Sunday June 13th, 2021
Readings: Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 91, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, Mark 4:26-34
SERVICES FOR WEEK 12th – 20th June 2021
Sat 12 June 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Julianna Carvalho RIP (Kevan)
Sun 13 June 11TH SUNDAY (B)
08.30 Private Int. Aidan & James (Robinson)
10.30 Kwame Osei Kissi RIP (Asaam)
Web – available anytime Placida D’Souza RIP (Fernandes)
Mon 14 June PKM
Tues 15 June 09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Ray Smith RIP (Hughes)
Weds 16 June 09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Mary Scott RIP (Moynihan)
Fri 18 June 09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Alfred & Diamond D’Mello RIP (B & E Fernandes)
Sat 19 June 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Alex & Angela Fernandes RIP (A & D Fernand
Sun 20 June 12TH SUNDAY (B)
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Angela Gilby RIP (Gilby)
Web – available anytime David & Pat Latimer (Frake)
SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE
Go to our website www.stjohnfisherbexley.org then click on ‘Sunday Mass’
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.
Second Collections: Next Week – Day For Life (Bioethics Centre)
The weekly Catholic newspapers:
Catholic Universe and Catholic Times are no longer available. The publisher has sadly gone out of business.
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Emerging from Lockdown.
- May I remind those of you who make your weekly offering to the church through the baskets to do so AS YOU ENTER the church so that the basket can be brought forward in the procession. If you forget there will still be a basket there at the exit, but we will try to return to having second collections as ‘retiring collections’ and we want to avoid any confusion..
- Social distancing of 1 metre is now all that is required, given that we are continuing to wear face coverings, that we are not positioned face to face, that the level of ventilation is high and that we are not yet returning to communal singing or recitation of the Gloria and Creed.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Some have asked what happened to our sacramental preparation for the children and young people of our parish. Well, with Lockdown the programmes have sustained serious delays but are underway. First Communions will be on Sunday 11th July and Confirmations will be on 10th and 17th July.
These celebrations are special to the individuals involved but to all of us too, they are a great sign of the activity of God’s Holy Spirit amongst us.
Please pray for the children and young people involved, for their families and for their catechists.
Congratulations to the children who made their first confessions on Friday and gained the wonderful grace of God’s forgiving, healing presence. Next stop, Holy Communion!
THE PARISH HALL
It is looking less likely, but it yet may be possible that Sunday June 26th will be the first day we can share refreshments, in unlimited group sizes, and if that is so then we will celebrate our patronal feast in the masses of that weekend and celebrate in the hall after the 10.30 mass – a generous parishioner has offered to buy the first round!
RAYMOND SMITH RIP
Raymond was known to many before he moved away. His funeral has been arranged for Friday 18th June at Hawkinge Crematorium at 2.30pm. Due to Covid we are restricted to family members only but the service can be viewed on-line at https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view
order id : 98633, password : xcjytrag
The recording will be available to watch for 7 days afterwards.
Details for cards, flowers or donations can be found here …
“SOME DEFINITE SERVICE”: Missionary Network
The Church is made up of people and so is Some Definite Service – Catechists, Formators, Evangelisers, Deanery Mentors, Parish Leads. It is the goal and intention of the Agency and the archdiocese to invest time and energy in all involved in Some Definite Service, to ensure that those working in ministry are supported and do not feel isolated. Are you being called to be part of this network in a particular way? For more information, please visit: aec.rcaos.org.uk/sds.
Please print off this newsletter, using the screenshot below, and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.