1.- ‘Let’s Dance – St. Thomas’ Barn Dance

Sat 13th October – after the evening mass – in the school hall
This is a great chance to make new friends and for old friends to spend a good time together and ample refreshments are provided! The event is organised by St Thomas’ Friends for Friends, and is great fun! We had a fantastic time last year and are looking to make it even more of a success this year! Tickets are cheap as chips! Cost Adults £5 Children FREE
All are welcome! Do come along and “DO-SI-DO”!!

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.- CAFOD speaker from Zambia
Wednesday 19thth Sept 2.30pm, Oakwood North London. CAFOD will be hosting a supporter’s information afternoon with a special guest speaker, Sr Clara. Listen to Sr Clara explain, how CAFOD is helping communities,. The meeting will take place from 2.30 – 4.30pm at CAFOD’s volunteer centre, 1st floor, Catholic Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, London N14 4HE Bookings taken on 0208 449 6970

4.- 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.
5.- 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.

6.- Let’s change Lives together MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is taking place at St Thomas’ Church on Friday 28th Sept at no 62 Rylston Road from 8 am till 12 noon. Every penny raise helps us to make a difference to people affected by cancer, LET’S MAKE THIS YEAR OUR BIGGEST EVER!

7.- 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 after Mass on Saturday or Sunday and return it to the Presbytery as soon as possible. Please note that forms may only be collected by the parent or guardian of the child, and are only available after Mass on Saturday or Sunday.


8.- 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.

9 .- 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

10.- Secondary School Transfer 

As usual, Fr Dennis is setting aside two Saturday afternoons (2 – 4 pm) for this; the 29th Sept + 20th Oct. If you are applying for a place where the closing date for applications is earlier than this, please speak to Gerald (in the Parish Office) and something will be sorted out.
Could I remind parents who are applying to The Oratory, Cardinal Vaughan or the Sacred Heart that he needs to meet with you too – failure to meet will mean an inevitable delay when the school send their own forms to him!
Finally, and with regard to all of this, please note that the Bishop’s Conference ‘Certificate of Catholic Practice’ may only be signed by a priest who can swear that the family are known to him and has been attending Mass faithfully for 2 years!! Fr Dennis may not, and will not sign such a document unless this is the case!


11.- Renewal Time! – 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