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SUNDAY 19th September 2021

 25th SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20, Psalm 53, James 3:16-4:3, Mark 9:30-37

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  19th – 26th September 2021  

 

Sat      18th Sep         11.00              Confessions

                                  18.00              John & Helen Evans RIP (Evans)             

 

Sun     19th Sep        25th SUNDAY (B)                 HOME MISSION DAY

08.30              Lance Grainger RIP (Grainger/Hewitt) 

                                        10.30              Robert Joseph Gilby RIP (Gilby)

 

Mon     20th Sep       09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                10.00              Julia Crerie (Hughes)          

 

Tues    21st Sep       09.15  St. Matthew        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00              Olga Bowman RIP (Bowman)

 

Weds  22nd Sep      09.15                          Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00              Ruth and Ray Smith RIP (Smith)  

 

Fri        24th Sep         11.00  Our Lady of Walsingham   Funeral – David and Teresa Sitch RIP

 

Sat      25th Sep         11.00                          Confessions

                                  18.00              Dympne Cox RIP

 

Sun     26th Sep      26th SUNDAY (B)                 

            08.30              David Latimer RIP (Wilkes) 

                                         10.30              Christiana Anim RIP (Asaan)

                                                                           

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:         £ 910.93 incl standing orders     

Special Collections              Last week:                 £ 147.01 for Catholic Education Service         

                                                This Week for           Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation 

                                                 

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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Today is Home Mission Sunday, when we pray that the Good News will be shared in our own environment, so if you think that we encounter God through participating in mass at St. John Fisher – and we do – then now is a good time to consider encouraging others to join us. In particular we are missing at least 50 people who used to attend before Lockdown. Is there anyone you can encourage to come along or to return?

 

In two weeks time we will be having a meeting of the Parish Council. If there is anything you wish to be raised please let one of the councilors know. The coming priority for the council is to gear up for Stewardship in order to enable everyone to take up their rightful role in the community by identifying and volunteering their gifts in a meaningful and rewarding way in line with our Safeguarding Policy. In the meantime there are several requests for help in the items below.

 

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CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP

We are happy to announce that Children’s Liturgy of the word will resume on Sunday 4th October during the 10.30am mass. This will be our first meet up since March 2020 so we are very excited to welcome the children back and to see familiar faces and friends again.  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.

 

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.

 

THE PRESBYTERY FRONT DOOR

I wish to express a huge ‘Thank You’ to the parishioner who very generously arranged to renew the presbytery front door. It is now more secure and more draught proof. Note to key holders: It is the same key, but upside down!

 

CHURCH FLOWERS  

Everyone enjoys the flowers in church but unfortunately our team has become smaller recently. Is there anyone, or perhaps two friends, who could occasionally select flowers and arrange them either in Oasis or very simply in a vase?   We always try to work in pairs on a rota basis and I am always happy to assist or advise.  Please phone me – Sue Murphy on 01322 528224.

 

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). 

 

ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC COMPREHENSIVE (ELTHAM SE9 2SU)

There is an open evening for secondary transfer in September 2022 on Wednesday 22 September 2021 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Headteacher talks will be at 6:15pm, 7:15pm and 8:15pm. Full details on school website Admissions page: http://www.stmcomprehensive.org/Admissions/

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SUNDAY 12th September 2021

 24th SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Isaiah 50:5-9. Psalm 114, James 2:14-18. Mark 8:27-35

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  11th – 19th September 2021  

 

Sat      11th Sep         11.00              Confessions

                                  18.00              Doreen Fernando RIP (Fernando)            

 

Sun     12th Sep        24th SUNDAY (B)                 EDUCATION DAY

08.30              Mrs E Gilligan RIP (C. Fitzpatrick)

                                        10.30              Geoff Hinton RIP (Wheatley)

 

Mon     13th Sep        09.30  St John Chrysostom.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00              Susan Balogh RIP & Andre Balogh (Balogh)      

 

Tues    14th Sep         09.30  Exaltation the Holy Cross Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00              Kit & Hugh O’Reilly RIP (Sheehan)

 

Weds  15th Sep         09.30  Our Lady of Sorrows. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 10.00              Wellbeing of Tess Truman (Truman)        

 

Fri        17th Sep        09.30  St Robert Bellarmine        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 10.00              Freddie Difford RIP (Watson)

 

Sat      18th Sep         11.00              Confessions

                                  18.00            John & Helen Evans RIP (Evans)  

 

Sun     19th Sep        25th SUNDAY (B)                 HOME MISSION DAY

            08.30              Lance Grainger RIP (Grainger/Hewitt) 

                                         10.30              Robert Joseph Gilby RIP (Gilby)

                                                                           

SUNDAY MASS AND ALL THE WEEKDAY MASSES ARE NOW LIVE STREAMED. Click on the link below to take you to the St John Fisher channel on YouTube to watch Mass live or the recording.

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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: £1066.23 incl. standing orders           

Also for the Live Streaming Project: £2950. Thank you so much!

