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Newsletter Sunday November 17th, 2019

33rd SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

The Triumph of God
The day is coming when all that is evil will be brought to nothing. Already Christ has given us the strength to overcome evil: we receive it in the Eurcharist.

1st Reading: Malachi 3: 19-20 2nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 Gospel Luke 21:5-19

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 16-24 NOVEMBER 2019

Sat 16 Nov   10am Eucharistic Service
                        6pm Frances, Dan, Fiona, Margaret+Daniel Harrington RIP
                                       (Sheehan Family)

Sun 17 Nov   8.30am Mary Arden RIP (Peter & Ann Wilkes)
                        10.30am Mary Nealon RIP (Joseph & Family)

Mon 18 Nov   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10am Alfred De Mello RIP (Brian & Edna Fernandes)

Tues 19 Nov   7pm Eucharistic Service
                        7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 20 Nov   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thurs 21 Nov   9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 22 Nov   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10am Intentions of Eileen Hollis (Choir)

Sat 23 Nov   10am Eucharistic Service
                        6pm John & Joy Hubbard RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sun 24 Nov   8.30am Larry Fernandes RIP (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)
                        10.30am Mrs O’Callaghan RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)

Reconciliation Times: No confessions Sat am this week. Sat 5.30pm (before Mass) only

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric & Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sister Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Bridie Cripps, Ray Blackman.

Anniversaries: Thomas Joseph Flower, Elizabeth Scott, Pat Underwood, Pat Wilkinson, Noel Horrabin, Aileen Beckwith.

Feast Days: Thursday The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Friday St Cecilia, Martyr Saturday St Clement, Pope and St Columban, Missionary

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 10 November 2019
1st Collection :  Gift Aid  £466.50;  Loose  £232.21;   Total   £698.71
2nd (Archbishops Admin Fund):  Gift Aid £123.00;  Loose £ 99.62;  Total £222.62
This week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery
Next week’s second collection is for Catholic Youth Work

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 18/11)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Peter Harris, Sun 8.30 Larissa/Rob, Sun 10.30 John Rayer.   Copying of Newsletter John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Sheila Botterill.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Mary H, Volunteer; Sun 8.30am Peter H, Ann Hyde; 10.30am Kathy, Marlene, Patricia, Kate U, Molly.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia.   Flower Arranging: Theresa and Doune

JIM HENRY RIP. Sadly we have heard that Jim passed away on Thursday 14/11/19. Please can you remember his wife Mary and all the family in your prayers at this time.

READERS Please collect a short note from the Sacristy with further guidance on the Entrance and Communion Antiphons. Thank you. Kathy Fogarty

AYLESFORD RETREAT 2020 The annual Aylesford Retreat list for 2020 (15-17 May) is now in the porch. To reserve a place please pay £10 deposit. Thank you. John Stanton.

BEXLEY WINTER SHELTER Volunteer Training: Volunteers are require for this shelter. Please help us to provide local rough sleeper guests with an evening meal, a safe place to sleep, breakfast and a packed lunch. Additionally, in partnership with other agencies, we are able to give ongoing support. This includes encouraging and and helping our guests to address their financial, accommodation, employment and medical needs.
The shelter runs from the beginning of January to the end of March; usually the coldest months of the year. It is hosted by a different church venue each night; Sunday night including Our Lady of the Angels. We require 200 plus volunteers to cover all the evening, night and morning shifts. If you would like to volunteer you are required to attend one of two-hour training sessions which will both take place at Welling Baptist Church, Axminster Crescent, Welling DA6 1HF on Saturday 16 November at 2pm and Saturday 23 November at 9.30am. For further information please visit http://www.bexleywintershelter.org.uk.

NEW YEAR FAMILY DISCO 31st December 8am to 1am. Tickets are now available for our New Years Disco at St John Fisher Hall. Tickets are £12 per adult and £2 per child. Licensed bar but bring your own nibbles. Please contact Noel McCarthy with your ticket requirements on 07813 890556 / 020 8301 2479 or email noel.mccarthy60@outlook.com.

