Newsletter

SUNDAY 24th October 2021

30th SUNDAY (B)
Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-9, Psalm 125, Hebrews 5:1-6, Mark 10:46-52.

SERVICES FOR WEEK 23rd – 31st October 2021
Sat 23th 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)

Mon 25th Oct                   09.15  Forty Martyrs               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00             Ben Van Leeuwen (Bowman)

Tues 26th Oct                  09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00               Sister John Bowman RIP (Bowman)

Weds 27th Oct                09.15               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00               Les Truman RIP (Truman Family)

Fri 29th Oct                    09.15               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00               David Latimer RIP (Speed)

Sat 30th Oct                  11.00                 Confessions
18.00                 Christa Frake RIP (Frake)

Sun 31st Oct ALL SAINTS
08.30                 For the Parish
10.30                 Tony Moffat RIP (Stanton)

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

Most recordings will also be available there for a week or so. The weekly sermon is also on the website in printed form on the “Fr Doug” page.

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: £906.26 including standing orders
Special Collections This 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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This week I was present at a Mass in St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh to mark its closure. Many of the priests of the diocese, including me, were trained there. It was sad to observe that numbers wishing to be trained there cannot justify its continuation. Priests for our diocese are now being trained at Allen Hall, in Chelsea. It is also true that many of the priests serving in our diocese are from abroad. We are blessed in their ministry but we should also renew our efforts to pray for, to encourage, and to support vocations to the priesthood in our own country.
God bless.
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MISSION SUNDAY
The second collection weekend of the 23rd and 24th October is Misso. Anyone with Red Boxes please empty them and put money in the 2nd Collection. Missions need money more than ever this yearl. Misso contact Sue Mantle: 07955416185 or suejmantle@hotmail.com

PARISH SOCIAL EVENING – SATURDAY, 13 NOVEMBER AT 7PM
This is an informal get together with a special welcome to those who are new to the parish. Please bring your own nibbles. Children of all ages are welcome and you can leave at any time. The bar will be open and there will be a raffle with all proceeds in aid of the parish and prize donations are welcome. Tickets are available after Mass. The event will be run along Covid guidelines.

CHURCH SYNOD
Our parish respresentatives are Larissa and Rob O’Halloran and we are most grateful to them for taking a lead in this process that starts off at parish level but grows into the diocesan stage and then the national stage before reaching the world state in Rome!
After reviewing the materials, they have compiled a brief questionnaire which they ask you to complete and return to the church within the next two weeks. The document is available for you to take away from church today. Please help if you can.

COP26 – Campaign for the Climate – CAFOD
The COP26 climate change meeting in Glasgow will soon take place. CAFOD has a number of suggestions for activities to help support COP26. They include saying the COP26 prayer which the Bishops Conference has written, signing the COP26 petition, saying the new Care of Creation Rosary Mysteries. All the information for these activities can be found on the CAFOD website at cafod.org.uk/campaign/COP26

SPUC Campaign Meeting in Bexleyheath – Monday 25th October 2021 7pm-9pm at St. John Vianney RC Church, 21 Heathfield Road, Bexleyheath DA6 8NP

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.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Noon Wednesday and please email if possible.

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.

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:     £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).