SUNDAY 29th January 2023


Readings: Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13 Psalm 145 1 Corinthians1:26-31, Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12


Sat    28th Jan      17.30         Confessions

                18.00          Maire O’Donnell RIP 

Sun   29th Jan         FOURTH SUNDAY  

                           08.30         Private Intention (Wilkes)

        10.30          Wellbeing Andrew Hubble (Hughes)

Mon  30th Jan       09.15         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                          10.00          Wellbeing Fr Michael Jones (Friends)  

Tues  31st Jan       09.15  St John Bosco  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00           In Thanksgiving (Sullivan family)

Wed   1st Feb        09.15         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                           10.00         Jacqueline Downey (Downey)

Thurs 2nd Feb        08.00 Presentation of the Lord    Priest’s intention

Fri     3rd Feb         09.15  St Laurence of Canterbury Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                           10.00           Ken Crump RIP (Jones)

Sat    4th Feb         17.30          Confessions

                            18.00          John & Joy Hubbard RIP (Fogarty)

Sun   5th Feb          FIFTH SUNDAY, Racial Justice Day                    

                            08.30          For the Parish

                            10.30          Edward Przydrozny RIP (Przydrozna)




All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via the link.

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Recordings are available. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.



Many thanks for your offertory collection last week       £973.86 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”, and you 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 best for us. Thank you



Our hall is available for hire. Please email 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

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Please notice that Fr Peter is offering mass on Thursday mornings at 8.00. This offers a chance for some to go to a weekday mass before going to work. Others may in any case be ‘early birds’.           

Time passes very quickly and as we enter February, we know that Lent is not far away. That means it is time to look to our diaries and think about how we might prepare for Easter. So…                                                                                     


The retreat will be of a similar format to last year’s one. In the ‘video’, The Archbishop provides an introduction, Chris Chapman offers the main reflection and witness is given by a selection of people, including Fr Doug. There are points to ponder along with a written summary. 

The theme this year is “Renewed in Hope” and it is based on the Sunday readings of Lent.

Anyone can sign up to receive it (via a link in the newsletter or on the website that we will publish nearer the time). You would then receive an email each Monday with the “video” input and prompts for discussion and prayer.

ALTERNATIVELY, you can participate with others in 3 different church locations and share the experience with other Christians in Bexley. (The ‘video’ will be projected onto the ‘large screen’ and there will be time for reflection, prayer and sharing)

Mondays, 1.30 – 3.00 St. John Fisher Hall, beginning 20th February

Tuesdays 10.30 – 12.00 URC (opposite the war memorial) beginning 28th February

Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. St John’s Church beginning 1st March 

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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.



‘The Bible in a year programme’ has just begun. It is led by Fr Michael Schmitz. This is freely available on YouTube or Spotify as a Podcast. It follows the format of Jeff Cavin’s Bible Timeline which many of us followed a year or two ago and is in 20-minute daily episodes. 

This year Fr. Michael Schmitz has also started:

“Catechism in a Year (with Fr Michael Schmitz) ” – about 15 minutes daily episodes. Just do a search in YouTube.



Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 15th March 2023.  £699.00 per person sharing.  Price includes flight, all transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full board.  All entertainment and excursions included.  Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum.  Special St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations.  Single supplement £150.00.  Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email