PARISH NEWSLETTER 05-12-2021
In the Care of the Claretian Missionaries
PARISH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
Parish Pastoral Team
Fr. Paul Smyth CMF – Parish Priest & Superior
Fr. Joseph Raju Katthula CMF Fr. Chris Newman CMF
Jackie Morris – Parish Administrator Fr. John O’Byrne CMF
Bridget Fahy – General Parish Assistant Daniel Ortiz – Parish Pastoral Assistant
The church is now open each day from 7.30 until 8pm.
Mass will celebrated at:
8.10 am and 12 noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
12 noon and 7pm on Wednesday and Friday.
12 noon with the Vigil Mass at 6.30pm on Saturday
8.30am, 10am, 12noon and 7pm on Sunday.
Confessions will be on a Saturday at 5.45 or on request at the parish office.
Baptisms will be celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sunday each month.
Reaching out to Catholic friends and family
that no longer attend church
In addition to the information that we are gathering for the Journeying Together process we would like to try and connect with people who rarely if ever come to church. We have created a different form for them and would appreciate it is you would share the following link with friends and family you know of who have stopped coming to church please assure them that their responses will be anonymous though they can request to be contacted. https://forms.office.com/r/csSQXYmCXp
You are all invited to meet and contribute to the reflection for the synod that Pope Francis has invited us all to participate in. from 9.30am until 12 noon on Saturday 11th December.
9 Dec 12.00pm Mr Narir
14 Dec 12.00 pm Francis Perkins
Are you looking for work?
There are some vacancies at the company I work for paying £9.48 an hour.
The roles are hands on and in the kitchen and warehouse. There are also HGV Class C Driver vacancies which pay a higher rate. If you are interested, please text / Whatsapp me on 07432047717 with your full name, UK telephone number and e-mail address. I will then pass your details onto the Recruiter who will get in-touch with you.
I will be donating any referral bonuses I receive to The Claretian Missionaries Trust.
Parish Ministers Christmas Meal
Catechists, Readers, Choir Members, Stewards, Church Cleaners, Minibus Drivers, Flower arrangers and Eucharistic Ministers are invited to join us for a Christmas Meal on Thursday 16th December at 7pm. at the Claretian Oasis. (Husbands and Wives are welcome too!!)
Those wishing to attend are invited to complete a form indicating their choice of menu for the evening. The 3 Course meal with a drink on arrival will cost £15 and there will be a licenced bar available.
Please obtain a form from the Parish office to complete and return it, by Friday 10th December 2021.
Help us support families with members
who have disabilities and special needs
During Lock down the Faith and Light organisation has ceased to exist at a national level. Here in Botwell we are hoping to begin a group to fill the gap that this has created. From January we intend to have a gathering once a month for teenagers and adults that have special needs and their carers. If you would be interested in helping with this group or know people that would be interested in participating, please leave your details in the parish office with Fr Paul or complete the following online form: https://forms.office.com/r/wvvgF6p3BY
Tel: 020 8573 2544