Sunday March 18th, 2021
3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER
Readings: Acts; 3:13-15. 17-19 Psalm 4, 1 John 2:1-5, Luke 24:35-48
SERVICES FOR WEEK 17th – 25th April 2021
Sat 17 Apr 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Sarah Ward RIP (Ward Family)
Sun 18 Apr 3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER
08.30 Krystyna Witulska RIP (Jeyaseelan/Connolly)
10.30 Jamie Roth RIP (Morris)
Web – available anytime:
For the Parish
Mon 19 Apr PKM
Tues 20 Apr 09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Margaret McQuaid RIP (McQuaid Family)
Weds 21 Apr 09.30 St Anselm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tess Truman (Truman Family)
Fri 23 Apr 09.30 St George Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Danny Lyons RIP + Kay (Frake)
Sat 24 Apr 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Chris White RIP (Connolly)
Sun 25 Apr 4th SUNDAY OF EASTER
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Sarah Ward RIP (Hughes)
Web – available anytime Tony Speed RIP (Keefe)
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher – Bexley, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code
Thank you all so much for your Easter Offering which is your personal gift me.
This week there is a special collection to help pay for our flower displays at Easter
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A little more from the Friends of the Holy Land Poem:
Then it happens.
From nowhere, without a bolt loosened,
a handle turned or roofing removed,
standing before them
radiant, risen, real?
Ecstasy and agony. Shock and awe.
Fresh fragrant air
flooding the fetid fractious lair.
Before any can speak,
he raises his hand in blessing and prayer
and softly says the word they need to hear
Shalom. Peace be with you.
And again Shalom,
the gift they most urgently desire:
Peace from guilt and shame,
peace from never knowing hope again.
Once more his Shalom drenches
and softens their broken, beaten hearts.
Moving closer, mercy-eyed,
he shows them his hands and his side.
Healing miracle-making hands,
now punctured and torn by hammered iron nails
and his side gashed and gouged,
but now somehow glorious, victorious.
OFFERTORY COLLECTION ENVELOPES
A huge thank you to Edna and Brian who organise the planned giving envelopes for us all. It is a huge task and with the Covid restrictions it has meant that most of the envelopes have had to be delivered. With the assistance of Patricia this has also been achieved. Again, thank you.
FLOWERS AT EASTER
I thanked on everyone’s behalf, those responsible for the outstanding flower displays that celebrated Easter in our church. Normally there is the opportunity to support this through the wall box in the weeks before. We didn’t have the same opportunity this year so we have the collection box available in the porch for those who might like to contribute to the costs. Many thanks.
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HEAD TEACHER VACANCY
Following the retirement of our Head Teacher, the Governing Body of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Old Road, Crayford, DA1 4DZ, wish to appoint an inspirational and dedicated new Head Teacher for this happy and Ofsted rated ’good’ school. Number of children on roll 213, salary range L13 to L21 (£60,073-£71,666), starting in September 2021. Application details and are on the school website www.st-josephs.bexley.sch.uk Closing date Friday 23rd April 2021 at noon.
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