Newsletter

SUNDAY 17th October 2021

 29th SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Isaiah 53:10-11,  Psalm 32, Hebrews 4:14-16, Mark 10:35-45.

SERVICES FOR WEEK  16th – 24th October 2021  

Sat      16th Oct                    Confessions

            18.00                Calihan Circuitt (Bowman)                

Sun      17th Oct    29th SUNDAY (B)        

08.30                 Mrs J White RIP (C.Fitzpatrick)

                            10.30                Richard Fox (Berry)

Mon     18th Oct    09.15    St Luke            Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                             10.00                David Latimer RIP (Hughes)

Tues     19th Oct    09.15               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00                David Latimer RIP (Connolly)

Weds       20th Oct    10.00                Funeral for Clifford Haynes

Fri      22nd Oct    09.15    St John Paul II, Pope    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                            10.00                Andre Gallard (Baxter)

Sat     23rd Oct    11.00                Confessions

                           18.00                  John & Helen Evans RIP (Evans)

Sun      24th  Oct    30th SUNDAY (B)    

          08.30                 Emily & Aidan O’Neill (Keenan)

                             10.30                Margaret & Frederick Staveley RIP (Botterill)

    

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are now streamed live and can be viewed via this link.

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Recordings will also be available there for a week or so. The weekly sermon is also on the website in printed form.
FINANCES 
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher – Bexley, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.
Many thanks for your collection last week:     £921.06 including standing orders    
Special Collections  Next Week    Missio
                 
CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS
The Herald by subscription: Ring 0207 448 3607 or go to http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe
COVID PROCEDURES
In church please:
  •     Continue to cleanse your hands on entry.
  •     Continue to wear masks on Sundays unless you are in space or are exempt.
  •     At weekday masses you only need to wear masks if you are close to someone else.
  •     Socially distance 1metre. In other words, keep a space between yourself and anyone else.
  •     Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry.
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It’s good to be back. I had a wonderful retreat at St. Beuno’s, Jesuit Centre for Spirituality in North Wales. If ever you get the chance, I really recommend the Centre to you. I shall have to try to make up for eight days without talking!

God bless.

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CHRISTIAN UNITY – ON LINE EVENT IN OCTOBER
Zoom event Tuesday, 19 October at 6.00pm regarding the recent publication by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. See website christianunitycommission.rcaos.org.uk or email christianunitycommission@rcaos.org.uk
JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION AUTUMN ASSEMBLY 2021
The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Autumn Assembly entitled ‘COP26’ What next? Is a continued response to the huge environmental issues of our time.  At Corpus Christy Catholic Church, Brixton Hill, SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER from 10 a.m. onwards.  Entrance is free.  All welcome.  Email jpiccontact@rcaos.org.uk to reserve your place.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee provided.
MEETING PLACE 
We are now open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 9.30 till 1.30 with a lunchtime menu available.   All are welcome; spread the word.
WE NEED HELP with putting up tables and taking them down again. We would want to establish a rota for this. Please ring Anne Rayer for more details.
SUNDAY COFFEE MORNING – after 10.30 mass
This provides a wonderful opportunity for growth in our parish as a community.  We are most grateful to those who have run the coffee bar over the past few years as well as to Noel who opens up the bar! We now need others to assist. Can you help on an occasional basis?  Please contact Anne Rayer (01322 523499) or Carol Anderson (07913 698912).
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO COLLECT FOR THE PASSAGE – Tuesday, 19 October
Please contact Andrew Hollingsworth on 020 7592 1886 (07928703131) if you are able to help with their annual public collection on the streets of the City of Westminster between 7.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. in support of The Passage, the Catholic Charity helping homeless people.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Noon Wednesday and please email if possible.
HALL FOR HIRE – £30 per hour weekdays, £35 per hour at weekends.  Bookings can be made via the Parish Secretary, preferably only by email to the office – bexley@rcaos.org.uk
HYMN BOOKS – Please return your hymn books to the table in the porch after 10.30 am Mass.
DENNIS O’SULLIVAN RIP
We are further saddened by the death of Dennis O’Sullivan after a long illness. His funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed, but please pray for him and for his family 

Newsletter

SUNDAY 10th October 2021

28th SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Wisdom: 7:7-11,  Psalm 89, Hebrews 4:12-13, Mark 10:17-30.

