News

1.- St. Thomas School Nursery

St. Thomas’ nursery is a warm and welcoming school that offers a stimulating and dedicated learning environment for 3 and 4 year olds. Our qualified teachers nurture the children to become happy and successful learners while encouraging positive relationships. The deadline for September 2019 applications is 29th March. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website at http://www.stthomasrc.lbhf.sch.uk. For more information contact us at admin@stthomasrc.lbhf.sch.uk

2.- Music Ministry

We are looking for a keyboard player for our family Mass. Music is a vital element of our worship, so I would ask you to give this some active thought and prayer. If you are able to help, or can point us in the direction of someone who can, then please have a word as soon as possible. Thank you for your help.
3.- HELP REQUIRED
The parish is always looking out to find people who can help out in many different ways, and keeping the church clean is just one of those ways! This plea is particularly important at the moment as Manuel, who co-ordinates the work, is due to be away for two months! So please if you can help do not hesitate to come along on a Friday morning after Mass.
4.- A Special Invitation
This is a special invitation to the children of our community who have recently made their First Holy Communion. Now that you have encountered Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament the Church invites you to become an ALTAR SERVER so that you may help the Priest as he celebrates Mass. If you would like to join our wonderful team of servers please speak to Mr Wayne O’Reilly or Fr Dennis.

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.

5.- The Thursday Lunch Club

St Andrew’s Church, Greyhound Road 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm

Come and join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month for a free hot meal, companionship, entertainment and music! This is an exciting new initiative for our Senior Citizens launched in association with The London Oratory School. ALL ARE WELCOME.

6.- Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes –20th to 26th JULY 2019

The Cardinal will once again be leading the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. More details and booking forms, may be found on the newspaper table.

7.- 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 fulhamcatechist@rcdow.org.uk

8.- 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.

The winning numbers for December were:

26 £600 Finola Reilly                     16 £28.50 Shirley Mills

108 £28.50 Bridget Rooney          15 £17.10 Monica Lopes

79 £`17.10 Anabela Miranda      111 £17.10 – Pierce Ryan

To join or renew membership please complete a membership form, copies by the door, or email Charles Noel: charles@noelfamily.co.uk

9.- 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.

10.- THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Concert with Alexander Armstrong

Monday 4th February 7.00 pm at Farm Street Church, Mayfair Alexander Armstrong will be performing at a fundraising concert in aid of SVP Vinnie Packs for the homeless alongside renowned soprano, Miranda Heidt, actor Alex McQueen and the Choir With No Name. Tickets costing £30 are available by typing Vinnie Packs in the ‘Looking for’ section on the Eventbrite website http://www.eventbrite.co.uk. Do consider going along to support this worthwhile cause. See you there.

11.- Gift Aid Notice

  1. 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 mpgobyrne@gmail.com so that we don’t ask for tax that has not been paid.

  1. 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 martin.obyrne@talktalk.net) as we can claim 25p per £1 at no cost to you.

12.-  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