Newsletter

SUNDAY 29th August 2021

 22nd SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Deuteronomy 4:1-2; 6-8. Psalm 14, James 1:17-18. 21-22. 27 Mark 7:1-8. 14-15. 21-23

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  28th August – 5th September 2021  

Sat      28th Aug        11.00                                      Confessions

                                 18.00                                      Terry Frogley RIP (Frogley)                                   

Sun     29th Aug       22nd SUNDAY (B)

08.30                                      Foundation Mass for Frances Walliser    

                                       10.30                                      Olga Bowman RIP (Bowman)

                              Web – available from 17.00 on Saturday    Frances & Graham’s Wedding (Eida)

Mon    30th Aug         09.30  St Margaret Clitherow    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                    10.00                                      For the Parish

Tues   31st Aug         09.30  St Aidan                         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Houlihan Family RIP (Sheehan)

Weds  1st  Sep         09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                      10.00                                      Tony Moffat RIP (Speed)                

Fri        3rd Sep          09.30  St Gregory                     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                       10.00                                      Desmond Mascarenhas RIP (Sullivan)

Sat      4th Sep          11.00                                      Confessions

                                 18.00                                      Anne Frances Burton-Bowen RIP (Wood)          

Sun     5th Sep          23rd  SUNDAY (B)               

            08.30 Mass of Confirmation    Jon Stephens 

                                         10.30                                  Terry Orford RIP (Orford Family)

            Web – available anytime    For The Parish

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.

 

Many thanks for your collection last week: £1017.19 incl standing orders      

            

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS

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

 

MEETING PLACE 

We are open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 10.00 till 12.00  All are welcome; spread the word. 

 

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Wednesday is a world day of prayer for the Care of Creation. Maybe you would like to join together wherever you are on that day in this prayer from Pope Francis:

All powerful God, you are present in the universe and in the smallest of your creatures. 

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. 

Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. 

Fill us with your peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one. 

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. 

Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction. 

Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth. 

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light. 

We thank you for being with us each day.                                                           From Laudato Si’

 

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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, sit wherever you like but keep a space between yourself and anyone not in your bubble!

·      Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry. 

·      Only frequently used non-absorbent “touch points” have to be cleansed after mass.

 

MONDAY MASS is back at 10.00 mass.

 

WEB MASS and LIVE STREAMING – An Appeal.

Many thanks to all who have contributed. We now have received just over £2000 and so we are closing in on our target of £3000.   We have started testing the system and if you want to see how far we have got, here is a link to this week’s web Mass as it was being filmed by the new streaming camera.  The lack of sound is deliberate as that was needed for the video!

 

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 Teresa Gilby and Carole Hughes 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 by taking a turn on a rota?  Please contact Anne Rayer (01322 523499) or Carol Anderson (07913 698912). Several people have already stepped up and we are grateful to you.

 

VACANCY – SITE MAINTENANCE AND CARETAKER

Based on the Cathedral site in London SE1, which includes residential and office accommodation, public access spaces and a car park, the postholder’s role is to provide handyman/maintenance services and act as a caretaker for the site.  See www.rcsouthwark.co.uk or email hr@rcaos.org.uk for more details.  Closing date 3rd September 2021

 

SEASON OF CREATION 

The celebration throughout September recalls the teaching of Laudato Si. Titled “A home for all”, it is designated to enable Christians to come together to care for our Common Home through prayer and action. There is, as part of the season, a highly commended free live event:
The Cry of Creation – A Study Day on Laudato Si on Saturday 4th September, 11 am-12.30 pm. To access this free live event go to www.whatgoodnews.org – No registration is needed. The talks will be available subsequently on the same website. 

Newsletter

SUNDAY 22nd August 2021

21st SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Joshua 24:1-2. 15-18. Psalm 33, Ephesians:5 21:32.John 6:60-69

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  21st – 29th  August 2021 

 

Sat      21st Aug        11.00                                      Confessions

                                 18.00                                      Francine van Leeuwen (Bowman)                        

Sun     22nd Aug      21st SUNDAY (B)

08.30                                      Len Hennebry RIP (Wilkes)

                                        10.30                                      Raymond Broadbent RIP (Cayford)

                                    Web – available anytime    For the Parish

Mon    23rd Aug         09.30  Rose of Lima                Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Private Intention (Sullivan)

Tues   24th Aug         09.30  St Bartholomew               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Foundation Mass for Fr George Torre

Weds 25th Aug         09.30  St Louis                        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                      10.00                                      Tony Moffat RIP (Choir)                  

Fri       27th Aug         09.30  St Monica                       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                       10.00                                      Harrington Family RIP (Sheehan)

Sat      28th Aug         11.00  St Augustine                 Confessions

                                  18.00                                      Terry Frogley RIP (Frogley)           

Sun    29th Aug        22nd SUNDAY (B)                

            08.30                                      Foundation Mass for Frances Walliser

                                         10.30                                      Olga Bowman RIP (Bowman)

            Web – available anytime    For the Parish

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.

 

Many thanks for your collection last week: £927.54 incl standing orders        

            

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

MONDAY MASS Please note, we will reintroduce the Monday morning 10.00 mass from Aug 23rd.

 WEB MASS and LIVE STREAMING – An Appeal.

We plan to replace our recorded web mass with a live streaming service. This will also enable special events like baptisms, First Holy Communions, confirmations, weddings, and funerals to be viewed by guests unable to attend. The installation cost is about £3000. We have collected over £1000 to date and we are most grateful to all who have donated. If you can make a donation – small or large – we would be very grateful. Donations are gift-aidable. 

