The annual collection for the PRIEST TRAINING FUND will be taken by the main door after all Mass this weekend. There are currently forty-five students at Allen Hall (our seminary) and last year eight priests were ordained to serve this diocese. Your gift ensures that training can be provided for those called to serve as our future priests.
The celebration of the Paschal Mystery moves up a gear (literally!) in the celebration of the ASCENSION of the LORD on Thursday week, 30th May. This is a Holy Day of Obligation when everyone should attend Mass. The Vigil Mass at 6pm on Wednesday 29th fulfils the obligation and the Masses on 30th will be at 7.15am, 11am (in the Extraordinary Form), 12.30pm, 6pm and 7pm (sung with the choir).
The order for the new Angelus mechanism has been placed and we look forward once more to hearing the bell ringing out three times a day over Marylebone. We are grateful for the generosity which has covered the cost..
Saint Vincent’s School have their May Procession here in church at 2pm on Tuesday (21st May). This is always a beautiful and moving occasion – do come to join the children if you can.
Photographs from both First Holy Communion Masses and the Confirmation are available on line: look up wwwinstantimaging.net and find 1.spanish place comm 11.5.19 – the password is 873sp. For the other two ceremonies use the appropriate date and the password either 875sp for the Confirmation, or 874sp for the second Holy Communion Mass
Readers at Mass: it would be good to widen the pool of readers we have as we rely too heavily on too few. Training will be offered for anyone who volunteers. Contact details to the parish office please.
The annual bike ride to raise funds for the work of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul among the homeless be on Sunday 30th June and will take a route to Waltham Abbey in Essex. For more details see notice in the porch or contact email@example.com. The SVP is still looking for a volunteer to drive the minibus on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 5.15pm to around 9pm. The SVP Souper Ball will be held at the Lansdowne Club on Saturday 19th October. Raffle and auction prizes are need as well as your attendance!. Bill Metcalf will be at the back of the church after Sunday Masses if you want to know ore.
Corpus Christi will again be marked by an afternoon procession from The Assumption Church in Warwick Street (behind Regents Street) to Spanish Place. This year the date will be Sunday June 23rd. Please put the day firmly into your diary now and begin to encourage others to do the same – this great act of witness to the Eucharistic love of Jesus needs to be just that. A thousand walked last year – let’s make it a larger number this time around.
Looking further ahead to Saint James’s Day on 25th July, the celebrant and preacher is to be the Right Reverend Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia.
Last weekend’s giving: £4,208