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Parish Newsletter 22nd July 2018

Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time


Claretian Family Day
This popular annual event will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August at Buckden Towers, an opportunity to join those from other Claretian parishes round the country.  A coach has been booked leaving from here at 10.15am and at 6.00pm from Buckden for the return journey. The seat price is £12.00 per adult—£6.00 per child. There will be a bar-b-que lunch with refreshments and a programme of entertainment, fun and games throughout the afternoon with Mass before departing for home.
If you would like to take part and travel by coach to the Family Day, please add your details to the coach list in the Parish Office and please pay for your ticket/s at the time of booking and book early to avoid disappointment.
Thank you. 

World Anglo-Indian Day
This annual Charity event will take place on Saturday 4th August in Botwell Social Hall with a live band “Silhouette” .
Doors open at 7.15pm.
Bring your own drinks - Food on sale.
A great success last year, so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Adult tickets  - £10.00.
Children under 12—Free.
Call Allan/Denise on 07976 687295.
Parish Choir
The parish choir are taking a break for the summer after today 22nd July.  They will resume singing at the 10.00am Mass on Sunday 9th September.
RCIA and Adult Confirmation
Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith?
Do you know someone who does?
Have you been thinking about becoming a Catholic for some time but never got around to doing anything about it?
Married to a Catholic, but not yet made a religious commitment of your own?
Involved in parish activities but never taken the step towards becoming a member in full communion with the church?
Baptised, but not receiving the body of Christ?
Over 18years old and wanting to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Perhaps you would like to join us when our "Journey in Faith" restarts in September. You are invited to join us for an informal cup of tea on Thursday 6th September at 7.00pm in the parish Community Centre when you will be able to find out more about the process and meet some of the team. Regular weekly meetings start in September. Time for meetings will be discussed among those interested in joining and the catechists' team. Daniel Ortiz, Parish Pastoral Assistant 07494280867 (msn text only please)
Mary’s Meals
The following e-mail has been received from Mary’s Meals. A very big ‘thank you’ for collecting unwanted clothes for Mary's Meals at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hayes. I am delighted to say that the parish managed to give a stunning 1,715kg of unwanted clothes. The amount raised will feed 69 children who will not only get fed one good, nutritious meal every school day for a whole year, but they will get an education too. Please let the parish know how grateful Mary’s Meals is for its support – this is an excellent result! God bless, Christina Read. Fundraising Support Administrator
Message to Junior Branch Parents
From September onwards, Junior Branch sessions will only be available to registered paid members. It's £15.00 to register with a £10.00 annual admin. fee. If you would like your child to join, please contact Sheila Vedanayagam on 07432 047717 or email her at
Sponsorship money is now due in.  If you didn’t get the chance to sponsor someone, you can still contribute to the cause (Children to Lourdes) by contributing through Fr. Chris or Dn. Joseph or one of the other walkers.
£3,450.00 has been raised—so far– thank you to everybody who supported this event.
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.
 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 front of the Church.
Anniversaries for this week:
 · Patrick & Bridget Gleeson
· John Boland
· Raymond, Andrew & Jean Jayran
· Lurthamma
· Bridget Long
· Leighton Family
· Marana Family
· Mary Gillman

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