Photographs of both Masses for the First Communicants and last Friday’s Confirmations can be viewed on line at www.allweddingspluskids2 Password
for the three events are “Christopher” adding 1 for May 12th, 2 for May 18th and 3 for May 19th.
This is the season for First Communions and our repository has suitable cards and small gifts – do take a look.
The Rosary is recited after each 6pm Mass on the weekdays of May: if anyone would like to lead this prayer please speak to Chris. Daly in the sacristy.
The Funeral Mass for John Briers will take place here on Monday (21st) at 10.30am. The coffin will be open from 10.15am for those who wish to view: it will be closed before the Mass begins. A wake will be kept in the social centre from 4pm. RIP
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul have their annual Charity Bike Ride on Sunday 24th June – this time from George Street to St Alban’s and Hatfield. See notices for more details – participants are needed and also sponsors.
On Wednesday 6th June the Elgar Society is sponsoring an evening of the composer’s secular & sacred music performed by the Scherzo Ensemble orchestra and chorus. Details of this concert taking place in Saint James’s will be found at the back of the church
The Bishops of Ireland are asking us to pray earnestly that the people of Ireland will “choose life” in the referendum which is being held on Friday of this coming week. The 7.15am Mass on Thursday and the 6pm Mass on Friday will be offered for the referendum’s outcome. In addition, there will be Eucharistic Exposition from 7-9 on Thursday evening in solidarity with those who are keeping vigil throughout Ireland that night.
Also on Friday (25th) there will be a day of devotion (10am-4pm) at St Mary’s, West Croydon (the church is close to the mainline station) to mark the birthday of Padre (now Saint) Pio in what is the 50th anniversary year of his death.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has launched a petition calling on the new Home Secretary to oppose any moves to restrict peaceful pro-life citizens’ freedom of expression and freedom to pray outside abortion centres. You can sign the petition at www.spuc.org.uk
On Sunday 3rd June – Corpus Christi – we have our annual Eucharistic Procession through the West End. Please try to join us – and bring others with you – to make the witness even greater this year.
Last weekend’s collections: £4,721 (includes envelopes but not bankers’ orders, etc.)