1.- Sick and Retired Priest’s Fund
The annual collection for sick and retired priests of the diocese will take place next weekend. There are currently more than 80 retired and ill priests being supported by this fund and the number is set to double by 2025. Most retired priests are dependent in some way upon the Diocese for their care. These priests have baptised our children, counselled us in times of sorrow, and celebrated with us in times of joy! Having received so much from their generosity, this annual collection allows us, in turn to assist them. In the old age.. Donation envelopes are available as you leave church today. Please take one and bring it back next week with your donation.
Many, many thanks for your kindness, generosity and help.
2.- Music Ministry
3.- Lenten Alms – Cardinal Appeal
If you would like your children to read at the 10.30 am Mass or help with the brining of the gifts to the altar please have a word with Yvonne who very kindly co-ordinates this for the 10.30 am Family Mass. These ministries are a wonderful way for our youngsters to feel more involved at Mass, so please do encourage your children to take part.
Parents of children in Year 3, or above, who wish their children to make their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, are invited to collect a registration form from Fr Dennis of Fr Emmanuel and return it as soon as possible. Please note that this is the last weekend for the collection of these forms. They may only be collected by the parent or guardian of the child, and are only available after Mass on Saturday or Sunday.
7.- Westminster and Cardinal Vincent Nichols News
WESTMINSTER YEAR BOOKS
The new Diocesan Year Books are still on sale at the newspaper table. Also
available are the latest editions of Bible Alive.
THE WESTMINSTER RECORD
The latest edition of the Diocesan Newspaper is also available on the
newspaper table – always a good read; get your copy today!!
CARDINAL VINCENT NICHOLS PASTORAL LETTER
There is a pastoral letter for the Feast of the Holy Family from our Cardinal,
to be listened to at all Masses this weekend copies of the letter are also
available for you to take home after Mass, they too are on the newspaper
table – please help yourself.
8.- Parish Catechesis
Every year we prepare many children and adults for various sacraments.
To accomplish this we depend on the support of our dedicated catechists.
To find out more about this wonderful ministry please speak to Fr Dennis, Fr Emmanuel or Sue, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
9.- The November Cementery Mass
The Annual Mass of Requiem at North Sheen cemetery will be on Sun 18th Nov at 2.15 pm.
10.- Remembrance Sunday – November 11th
The 12-o-clock Mass next Sunday morning will be a Solemn Mass of Requiem ending with the annual commemoration of the fallen and concluding with prayers at the War Memorial.
11.- RenewalTime! – 200 Club Parish Lottery
The 200 Club is a monthly parish lottery open to all. Membership is £60 for the year or £5 by standing order. Half the money raised is paid in prizes, half goes to fund parish activities including the soup kitchen.
To join or renew membership please complete a membership form, copies by the door, or email Charles Noel: email@example.com
12.- WORLD ALIVE- BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study Group Thursday in the Bowden Room. There are two excellent monthly publications available for those wishing to study the scriptures on the newspaper table: Bible Alive and My Day By Day.
13.- Gift Aid Notice
- For those who have signed a Gift Aid Form
We submit a Gift Aid claim asking HM Revenue and Customs to give us back the tax that you have paid on your donations. So if you have stopped paying tax, please contact Martin O’Byrne on firstname.lastname@example.org so that we don’t ask for tax that has not been paid.
- For Donors who have not signed a Gift Aid Form
If you have not signed a Gift Aid form but do pay tax, please consider signing one (please contact Martin O’Byrne on email@example.com) as we can claim 25p per £1 at no cost to you.
14.- Going to Hospital?
In the event that you are admitted to Hospital, in light of data protection, please indicate on entering hospital that your details are to be passed to the RC Chaplain. Also mention that you would like the RC Chaplain to visit you.7