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SUNDAY 28th November 2021 

1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT 

Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 24, 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2.Luke 21:25-28. 34-36.

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  27th November – 5th December 2021 

 

Sat      27th Nov         11.00                                      NO Confessions

                                  18.00                                      Ida Thomson RIP (Delpaul)           

 

Sun     28th Nov        1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT              

08.30                                      Audrey Fosdyke RIP (Cannon family)

                                        10.30                                      Mrs O’Callaghan RIP (Lyons)

 

Mon     29th Nov         09.15                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00                                      Brendan & Pet Kilcullen (Kilcullen)

 

Tues    30th Nov       11.30  St Andrew                      Funeral Mass for Pasquale Amato

 

Weds   1st Dec         09.00  St Edmund Campion        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

09.30                                      Thanksgiving (Kilcullen)

 

Fri        3rd Dec           09.15  St Francis Xavier             Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                  

                                  10.00                                      Mary Whelan RIP (Sheehan)

 

Sat      4th Dec           11.00                                      Confessions

            18.00                                      Ann-Monique Lee (Fogarty)

 

Sun     5th Dec           2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT              

            08.30                                      Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan) 

                                         10.30                                      Norma Brooker RIP (Frake)

                                                                           

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

All masses are streamed live and can be viewed on this website, via the link:

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 Recordings are available there for a week or so. The Sunday 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                    £834.65 incl standing orders

Special Collection last week – Catholic Youth Services                       £95.71

 

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 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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Welcome to Advent – The colour purple is to be seen in the vestments, the banners and even the newsletters! The Gloria is dropped and won’t return till the season of Christmas. Advent is a time of waiting and watching. Think of a restaurant. In a poor one, the staff are stretched and run off their feet. In a good one there is a waiter, one who watches and waits for you to be ready to order or to need some service. We need to be waiters, watching and waiting for the presence of Jesus.

“My soul is waiting for the Lord, more than the watchman for the dawn” (Psalm 130)

 

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SPIRITUALITY COMMISSION

The diocesan spirituality commission has produced a prayerful thought for each day of Advent. To receive them each day as an email free of charge go to southwarkdsc.org.uk and sign up.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

To Ashley Garber and Christian Nicholson, who were married here in Church this weekend.

 

CONFIRMATION 2022 – We invite candidates for Confirmation.  This year’s programme will begin (if there are sufficient numbers) in January 2022.  Anyone currently in Year 8 or above is eligible to apply.  Application forms are in the Church Porch.  Deadline is Sunday 19th December 2021.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS ADVENT TEA – FRIDAY DECEMBER 10TH 1.30 PM – 3 PM

At St. Catherine’s Catholic School, Watling Street, Bexleyheath, DA5 7QJ  All Senior Citizens welcome to attend – RSVP 01322 556333.

 

CAROL SERVICE – SUNDAY, 12th DECEMBER AT 3 PM 

Following the Service, refreshments will be served in the Hall.

 

SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION

We have to liaise with other nearby parishes but it will either be on the Monday or Tuesday of the last week of Advent at 7.00 p.m.

 

PARISH SOCIAL EVENT  

Last Saturday 60 parishioners attended this event and a very enjoyable evening was had by all with £132 being raised on the raffle for the parish. Thank you to those who donated the prizes.

 

MASSES AT CHRISTMAS

Christmas Day is a Saturday so here is how it is going to look:

Friday Christmas Eve:                    6.00 and 10.00 p.m

Saturday Christmas Day:               8.30 and 10.30 a.m – no evening mass!

Sunday feast of Holy Family:         8.30 and 10.30 a.m

 

HYMN BOOKS

Please note that hymn books used at mass are only allowed to be touched by one person within a 2 day period.  Therefore,It is really important that you return your book to the foyer after mass and not rely on someone else picking it up afterwards. Thank you for your co-operation.

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SUNDAY 21st November 2021

CHRIST THE KING 

Readings: Daniel 7:13-14, Psalm 92, Apocalypse 1:5-8.John 18:33-37.

