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Parish Newsletter 14th April 2019

Palm Sunday


Holy Week Services
 15th April - 21st April 2019

Monday 15th April:-
Mass at 8.15am & 12.15pm. Reconciliation Service at 7.00pm.
Tuesday 16th April:-
Mass at 8.15am  and 12.15pm
Wednesday: 17th April:-
Mass at 12.15pm and 7.30pm
Maundy Thursday 18th April:-
Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 8.00pm. Followed by adoration until midnight in the Main Hall.
Good Friday 19th April:-
Stations of  Cross at 10.00am. Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ at 3.00pm
Sorrowful Mother Devotions at 7.00pm
Holy Saturday 20th April:-
NO 12.15pm  MASS
Morning Prayer in the Community Centre at 9.30am.
We then enter into a period of waiting as we join Christ in the tomb, awaiting resurrection.
To Symbolise this the church will be locked until the Easter Vigil at 9.00pm which begins outside the main hall before going to the church.
Easter Sunday 21st April:-
Masses at 8.30 & 10.00am, 12 noon & 8.30 pm
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.
Society of St Vincent de Paul
There will be a retiring collection this weekend by the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
In Memoriam
The funeral of  Mona Farrell RIP  will
take place on Wednesday 17th April at 12.15pm followed by the cremation service at Breakspear at 2.45pm.
With Grateful Thanks….
Mrs Peggy Guidera & Family would like to thank everyone for their support during this sad time of Bill passing away. The many Sympathy cards & Mass cards were greatly appreciated. A mass will be celebrated for your intentions on Thursday 27th June 12.15pm
Botwell Summer Fete
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 disappoint-ment , 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.
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:

Siril D’Souza

Tom Cullen

Padraig Flynn

James & Kathy Clavin

Molly & Padgin Murphy

Philomena Dobson

Kieran O’Rourke

John Kelly

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