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Parish Newsletter 28th January 2018

Fourth Sunday Of The Year

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Mass in Celebration
On Thursday 1st February 2018 there will be a Mass at 7.30pm in celebration of the Claretian Martyrs.
Also, Joseph Katthula will receive the minor orders of Acolyte and Lector as steps on the way to priestly ordination. 
There will be a small reception following the Mass in the Main Hall.
Everybody welcome. 
 
Season of Lent
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday 14th February, although Botwell School will be on half-term holiday there will be an extra Mass at 9.30am.
 
Catholic Teaching!
Interested in teaching in a Catholic school but not had the opportunity so far?
Interested in returning to teach in a Catholic school but not sure how?
Interested in a mentoring programme for those seeking leadership positions within a Catholic school?
If you are, make sure you register to attend the meeting by the Diocese of Westminster Education Service on Tuesday 6th February 2018, 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW!P 1QN.
It’s FREE and they look forward to welcoming you!
Register at eduemc@rcdow.org.uk or call 0207 798 9189.
 
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion children are celebrating their First Reconciliation on Saturday 3rd February at 10.00am. To help with a smooth progress of this important celebration, please be punctual.
On Sunday 4th February we will be celebrating the topic called Forgiveness and Reconciliation at 8:30am Mass.
Parishioners are invited to attend this Mass and support our First Holy Communion children in their Journey of Faith.
 
With grateful thanks . . .
The family of Christina Davidson would like to thank all involved in the beautiful send off for our wife and mother, from Fr John O’Byrne and Fr John Welsh. 
We thank also the Sisters at Duchesne and from Pield Heath as well as those who have moved up north or to Hammersmith, for their support with Masses and prayers.
Also all those who gave their support, parishioners and choir, within the parishes of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St Raphael’s and all the help for the reception given by Kiran, Breda and many others. 
Their Christian generosity has been immense and truly heartfelt.
                                 
 Receiving Communion
Gluten free hosts are available at Communion for any parishioners with celiac disease.  Please speak to the priest before Mass if you need one of these hosts.
 
Prayers for the Sick
The sick list is displayed in the Church porches. Names are included for four weeks, if you have a name for the list or someone who needs taking off the list please let us know through the Parish Office.         Thank you.
 
Lost Items
If you have lost or mislaid any items e.g. umbrellas, keys, handbags, rosaries etc, in the Church or around the grounds, please enquire in the Parish Office as there are a number of such items which have been handed in over the past few weeks.
  
Notification of Incapacity
Please ensure that the clergy are informed of any parishioners who are ill, in hospital or housebound
 
Votive Candles
Only the candles provided are to be used in the Church and lit candles must only be placed in the candle stand holders, anywhere else is a fire risk.                Thank you.
 
St Valentine’s Dance
with Fish & Chip Supper
will be held on
Saturday 17th February
in the Social Hall.
Tickets at £10.00 each are available from the Parish Office.
The money raised will  go towards sending children to Lourdes with HCPT.
 
Parish Repository
A good selection of Rosaries, Prayer books and Baptism gifts and cards are available from the Repository in the Parish Office and at the front of the Church. 
  
 Anniversaries for this week
· Marie Nellie Lavictoire
· Wilfred Dobson
· Shirley Best

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