Newsletter Sunday September 13th, 2020

24th Sunday (A)

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 27:30-28:7, Psalm 102, Romans 14:7-9, Matthew 18:21-35

SERVICES FOR WEEK 12th – 20th September 2020

Sat 12 Sep    18.00 Mick Birmingham RIP (Wood)

Sun 13 Sep    24rd Sunday
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)

Mon 14 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Holy Cross Michael & Samantha Roth’s Wedding (Morris)

Tues 15 Sep    Our Lady of Sorrows – Beatrice Walliser (Foundation)

Weds 16 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Cornelius & Cyprian John Fitzpatrick RIP (Fitzpatrick)

Thurs 17 Sep    Joe Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)

Fri 18 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Sean Walshe RIP (Henry)

Sat 19 Sep    11.00 Confessions
18.00 TG Our Lady & Ss Anthony & Joseph (Fogarty)

Sun 20 Sep    25th Sunday (A)
08.30 Tess Truman + Eileen Wheatley (Anderson)
10.30 Lance Grainger RIP (Grainger)
Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time
Danny Lyons (Lyons)

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.


Monday is the Feast of the Exaltation or Triumph of the Holy Cross. It reminds us that the glory of Easter was won by Jesus accepting and dealing with the pain and suffering of the Cross, not by avoiding it or escaping from it. It is right for us to avoid or escape unnecessary suffering but there are occasions when we have step up and face our problems head on and accept our pain and suffering. But most importantly, we can share those sufferings with Jesus on the cross. That is his loving offer to us. He joins with us in our human journey.
God Bless


• Those who attend must wear a facial covering. (Exemptions apply)
• Everyone will be guided to their seats by our stewards so please arrive early.
• There will be no toilet facilities available.
• Anyone who is unwell should not attend.
• You will be asked to give your name and a contact detail so that we can participate in the track-and-trace scheme that the government is running

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

STEWARDING –   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.

HALL  – 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

PARISH MASS BOOKS – 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.

THE SEASON OF CREATION – 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.