1.- Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals wants your unwanted clothing and bedding (no duvets or pillows please) and will be at our church until 12 noon on Sunday 5th May to collect them all. Put your clothing/bedding into tied sacks and bring them to Mass where the charity Mary’s Meals will be here to pick them up. Amazingly 3 full black sacks of good quality clothing will feed a child one good nutritious meal every school day for a whole year!
2.- Planned Giving
If you have not already done so, please collect your 2019/2020 planned giving envelope box from the Parish Office. If you are not currently part of the scheme and would like to join please email with name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
These great days, which we have celebrated together, do not just happen of themselves, but are the result of many hours of hard work! I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the army of volunteers, too many to mention by name, who have helped to prepare and beautify our church and to make the many liturgies – which have brought us closer to the Lord – the prayerful celebrations they were. God bless you, and thank you!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
There were 113 members for the April draw. The winners are:
199. £143.75 Peggy Shillito 21. £28.75 Nancy McDermott
33. £17.25 hazel Evinson 17 £28.75 Adriano Parreira
150. £17.25 Elizabeth Meyer 55. £17.25 James Kelly
To join or renew membership please complete a membership form, copies by the door, or email Charles Noel: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.