Newsletter Sunday November 10th, 2019

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)

First Reading: Maccabees 7:1-2. 9-14 Second Reading: St Paul to the Thessalonians 2:16 – 3:5
Gospel: Luke 20:27-38

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: SUCH SURE HOPE
However cruelly the world may treat us, we can always rejoice in the glorious future promised us by Christ, when we will be filled with the vision of God’s glory

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 9th November    10.00am Lazurus & Concepta Dias (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes
                                                6.00pm Dan & Julia Harrington & Patrick & Mary (E Sheehan)

Sunday 10th November    8.30am Intentions of Carol & Rolf Rinchey (Bridie Haylett)
Remembrance Day          10.30am Alison Johnson RIP (Jonathan & Mary Lee)

Monday 11th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                10.00am Hazel Birch in memoriam (Geoff)

Tuesday 12th November    7.00pm Eucharistic Service
                                                7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednes. 13th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                10.00am Des Reddy RIP (Eileen Wheatley, Anne & Girls)

Thursday 14th November    9.00am No Eucharistic Service
                                                10.00am Mass for Deceased Priests will be held at 
                                                St Lawrence’s, Sidcup

Friday 15th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                10.00am Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)

Saturday 16th November    10.00am Eucharistic Service
                                             6.00pm Frances, Dan, Fiona, Margaret & Daniel Harrington RIP
                                                (Sheehan Family)

Sunday 17th November    8.30am Mary Arden RIP (Peter & Ann Wilkes)
                                                10.30am Mary Nealon RIP (Joseph & Family)

Anniversaries: John Lenihan, Sheila Moss, Kay Todd, Stephen Ward, Tony Sullivan, Cath Moriarty, Bridget Harrington.

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 10.30am (after Mass) and Saturday 5.30pm (before Mass)

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric and Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sr Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton and Bridie Cripps.

FEAST DAYS: Monday St Martin of Tours, Bishop. Tuesday St Josephat, Bishop, Martyr. Thursday St Dyfrig (Bishop). Friday St Albert the Great, Bishop. Saturday St Margaret of Scotland, St Gertrude, Virgin, St Edmund of Abingdon (Bishop).

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £544.40. Loose £243.46. Total £787.86.
This week’s 2nd collection is for Archbishop’s Administration Fund.
Next week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

THANK YOU: Maureen Barrett and family would like to say thank you to parishioners in giving so generously in memory of Tom. She was able to send £420 to Apostleship of the Sea.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes; 10.30am Joseph Ebare. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Peter H, Patricia. Sunday 8.30am Bridie, Peter W. 10.30am Volunteer, Eileen W, Volunteer, Molly, Margaret (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Barbara. Flower Arranging: Sue & Graziella.

AYLESFORD RETREAT 2020: The annual Aylesford Retreat list for 2020 (15-17 May) is now in the porch. To reserve a place, please pay £10 deposit. Thank you. John Stanton.

CEMETERY VISITS DURING NOVEMBER:
Sunday 10th November, Plumstead 1.30pm, Bexleyheath 2.30pm, Brook Street Erith 3.15pm.
Sunday 17th November, Kemnal 2pm.

A QUIET DAY OF CREATIVE REFLECTION FOR ADVENT, taking time to think about why and who we celebrate at Christmas. Quiet reading, prayer, creative writing or craft activities. All are welcome to St Barnabas Church, 6 Tile Kiln Lane, Joydens Wood, DA5 2BB, on Saturday 30th November, 9.30am-3pm. Come for all or part of the day. Please bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee will be available. Further information: Judy French 07946 171744.

