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Parish Newsletter 12th May 2019

4th Sunday Of Easter


Botwell Summer Fete - Saturday 8th June

 Grand Draw
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.
We would like all Parish groups to participate in the Summer Fete. Please discuss with your group and  see if you can come up with fresh ideas for a new stall or perhaps you can provide  a short burst of entertainment. If you don't belong to any group, perhaps you can get a group of friends together to run a stall of your choice  or showcase your talents. If you just want to be involved in the organisation, please contact Jackie in the Parish Office or call 07930757778

We need your support, are you able to ask for sponsorship or donations from your workplace to help make our Summer Fete successful, we would be most grateful for any donation, however small.

Legion of Mary
During the month of May, Our Lady’s month, the Legion of Mary will be leading the Rosary for the school children after school. We hope you will be able to join us on the following Wednesdays  15th, 22nd and 29th .
Training day for New Eucharistic Ministers
on 23rd May at 7.00 pm in the church.  If you are interested or would like to know more please get in touch with the Parish Office
First Holy Communion
We are having First Holy Communion masses on 18th May 12.15pm,
25th May 12.15pm and
26th May 12.00pm. We invite you to come and support these children
Active Age
Come and meet friends old & new. The next meeting will be on Thursday   16th May 1.00pm—3.00pm in the Claret Room. Everyone 60+ welcome.
Holy Hour for Vocations
The next Holy Hour will take place on Monday 13th May in the Church, commencing at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
Priest Training Fund
A second collection will be taken up next weekend for the annual Priest Training Fund.
There will be a Ministers retreat on Saturday 1st June 9.30am for 10.00am till 4.00pm at Pield Heath School. Please bring a plate of food to share. All Ministers are welcome.
Knights of St. Columba
The monthly council meeting will take place on Monday 13th May 2019 at 8.00pm in the Claret Room. New members always welcome. We will be having our usual bottle stall at the Summer Fayre, any donations of bottles will be welcome. Thank you.
Mary’s Meals
Wants your unwanted clothing and bedding (no duvets or pillows please) and will be at our church until 12 noon on Sunday 19th May to collect them all.
Put your clothing / bedding into tied sacks and bring them to Mass where the charity Mary’s Meals will be here to pick them  up. year.
Eucharistic Ministers
 There will be a Eucharistic Minister meeting with training on Monday 13th May 7.30pm in the Upper Room. Please try and attend this important meeting.
Diocesan Pilgrimage
 The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to  Our Lady of Walsingham is on the 21st September. If you are  interested in going please leave your  details in the Parish Office.
Society of St Vincent De Paul
There will be a retiring collection  this  weekend by the St Vincent De Paul.

Anniversaries for this week:
Michael Murphy
Helen Keane
Comer family
Cozin Deighton
Ponciano Silvester
Maria Kwan-Tat

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