Newsletter Sunday September 5th, 2020

23rd Sunday (A)

Readings: Ezekiel 33:7-9, Psalm 94, Romans 13:8-10, Matthew 18:15-20

SERVICES FOR WEEK 5th – 13th September 2020

Sat 5 Sep    18.00 Fr Francis Hartley RIP (Howie)

Sun 6 Sep    23rd Sunday
                        08.30 John Wilkes RIP (Wilkes)
                        10.30 Fr Doug (Anderson)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time

                        AIC Intentions

Mon 7 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Fiona Boome RIP (Howie)

Tues 8 Sep    John & Joy Hubbard (Sheehan)

Weds 9 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Norma Shine RIP (Wheatley)

Thurs 10 Sep    Thanksgiving Paul Wemyss (Wemyss)

Fri 11 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Anne Turp RIP (Turp)

Sat 12 Sep    11.00 Confessions
                        18.00 Mick Birmingham RIP (Wood)

Sun 13 Sep    24th Sunday (A)
                        08.30 Peter Wilkes 80th (Ann & family)
                        10.30 Geoff Hinton RIP (Wheatley)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time
                        Denis Burke RIP (private int)

Prayer of St. Alphonsus – 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.
Many thanks to all who are delivering weekly offerings .
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS 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.


Sunday mass is the focus of our community and the expression of our communion. It is great that so many have been able to return to Sunday mass attendance though I know that many cannot do so for various reasons. We must be patient and not give up praying for an end to the pandemic.
God Bless

• Those who attend must bring a facial covering.
• Everyone will be guided to their seats by our stewards so please arrive early.
• There will be no toilet facilities available.
• The reception of Holy Communion is carefully regulated at a distance and only in the hand.
• Anyone who is unwell or who is shielding should not attend.
• If you attend you will be asked to give your name with a contact detail so that we can participate in the track-and-trace scheme that the government is running

You are still able, of course to stay at home and participate spiritually in the mass via the website.

SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE then click on ‘Sunday Mass’

We are very grateful indeed to the stewards who have volunteered to staff the church during these times. One will be in the porch to give instructions and others will be in the church to supervise and to usher. They will also help cleanse the church after Sunday masses.
Please ring John Rayer (01322 523499) if you are available for any of the Sunday masses.

Our hall is not yet open though we hope to complete the necessary paperwork and apply the necessary procedures soon. Any user group though, even for a private function will have to complete their own risk assessments and satisfy diocesan insurer’s conditions independently.

APF – Red Box Holders
If you require the Mission magazine to be sent to you then please email Sue Mantle on suejimantle@hotmail .com

As we are not allowed to use our mass books, those of you with smart phones may wish to follow the mass using the internet. See:
If you don’t have data, you could download before you leave home.
In the long term you might like to download the app to your phone anyway. A free trial version is available called Catholic Calendar by Universalis Publishing, from your app store.

We currently have available 2 part-time admin vacancies at the Cathedral. For more information please contact Closing date for applications is 1st September 2020.

runs from 1 September (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) to 4 October (the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) each year. This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation, our world. Let us join together in prayer during this time to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation (CAFOD).
The link below offers useful prayer resources

Please print off this newsletter using the screenshots below and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.