Newsletter Sunday May 3rd, 2020

4th Sunday of Easter

I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full

Readings: Acts 2:14, 36-41, Psalm 22 (23), 1st Peter 2:20-25, John 10: 1-10

SERVICES FOR WEEK 3 May – 10 May 2020

Sun 3 May    3rd SUNDAY of EASTER
Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time of day
    Sergia Balaqus RIP (Bernarte)

    8.30 a.m. Kay Slater RIP (Burkinshaw)

Mon 4 May 8.30 a.m. Liam, Anne, Marie & Fiona Higgins RIP (Sheehan)

Tues 5 May 8.30 a.m. Ivor John Burton-Bowen RIP (Wood)

Wed 6 May 8.30 a.m. Krystyna Witulska RIP (Connolly)

Thur 7 May 8.30 p.m. Fr Gerry Flood RIP (Bull)

Fri 8 May 8.30 p.m. Jo Bowden RIP (Hughes)

Sun 10 May 4th SUNDAY of EASTER
Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time of day
    Patrick Feeney RIP (Feeney)

    8.30 a.m. Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)

Holy Hour between 5.30 and 6.30 each evening.

Please pray for the souls of :
Mary Anderson Funeral 4th May
Rommel Bernarte Funeral 5th May
Paul Nancini Funeral 6th May

Please pray for those who are suffering from Corona virus and for those who care for them

Prayer of St. Alphonsus – (to be used when making spiritual communion)
My Jesus, I believe that You are prese – (to be used when making spiritual communion)
nt in this Most Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that. I may unite myself wholly to You now and forever. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Dear Parishioner,
If you haven’t found the parish mass, then on the website: go to the Sunday Mass button and click on there.

If you are a Parish Reader and would like to exercise your ministry, and you are in a position to be able to record the readings and send them to Peter Murphy, then please get in touch and we will produce a rota. You should email:

The parish office is open on a limited basis.
Please feel free to contact me by email or by the mobile number overleaf or by using the parish office letter box. If you want a mass to be offered for one of your intentions then use the normal process, writing the details on an envelope with the mass offering. There is availability for masses from next week.

If you are on my email list you will have received this newsletter in that way, and you also receive my mid-week “Ramblings”. If you would like to be on my list just email me at
God Bless Fr Doug

VOLUNTEERS FOR DELIVERY – Can you drop some planned giving envelopes through the letter boxes of parishioners living near you? If you are doing exercise walks and could take half a dozen boxes or envelopes please email Fr Doug and he will drop them off to your front door. Many thanks to those who have already delivered the bulk of this year’s envelopes.

LECTIO DIVINA Saturday 9th May 9.30 by Zoom:
In these times of self-isolation, some may miss the company of others in prayer. If you are interested in joining an experimental online 30 mins of prayer using the age old method of Lectio Divina – please email and I will send you details of how to join.

Cafod are running a virtual Children’s Liturgy on Sunday mornings from 10 – 10.15. Register online through the link below. There are also good resources which relate to the Sunday readings.

A PRAYER BUDDY MINISTRY is in the process of being set up by the Southwark Diocesan Head of Hospital Chaplains. We need parishioners that are prepared to be committed prayer buddies, holding a member of NHS staff and their intentions in prayer on a daily basis. Parishioners will receive the first name, job title and hospital location of an NHS Worker, whilst the NHS worker will receive your first name and parish name. No email addresses will be passed on at any point. If you would like to be involved email: with your name and parish name.

FINANCES – from the Diocesan and Parish finance teams.
We hope to arrange for volunteers to deliver the planned giving envelopes soon.
Direct Bank Payments to St John Fisher Church, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please ensure you put your name on the transaction code so that we can thank you later.

Our Diocese of Southwark: Lots of information and further links.
Bexley Council Helpline: 020 3045 5398. The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm.
Southwark Spirituality Commission reflections Click on this link and then sign up: for

Please print off this newsletter and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected. To make it easier there are two screen shots.

Missing your Sunday morning coffee in the hall? Why not join us!