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SUNDAY 20th June, 2021

12th SUNDAY 

Readings: Job 38:1. 8-11, Psalm 106, 2 Corinthians 5:14-17, Mark 4:35-41

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  19th – 27th June 2021  

Sat      19 June         11.00                                     Confessions

                                 18.00                                      Alex & Angela Fernandes RIP (A&D Fernandes)

Sun     20 June        12TH SUNDAY (B)

08.30                                      For the Parish           

                                       10.30                                      Angela Gilby RIP (Gilby)

            Web – available anytime    David & Pat Latimer (Frake)

Mon    21 June                      St. Aloysius Gonzaga    PKM

Tues   22 June        09.30  Ss. John Fisher &        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                               10.00  Thomas More              Celia D’Mello RIP (Coutinho)

Weds 23 June        09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                    10.00                                    Liam Gray RIP (Connolly)                          

Fri       25 June       09.30                                     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                    10.00                                   Mick Birmingham RIP (Birmingham Family)

Sat      26 June       11.00                                   Confessions

                               18.00                                   Fernandes Family (B&E Fernandes)        

Sun    27 June         13TH SUNDAY (B)                

          08.30                                   Isabelle Cox RIP (Robinson)

                                       10.30                                   Kathryn Williams (Frake)

            Web – available anytime    For the Parish

 

 

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.

 

Second Collection: This Week – Day For Life (Bioethics Centre)

            

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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Emerging from Lockdown

  • May I remind those of you who make your weekly offering to the church through the baskets to do so AS YOU ENTER the church so that the basket can be brought forward in the procession.  If you forget there will still be a basket there at the exit.
  • Social distancing of 1 metre is required. We wear face coverings, we maintain a high ventilation and we don’t have communal singing or recitation of the Gloria and Creed.

 

The Parish Hall

Needless to say, our planned opening of the hall for refreshments after mass has been postponed

 

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

First Communions will be on Sunday 11th July and Confirmations will be on 10th and 17th July.

These celebrations are special to the individuals involved but to all of us too. Please pray for the children and young people involved, for their families and for their catechists.

 

                                    God Bless          Screenshot 2020-04-15 at 15.38.24

 

MASS IN CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE – OCT 9TH  AT ST GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL

If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please apply as soon as possible.  Get in touch with us at mflse@rcaos.org.uk so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop. Spaces are limited. 

Please state your names, e.g. John and Mary Smith, your address, the anniversary you are celebrating and that you are from Bexley Parish.

 

THE PRISON ADVICE AND CARE TRUST (PACT)

are currently seeking a Volunteering Manager to provide opportunities for Catholics, Christians and parish communities to explore and deepen their faith and sense of lived discipleship by connecting people with opportunities to serve as volunteers.  Their aim is to provide practical support and accompaniment for people who are often marginalised and excluded.  

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon – Fri (weekend and evening work may be required occasionally)

Salary: £28,000 per annum

 

VISITOR CENTRE MANAGER AT ST AUGUSTINE’S SHRINE, RAMSGATE

We are seeking to appoint a practicing Catholic to this post with effect from September 2021 for an initial period of 2 years.  An interest in heritage alongside administrative experience would be an advantage.  

Salary: £15,000 p.a. Applicants should send their CV to office@augustineshrine.co.uk

 

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT: BUILDING A BETTER MARRIAGE – MFL SOUTHWARK
An online  ‘Building a Better Marriage’ opportunity is being held on Saturday 10 July 2021 between 9 am -1 pm.   The course offered means that participants can attend from the comfort of their own home and there is no group sharing.

For further information contact Carole: Tel: 07983 524 727 or email: mflkent@rcaos.org.uk

 

MFL BEREAVEMENT  “GRIEF AND LOSS, HOPE IN CHRIST” RETREAT WEEKEND.
Aylesford Priory 8th – 10th October 2021.
This is an opportunity for those who have lost a loved one through death.  It is a time to mourn and share with others.
For more information, please contact the Retreat House: 01622 717272 or email 
enquiry@thefriars.org.uk

Please print off this newsletter, using the screenshots below, and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.

