By ancient custom each year we offer Masses for the holy souls, and we bring up a book of remembrance at each Mass. Sheets for those to be remembered are now available. Please let us have the names by 2nd November.
IMPORTANT – GRASSY AREA OUTSIDE PARISH HALLS
Please note that you must not let your children play on the steps or the strip of lawn immediately behind the church. If they play on the lawn above the steps please make sure that there is at least one parent present at all times.
We are now enrolling young people aged 13+ (Year 8+) for preparation for Confirmation in 2017. Forms are available from Father Terry or Sandra (firstname.lastname@example.org). Preparation will begin next year – details to follow shortly.
October – Month of the Holy Rosary
The Rosary will be said in homes and in church this month. All are welcome.
Tuesday 25th Oct Maureen O’Brien 39 Castle Road at 4 pm....
There will be a brief appeal at the end of each Mass from the SVP for volunteers to help their good work. Also put in your diaries now the date for the SVP quiz, Saturday 12th November. More details of the quiz later.
First Holy Communion 2017
We are now enrolling children of families attending Mass at St Mary’s regularly for preparation for First Holy Communion in 2017. Children must be at least 8 or in Year 3 at school. Sessions will be held in the parish centre on Sundays from 9-10 am and the children go on to attend the 10 am Mass immediately afterwards. The programme will be under the direction of Sandra Lipner – email@example.com Forms are available from her or from Father Terry.
The key dates are:
Monday 9th January Meeting for parents – 8 pm Parish Centre
Sunday 15th January First session with children – 9 am Parish Centre
Sunday 14th May First Communion at either 10 am or 12 noon Mass...