NOTICES

Details of Holy Week & Easter services are available on separate sheets. Please distribute them as widely as you can.

Saint Vincent’s School have their Easter Celebration on Tuesday at 2pm here in church – the congregation is invited to share in what is always a moving and beautifully prepared act of worship.

Lenten Alms – which this year is being given to the Westminster Diocesan Caritas has so far raised £1548. Further contributions can be left in the marked slot near the main door.

There are currently a dozen adults in varying stages of catechesis: for various reasons only two of them will receive Confirmation at the Easter Vigil this year (one of these having bene received into full communion with the Church) and the Font will be blessed without any Baptisms taking place – each of them will receive the sacraments they need over the coming weeks.

The Bishop of England & Wales have asked us to consider carefully how we vote in the forthcoming General Election in May and have highlighted a  number of issues for consideration. In particular the bishops have asked us to challenge candidates on life issues and the webcast www.WhereDoTheyStand.org.uk may be useful in helping you to discern views on the respect for human life from conception to natural death. The website contains details of how to contact candidates and asks that you share with them any information you receive to help them build a database of how parliamentarians intend to vote on these crucial issues.

 

A trained catechist offers post Holy Communion classes to children not in Catholic schooling. Sessions have just started for those aged 5-11 years using the La Jolie Ronde method. Make contact directly on merces@btinternet.com

Don’t forget that we have a repository in the church – cards, Easter presents etc. all available – and you are helping the parish

The Calix Society is for recovering alcoholics who want to draw on their Catholic faith as a sure path to serenity without alcohol Calix meetings are held on Thursday evenings at the Church of Our Lady, St John’s Wood. For farther information go to calixsociety.org.uk, email calixlondon@btinternet.com or phone 07762 570361

Date for your diary … to mark the Feast of the Ascension, Solemn Vespers & Benediction will be celebrated at 4.45pm on Saturday 16th May. This will be followed by a drinks party with canapés. More details to follow.

Last week’s giving £3,081 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)

 

                                    A prayer for Christian Unity
“Lord Jesus Christ at your Last Supper you prayed to the Father that all should be one. Send your Holy Spirit upon all who bear your name and seek to serve you. Strengthen our faith in you, and lead us to love one another in humility. May we who have bene reborn in baptism be united in one faith, under one Shepherd”.