First Communion 2018
Our First Communion children start their preparation at 9 am on Sunday 14th January in the parish centre. Wishing them and all their families a blessed Christmas.
Are you not Catholic and wondering whether to take the step of joining the Catholic Church? Or are you an adult and wanting to be confirmed? If so let Fr Terry know.
Senior Citizens’ Lunch – 28th January 2018
The senior citizens lunch will be on Sunday 28th January, starting 1pm in the parish centre. Music will be provided by Billy Faughnan & Michael O' Hare. Please put your name down on list in the church porch.
Supporting Local Refugees: Eggs Please!
Our donated hard-boiled eggs have made a big difference, many thanks for your generous support in aid of local refugees throughout 2017. Eggs welcomed today, Sunday, 7th January 2018. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW EUCHARISTIC MINISTER AND READER ROTAS
The present rotas for Eucharistic Ministers and readers end on Sunday 11th February, 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 by Monday 15th January 2018. The new rotas will include Palm Sunday, but not include Easter Sunday (1st April), for which (along with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday) there will be special rota sheets to fill in if you are willing to serve.'
Good Counsel Network – Day of Prayer and Fasting
Stuart McCullough of The Good Counsel Network writes: On Friday 12th January, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this Country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed, and it really does save lives. Please also pray that buffer zones around abortion centres won’t be introduced.’ For information on the days of Prayer and Fasting see: http://www.goodcounselnet.co.uk/Prayer-and-Fasting-Days.html
For Catholic teachers teaching elsewhere
The Diocese of Westminster Education Service is hosting an evening for Catholic teachers and educationalists currently working outside of Catholic education. The occasion is to inform and encourage them to think about the Catholic sector. Date: Tuesday 6th February
Time: 6.30- 8pm Place: Vaughan House, 46 Francis St, SW1P 1QN.
Register at email@example.com or call 0207 798 9189.
Our Lady of Lourdes School N12 Bow Lane, N12 0JP – Reception and Nursery
Our Lady of Lourdes invites applications for Reception class in September 2018 for children born between 1st Sept 2013 and 31st Aug 2014. The deadline to return this to the school is 15th Jan 2018. You must also complete the Barnet Online Application form. Nursery applications are invited for children born between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016.
See school website www.ololbarnetschool.org.uk.
Agency for Evangelisation – Adult Faith Formation
Ausra Cane from The Agency for Evangelisation writes:
Basic Counselling Skills for Pastoral Work with Mgr Malachy Keegan
There are some fundamental, basic ways in which one person can engage skilfully and respectfully with another person. It is hugely valuable and important to know these ways and develop these skills. This seminar will offer a basic introduction to the skills of Pastoral Counselling for everyone involved in parish life. Applying these skills will lead to healthier, happier and more fruitful ways of being and working with other people.
Dates: 15th Jan, 22nd Jan 29th Jan and 5th Feb, 2018
This is a 4 session course and participants will be required to attend all 4 sessions. Places are very limited.
Venue: Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN
Suggested donation: £16.00
Registration is required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.
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: 4th Sunday of Advent : £954.74 and last week’s was
£ £857.45. Many thanks.