 Meantime, 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, sit wherever you like but keep a space between yourself and anyone not in your bubble!

·      Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry. 

·      Continue to follow the Track and Trace procedures at weekends only.

·      Only frequently used non-absorbent “touch points” have to be cleansed after mass.

God Bless 

Fr Doug 

MEETING PLACE 

We are open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 10.00 till 12.00  All are welcome; spread the word. 

 

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 Teresa Gilby and Carole Hughes 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 by taking a turn on a rota?  Please contact Anne Rayer (01322 523499) or Carol Anderson (07913 698912). Several people have already stepped up and we are grateful to you.

 

DAVID LATIMER RIP

The Latimer Family would like to thank everyone in the parish who helped make David’s funeral so special and so memorable.

 

VACANCY – SITE MAINTENANCE AND CARETAKER

We are looking for an experienced person to join our site maintenance and caretaking team.  Based on the Cathedral site in London SE1, which includes residential and office accommodation, as well as public access spaces and a car park. The primary function of this role is to provide handyman/maintenance services across the whole estate and act as a caretaker for the site.  The full advert is on the Diocesan website www.rcsouthwark.co.uk or email hr@rcaos.org.uk for more details.  Closing date 3rd September 2021

 

SEASON OF CREATION 

The celebration throughout September recalls the teaching of Laudato Si. Titled “A home for all”, it is designated to enable Christians to come together to care for our Common Home through prayer and action. There is, as part of the season, a highly commended free live event:
The Cry of Creation – A Study Day on Laudato Si on Saturday 4th September, 11 am-12.30 pm
Fr Ashley Beck, priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark and Associate Professor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, who specialises in Catholic Social Teaching, will explore its contents and explain its crucial relevance. To access this free live event go 
to 
www.whatgoodnews.org – No registration is needed. The talks will be available subsequently on the same website. 

Newsletter

SUNDAY 15th August 2021

 ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY 

Readings: Apocalypse 11:19; 12:1-6. 10 Psalm 44, 1 Corinthians 15:20-26.Luke 1:39-56

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  14th – 22nd  August 2021 

Sat      14th Aug         11.00                                      Confessions

                                  18.00                                      Dennis & Joannie Fogarty RIP (Fogarty)

Sun     15th Aug        ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

  08.30                                      Stanley Durling RIP (Cannon)

                                          10.30                                      Christiana Anim RIP (Asaam)

                                    Web – available anytime    For the Parish

Mon    16th Aug                                                          PKM

Tues   17th Aug          09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00                                      Tony Moffat RIP (Kilner)

Weds 18th Aug           09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

  10.00                                      David Latimer RIP (Choir)              

Fri       20th Aug          09.30  St Bernard                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

  10.00                                      Iris Keefe RIP (Speed)

Sat      21th Aug          11.00                                      Confessions

                                   18.00                                      Francine van Leeuwen (Bowman)

Sun    22nd Aug         21ST SUNDAY (B)                 

            08.30                                      Len Hennebry RIP (Wilkes)

                                         10.30                                      Raymond Broadbent RIP (Cayford)

            Web – available anytime    For the Parish 

                                                               

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.

 

Many thanks for your collection last week: £954.23 incl standing orders        

            

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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It was great to finally return to the Parish Hall after the 10.30 mass for refreshments last week, and those of us there offer a big Thank You to the parishioners who wanted to celebrate and promote this communal activity, for treating us to the drinks! Back to normal this week though, I am afraid.

 

MONDAY MASS Please note, we will reintroduce the Monday morning 10.00 mass from Aug 23rd.

 

WEB MASS and LIVE STREAMING – An Appeal.

We have recorded a Sunday Mass each (and nearly every) week since Lockdown began, and made it available on the website to be viewed at convenience. It has involved a great deal of effort especially on the part of Peter Murphy who records and edits the mass into the classy production that many people view or have viewed. It has been much appreciated by those who are isolating and many others besides – all over the world! We and they are hugely grateful to him.

However this cannot go on forever and the next best thing will be to “live-stream” services in the church. This would have the spin-off advantage of enabling special events like baptisms, First Holy Communions, confirmations, weddings, and funerals to be viewed by guests unable to physically attend for whatever reason.

BUT, this will involve a cost of approximately £3000.

This is a one-off cost and so we are appealing for your help. If you can make a donation – small or large – we would be very grateful. Donations are gift-aidable so if you want to send a cheque then please mention this or if you want to donate directly into our account (see “finances”, overleaf/above) then please let us know that you are doing so and tell us if you are a tax payer.

Many thanks.

 

Meantime, 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, sit wherever you like but keep a space between yourself and anyone not in your bubble!
  • Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry. We will reintroduce the collection purses soon. 
  • Continue to follow the Track and Trace procedures at weekends only.
  • Hymn books are to be used at the 10.30 mass, but please return them after use.
  • Only frequently used non-absorbent “touch points” have to be cleansed after mass.

 

                                    God Bless 

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 MEETING PLACE 

We are open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 10.00. All are welcome; spread the word. 

 

SEASON OF CREATION 

The celebration throughout September recalls the teaching of Laudato Si. Titled “A home for all”, it is designated to enable Christians to come together to care for our Common Home through prayer and action. There is, as part of the season, a highly commended free live event: “The Cry of Creation – A Study Day on Laudato Si on Saturday 4th September, 11 am-12.30 pm” Fr Ashley Beck, priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark and Associate Professor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, who specialises in Catholic Social Teaching, will explore its contents and explain its crucial relevance. To access this free live event go to www.whatgoodnews.org – No registration is needed. The talks will be available subsequently on the same website.