Newsletter Sunday December 17th, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent

Our Joy in Christ

We celebrate our joy in Christ’s redeeming work among us, realizing that
he who is to come is indeed already with us, “unknown to us”.


Saturday 16 Dec     NO 9.00am. MASS
                                6.00pm Holy Souls in Purgatory Especially                                                                            Deceased Members of FOSS (Gloria & Tony Laws)

Sunday 17 Dec    8.30am Patrick McQuaid RIP (Seamus, Patricia & Siobain)
                            10.30am Alison Johnson (Mary Lee)
                              3.00pm  Carols and Nativity

Monday 18 Dec     9.00am Pam Da Gama RIP (Alvira & Donald Almeida)

Tuesday 19 Dec     NO MASS & NO PRAYER GROUP

Wednesday 20 Dec     10.00am Recovery of Julie Harrington (Eileen Sheehan & Family)


Friday 22 Dec    9.00am Tony D’Silva RIP (Alvira & Donald Almeida)

Saturday 23 Dec     NO MORNING MASS
                                   6.00pm Terry Frogley RIP: Birthday (Margaret & Family)

Sunday 24 Dec.     8.30am Rita & Bertram De Silva RIP (Gregory De Silva)
Christmas Eve     10.30am. Wellbeing of Maureen & David Watkins (Tony Frake)
                                6.30pm. Vigil Mass (Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)
                            11.00pm  Christmas Night Mass Douglas Dennehy RIP (Paddy Dennehy)

Monday 25 Dec     8.30am. Parishioners
Christmas Day     10.30am Wellbeing of Joan & Ron Aspeek (Tony Frake)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9.30am-10.30am and Sat 7pm-8pm (following Masses)

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Wendy Bowman, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, JoAnn McIntosh, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Marlene Burt, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway

Anniversaries: Walter Trembaluk, Bernard Fitzjohn, Rom Ryan, Ernie Hildebrand, Myfanwy Hogg

Feast Days:  Thurs: St Peter Canisius, Priest & Doctor of the Church Sat: St John of Kanty, Priest

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand,   Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes,  10.30am Marlene Burt.    Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks.   Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: John Stanton. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm (1) Rob Sun 8.30am (2) Peter W Sun 10.30am (3) Volunteer (4) Margaret (5) Volunteer (6) Eileen (7) Molly.  Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly.   Flower Arranging: Please note – Sunday (Christmas Flowers) after 10.30 Mass.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 10th December 2017
Gift Aid: £386.90; Loose: £165.52; TOTAL: £552.42
Next week 24/25 December – 1st collection: Christmas Offering

VOLUNTEER EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Required to cover Christmas masses. Please see Volunteers list in the Sacristy, if you are able to help.

THE MEETING PLACE: Will be closed on 20th, 27th December 2017 and 3rd January 2018.  We will open again on Wednesday 10th January 2018. Happy Christmas.

THANK YOU TO ROWLAND FAMILY: For their kind donation of a new wheelchair for the church. This is much appreciated.

IRIS & FAMILY: Would like to thank Father Christian and friends for Bill’s beautiful funeral. Also, thank you so much for mass, sympathy cards and donations for McMillan Cancer Support. We raised £216.00.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 24th January: Documentary on a) Shroud of Turin, and b) St Augustine of Hippo. Bar open, all are welcome, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

SPECIAL EVENT: Friday 26th January: Fish-n-chips social evening, bar, and testimony of radical conversion of Mr Robin Mace. We hope that all past, present and future attendees of film evenings will attend. Details and £10 tickets at: Film evening; from Rebecca 07956 111909 or or from Tim Bowman.

NEW YEAR’S FAMILY DISCO: In St John Fisher Hall. Adults £10, Children £2. Licenced bar and disco, 8.00pm – 1.00am. Bring your own nibbles.

FRIDAY SOCIAL CLUB: Due to other hall bookings, the club will be CLOSED until January 2018. When we re-open, we will be making a push for the club to be economical and build on the love between the churches and to the community.