Newsletter Sunday October 4th, 2020

27th Sunday (A)

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

SERVICES FOR WEEK 4th – 11th October 2020

Sat 3 Oct    18.00 Denis Buckley RIP (Fitzpatrick)

Sun 4 Oct    27th Sunday
                     08.30 John Wilkes RIP (Jones)
                     10.30 Rex Wheatley RI (Wheatley)
                     Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time

                     In Honour of St Francis (AIC Climate Group)

Mon 5 Oct    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10.00 Kathleen Bowman (Bowman)

Tues 6 Oct    Houlihan & Moynihan families RIP (Sheehan)

Weds 7 Oct    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10.00 OL Rosary Tony Frake (OLPG)

Thurs 8 Oct    Fr James Dudley RIP (Sheehan)

Fri 9 Oct    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10.00 John Newman John & Eileen Stanton (Anderson)

Sat 10 Oct    11.00 Confessions
                     18.00 Anne,Liam,Fiona&Marie Higgins RIP (Sheehan)

Sun 11 Oct    28th Sunday (A)
                     08.30 Paddy & Ben Medhurst RIP (Frake)
                     10.30 Fabian & Florencia Deffinado RIP (Bernarte)
                     Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time
                     Denis Buckley RIP (Latimer)

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 the virus strikes hard for a second time, let us be mindful of all that we can do to keep ourselves and each other safe. Let us also keep in prayer the brave medical staff who face danger in caring for those who have contracted the virus. They deserve our undying gratitude.
In our own church we are taking steps to adjust to the latest advice and also face the onset of colder weather during which we will have the church heating on. The church will be ‘vented’ between masses and for good measure, the door handles have received a special treatment to prevent the virus adhering to them. There can now be limited use of the toilets.
                     God Bless
• Those who attend must wear a facial covering. (Exemptions apply)
• 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 OR use the QR Code

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 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.

Ends this weekend (the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi). This season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation. We join in prayer to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation

This year Stella Maris is celebrating 100 years of support to seafarers, fishers, and their families. To mark the beginning of our centenary year we are holding a live-streamed Mass. We would be delighted if you could join us online to share in this very special celebration on:
Sunday, October 4th at 3pm Go to We hope you can join us. With every blessing, All at Stella Maris

CAFOD Family Fast Day Weekend of 10/11 October
Next weekend is CAFOD’s Family Fast Day collection to help people facing the worst of the coronavirus crisis. We have all felt the impact of this terrible disease and we can help and pray for those less fortunate. Donations can be made:
Using the CAFOD envelopes available to collect this weekend and next weekend, or
Online at, or
Text CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message. Use multiple times for larger donations. John Rayer, Parish CAFOD Rep

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.