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Parish Newsletter 14th October 2018

Twenty-Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time


Christmas Bazaar
The Parish Christmas Bazaar takes place on Saturday 24th November.  Draw tickets at 50p each (£5.00 per book of 10) are available from the Parish Office.
1st Prize — £1000.00
2nd Prize— £500.00  
3rd Prize— £250.00
Pleae pick up your draw tickets and
. . . . .sell as many as you can!
Does anyone have an original, sparkling ideas for the Bazaar.
If so, would you like to organise a stall? 
If the answer is yes, please contact Jackie on 07930757778 or leave your details in the Parish Office as soon as possible and we will get back to you to discuss your ideas!.
Additionally any donations of bottles, especially wine or gifts that you would be happy to donate (no toys or books, please) could be handed in over the next few weeks for our stalls. These would be very gratefully received and could go a long way to making our Bazaar better than ever!!

CAFOD Family Fast Day
Thank you to all those who contributed to last weeks Family Fast Day collection which realised £903.00.  This money has been sent to CAFOD for their work with the poor communities overseas.
Legion of Mary
As October is the month of the Holy Rosary, the Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary on the Wednesday’s of October at 3.45pm (after school) in the Church.
We are inviting children and their families to join us for 15 minutes on the 17th & 24th to pray the Rosary in Honour of Our Lady.
First Holy Communion
The First Holy Communion Children are celebrating the topic ‘BELONGING’ at 08:30 Mass this Sunday 14th October. Please join us and support our children in their journey to receive the Body and the Blood of Jesus Christ.
Youth Confirmation
The Confirmation candidates are celebrating the Enrolment Mass at 20.30 Mass this Sunday 14th October. Please keep our young people in your prayers so they are able to both enjoy and benefit from the experience they are embarking upon.
New Group for Yr7+
A new group has been 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.  Following a successful first meeting the group will meet in the Community Centre from 6.45—7.45pm.  The next meeting will be on Friday 26th October.  If you are interested please contact Teresa Thornton or just come along.
Society of St Vincent de Paul
There will be a retiring collection this  weekend by the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Parish Office
We now have a new group of volunteers to staff the office each weekday evening from 7—9 pm. 
Gift Aid Envelopes
Recently requested Blue Gift Aid envelopes are available for collection from the Parish Office.  Please remember to collect your envelopes to avoid postage or delivery.
Friends of the Homeless
The Friends of the Homeless would like to thank those kind parishioners also the pupils of Botwell School who left donations for the recent Family Fast Day.
Please continue with your supply of food etc for the London run on a Friday evening as without your support we would find it difficult to continue.
Parish Newsletter
The weekly parish newsletter is now being sent by email to all those parishioners who are on the database with an email address. In some instances the email address is incorrect or has been misread. 
In order to correct any errors, you may receive a phone call from the parish office with a request to confirm your email address.   If you do not wish to receive the newsletter by email please let us know.       
Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals will be making another clothing collection on Sunday 11th November.  When to bring your bags to the church will be announced later.
Parish Bulletin
The Autumn edition of the Parish Bulletin is on sale today at £1.00 per copy. 
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:

 · Natalina D’Souza
· Oliver Griffin
· Mary Stevens
· Mary Selin De’Cruz
· Norah O’Connor
· Dorothy Springle
· Maria Onyekweli
· Maurice Sheehan

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