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Parish Newsletter 21st April 2019

Easter Sunday


Botwell Summer Fete - Saturday 8th June

 Grand Draw
First prize - £1,500.00
Second prize - £500.00
Third prize - £250.00
Tickets are available from the Parish Office at 50p a ticket or £5.00 a book. We are asking you to take books of tickets and sell as many as you can. Please record the details in the Parish Office. A prize will be awarded the individual with the most tickets sold.
Chrissy’s tasty homemade cakes with that homemade flavour. Christina Alexis and her friendly team will be having their Cake stall at this years Summer Fete. This will be our 9th consecutive year of running this successful stall. I would like to remind everyone that to avoid disappointment , there will be an opportunity to place your cake orders in advance. Please contact me or a member of the Chrissy’s Cakes team to place your orders .E.mail: christinaalexis@yahoo. com or telephone 07949 687433. Your orders will be ready to collect at the Summer Fete Saturday 8th June from 11.00 am
Please come along and invite a friend. I hope you enjoy our cakes.
Can you help! Every family must have new unwanted gifts or bottles of drinks that they can donate for the Summer Fete.  If so please hand into Parish Office. Thank you.
Planned Giving and Gift Aid
A new system of recording Gift Aid and Planned Giving donations is being introduced.
New boxes of envelopes are available in the Parish Office. Please take a box, complete the enclosed slip carefully and leave with the person on duty.  The boxes are for Gift Aid and Planned Giving (no green envelopes this year).
If you pay tax on your income of salary, pension or savings why not consider Gift Aid for your weekly offering?
Simply complete a Gift Aid Declaration form and receive a box of  envelopes for your weekly offering, alternatively, offerings can be made by Bankers Order.
Donating through Gift Aid means that the church can claim an extra 25p for every £1.00 of offering you give at no extra cost to yourself.
Thank you to all parishioners who do Gift Aid their weekly/monthly offerings to the Parish. 
Claretian Missionaries
Province of Fatima website available at in English, Spanish and Portuguese. News and daily reflections of the Gospel of the day.
Lent Lunches
Many thanks to all those who supplied  home made soup and helped in any way with the serving of the Lenten Lunches. Your generosity in supporting them raised £920.00 for HCPT
Claretian Community
Fr Paul and the Claretian Community would like to thank all those who helped out during the Lenten period in any way.
And would like to wish each and everyone a Happy and Joyful Easter.
Sick or in Hospital
Please notify the Parish Office if you or anyone you know of is sick either at home or in hospital and requires a visit.
Mobile Phones
Please remember to switch off your mobile phone whilst in the church and refrain from making calls during Mass.  Thank you.
                   · Before Mass talk to God.
                                              · During Mass listen to God.
                                                                         · After Mass talk to each other.
 Bank Holiday
As Monday 22nd April is a Bank Holiday, there will be one Mass only here at 10.00am. The Parish Office will re-opening on Tuesday 3rd at 10.00am
 Parish Repository
A good selection of Rosaries, Prayer books and Baptism gifts and cards are available to purchase from the Repository in the Parish Office and at the back of the Church.
Also from the Parish Office, there is a selection of good quality bibles available for sale, an ideal gift for Confirmation.  Prices vary.

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 with friends and to catch-up on the weeks events.

Anniversaries for this week:

Patrick Naughton

John McCormack

Fr Jim Fischer

Edward & Muriel Moran

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