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Newsletter Sunday July 15th, 2018

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

Today’s Theme: The Missionary Church

“Go tell my people” is the command we have been given by God. The message is the most stupendous one imaginable: that God has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings from heaven in Christ.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Saturday 14th July     9.00 am Parishioners
                                     6.00 pm Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie)

Sunday 15th July     8.30 am Parishioners
                                     10.30 am David Beattie RIP, Birthday (Katie Ireland)

Monday 16th July     9.00 am Elizabeth Padayachee RIP (Mollie Hobson)

Tuesday 17th July     7.00 pm The Dunne Family (Bridie Haylett)
   Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 18th July     10.00 am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen and Family)

Thursday 19th July     9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 20th July     9.00 am Pauline Griffiths RIP (Margaret Weeks)

Saturday 21st July     9.00 am Liam Gray RIP (Carole Hughes)
                                     6.00 pm John Whiteside RIP, 1st Anniversary (Peggy and Family)

Sunday 22nd July     8.30 am Parishioners
                                     10.30 am Recovery of Ray Smith (The Choir)

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Gordon Langford, May Andrews, Elizabeth Padayachee, Patrick Crampton.

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, St Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church; St Swithun, Bishop of Winchester. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Thursday, St John Plessington, Martyr. Friday, St Apollinarius Bishop and Martyr. Saturday, St Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church; Our Lady.

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, Mary Manners, George Waller, Peter Dent, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan, Tommy Otte and Christine Hand.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £470.20. Loose £300.32. Total £770.52.
Second Collection, Apostleship of the Sea: Gift Aid £60.00. Loose £358.66. Total £418.66.
This week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Third World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran; 10.30am Joseph Ebare.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris. Sunday 8.30am Mary J. 10.30am Kathy, Marlene, Volunteer, Carole, Patricia (Host).  Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.  Front of Church: John Stanton.  Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland.  Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.  Washing of Purificators: Patricia.   Flower Arranging: Mary J and Theresa..

JOHN UNDERWOOD, our long-term former parishioner, sends his warmest greetings to all his friends at St John Fisher church. John would like to inform everyone that he lives locally at Shaftesbury Court Residential Care, Selkirk Drive, Erith, DA8 3QP (personal phone: 01322 339085), and would be absolutely delighted to receive visits from parishioners, or even to hear from them. Indeed, today, 15th July, is John’s 91st birthday!

PARISH BARN DANCE: You are cordially invited to our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 15th September from 7.30 until 11.00pm. (Bar open from 7pm). Great fun for all the family. No experience necessary! Tickets will go on sale after each Sunday mass from next weekend until 9th September. Adults £8/Child £4. Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303.

LIAM GRAY RIP: Sadly Liam passed away on Wednesday 4th July. His Funeral Mass will be held at St John Fisher on Thursday 26th July at 11.30am. Please remember all the family in your prayers.

VICTORIA HOMES ALMHOUSES VACANCIES: Applications are welcome from residents of the following electoral wards: St Mary’s & St James; Blackfen & Lamorbey; Blendon & Penhill; East Wickham; Falconwood & Welling; Longlands; Sidcup; Crook Log; Bexleyheath. The accommodation is only suitable for single occupancy and independent living with preference being given to the elderly. Apply in writing to the Trustees of the Victoria Homes c/o 64 Bourne Road, Bexley DA5 1LU by 31st July 2018.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 18th July, epic movie on St Joan of Arc, the 15th century French peasant who roused a nation and inspires the world with her faith and bravery. Fiercely believing that she was directed by God, Joan triumphantly led an army into battle against the English, who were driven from France. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 6.45pm for 7.00pm start. Note early start but latecomers welcome.

Newsletter Sunday July 8th, 2018

14TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

 SEA SUNDAY

 The Church As Prophet of God

The Church rejoices in the spirit of prophecy, even though the exercise of that charism does not bring her any honour from the world. It is exercised in weakness.

 

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 7 – 15  JUL 2018

 Sat 7 Jul       9am               Holy Souls
                        6pm               CONFIRMATION MASS Bishop Patrick Lynch

  Sun 8 Jul     8.30am        Parishioners
                        10.30am      Wellbeing of Ray Smith (AIC Saturday Friends)

Mon 9 Jul    9am               Parishioners 

Tues 10 Jul7pm               Liam Gray (Margaret G/Kathy C)
                                                Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group 

Wed 11 Jul  10am             Dannie, Jim, Thomas & John Harrington RIP
                                                (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thu 12 Jul   9am               Eucharistic Service

Fri 13 Jul     9am               Kathy Lenihan RIP (Sheila Beattie)

Sat 14 Jul    9am               Parishioners
                        6pm               Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie) 

Sun 15 Jul   8.30am        Parishioners
                        10.30am      David Beattie RIP: Birthday (Katie Ireland)

 

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.

Anniversaries:  Andrew Cullen, Vincent Bunce, Beatrice Ward, Douglas Higgs, Celia Burt, Mary O’Reilly.

