Newsletter Sunday August 20th, 2017


Mercy to All Mankind
We tend to think of God as exclusively our own property. But he is God of all the world, of Christians and non-Christians alike; and today we celebrate his mercies to others who are not of our faith.


Sat 19 Aug     9am Foundation Mass for Fr Tom Power RIP
                       6pm Bernadette Willoughby RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 20 Aug     8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Ray Broadbent (Lynn Cayford)

Mon 21 Aug     9am Francine van Leeuwen: Birthday (Tim Bowman)

Tues 22 Aug     7pm Bob Wallis RIP: Anniversary (Eileen and Family)
   Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 23 Aug     10am John Jameson RIP: Anniversary (Rose and Family)

Thu 24 Aug     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 25 Aug     9am Foundation Mass for Fr George Torre RIP

Sat 26 Aug     9am Audrey O’Hara RIP: In Thanksgiving (Tony Frake)
                       6pm Hazel Birch in Memoriam: Anniversary of Golden Wedding (Geoff)

Sun 27 Aug     8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Olga Bowman: Birthday (Tim Bowman)

Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Elvira Vaz, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Wendy Bowman, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett

Charles Cummins, John Rosemeyer, Laurie Murphy

Feast Days: Thursday St Bartholomew, Apostle

ROTAS For w/c 21/8: Readers: Sat 6pm Carol Anderson; Sun 8.30am Les Thomas; Sun 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah.   Copying of Newsletter: Emma Fox.  Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Anne Harris; Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde; 10.30am Paul (5) Mary (6) Carole (7) Eileen (8) Dorothy (9).   Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.   Flower Arranging Mary K and Sue

Gift Aid : £415.00 Loose: £218.45 Total: £633.45

THE McCARTHY FAMILY Anna and family would like to thank the family of St John Fisher for all the help and support given to them during this difficult time. In particular Fr Christian, Danny & Kay, Sue Murphy and Carol Anderson and her team.

CAFOD “POWER TO BE” CAMPAIGN”: One in six people in the world don’t have access to electricity. CAFOD has launched a campaign to put pressure on Governments and the World Bank to support local renewable energy projects as a way of tackling poverty without harming the environment.
Here in the parish we held a picnic and nature walk to raise awareness of the campaign and over the next few weeks there will be two petitions at the back of the church to sign. One is to our local MPs urging the government to support measures to limit climate change, the other is to the World Bank calling on them to grant loans for efficient, clean projects that will bring power to the people in some of the poorest communities in the world.
Click on the “Power to Be” logo for more information from CAFOD or if you would like to sign these petitions on line the details are:- – to the MPs and Government asking them to act to limit climate change which has affects the developing world more than the developed world. – To the World Bank, to support the provision of electricity to the poorest one sixth of the world.
These petitions will be available at the back of the church with Tony for signature next week. For more information call Noel or Tony on 01322 315755.

FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDGE FUN Eleven bridge players enjoyed our inaugural night. We expect to reach twenty by September. We had a good nights Bridge. In future we shall also offer crib, darts, chess or indeed any game of your choosing (please bring your own equipment). The young are just as welcome as those of us of a more elderly persuasion. The bar will be open 7.30 until 11.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING : No film evening in August. Next evening Wed 27th Sept on St Padre Pio.

PARISH EVENTS TEAM INFORMATION Upcoming events for your diary:-.
1. Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Summer 2018) – TBC. Details soon. Contact Paul Rowland or Fr Christian on 01322 524813.
2. Every week, simple ACOL bridge lessons in the church hall on a Friday evening at 7.30pm, followed by some play, chat and lively bar. Non bridge players welcome for the latter.
3. The Meeting Place meets every Wednesday in the Church Hall 9.30 – 1..30pm. A place of great conviviality, wine, hot drinks and simple lunches. Let us know if you need (or can give) a lift.

Further details from Noel or Tony on 01322 315755 on all of the above.