Newsletter: 9th November 2014

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

At all Masses this weekend we remember all those who have died in war and conflict. Before the 11 am Mass at All Saints, we will keep the two minute silence as we remember them and pray for the repose of their souls.

Requiescat in pace

 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

22 – 26 June 2015

Organised by the Knights of St Columba and led by Fr Christopher. Information available at the back of church.  Please contact Mike Smith for a booking form (01908 507184).  Deposits will be requested shortly.

 

CAFOD

The Coffee Morning, Ploughman’s Lunch and Quiz raised £534.     Many thanks for your support.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

Diaries for 2015 School Admissions

If you have been issued with a diary then please hand it in at the end of Mass on Advent Sunday (30th November 2014) and collect a receipt. Please ensure you have recorded your email address in the diary so we are able to notify you as to whether you have been given a reference.

 

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2016

If your child will be starting School in 2016 and you require a reference from Fr Christopher to support an application to a Catholic School, then you will need to register for a diary which is stamped at each Mass as a record of your child’s Church attendance. There will be a registration evening for parents on Monday 8th December at 7 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room. Without a completed diary Fr Christopher is unable to issue references. (Diaries are not required for Catholic Secondary Schools).

 

CONFIRMATION 2015

The Bishop will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on 20th March 2015 at All Saints Church. If you are in Year 7 and above and are ready to make a firm commitment in your Catholic faith, please email the Parish Office for more details. Classes will begin in the New Year and dates will be published shortly. Those over the age of 16 will be asked to attend the Adult RCIA Classes which started recently.

SECOND COLLECTION today

CAFOD EBOLA APPEAL

 

CAFOD WORLD GIFTS

Christmas 2014

A brochure is available at back of church. Each gift makes a real difference to communities living in developing countries.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

64th Wedding Anniversary to Marie and Tom Phelp

 

ADVENT DAY OF RECOLLECTION

10 am – 2 pm Saturday 6th December

Fr Prince will be leading this Day of Recollection at St Thomas Aquinas Church. This will be a wonderful opportunity to spend some quiet time with the Lord and to reflect on His coming amongst us in the business of Christmas preparations.  The day will include Morning Prayer, Mass, opportunity for Confession, Benediction and two talks.

Please bring your own lunch

– tea and coffee will be provided.

 

HOLY FATHER’s PRAYER INTENTIONS

for NOVEMBER 2014

Lonely people. That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.

Mentors of seminarians and religious. That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.

 

PARISH FAYRE 29th NOVEMBER

To assist in organising our Parish Fayre we are asking for a donation theme per week leading up to the main event, this has worked well in recent years.

16th November – Tins/Soft Drinks

23rd November – Sweets/Biscuits

On the day – Fresh Baked Cakes.

Kindly No Bric a Brac, Books, Videos or Clothing

Thankyou.

 

 

With every blessing

for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

 

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Barbara Patricia Mary Wilson, aged 61, late of St Peter’s Way, whose Funeral was on Friday

Wilhelmina Daubny, aged 74, late of Selkirk Grove, whose Requiem Mass is on Thursday , 9.45 am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

 

OVER 50’s CLUB

The Club will be having a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 2nd December from 10 am at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room in support of MacMillan Nurses. Raffle prizes and cake donations most welcome.  Please call Barbara on 01908 377734.

 

SECOND COLLECTION next week

Sick and Retired Clergy

 

CHRISTMAS MASS and CAROLS

for the Elderly and Housebound

10 am Tuesday 9th December

St Thomas Aquinas Church

followed by refreshments and Xmas “goodies”

plus Raffle in aid of CAFOD

 

LUX adore

6th – 8th February 2015

Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton

Residential Weekend for Young Catholics

(11-18 years)

Information/Booking Form: 01582 720627

Or www.nymo.org Email info@nymo.org

 

ARE YOU NEW? HAVE YOU MOVED?

I am a new/existing* parishioner.

Please add me to the Parish List.

I would/would not* like to be contacted by a Parish Welcomer.

 

NAME …………………………………………………..

ADDRESS ………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………

Tel. ………………………………………………………

Email ……………………………………………………

This entry was posted in Newsletters. Bookmark the permalink.