Sunday 17th JULY 2016
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Thank You. Our annual statement of Income & Expenditure for the financial year ending on 5th April 2016 is on the notice board. Thank you for your generous giving.
Peter’s Pence. The second collection for Peter’s Pence last week was £602.57. Thank you and may God reward you for your generosity.
Parish Council. There will be a short meeting of the parish council on Tues 19th at 7:00pm.
St Patrick’s School Summer Fete 17th July 2016 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm Please come along to the Fete, and enjoy lots of stalls, Tombolas, Bouncy Castle, Cakes and BBQ. Entrance £1 Adults, Children Free. There will be opportunities for you to purchase raffle tickets on entry on the day for a Grand draw. Raffle Prizes already consist of Tickets to the Gruffalo, Champagne for two at the top of the Gherkin, a Kindle Fire, L'Occitaine gift set, Wine hamper and there will be many more. Raffle Tickets are £1 and all proceeds will go to the purchasing of books and equipment for the Children of St Patrick's School.
PARISH PILGRIMAGE LOURDES SEPT. 26th TO 30th. BOOKING NOW CLOSED.
TEA ON THE LAWN is back! Parishioners are welcome to have tea, coffee, juice with biscuits on the lawn after 9am Mass today. Volunteers are needed. ROTA AVAILABLE ON THE NOTICEBOARD.
Lost and Found. A yellow framed mountain bike was left at the Church some time ago. If you know the owner please let us know. It can be seen near the toilet today.
Eat or Heat Appeal: Eat or Heat is an emergency food bank set up to feed those who have nothing to eat and their children. Many of our brothers and sisters in Walthamstow are hungry and the food store for Eat or Heat is depleting rapidly to meet the demand. We are asking our parishioners who wish to contribute to help feed those less fortunate than ourselves, to donate tinned (soup, vegetables, beans, fish etc.) or dry (pasta, rice, lentils etc.) food for the food bank. There is a container in the porch of the church where donations of food can be made. Donations can also be made at the parish office. This is a worthy cause and our chance to fulfil one of our live simply project ideas which involves the entire parish. May you be blessed for your generosity.
Faith in Action Group. We have some good news. Our Action Plan for the work of the Parish towards our ‘Live Simply’ project has been accepted by CAFOD and indeed, commended. The Faith in Action Group met last Monday and agreed we should begin as soon as possible. We thought it best to begin ‘simply’ with a ‘Walk to Church Weekend’. A Walking to Church Weekend means that, if it is possible, you will walk or cycle to church rather than use a car and thus avoid polluting the atmosphere. At all Masses today, by a show of hands we will indicate who made the choice to walk rather than come by car. We also hope that if you see another member of the parish walking you will join them and hopefully get to know them better.
FOSPA. Friends of St. Patrick’s school are looking for new members. Please leave your details in Parish office.
Food for thought; I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. Kahlil Gibran
TOILETRIES FOR CALAIS. Last year our parish very generously donated toiletries for the refugees in Calais. We would like to start a new collection as their supplies are running very low–they are still receiving 100 new people per day. A box for the donations will be in the porch. Toiletries needed: deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, new razors, shower gel/liquid soap, hand sanitiser, lotion, tooth brushes, toothpaste, wash clothes, washbags, toilet roll. Thank you.
St. Patrick’s Pre-school. This week sadly sees the closure of the St. Patrick’s Pre-school. The Pre-school has operated in our hall for more than 40 years. Over these years many Parishioners have seen their children begin their education in the Pre-school and all have been high in their praise of the school and its staff. We thank God for the good work of Marie Neville and those who worked with her. We wish Marie a happy retirement and her present staff success in finding new job opportunities.
IMPORTANT NOTICE. Due to Fire and Safety Regulations, children and persons of limited mobility are NOT permitted in the gallery. We also ask that when lighting a candle you first place the candle in one of the cups provided. Please do not walk around with a lighted candle
PARISH OFFICE TIME HOURS 9am-1pm
Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Marta: Friday / Magdalena: Saturday
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS
FOR APPOINTMENT RING 020 8520 3647
PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI : PRAYER FOR PEACE Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Acknowledgement. Story by Unknown. A newly arrived soul in Heaven was met by St. Peter. The saint toured the soul around Heaven. Both of them walked side by side inside a large workroom filled with angels. St. Peter stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all the petitions to God said in prayer are received." The soul looked at the section, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets from all the people of the world. They walked again until they reached the 2nd section, and St. Peter told the soul, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are packed and delivered to the persons who asked for them down on earth." The soul saw how busy it was. There were so many angels working in that room, since so many blessing were being packed and delivered to Earth. Finally at the farthest corner of the room, the soul stopped at the last section. To the surprise of the soul, only one angel stayed there idly, doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledging Section," St. Peter told the soul. "How is it that, there is no work here?" "That's the sad thing," St. Peter answered. "After the people received the blessings they asked for, very few send their acknowledgments." "How does one acknowledge God's blessing?" "Simple," St. Peter answered. "Just say, "'Thank you, Lord'."
CHRISTMAS APPEAL There will be a second collection next Sunday for the work of St Vincent de Paul in our Parish. The money will be used to help people in the Parish who might otherwise be cold or hungry this Christmas period.
National Youth Sunday. The second collection last Sunday was £485.59Thank you all for your generosity.
Pre-Baptism Meeting Thursday, 3rd December at 6:30pm in the Presbytery. Please note that this meeting is for PARENTS ONLY.
CAN YOU HELP? Our Confirmation Programme is in need of Bibles, if you have a spare one please think about leaving in for the Candidates to use. Bibles can be left at the Parish Office any time.
The Repository has following items;
Help for Nepal. The collection last Sunday raised just over £2,000. One third of this money has been sent to Christian Aid and the remainder to Cafod. Thank you all for your generosity and may God bless you. Donations are still coming in and every penny is welcome.
First Holy Communion 2015. Congratulations to the 17 young people who made their First Communions last Sundayand to the 33 who are making their First Communion this weekend. Well done to their parents especially those who took an active part in the preparation programme.
Vocations Sunday. A few weeks ago we celebrated vocations weekend but we neglected to take up a collection in support. Can we do that next Sunday May 24th?
Parking near the Church on Blackhorse Rd Passengers may be dropped off and blue badge holders can park for a three hour period. For now, no other parking is permitted outside the Church on Blackhorse Rd.
Help for Nepal. Today there is a second collection at all Masses. Envelopes are available so that you can Gift Aid your contribution. Money collected will be sent immediately to Cafod and Christian Aid. Today is the beginning of Christian Aid week and this year marks the 70th anniversary of their founding. They have an excellent track record in helping people who become victims of wars and natural disasters. Similarly Cafod whom we traditionally support work throughout the world to give humanitarian relief wherever necessary. As fellow humans we have a Christian duty to do what we can for the suffering people of Nepal.
First Communion Masses by Group: A - today at 3:00 pm. B - Sat 16th May, 3pm. C - Sun 17th May, 3pm.
Confession; Parents are asked to take their child to confession again before Communion. See above for regular times of confession. Also there will be an opportunity to go to confession after each practice.
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