: John: 20: 19-23

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon at the First Communion Mass

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

Sun 9 Jun     8.30 am Intentions of Sue & Peter Murphy (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
Pentecost   10.30am Rufina Roque RIP (Venus Bernarte)
                     Also First Holy Communion Mass

Mon 10 Jun     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00am Intentions of June Robson (P&P)

Tues 11 Jun     7 pm Intentions of Kathleen Gilmartin (P&P)
                        7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 12 Jun      9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00am Anne, Liam, Marie & Fiona Higgins RIP
                        (Eileen Sheehan)

Thur 13 Jun     9 am Eucharistic Service

Fri 14 Jun    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00am Michael Ward RIP (P&P)

Sat 15 Jun     10am Eucharistic Service
                        6pm Kit & Hugh O’Reilly RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sun 16 Jun     8.30am Private Intention
Trinity            10.30 am Angela Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Reconciliation Times: 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: Dennis Tapp, Vic Marsh, Richard Greenwood, Ron Scott, Pat Dooley, Ella O’Connor, John Ellis, John Bowman, Dr Elias Coutinho, Frank & Ellen Terry, Angela Gilby.

FEAST DAYS: Monday 10th Mary Mother of the Church, Tuesday, 11th St. Barnabas Apostle, Thurs, 13th Our Lord Jesus Christ Eternal High Priest, Sunday, 16th The Most Holy Trinity.

OFFERTORY: Week Ending 2/6/2019 Gift Aid £459.30, Loose £207.53, Total £666.83 Second Collection: Gift Aid £24.10, Loose £154.42, Total £178.52. Next week’s Second Collection is for Catholic Trust for England and Wales.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Andy Watson. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Ryan Benarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Peter H, Peter W. Sunday 8.30am Volunteer, Ann Hyde 10.30am Volunteer, Eileen, Patricia, Dorothy, Molly (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr. V Jeyaseelan, Front of Church:. Paul Rowland, Typing Newsletter: Molly Robins, Photocopying Newsletter: Molly Hobson. Washing of Purificators: Norma. Flower Arranging: Doune & Mary J.

OLD BEXLEY SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL – 16 June to 7 July. Presented by Churches Together in Old Bexley, we are proud to offer 11 concerts of Choral Evensong, traditional and contemporary folk songs, Musicals, Disney classics, Jazz and Big Band sound. All events are free of charge with donations taken on the evening to cover costs. St. John Fisher is hosting the great fun Bexley Ukulele Group – the only group booked to come back every year. Our concert is on Friday 21st June at 8.00 pm in our Hall. Help with refreshments on the evening would be much appreciated. Poster in porch or find us on Facebook/OldBexleyMusicFestival. Invite your friends and family. Kathy Fogarty, Parish Christian Unity Contact, 07963 454480.

ST. JOHN FISHER DAYSUNDAY 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 organise each activity: to decide what to do, to provide and resource what you need and organise on the day. RAFFLE PRIZES REQUIRED – place them in marked box in porch. Thank you.
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

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.