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Parish Newsletter 10th December 2017

Second Sunday Of Advent

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Christmas Services
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Monday 18th December:
Botwell School Carol Concert at 7.00pm. 
Tuesday 19th December: 
Reconciliation Service at 7.30pm.
 
Sunday 24th December -
Christmas Eve
Masses at 8.30 & 10.00am & 12.15pm.
Parish Family Mass at 5.00pm
 
Carols at 11.30pm followed by Solemn Mass of the Nativity at Midnight.
 
Monday 25th December -
Christmas  Day
Masses will be at 8.30am, 10.00am and 12 noon only.
 
Tuesday 26th December:
St Stephen’s Day  - Bank Holiday
Mass at 10.00am only.
(Konkani Mass at 5.00pm.)
 
Sunday 31st December 2017
Masses at usual times plus
11.30pm to celebrate the New Year
 
Monday 1st January 2018
is a Bank Holiday
Mass at 10.00am only.
 
Friends of the Homeless
The retiring collection this weekend will be for the Friends of the Homeless to help in their support of the needy of London.
 
Day of Recollection
On Saturday 16th December there will be a Day of Recollection beginning at 10.00am finishing at 4.00pm with a presentation by the youth of the parish at 3.00pm.  Come and join us and prepare for Christmas and the coming year 2018.
 
Christmas Bazaar
There are two Hamper raffle prizes unclaimed in the Parish Office.
Both are on a Pink ticket with one winning number being 451—455 and the other 716—720. Serial No AM1P PM46.for both tickets.
The second prize of £500.00 in the Draw is also unclaimed - Ticket No 07183.  Ticket must be produced to claim the prize.
  
Children’s Christmas Mass
If your child would like to be involved in the Nativity Play, please come to the Church after school on Tuesday 12th December. If unable to attend the rehearsal but would like to take part, please be at the church by 5.00pm on Christmas Eve.
 
Christmas Decorations & Flowers
Thank you for the collection for the Church at Christmas which realised £521.10
 
Eucharistic Ministers
Will all Eucharistic Ministers please collect their minutes and rotas from the sacristy including important information for all ministers.
 
In Memoriam
The funeral of Kathleen Frowen RIP will take place on Friday 15th December at 12.15pm.  Please remember Kathleen and her family in your prayers.
 
Holy Hour for Vocations
The next Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in the Church on Monday 11th December commencing at 7.30 pm—everybody is welcome to attend.
 
Knights of St Columba
The monthly Council meeting will take place on Monday 11th December at 8.00pm in the Claret Room.  New members always welcome.
 
Receiving Communion
Gluten free hosts are available at Communion for any parishioners with celiac disease.  Please speak to the priest before Mass if you need one of these hosts.
 
Prayers for the Sick
The sick list is displayed in the Church porches. Names are included for four weeks, if you have a name for the list or someone who needs taking off the list please let us know through the Parish Office.         Thank you.
 
Lost Items
If you have lost or mislaid any items e.g. umbrellas, keys, handbags, rosaries etc, in the Church or around the grounds, please enquire in the Parish Office as there are a number of such items which have been handed in over the past few weeks.
 
 
Advent & Christmas
A good selection of religious calendars,
Christmas cards, gifts & cribs - all at reasonable prices -
are available from the repository in the Parish Office and
in the Church  (Front porch).
Buy your cards early to avoid disappointment.
 
  
Votive Candles
Only the candles provided are to be used in the Church and lit candles must only be placed in the candle stand holders, anywhere else is a fire risk

Tea & Coffee 
Tea & Coffee are served in the foyer of the Main Hall every Sunday from 9.00 am to 12 noon. An opportunity to meet friends and catch up on the week’s events.
 
 Anniversaries for this week

·John & Sheila Crossan
· Patrick & Maureen O’Reilly
· Leslie King
· Con Gleeson

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