26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
We welcome Fr John O’Brien of the Holy Spirit Fathers who will be in residence for a week. He will be taking services while Fr Terry is on retreat. Please note that there will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament or Benediction on Thursday morning 5th October.
International Mass – Sunday 1st October 2017
Join us today for an international Mass at 12 noon and a tasty diverse lunch in the parish centre afterwards.
Peter Kraushar writes: This starts here at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 10 October. The new DVDs are spectacular - filmed in Jerusalem, Vancouver, New York, etc. Do you feel you know everything about your faith? Do you know people who have lapsed or who have never had faith? Everyone, whatever their faith or lack of it, seems to enjoy it and many benefit.. A simple evening - a meal, some worship, a DVD and finally discussion in small groups. Please register with Peter Kraushar 020 8883 4736, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2 Lauradale Road N2 9LU
October – Month of the Holy Rosary
The Rosary this week will be said in homes and in church as follows:
Tuesday 3rd October Margaret Ryan 4a Lankaster Gardens at 4 pm.
Wednesday 4th October In church after 10 am Mass.
Thursday 5th October Maureen o’Brien 39 Castle Road at 4 pm.
Friday 6th October Agnes Day 54 Squires Lane at 3 pm.
All are welcome.
Children's Liturgy Training
Please join us for our training morning for children's liturgy catechists on Saturday, 7th October, 10 am - 12 noon in the parish centre. New volunteers very welcome. Mary Crowley, Catechetical Adviser at the Agency for Evangelisation, Diocese of Westminster will give an overview of the structure of the Bible before focusing on different methods we can use during children's liturgy. Childcare available, please let Sandra know if you'd like to make use of this. email@example.com
CAFOD Harvest Fast Day 6th October 2017
CAFOD works with poor communities overseas on our behalf, helping them to tackle poverty and injustice. Fast Days are our opportunity to support this vital work. Please collect a Fast Day envelope after Mass, and consider fasting and praying in solidarity this Friday. There will be a special collection at all Masses next weekend. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
NEW EUCHARISTIC MINISTER AND READER ROTAS
The present rotas for Eucharistic Ministers and readers end on Sunday 15th October, and new ones for the following three months or so will be drawn up very shortly. If you know that you are unable to serve on a particular day or have changed the mass you normally attend or have moved away from the parish, please let Yvonne Merola, the Parish Secretary, know as soon as possible. The new rotas will not include the weekend immediately before Christmas and Christmas Day itself (Sat. 23rd to Mon. 25th Dec.), for which there will be volunteer rota sheets.
First Holy Communion 2018
We invite all children of our parish who are in Year 3+ to make their First Communion with us next May. The course starts with three sessions before Christmas to rehearse the Nativity Play for Christmas Eve and will continue after Christmas with lessons from 9-10 am every Sunday morning followed by Family Mass. Application forms available from Fr Terry and Sandra Lipner.
Grange Big Local Festival – Sunday 8th October 2017
We are invited to the Grange Big Local Fun Palace, Sunday 8 Oct., 12-4 pm, on Oak Lane N2 8LT. It is a free community festival with live music. Activities include arts and crafts, science experiments, dance, cooking, Thai kick-boxing, circus skills and nail painting. The festival is free.
SVP Quiz Night –
Saturday 14th October 2017
There will be a SVP quiz on Saturday 14th October starting 7pm. A sausage and mash or vegetarian meal will be provided. Please bring your own alcoholic beverages. Please put your name down on list in the porch indicating your meal choice. Admission £10 on the door.
Attention all Ministers of Communion and Readers
Away Afternoon: Saturday 4th November
St Joseph’s Centre, St Joseph’s Grove NW4 4TY
The afternoon begins with a soup and sandwich lunch (provided) at 1 pm and we will finish by 4.30 pm. A time for learning together, shared thoughts and prayer. Please let Fr Terry know if you are coming, either by email, phone message or a written note (to make sure that he does not forget).
Mindfulness Skills for Young People
This autumn we are offering a short course of 5 sessions introducing young people aged 10+ to mindfulness techniques using the .b Mindfulness in Schools programme. At the most simple level .b is an awareness-raising exercise to give youngsters a taste of mindfulness, and for many the course can relatively quickly lead to very positive outcomes: they feel calmer and more connected; they can concentrate better; they have a toolkit to deal with stress and anxiety. For more information, contact Sandra, firstname.lastname@example.org Starts on 8th October.
A Place of Welcome
Join Caritas Westminster, West London Mission, and Housing Justice for an evening about homelessness, setting up night shelters, and how you can help. Wednesday 4th of October, Westminster Cathedral Hall, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Educare Safeguarding On Line Training
Educare training programmes can help individuals familiarise themselves with safeguarding matters. Amongst others, it also includes The Child Exploitation and Online Safety programme which helps better understand how children and young people use technology and the associated risks. It is available to all parishioners. Please see the poster on the notice board at the back of the church for further information.
New Altar Servers
Our new altar servers will be serving together with our experienced servers until Christmas, please keep them in your prayers during their time of learning.
Pray for the sick esp. Eddie Caddle, John & Carmel Bates, Cathy Walker, Finola Hickey, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Simon O’Donnell, Pat Gleeson, Annette O’Gorman and Mary Myles.
Parish Collection: Last week’s was £ 991.50. Many thanks.