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                                Sunday June 13th, 2021

11th SUNDAY 

Readings: Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 91, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, Mark 4:26-34

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  12th – 20th June 2021  

Sat      12 June         11.00                                   Confessions

                                 18.00                                   Julianna Carvalho RIP (Kevan)

Sun     13 June        11TH SUNDAY (B)

08.30                                    Private Int. Aidan & James (Robinson)    

                                        10.30                                    Kwame Osei Kissi RIP (Asaam)

            Web – available anytime    Placida D’Souza RIP (Fernandes)

Mon    14 June                                                          PKM

Tues   15 June          09.30                                    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                   Ray Smith RIP (Hughes)

Weds 16 June          09.30                                     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                      10.00                                   Mary Scott RIP (Moynihan)                                    

Fri       18 June          09.30                                   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                       10.00                                  Alfred & Diamond D’Mello RIP (B & E Fernandes)

Sat      19 June          11.00                                  Confessions

                                  18.00                                  Alex & Angela Fernandes RIP (A & D Fernand  

Sun     20 June        12TH SUNDAY (B)                

            08.30                                   For the Parish

                                         10.30                                   Angela Gilby RIP (Gilby)

            Web – available anytime    David & Pat Latimer (Frake)

 

 

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.

 

Second Collections: Next Week – Day For Life (Bioethics Centre)

            

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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Emerging from Lockdown

  • May I remind those of you who make your weekly offering to the church through the baskets to do so AS YOU ENTER the church so that the basket can be brought forward in the procession. If you forget there will still be a basket there at the exit, but we will try to return to having second collections as ‘retiring collections’ and we want to avoid any confusion..
  • Social distancing of 1 metre is now all that is required, given that we are continuing to wear face coverings, that we are not positioned face to face, that the level of ventilation is high and that we are not yet returning to communal singing or recitation of the Gloria and Creed.

 

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Some have asked what happened to our sacramental preparation for the children and young people of our parish. Well, with Lockdown the programmes have sustained serious delays but are underway.  First Communions will be on Sunday 11th July and Confirmations will be on 10th and 17th July.

These celebrations are special to the individuals involved but to all of us too, they are a great sign of the activity of God’s Holy Spirit amongst us.

Please pray for the children and young people involved, for their families and for their catechists.

 

First Reconciliation

Congratulations to the children who made their first confessions on Friday and gained the wonderful grace of God’s forgiving, healing presence. Next stop, Holy Communion!

 

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THE PARISH HALL

It is looking less likely, but it yet may be possible that Sunday June 26th will be the first day we can share refreshments, in unlimited group sizes, and if that is so then we will celebrate our patronal feast in the masses of that weekend and celebrate in the hall after the 10.30 mass – a generous parishioner has offered to buy the first round! 

 

RAYMOND SMITH RIP

Raymond was known to many before he moved away. His funeral has been arranged for Friday 18th June at Hawkinge Crematorium at 2.30pm. Due to Covid we are restricted to family members only but the service can be viewed on-line at https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view

order id : 98633, password : xcjytrag 

The recording will be available to watch for 7 days afterwards.

Details for cards, flowers or donations can be found here …

https://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/19-05-2021-raymond-john-edwin-smith/

 

 

 “SOME DEFINITE SERVICE”:  Missionary Network 

The Church is made up of people and so is Some Definite Service – Catechists, Formators, Evangelisers, Deanery Mentors, Parish Leads. It is the goal and intention of the Agency and the archdiocese to invest time and energy in all involved in Some Definite Service, to ensure that those working in ministry are supported and do not feel isolated. Are you being called to be part of this network in a particular way? For more information, please visit: aec.rcaos.org.uk/sds.

Please print off this newsletter, using the screenshot below, and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.

