Newsletter Sunday September 20th, 2020

25th Sunday (A)

Readings: Isaiah 55:6-9, Psalm 144, Philippians 1:20-24. 27, Matthew 20:1-16

SERVICES FOR WEEK 19th – 27th September 2020
Sat 19 Sep 18.00 TG Our Lady & Ss Anthony & Joseph (Fogarty)

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

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

                        Danny Lyons (Lyons)

Mon 21 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 St Matthew Eusebio Vaz (Vaz)

Tues 22 Sep    Olga Bowman RIP (Bowman)

Weds 23 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 St Pius [Padre Pio] Ruth Smith RIP (Smith)

Thurs 24 Sep OL Walsingham Bernie King (Fitzpatrick)

Fri 25 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Malcolm Ede RIP (Hollis)

Sat 26 Sep    11.00 Confessions
                        18.00 Ron & Sharon Anderson (Anderson)

Sun 27 Sep 26th Sunday (A)
                        08.30 Our Homeless Friends (AIC Saturday Friends)
                        10.30 Christiana Anim RIP (Asaam)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time
                        Tony Frake 90th (Choir)

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 making weekly offerings .
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher Church, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please ensure you put your name and if you normally use envelopes, your envelope number, as 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.

This weekend we celebrate with Louie Aletta, Rafel Batey, Victoria Hackett, Rhys Jones, Isabel Sendon Vicente, Jose Luis Sendon Vicente, and Charlie Smith who will begin receiving Holy Communion. Unfortunately with the current restrictions this will be taking place at two separate masses and so we cannot all be there with them at this sacred time. We nevertheless keep them and their families in our prayers. I offer a big thank you to our catechists who assisted the families in preparing their children for this very special occasion.
May I confirm that the new government advice on gatherings respects our right to gather for mass in the numbers previously agreed. There has been no change in that regard though we will have to give more thought to our aim to open the hall for coffee after Sunday mass!
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’

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.

Any users, whether they be parish groups or a private hirers will have to complete their own risk assessments and satisfy diocesan insurer’s conditions independently. The measure will include cleansing before and after use.

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.

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

FUNERAL OF Geoffrey Birch – Thursday 24thSeptember
Please advise Noel Mc Carthy if you are proposing to come to any, or all of the 3 parts listed below, as we are very limited by numbers
1) 12:00 United Reformed Church, Bexley
2) 13:15 Eltham Crematorium
3) Afterwards, a reception at St John Fisher Church Hall (which will be open from 12.30)

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.