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Parish Newsletter 25th November 2018

Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King


Fr. Michael Chima cmf
Fr. Michael is no longer assigned to the Hayes community of the Claretian Missionaries.  His request to return to Nigeria has been granted by the Superior General in Rome.  Please keep Fr. Michael, who left the community on Tuesday this week, in your prayers.
Bible Diaries
Bible Diaries for 2019 are available for purchase from the repository in the Parish Office priced at £3.00 &  £5.00  Buy early while stocks last.
Tea & Coffee 
Tea & Coffee are served in the foyer of the Main Hall every Sunday from 9.00am to 12 noon.  
Friends of the Homeless
Soup  makers needed to make up packet soup on a Friday, late afternoon - everything provided; collect items during the week and return made up by 6.45pm, so will need transport. Please ring Elaine on 07986 117145 for further information, it would only be 6/7 times a year.  Thanks.
Readers’ Meeting
 on Wednesday, 8th November at 8.00 pm in the Claret Room.
Parish Bulletin
 Please can all Parish Groups submit their news for the Christmas edition of the Parish Bulletin by 2nd December to
Ecumenical Advent Service
There will be a special service with members of other Christian churches in Hayes to celebrate the beginning of Advent.  This will be on Tuesday, 4th December at 7.30 pm here at Botwell.  Come along and bring a neighbour.
In case you are admitted to hospital.
In light of data protection please indicate on entering hospital that your details are to be passed to the RC Chaplain.  Also state that you would like the RC Chaplain to visit you.
Receiving Communion
Gluten free hosts are available at Communion for any parishioners with celiac disease.  Please speak to the priest before Mass if you need one of these hosts.
Prayers for the Sick
The sick list is displayed in the Church porches. Names are included for four weeks, if you have a name for the list or someone who needs taking off the list please let us know through the Parish Office.         Thank you.
Holy Land Artefacts
Next weekend at all the Masses there will be members of a Holy Lnd group selling olive wood rosaries and others products from the Holy Land in the front porch of the church.  Buying these will help Christians living in the Holy Land, Israel.
Bidding Prayers
If you would like the name of a sick relative or friend or someone who has recently died or whose anniversary it is to be included in the reading of the Bidding Prayers during Mass then please write down the name on the sheet on the red clip-board on the table by the side entrance of the church.
Thanks.  The family of Stanley Netter thank all those who came to the funeral on the 9th November.  They appreciated all the cards, prayers and Mass cards.  Thanks to Fr. Chris Newman, the choir and Marilyn Ralph.  Everyone loved the Service.  A Mass will be offered for all your intentions.
to all who contributed to the success of the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday — those who helped organize, helped on the day, gave donations, brought raffle tickets, came to it, - your presence and efforts ensured that the event was a success.
The winners of the
1st  £1,000  05509  R.Taveres
2nd   £500  00469  FAT A&E
3rd   £250  02673  R. Rolfe
Details of the other raffles are available from the Parish Office
St Andrew’s Family Disco
on 30th November 2018 in Botwell Social Hall
Child—£5.00      Adult—£10.00     Family—£25.00
Available from the Parish Office
Licensed Bar available.


Advent & Christmas
A good selection of religious calendars,
Christmas cards & gifts all
at reasonable prices 
are available from the repository in the Parish Office and
in the Church  (Front porch).
Buy your cards early to avoid disappointment.



 Anniversaries for this week:

· Bernie Fegrado
· Pauline Westlake
· Len Hockey
· Robert Noronha
· Rozanne Paul
· Ben Springle
· Mary Higgins
· Peter Carey

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