MARY’S MEALS are asking for unwanted clothing and bedding (not duvets or pillows). They will be collecting over next weekend 29th/30th September. Just four black bags will feed a child one good meal every day for a whole school year. Mary’s Meals is a charity that sets up school feeding programmes in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.
Next weekend, too, CAFOD’s Harvest Day Appeal will be introduced – and the collection of what has been saved will be made after all Masses over the weekend 6th/7th October.
We will be acting as host to A DAY WITH MARY on Saturday – 29th September – see separate fliers and notices for the day’s programme.
Forms for enrolment for the new sacramental programmes are available in the marked folders at the back of the church. Please complete and return to the parish office, at the latest by the first weekend of October. Once the numbers involved are known everyone will be contacted with further details
If you have a child for First Holy Communion in the coming year – are a teenager 14+ looking to receive the sacrament of Confirmation there are enrolment forms to be completed.
Adults who want to know more about the Catholic Faith , or who want to explore coming into full communion with the Church, will have their own programme which will meet on alternative Tuesday evenings – again, please fill in the appropriate form which will be found at the back of church.
We have a new group to cater for those who are in secondary education but pre-Confirmation. The 11+ group meets for the first time next Sunday – 30th September. If you hope to come along – and have not yet returned a form – please do so today!
On Thursday of this week, Iestyn Evans will be giving an organ recital starting at 6.45pm and finishing around 7.30pm. The recital is free – but there will be a retiring collection to defray costs.
Day of Prayer & Fasting for Life – this Friday 28th September. See notice in porch or look up www.goodcounselnetwork.com
On Saturday 6th October a Choral Rosary & Solemn Benediction will be celebrated at 4.30pm to be followed by a drinks party with canapés. You should find a flier with this Newsletter proving more details.
Last weekend’s giving: £3,704 (including envelopes)