Special Collections:             This Week for Catholic Education Service     

                                                Next week for Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation

 

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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This week, as you know, we have begun to stream ALL our masses live, using the website. This will mean that it will be possible to view weekday masses, Baptisms, Holy Communions, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals via a link on the website, anywhere in the world. Once again, a huge Thank You to Peter Murphy who has engineered this difficult project AND to everyone who has recognised its worth by contributing funds to our appeal.

 

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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.

 

 

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

As mentioned above, all masses can now be viewed live via the website. This is possible because there is a camerainstalled in the Church. The camera is fixed at the back of Church and while we don’t intend to pick out faces it is inevitable that the faces of readers will be on the broadcast, along with altar servers and anyone emerging from the door to the sacristy (including returning from the toilets). Also a brief profile will be visible as people turn away after receiving Holy Communion. If anyone has any personal concerns about this, please contact Fr Doug and individual resolutions can be found.

 

THE PRESBYTERY FRONT DOOR

I wish to express a huge ‘Thank You’ to the parishioner who very generously arranged to renew the presbytery front door. It is now more secure and more draught proof. Note to key holders: It is the same key, but upside down!

 

CHURCH FLOWERS  

Everyone enjoys seeing fresh flowers in church but unfortunately our team has become even smaller recently.   Is there anyone, or perhaps two friends, who could occasionally buy a few flowers and arrange them either in Oasis or very simply in a vase?   We always try to work in pairs on a rota basis and I am always happy to assist or advise.  Please phone me – Sue Murphy on 01322 528224.

 

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). 

 

ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC COMPREHENSIVE (ELTHAM SE9 2SU)

There is an open evening for secondary transfer in September 2022 on Wednesday 22 September 2021 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Headteacher talks will be at 6:15pm, 7:15pm and 8:15pm. Full details on school website Admissions page: http://www.stmcomprehensive.org/Admissions/

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SUNDAY 5th September 2021

 23rd SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Isaiah 35:4-7. Psalm 145, James 2:1-5. Mark 7:31-37

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  4th – 12th September 2021  

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)

                                    Web – available anytime    Beatrice Walliser RIP

Mon     6th Sep         09.30                     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                10.00                     Iris Keefe RIP (Hughes)                                          

Tues    7th Sep         09.30                          Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                10.00                     For the Parish

Weds  8th Sep          09.30  Nativity of Our Lady. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                10.00              Anne, Liam, Fiona & Marie Higgins RIP (Sheehan)  

Fri        10th Sep       09.30                         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                     Ann Turp RIP (Turp)

Sat      11th Sep        11.00                        Confessions

                                 18.00                     Doreen Fernando RIP (Fernando)            

Sun     12th Sep        24th SUNDAY (B)                 

            08.30                     Mrs. E Gilligan RIP (C. Fitzpatrick) 

                                          10.30                    Geoff Hinton RIP (Wheatley)

                                                                           

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: £906.34 incl standing orders  

Special Collections: Next Week for Catholic Education Service    

 

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. 

Screenshot 2020-08-07 at 19.38.51

This week will be the last week that we record a private Sunday Mass and put it up on the website to be viewed during the week. We didn’t imagine when we began doing this back when the Church was first closed in 2020, that we would end up doing it every single Saturday until now. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Peter Murphy who has undertaken the recording and production of the mass and to the many readers who supplied recordings for the mass. I have heard from so many people, not just from this parish, but from other parishes in this country and beyond, expressing their appreciation. We have no intention of leaving them bereft!

  

From next weekend onwards, we will stream ALL our masses live instead, using the website. This will mean that it will be possible to view weekday masses, Baptisms, Holy Communions, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals via a link on the website, anywhere in the world.

 

The equipment has now been installed and tested, and next week we will begin. Once again, a huge Thank You to Peter Murphy who has engineered this difficult project AND to everyone who has recognised its worth by contributing funds to our appeal.

 

Screenshot 2020-04-15 at 15.38.24

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.

 

 

WEB MASS and LIVE STREAMING

As mentioned above, the recorded Sunday Mass will not be available after this week. Instead all masses can be viewed live via the website. This is possible because there is a camera installed in the Church. The camera is fixed at the back of Church and while we don’t intend to pick out faces it is inevitable that the faces of readers will be on the broadcast, along with altar servers and anyone emerging from the door to the sacristy (including returning from the toilets). Also a brief profile will be visible as people turn away after receiving Holy Communion. If anyone has any personal concerns about this, please contact Fr Doug and individual resolutions can be found.  Live streaming is being tested on Wednesday and Friday this week and can be seen by clicking on this link:

live streamlogo

 

CHURCH FLOWERS:   I know everyone enjoys seeing fresh flowers in church but unfortunately our team has become even smaller recently.   Is there anyone, or perhaps two friends, who could occasionally buy a few flowers and arrange them either in Oasis or very simply in a vase?   We always try to work in pairs on a rota basis and I am always happy to assist or advise.  Please phone me – Sue Murphy on 01322 528224.

 

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.