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CORPUS CHRISTI 

Readings: Exodus 24:3-8, Psalm 115, Hebrews 9:11-15, Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  5th – 13th June 2021  

Sat      5 June           11.00                                     Confessions

                                 18.00                                      John Bowman RIP (Bowman)

Sun     6 June          THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI)

08.30                                      May Feeney RIP (McQuaid)          

                                        10.30                                      Rufina Roque RIP (Bernarte)

            Web – available anytime    For the Parish

Week 10 A

Mon    7 June                                                            PKM

Tues   8 June            09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Joyce & Peter Harries RIP (Eida/Connolly)

Weds 9 June            09.30  St Columba                   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                      10.00                                      Les Truman RIP (Truman)                         

Fri       11 June         09.30 Sacred Heart of Jesus       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                      10.00                                      Watson Family (Watson)

Sat      12 June         11.00                                      Confessions

                                 18.00                                      Juliana Carvalho RIP (Kevan)       

Sun    13 June         11TH SUNDAY (B)                

            08.30                                      Private.Intention (Robinson)

                                          10.30                                      Kwame Osei Kissi RIP (Asaam)

            Web – available anytime    Placida D’Souza RIP (Fernandes)

 

 

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.

            

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS

The weekly Catholic newspapers can be obtained directly (postage free) by subscription:

Catholic Universe and Catholic Times Go to www.thecatholicuniverse.com or ring 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you. £99.00 per year or just £55 for the digital version

The Herald has a similar offer: Ring 0207 448 3607 or go to http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe

 

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Emerging from Lockdown

  • Last week we reintroduced the offertory procession of bread and wine as well as the “collection” as part of our liturgy, but the collection cannot be taken through a basket or pouch being passed along the rows. I ask you therefore to please make your offerings in the baskets as you ENTER the church so that the basket can be brought forward in the procession. If you forget there will still be a basket there at the exit.
  • Social distancing of 1 metre is now all that is required, given that we are continuing to wear face coverings, that we are not positioned face to face, that the level of ventilation is high and that we are not yet returning to communal singing or recitation of the Gloria and Creed.

 

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Some have asked what happened to our sacramental preparation for the children and young people of our parish. Well, with Lockdown the programmes have sustained serious delays but are underway. First Reconciliation will be on Friday 11th June, First Communions will be on Sunday 11th July and Confirmations will be on 10th and 17th July.

These celebrations are special to the individuals involved but to all of us too, they are a great sign of the activity of God’s Holy Spirit amongst us.

Please pray for the children and young people involved, for their families and for their catechists.

 

Friday’s Solemnity

Just a word about the Sacred Heart:

In Catholic churches and homes, a very popular image of Jesus is the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is the image of God’s love revealed in the pierced heart of His Son. It is the symbol of a love that conquers sin and transcends death, the symbol of the One who loved us to the end. Love has always been associated with the heart, so it was only natural that the love of God became represented by a heart, the heart of his Son Jesus. In him, God the Father revealed his infinite love for us. On the Friday after the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A newer image, but a similar one, represents the Divine Mercy of God.

 

                                    God Bless             

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“SOME DEFINITE SERVICE”:  Missionary Network 

The Church is made up of people and so is Some Definite Service – Catechists, Formators, Evangelizers, Deanery Mentors, Parish Leads. It is the goal and intention of the Agency and the archdiocese to invest time and energy in all involved in Some Definite Service, to ensure that those working in ministry are supported and do not feel isolated. Are you being called to be part of this network in a particular way? For more information, please visit: aec.rcaos.org.uk/sds.

 

THE PARISH HALL

We are beginning to make more use of our hall. Different activities are now permitted but as yet we cannot enjoy our usual social/hospitality functions. We hope that Sunday June 26th will be the first day we can enjoy refreshments after mass, and if that is so then we will surely mark the occasion – a generous parishioner has offered to buy the first round! 

Please print off this newsletter, using the screenshots below, and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.

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