Newsletter

SUNDAY 25th July, 2021

17th SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: 2 Kings 4:42-44, Psalm 144, Ephesians 4:1-6 John 6:1-15, 

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  24th July – 1st August 2021  

Sat      24 July           11.00                                      NO CONFESSIONS

                                  18.00                                      Tony Moffat RIP (Morris)

Sun     25 July         17TH SUNDAY (B)

08.30                                      Priest’s Intention      

                                       10.30                                      Brenda Clarke RIP (Hollis)

            Web – not available but see link below

Tues   27 July          11.30am                                Funeral Mass for Tony Moffat

Weds 28 July           09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                     10.00                                 Derek Botterill RIP (Botterill)                      

Fri       30 July         09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                    10.00                                      Tony Moffat RIP (Robins)

Sat      31 July        11.00                                      No CONFESSIONS

                               18.00                                      For the Parish           

Sun    1 Aug             18TH SUNDAY (B)                

         08.30                                      Marie & Jack’s Wedding (Cannon Family)

                                     10.30                                      Ron & Joan Aspeek (Choir)

            Web – available any time   For the Parish

SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE

As Fr Doug is away this weekend the Mass on our website is from last year, so the readings are from Year B.  Here is the link:

As Fr. Doug is away this week the Mass readings are for the 17th Sunday Year A

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

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.

            

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS

The weekly Catholic newspapers:

Catholic Universe and Catholic Times are no longer available. The publisher has sadly gone out of business.

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

 

 

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I am most grateful to the Franciscan Brothers from Our Lady of the Angels in Erith for saying masses here this weekend. I am sure you will make them very welcome.

 

Our Parish Council met on Sunday to consider how best to move forward following the lifting of legal restrictions on Monday. The Church nationally has issued some guidelines which they ask to be locally interpreted and cautiously applied. In this spirit we are making some initial adjustments and we hope to make further adjustments in the weeks ahead but always with a view to the safety and reassurance of those attending mass. So from now on, in Church we ask that you:

 

·      Continue to wear masks on Sundays unless you are in lots of space or are exempt. You may otherwise, make others feel unsafe. 

·      Continue to cleanse your hands on entry to the Church.

·      Socially distance 1metre. In other words, sit wherever you like but keep a space between yourself and anyone else that is not in your bubble!

·      Follow the usual procedures for Holy Communion this weekend.

·      Follow the usual procedures for the Offertory.

·      Continue to follow the Track and Trace procedures at weekend masses but not weekday mass.

·      The longer Gloria and Creed should now be recited at Weekend masses.

·      Wear masks at weekday masses, ONLY WHERE APPROPRIATE.

·      Hymn books will be reintroduced on Aug 1st

·      Frequently used non-absorbent “touch points” will be cleansed after mass.

·      The Hall will open after the 10.30 mass on August 8th for refreshments.

·      Parish Mass books will be reintroduced when it is safe to do so.

 

Enforced self-isolation has caused us difficulties in the celebration of sacraments with our children and young people so I must praise them, their families and our catechists for their patience and flexibility. Last weekend we had another young person confirmed and during the week five more children made their First Holy Communions. One more Confirmation will take place next week for Hannah Hansford. Congratulations to them all.

 

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MEETING PLACE – Great News!

We will be reopening in the Hall for the Meeting Place on Wednesday 28 July – 10-12 for light refreshments. We will not be serving lunches on this first day, but will adjust the catering and times when we have some idea of numbers attending.  All are welcome, please spread the word. 

 

TONY MOFFAT RIP

The Funeral for Tony will be on Tuesday 27 July at 11.30. 

Please pray for him and for his family at this time.

 

DAVID LATIMER RIP

David’s funeral will be on Tuesday August 3rd at 11.30

Please pray for him and for his family at this time.

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SUNDAY 18th July, 2021 

16th SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Jeremiah 23:2-6, Psalm 23, Ephesians 2:13-18, Mark 6:30-34

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  17th – 25th July 2021  

Sat      17 July        11.00                                      Confessions

                               18.00  Confirmation           Christine Hand RIP (Asaam)

Sun     18 July         16TH SUNDAY (B)

                              08.30                                For the Parish           

                                    10.30  1stHoly Communion  William Dawson-Asaam RIP (Asaam  

                Web – available anytime    Mary Scott RIP (Moynihan)

Tues   20 July       12noon                            Funeral Mass for Iris Keefe

                              18.30                                First Holy Communions

Weds 21 July         09.30  St Lawrence                   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00                                Tony Frake (Morris)             

Fri       23 July        09.30  St Bridget                       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                              10.00                                Sylvia Hams (Frake)

Sat      24 July       18.00                                Tony Moffat RIP (Morris)    

Sun    25 July          17TH SUNDAY (B)                

        08.30                                  Priest’s Intention

                                    10.30                                  Brenda Clarke RIP (Asaam)

            Web – not available

SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE

Go to our website www.stjohnfisherbexley.org  then click on ‘Sunday Mass’

 

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.

           

           

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS

The weekly Catholic newspapers:

Catholic Universe and Catholic Times are no longer available. The publisher has sadly gone out of business.

The weekly Catholic newspapers:

;’>The Herald can be obtained directly by subscription: Ring 0207 448 3607 or go to http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe

 

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The so called “Freedom Day” is nearly here. We wish, under the diocese’s direction, to make some cautious adjustments at first and our parish council is meeting this Sunday to agree the path ahead, STEP by STEP. More of their decisions to follow.

But for now, from Monday onwards:

Social distancing of 1m between “bubbles”

Please wear masks on Sundays unless you are in a good deal of space. 

Masks no longer compulsory for our usual weekday masses. There is enough space.

Track and Trace remains

Arrangements for Holy Communion remain.

