This year, the Solemnity of All Saints is transferred from 1st to 2nd November i.e. next Sunday, when Masses will be at the usual times.
All Souls Day this year is on Monday 3rd November. Requiem Masses will be offered at 7.15am, 11am (in the Extraordinary Form), 12.30pm & 6pm: there will be a Solemn Requiem at 7pm (with choir).
Letters have been sent to all those who have enrolled in the new sacramental programmes with details of starting dates which are Tuesday 4th November at 4pm meeting for parents of the First Holy Communion children in the social centre, 7pm the same day in the rectory for the Adult Instruction (RCIA) and Sunday 9th November at 4pm in the rectory for the teenage Confirmation candidates.
The Rosary is recited on October weekdays after the 6pm Mass.
Did you notice the newly refurbished (and very expensive) porch notice boards as you came into church? If not, take a look as you leave.
During November 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).
Did you recognise a member of the 10.30 a.m. Sunday congregation (not John Warnaby this time!) who appeared in last Monday’s episode of “Grantchester” on ITV?
The next major collection required of us by the Archdiocese occurs over the weekend 8th/9th November and is for the SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS FUND. Please prepare to be generous!
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).
One of our past catechists - Mercedes Novais De Castro - has a new website to help with the teaching of the Faith: www.saintsandcompanions.co.uk
Last week’s giving £3.035 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)