Newsletter Sunday September 16th, 2018

CHRIST, THE SON OF MAN
TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

We worship the man Christ, who accepted every weakness of our human condition, renouncing himself and taking up the cross.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK:
Saturday 15 September      9.00am Holy Souls
                                               6.00pm Margaret Harkin RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 16 September      8.30am Parishioners
                                               10.30am Robert Joseph Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Monday 17 September      9.00am Michael Naughton RIP: Anniversary (Naughton Family)

Tuesday 18 September      7.00pm Wellbeing of John Underwood (OLPG) followed by
     Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 19 September      10.00am Jim, Dannie, Thomas & John Harrington RIP
                                                  (Eileen Sheehan)

Thursday 20 September      No Eucharistic Service
                                               10.30am Funeral Mass for Ellen Gilligan

Friday 21 September      9.00am Wellbeing of Fr Christian and Fr Doug (OLPG)

Saturday 22 September      9.00am Olga Bowman RIP (Tim)
                                               6.00pm Dan & Julia Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 23 September      8.30am Parishioners
                                               10.30am Ruth Smith RIP (Ray & Family)

Reconciliation Times: Sat. 9:30am-10:30am and Sat. 7pm-8pm (Following Masses).

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric & Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Peter Dent, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan, Tommy Otte, Christine Hand, Fr John Diver.

Anniversaries: John Fitzpatrick, Margaret Roberts, Margaret Bacon, Donal Carpenter.

Feast Days: Monday: Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor of the Church. Tuesday: Saint Edith of Kemsing. Wednesday: Saint Theodore of Canterbury, Saint Januarius, Bishop & Martyr. Thursday: Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest. Friday: Saint Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist, Feast. Sunday: Day of Prayer for the Harvest

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm David Lattimer Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes. Sunday 10.30am Joseph Ebare.   Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Barnarte.   Collection for 8.30 Mass Mrs M Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanna Aletta. Flower Arranging: Graziella & Mary J.   Ministers: Saturday 6 pm: Rob. Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde. Sun 10.30am: Volunteer, Mary H, Volunteer, Dorothy, Molly (Host).  Washing of Purificators: Molly.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 29/07/2018:
1st Collection: Gift Aid: £ 396.30 Loose: £ 143.17 TOTAL: £ 539.47
2nd (Catholic Education Service): Gift Aid: £ 154.20 Loose: £ 93.42 TOTAL: £ 247.62
THIS WEEK’S 2ND COLLECTION IS FOR THE SUPPORT OF HOME MISSION

APF RED BOXES/MISSIO: Would anyone who has a red APF box, please empty them and put the cash (in larger coins and notes if possible), or cheques paid to St John Fisher Church in an envelope. If anyone hasn’t got a red box, you can still give money to the missions by putting in an envelope and putting in the collection. Please write APF, your name and address on the envelope and put in the collection or hand in at the Presbytery, so a receipt can be sent to you. Any problems about APF, contact Sue Mangle, 01322 558965 or email suejmantle@hotmail.com

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 24th October: Part 1 of a movie on Pope Paul VI (Part 2 on Wednesday 7th Nov.) Bar open, admission free, sub-titles, all welcome. 7pm for 7.30pm start.

ROSARY CRUSADE OF REPARATION: The 34th Annual National Rosary Crusade of Reparation, Saturday 13th October 2018, assemble by 1.45 pm outside Westminster Cathedral (Ambrosden Avenue). Nearest Underground: Victoria. Procession to Brompton Oratory, Brompton Road, London, SW7. Nearest Underground: South Kensington. Procession with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima to Brompton Oratory praying the Rosary en-route. Consecration to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ends about 5.15 pm (anticipated Mass of Sunday at 6pm). Website: http://www.rosarycrusadeofreparation.blogspot.com

A DAY WITH MARY: Saturday 20th October 2018, Westminster Cathedral. Website: www. adaywithmary.org

A HEARTFELT MESSAGE:
This is to say many thanks for your generous cheque donation on Friday 7th at my farewell party. Many thanks for your presence, the food and all the kisses. May the good Lord bless and reward you abundantly.

Thanks, Fr Christian.

Newsletter Sunday September 9th, 2018

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

Today’s Theme: The Lord Who Does All Things Well

Today we celebrate our ‘unbounded admiration’ for the Lord who makes no distinctions between classes of people, but makes the poor rich in faith, the deaf hear and the dumb speak.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 8th September    9.00 am Holy Souls
                                               6.00 pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen and Family)

Sunday 9th September    8.30 am Parishioners
                                          10.30 am George Easton RIP (Gloria and Tony Laws)

Monday 10th September    9.00 am Holy Souls

Tuesday 11th September 7.00 pm Enrique Iligan RIP (Nenen)
     Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 12th September    10.00 am Geoff Hinton RIP (Eileen Wheatley and Family)

Thursday 13th September    9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 14th September    9.00 am Parishioners

Saturday 15th September    9.00 am Holy Souls
                                               6.00 pm Margaret Harkin RIP (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 16th September    8.30 am Parishioners
                                              10.30 am Robert Joseph Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 9.30am-10.30am, 7pm-8pm (following Masses).

ANNIVERSARIES:
Lucy Lawson, Leslie Holland, Reg Billington, Geoff Hinton, Kay Gillespie and Amber Foley.

