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First Reconciliation & Communion 2018
Classes continue this weekend. There will be a very important Parent’s Meeting on Tuesday, 6th March, at 7:30pm in the Church to discuss the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please continue to pray for our children who will be meeting Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time next weekend. There will be a Celebration Mass next Sunday, 11th March at 11:15am and all children and their families are asked to attend.
Confirmation Group Charity Project
Our candidates will be serving teas/coffees/cakes this Sunday, 4th March after the morning Masses, to raise funds for their chosen charity Toilet Twinning.
CAFOD – Lent Family Fast Day – Thank you
So far, you have given over £1,000 (including £196 from the Frugal Supper) to help CAFOD stand alongside poor communities and work with them to end poverty and injustice across the world. With matched giving from the government CAFOD will receive over £2,000. Donations can still be handed in to the Parish Office or you can donate online.
Keeping Lent Holy
This week’s Ecumenical Stations of the Cross will be at 7:30pm on Friday 9th March at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road.
Mass for Bereaved Parents
The Annual Mass for Bereaved Parents will take place at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, 10th March at 2:30pm. This is a time to remember, to pray, to give thanks, and to entrust deceased children to the Lord. All are welcome.
A Call to Young Adults
Your Bishops Want to Hear From You. Cardinal Vincent and the auxiliary bishops of the diocese are inviting Catholic young adults, aged 18 to 30, to meet with them to discuss the theme of the next Synod of Bishops – ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’. In particular, they would like to hear about how you see your place in the world, how faith impacts your life and how the Church can best accompany you as you work out God’s plan for your life. The Cardinal is hosting two meetings at Archbishop’s House in Victoria and the auxiliary bishops are hosting meetings across the diocese. You are invited to attend one of these meetings. They will involve discussion of the synod theme, an opportunity to question your bishops, and light refreshments. Please do consider making your voice heard and playing your part in the shaping the Church’s approach to young people in the future. If you would like to attend, please register at http://dowym.com/events/ where you can find details of all events.
Planned Giving and Gift Aid
Every week many £5, £10 and £20 notes are put loose into the collection. If the giver pays tax, signing a Gift Aid Declaration and putting those notes into Planned Giving envelopes would make a significant difference to parish income – an extra 25p for every £1 given at no cost to the donor. You are not committing yourself to giving every week and neither we nor HMRC check up on you! To join the envelope scheme please leave your details on the form next to the envelopes at the front of church where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms are also available. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, request forms or ask any questions.
If you already use envelopes, the new boxes that come into use in April are now available. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let the office know so we stop claiming for you. Thank you.
Parish Raffle Tickets will be on sale this weekend 3rd/4th March after all Masses.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation
See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about forthcoming meetings.
End-of-year accounts – The summarised accounts for 2017 are on display at the back of the church. Copies are also available on the Newsletter Stand.
Permanent Deacon ‘Come and See’ – Men wanting to know more about the Permanent Diaconate are invited to a meeting from 10am to 12noon at St Edward the Confessor, Golders Green on Saturday 10th March, No booking needed. Wives welcome. Contact details Deacon Adrian Cullen 07961 594725 or Deacon Anthony Clark 07545 373548. Alternative dates/venues are Ealing Abbey Saturday 14th April, or Our Lady or St Vincent, Potters Bar Saturday 12th May.
Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham – Saturday 14th April 2018 – Tickets £30 including Transport and Evening Meal. Further information available on the notice board outside church.
Beginning Experience – There is a healing weekend for men and women who find themselves single again following separation, divorce or the death of a partner. Dates: 20th – 22nd April 2018 at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex. For more details please telephone Freda 01322-838415 or Sandra 01293-783965 or email email@example.com.
ADOREMUS Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress – Liverpool 2018, 7th – 9th September 2018. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. Participants will focus on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. On the first day there will be workshops for parish catechists, RE teachers, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Seminary Communities and Extraordinary Ministers. The second day of the Congress, will include a Congress Mass, keynote speakers and a drama highlighting the beauty of reverence and devotion concluding with Adoration. Ticket only. The parish has been allocated 4 spaces. If anyone wishes to go please give your name to the parish office. On the final day of the Pilgrimage and Congress, Sunday, there will be pilgrimage Masses and a street procession – open to all.
Lourdes Pilgrimage volunteer appeal – The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is once again looking to recruit volunteers to help on this summer’s pilgrimage. If you are over 18, your help would be very much appreciated as a St Frai Helper. Some of our sick pilgrims stay in a hospital-like building called the Accueil St Frai in the centre of Lourdes. It is well equipped and they are looked after by a team of doctors, nurses and volunteer St Frai Helpers whose role is to provide the sort of care for which you don’t need a medical qualification. This includes helping the pilgrims get up and ready in the morning; taking them to pilgrimage events; shopping and socialising with them and other helpers; and putting them to bed at night. The timetable is arranged so there is time to rest, make your own pilgrimage, spend time with your groups and make new friends. If you’re interested in helping, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 18 is the starting age, but there really is no upper age limit, as long as the volunteer is fit and able and keen to help. The pilgrimage is from Saturday 21st – Friday 27th July.
Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.
Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.
Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.
Preparing for the Sacraments
NO GROUP SESSION on Wednesday 7th March
VISIT TO TYBURN CONVENT – Sat 10th March
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – 3, 17, 24 Mar
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 4, 18, 25 Mar
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 5, 19, 26 Mar
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 6, 20, 27 Mar
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm
Tue 6 Mar – Church – Discussion of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION
Sat 10, Mon 12 & Tue 13 Mar
CELEBRATION MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
Sun 11 MAR – 11:15am – Church
Please pray for:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, Sonny Francis, Fr David Williamson, Emmanuella Celindano & Chris Hessel.
Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.
In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.
Those recently deceased:
Service times and Mass intentions
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Stephen Henry RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Isaac Phillips RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Hessel Family
7:00pm – MASS – Int. David Lidstone RIP (Anniv)
Weekday Masses – Year 2, Lent 3: Daily Prayer – Lent Week 3
MONDAY 5TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Vincent Wynters RIP
TUESDAY 6TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. The Nigerian Catholic Chaplaincy Choir
WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Edith & family Aschekowski
THURSDAY 8TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olivier Diomar RIP
FRIDAY 9TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS Int. John Furness RIP & the consolation of his family
7:30pm – ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Holy Trinity (No Holy Hour)
SATURDAY 10TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Christina Bosha RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS
SUNDAY 11TH MARCH – 4th Sunday of Lent (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Maria Kuczwalski RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Bridget & Luke O’Brien RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
TUESDAY 6TH MARCH
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment
7:30pm – FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENTS’ MEETING – Church
WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery
THURSDAY 8TH MARCH
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
FRIDAY 9TH MARCH
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th March – Margaret Forkan
3RD SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th March
6:30pm (Sat) – Fiona Stone
9:45am 1st Reading: – Kit Greveson 2nd Reading: – Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st – Exodus 20:1-3. 7-8. 12-17; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; Gospel – John 2:13-25
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Patrick Egan
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone
COUNTING: – Sunday 4th March – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 5th March – 9:30am – Team B
SOUP RUN: – Saturday 10th March – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th March – Nena Whitehead
4TH SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th March
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st – 1st – 2 Chronicles 36:14-16.19-23; 2nd – Ephesians 2:4-10; Gospel – John 3:14-21
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter
11:15am Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira
COUNTING: – Monday 12th March – 9:30am – Team C