Newsletter Sunday May 10th, 2020

5th Sunday of Easter

Trust in God still and trust in me

Readings: Acts 6:1-7, Psalm 33, 1st Peter 2:4-9, John 14: 1-12

SERVICES FOR WEEK 10 May – 17 May 2020

Sun 10 May 5th SUNDAY of EASTER

5th 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)

Mon 11 May      8.30 a.m. Helen Morris (Morris)
Tues 12 May      8.30 a.m. Ann Francis Burton-Bowen RIP (Wood)
Wed 13 May      8.30 a.m. Elizabeth & Mick Minihan RIP (Sheehan)
Thur 14 May      8.30 p.m. St Matthias Rommel Bernarte RIP (Connolly)
Fri 15 May      8.30 p.m. Christine White RIP (Connolly)

Sun 17 May      6th SUNDAY of EASTER
     Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time of day
     Dec Relatives & Friends of Lyons Family (Lyons)
     8.30 a.m. Serse Cima RIP (foundation)

Holy Hour between 5.30 and 6.30 each evening.

Please pray for the souls of :
May Feeney Funeral 27th May 10.00
Christine White Funeral 4th June 10.00

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 present 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.

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

Dear Parishioner,

If you haven’t found the parish mass, then on the website: go to the Sunday Mass button and click on there.
Also on the website is the ‘photo’ of many of us enjoying coffee after Sunday Mass. It is virtually (!) real. If you want to join us, send your selfie to Peter at

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

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Pope Francis has asked us to join him and members of all Faiths next THURSDAY 14th May, in a day of prayer, fasting and works of mercy for an end to the effects of the virus. More details on the diocesan website’

JOHN STANTON wishes everyone well and confirms his Aylesford retreat is cancelled. Next year’s will be on 21st – 23rd May. Fr Paul keeps this group in his prayer.

VOLUNTEERS FOR DELIVERY – Many thanks to those who helped deliver the boxes of envelopes for the planned giving scheme. Many more volunteered than were actually required so thank you all very much.

LECTIO DIVINA Saturday 16th 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 online 30 mins of prayer using the age old method of Lectio Divina – please email and she 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 has been set up by the Southwark 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.

Please print off the screen shots of 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.