Newsletter Sunday October 27th, 2019


The Lord, the Righteous Judge.

 The Lord is our Judge. The one thing we know for certain about his judgement is that it favours the humble, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

1st Reading: Ecclesiasticus: 35:12-14. 16-19 2nd Reading: Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18                Gospel: Luke: 18:9-14

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.


Sat 26 Oct.    10am Sister John Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)
                        6pm Les Truman RIP (Morris Family)

Sun 27 Oct.    8.30am Parishioners
                        10.30am Intensions of Fr. Paul Rout (Aylesford Pilgrims)

Mon 28 Oct.    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10am Lisa Wolski (Carmel and Family)

Tues 29 Oct.    7pm Kathy Connolly (Tony Frake)
                        7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 30 Oct.    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10 am Christa Frake RIP (Tony Frake)

Thu 31 Oct.    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 1 Nov.    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
All Saints    10am Tom Barrett RIP & Family (Mary Kevan & Family)
Holy Day    7.30pm Intentions of Alex & Sheila (Kathy Connolly)

Sat 2nd Nov.    10am Holy Souls
                        6pm Dannie, Jim, Thomas & John Harrington RIP
                                                 (Eileen Sheehan &Fam.)

Sun 3rd Nov.    8.30am Parishioners
                        10.30am Intentions of Fr. Paul Rout (Aylesford Pilgrims)

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

Anniversaries: Reg Huntington, Christa Frake, Kay Todd

Feast Days: Monday Saints Simon & Jude, Apostles, Friday All Saints – Holyday of Obligation, Saturday All Souls.

John Henry Evans RIP (father of Scot) died last Wednesday in Australia. Please remember him and all his family in your prayers.

1st Collection: Gift Aid £522.60, Loose £233.09  Total £755.69.
Second Collection (Misso) Gift Aid £23.00, Loose £246.76 Total £287.76
This week’s retiring collection is for Friends of Ahoto, Ghana. The Padre Pio Rehabilitation Centre – Fr. Doug helps run a charity that supports this project in Ghana, The Charity is called “DMJ – Friends of Ahoto”. Father Doug will be going out there for a few weeks in November and the Retiring Collection is to enable anyone who wants to support the work to make a financial contribution. Fr. Doug hopes to do a presentation of the work after he returns.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 28/10)
Readers: Sat 6.00 pm Andy Watson Sun 8.30 Sheila Jones Sun 10.30 Anne Rayer.   Copying of News Letter Mollie Hobson, Newsletter typist Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30 am Mass Mr. V. Jeyaseelan. Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowland.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Edna, Rob Sun 8.30am Bridie, Ann Hyde 10.30 am Kathy, Margaret, Peter h, Mary H, Eileen W.   Washing of Purificators: Molly.   Flower Arranging: Theresa & Doune

Special Ministers Please collect your new rota from the Sacristy this weekend. Many thanks.      Patricia and Kathy.

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.

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO HAVE DIED  – At John Fisher we will always remember those who have died but especially on the weekend masses of 2nd/3rd November – we will be praying for all those who have died in the past year by name, and we will be lighting a candle for them on the sanctuary..

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 10.30 am on Saturday, 9th November at St. John Fisher Church, Thanet Road, Bexley, DA5 1AP, it concludes by 3.30 pm – bring a packed lunch. Places are limited – PLEASE book online at (where more details are available) or by calling Bexley parish on 01322 524813.