Newsletter Sunday November 24th, 2019


We celebrate Christ our anointed King who overcame suffering and death and so brought us out of darkness into his kingdom of light.

1st Reading: Samuel: 5:1-3 2nd Reading: Colossians 1:11-30, Gospel: Luke: 23:35-43


Sat 23 Nov.    10am Eucharistic Service
                         6pm John & Joy Hubbard RIP (Eilenn Sheehan)

Sun 24 Nov.    8.30am Larry Fernandes RIP (Alesx & Dahlia Fernandes)
                         10.30am Mrs. O’Callaghan RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)

Mon 25 Nov.    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                         10am Intentions of Dorothy Speed (Chior)

Tues 26 Nov.   7pm Eucharistic Service
                         7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 27 Nov.    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                         10 am Violet & Liam Gray RIP (Friends)

Thu 28 Nov.    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 29 Nov.    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                         10am Eileen Murphy RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sat 30 Nov.    9am Holy Souls (Please note new Mass time Sat. mornings)
                         6pm Fiona, Margaret, Frances, Dan & Daniel Harrington RIP
                         (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 1 Dec.    8.30am Mary Arden RIP (Sheila Jones)
                         10.30am Living & Deceased Dunning & Wheatley families
                         (Eileen Wheatley)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9.30 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, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Bridie Cripps, Ray Blackman.

Anniversaries: Grace Rose Ferrara, Mary Mulraney, Maria Angerer, Grey Wemyss, Fr Ernest Akorsou, Violet Gray, Maria Williamson.

Feast Days: Monday St. Catherine of Alexandria, Vir.& Martyr, Saturday: St. Andrew, Apostle (Patron of Scotland).

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 17th Nov. Gift Aid £378.00, Loose £252.63 Total £630.63. Retiring Collection (Deanery) Total £103.25. This week’s second collection.: Catholic Youth Work.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 25/11)
Readers: Sat 6.00 pm Andy Watson, Sun 8.30 Bridie Haylett, Sun 10.30 Ryan Benarte.   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 Kathy, Volunteer; Sun 8.30am Volunteer, Mary J; 10.30 am Volunteer, Margaret, Peter H, Mary H, Kate U.   Washing of Purificators: Norma.   Flower Arranging: Sue

SVP HAMPERS – If anyone knows of someone locally who would benefit, please post a note marked “SVP Hampers” through the Presbytery door.

AYLESFORD RETREAT 2020 The annual Aylesford Retreat list for 2020 (15-17 May) is now in the porch. To reserve a place please pay £10 deposit. Thank you. John Stanton.

ST. JOHN FISHER NEW YEAR FAMILY DISCO 31 December 8 pm to 1 am. Tickets are now available. Tickets are £12 per adult and £2 per child. Licensed bar but bring your own nibbles. Please contact Noel McCarthy with your ticket requirements on 07813 890556/020 8301 2479 or email

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL – OCT 2020: – 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for £266 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info. And book the dates that suit you. Tel: 020 3239 8662 or email

CAFOD HARVEST CAKE SALE – Thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent Harvest Cake Sale. £107.41 was raised and this money will help CAFOD continue to provide vital emergency relief and development work in the world’s poorest communities. Angela Underwood, The Children’s Liturgy Group.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020 – Application forms are now available for the First Holy Communion Programme 2020 for children in year 3 or above who attend mass regularly at St. John Fisher Bexley. These are available at the back of the Church (porch) or see Angela Underwood (Children’s Liturgy coordinator). If you are a new parishioner and/or do not attend mass at this parish but wish your child to join the programme please speak to Father Doug. Closing date for returned completed application forms is 22nd December 2019.The programme commences in January 2020. The First Holy Communion Service will be held in June 2020. Full details of the programme, a list of all relevant dates, parents meetings etc. to follow soon.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP – Thank you for your kind donation of £103.25 on Sunday 17 November. We have contributed to our first project by giving £1,000 to Father Doug to take with him to Ghana. Further info. from our Parish Representative Maria Ward 01322 555553/07802 023571.