FEAST DAYS: Wednesday, The Most Holy Name of Mary. Thursday, St John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Friday, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Saturday, Our Lady of Sorrows.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric and Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Peter Dent, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan, Tommy Otte, Christine Hand and Fr John Diver.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £450.84. Loose £173.78. Total £624.62.
This week’s Second Collection is for the Catholic Education Service.
Next week’s Second Collection is for the support of Home Mission.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Tony Frake. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Carole. Sunday 8.30am Patricia. 10.30am Kathy, Margaret, Peter H, Paul, Rob (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Kathy. Flower Arranging: Mary K and Lynn.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your generous donation on Sunday 2nd September. If you know of any small independent projects in the developing world which could benefit from a donation of £1,000, please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553/07802 623571. Completed application forms must be returned by the end of September. We have now completed nine projects this year as a result of your continued support and kind generosity.

MARY MANNERS RIP: Sadly, we have received the news that Mary Manners has passed away. Please remember her and her husband Steve and family in your prayers. Her Funeral Mass will be held at St Lawrence’s Sidcup on Wednesday 26th September at 11.30am.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN: SPUC is urging people to send a postcard to the Home Secretary urging him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for their unborn baby. The freedom to oppose abortion and offer help in public places is at risk. Postcards are available in the porch. For more information please call SPUC on 020 7091 7091 .

APF RED BOXES/MISSIO: Would anyone who has a red APF box please empty it and put the cash (in larger coins and notes if possible), or cheques made payable to St John Fisher Church, in an envelope and put it in the collection. Anyone who does not have a red box can still give money to the missions in this way. Please write APF, plus your name and address on the envelope, then either put it in the collection or hand it in at the presbytery so a receipt can be sent to you.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 12th September, dramatic movie on St Vincent de Paul reveals how his unwavering commitment to the poor made him one of the greatest humanitarians in history, and how he became a trusted advisor to queens and princes.
FILM NIGHT PLUS: There will also be an exhibition of the work of the AIC and SVP with members on hand for those who would like more information. Do come, 7 for 7.30pm Bar open, admission free, all welcome.

Newsletter Sunday September 2nd, 2018

22nd SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

The Commandments of Life

We rejoice in the Law of God which is pure religion, totally different from any man-made law or human tradition. It is fulfilled in this sacrament of love.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 1 – 9 SEP 2018

Sat 1 Sep    9am Peggie Dunne (Bridie Haylett)
                     6pm Parishioners

Sun 2 Sep    8.30am Nicholas Nencini RIP: Birthday
                     10.30am Ray Broadbent RIP: Anniversary (Lynn Cayford)

Mon 3 Sep    9am Foundation Mass for Beatrice Walliser

Tues 4 Sep    7pm Holy Souls
     Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 5 Sep    10am Bob Wallis RIP: 12th Anniversary (Eileen & Family)

Thu 6 Sep    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 7 Sep    9am Parishioners

Sat 8 Sep    9am Holy Souls
                     6pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sun 9 Sep    8.30am Parishioners
                      10.30am George Easton RIP (Gloria & Tony Laws)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9.30am-10.30am and Sat 7pm-8pm (following Masses)

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric & Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, Mary Manners, George Waller, Peter Dent, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan, Tommy Otte, Christine Hand, Fr John Diver.

Anniversaries: Raymond Broadbent, Mary Mulraney, Myfanwy Phyllis Matthews, Richard Gamble, Michael Naughton, John Jameson, Terry Frogley, Bob Wallis.

FATHER CHRISTIAN’S FAREWELL PARTY We will be having a Farewell Party for Fr Christian on Friday 7th September at 7pm – all parishioners are invited. Please bring a plate as contribution towards the evening (see list of suggestions in church porch so we can coordinate a good selection). Many thanks. Kay.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6:00pm Carol Anderson Sunday 8:30am Doune Robinson 10:30am Katherine Bernarte. Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson. Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins. Collection for 8:30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan. Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6:00pm Mary H Sun 8:30am Bridie Sun 10:30am Volunteer, Marlene, Patricia, Molly, Carole. Washing of Purificators: Norma. Flower Arranging: Mary Jeyaseelan & Sue Murphy.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:. Sunday August 26th, 2018
Gift Aid: £356.95. Loose: £129.37. TOTAL: £486.32
This week’s retiring collection is for the Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.
Next week’s second collection is for the Catholic Education Service.

ERITH OPERATIC SOCIETY & ST. MARY’S CHURCH – Present MUSIC FROM THE SHOWS Sunday 2nd September 2018 at 6.30pm in the Church Hall. Tickets: £10 including glass of wine/soft drink. From: Barbara Graham (0208 3080872) or Marion Smith (528622).

NEW READERS ROTA available in the Sacristy. Please note volunteers are needed for the Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints on Thursday 1 November and for Christmas – the Children’s Midnight, 8.30am and 10.30am masses. Thank you. Kathy Fogarty 01322 553993 k.fogarty@ntlworld.com.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING PLUS on Wednesday 12th September there will be a special event featuring the life and work of the great saint of practical charity, Vincent de Paul; and an exhibition of some of the work of the lay organisation he founded (AIC) and the SVP who chose him as their patron. All very welcome. 7 for 7.30pm Christine Crump.

PARISH BARN DANCE: You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 15th September 2018 from 7.30pm until 11.00pm (bar open from 7pm). Great fun for all the family. No experience necessary! If you wish, please bring your own nibbles. Tea/coffee and cake will be served during the interval. Ticket numbers are limited and selling fast. Don’t miss out! Tickets on sale after each Sunday Mass. Adults £8/Child £4. Tickets may also may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303. A raffle will be held during the evening and we would be very grateful for donations of suitable prizes. Items may be left in the box in the parish porch. Thank you for your support.