SUNDAY 11th December 2022,
3nd SUNDAY of ADVENT, YEAR A
Readings: Isaiah 35:1-6, 10, Psalm 145, James 5:7-10 Mathew 11:2-11
Sat 10th Dec 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Scott Whatley RIP (Cannon)
Sun 11th Dec 3rd SUNDAY of ADVENT
08.30 Private Intention (Hyde)
10.30 Arsenia Mencias RIP (Bernarte)
Mon 12th Dec 09.15 Our Lady of Guadalupe Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Artie de Souza RIP (Mascarenhas)
Tues 13th Dec 09.15 St Lucy Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Bosser Family RIP (Bosser)
Wed 14th Dec 09.15 St John of the Cross Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan family)
Fri 16th Dec 10.00 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Eslin & Margaret Bosser RIP (Bosser)
Sat 17th Dec 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Patrick McQuaid RIP (McQuaid)
Sun 18th Dec 4th SUNDAY of ADVENT
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Deceased Members of the Choir
16.00 CAROL SERVICE
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.
Please join us in the Hall for refreshments after the 10.30 mass
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.
Newsletter: Please copy notices to Fr Doug by previous Wednesday
Many thanks for your offertory collection last week: £1012.47 Incl. S.O.s
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
On Monday we had the final session of our Ways Into Prayer programme. Thanks to all (~40) people who attended and in doing so, supported each other in practicing techniques that will enable greater opportunity to enjoy a prayerful relationship with God. That nearly a fifth of the parish (mass-going) took part is a great inspiration. In the New Year we will offer the opportunity to take part in the Diocesan Lenten Retreat and we are looking at the possibility of running a scripture study course. We’d be happy to learn of any resources within the parish that we might tap into.
God Bless, Fr Doug
Date for the diary: Our service of carols and readings will be next Sunday at 4.00 p.m.
NEW AUXILIARY BISHOP
A new bishop is to be ordained for the diocese on Shrove Tuesday. He will act in both S.E. and S.W. London. His name is Mgr. Philip Moger, currently the Shrine Director in Walsingham.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2023
Application forms are now available for the First Holy Communion Programme 2023. Children eligible for First Communion must be in Year 3 or above. Application forms can be collected from the church foyer. The programme will commence late January/early February 2023. Completed forms are to be returned by 9th January, 2023. Angela Underwood
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’d also like to recruit new members. If you can help with visiting and fund raising to support the more vulnerable in our area, please contact the Parish Office.
A big THANK YOU to the small group of parishioners who give up their free time to help keep our church clean. The rota for 2023 is now available for collection from the cupboard. We would be grateful if more volunteers came forward to either join an existing group or make up a new one. Currently, each group cleans once every 10 weeks for about one hour. If you think you might be able to help, please ring Carole Hughes on 07762731303.
PARISH FESTIVE OPEN HOUSE
Join us between 11am-3pm on Wednesday 28th December for a cuppa and chat in the church hall. Enjoy good company, tea, coffee and biscuits and a touch of soft jazz. Feel free to bring along any Christmas nibbles/tipples for our ‘sharing’ table. Look forward to seeing you there. Elaine 07941 264011
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.
CHRIST THE KING SIXTH FORM – A CHAPLAINCY APPRENTICE NEEDED
(Part Time, Part Year) – Start date: January, 2023 – Salary range £12,000 including London Weighting (or applicable minimum wage if aged 20+) – closing date 10am Monday, 12th December 2022. Please see vacancies page of website: https://www.ctk.ac.uk/vacancies/
OUR LADY OF GRACE SCHOOL – TEACHING ASSISTANT REQUIRED
Please see noticeboard and www.ourladyofgracecatholicprimaryschool.co.uk
Required for January 2023. Interview date to be confirmed. Grade: APT&C Scale 2 (£21,783 p-r)
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