NOTICES

The collection for the shrine of Our Lady of Walsinghamwill be taken at the door at the end of each Mass this weekend. Please be as generous as you can.  On Wednesday 12th October, the Guild of Ransom’s annual lecture will be given here in the social centre by Monsignor Armitage, Rector of the National Shrine whose theme will be: “Walsingham – Rebuilding England’s Nazareth

This Saturday 1st October there will be Solemn Vespers & Benediction at 4.30pm at which the preacher will be Father Alan Robinson, the Parish Priest of Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden. This will be followed by a drinks party with canapes. Tickets for the party cost £10 per person and are available after the 10.30am Mass until 25th September or contact Lisa Proctor on 07740 798472

The Harvest Fast Day organised by CAFOD is on Friday 7th October this year and the special concentration this year is on the needs of the poorest in Bolivia. Preparatory talks for the fast Day will be given after Masses over the weekend 1st/2nd October.

Is there anyone who could undertake regular shopping for an elderly housebound woman in the Albany Street area? Offers of help to the Legion of Mary via the parish office.

The annual Jerusalem Ball which raises money for Christians in the Holy Land will be held at the Lansdowne Club on Friday 7th October. For details look online: www.jerusalemball.org.uk

Monsignor Jamieson is offering a course “The Image of God in the Scriptures: Is it Puzzling? The sessions continue in the rectory dining room from 7-8pm on Wednesdays 28th September and 5th and 12th October. If you want to know more please speak to Father Jamieson – or just turn up.

Our READERS at Mass exercise an important ministry. There will be a session organised by Monsignor Jamieson for all present readers and for any who feel they would like to offer themselves (particularly for the 4pm and 7pm slots on Sunday) at 11am on Saturday 1st October (with the prospect of further training for those who feel they would benefit from it).

Enrolment forms for the new sacramental programmes are available at the back of church. If you have a child who will be seven in the coming year and want him/her prepared for First Holy Communion, or you are a teenager aged fourteen and upwards, or an adult wanting to know more about Catholicism or to become a Catholic, then fill in one of the appropriate forms and return it to the parish office. Enrolment will end next weekend and details will then be sent to all concerned with starting dates etc.

Last week’s giving £3,068 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)