Wednesday of this week is the Solemnity of SAINT PETER & SAINT PAUL and a HOLY DAY of OBLIGATION. Masses will be offered at 6pm (Vigil) on Tuesday, and at 7.15am, 11am (n the Extraordinary Form), 12.30pm & 6pm (at which the choir will be singing).
There is a retiring collection after Masses this weekend for PETER’S PENCE which is the annual chance given to Catholics worldwide to support the ministry of the Pope. Last week’s Day for Life collection raised £570.
John Warnaby was made a Deacon by the Archbishop of Liverpool in Saint Paul’s Basilica in Rome on 15th June: he will be spending part of his summer break in the parish so, from time to time, we hope to see him in the sanctuary performing his liturgical role as a deacon.
A THANK YOU to those who supported last Sunday’s Marylebone Fayre by taking charge of the stall and/or contributing cakes. All much appreciated.
Saint Vincent’s School is subject to regular inspection by both OFSTED and the Westminster diocesan authorities: in the most recent RE inspection last month (the results of which have just been published) our parochial school is judged OUTSTANDING in all areas. Our congratulations go to Marina Coleman and her dedicated Staff for the wonderful work they are doing.
Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single adult Catholic of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please telephone 0161 941 3498, visit their website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legion of Mary is a worldwide lay association of Catholics. Weekly meetings take place on Mondays at 6.40pm in the rectory and last no longer than an hour and a half. Legion work is assigned at the meetings and this would be carried out in twos during the week and might involve visiting the housebound, elderly, ‘Rosary of Reparation at Speakers’ Corner, and home visits. Anyone is welcome to attend on a ‘come and see’ basis – for further information call/text 07564783195
Mary’s Meals is a charity which aims to give children a meal each day within the context of basic schooling i.e. bodies and minds are being fed at the same time. There will be an appeal here over the weekend 30th/31st July so do familiarise yourself with the work of Mary’s Meals in anticipation – lots of literature at the back of the church.
Also at the back of church you will find information about a new way of supporting the parish by text giving through a mobile phone.
Last week’s giving £2,781 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)