The Diocese is holding two “Living Your Faith” Residential Weeks in August: Week 1, 7-11 August for ages 7-11, and Week 2, 14-18 August for ages 12-16.
These weeks will encourage children and young people to engage in theit faith through fun, games and spiritual input.
They take place at the Marist Convent, Nympsfield. For more details and registration see the notice board or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The local Catenians are holding a St George’s Day Celebration, starting with Mass at 11.15am, followed by a Reception and lunch.
Tickets are £25 each from Robert Wiles (01666 822448)
The total raised for CAFOD on Lent Family Fast Day was £857.17
We need a volunteer to represent St Patrick’s for this very important ecumenical calling.
We thank Teresa and Pete for their very hard work and dedication over the past number of years.
If you can help, please speak to Father John.
Our Big Brew event raised £160 in total. Thank you to all who helped and made delicious cakes. Monthly Traidcraft sales totalled £135; again many thanks to all who support our efforts.
The next sale will be after Masses on the weekend of 1/2 April
Parishioners, family and friends are invited to join St Patrick’s School in the “Place of Peace Room” at the School on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent at 12.45pm for Lenten Stations of the Cross.
Reflections have been written by pupils from St Gregory’s and reflect the Bishops’ call to relate our prayers to the plight of refugees today.
As you will have seen and heard, the Church is being re-decorated over the next few weeks.
Weekday Masses and Services will be held in the Parish Hall. Weekend Masses will continue in Church, but parishioners are asked to be prepared for some disruption by way of scaffolding etc.
The cost of the re-decorating is likely to be approx £9,000. If you wish to make a contribution, please use a Gift Aid envelope, and mark it “Decorating Fund”, adding your details if you are able to Gift Aid it.
Preparation classes for the children making their First Holy Communion will take place each Friday afternoon at 3.20pm at St Patrick’s School
Help is needed with the washing of the altar linen, ideally on a rota basis. No experience is necessary as full training will be given.
If you are able to help, please contact Christine Harvey (01249 654164)