The Rosary…and how to pray it

The Catenian Association have produced a very helpful leaflet on “The Rosary and how to pray it”. These are available near the Church door.

Should you wish to know more about the Catenians and what they do, please contact Phil Jose on 01225 791799

Thank you!

Father Michael would like to thank the family at St Patrick’s for your wonderfully warm welcome to the Parish and for your kind cards and gifts. It is much appreciated!

Catechists Formation Course

Catechists Formation Course starts in January 2020 and is designed for the formation of the catechists of our diocese. The course is aimed at forming new catechists as well as supporting and refreshing existing and “well-seasoned” catechists. This next series is to be hosted at St Os-mund’s, Salisbury on Wednesday evening, once a month through the year, starting Wednesday 29 January. Sessions start at 7.30pm with refreshments from 7pm

Fatima Pilgrimage

Update 24 September:  Dates have now returned to the original May dates, and more reasonably priced flights have been booked for 24-28 May, 2020.

22 September: It is likely, as a result of the greater costs, that the proposed dates for next year’s Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima will be changed to August.

For further details, or to register an interest, please contact Lorraine ( 07767 395909)

Father John’s Retirement

The PPC has published the following in the weekly Bulletin:

“Dear parishioners -through your generosity the total received for Fr. John’s retirement was £1677. With this we bought him a new iPad, a smart keyboard, and an iPen, with which he was delighted. We also gave him €635 and £25 in cash for his journey home. Thank you for all your generosity. Fr. John, as he expressed in last weeks bulletin, was delighted and very grateful.”

Mary’s Meals Backpack Project

The Childrens Liturgy Group are recycling their old schoolbags, PE kits, etc, to send to children who receive Mary’s Meals at school.

Possible items to go into the backpacks  are on a list posted on the board in the Lady Chapel. Everything can be recycled except SOAP, TOOTHBRUSH & TOOTHPASTE. Age range: 4-12 years.

A box is in the Church Hall for any donations. (No toys or sweets). Many thanks if you are able to help.