As Monday is a public holiday, there will be one Mass (only) celebrated here – at 10am. On Tuesday, the Taize Group meets in church 7-8pm, and on Wednesday Saint Vincent’s School begins its new year. As this Friday is the first in the month there will be Eucharistic Exposition all day.
If you have not yet done so, please take the opportunity to write to your Member of Parliament expressing your concern about the Bill to change current legislation on Assisted Dying which is being introduced on 11th September. Information about the Bill is available from the table at the back of the church. Those who have contacted the local Member, Mark Field, will have been reassured by his statement that he is minded not to support the Bill.
From the beginning of September, enrolment forms will be made available for the new sacramental programmes. If you have a child who will be seven or over in this coming year you would want prepared for First Holy Communion, or you are a teenager seeking Confirmation, or an adult wanting to deepen your relationship with the Church (through Baptism, reception and/or Confirmation) or just to find out more about Catholic belief, then complete a form and return it by the beginning of October – once the forms have been collated those who have signed up will be sent details of their programmes.
Gail Turner Mooney lectures widely on Spain and its people – she will be coming to the Reception at the Embassy on 30th September and will share with us some of her love for Spanish culture and art. The Archbishop of Santiago and the Spanish Ambassador will also speak on what should be a memorable evening in the splendidly elegant setting of the Embassy’s public rooms.
The Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela is coming to preside at the 125th anniversary Mass on 29th September at 7pm. We shall have an orchestra to add to the solemnity of the occasion – so reserve the date now and bring anyone & everyone along with you!
The Society of St Vincent de Paul fund raising “Souper Ball” will be on Friday 23rd October at the Landsdowne Club, off Berkeley Square. All your support is needed to raise funds for the twice weekly soup runs and other charitable works. If you can provide raffle and auction prizes, it would be a great help. Volunteers are also needed from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays to drive the minibus and pick up food from various food outlets.
St Marylebone Parish Church is hosting an antifraud presentation by Barclay’s Bank on Monday 12th October at 11am. The presentation is free and open to everyonel and will cover all areas of attempted fraud including telephone, internet, utility and banking fraud.
Last week’s giving £2,240 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)