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Newsletter Sunday September 27th, 2020

26th Sunday (A)

Readings: Ezekiel; 18:25-28, Psalm 24, Philippians 2:1-11, Matthew 21:28-32

SERVICES FOR WEEK 26th September – 4th 26tober 2020

Sat 26 Sep    18.00 Ron & Sharon Anderson (Anderson)
Sun 27 Sep    25th Sunday
                        08.30 Our Homeless Friends (AIC Saturday Friends).
                        10.30 Christiana Anim RIP (Asaam)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time

                        Tony Frake 90th (Choir)
Mon 28 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 St Wenseslaus    Tony Frake (Hughes)
Tues 29 Sep    Archangels    Mary Connolly RIP (Eida/Connolly)
Weds 30 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 St Jerome    Drane Keshteja (Kennedy)
Thurs 1 Oct St Therese Sheehan & Harrington Families (Sheehan)
Fri 2 Oct    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Guardian Angels    Daphne Tucker RIP (Latimer)
Sat 3 Oct    11.00 Confessions
                        18.00 Denis Buckley RIP (Fitzpatrick)
Sun 4 Oct    27th Sunday (A)
                        08.30 John Wilkes RIP (Jones)
                        10.30 Rex Wheatley RIP (Wheatley)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time
                        In Honour of St. Francis (AIC Climate group)

Prayer of St. Alphonsus – My Jesus, I believe that You are present in this Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that. I may unite myself wholly to You now and forever. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

FINANCES – from the Diocesan and Parish finance teams.
Many thanks to all who are making weekly offerings .
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher Church, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please ensure you put your name and if you normally use envelopes, your envelope number, as the transaction code so that we can thank you later.

LINKS AND CONTACTS.
Our Diocese of Southwark: http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk Lots of information and further links.
Bexley Council Helpline: 020 3045 5398. The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm.


As we move beyond September we begin to anticipate a long autumn ahead with colder weather to come. We are seeking clarification on the interpretation of many of the rules we have been asked to apply and where appropriate, a reinterpretation so that we can worship and celebrate in reasonable comfort. The parish council is meeting on Monday and we will be looking at what we can do to make life better in the parish. If you have any ideas, do get in touch. A top priority will be to get our hall open again so that we can meet socially within the rules, conduct catechetical programmes and if possible generate some income.

God Bless

MASS IN ST. JOHN FISHER
• Those who attend must wear a facial covering. (Exemptions apply)
• We are required to keep windows open for ventilation so as the weather gets cooler don’t forget to bring warm clothing.
• You will be asked to give your name and a contact detail so that we can participate in the track-and-trace scheme that the government is running

SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE http://www.stjohnfisherbexley.org then click on ‘Sunday Mass’

STEWARDING
We are very grateful indeed to the stewards who have volunteered to staff the church during these times. One will be in the porch to give instructions and others will be in the church to supervise and to usher. They will also help cleanse the church after Sunday masses.
Please ring John Rayer (01322 523499) if you are available for any of the Sunday masses.

HALL
Any users, whether they be parish groups or a private hirers will have to complete their own risk assessments and satisfy diocesan insurer’s conditions independently. The measure will include cleansing before and after use.

PARISH MASS BOOKS
As we are not allowed to use our mass books, those of you with smart phones may wish to follow the mass using the internet. See: https://www.universalis.com/mass.htm.
If you don’t have data, you could download before you leave home.
In the long term you might like to download the app to your phone anyway. A free trial version is available called Catholic Calendar by Universalis Publishing, from your app store.

THE SEASON OF CREATION
runs from 1 September (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) to 4 October (the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) each year. This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation, our world. Let us join together in prayer during this time to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation (CAFOD).
The link below offers useful prayer resources
https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources

CONGRATULATIONS
Four of the AIC Saturday Friends Group have been walking during September to raise money for The Passage’s “Together We Move” campaign. They have raised more than £2000 with more donations still to come. Well done.

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.


