A warm “thank you” to all who contributed to CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day Appeal. We have been able to send off cheques to the value of £3,916.

Letters have been sent to all those who have enrolled in the new sacramental programmes with details of starting dates etc. If you have sent in a form and have not been contacted by the early part of this week please notify the parish office.

A reminder that the Rosary is recited on October weekdays after the 6pm Mass.

The Cardinal has written to everyone who was involved in the last year’s “Growing in Faith” initiative: copies of his letter are available at the back of the church.

The Vocations Discernment Group (for 18-30’s) meets on Friday 24th October from 7-9pm in the Hinsley Hall to the side of Westminster Cathedral. Father Matt. Blake ODC will be speaking on “St Teresa of Avila and Carmelite spirituality”. For more details contact

We missed a significant birthday a couple of weeks back! Patricia Bissett turned 99 and we send our belated greetings to her. Patricia is settled happily into Saint Anne’s Home in Stoke Newington under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

The year seems to be slipping by very quickly, and soon it will be November, the Month of the Holy Souls. During the coming month Masses are offered each weekday for the departed and their names are recorded on the November Dead List which is kept on the altar Names can be added to the List on the sheets provided at the back of church and can be returned to the sacristy or into the parish office (together with any offering you might like to include).

For your diary: a young organist Carl Bahosy will be giving a recital after the 7pm Mass on Sunday 16th November (ending by 8.30pm). This is a free concert but there will be a retiring collection for the Christians of Iraq (Carl’s parents come from that troubled country). 

The repository needs a few more volunteers so that it can be opened more often on weekdays – if you have the time and feel you could help in this way please talk to Sue in the parish office.

Last week’s giving £2,682 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)