A message from Cardinal Nichols …”On Friday 11th September the House of Commons will debate and vote on a Bill to legalise assisted suicide. This will put the most vulnerable people in our society at risk. Please contact your MP, urging them to attend the debate and vote against the Bill. You can send an email to your MP via the Catholic Bishops’ Conference website (www.catholicnews.org.uk/assisted-suicide) or send a letter by post, a draft of which can be found that he back of the church. Even Better, you could ask to see your MP and express your concerns directly.
A collection will be taken at the door after each Mass this weekend for the work of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre – which advises the Bishops on ethical questions.
A warm and sincere THANK YOU from the rest of us to those who worked to make the celebration of Saint James’s Day so special – the music, in particular, took us to new heights and we are grateful, too, to those who looked after our bodily needs too!.
Good wishes go to our neighbours as they prepare to celebrate the feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola on Friday (31st July) at Farm Street Church. There is to be a 6pm Mass at which a collection will be made in support of Caritas Bakhita House which is providing help for the victims of human trafficking.
The latest bulletin of news about GROWING IN FAITH can be found at the back of church. It will be of interest to those who are giving to the Archdiocese on a regular basis through this initiative
If you live in the vacinity of George Street you might be interested in an online petition which has been organised to express opposition to the suggestion that Baker Street should return to being a two way road. More information can be found on the link http://petitions.westminster.gov.uk/bakerstreet/
The Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela is coming to preside at the 125th anniversary Mass on 29th September at 7pm – so reserve the date now.
Last week’s giving £2,449 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)