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MOST HOLY TRINITY

Readings: Deuteronomy 4:32-34.39-40 Psalm 32, Romans 8:14-17, Matthew 28:16-20  

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK  29TH May – 6th June 2021 

Sat      29 May          11.00                                     Confessions

                                 18.00                                      For the Parish

Sun     30 May         MOST HOLY TRINITY

08.30                                      Kathleen Bowman RIP (Bowman)

                                       10.30                                      Brian McKeever RIP (Hollis)

            Web – available anytime      Fr Francis Hartley RIP + Fr Ed Hartley RIP

 

Week 9 A

Mon    31 May                                                           PKM

Tues   1 June          09.30  St Justin                       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                10.00                                      Iris Keefe (Gillis/Connolly)

Weds 2 June           09.30  ss.Marcellinus + Peter   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                    10.00                                      For the Parish                                   

Fri       4 June          09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                    10.00                                      Private Intention (Sullivan)

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

 

 

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

Restrictions are easing and the Church authorities have been carefully considering what we can and cannot do at this stage. We follow the advice carefully and so there will be a gradual lightening of our parish “lockdown procedures” as the weeks go by.

  • We have reinstated a Eucharistic minister to help with the distribution of Holy Communion at the 10.30 mass and will do so at other masses in due course. The ministers will receive special training in safe Covid practice.
  • This week we reintroduce 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.

 

All change is difficult, even when it is change for the better! Meanwhile I remain immensely grateful to everyone for your cooperation and to all who have gone the extra mile to keep us safe, especially the stewards.

                                  God Bless           Screenshot 2020-04-15 at 15.38.24

PARISH MISSAL

Those of you with Parish Missals will see that your current edition expired last week. You are able to exchange your edition for the next one before mass today. If you would like to start using one, then for a (returnable) deposit of £10 you can pick one up from today as well.  We will need to use the same system of looking after our own personal copy for some time to come.  Safety first!

 

“SOME DEFINITE SERVICE”: 

Archbishop John is calling the Archdiocese of Southwark to be an ‘evangelising and missionary archdiocese.’ In response, the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis (AEC) is developing a missionary volunteer network consisting of prayer, people and parish plans – Some Definite Service. What might be your particular part to play in this, some definite service? For more information, visit: aec.rcaos.org.uk/sds.  

Prayer is the starting point. As we pray for our Church, we also pray that we may be renewed ourselves. Let us pray that we may know more deeply the love of God for us and the hope he gives, so that others may also encounter him. Are you interested in joining our prayer partners praying for the mission of the archdiocese? Email aec@rcaos.org.uk.

 

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! 

 

FATHER FRANCIS HARTLEY RIP

Fr Francis’ anniversary was on Friday and mass was celebrated for the repose of his soul with special prayers and readings for the occasion. The web mass this weekend will also be for him and his brother so that friends and relations elsewhere can engage. 

 

RAYMOND SMITH RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of Ray. His funeral will be in Hawkinge with a small separate remembrance mass in Bexley. As soon as we know any other details, we will let you know.

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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Newsletter

SUNDAY 23rd May, 2021 

PENTECOST

Readings: Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 103, 1Cor 12:3-7, 12-13, John 20:19-23      

SERVICES FOR WEEK 22nd – 30th May 2021 

Sat      22 May       11.00     Confessions                                 

                              18.00      People of India (SVP/AIC)

Sun     23 May         PENTECOST

                              08.30       For the Parish           

                                    10.30       Paul Uhebagwi RIP (Cannon Family)

            Web – available anytime    Holy Souls

Mon    24 May     10.00        Funeral Mass for Rob (“Les”) Connor

Tues   25 May      09.30  St Bede    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                             10.00         Iris Keefe (Hughes)

Weds 26 May        09.30  St Philip Neri    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

        10.00          Jim Gallagher RIP (Eida/Connolly)

Fri       28 May        09.30         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

         10.00          Fr Francis Hartley RIP

Sat      29 May        11.00        Confessions

                                18.00        Deceased Members of the DeSilva family          

Sun    30 May          TRINITY SUNDAY              

                                 08.30       Kathleen Bowman RIP (Bowman)

                                         10.30      Brian McKeever RIP (Hollis)

            Web – available anytime    Fr Francis Hartley RIP + Fr Ed Hartley RIP

 

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.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:            THIS WEEK              Catholic Trust for England and Wales

            

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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We are slowly emerging from the Lockdown necessitated by Covid. Restrictions are easing and the Catholic Church has been carefully considering what we can and cannot do at this stage. There will be a gradual lightening of our parish “lockdown procedures” as the weeks go by.

  • In response to the numbers now attending the 10.30 mass we are today reinstating a Eucharistic minister to help with the distribution of Holy Communion.  We cannot restore the practice of offering the chalice yet. We will reinstate ministers at other masses in due course. Be assured that the ministers will receive special training in safe Covid practice.
  • I am keen to reintroduce the offertory procession 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.
  • 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.

 

I have a feeling that every step away from the restrictions will feel almost as unsettling as the steps we took into the restrictions a year ago. We will all need to be aware of our own reactions and manage them carefully. Meanwhile I remain immensely grateful to everyone for your cooperation and to all who have gone the extra mile to keep us safe, especially the stewards.

