17 March 2019
Thought for the Week “I arise today, through God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me, God’s shield to protect me, God’s host to save me from snares of devils, From temptation of vices, From everyone who shall wish me ill, afar and near.” (Attrib. St. Patrick)
FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS
New Planned Giving Envelopes are now available at the back of Church. Please see Mariella or Fr. Keith or one of our volunteers who will be handing them out. Please let us know if you would like to have a set of envelopes for your weekly donation to the Church. Please also let us know if you no longer use them, and also if you Gift Aid your donation but are no longer paying income tax.
This Sunday we have our annual Mission Appeal from the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers.) Fr. Ted is here to speak about their work and ask for your help.
There will be no 7.30am Mass this Monday (18 March)
The Repository at the back of the Church will be open after 9.30 am Mass every Sunday.
We are looking for volunteers to help with Planned Giving and Gift Aid, and also to open the Repository after the Sunday Masses.
We will be holding a Parish Quiz Night at 7.30pm on Saturday 30th March. Come and test your knowledge on Religion, Film, General Knowledge sport, politics, music etc. Aid for Dominica post Hurricane Maria. Tickets £10 including food – contact 07909 606418. No children Adults only 16+
Are you new to the Parish? Please let us know by filling in one of the Registration forms at the back of Church.
We have rooms available for rent in the parish house on a short-term basis. If you know anyone who wants to stay in London, either for a few days, or for up to three months while they find permanent accommodation, please contact the parish office for details.
During Lent we do the Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings. Because of the Brazilian Mass now being held here, we will hold them at the earlier time of 6.30pm each Friday.
Lenten Mass with Bishop John Wilson – Bishop John will celebrate Mass for the local parishes on Friday 29th March at 7pm at the Notting Hill Carmel, 87 St Charles Square, W10 6EA. Confessions will be heard before the Mass from 6.30pm and again after the Mass until 10pm. After the Mass there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10pm. All are most welcome to this Mass and time of prayer.
Calling all teenagers who want to deepen their Catholic faith, meet every Saturday afternoon at Tyburn Convent for adoration, rosary and faith discussion. Starts 2.30 pm and finishes at 4 pm. Contact John Cassidy for more details 07718 150 125
The next Special Needs Mass will be held at St Pius X 79 St Charles Square Sunday 24 March at 1 pm. Please note the different time. Refreshments after Mass in Parish Centre, all welcome.
Caritas has a service to support and develop volunteering in the diocese. The aim is to make volunteering as easy as possible for everyone. Please visit the website www.caritaswestminster.org.uk/volunteer where you can find a role for you. Alternatively contact us directly by emailing email@example.com or by telephone 0207 798 9063 or 077 3818 3833.
There is a World Apostolate of Fatima National Pilgrimage to Fatima from London Heathrow to Lisbon via TAP/Air Portugal from 10th-16th July 2019, with Tangney tours. The cost is £632 per person sharing, staying at Domus Pacis hotel. The single supplement is £120, and Insurance from £33. For more details please see the poster or visit: https://worldfatima-englandwales.org.uk/waf-england-and-wales-national-pilgrimage/
Are you celebrating a significant Wedding Anniversary this year? Cardinal Nichols invites you to a special Mass of Thanksgiving in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 8 June at 3pm. If you would like an invitation, please let the Parish Office or Fr. Keith have your names, wedding date, postal and email addresses or phone number by the middle of March.
The next meeting of young adults at Archbishop’s House will take place on Tuesday 2nd April, 6.30pm. These meetings are an opportunity for young adults to come together following the Synod of Bishops meeting on youth last October, pray, have input from one of our diocesan bishops, reflect and discuss the place of faith in the life of young people. Bishop John Sherrington will be leading our reflections this time. All young adults are invited to attend. Please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, go to www.dowym.com/events
The Passage is raising funds through the Big Give from 12 noon Tues 19th March – 12 noon Tues 26th March to support its work with homeless people moving from Street to Home. Double your Donation, Double your impact. This is a matched giving scheme for online donations. If someone (can be company, individual or trust) gave £10 online matched giving of £10 would bring the Gift up to £20 (and for individuals to £22.50 with Gift Aid with higher rate tax relief it may cost the donor less than £10). For more information ring Andrew Hollingsworth 020 75921856 email@example.com. Donate at www.thebiggive.org.uk/thepassage2019
Next Saturday 23 March from 2pm to 5pm our local Primary School St Mary of the Angels is holding the traditional International Day with an array of performances and refreshments representative of the different cultures.Tickets are £6 per adults and £3 per child. Please enquire with the school reception. All proceeds will go into the purchase of new iPad for the classrooms. Everyone is invited.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS AND MASS TIMES
Parish Office: Mariella Khoury 020 7229 0487 or 020 7229 5842; firstname.lastname@example.org Office open Mon.-Fri. 9.30am-1.30pm
Sacristan and Caretaker: Gleisson Pinheiro: 07748 091284; email@example.com
First Holy Communion: John Cassidy 07718 150125; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Fr. Michael Hollings Centre: Keong Lim 07798 940 840 email@example.com
Evangelisation: John Stayne: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Safeguarding: Jennifer Ellis 07814 790659;
Flowers: Flavia Vaz 07941 166668
Our Mass times are Sunday 9.30am, 12.30pm and 6pm, with a Vigil Mass on Saturdays at 6pm. During the week Mass is at 10am every day, with Morning Prayer at 9.40am. At present we also have a 7.30am Mass Mon-Fri. We say the Divine Mercy together every Friday before Benediction and Mass at approx. 9.40am.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
17 March Mission Appeal, White Fathers
24 March Special Needs Mass
30 March Parish Quiz Night
2 April Meeting for Young Adults
12-14 April Beginning Experience