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Parish Newsletter 17th February 2019

Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time


Cardinal’s Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony
Westminster Cathedral,
Saturday 8th June 2019 at 3.00pm.
The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who
are celebrating their 5th, 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2019.
If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish the following details:  husband’s and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).  A list for these details is available in the Parish Office.
Marriage Preparation Course
We invite all couples with plans to get married, whether here in the UK or abroad, to take part in a ‘One Day Marriage Preparation Course’.  This is one of the requirements for the completion of the paperwork. 
The upcoming dates are either Saturday 23rd March 2019 or Saturday 27th July 2019.  Will those interested please leave your names and contact details in the Parish Office.         
New Parish Minibus
We are looking for more people to drive the minibus to bring people to Mass on a Sunday and other parish activities. 
Please give your name and contact details into the Parish Office if you would be interested in helping with this.
Parish Readers
New rotas are available for collection from the  Sacristy.
A new Province of the Claretian Missionaries
On 1st January 2019 the Claretian Missionaries of England formed part of the newly established Province of Fatima along with the Claretian Missionaries of Portugal and the south of Spain with the mission in Zimbabwe.
You can visit the website of the new Province of where you will find the latest news of the Claretian Missionaries and useful blogs with reflections on the daily readings, on family life  and other interesting items.  The website is in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. 
10th Hayes Scout Group
There will be a  Church Parade next Sunday, 24th February 2019.  All members of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and of course all Scouts should make every effort to  attend this important service. 
Please meet at 8.15am in the Scout Hut for Mass at 8.30am.  See you there.
The Tablet
The Tablet, a catholic weekly, is available from the paper stall at the back of the church priced £3.60.
Senior Parishioners Party
This is a huge thank you to the absolutely amazing team of volunteers who provided such a wonderful supper to make the recent Senior Parishioners Party a massive success.
Your help and support over the few days was fantastic and greatly appreciated.
Once again, many thanks!
In Memoriam
There are two funerals taking place in the church this week:- The funeral of Bill Guidera RIP will take place on Wednesday 20th February and the funeral of  Kennedy Richard Osterreicher RIP on Thursday 21st February, both funerals will take place at 12.15pm.  Please remember Bill and Kennedy and their families in your prayers.
The film “Sister Act” together with afternoon tea will be shown in the Main Hall on Tuesday 25th February at 1.00pm.  Tickets at £3.00 each are available from the Parish Office.
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 6th May 2019, for four nights. £649.00 per person sharing. 
Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, four nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and a four Course Dinner each evening.  All entertainment, excursions and guided tours are included.  Wheelchair accessible rooms available in the hotel.
Limited single rooms available at a supplement of £100.  
Groups and Individual bookings welcome.   
Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email 
Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.
The Cardinal Wiseman School
Staff Vacancies
1. Dining Room Assistant and Cleaner - 20 Hours per week (Term time) - £10.067   
2. Teaching Assistant - 32.5 Hours per week (Term time) - £17,092 

Both jobs will start as soon as possible.  Full details are available on the Cardinal Wiseman Website:
The closing date for applications is Thursday 28th February 2018 at 9am.
If you need any further information, please contact Mrs Christine Plant by email at or telephone 020 8575 8222 Ext
 Tea & Coffee
Tea & Coffee are served in the foyer of the Main Hall every Sunday from 9.00am to 12 noon. An opportunity to meet friends and catch-up on the weeks events. 

Anniversaries for this week:

· Ronald Pearce

· Natividade Fernandes

· Derrick Alexis

· Mary & James Collins

 May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.  Amen.