Newsletter Sunday September 20th, 2020

25th Sunday (A)

Readings: Isaiah 55:6-9, Psalm 144, Philippians 1:20-24. 27, Matthew 20:1-16

SERVICES FOR WEEK 19th – 27th September 2020
Sat 19 Sep 18.00 TG Our Lady & Ss Anthony & Joseph (Fogarty)

Sun 20 Sep 25th Sunday
                        08.30 Tess Truman + Eileen Wheatley (Anderson)
                        10.30 Lance Grainger RIP (Grainger)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time.
 

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

                        Danny Lyons (Lyons)

Mon 21 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 St Matthew Eusebio Vaz (Vaz)

Tues 22 Sep    Olga Bowman RIP (Bowman)

Weds 23 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 St Pius [Padre Pio] Ruth Smith RIP (Smith)

Thurs 24 Sep OL Walsingham Bernie King (Fitzpatrick)

Fri 25 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10.00 Malcolm Ede RIP (Hollis)

Sat 26 Sep    11.00 Confessions
                        18.00 Ron & Sharon Anderson (Anderson)

Sun 27 Sep 26th Sunday (A)
                        08.30 Our Homeless Friends (AIC Saturday Friends)
                        10.30 Christiana Anim RIP (Asaam)
                        Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time
                        Tony Frake 90th (Choir)

Prayer of St. Alphonsus – My Jesus, I believe that You are present in this Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that. I may unite myself wholly to You now and forever. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

FINANCES – from the Diocesan and Parish finance teams.
Many thanks to all who are making weekly offerings .
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher Church, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please ensure you put your name and if you normally use envelopes, your envelope number, as the transaction code so that we can thank you later.

LINKS AND CONTACTS.
Our Diocese of Southwark: http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk Lots of information and further links.
Bexley Council Helpline: 020 3045 5398. The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm.


This weekend we celebrate with Louie Aletta, Rafel Batey, Victoria Hackett, Rhys Jones, Isabel Sendon Vicente, Jose Luis Sendon Vicente, and Charlie Smith who will begin receiving Holy Communion. Unfortunately with the current restrictions this will be taking place at two separate masses and so we cannot all be there with them at this sacred time. We nevertheless keep them and their families in our prayers. I offer a big thank you to our catechists who assisted the families in preparing their children for this very special occasion.
May I confirm that the new government advice on gatherings respects our right to gather for mass in the numbers previously agreed. There has been no change in that regard though we will have to give more thought to our aim to open the hall for coffee after Sunday mass!
God Bless

 

MASS IN ST. JOHN FISHER
• Those who attend must wear a facial covering. (Exemptions apply)
• Everyone will be guided to their seats by our stewards so please arrive early.
• There will be no toilet facilities available.
• Anyone who is unwell should not attend.
• You will be asked to give your name and a contact detail so that we can participate in the track-and-trace scheme that the government is running

SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE http://www.stjohnfisherbexley.org then click on ‘Sunday Mass’

STEWARDING
We are very grateful indeed to the stewards who have volunteered to staff the church during these times. One will be in the porch to give instructions and others will be in the church to supervise and to usher. They will also help cleanse the church after Sunday masses.
Please ring John Rayer (01322 523499) if you are available for any of the Sunday masses.

HALL
Any users, whether they be parish groups or a private hirers will have to complete their own risk assessments and satisfy diocesan insurer’s conditions independently. The measure will include cleansing before and after use.

PARISH MASS BOOKS
As we are not allowed to use our mass books, those of you with smart phones may wish to follow the mass using the internet. See: https://www.universalis.com/mass.htm.
If you don’t have data, you could download before you leave home.
In the long term you might like to download the app to your phone anyway. A free trial version is available called Catholic Calendar by Universalis Publishing, from your app store.

