To Lyle Thomas Brendan and to Carmen who were both baptised here last Sunday after 11am Mass. Please remember them, and their parents and sponsors in your prayers.
During Lent we will undertake a Parish Census to create a Parish Register. You will be asked to give your name and address and contact details. You will also be asked if you would like to take on a role within the Parish, especially if you do not already do so. Among other tasks, we really could do with more Readers, Ministers of Holy Communion (for the Church and for home visits), Ministry of Welcome-Passkeepers, Altar Servers (Young people and adults). We already have people doing all these things, but we could use more and so we could better share the workload.
Tea & Coffee
We could use a few more hands to help out at the Sunday Teas & Coffees. We’d be looking for you to help out one Sunday a month. If you can help, please speak to one of the ladies.
Our parish conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has produced a wee annual Report to let you know about its activities and about how your donations are used to assist others. Copies are available at the doors of the Church or you can print/view a copy by clicking here.
Pregnancy testing and counselling done in confidence, Mondays and Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm. Tel. 01475 743809
Members of the St. Vincent De Paul would like to thank the people of the parish who have very kindly donated to our food boxes at the front door of the Church. All donations are given to the needy of our parish. Our boxes are still at the back of the Church for anyone who would like to contribute.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Booking forms are now available for the pilgrimage to Lourdes 29th June - 6th July 2018. Volunteer helpers and nurses are needed to assist pilgrims who require assistance. All helpers need to comply with the Diocesan safeguarding policy. If interested in any aspect of the pilgrimage please contact Anne Louise 638132.
Hospital Admission - Sacrament of the Sick
Please feel free to
request the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick before your admission. Just see
Fr. Gerry or Fr Thomas after Mass or phone for a home visit. Please remember
that this Sacrament is NOT any longer referred to as the “Last Rites”.
The “Last Rites” are specific to the dying and include the Renewal of our Baptismal Promises, Absolution, Viaticum (=Holy Communion “for the journey”) and a commending to God of the dying person.
The Sacrament of the Sick on the other hand is to strengthen us in our illness, our operation and our time in hospital or at home. The Sacrament of the Sick, therefore, shouldn't and needn't be left to “the last minute”.
WHEN YOU GO INTO HOSPITAL Please make sure that you inform the Hospital at admission that you are a Catholic and that you would wish to have the services of a priest. This is very important because of data protection and privacy laws. This helps to ensure that when the Chaplains make their visits you will be seen and that in an emergency a priest will be called. The day to day chaplaincy is provided by priests from several local parishes.
In addition to the day to day chaplaincy team, we have a priest on emergency call for the hospital 24 hours a day. All the priests of the deanery take it in turn to fulfil this ministry. The hospital wards have the emergency chaplain’s mobile number.
Shower Gel - Deodorant - Shampoo - Toilet Roll - Nappies
These are everyday items we give to men, women and children as an added extra, but essential, part of their food parcel.
We run entirely on donations made by the public and we are always incredibly overwhelmed and blessed by the support we are given. Currently we are running low on the items listed above and are asking for your support once again. If you are able to make a donation of any these items please hand them into the Chapel House or leave at the back of the Church.
Gift Aid & Legacies
If you are a UK taxpayer by signing a Gift Aid declaration
your recorded donations to your Parish or the Diocese are increased by 25% at
no extra cost to yourself.
You can donate by standing order, cheque or by asking your Parish Priest for a box of weekly donation envelopes. Gift Aid forms can be obtained from your Parish Priest or on-line at: www.rcdop.org.uk/gift-aid-forms-1
Please also consider including your Parish or the Diocese in your Will.