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Parish Newsletter 22nd April 2018

Fourth Sunday Of Easter


Missionary Appeal
Thank you for your generosity last weekend for the Missionary Sisters of England & Wales. The retiring collection realized £1433.23.

Diaconate Ordination
The ordination to the Diaconate of Joseph Raju Katthula will take place on Friday 18th May at 7.00pm. Please come along and support Joseph on this his special day.  The Mass will be followed by refreshments in the Social Hall.
  Social Committee
There will be a meeting of the Parish Social Committee on Wednesday 25th April at 7.30pm in the Claret Room.
830 Singers
The 830 singers are taking a short break and will be returning on Sunday 6th May.
Golden Wedding
Heartiest congratulations to Shanti and Errol Ravi, parishioners for many years who have recently celebrated their Golden Wedding.
Names of Sick & the Dead
There is a list by the side porch of the church for you to put the names of the sick,  those who have died recently and those whose anniversaries are at this time.  They will be read out as part of the bidding prayers and left on the altar during Mass.
First Holy Communion
We kindly remind  all parents that it is very important that their children attend the next few FHC sessions as we will be practising with non-consecrated forms (Bread and Wine).  Any concerns regarding Allergic reaction to wheat, please contact Daniel (the Parish Pastoral Assistant) as soon as possible.
Adult Confirmation
Bishop John Wilson will visit us to impart the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation to a group of adults and young adults who have been part of a preparation course in our parish church for the last nine months.  We invite you all to join us at this Confirmation Mass which will be celebrated on Wednesday 25th April at 7.00pm.
Legion of Mary
During the month of May, the Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary each Wednesday at 3.45pm (after school) in the Church.
We are inviting children and their families to join us for 15 minutes on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th  to pray the Rosary in Honour of Our Lady.
Knights of St Columba
The annual Sponsored Walk will take place on Sunday 27th May 2018.
Youth Committee Update
Youth sessions to be held in the Upper Room (for children aged 6-13) from 1pm—3pm on the following dates: 29th April, 13th & 20th May, 3rd & 10th June and 1st & 8th July.
Activities include: Reading, Altar Serving, Singing, Bible Study, Yoga, Drama, Games and Arts & Crafts.
If you would like your child to take part in the Youth sessions, please contact Sheila from the Youth Committee on 07432 047717.
Children's Liturgy Update
The Children's Liturgy (during Sunday's 12 noon Mass) will be held in the Claret Room on the following dates:-
· 29th April.
· 13th & 20th May.
· 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th June.
· 1st, 8th & 15th July.
Please arrive at the church no later than  12 noon   and   usher  your children to the front as soon as the priest makes the respective announcement at the start of Mass.
Part Time Vacancies
Casual part-time chauffeurs/pall bearers required by A. Cain—Funeral Services. Experience not necessary but full, clean driving license is essential.
To apply call 020 8573 0664 or email:  
 In Memoriam
The funeral of Linus Felix RIP will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 12.15 pm. 
Please remember Linus and his family in your prayers.
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine
A pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland with the Westminster Diocese takes place from Monday 14th to Friday 18th May 2018 at a cost of £599.00 pp sharing.
Departure from Stansted/Luton/Gatwick. For more information see noticeboard or contact Patricia on 01268 762278 or 07740 175557.
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 week’s events.
Anniversaries for this week
 · Patrick Naughton
· Fr James Fischer CMF

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