SUNDAY 3rd October 2021
27th SUNDAY (B)
Readings: Genesis 2:18-24, Psalm 127, Hebrews 2:9-11, Mark 10:2-16
SERVICES FOR WEEK 2nd – 10th October 2021
Sat 2nd Oct 11.00 Confessions
18.00 James Picolo RIP (Wood)
Sun 3rd Oct 27th SUNDAY (B)
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Fabian & Florencia Delfinado RIP (Bernarte)
Mon 4th Oct 09.15 St Francis of Assisi Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Kathleen Bowman RIP (Bowman)
Weds 6th Oct 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Iris Keefe RIP (Stanton)
Fri 8th Oct 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Beth & Mick Minihan RIP (Sheehan)
Sat 9th Oct 11.00 No Confessions
18.00 The Homeless (AIC)
Sun 10th Oct 28th SUNDAY (B)
08.30 Priest’s Personal Intention
10.30 Rex Wheatley RIP (Wheatley)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
Recordings will also be available there for a week or so. The weekly sermon is also on the website in printed form.
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: £ 967.57 including standing orders
Special Collections This week: CAFOD
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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
Socially distance 1metre. In other words, keep a space between yourself and
Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry.
The readings this week seem to demand that we focus on marriage, but we are also celebrating a theme of “Thanksgiving for the Harvest”. On the edge of London, as we are, we can look one way to see farmland, and feel a connection with the land. But if we look the other way we only see an urban environment with no pastoral or arable land. Also, with many foods imported throughout the year we are barely aware of seasonal variation, and so it really can be a stretch to connect to Harvest in the way people once did. Nevertheless, it is important to try to do so and to thank God for the harvest of food that sustains us physically throughout the year. The shortage of truck drivers has reminded us how much we depend on many other people for our daily bread. Let us take no one for granted and pray this year with sincerity: Father, give us this day our daily bread.
We are proud of our team of altar servers who add great dignity to our masses and there is room for more! If anyone would like to have a look at what it might entail then please come to a meeting on Saturday morning, 16th October from 10 am till 11 in Church. You need to be receiving Holy Communion – (over the age of First Holy Communion). Please drag a parent along with you!
CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP
We welcome back our Children’s Liturgy of the Word Group this Sunday during the 10.30am mass. We meet on the first Sunday of each month. We are looking for new helpers. If you could join our team please speak to Fr Doug or Angela Underwood.
GARDENING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – SAT. OCTOBER 9th
Please come along at 10 am to clear the church and presbytery gardens of weeds and trim bushes. Please bring forks, spades and secateurs if you have them. Carole Hughes.
CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY
The CAFOD harvest fast day was on Friday and the retiring collection at Masses on this weekend is to receive your savings. Envelopes are available. We should also have a card machine available. This Family Fast Day aims to support people around the world working to protect God’s creation, and to help the poorest people adapt to climate change.”
OPEN EVENING – ST. CATHERINE’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
THURSDAY, 7th OCTOBER, 2021 – 5PM TO 8PM – An open evening for Year 6 students to visit St. Catherine’s Catholic School. There will be a presentation by Head Teacher Mrs. Thompson at 6.30 pm. For further information contact 01322 556333 or visit http://www.stccg.co.uk/
A new rota covering the end of the year is now available in the sacristy.
CHRISTIAN UNITY – ON LINE EVENT IN OCTOBER
Zoom event Tuesday,19 October at 6.00pm regarding the recent publication by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. See website christianunitycommission.rcaos.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 9.30 till 1.30 with a lunchtime menu available. All are welcome. WE NEED HELP with putting up tables and taking them down again. Please ring Anne Rayer for more details.
BARBARA DONOVAN RIP.
My mother, Barbara has died She occasionally attended St John Fisher in the 1960s -1990s. Some parishioners may remember her. A burial service will take place at Sidcup Cemetery in mid-October. Rosy Hickman (nee Donovan)