Author Archives: St Patricks Church

Lent Groups

Once again this year, a series of Lent Groups has been arranged to run for 6 weeks, starting  (at St Patrick’s) on 27th February, 10am for a 10.30am start.

Refreshments provided. All welcome.

Sessions in St Patrick’s Hall will run on Thursday mornings, and at St Aldhelm’s  on Monday evenings at 7.15 for a 7.30 start

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion 2020 will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Church on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), 14th June at 9.30am Parish Mass.

Please email Fr Michael if you would like your child to commence preparation.

Please pray for our young people as they begin to prepare to receive Our Lord for the first time in Holy Communion

Mary’s Meals Backpacks

The Children’s Liturgy Team would like to thank the whole parish for supporting our Mary’s Meals Backpack Project. We made 28 full backpacks and collected 4 huge boxes of spare items to gift to Mary’s Meals.

Thank you for a fantastic response, we were overwhelmed by your support. All the items donated were collected by Mary’s Meals last week.

Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Bishops are inviting us to prepare for the re-dedication of our country and its people as the Dowry of Mary.

The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will be visiting Clifton Cathedral on 20th-22nd February and there is a full itinerary for the couple of days.

It has been agreed with the Bishops of England and Wales that the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary will take place on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25th March, 2020.

We are invited to prepere for the occasion by making a Novena (nine days of prayer).

For further information see: https://cliftondiocese.com/event/preparing-for-the-re-dedication-of-england-as-the-dowry-of-mary/?instance_id=412 http://www.walsingham.org.uk/latest-news/follow-the-dowry-tour and  https://www.behold2020.com

Quiz Night

Everyone had a great time and £269 was raised for the Parish Projects!

A very big thank you to Anne-Marie for all her hard work and to everyone who attended for their support

Traidcraft

Takings last weekend totalled £60. Thank you to those who helped and those who bought. Would those who enter and leave via the A4 door please consider taking a look at the stall? Don’t forget, items for the Food Bank  can also be purchased.

Traidcraft Sales

Traidcraft sales for 2019 total £1435.50. Thank you to all who made purchases. Total figures since 2004 show a turnover of £24,046,27, a brilliant achievement.

Perhaps you might consider buying something for the Corsham Foodbank.

Sales are open this weekend!

We still need more helpers to sustain Traidcraft in the future. Please sign up if you can help or contact  Anne Keat (01225 810701)

Gift Aid

Gift Aid Envelopes: Boxed sets for planned giving are available for collection in Church.

Ypu can maximise your weekly Offering by getting the Government to pay an extra 25% at no cost to you, by joining GIFT AID. This can be done in two ways – Firstly: by Bank Standing Order (monthly) or secondly, using the envelope scheme, whereby, you place your weekly offering on the collection plate. Either way is very beneficial to the Parish, especially when every penny counts! Please contact Vic Steadman via the Parish web site for details. Thank you.

 

Thank You!

A big “Thank You” to all who helped to decorate our Church so beautifully for Christmas. Thank you also to Musicians, Servers, Sacristans and all our Ministers who worked so hard to prepare our beautiful Christmas liturgies.

Thank you also to all who contributed so generously to the traditional Christmas collection. This collection now helps the Parish to provide Fr Michael a small monthly stipend. It is much appreciated.