                                    God Bless            

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PARISH MISSAL

Those of you with Parish Missals will see that your current edition expires this week on the Day of Pentecost (last day of Easter). We will have a team ready after mass as well as before next weekend’s masses, and during the week to exchange your edition for the next one in the series.

If you don’t currently use one and would like to start doing so, then for a (returnable) deposit of £10 you can get one from next week as well.  We will need to use the same system of looking after our own personal copy for some time to come.  Safety first!

 

FREE ITEMS FOR CARE OF THE HOUSEBOUND 

A parishioner is happy to donate a Stairlift Chair (330 cm run) and also a 4-wheeled rollator with 2 trays for indoor use. Please contact Fr Doug if you’d like one or other or both!

 

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! We are grateful to Peter Murphy for overseeing the installation of a new boiler and upgraded heating system.  There is a note about the hall heating on the “Premises Committee” page of this website.

 

FATHER FRANCIS HARTLEY RIP

Fr Francis’ anniversary is this week on 28th May. Mass that day will be for the repose of his soul, and will have special prayers for the occasion. The web mass next weekend will also be for him and his brother so that friends and relations elsewhere can engage. 

 

LES CONNOR  RIP

His Funeral will be on Monday 24th May at 10am. All are welcome.

 

RAYMOND SMITH RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of Ray. His funeral will be in Hawkinge with a small separate remembrance mass in Bexley. As soon as we know any other details, we will let you know.

 

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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Newsletter

SUNDAY 16th May, 2021

7th SUNDAY OF EASTER

Readings: Acts;1:15-17 20-26 Psalm 102, 1 John 4:11-16, John 17:11-19  

 

SERVICES FOR WEEK 15th – 23rd May 2021 

Sat      15 May          11.00                                     Confessions

                                 18.00                                      For the Parish

Sun     16 May         7th SUNDAY OF EASTER

08.30                                      Audrey O’Hara RIP (Frake)            

                                        10.30                                      Deceased Members of the Lyons Family

            Web – available anytime    Foundation Mass for Serse Cima

Mon    17 May                                                           PKM

Tues   18 May           09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Fiona Boome RIP (Howie)

Weds 19 May           09.30                                     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                                      Win Morden RIP (Friends)

Fri       21 May          10.00                                      Beth Jefferson RIP (Friends)

Sat      22 May          11.00                                      Confessions

                                 18.00                                      The People of India (SVP/AIC)                  

Sun    23 May          PENTECOST                        

            08.30                                      For the Parish

                                         10.30                                      Paul Uhebagwi RIP (Cannon Family)

            Web – available anytime    Holy Souls

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.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:            THIS WEEK              for World Communications Day

NEXT WEEK            Catholic Trust for England and Wales

            

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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With the lifting of many – if not all – restrictions in late June, there is much to look forward to. Already more and more people are returning to the practice of attending Sunday Mass. In fact the 10.30 mass is now at a level that requires us to reinstate a eucharistic minister to help with the distribution of Holy Communion. We cannot restore the practice of offering the chalice yet, so we will only be using one minister for now, but we will start next Sunday. It may well look and feel strange after all this time, but it need not be a surprise! We will reinstate ministers at other masses in due course. Be assured that the ministers will receive special training in safe Covid practice.

 

I have a feeling that every step away from the restrictions will feel almost as unsettling as the steps we took into the restrictions a year ago. We will need to be aware of our own reactions and manage them carefully.

 

                                    God Bless           

                                 Screenshot 2020-04-15 at 15.38.24

 

PARISH MISSAL

Those of you with Parish Missals will have noticed that your current edition expires next week on the Day of Pentecost (last day of Easter). We will have a team ready after mass as well as at the following weekend’s masses to exchange your edition for the next one in the series. 

If you don’t currently use one and would like to start doing so, then for a (returnable) deposit of £10 you can get one from next week as well. We will need to use the same system of looking after our own personal copy for some time to come. Safety first!

 

FREE ITEMS FOR CARE OF THE HOUSEBOUND 

A parishioner is happy to donate a Stairlift Chair (330 cm run) and also a 4-wheeled rollator with 2 trays for indoor use. Please contact Fr Doug if you’d like one or other or both!

 

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR AT SIDCUP

St Lawrence of Canterbury Church, Sidcup currently have a vacancy for a Parish Administrator (Part Time) to implement and maintain office systems, processes and procedures. To be considered, please send a CV and covering letter (no longer than one side of A4) to Fr Paul Kyne. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Full Job description is available on St Lawrence of Canterbury website https://www.stlsidcup.org/

 

THE PARISH HALL

As Covid restrictions ease we will be able to make more and more use of our marvellous parish hall. Different activities will be permitted but until June at the earliest, we cannot enjoy our usual social/hospitality functions. We can still 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!

 

Meanwhile, you will be pleased to hear that we have installed a new boiler and are upgrading the whole heating system.

 

FATHER FRANCIS HARTLEY RIP

Fr Francis’ anniversary is on 28th May, and so the mass that morning will be for the repose of his soul, and will have special prayers for the occasion. The web mass that weekend will also be for him so that friends and relations elsewhere can engage. Covid restrictions prevent us from doing much else at this time.

 

LES CONNOR  RIP

We are sorry to announce also the death of Rob (“Les”) Connor. His funeral will be on Monday 24th may at 10.00 a.m.

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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