Our former Archbishop, Cormac, Cardinal Murphy O’Connor celebrates his Diamond Jubilee of priesthood with a Mass at 5.30pm this Tuesday (25th October) in Westminster Cathedral. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The total raised collection for CAFOD‘s Harvest Fast Day appeal has reached £3,150. A sincere “thank you” to all who have responded so generously.
The Order of Malta has a special appeal to help the people of Haiti, devastated after the recent hurricane. Donations may be sent directly to Basmom Foreign Aid Service, Northbourne Court, Northbourne, Kent CT14 0LW
Tuesday week, 1st November is ALL SAINTS DAY (and a Holy Day of Obligation when we should be present at Mass). A Vigil Mass, which fulfils the obligation, will be offered on Monday 31st at 6pm: on the Day itself there are Masses at 7.15am, 11am (in the Extraordinary Form), 12.30pm, 6pm and 7pm (which will be Solemn Mass with the choir).
Wednesday week, 2nd November is ALL SOULS DAY. Requiem Masses will be offered at 7.15am, 11am (in the Extraordinary Form), 12..30pm, 6pm, and 7pm (Solemn with choir).
The Rosary is prayed each weekday of October after the 6pm Mass. If anyone would like to lead this devotion, please contact Christopher Daly in the sacristy
The adult instruction begins in the rectory at 7pm this Tuesday 25th October, Please turn up if you are interested, whether or not you have filled in an enrolment form. and the teenagers looking towards Confirmation meet, also in the rectory, at 5pm on Sunday 6th November. The First Holy Communion parents should receive an email during this coming week.
November is the month of the Holy Souls when our focus falls especially on those who have departed this life. The November Dead List is kept on the altar through the coming month and names can be included on it by signing one of the pages which will be found at the back of the church.
A Memorial Service will be held here on Thursday (27th October )at 11am for Sir Brian Tovey KCMG who died in January. Brian, the onetime director of GCHQ Cheltenham, was a close friend of a number of our congregation.
Last week’s giving £3,148 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)