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Parish Newsletter 31st March 2019

Fourth Sunday Of Lent


Season of Lent
Monday through Friday during Lent there will be meditative music playing in the church between 8.00am and 9.15pm each day except during Mass.  Parents are invited to pop in for a few minutes between or after dropping their children off at school.  
Soup lunches will be served every Wednesday from 12noon in the Botwell Social Centre.
Stations of the Cross.  On Friday evenings with Mass at 7.30pm and on Saturday mornings at 11.30am.

Lenten Lunches
Soup with bread/roll and tea/coffee will be served in the foyer of the Social Hall between 12.00-2.00pm each Wednesday up to 10th April. 
If you would like to donate some homemade soup please leave your details in the Parish Office on the soup list.  Many thanks for your support.
Stations of the  Cross
Botwell School will be leading the Stations of the Cross on Thursday 4th April at 7pm. All are welcome
Hillingdon Deanery Lenten Retreat
A Deanery Day of Recollection will be held at Pield Heath House School on 6th April 9.30—3.30
See poster for more details.
Planned Giving and Gift Aid
From April 6th a new system of recording Gift Aid and Planned Giving donations is being introduced.
New boxes of envelopes are available from the main porch at this Mass. 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. 
Year 7 Youth Group
The next session will be on Friday 5th April, 6.45—7.45pm.  Come and join us for an ‘Easter Egg Hunt’.  All welcome!
Easter Flowers
There will be a retiring collection this weekend for flowers for the Church at Easter.
Lenten Way of the Cross
Way of the Cross in Konkani Language  (Khursachi Vatt) at Botwell Church  7th April 2019  5.00 pm
All Welcome
In Memoriam
There are two funerals taking place in the church this week.
The funeral of Maria Lidia Lbuihu RIP will take place on Monday 1st April  at 12.15pm and the funeral of Alice Hanna Kassis RIP will take place on Wednesday 3rd April at 10.30am. Please remember Maria and Alice, and their families in your prayers.
Blood Donors
The next session will be in Botwell Social Hall on Thursday 4th April 2019. 12 noon—9.00 pm
Message from CAFOD
Dear Parish of Immaculate Heart of Mary, we want to pass our grateful thanks to Fr Paul and all of you for trialling the use of contactless payments for the recent Family Fast Day Appeal. We are also extremely grateful for your time, effort and generosity in helping us achieve our aim on having no one beyond reach of help. Your generosity raised £2000.00 God bless your parish this Lent.
With grateful thanks……
Maria Furtado would like to thank the parishioners who prayed and offered masses for her recovery. A mass will be offered for their intentions Sunday 30th June 8.30 am
Altar Servers
Rehearsals for Good Friday & Easter vigil services will be held on Saturday 13th April  10.30 am in the church. All servers who are coming to the services are asked to attend
Flowers in church
Just a reminder that there are to be no flowers or plants left in the church during Lent.
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.

Anniversaries for this week:

John Rodrigues

Mary Bird

Nora & Patrick Brody

Thomas Duignan

John & Katy  Jennings

Christopher Parkin

Agnes King

Kate Keen

Peter Dolan


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