Feast Days: Wednesday: St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe

OFFERTORY COLLECTION 1 July 2018                                               
First Collection–  Gift Aid. £437.90.    Loose.  £161.27    Total   £599.17
This week’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea.
Next week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS(week commencing Mon 9/7)

Readers:Sat 6.00pm Carol Anderson Sun 8.30  Ann Wilkes Sun 10.30Tony Frake.  Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson. Newsletter Typist:Molly Robins. Collection for 8.30am Mass:Mrs M Lee. Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays:Paul Rowlands.  Eucharistic Ministers:Saturday 6 pm: Kathy  Sun 8.30am:Peter W 10.30am:Paul, Eileen, Patricia, Mary H, Molly. Washing of Purificators:  Barbara. Flower Arranging:Graziella and Lynn.

JOHN EDWARDS RIP Sadly we have received the news that John died on Thursday 28 June. His Funeral Mass will be held at St John Vianney, Bexleyheathat 11 am on Friday 20th July.Please remember Mary and the family in your prayers.

TODAY IS SEA SUNDAY, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them, we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Thank you. To donate online please visit http://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENINGWed 18th July, epic move on St Joan of Arc, the 15th century French peasant who roused a nation. Fiercely believing that she was directed by God, Joan triumphantly led an army into battle against the English, who were driven from France.   Bar open, admission free, all welcome6.45pm for 7.00pm start. NOTE EARLY START BUT LATECOMERS WELCOME.

Newsletter Sunday July 1st, 2018

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Lord Who Gives Life

The Lord made us to live. Death is totally opposed to God, who is life itself. And yet Christ
accepted death in order that we might live. He took our poverty to make us rich.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 30 JUNE – 8 JULY 2018

Saturday 30 June   9:00am: Holy Souls
                                 6:00pm: Frances, Dan, Margaret, Fiona & Daniel Harrington RIP
                                 (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 1 July   8:30am: Anthony & Stella de Fonseka RIP
                            10:30am: David Shaw RIP: Anniversary (Lynn Cayford)

Monday 2 July   9:00am: Intentions & Wellbeing of Denis & Marian Buckley
                                 (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
Tuesday 3 July   7:00pm: Holy Souls
  Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 4 July   10:00am: Frances, Dan, Margaret, Fiona & Daniel Harrington RIP
                                 (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Thursday 5 July   9:00am: Eucharistic Service

Friday 6 July   9:00am: Holy Souls

Saturday 7 July   9:00am: Holy Souls
                              6:00pm: CONFIRMATION MASS: Bishop Patrick Lynch

Sunday 8 July   8:30am: Parishioners
                            10:30am: Wellbeing of Ray Smith (Carole Hughes)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9:30am – 10:30am and Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm (following Masses).

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, 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.

Anniversaries: Tricia Kinnaird, John Jones

Feast Days: Tue: St Thomas, Apostle Wed: St Elizabeth of Portugal Thurs: St Anthony Zaccaria, Priest Fri: St Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6:00pm Kathy Fogarty Sunday 8:30am Peter Wilkes 10:30am Katherine Bernarte.    Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.    Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.    Collection for 8:30am Mass: Mr T Lee.    Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6:00pm Peter W; Sun 8:30am Ann Hyde Sun 10:30am Carole, Mary H, Peter H, Kathy, Rob.    Washing of Purificators: Alvira.    Flower Arranging: Lynn Cayford & Graziella Highland

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 27th May 2018
Gift Aid: £355.50. Loose: £186.93 Total: £542.43

ST JOHN FISHER BBQ AND FAMILY FUN DAY: On behalf of the Organisers, a hearty THANK YOU to ALL for making the Parish’s family fun day a great success. There are some raffle prizes in a box in the Church Foyer awaiting collection; all the winners have been notified.

CONFIRMATION 2018: We would like to congratulate our candidates on the successful completion of preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation: Fay Anthony, Brandon Azavedo, Caitlin Cunningham, Dan Cunningham, Adam Grecula, Kilian Hayes, Isabella Highland, Victoria James, Madeleine MacDonald, Tom Montgomery, Liam Morgan, Niamh Powers, Anya Ritson, Marcus Ritson. The Confirmation Mass will be held on Saturday 7th July at 6:00 p.m. Bishop Pat Lynch will celebrate the mass and parishioners are most welcome to attend. Paula Woodcock, Ben Assam, Martin Grecula, Rob O’Halloran

NEXT WEEK IS SEA SUNDAY: When the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. As it is dependent on voluntary donations, please give generously. For more information about its work, visit http://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 18th July: Epic movie on St Joan of Arc. Fiercely believing that she was directed by God, Joan triumphantly led an army into battle against the English, who were driven from France. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 6:45pm for 7:00pm start. NOTE EARLY START BUT LATE COMERS WELCOME.

A DAY WITH MARY SATURDAY 14TH JULY 2018: The Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate, Kent. Please see notice board for more information or contact Trevor Downs on 0208 641 6418.

THE ST JOHN BOSCO CHILDRENS SUMMER CAMP AT ALDHAM ESSEX: This is an activities camp with a Catholic ethos that runs as follows:

  1. Week One Saturday 21st July to 28th July 2018 for Boys.
  2. Week Two Saturday 28th July to 4th August 2018 for Boys.
  3. Week Three Saturday 4th August to 11th August 2018 for Girls.

It is for children aged 8 to 13 and costs £145 per week. Should you require an application form or more information, then please look on the website http://svpboscocamp.org.uk for enquiries, then please email the boys camp at boysbookings@boscocamp.co.uk or the girls camp at girlsbookings@boscocamp.co.uk. More information can be found on the notice board.