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SUNDAY 7th November 2021 

32nd SUN (B) 

Readings: 1 Kings 17:10-16, Psalm 145, Hebrews 9:24-28, Matthew 12:38-44.

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  6th – 14th November 2021  

 

Sat      6th Nov             11.00                                      Confessions

                                    18.00                                      Thanksgiving Ss Anthony & Joseph (Fogarty)    

 

Sun     7th Nov         32nd  SUN (B)                       

08.30                                      Gino Mansi RIP (Jones) 

                                        10.30                                      Maureen Watkins (Choir)

 

Mon     8th Nov          09.15                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Bernie King: Birthday (Fitzpatrick)

 

Tues    9th Nov          09.15  Lateran Basilica              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Patsy Goodman RIP (SVP Friends)

 

Weds   10th Nov      09.15  St Leo the Great             Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                      10.00                                      Eucharistic Service

 

Fri        12th Nov        09.15  St Josaphat                    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                  

                                  10.00                                      Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)

 

Sat      13th Nov        11.00                                      Confessions

                                 18.00                                      Ivor John Burton-Bowen RIP (Wood)

 

Sun     14th Nov       33rd  SUNDAY (B)               

            08.30                                      Foundation Mass Vincent Jeyaseelan RIP

                                         10.30                                      Jim Henry RIP (Henry)

            

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

All masses are streamed live and can be viewed on this via this link.

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Recordings are available there for a week or so. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.

 

FINANCES   

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                                £851.00 incl standing orders

Special Collection next week – Archbishop’s Fund for Diocesan Administration

            

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS

The Herald by subscription: Ring 0207 448 3607 or go to http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe

 

COVID PROCEDURES

In church please:

·      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.

 

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Noon Wednesday and please email if possible.

 

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            As we enter November our thoughts turn to those loved ones who have gone before us:

  • We have a Book of Remembrance that will be brought to the altar in the offertory procession so that those whose names you record in it will be prayed for during the mass.
  • Next weekend we celebrate Remembrance Sunday and we will pray for those who died during the two world wars.
  • The following weekend (20/21 Nov) we will pray for those who have had funerals here during the past year. Each of their names will be read out loud and a candle will be lit in remembrance of each soul. A final candle will be lit for all those listed in the Book of Remembrance. (This will occur on the sanctuary as the procession by parishioners holding candles has not been allowed in church for several years.) This can be a very moving occasion and you are encouraged to invite anyone you know who might wish to remember loved ones in this way.                                      Screenshot 2020-04-15 at 15.38.24

COP26 PRAYER

Loving God, We praise your name with all you have created.

You are present in the whole universe, and in the smallest of creatures.

We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us as stewards of your creation.

May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as they seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society.

Instil in them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions for the poorest and most vulnerable and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home.

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son. Amen

CAFOD has more ideas about what we can do. Visit their website: cafod.org.uk/campaign/COP26

 

CHURCH SYNOD

Please put your completed questionnaire in the box in the porch. Please accept our thanks.

 

PARISH SOCIAL EVENING – SATURDAY, 13 NOVEMBER AT 7PM

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.

 

MEETING PLACE

The Meeting Place will be open in the Hall on Wednesday, 10th November from 9.30 till 1.30 with a lunchtime menu available.  All are welcome, please spread the word.

 

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 Christi Catholic Church, Brixton Hill, SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER from 10 a.m. onwards.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee provided. Email jpiccontact@rcaos.org.uk to reserve your place.  

 

CEMETERY BLESSINGS OF GRAVES NOVEMBER 2021 – Kemnal Park – Sat. 6 Nov. at 2 pm, Hillview Welling – Sun 7 Nov. at 1.30 pm  Sidcup – Sun. 7 Nov. at 2.30 pm        Bexleyheath – Sun. 7 Nov. at 2.30 pm   Brook St. Erith – Sun.14 Nov. at 3 pm   Plumstead – Sun 14 Nov. at 1.30 pm     Woolwich –  14 Nov. at 2 pm        Chislehurst – 20th November at 12 noon.