THE SEASON OF CREATION
runs from 1 September (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) to 4 October (the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) each year. This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation, our world. Let us join together in prayer during this time to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation (CAFOD).
The link below offers useful prayer resources
https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources

FUNERAL OF Geoffrey Birch – Thursday 24thSeptember
Please advise Noel Mc Carthy if you are proposing to come to any, or all of the 3 parts listed below, as we are very limited by numbers
1) 12:00 United Reformed Church, Bexley
2) 13:15 Eltham Crematorium
3) Afterwards, a reception at St John Fisher Church Hall (which will be open from 12.30)

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Newsletter Sunday September 13th, 2020

24th Sunday (A)

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 27:30-28:7, Psalm 102, Romans 14:7-9, Matthew 18:21-35

SERVICES FOR WEEK 12th – 20th September 2020

Sat 12 Sep    18.00 Mick Birmingham RIP (Wood)

Sun 13 Sep    24rd Sunday
08.30 Peter Wilkes 80th (Ann & family)
10.30 Geoff Hinton RIP (Wheatley)
Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time. https://youtu.be/xhsxCLqijWo
Denis Burke RIP (private int)

Mon 14 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Holy Cross Michael & Samantha Roth’s Wedding (Morris)

Tues 15 Sep    Our Lady of Sorrows – Beatrice Walliser (Foundation)

Weds 16 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Cornelius & Cyprian John Fitzpatrick RIP (Fitzpatrick)

Thurs 17 Sep    Joe Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)

Fri 18 Sep    09.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Sean Walshe RIP (Henry)

Sat 19 Sep    11.00 Confessions
18.00 TG Our Lady & Ss Anthony & Joseph (Fogarty)

Sun 20 Sep    25th Sunday (A)
08.30 Tess Truman + Eileen Wheatley (Anderson)
10.30 Lance Grainger RIP (Grainger)
Parish Mass – available to engage with via website at any time
Danny Lyons (Lyons)

Prayer of St. Alphonsus – My Jesus, I believe that You are present in this Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that. I may unite myself wholly to You now and forever. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

FINANCES – from the Diocesan and Parish finance teams.
Many thanks to all who are delivering weekly offerings .
Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher Church, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763
Please ensure you put your name on the transaction code so that we can thank you later.

LINKS AND CONTACTS.
Our Diocese of Southwark: http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk Lots of information and further links.
Bexley Council Helpline: 020 3045 5398. The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm.

 

Monday is the Feast of the Exaltation or Triumph of the Holy Cross. It reminds us that the glory of Easter was won by Jesus accepting and dealing with the pain and suffering of the Cross, not by avoiding it or escaping from it. It is right for us to avoid or escape unnecessary suffering but there are occasions when we have step up and face our problems head on and accept our pain and suffering. But most importantly, we can share those sufferings with Jesus on the cross. That is his loving offer to us. He joins with us in our human journey.
God Bless

 

MASS IN ST. JOHN FISHER
• Those who attend must wear a facial covering. (Exemptions apply)
• Everyone will be guided to their seats by our stewards so please arrive early.
• There will be no toilet facilities available.
• Anyone who is unwell should not attend.
• You will be asked to give your name and a contact detail so that we can participate in the track-and-trace scheme that the government is running

SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE: http://www.stjohnfisherbexley.org then click on ‘Sunday Mass’

STEWARDING –   We are very grateful indeed to the stewards who have volunteered to staff the church during these times. One will be in the porch to give instructions and others will be in the church to supervise and to usher. They will also help cleanse the church after Sunday masses.
Please ring John Rayer (01322 523499) if you are available for any of the Sunday masses.

HALL  – Our hall is not yet open though we hope to complete the necessary paperwork and apply the necessary procedures soon. Any user group though, even for a private function will have to complete their own risk assessments and satisfy diocesan insurer’s conditions independently.

APF – Red Box Holders –  If you require the Mission magazine to be sent to you then please email Sue Mantle on suejimantle@hotmail .com

PARISH MASS BOOKS – As we are not allowed to use our mass books, those of you with smart phones may wish to follow the mass using the internet. See: https://www.universalis.com/mass.htm.
If you don’t have data, you could download before you leave home.
In the long term you might like to download the app to your phone anyway. A free trial version is available called Catholic Calendar by Universalis Publishing, from your app store.

THE SEASON OF CREATION – runs from 1 September (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) to 4 October (the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) each year. This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation, our world. Let us join together in prayer during this time to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation (CAFOD).
The link below offers useful prayer resources
https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources

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.