Throughout the coming month of November our thoughts turn towards those who have died and our duty to pray for them. At least one of the Masses will be offered each day for those commemorated on the November Dead List. Names may be added to this List by filling in one of the forms at the back of the church – they can be returned either to the sacristy or through the rectory door.
This Thursday November 1st is the Solemnity of ALL SAINTS and it is a holy day of obligation when everyone should attend Mass. There will be a number of possibilities to fulfil that obligation here: at 6pm on the Vigil on 31st October; then at 7.15am, 9.15am (in St Vincent’s School), 11am (in the Extraordinary Form), 12.30pm, 6pm & 7pm (a Solemn Mass with the choir).
Friday November 2nd is the Commemoration of All Souls, and there will be Requiems offered at 7.15am, 11am (Extraordinary Form) 12.30pm, 6pm and 7pm (Sung to the chant by the choir). There will be Eucharistic Exposition during the day as it is also a “First Friday”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Cicely-Mary Striebel who has died aged 92: she had been a member of the congregation for 35 years. Her funeral rites took place here on Friday. RIP.
Last weekend’s appeal for World Mission Sunday by Sister Pennie MacInnes raised £1,300. Next weekend, sees the annual collection for the SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS of the Diocese – you should find an envelope with this newsletter = please return it when you come to Mass next Sunday.
Over the weekend of 17th/18th November we have a formal visitation by our Area Bishop Nicholas Hudson. The Bishop will preach and/or preside at all Masses and looks forward to meeting as many of the congregation as possible.
The ROSARY is recited publicly after each 6pm weekday Mass during the month of October.
Those who have enrolled in the new sacramental programmes should have received details of their initial meetings. The teenage Confirmandi meet this Sunday (28th) at 5pm in the rectory. The adult instruction group (RCIA) meets in the rectory at 7pm on Tuesday 6th November and the parents/carers of those receiving First Holy Communion meet in church at 4.30pm on Wednesday 21st November.
Last weekend’s giving: £3,324 (including envelopes)