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Parish Newsletter 11th February 2018

Sixth Sunday Of The Year

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Holy Week Services
 
25th March—1st April 2018
 
Sunday 25th March—Palm Sunday
Procession from main hall 12 noon.
 
Monday 26th March: - 
Mass at 8.15 am & 12.15pm.
Reconciliation Service at 7.30pm.
                                   
Tuesday 27th March:-
Mass at 7.00am (with breakfast) and 12.15 pm
                               
Wednesday: 28th March:-
Mass at 12.15 and 7.30pm
 
Holy Thursday 29th March:-
Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 8.00pm. followed by adoration until midnight in the Main Hall.
 
Good Friday 30th March:-
Stations of Cross at 10.00am
Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ at 3.00pm.
Sorrowful Mother Devotions at 7.00pm.
 
Holy Saturday 31st March-
NO MORNING 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 9.00pmwhich begins outside the main hall before going to the church.

Easter Sunday 1st April
Masses at 8.30 & 10.00am,  12 noon & 8.30 pm
 
 
Season of Lent
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday  14th  February.  Although Botwell School will be on half-term holiday there will be an extra Mass on this day at 9.30am. 
It is also a day of Fasting and Abstinence, ashes will be blessed and distributed at the 9.30am 12.15 and 7.30pm Masses.
 
Lenten Lunches
Soup with bread/roll and tea/coffee will be served in the foyer of the Social Hall between 12.00-2.00pm from Wednesday 21st February to Wednesday 21st March. 
If you would like to donate some home-made soup please leave your details in the Parish Office on the soup list.  Many thanks for your support.
 
Faith & Light
The Faith & Light group will be taking part in the 10.00am Mass today Sunday 11th February—please give them your support.  Thank you.
 
Holy Hour for Vocations
The next Holy Hour for Vocations will take place on Monday 12th February commencing at 7.30 pm in the Church—everyone is welcome.
 
Society of St Vincent de Paul
There will be a retiring collection this weekend by the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
 
Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster)
Crib Appeal 2017
The Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) would like to thank Botwell parishioners for their support at the Crib totalling £1,175.64.  Your donation will help families facing a bleak future, offering them hope and kindness when they need it the most.
 
In Memoriam
The funeral of Raymond Baker RIP will take place on Thursday 15th February 2018 at 12.15pm.  Please remember Raymond and his family in your prayers.
 
Lenten Alms
There will be a retiring collection next weekend for Lenten Alms. This is a mandatory Diocesan collection, please be as generous as you can.
Thank you.
 
Knights of St Columba
The February Council meeting will be held on Monday 19th February at 8.00pm in the Claret Room.  This is a change from the scheduled date. 
 
For Sale
A brand new communion dress—professionally made. If interested contact Bridget in the Parish Office. Money raised will be donated to the SVP.
 
St Valentine’s Dance
with Fish & Chip Supper
will be held next
Saturday 17th February
in the Social Hall.
Tickets at £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for children
are available from the
Parish Office.
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The money raised will  go towards sending children to Lourdes with HCPT.
(Hosanna House and Children's Pilgrimage Trust)
  
Anniversaries for this week
 
· Patcy Wallace
· Mary & James
· Tyrone D’Cruz
· Stella Alexis
· Patrick Egan
· Mena Green
· Margaret Hogan
· Angela Doran

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