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  20th – 28th November 2021  

Sat      20th Nov       11.00           Confessions

                           18.00           Jack Bowen RIP (Wood)    

Sun    21st Nov     OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE             

08.30           For the Parish

                                    10.30           Alex & Angela Fernandes RIP (Fernandes)

Mon     22nd Nov      09.15  St Cecilia         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                           10.00           Tony Speed RIP (Speed family)

Tues    23rd Nov       09.15  ss Clement & Columban    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                           10.00           Alfred & Diamond D’Mello RIP (Fernandes)

Weds   24th Nov       09.15  St Andrew Dung-Lac         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00           Maureen Fitzpatrick (Choir)

Fri       26th Nov       09.15              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament               

                           10.00           Sonny Sheehan RIP (Sheehan)

Sat     27th Nov       11.00              Confessions

                           18.00           Ida Thomson RIP (Delpaul)

Sun    28th  Nov    1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT          

         08.30           Audrey Fosdyke RIP (Cannon family)

                                    10.30           Mrs O’Callaghan RIP (Lyons)

                                                           

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

All masses are streamed live and can be viewed on this website, via the link

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Recordings are available there for a week or so. The Sunday 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                                 £937.16 incl standing orders

Special Collection last week – Archbishop’s Administration Fund      £101.40

Special Collection this week – Catholic Youth Fund

         

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 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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We begin the last week in the Church’s year. The Feast of Christ the King is the last Sunday celebration. At the end of a year we often like to look back and also to look ahead – forward and backward, back and forth. Next week we will look ahead in our wonderful time of Advent and so this week we might reflect on a year that has passed, a tough one for many of us. 

 

It can hardly get tougher than losing a loved one. This weekend we remember specifically those of our community who have died during the year. At their funerals we will have looked backward and forward too. We will have looked back and thanked God for their lives and all that their lives have meant to us. But we will have also exercised our Christian Faith and our Christian Hope to look forward to their lives to come. Today we will pray for each of them by name before praying for all our loved ones who have died.

 

May I offer a particular word of welcome to all who have made an extra effort to be here for this special occasion.

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BLESSING OF GRAVES NOVEMBER 2021 – Chislehurst – 20th November at 12 noon.

 

CONCERT IN AID OF THE PASSAGE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

Thursday, 25 November at 7.30 pm – Theme – Bohemian Rhapsody, with works by Dvorak, Mahler and Smetana.  Performers include Andrei Ionita, Cello: Anush Kovhannisyan, Soprano: Streetwise Opera, Toby Purser; Conductor: and the Orion Orchestra.  Full details and booking at https://passage,org.uk/night-under-the-stars-2021/  or telephone 020 75921856.

 

STELLA MARIS – ON LINE SEMINAR – TO MARK WORLD FISHERIES DAY 23RD NOVEMBER

7.30 to 9 pm.  Explaining about modern slavery in the fisheries industry and Stella Maris’ efforts to rescue those involved. Register to attend at http://www.StellaMaris.org.uk/ModernSlavery.

 

SUNDAY COFFEE MORNING – AFTER 10.30 MASS

Coffee, Tea and biscuits served in the Hall and the bar is open after 10.30 am Mass – Come and chat with fellow parishioners.

 

HYMN BOOKS

We are pleased that we are once again allowed to use hymn books at mass but they are only to be touched by one person within a 2 day period.

It is really important therefore that you return your book to the foyer after mass and not rely on someone else picking them up afterwards. 

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

 

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE NOON WEDNESDAY – Please email if possible.

 

OUR REPOSITORY

We are only open at the 8.30 mass at the moment. If anyone is prepared (on a rota basis) to open at the other masses we are happy for this to occur.

Meanwhile, we recommend the vast array of Christmas cards that are on sale.

 

 

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SUNDAY 14th November 2021

33rd  SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Daniel 12:1-3, Psalm 15, Hebrews 10:11-14.18 Matthew 13:24-32.

