SUNDAY 20th November 2022
CHRIST THE KING
Readings: 2 Samuel 5:1-3, Psalm 121, Colossians 1: 12-20 Luke 23: 35-43 PAGE 167
Sat 19th Nov 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Sean King RIP (King)
Sun 20th Nov CHRIST THE KING
08.30 Deceased Members of the Li/Sparkes Family
10.30 Tony Speed RIP (Speed)
Mon 21st Nov 09.15 Presentation of the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 BVM Alvira & Donald Almeida (Almeida Family)
Tues 22nd Nov 09.15 St Cecilia Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Wed 23rd Nov 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Teresa Gilby (Wheatley)
Fri 25th Nov 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Celine Family RIP (Bosser)
Sat 26th Nov 17.30 Confessions
18.00 John Rayer RIP (Staden)
Sun 27th Nov 1st SUNDAY of ADVENT
08.30 Private Intention (Sullivan)
10.30 Mrs O’Callaghan RIP (Lyons)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
Although we hope that all masses are once again being streamed live we have encountered a new intermittant problem with the St John Fisher channel on YouTube. Wednesday’s Mass was fine but Friday’s did not appear. Twenty minutes later it worked perfectly with cleaners and flower arrangers busy at work! Hopefully we can resolve it if so this is the link:
The Sunday sermon is still available on the website in printed form.
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week: £1082.98 Incl. S.O.s
Retiring collection for Archbishop’s Appeal Fund: £375.08
This week’s retiring collection is for the Catholic Youth Services
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.
Card Payment Machine – located in the porch, is easy to use. Select a donation amount by pressing one of the amounts. The card reader screen will read “Please Tap”, select the amount you wish to donate, and tap your card or phone on the card reader.
Gift Aid 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 email@example.com 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
I received this mail from Archbishop John, who is in a Bishops’ Conference Meeting in Leeds:
“Dear Doug, I spoke with one of the bishops here who said a member of his family attended Mass recently at St John Fisher’s in Bexley. They were full of praise … for the liturgy and for the parish community. I just wanted to say an enormous thank you. I was very proud to hear this wonderful testimony. Well done.”
We should all feel affirmed by such a blessing from a visitor; it should lift our spirits and remind us how good it is to welcome visitors to our parish.
God Bless, Fr Doug
FR DOUG’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION – 27th NOVEMBER
Thanks for the offers to help with the food for the buffet lunch on 27th November. May I ask that the food be brought into the hall from 9.30-10.15 on the day or after Mass, i.e. 11.30. If you wish to provide food and haven’t yet put your name down, please contact Kay Lyons on 07817494111. Thank you. Carol Anderson.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – Members of the St. John Fisher Conference would like to make parishioners aware that anyone who is feeling lonely and would like a visit or a phone call can contact the Parish Office. One of us will then contact you. We would also like to recruit members to our Conference as age is catching up with us! If you can help with visiting and fund raising to support the more vulnerable in our area, please contact the Parish Office.
SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME CONTINUES
Our spirituality committee have organised our programme: Ways into Prayer. Meeting at: 7.30 – 9 on Monday, Nov, 28, and repeated at: 1 – 2.30 on Mondays, Nov 21, Dec 5.
RED WEDNESDAY, – 23rd NOVEMBER – ORGANISED BY AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
Support suffering and persecuted Christian communities worldwide, by attending Mass at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 21-22 Binney Street, W1K 5BQ on 23 November, Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary at 5.45pm, Holy Mass 6.00pm in the Greek Catholic rite (practicing Catholics may take Holy Communion). Talk at 7.45pm – 9.00 pm – Persecuted and Forgotten?. Or attend Mass in your local parish. See website www.acnuk.org/redwednesday and poster in the foyer.
Date for the diary: Our service of carols and readings will be on Sunday 18th December
ST JOHN FISHER NEW YEARS EVE FAMILY DISCO
8pm to 1am , tickets £10 per adult & £2 per child
Please see Noel McCarthy in the hall after 10.30 Sunday mass or call him on 07813890556.
CLASS TEACHER REQUIRED FOR HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, SE3 9YX
Applications invited from NQT or experienced colleagues. For information pack contact Samantha Lawrence – SAO via email firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date 2nd December 2022.
SALSA LESSONS – Starting November 21st – Doors open at 7.45 with Salsa lessons starting at 8.30. Cost £10 per session. See flyer on notice board.
ADVENT CALENDARS – Available through the Universe Catholic Weekly – Contact Michelle at
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS OF WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL – UPCOMING EVENTS
22nd November: Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife. Talk by Alison Weir – 7 pm Cost: £10
23rd November: Cathedral Quiz: with fish and chip supper – 7pm Cost £18
CAROL SERVICE – REJOICE, REJOICE EMMANUEL SHALL COME TO YOU
Christmas Carol Service for the Parishes in the deaneries of Bexley; Bromley; Camberwell; Greenwich; Lambeth and Lewisham. On Sunday 11th December, Gaudete Sunday at 7.30 pm at St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 103 Woolwich New Road London, Woolwich, SE18 6EF. Principal Celebrant: The Reverend Canon Victor Darlington, Episcopal Vicar for the South East;