SUNDAY 12th September 2021
24th SUNDAY (B)
Readings: Isaiah 50:5-9. Psalm 114, James 2:14-18. Mark 8:27-35
SERVICES FOR WEEK 11th – 19th September 2021
Sat 11th Sep 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Doreen Fernando RIP (Fernando)
Sun 12th Sep 24th SUNDAY (B) EDUCATION DAY
08.30 Mrs E Gilligan RIP (C. Fitzpatrick)
10.30 Geoff Hinton RIP (Wheatley)
Mon 13th Sep 09.30 St John Chrysostom. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Susan Balogh RIP & Andre Balogh (Balogh)
Tues 14th Sep 09.30 Exaltation the Holy Cross Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Kit & Hugh O’Reilly RIP (Sheehan)
Weds 15th Sep 09.30 Our Lady of Sorrows. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Wellbeing of Tess Truman (Truman)
Fri 17th Sep 09.30 St Robert Bellarmine Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Freddie Difford RIP (Watson)
Sat 18th Sep 11.00 Confessions
18.00 John & Helen Evans RIP (Evans)
Sun 19th Sep 25th SUNDAY (B) HOME MISSION DAY
08.30 Lance Grainger RIP (Grainger/Hewitt)
10.30 Robert Joseph Gilby RIP (Gilby)
SUNDAY MASS AND ALL THE WEEKDAY MASSES ARE NOW LIVE STREAMED. Click on the link below to take you to the St John Fisher channel on YouTube to watch Mass live or the recording.
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.
Many thanks for your collection last week: £1066.23 incl. standing orders
Also for the Live Streaming Project: £2950. Thank you so much!
Special Collections: This Week for Catholic Education Service
Next week for Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation
The Herald can be obtained directly by subscription: Ring 0207 448 3607 or go to http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe
We are open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 10.00 till 12.00 All are welcome; spread the word.
This week, as you know, we have begun to stream ALL our masses live, using the website. This will mean that it will be possible to view weekday masses, Baptisms, Holy Communions, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals via a link on the website, anywhere in the world. Once again, a huge Thank You to Peter Murphy who has engineered this difficult project AND to everyone who has recognised its worth by contributing funds to our appeal.
In church please:
• Continue to cleanse your hands on entry.
• Continue to wear masks on Sundays unless you are in space or are exempt.
• At weekday masses you only need to wear masks if you are close to someone else.
• Socially distance 1metre. In other words, sit wherever you like but keep a space between yourself and anyone not in your bubble!
• Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry.
• Only frequently used non-absorbent “touch points” have to be cleansed after mass.
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
As mentioned above, all masses can now be viewed live via the website. This is possible because there is a camerainstalled in the Church. The camera is fixed at the back of Church and while we don’t intend to pick out faces it is inevitable that the faces of readers will be on the broadcast, along with altar servers and anyone emerging from the door to the sacristy (including returning from the toilets). Also a brief profile will be visible as people turn away after receiving Holy Communion. If anyone has any personal concerns about this, please contact Fr Doug and individual resolutions can be found.
THE PRESBYTERY FRONT DOOR
I wish to express a huge ‘Thank You’ to the parishioner who very generously arranged to renew the presbytery front door. It is now more secure and more draught proof. Note to key holders: It is the same key, but upside down!
Everyone enjoys seeing fresh flowers in church but unfortunately our team has become even smaller recently. Is there anyone, or perhaps two friends, who could occasionally buy a few flowers and arrange them either in Oasis or very simply in a vase? We always try to work in pairs on a rota basis and I am always happy to assist or advise. Please phone me – Sue Murphy on 01322 528224.
SUNDAY COFFEE MORNING – after 10.30 mass
This provides a wonderful opportunity for growth in our parish as a community. We are most grateful to those who have run the coffee bar over the past few years as well as to Noel who opens up the bar! We now need others to assist. Can you help on an occasional basis? Please contact Anne Rayer (01322 523499) or Carol Anderson (07913 698912).
ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC COMPREHENSIVE (ELTHAM SE9 2SU)
There is an open evening for secondary transfer in September 2022 on Wednesday 22 September 2021 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Headteacher talks will be at 6:15pm, 7:15pm and 8:15pm. Full details on school website Admissions page: http://www.stmcomprehensive.org/Admissions/