Arrangements for Offertory remain.

Singing can begin again. Hymn books can be used once each weekend.

Please use cleansing liquid on entry to Church.

Only frequently used touch points will be cleansed after each mass.

 

We were all blessed last weekend with Confirmations and First Holy Communions. One more Confirmation on Saturday evening with one delayed due to Covid isolation, and five more First Holy Communions to take place on Tuesday, again following compulsory isolations from school. 

 

God Bless 

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CONFIRMATION

This Saturday evening in mass we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation

with:  Cara Bannister. Congratulations!

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 

On Tuesday we celebrate Holy Communion for the first time with  

Dylan McDermott, Dawn Monteiro, Heidi and James Nunn and Alexander Sanft.

            

MEETING PLACE – Great News!

We will be reopening in the Hall for the Meeting Place on Wednesday 28 July – 10-12 for light refreshments. We will not be serving lunches on this first day, but will adjust the catering and times when we have some idea of numbers attending.  All are welcome, please spread the word. 

 

IRIS KEEFE RIP 

The Funeral for Iris will be on Tuesday 20 July at 12.00. 

Please pray for her and for her family at this time.

 

TONY MOFFAT RIP

The Funeral for Tony will be on Tuesday 27 July at 11.30. 

Please pray for him and for his family at this time.

 

DAVID LATIMER RIP

The Funeral for David will be on Tuesday 03 August at 11.30. 

Please pray for him and for his family at this time.

Please print off this newsletter, using the screenshots below, and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.

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Newsletter

SUNDAY 11th July, 2021

15th SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Amos 7:12-15, Psalm 84, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:7-13

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  10th – 18th July 2021  

Sat      10 July           11.00                 Confessions

                                  18.00  Confirmations         Dr Dick McCarthy RIP (Anna)

Sun     11 July         15TH SUNDAY (B)

08.30                                   Fr Tim Finigan (Jones)        

                                       10.30  1stHoly Communion  Joseph Scanlon RIP (Henry)

            Web – available anytime    For the Parish

Tues   13 July           09.30  St Mildred                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                 Tony Moffat RIP (OLPG)

Weds 14 July           09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                                   Iris Keefe RIP (M. Fitzpatrick)                    

Fri       16 July          09.30  Our Lady of Mt.Carmel      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                10.00                                   Elizabeth Padayachee RIP (Hobson)

Sat      17 July           11.00                Confessions

                                    18.00  Confirmations     Christine Hand RIP (Asaam)         

Sun    18 July          16TH SUNDAY (B)                

            08.30                                  For the Parish

                                         10.30  1stHoly Communion  William Dawson-Asaam RIP (Asaam)

            Web – available anytime    Mary Scott RIP (Moynihan)

SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE

Go to our website www.stjohnfisherbexley.org  then click on ‘Sunday Mass’

 

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.

 

Second Collection:            This week:  Apostleship of the Sea

            

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS

The weekly Catholic newspapers:

Catholic Universe and Catholic Times are no longer available. The publisher has sadly gone out of business.

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

 

Dear Parishioners,

It’s great to be back, and what a weekend for our parish it is, with First Holy Communions and Confirmations for our children and young people. We keep them in our prayers.

Sad and difficult times though, for the families of Iris Keefe, Tony Moffat and David Latimer. (See below). We keep them in our prayers too.

God Bless 

Fr Doug

 

CONFIRMATION

This Saturday evening in mass we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with:

Cheluchi Igboehwu, Nnenna Igboehwu, Kate Montgommery and Leah Ryan. This is a great occasion for them, their families, our parish and for the whole Church. God’s Spirit is among us!

Next week there will be two further Confirmations. At this time the Archbishop has asked Fr Doug to confer the Sacrament. The parish are most grateful to their catechists.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 

On Sunday we will be celebrating Holy Communion for the first time with some of:

Iliya Dean, Alfred Edwards, Danielo Ippolito, Dylan McDermott, Archie McMullen, Dawn Monteiro, , Alexander Sanft, Gabriellus Spietinis, Anayah Springer Diamantino and Yannick Springer Diamantino. Sadly some of these children are isolating and will defer till next weekend. Again, this is a great celebration for us all and a sign of God’s activity in our midst. We are so grateful to the catechists with this group too.

Next week there will be two more children approaching the altar.                

 

SEA SUNDAY

This week is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for Stella Maris (the Apostleship of the Sea), which supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. For an appeal talk from Bishop Paul Mason, and a video showing some of what Stella Maris does, please visit http://www.stellamaris.org.uk/SeaSunday. If you want to donate online go to http://www.stellamaris.org.uk/donate or you can text ‘SEA’ to 70460 to donate £5. 

MEETING PLACE – Great News!

We will be reopening in the Hall for the Meeting Place on Wednesday 28 July – 10-12 for light refreshments. We will not be serving lunches on this first day, but will adjust the catering and times when we have some idea of numbers attending.  All are welcome, please spread the word. 

 

IRIS KEEFE RIP 

The Funeral for Iris will be on Tuesday 20 July at 12.00. 

Please pray for her and for her family at this time.

 

TONY MOFFAT RIP

The Funeral for Tony will be on Tuesday 27 July at 11.30. 

Please pray for him and for his family at this time.

 

DAVID LATIMER RIP

We are further saddened by the death of David Latimer after a long illness. His funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed, but again, please pray for him and for his family

 

MASS IN CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE – OCT 9TH  AT ST GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL

If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please apply as soon as possible.  Get in touch with us at mflse@rcaos.org.uk so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop. Spaces are limited.

Please state your names, e.g. John and Mary Smith, your address, the anniversary you are celebrating and that you are from Bexley Parish.

Please print off this newsletter, using the screenshots below, and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.

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