Newsletter Sunday September 22nd, 2019


1st Reading: Amos 8:4-7 2nd Reading: I Timothy 2:1-8 Gospel Luke 16:1-13

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon recorded during the 10.30 Mass.

Lord of the Oppressed

Christ is the defender of all who are sacrificed to the god of money, who are manipulated for economic gain. He sacrificed himself as a ransom for them all.


Sat 21 Sep     10am Mary Connolly RIP (Connolly/Eida Family)
                         6pm Eusebio Vaz RIP (Mark Vaz)

Sun 22 Sep     8.30am John Underwood RIP (Mary Lee)
                         10.30am Olga Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)

Mon 23 Sep     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                         10am Margaret Guerrero RIP (Sarah Barnes)

Tues 24 Sep     7pm David Bignall RIP (Elizabeth & Chris & Family)
                         7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 25 Sep     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                         10am Ruth Smith RIP (Ray & Family)

Thu 26 Sep     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 27 Sep     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                         10am Our Homeless Friends (AIC Saturday Friends)

Sat 28 Sep     10am Sean Mahon RIP (Barbara Malony)
                         6pm Louise Delpaul (Lindsay Delpaul)

Sun 29 Sep     8.30am Alan Hyde RIP (Ann, Lucy & Matthew)
                         10.30am Lance Grainger RIP (Madeline & Family)

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

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric & Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sister Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Sister Ursula Hyland

Anniversaries: Robert Joseph Gilby, Eusebio Vaz, Danny Flanagan, Olga Bowman.

Feast Days: Monday St Pius of Pietrelcina Tuesday Our Lady of Walshingham Thursday Ss Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs Friday St Vincent de Paul

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 15 September 2009
1st Collection: Gift Aid. £518.50; Loose £235.70; Total. £754.20
2nd Collection (Home Missions). Gift Aid: £ 41.00; Loose. £180.19; Total. £221.19
Next week’s Second collection is for St Vincent de Paul

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 23/9)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Peter Harris Sun 8.30 Peter Wilkes Sun 10.30 Ryan Benarte. 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 Volunteer, Carole; Sun 8.30am Bridie, Mary J 10.30am Volunteer, Marlene, Volunteer, Paul, Margaret.   Washing of Purificators: Alvira.   Flower Arranging: Mary K and Doune

TOM BARRETT RIP Sadly Tom passed away on Thursday 12th September. Please remember Maureen and the family in your prayers.

CONFIRMATION: We invite candidates for Confirmation. This year’s programme will begin (if there are sufficient numbers) in October. Anyone currently in Year 8 or above is eligible to apply. Application forms are in the Church Porch. Deadline is Sunday 22nd September 2019.

DIOCESAN DAY FOR CATECHISTS: Saturday 28 September 2019 starting at 10.30am and concluding with Mass at 4.00pm. Catechists are invited to attend the annual Diocesan Day for Catechists of the diocese, including those involved in Children’s Liturgy of the Word and the RCIA process. The day consists of three sessions each offering four subject choices. A catered lunch is included. For further information, contact email or telephone 0208 672 7684.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE. Our next Gardening Day will be on Saturday 5 October, when we will be planting the memorial rose bushes . If you can spare a couple of hours, we hope you will join us. Weather permitting, we will meet outside the church after 10am Mass. Please bring your own gardening tools.

MEMORIAL ROSE If you would like a rose in our memorial garden, please contact the parish office or Carole Hughes on 07762 731303. The rose can be in memory of any or all of your loved ones (minimum donation of £25).

DIVINE MERCY DAY OF PRAYER Invoking the intercession of Our Lady of Walsingham. Westminster Cathedral Saturday 28th September 2019 9.30am to 4.30pm. For more details contact

APF RED BOXES / MISSIO Would anyone who has a red APF box or wishes to donate to the Missio put cash or a cheque payable to St John Fisher in an envelope. Please put your envelope marked APF and your name in the collection or hand in at the presbytery. Any problems contact Sue Mantle 01322 558915 or suejmantle@hotmail.coml

SEPTEMBER IS ST VINCENT de PAUL AWARENESS MONTH “Charity is the cement which binds communities to God and persons to one another” (quote from St Vincent). For info please see noticeboard in porch. If you would like to contact the SVP Group, please post a note to the Parish Office.

GOD WHO SPEAKS: ‘YEAR OF THE WORD’ Year 2020 has been dedicated as a year of focus on the bible ‘The Year of the Word’. There will be 6 sessions of Reflections at The Angelus Centre with Bro. Martin beginning Friday 4th October at 7.30pm. Please see noticeboard.