SUNDAY 24th October 2021

30th SUNDAY (B)
Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-9, Psalm 125, Hebrews 5:1-6, Mark 10:46-52.

SERVICES FOR WEEK 23rd – 31st October 2021
Sat 23th Oct                       11.00    Confessions
18.00            John & Helen Evans RIP (Evans)

Sun 24th Oct 30th SUNDAY (B)
08.30           Emily & Aidan O’Neill (Keenan)
10.30            Margaret & Frederick Staveley RIP (Botterill)

Mon 25th Oct                   09.15  Forty Martyrs               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00             Ben Van Leeuwen (Bowman)

Tues 26th Oct                  09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00               Sister John Bowman RIP (Bowman)

Weds 27th Oct                09.15               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00               Les Truman RIP (Truman Family)

Fri 29th Oct                    09.15               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00               David Latimer RIP (Speed)

Sat 30th Oct                  11.00                 Confessions
18.00                 Christa Frake RIP (Frake)

Sun 31st Oct ALL SAINTS
08.30                 For the Parish
10.30                 Tony Moffat RIP (Stanton)

All masses are now streamed live and can be viewed on this website via this streamlogo copy

Most recordings will also be available there for a week or so. The weekly sermon is also on the website in printed form on the “Fr Doug” page.

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: £906.26 including standing orders
Special Collections This Week Missio

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COVID PROCEDURES – 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, keep a space between yourself and anyone else.
• Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry.

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This week I was present at a Mass in St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh to mark its closure. Many of the priests of the diocese, including me, were trained there. It was sad to observe that numbers wishing to be trained there cannot justify its continuation. Priests for our diocese are now being trained at Allen Hall, in Chelsea. It is also true that many of the priests serving in our diocese are from abroad. We are blessed in their ministry but we should also renew our efforts to pray for, to encourage, and to support vocations to the priesthood in our own country.
God bless.
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The second collection weekend of the 23rd and 24th October is Misso. Anyone with Red Boxes please empty them and put money in the 2nd Collection. Missions need money more than ever this yearl. Misso contact Sue Mantle: 07955416185 or

This is an informal get together with a special welcome to those who are new to the parish. Please bring your own nibbles. Children of all ages are welcome and you can leave at any time. The bar will be open and there will be a raffle with all proceeds in aid of the parish and prize donations are welcome. Tickets are available after Mass. The event will be run along Covid guidelines.

Our parish respresentatives are Larissa and Rob O’Halloran and we are most grateful to them for taking a lead in this process that starts off at parish level but grows into the diocesan stage and then the national stage before reaching the world state in Rome!
After reviewing the materials, they have compiled a brief questionnaire which they ask you to complete and return to the church within the next two weeks. The document is available for you to take away from church today. Please help if you can.

COP26 – Campaign for the Climate – CAFOD
The COP26 climate change meeting in Glasgow will soon take place. CAFOD has a number of suggestions for activities to help support COP26. They include saying the COP26 prayer which the Bishops Conference has written, signing the COP26 petition, saying the new Care of Creation Rosary Mysteries. All the information for these activities can be found on the CAFOD website at

SPUC Campaign Meeting in Bexleyheath – Monday 25th October 2021 7pm-9pm at St. John Vianney RC Church, 21 Heathfield Road, Bexleyheath DA6 8NP

JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION AUTUMN ASSEMBLY 2021 – The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Autumn Assembly entitled ‘COP26’ What next? Is a continued response to the huge environmental issues of our time. At Corpus Christy Catholic Church, Brixton Hill, SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER from 10 a.m. onwards. Entrance is free. All welcome. Email to reserve your place. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

MEETING PLACE – We are now open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 9.30 till 1.30 with a lunchtime menu available. All are welcome; spread the word.
WE NEED HELP with putting up tables and taking them down again. We would want to establish a rota for this. Please ring Anne Rayer for more details.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Noon Wednesday and please email if possible.