Newsletter Sunday January 28th, 2018

Racial Justice Day

Today’s Theme: The Lord, Our Teacher

Today we celebrate him who speaks with authority and to whom we must give our undivided attention.



Saturday 27th January    9.00 am  Intentions of Sheila and Ed Jones (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
6.00 pm    Elizabeth and Mick Minihane RIP
(Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 28th January        8.30 am       Parishioners
10.30 am Wellbeing of Tess Truman (The Choir)

Monday 29th January       9.00 am      Intentions and Wellbeing of Tim Bowman
(Maureen Fitzpatrick)

Tuesday 30th January       7.00 pm       Arthur Moss RIP, First Anniversary (OLPG)
Followed by Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 31st January    10.00 am        Kit and Hugh O’Reilly RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Thursday 1st February     9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 2nd February        9.00 am Mary Connolly RIP, Birthday (Connolly/Eida Family)
No First Friday Adoration as we are supporting the Deanery 24-hour Adoration at St Thomas More, Bostall Park                                                                 

Saturday 3rd February      9.00 am       Margaret Kyne and Family (Bridie Haylett)
6.00 pm       Bridie, Michael and Brendan Houlihan RIP
(Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 4th February        8.30 am        John and Joy Hubbard RIP
(Kathy and Dennis Fogarty)
10.30 am    Parishioners

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 9.30am-10.30am, 7pm-8pm (following Masses).

ANNIVERSARIES: Frances Walliser, Sarah Judge, Philippa Head, Kathleen Murphy, Mina Rita Nemitz.

FEAST DAYS: Thursday, St Henry Morse, Martyr. Friday, The Presentation of the Lord. Saturday, St Lawrence of Canterbury, Bishop; St Blaise, Bishop and Martyr; St Angar, Bishop; Our Lady.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £309.83 Loose £128.15. Total £437.98.
This week’s Second Collection is for Racial Justice.

PRAY 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,  Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Wendy Bowman, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Joann McIntosh, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Marlene Burt, Tess Truman, Ann Comiskey, Irene Gannaway and David Collison.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran; 10.30am John Rayer. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris. Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde. 10.30am Carole, Eileen, Patricia, Margaret, Molly. Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocoying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia. Flower Arranging: Mary J.

SPUC White Flower Appeal: We would like to say thank you to all parishioners who gave so generously to the recent White Flower Appeal. The amount raised was £328.18.

EVENTS PLANNING: The Parish Events Planning Meeting took place on the evening of Friday 19th January. Key points are:

There is an urgent need for funds for essential and expensive repairs to the church central heating and roof. All profits from parish events will go to the Church for this purpose and it is hoped that parishioners will support the events accordingly. It was agreed to hold the following events:

Variety & Cabaret evening probably on 14th April.
St John Fisher Feast Day & BBQ on 23rd June
Barn Dance in September
Quiz in October/November ……………………and plan for:
Dinner & Dance
60/70s Disco
Volunteers Party

Recruitment for teams to organise the various events has started and please do add your names to the lists in the porch or with Anne Rayer after 10.30 Mass, or at A wide range of talents is required: from preparing or clearing the hall to being able to design and print the tickets needed, or design posters, etc.  YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU

NEW ROTAS for Eucharistic Ministers are available for collection in the sacristy.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING –  Our next film evening will be on Wed 21st February when we will show a documentary & a short movie on Bl John Henry Newman’s life and places in England where he lived and worked – from London to Oxford, from Littlemore to Birmingham, each revealing an important stage of his life. The films will be shown in the Church Hall, admission is free, light refreshments will be served, bar open, and all are welcome. Arrivals from 7 pm for 7:30 pm start.