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Parish Newsletter 1st October 2017

Twenty-Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time

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Christmas Bazaar
   
The Parish Christmas Bazaar takes place on Saturday 18th November.  Draw tickets at 50p each are available from the Parish Office.

 1st Prize — £1000.00

2nd Prize— £500.00  

3rd Prize— £250.00

If you can sell raffle tickets, please pick up a bundle from the office. Prizes for the top two sellers!!

Please sell as many as you can.

If you would like to set up a new stall for the Bazaar please give your details in to the Parish Office marked for the attention of Jackie Morris, with your suggestion as soon as possible and we will get back to you to discuss your ideas!.

 Additionally any bottles or gifts that you would be happy to donate could be handed in over the next few weeks for our stalls. These would be very gratefully received and could go a long way to making our Bazaar better than ever!!

 
Claretian Community
As the Claretian Community will be away from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th October, masses will be replaced with a Service of the Word with Holy Communion, see mass list in the porch.
 
Youth Confirmation 2017-18
The First Youth Confirmation Group meeting is on Thursday 5th October at 6.30pm in the Parish Main Hall. All the candidates and their parents/carers are expected to attend this meeting. During the meeting; this year’s calendar programme will be handed out; we will have time to discuss and share expectations on the confirmation programme; and, finally, will have time to discuss the practical matters for the two-overnight retreats to Buckden, Cambridgeshire (Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November)
  
With grateful thanks.
The family of the late Roger Fegrado RIP would like to express their sincere thanks to all who sympathised and attended Rogers’ Requiem Mass with a special thank you to the staff in Hillingdon Hospital for their care and understanding at this difficult time.
  
Friends of the Homeless - an appeal for Drivers
Is there anyone who would be willing, on an occasional basis, to drive the Minibus to London to take food to the Homeless?  We leave at 7.00pm each Friday returning about 9.30pm.  If you are able to help, please leave your name and details in the Parish Office.         Thank you.
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Legion of Mary
As October is the month of the Holy Rosary, the Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary on the Wednesday’s of October at 3.45pm (after school) in the Church.
We are inviting children and their families to join us for 15 minutes on the 4th, 11th and 18th to pray the Rosary in Honour of Our Lady.
 
Appreciation.
The SVP would like to express their gratitude to the generous donations given after our September awareness talks and monthly collection. Your continued support enables us to provide much needed help to so many.
 
  Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
Note for parents: Children’s Liturgy  of the Word is a practice of children leaving the Sunday assembly during the Liturgy of the Word, to gather elsewhere to celebrate a separate Liturgy to enable them to take a more conscious and active part in liturgical celebrations. Begins on Sunday 5th of November at the 12noon mass.
 
Corrie’s Jams
In readiness for the forthcoming Christmas bazaar, Corrie Jackson is requesting clean jam jars which she can use in the production of her range of homemade jams.  If you can help, please leave them in the Parish Office.  Thank you.
 

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Friday 6th October 2017
This Harvest Fast Day, we are standing with Edelmira, a farmer in El Salvador, as she works to sustain her family with good crops and harvests.
With your help, CAFOD, is giving her fruit trees, training and strong seeds.
CAFOD Fast Day envelopes are available in church this weekend.  Please give as much as you can so that hunger doesn’t remain a fact of life.
Please return the envelope with your offering by 7th October and, if a tax payer, please complete the Gift Aid slip attached.
 
             Thank you for your support.

 
Parish Repository
A good selection of Rosaries, Prayer books and Baptism gifts and cards are available from the Repository in the Parish Office and at the front of the Church. 
 
Anniversaries for this week

·Dorothy Springle
· Calleja Family

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