NOTICES

There will be a Marian Procession after the 10.30am Mass this Sunday, and the Rosary will be recited after each weekday  6 pm Mass (Monday to Friday) throughout May..

This Monday is a public holiday which means that Mass will be offered at 10am (only). On Tuesday the Taize group meets for quiet reflection and chant from 7-8pm in church.

There will be a Mass celebrated for the Ascension of the Lord in the Extraordinary Form on Thursday (5th May) at 11am. At the same time the ashes of Marianne Thompson-Hill will be buried in St Mary’s Cemetery, Kensal Green. RIP

In the Sacred Heart chapel you will see “trees” containing the names of those to be Confirmed on Friday 20th May, and those children who will reive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 21st May. The names are a reminder to the rest of us to pray for our young people as they take the next steps in their Christian formation.

The collection for the Westminster Priests’ Training Fund raised £2,630. A sincere “thank you” to all who contributed.   Mayumi Hawkes, one of our congregation, is involved with a charity which is trying to help the victims of the recent earthquakes in Japan – you will find fliers about this tat he back of church – and a collection will be taken after Masses next weekend for the relief work.

The London Charterhouse Catenians are a fellowship of business and professional men. They meet on the first Tuesday in the month at 7pm for a dinner 8-10pm at the Kingsley Hotel by Thistle, 36-37 Bloomsbury Way WC1A 2SD. For further information web: catenians.org.uk or email: join@catenians.or.uk or phone: 020 7724 4606

Our Corpus Christi Procession will be held on Sunday 29th May. This year it will be even more exciting than ever, as we shall begin at the Assumption Church in Warwick Street, and move north up Regents Street working our way back to Saint James’s. We shall be in the public view as never before and we need to have a worthy turnout. Please ring the date in your diary and encourage anyone and everyone to come to make this a great act of witness. The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini will be joining us so we know we have the blessing of Pope Francis.

DIARY DATE - Saturday 14th May at 4.30pm. Solemn First Vespers of Pentecost and Benediction. Preacher Fr Richard Biggerstaff. A drinks reception will follow. Tickets (£10 p.p) can be obtained in the Social Centre after the 10.30am Mass (until 8th May) or from Lisa Proctor on 07740 798472

Last week’s giving £3,328 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)