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Parish Newsletter 7th April 2019

Fifth Sunday Of Lent


Season of Lent
Monday through Friday during Lent there will be meditative music playing in the church between 8.00am and 9.15pm each day except during Mass.  Parents are invited to pop in for a few minutes between or after dropping their children off at school.  
Soup lunches will be served every Wednesday from 12noon in the Botwell Social Centre.
Stations of the Cross.  On Friday evenings with Mass at 7.30pm and on Saturday mornings at 11.30am.

Lenten Lunches
Soup with bread/roll and tea/coffee will be served in the foyer of the Social Hall between 12.00-2.00pm each Wednesday up to 10th April. 
If you would like to donate some homemade soup please leave your details in the Parish Office on the soup list.  Many thanks for your support.
Lenten Way Of The Cross
Way of the Cross in Konkani Language  (Khursachi Vatt) at Botwell Church  7th April 2019  5.00 pm
All Welcome
Planned Giving And Gift Aid
From April 6th a new system of recording Gift Aid and Planned Giving donations is being introduced.
New boxes of envelopes are available from the porch at this Mass. 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. 
.Grateful Thanks
Mrs Billie Clinton & Mary would like to thank everyone for their support over a very difficult time when Dominick passed away. The many phone calls, visits and sympathy and Mass cards were greatly appreciated  . A Mass will be celebrated for your intentions.
In Memoriam
The funeral of Bernard Enebi will take place on Thursday 11th April 2019 at 12.15pm. Please remember Bernard and his family in your prayers.
Altar Servers
Rehearsals for Good Friday & Easter vigil services will be held on Saturday 13th April  10.30 am in the church. All servers who are coming to the services are asked to attend
Society of St Vincent de Paul
There will be a retiring collection next weekend by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Knights of St. Columba
The monthly Council meeting will be held on Monday 8th April 2019 at 8.00pm in the Claret Room. New members always welcome.
Holy Hour for Vocations
The next Holy Hour for Vocations will take place on Monday 8th April commencing at 7.30pm in the Church.
Everyone is welcome.
Eucharistic Ministers
A meeting will be held in the Upper Room on Monday 8th April 2019 at  7.30pm.
Claretian Missionaries
Province of Fatima website available at in English, Spanish and Portuguese. News and daily reflections of the Gospel of the day.
Easter Flowers
Thank you to all who contributed to the Easter flower collection last weekend which realised £620.
Holy Week Services
                                Monday Reconciliation Service 7.00pm
                 Maundy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper at 8.00pm
                      Good Friday The Passion at 3.00pm
                                Saturday Easter Vigil 9.00pm
                    Easter Sunday Masses as usual
Flowers In Church
Just a reminder that there are to be no flowers or plants left in the church during Lent.
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.

Anniversaries for this week:

Gerry Griffin

Ena Fegredo

Donald Dennis

Jack Tobin

Brian Walton

Lucy Bruen

Dennis Morgan

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