ST JOHN FISHER NEW YEAR FAMILY DISCO, 31ST DECEMBER: £12 Adult, £2 Child. 8pm to 1am. Bring your own nibbles. Licensed Bar. Contact Noel McCarthy for tickets on 07813 890 556 or email noel.mccarthy60@outlook.com

ST FRANCIS RAMBLERS invite you to join them on their walk on Sunday 17 November. Meet Bexley station (walkers’ train due in at 1001). Distance 9.5 miles with lunch stop (at The Ship, Puddledock Lane, [near Hextable], Dartford), finishing at Bexley. Please call Paul on 07847 282626 for more details.

Newsletter Sunday November 2nd, 2019

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)

First Reading: Wisdom 11:22-12:2  Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:11- 2:2
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: Jesus In Our Midst
To him the whole world is like a grain of dust. Yet he loves all that exists, and comes to dwell with sinners.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Saturday 2nd November    10.00am Holy Souls
                                                6.00pm Dannie, Jim, Thomas and John Harrington RIP
                                                     (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 3rd November    8.30am David Beattie RIP (Sheila, Katie and Gary + Family)
                                             10.30am Intentions of Sue and Peter Murphy (Tony Frake)

Monday 4th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                             10.00am Diamond De Mello RIP (Brian and Edna Fernandes)

Tuesday 5th November    7.00pm Annette Staunton RIP (Stanley Family)
                                             7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 6th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                10.00am Intentions of David and Maureen Watkins
                                                (Tony Frake)

Thursday 7th November    9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 8th November      9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                             10.00am Tom Barrett RIP and Family (Kathy Connolly)

Saturday 9th November    10.00am Lazarus and Concepta Dias
                                                (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)
                                                6.00pm Dan and Julia Harrington + Patrick and Mary Sheehan
                                                (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 10th November    8.30am Intentions of Carol and Rolf Rinchey (Bridie Haylett)
Remembrance Day        10.30am Alison Johnson RIP (Jonathan and Mary Lee)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 10.30am (after Mass) and Saturday 5.30pm (before Mass

)Anniversaries: Mona Shaw, Harry Dunmall, Ralph Rahim, Joseph Henry Desmond, Simon Connolly and Bill Keefe.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric and Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sr Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton and Bridie Cripps.

FEAST DAYS: Monday St Charles Borromeo, Bishop. Thursday The Dedication of the Cathedral Church of St George. Friday St Willibrord, Bishop

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £521.30. Loose £220.89. Total £742.19.
Next week’s second collection is for Archbishop’s Administration Fund.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Katherine Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Anne Harris, Peter W. Sunday 8.30am Volunteer, Mary J. 10.30am Volunteer, Mary H, Patricia, Rob, Margaret (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Alvira. Flower Arranging:  Mary K and Mary J.

SVP HAMPERS: If anyone knows of someone locally who would benefit, please post a note through the Parish House door marked ‘SVP Hampers’.

MASS FOR DECEASED CLERGY: Thursday 14th November 10am at St Lawrence’s, Sidcup. Light refreshments in the Community Hall afterwards. Fr John Diver would be pleased to welcome parishioners from St John Fisher and other parishes of the Deanery.

PATIENTS FIRST NETWORK: A first-class Catholic service for relatives and friends of patients who may be in danger by neglect, or who are unsure what action to take in difficult medical situations.
Telephone support: 020 8407 3463. http://www.spuc.org.uk/education-support/patients-first-network
Tim Bowman highly recommends this service.

CEMETERY VISITS DURING NOVEMBER:
Sunday 3rd November, Hillview Welling 2.30pm, Sidcup 2.30pm.
Sunday 10th November, Plumstead 1.30pm, Bexleyheath 2.30pm,
Brook Street Erith 3.15pm.
Sunday 17th November, Kemnal 2pm.

A QUIET DAY OF CREATIVE REFLECTION FOR ADVENT, taking time to think about why and who we celebrate at Christmas. Quiet reading, prayer, creative writing or craft activities. All are welcome to St Barnabas Church, 6 Tile Kiln Lane, Joydens Wood, DA5 2BB on Saturday 30th November, 9.30am-3pm. Come for all or part of the day. Please bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee will be available. Further information: Judy French 07946 171744