The CAFOD collection will be next Sunday October 7th. CAFOD Harvest Fast Day: October 2012. It’s shocking to think that nearly a billion people will go to bed hungry tonight. For the first few years of his life, 9-year-old Gift from Zambia often had nothing to eat but pumpkin leaves, day after day. But then CAFOD gave Gift’s family the tools, seeds and training they needed to set up a vegetable garden – and today they are flourishing. To help many more families like Gift’s, please give what you can at Fast Day. Envelopes are available in church this week and next week. Thank you for your generosity. A speaker from CAFOD will be present next weekend.
First Holy Communion Class 2012/13 Classes begin today Sunday 30th Sept at 10 am in the Parish Hall.
RCIA programme will recommence on Monday October 1st at 7 pm in the Presbytery.
MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION PLEASE CHECK NOTICE BOARD.
Name and phone number of lady in charge of Ministry of Communion Rota: Yolanda Cantil 07984633054.
NEW MASS READERS REQUIRED ESPECIALLY FOR SAT EVENING 7 PM.
The parish is looking for a volunteer to help build our parish website.
Minutes of last Tuesday’s Parish Council Meeting are on the notice board.
SECONDARY SCHOOL SIGNING: Fr John will be signing secondary school application forms on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th October from 3.30pm to 7pm in the Presbytery. Let’s recall what you are doing. As parents you are applying to a Catholic secondary school to accept your child into year 7. Where the school has more applicants than places available, the school gives priority to practicing Catholics. This is estimated on your weekendMass attendance so on the application form you state how often you attend Church: weekly/fortnightly etc. The priest is asked to verify your statement. In this parish there is a well established practice of how to do this. The last thing the priest wants is an argument with a parent over their Christian practice.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FR JOHN WILL BE SIGNING SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL ONLY. NURSERY AND RECEPTION FORMS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER
Children's MassWe are holding our next children's mass on Sunday 14 October, at the 11.30am mass. We hope that you can join us! We will have refreshments and activities in the parish hall afterwards. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. 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.
THE LEGION OF MARYis having the auxiliary function on Sunday 7th October between 3-5pm in St. Patrick’s Hall. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. It is a social event.
WE HAVE A NEW NOTICEBOARD IN THE PORCH. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY FOR CHURCH ROTAS.
HEART GIVES UNTO HEART CATHOLIC DIGITAL RADIO CICgoes ON AIR – starts 7th October 2012. For more information please see church noticeboard.
SVP Conference Report September 2012 Our Lady of the Rosary & St Patrick’s SVP Conference was founded in 1924,and has been active ever since, undertaking a range of work in the Parish.We currently have 8 members 4 men and 4 women. Members attend regular meetings, and undertake visits to those in need. People helped were: Single Parent families; Elderly; People in Residential/Nursing Homes; People in Hospital. We also provided help with Beds, Electrical goods, and Food vouchers. Thank you for your financial support, and we ask for your prayers to enable us to carry on this work. Become a member or friend of the SVP (see notice board). Also by purchasing a Catholic Newspaper or Magazine, you will help us with the commission.
Diocesan Vocations Discernment Group – open to all men and women aged 17 – 30, guided by
RACIAL JUSTICE – today 9th September, second collection at all Masses. Racial Justice Sunday has been marked by our different church traditions for some years now. Racial Justice day was initiated because it was believed that churches needed support to help their members develop the confidence to get to grips with prejudice and racism in themselves, in the church and in wider society. It was hoped that individuals might respect and honour those different from themselves, that the Church might become inclusive in the way that we believe God wants it to be and society transformed. For more information please visit www.ctbi.org.uk
RACIAL JUSTICE – next weekend 9th September, second collection at all Masses. Racial Justice Sunday has been marked by our different church traditions for some years now. Racial Justice day was initiated because it was believed that churches needed support to help their members develop the confidence to get to grips with prejudice and racism in themselves, in the church and in wider society. It was hoped that individuals might respect and honour those different from themselves, that the Church might become inclusive in the way that we believe God wants it to be and society transformed. For more information please visit www.ctbi.org.uk
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