Newsletter Sunday September 27th, 2020

26th Sunday (A)

Readings: Ezekiel; 18:25-28, Psalm 24, Philippians 2:1-11, Matthew 21:28-32

SERVICES FOR WEEK 26th September – 4th 26tober 2020

Sat 26 Sep    18.00 Ron & Sharon Anderson (Anderson)
Sun 27 Sep    25th Sunday
                        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)
Mon 28 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 St Wenseslaus    Tony Frake (Hughes)
Tues 29 Sep    Archangels    Mary Connolly RIP (Eida/Connolly)
Weds 30 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 St Jerome    Drane Keshteja (Kennedy)
Thurs 1 Oct St Therese Sheehan & Harrington Families (Sheehan)
Fri 2 Oct    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Guardian Angels    Daphne Tucker RIP (Latimer)
Sat 3 Oct    11.00 Confessions
                        18.00 Denis Buckley RIP (Fitzpatrick)
Sun 4 Oct    27th Sunday (A)
                        08.30 John Wilkes RIP (Jones)
                        10.30 Rex Wheatley RIP (Wheatley)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time
                        In Honour of St. Francis (AIC Climate group)

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.

As we move beyond September we begin to anticipate a long autumn ahead with colder weather to come. We are seeking clarification on the interpretation of many of the rules we have been asked to apply and where appropriate, a reinterpretation so that we can worship and celebrate in reasonable comfort. The parish council is meeting on Monday and we will be looking at what we can do to make life better in the parish. If you have any ideas, do get in touch. A top priority will be to get our hall open again so that we can meet socially within the rules, conduct catechetical programmes and if possible generate some income.

God Bless

• Those who attend must wear a facial covering. (Exemptions apply)
• We are required to keep windows open for ventilation so as the weather gets cooler don’t forget to bring warm clothing.
• 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

Four of the AIC Saturday Friends Group have been walking during September to raise money for The Passage’s “Together We Move” campaign. They have raised more than £2000 with more donations still to come. Well done.

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.