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Parish Newsletter 23rd September 2018

Twenty-Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time

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Deacon Joseph’s Ordination
Food:   We will be catering for 1,000 guests and we will be relying on the goodwill of our parishioners to cook, serve, donate etc.
As you can imagine, this is no small task and we need all the help we can get. If you would like to help, please contact Jessie on 07828681360 and she will provide you with more details.     
Entertainment:  If you are happy to sing, dance, choreograph or play instruments on the stage in the main hall during the ordination party, please contact Sheila on 07432047717.
Thank you
 
Claretian Community
The Claretian Community will be away on Retreat from Sunday 23rd  to Friday 28th September. 
 
First Holy Communion Parent’s meeting
The first meetings for parents whose children are enrolled in FHC will take place on Tuesday 25th September at 7.00pm and on Saturday 29th September at 10:30am (choose only one of these two days to attend).
These meetings will be held in the Parish Hall, please make sure that you sign the register on your arrival.
Daniel Ortiz,  Parish Pastoral Assistant.
 
Wetminster Youth Mininstry comes to St. Raphael’s Yeading  A chance for young people (14-18)to socialise, share a meal together, learn more about their faith and be introduced to a deeper level of prayer and adoration.  Wednesday, 10 October 7-9pm
 
New Group for Yr7+ A new group is being formed for Year 7 children and above with their parents to get together on a Friday evening once a month. The idea  is to meet socially and to keep in touch with friends.  The group will meet in the Community Centre from 6.45—7.45pm and the first meeting will be on Friday 28th September.  If you are interested please contact Teresa Thornton.
 
Children’s liturgy will be held every Sunday until 25th November at the 12 noon Mass.
 
Junior Branch Initial sessions to be held every Sunday until 11th November from 1.00—3.00pm.
If you would like to sign-up your child, please contact Sheila on 07432047717
 
Parish Maintenance
The Maintenance Committee is one of about eight parish groups that constitute the Parish Council. Each group committee is made up of about five or six people that are involved in the functioning of the group’s activities. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Botwell or Botwell Church constitutes three individual buildings:
The Church.
* The Parochial House, including the Upper and Claret Room and the Community Centre.
The Social Centre.
All these buildings are now aging and in need of improvements and ongoing maintenance which involves a considerable amount of management
If you can be of assistance please contact Fr Paul or add your name to the lists displayed in the church.
 
10th Hayes Scout Group
Our first Church Parade of the year takes place on Sunday, 7th October 2018.  All members of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and of course all Scouts should make every effort to  attend this important service.  Please meet at 8.15 am in the Scout Hut for Mass at 8.30 am.  See you there..
 
Flower Festival
A big Thank You to all who helped in any way with the Flower Festival, the flower arrangers, caterers, cleaners, ushers, preparing booklets, etc.
£2,386.20 was raised and will go to the HCPT funds to take a child to Lourdes.
 
Parish Office
We now have a new group of volunteers to staff the office each weekday evening from 7-9 pm.
 
Claretian HCPT
We have confirmed that we can establish a Claretian HCPT group that would take children to Lourdes.  We are arranging an open meeting on Friday 5th October at 7pm to:
· Explain more about the idea.
· Establish a group of supporters that will help with fundraising.
  
Parish Repository
A good selection of Rosaries, Prayer books and Baptism gifts and cards are available to buy from the Repository in the Parish Office or at the back of the Church.
 
Tea & Coffee
Tea & Coffee are served in the foyer of the Main Hall every Sunday from 9.00am to 12 noon. An opportunity to meet friends and catch up on the week’s events.

 Anniversaries for this week:

 · Catherine Murphy
· Phyllis Doherty
· Fergus O’Brian
· Daniel Dayalan

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