We welcome Father Frank Nolan of the Missionaries of Africa (the White Fathers) who will be preaching an appeal at all Masses.
Enrolment for the new sacramental programmes continues for another two weeks. If you have a child to be prepared for First Holy Communion, or are a teenager looking towards the Sacrament of Confirmation, or an adult wanting to come into full communion with the Catholic Church, or to learn more about the Faith, then fill in a form and return it (at the very lates)t by 6th October
CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day is Friday 4th October – the collection will be taken over the following weekend, and this year’s theme will be introduced at the end of all Masses next weekend.
A Memorial Mass for Mary Pethica will be offered at 2pm on Saturday 5th October. On the previous Tuesday (1st October) at 4pm the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Adams, will be offering a Mass here for the soul of Professor Francisco Orrega Vicuna previously Chilean head of mission to the Vatican.. Please remember, too, Bernard France who died on September: 11th. “Bunny” who ran the family firm of funeral directors for decades was known and respected throughout the Archdiocese having organised the funerals of so many cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and the faithful: he was no stranger to Spanish Place. RIP
The funeral Mass for Marion (Maz) Sharman will bn offered here on Tuesday (24th September) at 11am before cremation at Golders Green. RIP
Friday is the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul and our school’s name day, Pray for everyone involved with Saint Vincent’s where there will be a Mass at 9.15 that morning.
The next “Family Mass” will be at 4pm on Sunday 29th September – this is designed for our young people to play a more active part in the Liturgy. After Mass there will be activities for those of our children who are post-First Holy Communion and pre-Confirmation
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society are planning their next major fund-raiser which will be the 20th Souper Ball on Saturday 19th October at the Lansdowne Club in Mayfair. Everyone is invited. It is £100 for dinner & dance and £40 for dancing only. We are looking for raffle and auction prizes. The SVP is in immediate need of volunteers to join a rota of drivers for their van on the Tuesday and Friday runs to distribute food to the homeless.
Last weekend’s giving: £3,011