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Parish Newsletter 10th June 2018

Tenth Sunday In Ordinary Time


Botwell Summer Fete 
Saturday 16th June

 First prize—£1,500.00
Second prize—£500.00
Third prize— £250.00
Tickets are available from the Parish Office at 50p a ticket or £5.00 a book.
We are asking you to take books of tickets and sell as many as you can. When the counterfoils and money are returned, the total number sold by individuals will be recorded and a prize will be awarded to the individual with the most tickets sold.
The theme of the Fete this year is
Can you help!  Every family must have a new unwanted gift that they can donate for the Fete to raise money for the Pastoral Centre.  Please bring them into the Parish Office before the 16th June.
Children’s Fancy Dress—£1 entry—prize awarded to the best three entries
Assistance also needed on the day for setting-up the stalls and the clearing away at the end of the day.
Please contact Jackie 07930757778 for further details or if you wish to help in any way.
Thank you.
First Holy Communion Thanksgiving Mass.
Today, Sunday 10th June at 10:00 o’clock we will celebrate the Thanksgiving Mass for all the children who have just received their First Holy Communion. All the children may wear their Holy Communion clothes again for this Mass. After this Mass, the Children’s Holy Communion certificates will be distributed in the Parish Hall during a short gathering. Please, bring some refreshments to share.    Thank you.
Eucharistic Ministers
There will be a meeting of  all Eucharistic Ministers on Monday 18th June in the Upper Room commencing at 7.30pm. The meeting will be followed by a social. Ministers who were not able to make their commitment last Sunday will be able to do so at this meeting.
Youth Committee
The youth committee are looking for volunteers to give up 2 hours of their time twice a month on Sunday’s.
You must be DBS checked or willing to get checked before you join. 
Help is needed with admin and to safeguard the children during sessions.
We are also looking for volunteers who are able to run youth sessions in the  absence of the Youth 
Committee Leader.
If you are interested, please contact Sheila on 07432047717 or email her at   
In Memoriam
There are two funerals taking place in the church this week.
The funeral of Margaret  Chong RIP will take place on Wednesday 13th June at 12.15pm and the funeral of Eileen Randles RIP will take place on Friday 15th June also at 12.15pm.  Please remember Margaret and Eileen in your prayers. 
With grateful thanks . . .
Roy and all the Jackson family would like to thank Father John, the altar servers, music makers, caterers and the many many friends for making Corry's funeral a truly memorable occasion.  Thank you also for the many cards and Masses.  God Bless you all
Holy Hour for Vocations
The next Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in the Church on Monday 11th June commencing at 7.30pm.  All are welcome. To attend.
Buckden Summer Camps
Claretian Youth Retreats 2018
The  Claretian Missionaries are offering young Catholics an opportunity to participate in a five-day youth retreat that will give them the opportunity to explore their faith while living with others their age.
Details as  follows:-
11—13 year olds—23rd—27th July
14 +    30th July—3rd August.
For more information, please pick-up a leaflet from the Parish Office
Knights of St Columba
The monthly meeting will take place on Monday 11th June at 8.00pm in the Claret Room.
The Knights will be having their usual bottle stall at the Summer Fayre.  Any donations of bottles (wines, spirits etc.) will be greatly appreciated to help us support this popular annual event.   Thank you.
Mary’s Meals
Between now and the end of June we are inviting people to bring bags of clothing to the Church.  Items that can be included with clothing are blankets, shoes, belts and bedding (no duvets or pillows please).
Sponsored Walk
A 10 mile Sponsored Walk in aid of taking children to Lourdes is being held on Saturday 7th July. Application forms to participate in the Walk are available from the Parish Office.


Anniversaries for this week:
· Rosenda Albesa
· Joan Higgins
· Siobhan Barron
· Joe Reynolds
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.  Amen.