1.- White Flower Appeal – SPUC

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children will be holding its annual appeal this weekend. SPUC is currently campaigning to stop the decriminalisation of abortion, which means taking abortion outside the law. This is the most dangerous threat to unborn children and their mothers in decades. Please be as generous as you can to help us defeat this attack.

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.- St. Thomas of Canterbury School

The deadline for primary school admissions is 15th January 2018. Please ensure your supplementary information forms have been handed in to St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School by then. See the school website Admissions for more information.

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

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:


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.- 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 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 as we can claim 25p per £1 at no cost to you.

11.-  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