Last weekend’s collection for the SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS of the diocese. has raised £2836 thus far. If there are further contributions please put them in one of the appeal envelopes and either place them in the offertory at Mass or hand them into the sacristy. Next weekend, it is he turn of Aid to the Church in Need to make an appeal – this is a Pontifical charity which works in 140 countries helping persecuted and oppressed Christians.
Please pray for those of Julia Hudson who has died aged 95. Her funeral takes place this Friday at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Harrow Road. RIP
A new film about the devotion to the Divine Mercy is being shown in cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland this Monday (18th November) only. Called “Love and Mercy: Faustina” further information as to venues and tickets can be found at www.loveandmercyfilm.co.uk/tickets/
The annual Marylebone Service will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 26th November in St Marylebone Parish Church on Marylebone Road. This is a multi-faith endeavour which everyone is invited to attend.
When you are looking for Christmas cards and small gifts don’t forget to take a look at the church’s repository (shop) – where everything sold benefits the parish. There is also need of a volunteer to help in the shop on Monday lunchtimes – offers to the parish office, please..
The parish Christmas carol service will be on Wednesday 18th December followed by a reception in the social centre. Please join us and encourage friends and family to come with you. On Saturday 11th January, to mark the close of the Christmas season, there will be an Epiphany carol service at 4.30pm which will be followed by a drinks & canapes party. Epiphany party tickets cost £10 per person and will sold in the social centre each Sunday after the 10.30am Mass until Sunday 5th January. For further details contact Lisa Proctor on 07740 798472
CAFOD also offer a range of Christmas gifts details of which can be accessed on their website https://cafod.org.uk/Give/World-gifts
Last weekend’s giving: £4,032
An ancient prayer for a national election: “Almighty God, who givest wisdom, and rulest the hearts of us all: guide and direct, we beseech thee, the minds of all those who are called to exercise the responsibility of electing fit persons to serve in the parliament of this nation; grant that the issue of their choice may promote thy glory and the welfare of this people; and to those who shall be elected give the spirit of understanding, courage and true godliness; though Jesus Christ our Lord”.