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SUNDAY 13th February 2022

6th SUNDAY 

Readings: Jeremiah 17:5-8. Psalm 1, 1 Corinthians 15:12. 16-20;Luke 6:17-20-26.

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  12th  – 20th February 2022

 

Sat       12th Feb         17.30                                      Confessions

                                   18.00                                      Pat Meehan (C.Fitzpatrick)

 

Sun     13th Feb         6th SUNDAY                          

            08.30                                      Kit & Hugh O’Reilly RIP (Sheehan)

                                         10.30                                      Ken Crump RIP + Christine (Frake)

 

Mon    14th Feb         09.15 ss Cyril + Methodius          Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00 + St Valentine                  Harrington & Sheehan Families (Sheehan)

 

Tues   15th Feb         09.15                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                                

                                 10.00                                      Rose Swink RIP (Bowman)                        

 

Weds   16th Feb        09.15                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                                      Tess Truman RIP (Staden)

 

Fri        18th Feb         09.15                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 10.00                                      Harrington Family RIP (Sheehan)             

 

Sat       19th Feb         17.30                                      Confessions

                                   18.00                                      John Joyce (Liddiard)

 

Sun     20th Feb         7th SUNDAY                          

            08.30                                      Frances Carr RIP (Weeks)

                                         10.30                                      Tess Truman RIP (Hughes)

                                                                           

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

All masses are streamed live and can be viewed on the website,  via the link

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Recordings are available. 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                    £950.66 incl standing orders

This week’s 2nd collections is for Racial Justice.

 

COVID “STUFF”

  • Please sanitise your hands on entry. 
  • Please wear facial coverings, unless medically exempt
  • Holy water stoups are now refilled and the water will be changed each week
  • The Sunday Parish Missals will be available again next week for use at mass. Many chose to keep a personal copy at home and you may continue to do so. If you prefer to use one in general use feel free to return your copy and reclaim the deposit you left with us.
  • A physical sign of peace is allowed but please don’t shake hands – not yet!
  • For the time being, Holy Communion must continue to be given under one kind only.
  • Your offertory contributions should be made on entry in the baskets at the door.

                        

DEAR PARISHIONERS,

 

On behalf of the parish I do thank John Rayer for leading this year’s Stewardship Campaign and the rest of the Parish Council for their hard work in preparing the material for it, a task that began in the autumn! I hope in particular that the completion of the exercise in personal discernment was a good experience for you.

 

Moreover I thank so many of you for the generosity of your response. If you haven’t returned your form yet then please do so as soon as you can. We will be contacting you about your offers to take parish responsibilities within the next few weeks.

 

You will also notice that the young people in our Confirmation group have also taken part in the process and will be taking up their new parish roles almost straight away. 

Fr Doug

 

A RETREAT FOR LENT: 

Make some space to develop your relationship with God this Lent. Sign up for our diocesan ‘retreat at home’ called “Saving Grace”. Every week you will receive an email with links to a 25minute video in which our Archbishop John will introduce the theme and the reading. Chris Chapman will deliver the retreat, with others contributing. You will also receive materials to use in your own prayer and reflection. All you have to have to do is sign up and then set aside what space you can for Saving Grace!

Go to http://eepurl.com/hnK_Rz  or 

https://www.southwarkdsc.org.uk/savinggrace.

 

PARKING

Please could Parishioners renew their car parking permit for 2022. Application forms are at the back of the church. Many thanks to those who have already done so.

 

AIC SATURDAY FRIENDS:  

Next weekend 19/20 February, our AIC Saturday Friends group will make their annual appeal on behalf of homeless people.  We hope to explain what, with your generous help, has been achieved and what, with continued help, can be done this year.   

 

KEN CRUMP RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ken and for the comfort of his family.

His funeral will be here on Thursday, 24th February at 12.15.

 

LIFE

The national pregnancy support charity Life is recruiting Trustees. We want to save more lives. You can find more information about this role by contacting  stephensharpe@lifecharity.org.uk
The closing date for applications is 28 February 2022

 

JUNIOR BAKE OFF is looking for the UK’s best young bakers – aged 9 – 12.  Filming will take place in July 2022l.  Applications close on Sunday13th March 2022.  Interested bakers can apply online at – http://www.applyforjuniorbakeoff.co.uk   If you have any queries please telephone 0207 067 4883.