Newsletter Sunday October 13th, 2019


First Reading: Kings 5: 14-17. Second Reading: St Paul to Timothy 2: 8-13.
Gospel: Luke 17:11-19.

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: Thanksgiving

Today we come to give thanks to God and to offer sacrifice to him for having made known to us his salvation and cleansed us from our sins.

Saturday 12th Oct    10.00am Frances & Andrew Cullen (Barbara Malony)
                                      6.00pm Girish Prabu RIP (Violet & Adrian Prabu)

Sunday 13th Oct    8.30am Annie McCartney (Ann Traynor)
                                  10.30am Brian Morrish RIP (Brenda & Tony Moffat)

Monday 14th Oct    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                  10.00am David & Pat Latimer: 58th Wedding Anni. (Family)

Tuesday 15th Oct    7.00pm Intentions of Margaret Kyne & Fam. (Bridie Haylett)
                                  7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 16th Oct    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                       10.00am Patrick, Donal, Gary & Phillis Sheehan RIP (Sheehans)

Thursday 17th Oct    9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 18th Oct    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                  10.00am Elvira Vaz RIP (Mark Vaz)

Saturday 19th Oct    10.00am Jim O’Brien RIP (John & Eileen Stanton)
                                      6.00pm Dan, Frances, Fiona, Daniel & Margaret (Sheehan Fam.)

Sunday 20th Oct    8.30am Parishioners
                                  10.30am Intentions of Tony & Dorothy Speed (Tony Frake)

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

Anniversaries: Stan Spicer, Ivor John Burton-Bowen. Clive D’Silva, Nicholas Nencini.

FEAST DAYS: Friday: St Luke, Evangelist.

PRAY 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 and Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sr 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, Bridie Cripps.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 06/10/2019: Gift Aid: £450.75, Loose: £244.05. Total: £694.80.
2nd Collection (Cafod): Gift Aid: 527.10, Loose: £319.66, Total: 846.66.
This week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.
Next week’s 2nd collection is for Missio.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm: Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett. 10.30am Tony Franke. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm: Mary H, Peter W. Sunday 8.30am Bridie, Mary J. 10.30am: Volunteer, Eileen, Volunteer, Molly, Paul (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Norma. Flower Arranging: Sue and Mary K.

YOUR WORD IS LIFE: Southwark Spirituality Commission offers a day to explore prayer using the bible, in this Year of the Word. The day is open to all and will include inputs and workshops. Beginning at 10.30am on Saturday November 9th, here at St John Fisher Church. It concludes by 3.30pm – bring a packed lunch. Places are limited – PLEASE book on line at (where more details are available or by calling on 01322 524813.)

CANONISATION OF JOHN HENRY NEWMAN: There is a pamphlet at the back of the church on the canonisation of John Henry Newman, on 13th October – a gift from the Catenians.

DAY OF RECOLLECTION FOR SPECIAL MINISTERS & READERS: Will be held at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Streatham, on Saturday 16th November 2019. Please see details in porch and sign the list if you are able to attend.

PRAYER FOR PRISONS WEEK 13TH-19TH OCTOBER: Lord, you offer freedom to all people. We pray for those in prison. Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist. Support with your love prisoners and their families and friends, prison staff and all who care. Heal those who have been wounded by the actions of others, especially the victims of crime. Help us to forgive one another, to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly together with Christ in his strength and in his Spirit, now and every day. Amen.