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Parish Newsletter 12th November 2017

Thirty Second Sunday In Ordinary Time

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Christmas Bazaar
We are in need of people who are able prepare hot tasty food for sale at the bazaar. It will need to be delivered to the parish hall on the morning of the bazaar. If you can help, please leave your contact details and what you are able to supply with Bridget at the parish office. Also we would be grateful for gifts of tins and boxes of chocolates or biscuits, which we can sell.
Thank you for your generosity and see you all on the 18th of November.
 
Catechetical  Training.
There will be a workshop by the Caritas St. Joseph on Saturday 18th November,2017 to help parents and catechists to work with people with learning disabilities. If you wish to attend, please contact Daniel the parish Catechist. 07494280867.
 
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HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 
Would you like to travel to Lourdes next Easter with HCPT Group 128? Are you aged 18 or over and strong? 
We are looking for some new helpers to join us when we take some special children to Lourdes. You will need to agree to be dbs checked and be able to pay your own fare. The dates of the pilgrimage are Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th April 2018.  
Please let any of the HCPT helpers (Sheila Kehoe, Sally Fahy or Siobhan Ferguson) know if you'd like more information. 
There will also be a FAMILY GAMES NIGHT  at Botwell on the 25th November 2017 £5 a person, £ 10 a family from 7:30 –10 pm. Tickets are available in the parish office. Light refreshments provided. Bring your own drinks. Fun for all the family while we raise money to send children to Lourdes.
 
Holy Hour for Vocations
The next Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in the Church on Monday 13th November, commencing after the 7.30pm Mass.  All are welcome.
 
Eucharistic Ministers
Could they please pick up the minutes of the last meeting from the sacristy.
 
Lectio Divina
(Divine Reading).
There will be a prayer group  meeting to pray with the Scripture, intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s word,  every Tuesday at 7:30 pm-8:30pm at the Upper Room. Please contact
Fr  Michael,cmf.
 
Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
Note for parents: Children’s Liturgy  of the Word is a practice of children leaving the Sunday assembly during the Liturgy of the Word, to gather elsewhere to celebrate a separate Liturgy to enable them to take a more conscious and active part in liturgical celebrations. It takes place at the 12noon Mass.
 
Minister of Lectors.
There will be a Readers meeting on Wednesday 15th November at 8pm in the Claret Room.
  
 Anniversaries for this week

· John Daly
· Patrick McCabe
· Charles Baynes

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