SUNDAY 21 May 2023,
7th SUNDAY of EASTER, YEAR A
Readings: Acts 1:12-14, 14-17, Psalm 26, 1 Peter 4:13-16, Gospel: John 17:1-11
Sat 20th May 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Mary McGranaghan RIP (K Fitzpatrick)
Sun 21st May 7th SUNDAY of EASTER
08.30 John O’Kane RIP (Cannon)
10.30 Edward Przydrozny RIP (Haygart)
Mon 22nd May 09.15 St Rita of Cascia Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 For the Parish
Tues 23rd May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Tony Frake RIP (Newton)
19.30 Prayer Group
Wed 24th May 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Our Lady Help of Christians Lily Bull RIP (Kilcullen)
Thurs 25th May 08.00 Priest’s Intention
Fri 26th May 09.15 St Philip Neri Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Holy Souls (B Gillespie)
Sat 27th May 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Thanksgiving (Fogarty)
Sun 28th May PENTECOST SUNDAY
08.30 Sheila Jones RIP (Wilkes)
10.30 Emmanuel Addo (Asaam)
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 Incl. S.O.s £1221.44
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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.
Gift Aid Please join the GIFT AID scheme – Forms are at the back of the Church. For every £1.00 donated the Parish receives 25p from the Tax Office. Standing Orders are best for us. 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
More of you are accepting the invitation to “take the chalice” at mass. It is perfectly safe to do so. It is a beautiful way of sharing in Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary. It reminds us particularly of Christ’s challenge to James and John: “Can you drink from the cup that I shall drink from?” He meant that to drink from his cup was to express a solidarity with him such that we join him in suffering as well as in glory. This was his covenant, the covenant expressed in his blood. Well, James and John both said they could drink from that cup and both accepted the consequences.
So, it is a powerful sign and statement. However, it really is not essential. In both ways that we are able to receive Holy Communion we receive Christ himself, body, blood, soul and divinity.
God Bless, Fr Doug
PARISH FEAST DAY Sunday 25th June
We begin at 12.00. There will be a grand BBQ going on with other foods to compliment. There will be other “lunches” available too. This is all provided for free with your ticket. More “lunches” can be bought at £1 a time throughout the afternoon.
When the main lunchtime is over there will be live entertainment.
For the children, the same goes with their lunchtime ticket and there will be supervised activities for them to enjoy.
The main thing is to celebrate together our big day. Saint John Fisher’s is a life worth celebrating as is the life of this parish of whom he is Patron.
Any ideas or offers of further help or sponsorship are all most welcome.
PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY – ONLY £3 FOR ADULTS AND £1 FOR CHILDREN
PARISH SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME. ‘QUIET TIME’.
– a peaceful, reflective time with The Lord, who welcomes our presence and prepares us for Pentecost. On Tuesdays from 7.30 – 8.30 in church. Come, Taste and See.
Our annual general meeting will be held after coffee following the 10.30 mass on Sunday 4th June, starting at 12 noon. Please pass any items you wish brought up to a member of the Parish Council. They are listed in the church porch. The most important thing though is to come along and feel part of the parish’s life.
MASS IN CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Sept. 23rd, 3pm, at St George’s Cathedral If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please let your parish priest know as soon as possible, and no later than the end of July, providing the following details: your names in the format: John and Mary Smith, your home address, the anniversary you are celebrating. You will then receive an invitation from the Archbishop for you to renew your vows during Mass.
A QUIET DAY AT SANCTUARY (in Swanley Village)
“YOU WAKE MY HEART” – you are welcome to a quiet day on Saturday June 17th from 11am to 3pm at Sanctuary, Swanley Village. Come away for a time for space, prayer and reflection led by Chris Chapman and Trudy Kilcullen. Drawing on the writings of John of the Cross we will explore how to cooperate with a God who is always seeking us and always at work for our good. For more information or to book – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07977978536.
FIRST FRIDAYS – The garden is open and free for you to recollect and rest between 10am and 4pm on the first Friday of the month – wander in, find a place to sit, bring your prayer book and take your own personal space for reflection. email email@example.com or call 07977978536.
WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY.
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