Sunday March 18th, 2021


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, 

Jesus appears,

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. 

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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.



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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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  Closing date Friday  23rd April 2021 at noon.

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