1.- ‘HUMANAE VITAE COMES OF AGE 21st July’
Are we living in a new age of Sexual Fascism?
There is to be a one day conference at St Mary of the Angels Church,W2 5DJ to get to the very heart of this document. We have a few free tickets for this event; if you would like to go please collect a ticket from Gerald in the Parish Office. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!
The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908 when permission for a public procession of the Blessed Sacrament was refused! Participants will engage in a series of sessions focusing on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We seek to rejuvenate Eucharistic adoration in our parishes as the source of strength for our lives and for our mission, that of making present the love and compassion of Jesus in our society. A number of places have been reserved for our parish – more details, re cost etc, may be had from Gerald in the front office or by speaking to Fr Dennis or by going to http://catholicnews.org.uk/adoremus2018
8.- Westminster and Cardinal Vincent Nichols News
WESTMINSTER YEAR BOOKS
The new Diocesan Year Books are still on sale at the newspaper table. Also
available are the latest editions of Bible Alive.
THE WESTMINSTER RECORD
The latest edition of the Diocesan Newspaper is also available on the
newspaper table – always a good read; get your copy today!!
CARDINAL VINCENT NICHOLS PASTORAL LETTER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
10.- Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
23rd – 29th JULY 2018
The Cardinal will once again be leading the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this summer. More details, and booking forms, may be found on the newspaper table. Please help yourself. Fr Dennis and Gerald can also furnish you with further details. Bookings appear to be going very well and there is considerable interest from within our own parish of St Thomas.
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: email@example.com
The prize winners in the April draw are:
21. £141.25 Nancy McDermott 93. £28.25 Edward Noel
85. £28.25 Angela Moyna 107. £17.00 David Rolls
160. £17.00 Peter Hrekow & 145. £17.00 Jeremy Jones
Congratulations to the winners, the prize cheques will be in the post. If you are one of the 15 members who have not yet renewed your subscription there is still time to join – and this will increase the prizes!
12.- 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.
13.- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com) 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