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  13th – 21st November 2021  

Sat      13th Nov         11.00                    Confessions

                                  18.00                     Ivor John Burton-Bowen RIP (Wood)       

Sun     14th Nov   33rd SUN (B)              

  08.30                     Foundation Mass Vincent Jeyaseelan 

                                          10.30                      Jim Henry RIP (Henry family)

Mon     15th Nov         09.15                         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00  St Albert the Great    Marie Sullivan (Sullivan family)     

Tues    16th Nov         09.15  ss Edmund,Margaret & Gertrude   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00                       Joe Moynihan RIP (Moynihan family)

Weds   17th Nov         09.15  ss Hilda,Hugh & Elizabeth Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

  10.00                       Dunning/Wheatley families RIP (Wheatley)

Fri        19th Nov         09.15                              Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                  

                                  10.00                        Fr Doug (Szredski)

Sat      20th Nov         11.00                          Confessions

                                  18.00                        Jack Bowen RIP (Wood)

Sun     21st Nov   OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE                   

            08.30                         For the Parish

                                         10.30                         Alex & Angela Fernandes RIP (Fernandes)

                                                                           

LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE

All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via this link: 

live streamlogo copy

Recordings are available there for a week or so. The Sunday 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                                £947.98 incl standing orders

Special Collection this week          Archbishop’s Fund for Diocesan Administration

Special Collection next week –      Catholic Youth Services

            

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 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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In November we continue to pray for those who have died:

  We have a Book of Remembrance that will be brought to the altar in the offertory procession so that those whose names you record in it will be prayed for during the mass.

    This weekend we celebrate Remembrance Sunday and we will pray for those who died during times of war. We celebrate too the peace that has been won through their sacrifice.

    Next weekend (20/21 Nov) we will pray for those who have had funerals here during the past year. Each of their names will be read out loud and a candle will be lit in remembrance of each soul. A final candle will be lit for all those listed in the Book of Remembrance. (This will occur on the sanctuary as the procession by parishioners holding lighted candles has not been allowed in church for several years.) This can be a very moving occasion and we encourage you to invite anyone you know who might wish to remember loved ones in this way.

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COP26 PRAYER

Loving God, We praise your name with all you have created.

You are present in the whole universe, and in the smallest of creatures.

We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us as stewards of your creation.

May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as they seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society.

Instil in them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions for the poorest and most vulnerable, and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home.

We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son. Amen

 

JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION AUTUMN ASSEMBLY 2021

The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Autumn Assembly entitled ‘COP26’ What next? Is a continued response to the huge environmental issues of our time.  At Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Brixton Hill, SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER from 10 a.m. onwards.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee provided.Email jpiccontact@rcaos.org.uk to reserve your place.  

 

CEMETERY BLESSINGS OF GRAVES NOVEMBER 2021 – Brook St. Erith – Sun.14 Nov. at 3 pm  Plumstead – Sun 14 Nov. at 1.30 pm            Woolwich –  14 Nov. at 2 pm        Chislehurst – 20th November at 12 noon.

 

CONCERT IN AID OF THE PASSAGE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

Thursday, 25 November at 7.30 pm – Theme – Bohemian Rhapsody, with works by Dvorak, Mahler and Smetana.  Performers include Andrei Ionita, Cello: Anush Kovhannisyan, Soprano: Streetwise Opera, Toby Purser; Conductor: and the Orion Orchestra.  Full details and booking at https://passage,org.uk/night-under-the-stars-2021/  or telephone 020 75921856.

 

STELLA MARIS – ON LINE SEMINAR – TO MARK WORLD FISHERIES DAY 23RD NOVEMBER

7.30 to 9 pm.  Explaining about modern slavery in the fisheries industry and Stella Maris’ efforts to rescue those involved. Register to attend at www.StellaMaris.org.uk/ModernSlavery.

 

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE NOON WEDNESDAY – Please email if possible.