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  9th – 17th October 2021  

Sat      9th Oct                                          No Confessions

                            18.00                            The Homeless (AIC)   

Sun    10th Oct    28th SUNDAY (B)                 

                          08.30                               Priest’s Personal Intention 

                          10.30                               Rex Wheatley RIP (Wheatley family)

Mon     11th Oct 09.15         St John XXIII, Pope     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                         10.00                                 Tony Moffat RIP (Hughes)

Tue      12th Oct  NO MASS

Weds   13th Oct    09.15         St Edward the Confessor    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                            10.00                              Patsy Goodman RIP (SVP Friends)

Fri      15th  Oct   09.15         St Teresa of Jesus (Avila)    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament           

                            10.00                              David Latimer RIP (Latimer family)

Sat    16th  Oct     11.00                              Confessions

                            18.00                              Calihan Circuitt (Bowman)

Sun    17th  Oct   29th SUNDAY (B)                 

                            08.30                              Mrs. J White RIP (C.Fitzpatrick) 

                           10.30                               Richard Fox (Berry)

                                                                           

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

All masses are now streamed live and can be viewed on the website via this link.live streamlogo copy

Recordings will also be available there for a week or so. The weekly sermon is also on the website in printed form.

 

FINANCES          

Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher – Bexley, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763

Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.

 

Many thanks for your collection last week:         £948.31 including standing orders    

Special Collections  Last week:   672.60 CAFOD

Next Week:                

                                      

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS

The Herald by subscription: Ring 0207 448 3607 or go to http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe

 

COVID PROCEDURES

In church please:

           Continue to cleanse your hands on entry.

           Continue to wear masks on Sundays unless you are in space or are exempt. 

           At weekday masses you only need to wear masks if you are close to someone else. 

           Socially distance 1metre. In other words, keep a space between yourself and anyone else.

           Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry. 

 

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I am on silent retreat and so I can’t talk to you!  Pray for me as I do for you.

                               God bless.

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CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP

It was wonderful to welcome children back to the Children’s Liturgy of the word last Sunday, 4th October during the 10.30am mass. Initially meetings will be held once a month on the first Sunday. We are always looking for new volunteers to help with Children’s Liturgy.  If you would like to join our small but dedicated team please speak to Father Doug or Angela Underwood.

 

CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day.

 

READERS

A new rota covering the end of the year is now available in the sacristy.  Please collect one as soon as possible

 

CHRISTIAN UNITY – ON LINE EVENT IN OCTOBER

Zoom event Tuesday, 19 October at 6.00pm regarding the recent publication by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. See website christianunitycommission.rcaos.org.uk or email christianunitycommission@rcaos.org.uk

 

MEETING PLACE 

We are now open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 9.30 till 1.30 with a lunchtime menu available.   All are welcome; spread the word. 

WE NEED HELP with putting up tables and taking them down again. We would want to establish a rota for this. Please ring Anne Rayer for more details.

 

SUNDAY COFFEE MORNING – after 10.30 mass

This provides a wonderful opportunity for growth in our parish as a community.  We are most grateful to those who have run the coffee bar over the past few years as well as to Noel who opens up the bar! We now need others to assist. Can you help on an occasional basis?  Please contact Anne Rayer (01322 523499) or Carol Anderson (07913 698912). 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO COLLECT FOR THE PASSAGE – Tuesday, 19 October

Please contact Andrew Hollingsworth on 020 7592 1886 (07928703131) if you are able to help with their annual public collection on the streets of the City of Westminster between 7.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. in support of The Passage, the Catholic Charity helping homeless people.

 

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Noon Wednesday and please email if possible.

 

HALL FOR HIRE – £30 per hour weekdays, £35 per hour at weekends.  Bookings can be made via the Parish Secretary, preferably only by email to the office – bexley@rcaos.org.uk

 

HYMN BOOKS – Please return your hymn books to the table in the porch after 10.30 am Mass.

 

FUNERAL MASS FOR BARBARA DONOVAN 

A Funeral Service will take place at St. Lawrence’s Church, Sidcup – at 11 a.m. on 28th October.  Parishioners who remember Barbara are welcome to attend.  Rosy Hickman (nee Donovan).

