Monday week (29th August) is a public holiday which means that only one Mass is celebrated here (at 10am).The church stays open throughout the day.

Advantage is being taken of the holiday month of August to upgrade the kitchen area in the social centre. It is hoped that, at the same time, the guard rails leading from the street to the social centre will be strengthened.

This Monday (22nd August) members of the Legion of Mary invite others to join them in offering a rosary for peace in the world at the Church of St Anselm & St Cecilia, Kingsway (close by Holborn underground station).

Many people have missed Dora Brean’s presence at Mass. She is quite frail at the moment but is in good spirits – she is being visited regularly and other parishioners keep in touch by phone. Dora hopes to be back in Spanish Place before too long.

Raymond, Cardinal Burke will be celebrating Mass for the Order of Malta here at 6pm on Thursday 8th September (he is the Cardinal Patron of the Order). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Enrolment forms for the new sacramental programmes will be available from the beginning of September. 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 at the beginning of October and details will then be sent to all concerned with starting dates etc.

Cardinal Nichols invites members of volunteer organisations throughout the Archdiocese to join him at a Mass for Volunteers in the Cathedral at 2pm on Saturday 10th September – no tickets needed. This initiative is part of the Westminster response to the current Year of Mercy.

Last week’s giving £3,032 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)