SUNDAY 19th December 2021
4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Readings: Micah:5 1-4, Psalm 79 Hebrews 10:5-10..Luke 1:39-45.
SERVICES FOR WEEK 18th – 26th December 2021
Sat 18th Dec 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Peter Pope (Liddiard)
Sun 19th Dec 4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT
08.30 Intentions of John & Trish (Haylett)
10.30 Tony Frake (Choir)
Mon 20th Dec 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Eileen Geoghegan RIP (Sheehan)
Tues 21st Dec 09.15 St Peter Canisius Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Giuseppe, Maria & Bianca Nucera RIP(Highland)
18.00 RECONCILIATION SERVICE
Weds 22nd Dec 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Betty Rossiter RIP (Wheatley)
Fri 24th Dec CHRISTMAS EVE
No mass in the morning
Vigil Mass 18.00 Kay Gillespie RIP (Gillespie)
Christmas Night 22.00 Holland Family (Sheehan)
Sat 25th Dec CHRISTMAS DAY
08.30 Marie Sullivan (Sullivan)
10.30 Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)
Sun 26th Dec HOLY FAMILY of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
08.30 Sean King (C.Fitzpatrick)
10.30 Tess Truman RIP (Choir)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
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Recordings are available there for a week or so. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.
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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.
At Christmas we will be able over the 4 masses to accommodate those wishing to attend with safe procedures and careful stewarding. At the 6.00 vigil mass we will invoke the 1 metre+ distancing protocol. That means that we will sit a space (1 metre) away from anyone not in our bubble and only stand and sit – no kneeling, so that we stay a metre away from each other at all times. Face coverings must be worn at all masses even when singing or reciting prayers out loud.
SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION
We will hold our Advent Reconciliation Service on Tuesday 21st December at 7.00 pm with Fr Paul coming to join us from Sidcup.
FREE NEWSPAPER – The Catholic Post
The new monthly Catholic newspaper is available FREE of charge this week. Please take a copy and see if you might be interested in taking a monthly copy.
“WE MISS YOU”
If you know of anyone who used to attend mass but has not yet returned since Lockdown, why not drop encourage them to look in at Christmas. The Church has produced a simple postcard that you might use to mark the invitation. “We miss you” cards can be collected from the foyer.
THE ULTIMATE RELATIONSHIP This little booklet is available free of charge from the foyer
SOUTHWARK DIRECTORIES There are a few directories available for sale in the shop, priced £4
The diocesan spirituality commission has produced a prayerful thought for each day of Advent. To receive them each day as an email free of charge go to southwarkdsc.org.uk and sign up.
CONFIRMATION 2022 – We invite candidates for Confirmation. This year’s programme will begin (if there are sufficient numbers) in January 2022. Anyone currently in Year 8 or above is eligible to apply. Application forms are in the Church Porch. Deadline is This Weekend.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022
Application forms are now available for the First Holy Communion Programme 2022. Children eligible for First Communion must be in Year 3 or above. Application forms can be collected from the church entrance porch or please speak to Father Doug or Ángela Underwood. The programme will commence late January/early February. Completed forms to be returned by 9th January 2022.
FUNERAL The funeral mass for Tess Truman will take place here at St. John Fisher at 12.30 on Friday 7th January 2022. As this is a celebration of Tess’ life, please feel free to wear any colour. All are welcome to join the family in the church hall afterwards.
MASSES AT CHRISTMAS Christmas Day is a Saturday so here is how it is going to look:
Friday Christmas Eve: 6.00 and 10.00 p.m
Saturday Christmas Day: 8.30 and 10.30 a.m – no evening mass!
Sunday feast of Holy Family: 8.30 and 10.30 a.m
NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY DISCO AT ST. JOHN FISHER – 8 PM UNTIL 1AM
Bring your own nibbles and the bar will be open. Tickets £10 per adult and £2 per child. For tickets contact Noel McCarthy on 07813890556 or 02083012479, email firstname.lastname@example.org