Newsletter: 24th September 2023
Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
17.30 VIGIL MASS
18.30 Christmas Fair Planning Meeting
10.00 Requiem Mass for Michael Patrick O’Carroll
19.30 UCM Meeting
Father Brady’s Day Off
17.30 VIGIL MASS
PLEASE NOTE MASS CHANGES NEXT WEEK
CHRISTMAS FAIR PLANNING MEETING NEXT WEEK
It’s that time of year to start planning for the Christmas Fair and raise money for Parish Funds. Planning Meeting will take place on
Monday 25th September at 6.30p.m. All welcome!
Wednesday 4th October 7.30pm. Gentle chair exercises, all ladies of the parish are welcome to join us in this gentle activity.
READERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & MUSIC
Please could you make yourself known to Father Brady before every Mass in order to clarify the liturgy. Thank you
There are blue and red grave side candles now available £2.25 for a large candle and £1.50 for a small candle which can be left in the cemetery to continue your prayers.
WEEKLY FOOD DONATIONS
Please continue to support this worthy cause by placing any items of food in the basket under the table in the atrium. Food donations are taken weekly by the U.C.M to the Trinity Food Bank.
Tea and Coffee available after weekend Masses on a very relaxed basis. If anybody would like to make a hot drink after Masses for others you are very welcome to do so.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK ARE MONDAY & TUESDAY 8.30AM to 5PM.
PLEASE RING PRIOR TO CALLING OUTSIDE THESE HOURS.
BAPTISM CERTIFICATE COPIES REQUESTS
For those requesting copies of baptism certificate, the office can be contacted initially and the certificate can be collected at any of the weekend Masses.
This is also to encourage people to come to Mass.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME 2023/2024
Letters and registration forms have been sent out via St Mary’s Primary school for children who attend the school. Forms must be returned to Church by Thursday 5th October.
For parents of children who attend other schools please speak to Father Brady this weekend if your child is a baptised Roman Catholic in Year 3 or above and would like to make their First Holy Communion next year. The first meeting will take place in church on Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 6.00pm.
No dates set yet but we need an idea of how many people would like to go next year to Walsingham in order to determine whether we go alone as a Parish or join with another Parish to keep the costs down . Please sign the list in the Atrium if interested.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?
If you are interested in becoming Roman Catholic there will be an initial (short) meeting on 26th September at 7 p.m. in the Atrium to register your interest.
It is envisaged that we will have a fortnightly session prior to being received into church in Eastertide.
PLEASE NOTE MASS TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING THE WEEK FOR FUNERALS OR UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. THE NEWSLETTER ON THIS WEBSITE AND NOTICEBOARD WILL BE UPDATED TO INFORM OF ANY CHANGES.