(CHRISTMAS &) SUNDAY 26th December 2021, HOLY FAMILY
Readings: 1 Samuel:1 20-22, 24-28, Psalm 83, 1John 3:1-2, 21-24, Luke 2:41-52.
SERVICES FOR WEEK 24th December 2021 – 2nd January 2022
Fri 24th Dec CHRISTMAS
18.00 Kay Gillespie RIP (Gillespie)
Christmas Night 22.00 Holland Family (Sheehan)
Sat 25th Dec 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)
Mon 27th Dec 09.15 St John Evangelist Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Demetrio Cagliandro RIP (Phipps)
Tues 28th Dec 09.15 Holy Innocents Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tony Speed RIP (Speed Family)
Weds 29th Dec 09.15 St Thomas (Canterbury) Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Foundation Mass: Jamie Cowdell
Fri 31st Dec 09.15 St Sylvester 1 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Iris Keefe RIP (Gillis/Connolly)
Sat 1st Jan NEW YEAR’S DAY
18.00 Teresa & Ray (Li/Sparkes)
Sun 2nd Jan 2nd SUNDAY AFTER NATIVITY
08.30 Vincent D’Mello RIP (Coutinho)
10.30 Tony Moffat RIP (Connolly)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed on this website, via the link.
Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with licence# A-633625. All rights reserved.
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: £1,025.17 incl standing orders
The Herald by subscription: Ring 0207 448 3607 or go to http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe
The Catholic Post The new monthly Catholic newspaper is available FREE of charge this week.
In church please:
Continue to wear facial coverings on Sundays unless you are exempt.
Socially distance 1metre. In other words, keep a space between yourself and anyone else.
Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry.
First of all let me wish you all a very Happy Christmas, filled with the knowledge and awareness of God’s presence in our midst.
I also wish to express my thanks for the Christmas Offering Collection – your personal gift to me.
Many thanks too to all those responsible for our Christmas celebrations here in Church – I will try and list them all next week! In the meantime, well done and thank you.
CONGRATULATIONS – Diocesan Awards
Congratulations to Peter Murphy and John Rayer who last week received the Award of the Archdiocese of Southwark – Fideliter Servienti (“to one who faithfully serves”)
The medals were awarded by the Archbishop following the reopening of our church to: –
Peter, who filmed a weekly mass during Lockdown, edited it together with parish readers and singers and posted it on the website. It was a source of unity, communion and strength during those dark days. He proceeded to assemble all that was necessary for livestreaming and installed the system himself. It is so much appreciated by all who are unable to attend mass.
John, who took on board guidelines and laws from the government and from the church hierarchy, interpreted them to our church circumstances and then recruitred and trained a team of stewards who could implement procedures that allowed the church to reopen in safety and with reverence. He has developed the stewardship into a ministry of welcome and is in the process of leading a stewardship spirituality campaign which we hope will breath new life into the parish.
CAFOD Afghanistan Appeal CAFOD has joined with the Disasters Emergency Committee. Your generous donations are needed to provide food and winter kits for the harsh winter. If you can, call 08085 85 88 85 or visit cafod.org.uk. John Rayner, Parish CAFOD Co-ordinator
“WE MISS YOU” If you know of anyone who used to attend mass but has not yet returned since Lockdown, why not offer a bit of encouragement. The Church has produced a simple postcard that you might drop through their door. “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 A few are available in the shop, or in the presbytery, priced £4
CONFESSIONS Please note that from the New Year (next Saturday) we will try having confessions before the Saturday evening mass at 5.30 p.m instead of in the morning.
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
NEW YEAR DISCO Cancelled due to Covid