Takings last weekend amounted to £131.25 – thank you to everyone who helped or purchased!
Please be aware that we have Advent Calendars and Christmas Cards of all shapes and sizes, available each week after Mass. We would be grateful for your support in buying these.
To accompany and complement our Diocesan Year of Prayer, the Liturgy Office is hosting a new course entitled ‘Understanding and Praying the Liturgy’.
It will seek to enable us to enter more deeply into our understanding of the Mass both as an encounter with the Risen Christ and as prayer itself. Beginning with Bishop Declan we will be guided through the course by a number of excellent speakers, both from within and outside the diocese.
Further information will be published and posters will be sent to parishes, but the dates are set at 30 January, 27 February, 20 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, 4 September, 2 October, 6 November and 4 December, all in 2019,
Thank you to all who came, and all who helped make this such an enjoyable evening. In addition the sum of £272.90 was raised for our Parish Projects (Mary’s Meals and Sixty One).
A book of remembrance will be kept on the altar during the month of November.
All are invited to add the names of those whom you wish to be remembered during masses this month.
The Missionary Society of St Paul thanks you for your very generous donation of £811.33
2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Join us after Mass in our Church Hall to watch the live broadcast of the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London, followed by a Curry Lunch and the ringing of our church bell.
Throughout the world, bells of all kinds – church, military or any other – are invited by the British Government with the support of the German Government to ring out at 12:30hrs GMT to replicate the spontaneous outpouring of relief that took place in 1918.
All are welcome.
Corsham Foodbank particularly needs the following both now and for Christmas: sponge pudding, rice pudding, rice, custard, tinned fruit,
tinned meat, tinned vegetables, UHT milk.
They would also love to be able to make up Christmas Hampers
including the following: Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes, mince pies, boxes of biscuits, boxes of sweets,
Plus – whatever you like!
They will make up the Hampers on 8 December so those donations would be appreciated during November.
Thank you for your continuing generosity
Traidcraft sales last weekend were £85 – thank you all!
Sadly, Traidcraft have informed us that in the current difficult economic climate and because of recent poor trading figures they could be forced to cease trading on 31st December 2018 unless a solution can be found in the coming month. They tell us that it is vitally important to have a very good autumn season if they are to continue and have appealed for people to buy as much as possible from Traidcraft and perhaps to also buy some of their Christmas cards and Advent calendars. If they cease trading, it will obviously be devastating for their third world producers and all the Traidcraft staff in Gateshead who will be made redundant.
So, please consider buying items over the next couple of months as we have lots of stock.
Our next general sale will be on the weekend of 3/4 November, and Advent Calenders and cards are now available each weekend.
Since 2004, we have turned over £21,000!
Collecions last weekend raised £799.63.
Many thanks to all who donated and supported CAFOD’s work in this way.