MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sat 6th Oct
6 pm Vigil Mass Edward Dooley, anniversary
Sun 7th Oct
8.30 am Mary Doherty, intentions
10 am Teresa Harrison, anniversary
12 noon Philippa Knox, anniversary
Mon 8th Oct
10 am Sister Avis, intentions
Tue 9th Oct Blessed John Henry Newman
10 am Intentions of the Secular Clergy Common Fund
Wed 10th Oct
10 am Tom Lobo, RIP
Thurs 11th Oct
10 am For the foundation benefactors of the parish
Fri 12th Oct
10 am Intentions of the Secular Clergy Common Fund
Sat 13th Oct St Edward the Confessor
10 am Dorothy Delius, 100th birthday remembrance
Confession: Saturday 10.30 am and 5.30 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction: Thursday 10.30 am,
Saturday at 5.30 pm
Pray for the sick esp. Eddie Caddle, Carmel Bates, Finola Hickey, Bridget O’Donnell, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Simon O’Donnell, and Mary Myles.
Parish Collection: Last week’s collection came to £ 1180.14. The second collection towards the cost of refurbishing the large hall amounted to £671.70. Many thanks.
First Holy Communion Preparation
We will begin registering for this weekend (6th-7th October) and it will be open for several weeks thereafter.
Large hall refurbishment
The refurbished large hall now looks warm, bright and attractive.
This work has drained our reserves.
- To help build them up again there will be a fund-raising concert at 7.30 pm on Saturday 10th November, with Billy Faughnan and other contributors.
CAFOD – Second Collection at all Masses this weekend
There will be a second collection after all Masses this weekend in aid of CAFOD. Many thanks.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Get involved today in planning our Christmas Fair
If you’d like to help out, come along to our first Christmas Fair planning meeting in the parish hall after 10 am Mass today or speak to Helen Doran, Kristy Bradnum or Nicola Hewson.
Rosary Devotion to Our Lady for October
The Rosary will be said in homes and in church.
Tuesday 9th October Maureen O’Brien 39 Castle Road at 4 pm.
Wednesday 10th October In Church after 10 am Mass.
Thursday 11th October Anne Kennedy 25 Wilmot Close at 4 pm.
Friday 12th October Agnes Day 54 Squires Lane at 3 pm.
All are welcome.
SVP Quiz Night – 27th October at 7 pm
The SVP quiz to raise funds to support local families over Christmas, will be on Saturday 27th October at 7pm in the Parish Centre. Lots of tricks and treats. A sausage and mash or vegetarian meal and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring your own alcoholic beverages. Please put your name down on the list in the church porch, £10 on the door.
Alpha at St Mary’s
Peter and Ros Kraushar tell us: Pope Francis loves this course, so does Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household for over 25 years, so do many other Christians all over the world! Do you want to learn more? Do you want to find joy in your faith? Do you pray for family and friends to know the Lord? We are all asked to evangelise and Alpha is recognised as a great way of doing this. We start in the Hall at 7.30 pm on 10 October. No charge, just optional food donation. Please pick up a form and register – Peter Kraushar 020 8883 4736, email@example.com
Inquirers about the Catholic faith
If you are attending Mass here and not a Catholic, please let Fr Terry know, as we may begin an inquirers class in November. This is known as the RCIA. Also, if you are an adult baptised Catholic but were never confirmed – or perhaps even never made your first communion – it might be possible for you to join this group also. An email or note with your contact details would be helpful.
An evening of prayer and reflection with Cardinal Vincent
Calling all young people 18-30 years old for an evening of prayer and reflection with Cardinal Vincent on Tuesday 30 October 2018 from 7pm at Archbishop’s House. The Cardinal will share his reflections from the Synod on Youth and there will be an opportunity for further dialogue. The event is free to attend but registration is required by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Aid to the Church in Need: Appeal
Next weekend John Ravi, Area Secretary for Aid to the Church in Need for the Archdiocese of Westminster, will make an appeal during all Masses. Aid to the Church in need is a Pontifical charity which works in 140 countries, helping persecuted and oppressed Christians around the world through prayer, information and action. At the moment it is involved in the front-line works in Syria and Iraq where displaced families are still living under threat of violence and unable to return to their homes. The harsh reality is that their daily life is still a struggle for survival. These families have had to give up everything for their faithfulness to Christ. We are asking parishes once again to support these families in Syria and Iraq with Survival Packs – emergency aid to help them until it is safe for them to rebuild their lives and communities.
If you wish to get involved in the charity, or if you wish to be a parish representative, please contact John on 07727442510, 020 8642 8668 or you can go online www.acnuk.org
‘Refugees: Where to Start? A Parish Response’ – Thursday 11th October
Caritas Westminster writes: Join us for an evening of practical advice on understanding the nature and challenges of the refugee crisis and how parishes, groups and individuals can play their part in alleviating ‘the wounds of refugees’ (Pope Francis). Bishop Paul McAleenan will be leading the event, and will be joined by other organisations including the Jesuit Refugee Service, Enfield Welcome Group, Notre Dame Refugee Service and the Haringey Migrant Support Centre, as well as many others. The event will be held on Thursday 11th October, 7-9pm, at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. Tea and coffee will be available from 6.30pm. Please RSVP to email@example.com, or call on 0207 798 9030. Alternatively, you can register your attendance on Eventbrite, by searching for ‘A Parish Response to Refugees: Where to Start?’.
Faith Formation Events – Agency for Evangelisation
Ausra Cane, Agency for Evangelisation writes: ‘What is the point of praying?’ A series of evenings on a healing power of prayer with Fr Keith Barltrop - Monday 29th October and Thursday 8th November 2018 (7pm to 8pm), Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.
St Theresa’s Primary School – Open Days for Reception 2019
Open Days at St Theresa’s for prospective pupils due to start Reception Class in September 201 9are as follows: Friday 2nd Nov. at 9.30 am, Monday 5th Nov.at 9.30 am, Thursday 8th Nov. at 9.30 am, Monday 12th Nov. at 2 pm, Wednesday 14th Nov.at 2 pm. For more information call school office on 0208 346 8826.