Newsletter Sunday October 25th, 2020

30th Sunday (A)

Readings: Exodus; 22:20-26, Psalm 17, Thessalonians 1:5-10, Matthew 22:34-4

SERVICES FOR WEEK 24th October – 1 November 2020

Sat 24 Oct    18.00 Frederick Staveley RIP (Botterill)

Sun 25 Oct    30th Sunday 30A 08.30 Vincent & Mary Jeyaseelan (Frake)
                        10.30 Ben van Leeuwen (Bowman)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time

                        Paul Wemyss (Wemyss)

Mon 26 Oct    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Sister John Bowman (Bowman)

Tues 27 Oct    Sonny Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)

Weds 28 Oct    09.30 Ss Simon+Jude Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Les Truman RIP (Truman)

Thurs 29 Oct    Dennis Newton (Frake)

Fri 30 Oct    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Christa Frake RIP (Frake)

Sat 31 Oct    11.00 Confessions
                        18.00 Ivor John Burton-Bowen RIP (Wood)

Sun 1 Nov    ALL SAINTS 08.30 Fr Ernest Akorsou (Jones)
                        10.30 Dunning Family living & deceased (Wheatley)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time

                        Deceased Members & Benefactors (SVP)
N.B. At all Masses this weekend we remember our loved ones who have died.

FINANCES – from the Diocesan and Parish finance teams. Last week’s collection £1018 (including Standing Orders) Many thanks. . Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher Church, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763 Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code

Extra Collections: This week Harvest – For the Manna Centre
Next week Missio
Nov 7/8 Priest Training Fund
Nov 14/15 Apostleship of the Sea
Nov 21/22 Catholic Education Service, Catholic Youth Service
Nov 28/29 Holy Places Dec 5/6 Bexley Deanery World Development Projects
Dec 12/13 Peter Pence

LINKS AND CONTACTS. 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 I mentioned last week, during the month of November, we will remember and honour those who have died in war and peace. Next weekend at our masses we will pray by name and light a candle for each of those who have died during the past year and we will recall all our loved ones who have died, as we light a large candle for them too. There will be blessings of graves at local cemeteries according to the list below.

On Wednesday the 4th, our mass will be offered for the deceased clergy of our parish and deanery. Sunday the 8th is Remembrance Sunday, when we will pray for all those who died in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

God Bless

MASS IN ST. JOHN FISHER – OPEN FOR ALL! Those who attend must wear a facial covering (Exemptions apply) and either use the QR code or give contact details so that we can participate in the government’s track-and-trace scheme.

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

Sidcup Cemetery at 2.30,pm on Sunday 1st November
St. Paulinus Cemetery (Crayford) at 12 noon on Sunday 8th November
Hillview Cemetery at 1.30pm on Sunday 8th November
Bexleyheath Cemetery at 2.30pm on Sunday 8th November
Kemnal Park Cemetery at 2pm on Sunday 15th November
Brook St. Erith TBA

STEWARDING We are very grateful to the stewards who have volunteered to staff the church during these times. Please ring John Rayer (01322 523499) if you are available for any of the Sunday masses.

THE MANNA CENTRE If you wish to make a donation directly then please visit the website:

BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE This course is available for free, for 7 Wednesdays at 7 p.m. from November 4th. “The Bible can be quite intimidating, due to its size and complexity. In the course you will see how the many characters and events in Scripture are related to each other in one unified narrative, from Adam & Eve to Jesus Christ. You will grasp the Big Picture of the Bible from start to finish.” To register, simply go to

PARISH MASS BOOKS You may wish to follow the mass using the internet. See: or download: Catholic Calendar by Universalis Publishing, from your app store.

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS The weekly Catholic newspapers can be obtained directly (postage free) by subscription: Universe: 0161 820 5722 http://www.thecatholic Herald: 0207 448 3607 www

READERS: Please note that I have taken over the Readers’ Rota from Kathy Fogarty, to whom we owe a great vote of thanks for her sterling work over the last few years. A new rota from October 31st is now available in the sacristy for collection. Please also note that readers have resumed leading the bidding prayers at Sunday Mass. Should anyone else like to become a reader please contact Carol Anderson on 07913 698912 or Many thanks, Carol

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.