Sunday 1st JULY 2012 THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
Mission 2012 : Parish of Our Lady & St. George ‘Rekindle the Flame of Faith’ Monday 2nd – Friday 6th July. See notice board for more details.
RCIA. Registration is now open. Any adult who has not been baptised or who was baptised in a different church / denomination and wishes to become a Catholic is invited to see Fr. John.
First Holy Communion 2012-2013 Parent's meeting Tuesday 3rd July at 6:30 pm in the Church. Application forms available by the church entrance. Please return it in the Presbytery as soon as possible.
The Bi-Annual Concelebrated Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Leytonstone, will be on Monday 9th July at 11:30
When entering the church please turn off your mobile phone. Chewing gum and eating sweets, biscuits etc in Church? No. No. Please !am.
Four day trip to N Ireland. Anyone interested in a four-day break in
N. Ireland from Sept 17th? Places of interest: Giant's Causeway, Titanic site in Belfast, Dromantine College, Armagh Cathedrals. See Fr John
Minutes of a recent Parish Council Meeting are onthe notice board.
Children Mass. You are warmly invited to the children's Mass on Sunday
8 July, at the 11.30am Mass. We will have refreshments and activities in the parish hall afterwards. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. We hope that you can join us! Thank you to everyone who helped with the last children's Mass, and all those who attended it. We had a wonderful celebration! God bless.
ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL: SUMMER FETE, SUNDAY 15 JULY 12.30-3.30pm. You are warmly invited to our summer fete! There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, cake stalls, bric-a-brac, barbecue, tombola, and live entertainment with music and dancing from around the world. And much, much, more! Please come along and have a fun day out with all the family and help us raise much needed funds for our parish school! Many thanks for your support. God bless from FOSPA, Friends of St Patrick’s Association.
JOB VACANCY. Teacher Vacancy-St. Patrick’s Primary seek to employ a class teacher to cover maternity leave from Sept 12. See notice board for details.
Wanstead Church School are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher.
www.stpatrickswalth.co.uk is the address of the new parish website which is presently being built. While comments would be welcome, of greater value at this point would be actual statements from parish groups about themselves that could be posted on the web site.
PRAYER FOR A NEW BISHOP: Father, Eternal Shepherd of your people, you never cease to lead your Church with unfailing providence and to guide and nourish your flock. In your goodness grant to your church of Brentwood a holy Shepherd under whose watchful care we may grow in love and grace. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Gift Aid Envelopes 2012 – 2013The following members who have been using temporary numbers over 600 with envelope numbers 604, 605, 609, 613, 614 ,615, 644, 646, 648, 667, 673, 685 and 690 will now be allocated permanent numbers under 600. Those concerned are asked to collect their boxes from the Presbytery this weekend.
************** FUNNY CHURCH STORY **************
HAVEYOU FOUND JESUS YET? –Author unknown- The local church was having an Old Fashion Baptism at the Rivers edge when a drunk man came walking along and stumbled into the river. The preacher swam over to the drunk man, grabbed him and dunked him under the water. When he brought him back up the preacher asked the drunk man, "Have you found Jesus yet?" The man said "no." Then the preacher dunked him under the water again. When he brought the drunk man back up the preacher asked the drunk man "Have you found Jesus yet?" The drunk man said "no." Then the preacher dunked the drunk man under the water again. When the preacher brought the drunk man back up, the preacher asked the drunk man again, "Have you found Jesus yet?" The drunk man replied, "Are you sure this is were he fell in?"
************** Inspirational Story **************
GOD’S COFFEE. –Author unknown- A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite -- telling them to help themselves to the coffee. When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups." "Now consider this," he continued... "Life is the coffee. The jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us." God brews the coffee, not the cups... Enjoy your coffee! " The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything they have." Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly... and leave the rest to God.
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
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