SUNDAY 27h November 2022
1st SUNDAY of ADVENT, YEAR A
Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 121, Romans 13: 11-14 Mark 24: 17-44
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)
Mon 28th Nov 09.15 St Catherine Laboure Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 John Rayer RIP (Wheatley)
Tues 29th Nov 09.15 St Cuthbert Mayne+Comp. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Wed 30th Nov 09.15 St Andrew, Scotland Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tess Truman RIP (Truman Family)
Fri 2nd Dec 12noon Funeral Mass for Trisha Kelly RIP
Sat 3rd Dec 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Hammond Macaulay RIP (Cannon family)
Sun 4th Dec 2nd SUNDAY of ADVENT
08.30 Thanksgiving Gillespie Family (Gillespie)
10.30 Meade Family RIP (Sullivan)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via the link.
Recordings are available. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week: £903.66 Incl. S.O.s
Retiring collection for Catholic Youth Service: £184.28
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 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
Please thank God with me this weekend for the gift of priesthood as I celebrate my 40th anniversary.
FR DOUG’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION – 27th NOVEMBER
Thank you to everyone who helped with our parish celebration to mark Fr Doug’s anniversary both in the church and hall. We haven’t seen such a large number gathering together here in the parish since before lockdown! We were a bit worried we might have forgotten how to celebrate but everyone rose to the occasion!
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, Dec 5.
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 email@example.com 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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;
ALL NATIONS CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC GROUP (ANCCG) – are organizing a “Day of Healing” on Saturday, 26th November at Our Lady of Annunciation, Addiscombe, Croydon from 10am to 4 pm. The programme will start with the Eucharistic Celebration, followed by Word of God, Holy wounds novena, rosary, healing prayer, adoration, confession and praise and Worship.
A FREE SHORT REFLECTION BROUGHT TO YOU EACH DAY OF ADVENT
Advent can be such a busy demanding time, but we encourage you to make some space to reflect and pray this advent. Sign up for our free Southwark Diocesan Spirituality Commission ‘daily advent reflections’ to aid your prayer.
Every day during advent you will receive an email with a very brief thought for the day based on the daily reading. It is an opportunity to listen to Gods invitation to you this advent. All you have to do is sign up and then set aside a couple of minutes each day to reflect!! Sign up directly here:
http://www.southwarkdsc.org.uk/ clicking on the Advent Reflection box.