SUNDAY 16th January 2022
Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5. Psalm 95, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11.
SERVICES FOR WEEK 15th – 23rd January 2022
Sat 15th Jan 17.30 Confessions
18.00 David Latimer RIP (Morris)
Sun 16th Jan 2nd SUNDAY
08.30 Sean King RIP (Norton)
10.30 Tess Truman RIP (Fitzpatrick)
Mon 17th Jan 09.15 St Anthony,Abbot Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Dominic Saldanha RIP (Coutinho)
Tues 18th Jan 09.15 Octave Prayer,Unity. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Rita Maynard RIP (Sullivan)
Weds 19th Jan 09.15 St Wulstan Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tess Truman RIP (Eileen & Girls)
Fri 21st Jan 09.15 St Agnes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Peter Harold Sivyer RIP (Gardner)
Sat 22nd Jan 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Danny Lyons RIP (Lyons Family)
Sun 23rd Jan 2nd SUNDAY
08.30 Maureen Fitzpatrick (Jeyaseelan)
10.30 Anne & Dennis Newton (Frake)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed on the website, via the link.
If the above link fails please try: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTKMoTYHUEURyP0LXV1vdPg
This will take you to the St John Fisher channel on YouTube.
Recordings are available there for a week or so. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.
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Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.
Many thanks for your collection last week: £994.40 incl standing orders
2nd Collection for Crib £295.60
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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.
Apologies were in the news a lot this week. “Sorry” does seem to be the hardest word, as Elton John once suggested. I think this is partly due to fact that we use it in so many different ways, just as we use the word “love” in so many different ways. Loving peanut butter is different from loving God, though we use the same word. More importantly saying for instance, ‘I sincerely hope that you feel loved by me’ is not the same as saying ‘I love you’. If I don’t feel loved properly then it might seem that this is my problem and nothing to do with whether you love me or not! We must love each other more, and say that we do, and much more so with God. He says it often enough to us.
And the same with “Sorry”. Saying ‘I am sincerely sorry that you feel hurt by me’ really is not the same as saying ‘I am sorry for what I did to you’. The first expresses mere regret and as above may imply that my lack of feeling is my own fault, while the second owns what we call a sin. And we Catholics are supposed, by many, to know a thing or two about sin! So again, let us use our knowledge and lead by example in owning up to sin and what is our own fault. Let us tell each other when we do wrong and find sorrow in our hearts and let us tell God too when we sin.
CHURCH CLEANING A big THANK YOU to the small group of parishioners who give up their free time to help keep our church clean. The 2022 rota is now available for collection from the cupboard.
More volunteers are needed to either join an existing group or make up a new one. Each group cleans once every six weeks for about an hour. An additional group of three or four people would mean cleaning once every eight weeks. Please contact Carole Hughes on 07762 731303 if you are able to help.
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 Rayer, Parish CAFOD Co-ordinator
TESS TRUMAN’S FAMILY would like to thank everyone who came to Tess’s funeral on Friday 7th January and all those who played a part in the arrangements to make the day so special. We also appreciate the many cards, mass intentions and donations to The Passage which have been received. The day was a real celebration!