SUNDAY 21st November 2021
CHRIST THE KING
Readings: Daniel 7:13-14, Psalm 92, Apocalypse 1:5-8.John 18:33-37.
SERVICES FOR WEEK 20th – 28th November 2021
Sat 20th Nov 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Jack Bowen RIP (Wood)
Sun 21st Nov OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Alex & Angela Fernandes RIP (Fernandes)
Mon 22nd Nov 09.15 St Cecilia Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tony Speed RIP (Speed family)
Tues 23rd Nov 09.15 ss Clement & Columban Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Alfred & Diamond D’Mello RIP (Fernandes)
Weds 24th Nov 09.15 St Andrew Dung-Lac Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Maureen Fitzpatrick (Choir)
Fri 26th Nov 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Sonny Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)
Sat 27th Nov 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Ida Thomson RIP (Delpaul)
Sun 28th Nov 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
08.30 Audrey Fosdyke RIP (Cannon family)
10.30 Mrs O’Callaghan RIP (Lyons)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed on this website, via the link.
Recordings are available there for a week or so. The Sunday 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: £937.16 incl standing orders
Special Collection last week – Archbishop’s Administration Fund £101.40
Special Collection this week – Catholic Youth Fund
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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.
We begin the last week in the Church’s year. The Feast of Christ the King is the last Sunday celebration. At the end of a year we often like to look back and also to look ahead – forward and backward, back and forth. Next week we will look ahead in our wonderful time of Advent and so this week we might reflect on a year that has passed, a tough one for many of us.
It can hardly get tougher than losing a loved one. This weekend we remember specifically those of our community who have died during the year. At their funerals we will have looked backward and forward too. We will have looked back and thanked God for their lives and all that their lives have meant to us. But we will have also exercised our Christian Faith and our Christian Hope to look forward to their lives to come. Today we will pray for each of them by name before praying for all our loved ones who have died.
May I offer a particular word of welcome to all who have made an extra effort to be here for this special occasion.
BLESSING OF GRAVES NOVEMBER 2021 – Chislehurst – 20th November at 12 noon.
CONCERT IN AID OF THE PASSAGE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Thursday, 25 November at 7.30 pm – Theme – Bohemian Rhapsody, with works by Dvorak, Mahler and Smetana. Performers include Andrei Ionita, Cello: Anush Kovhannisyan, Soprano: Streetwise Opera, Toby Purser; Conductor: and the Orion Orchestra. Full details and booking at https://passage,org.uk/night-under-the-stars-2021/ or telephone 020 75921856.
STELLA MARIS – ON LINE SEMINAR – TO MARK WORLD FISHERIES DAY 23RD NOVEMBER
7.30 to 9 pm. Explaining about modern slavery in the fisheries industry and Stella Maris’ efforts to rescue those involved. Register to attend at http://www.StellaMaris.org.uk/ModernSlavery.
SUNDAY COFFEE MORNING – AFTER 10.30 MASS
Coffee, Tea and biscuits served in the Hall and the bar is open after 10.30 am Mass – Come and chat with fellow parishioners.
We are pleased that we are once again allowed to use hymn books at mass but they are only to be touched by one person within a 2 day period.
It is really important therefore that you return your book to the foyer after mass and not rely on someone else picking them up afterwards.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE NOON WEDNESDAY – Please email if possible.
We are only open at the 8.30 mass at the moment. If anyone is prepared (on a rota basis) to open at the other masses we are happy for this to occur.
Meanwhile, we recommend the vast array of Christmas cards that are on sale.