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

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.- Lenten Alms – Cardinal Appeal

The Cardinal has asked that our Lenten Alms collection be directed to his appeal fund. The funds raised will go to support parishes in their work to further the mission of the Church; to serve the evangelisation of youth, to develop marriage and family life projects and to help those on the margins of society. There are leaflets for you to take home next weekend as well as special envelopes please return them to the Presbytery. Many thanks.
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.- Aid to the Church in Need
Sale of Art Work & Christmas Cards after 5.30pm Mass Saturday 1 December and after 10.30am & 12 noon Mass Sunday 2 December in the Parish Hall – Tea/Coffee & Biscuits available
6.- 1ST Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion

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


The new Diocesan Year Books are still on sale at the newspaper table. Also
available are the latest editions of Bible Alive.

The latest edition of the Diocesan Newspaper is also available on the
newspaper table – always a good read; get your copy today!!

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

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:


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

  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.

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