SUNDAY 18th September 2022
Readings: Amos 8:4-7, Psalm 11, 1 Timothy 2:16-14, Luke: 16:10-13 PAGE 140
Sat 17th Sep 17.30 Confessions
18.00 John Rayer RIP + Anne & family (Liddiard)
Sun 18th Sep 25th SUNDAY
08.30 Private Intention (Sullivan family)
10.30 Edward Przydrozny RIP (Haggart)
Mon 19th Sep 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 John & Helen Evans RIP (Evans)
Tues 20th Sep No Mass today
Wed 21st Sep 09.15 St Matthew Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tess Truman RIP (Truman family)
Fri 23rd Sep 09.15 St Pius of Pietrelcina Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Olga Bowman RIP (Bowman)
Sat 14th Sep 17.30 Confessions
18.00 For the Parish
Sun 25th Sep 26th SUNDAY
08.30 Teresa’s Thanksgiving (Li)
10.30 Lance Grainger RIP (Hewitt/Grainger family)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
Due to a fault in one part of the equipment we are unable to stream masses to the internet. The livestream will resume as soon as possible. The Sunday sermon is still on this website in printed form.
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week: £981.37 Incl. S.O.s
Last Week’s 2nd collection for Catholic Education Service £154.34
This week 2nd collection for Catholic Agency for the Support of Evangelization
You may prefer to make your offering electronically
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS Bexley, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.
Please join the GIFT AID scheme – Forms are at the back of the Church. For every £1.00 donated the Parish will receive 25p from the Tax Office. Standing Orders are advisable. Thank you
OUR PARISH HALL
Our hall is available for hire. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at ANY time for enquiries and our hall secretary will get back to you.
Please join us in the Hall for refreshments after the 10.30 mass
Newsletter: Please copy notices to Fr Doug by previous Wednesday
The week has been dominated by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and there has been quite a wide range of reaction. A few people have found the coverage to be tiresome but most feel a connection at some level and a desire to participate in some way in what is going on. Only the hardy have queued for hours and hours to pay their respect as Her Majesty lies “In State” but all of us can at least return to the prayerful intervention that our Archbishop led us in last week:
“We give thanks to Almighty God for Her Majesty’s life of unfailing dedication and the outstanding example of Her Majesty’s service, faithful unto death. We now pray for the repose of her soul, remembering the promise of Christ, who is the Resurrection and the life: ‘I am with you always, even until the end of time.’ (Mt 28:20) May Her Majesty rest in peace and rise in glory. We pray too for our King, for the Queen Consort and for all the Royal Family at this time.”
Also pages that will form our own Book of Condolence are available for signing in the Church Foyer. It will remain there over the next few weeks before we bind it and sent it to the Palace.
We beseech you Almighty God, that your servant Elizabeth, who by your mercy received the government of this realm, and who dedicated her life entirely to the service of her people, may now rest from her labours in the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
I shall be away this week. Masses will be said by clergy from Erith, to whom we are very grateful.
Note though that there is no mass on Tuesday.
God Bless, Fr Doug
CANON PETER STODART
Canon Peter is now the tenant in the Parish Flat, although as you know, due to an accident he is unable to take up occupancy at the moment. His physiotherapy is going well however, and he hopes to move in sometime in October and is looking forward to being part of the parish of St. John Fisher in his retirement. Please keep him in your prayers.
AUTUMN SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME
Our spirituality committee have organised an autumn programme about Ways into Prayer. Meetings will be at 7.30 – 9 on Mondays Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28 and repeated at 1 – 2.30 on Mondays Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5. Make a date!
RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE
The relics will be in our own St George’s Cathedral during 19th to 21st October and in Aylesford Priory 24th to 28th October. Register their attendance: http://www.stbernadette.org.uk/registration.
Children’s liturgy recommenced last Sunday 11th September. We meet every Sunday during term time in the hall during the first part of 10.30 mass. Families and carers with children from pre-school to Year 4 are encouraged to attend. We look forward to welcoming you back