This weekend, the Little Sisters of the Poor will be making an appeal at the end of Masses: their special charism is the care of the elderly, which they do superbly well. Here in London they have two houses – Saint Peters’ in Vauxhall (where Monsignor Miles now resides) and St Anne’s, Stoke Newington. Your generosity is invited to support this much-needed work.

Looking ahead to the beginning of next month, CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day is scheduled for Friday 3rd October – this will give everyone the chance to contribute to those suffering most in the trouble spots of the world. There will be an introductory talk the weekend before and the distribution of material and collection envelopes which should be returned over the weekend of 4th/5th October.

With the new school year well underway, the Sunday Children’s liturgy starts up this Sunday. Any child under the age of First Communion is welcome downstairs in the social centre from about 3.45pm – they then come to join the rest of the congregation in church at the offertory of the 4pm Mass.

On Saturday 4th October there is to be a Day of Prayer (9.30am-3.45pm) for the peace of Syria, Iraq and the Middle East at Westminster Cathedral. The preacher at the 10.30am Solemn Mass will be the Maronite Archbishop Nassar of Damascus. Everyone is welcome for all or part of the day.

The hymn singing at the 6pm Saturday Vigil Mass is less than convincing! Would those who attend this Mass prefer hymns to be sung in different parts of the Mass (at present they are used as an Introit & Recessional) or would they prefer to have the organ playing without hymns (as at Sunday Midday)? Your views are solicited. Please do express them.

Pease pray for your parish treasurer, Con Murphy being married to Lisa Andrews on Thursday of this week in the church of Saint Anthony of Padua, Frigiliana near the Spanish city of Malaga.

Over the next year the Discalced Carmelite Order will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila. At the back of church you can pick up various leaflets talking about aspects of Teresa’s life and detailing some of the celebrations planned to mark this significant event.

Last week’s giving £2,734  (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)