 

Newsletter

SUNDAY 3rd October 2021

 27th SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Genesis 2:18-24, Psalm 127, Hebrews 2:9-11, Mark 10:2-16

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  2nd – 10th October 2021

Sat      2nd Oct             11.00                Confessions

                                   18.00                  James Picolo RIP (Wood)            

Sun    3rd Oct      27th SUNDAY (B)                 

                                   08.30                   For the Parish 

                                   10.30                  Fabian & Florencia Delfinado RIP (Bernarte)

Mon     4th Oct            09.15         St Francis of Assisi     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                   10.00                  Kathleen Bowman RIP (Bowman)       

Weds    6th Oct           09.15                  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00                  Iris Keefe RIP (Stanton)

Fri      8th  Oct           09.15                  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament           

                                 10.00                  Beth & Mick Minihan RIP (Sheehan)

Sat    9th  Oct           11.00                  No Confessions

                                18.00                  The Homeless (AIC)

Sun    10th  Oct   28th SUNDAY (B)                 

                                08.30                  Priest’s Personal Intention 

                              10.30                  Rex Wheatley RIP (Wheatley)

 

                                                                           

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

All masses are now streamed live and can be viewed here on the website,  via this link:live streamlogo copy

Recordings will also be available there for a week or so. The weekly sermon is also on the website in printed form.

 

FINANCES          

Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher – Bexley, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763

Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.

 

Many thanks for your collection last week:         £ 967.57 including standing orders    

Special Collections         This week:     CAFOD

                                      

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS

The Herald by subscription: Ring 0207 448 3607 or go to http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe

 

COVID PROCEDURES

In church please:

         Continue to cleanse your hands on entry.

      Continue to wear masks on Sundays unless you are in space or are exempt. 

         At weekday masses you only need to wear masks if you are close to someone

            else.

         Socially distance 1metre. In other words, keep a space between yourself and 

            anyone else.

         Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry. 

 

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The readings this week seem to demand that we focus on marriage, but we are also celebrating a theme of “Thanksgiving for the Harvest”. On the edge of London, as we are, we can look one way to see farmland, and feel a connection with the land. But if we look the other way we only see an urban environment with no pastoral or arable land. Also, with many foods imported throughout the year we are barely aware of seasonal variation, and so it really can be a stretch to connect to Harvest in the way people once did. Nevertheless, it is important to try to do so and to thank God for the harvest of food that sustains us physically throughout the year. The shortage of truck drivers has reminded us how much we depend on many other people for our daily bread. Let us take no one for granted and pray this year with sincerity: Father, give us this day our daily bread.

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ALTAR SERVING

We are proud of our team of altar servers who add great dignity to our masses and there is room for more!  If anyone would like to have a look at what it might entail then please come to a meeting on Saturday morning, 16th October from 10 am till 11 in Church.  You need to be receiving Holy Communion – (over the age of First Holy Communion).  Please drag a parent along with you!

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP

We welcome back our Children’s Liturgy of the Word Group this Sunday during the 10.30am mass. We meet on the first Sunday of each month. We are looking for new helpers.  If you could join our  team please speak to Fr Doug or Angela Underwood.

 

GARDENING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – SAT. OCTOBER 9th

Please come along at 10 am to clear the church and presbytery gardens of weeds and trim bushes.  Please bring forks, spades and secateurs if you have them. Carole Hughes. 

 

CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY

The CAFOD harvest fast day was on Friday and the retiring collection at Masses on this weekend is to receive your savings.  Envelopes are available. We should also have a card machine available. This Family Fast Day aims to support people around the world working to protect God’s creation, and to help the poorest people adapt to climate change.”

 

OPEN EVENING – ST. CATHERINE’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 

THURSDAY, 7th OCTOBER, 2021 – 5PM TO 8PM – An open evening for Year 6 students to visit St. Catherine’s Catholic School.  There will be a presentation by Head Teacher Mrs. Thompson at 6.30 pm.  For further information contact 01322 556333 or visit http://www.stccg.co.uk/

 

READERS

A new rota covering the end of the year is now available in the sacristy. 

 

CHRISTIAN UNITY – ON LINE EVENT IN OCTOBER

Zoom event Tuesday,19 October at 6.00pm regarding the recent publication by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. See website christianunitycommission.rcaos.org.uk or email christianunitycommission@rcaos.org.uk

 

MEETING PLACE 

We are now open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 9.30 till 1.30 with a lunchtime menu available.   All are welcome. WE NEED HELP with putting up tables and taking them down again. Please ring Anne Rayer for more details.

 

BARBARA DONOVAN RIP.

My mother, Barbara has died She occasionally attended St John Fisher in the 1960s -1990s. Some parishioners may remember her. A burial service will take place at Sidcup Cemetery in mid-October. Rosy Hickman (nee Donovan)