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MONDAY 8th AUGUST

NO MASS

TUESDAY 9th AUGUST

NO MASS

WEDNESDAY 10th AUGUST

18:00pm – Mass

Feast of St. Lawrence Thomas

Thomas Iype (RIP)

THURSDAY 11th AUGUST

18:00pm – Mass

St. Clare

Repose of the Souls of Adelina &Pascoal, Rodrigues, Joao Xavier, D’Costa & Andrew Cardosa

FRIDAY 12th AUGUST 

09:30am – Mass

People Repose of the Souls of Inacio D’Costa, Anthony Periera, Manuel Delfina & Caetano Rodrigues

SATURDAY 13th AUGUST

17:45pm –  Mass

People of the Parish 

Repose of the souls of Celina, Rodolfo, Adelina,
Andy, Carmela & Sonia

SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 

10:30am – Mass of the Assumption 

Louisa & Reg Hughes (RIP) 

NOTICES

Parish Feast: Sunday 11 September 2022 10:30am to 4pm

The parish feast will take place in the parish grounds and will include a short procession with Our Lady after mass followed by a blessing with a shared meal and entertainment for the whole family. It will be free to attend but please book either on eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parish-feast-tickets-390639522327 or by adding your name to the list at the back of church for catering purposes. There will be a hog roast provided and everyone is invited to contribute some food to share. Please add your contribution to the list and feel free to bring your own drinks. Water/juice and tea/coffee will be provided. There will be a raffle drawn on the day and tickets will be available after mass for £1 each to help cover costs.  Any donations of prizes for the raffle would be most welcome – please contact Francesca Leonard. We are hoping to put together an entertainment programme that represents all of the different cultures in our community. If you would like to contribute to the entertainment programme by singing, dancing, playing music or any other talents you have please speak to Teresa or Rob Stedall. Volunteers will be needed to help before, during and after the event so please add your name to the list if you are available to assist. 

17 – 18 September 2022

 Heritage Open Days

 The church will be open to the public to share some of our history. Volunteers will be needed to welcome people and serve refreshments.

There will be a planning meeting to discuss the Parish Feast and Open Days after mass on Sunday 24 July. If you can contribute in any way, please join us. If you are not able to attend but would like to support these events please let us know volunteers.olotspic.stokeontrent@rcaob.org.uk  

Coffee Mornings

There is a coffee morning after 10:30am mass every 3rd Sunday of the month. Volunteers are needed to assist with preparing St Catherine’s room, serving refreshments and tidying up. If you are able to assist please add your name to the rota at the back of church.

Holy Hour of Prayer for Vocations Led by Fr Marco Egawhary

  Tuesday September 27th at 7.00pm at St George & St Martin’s Church.

CAFOD

 Did you know that CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, helps some of the poorest and most marginalised people across the world? We can reach so many people because we are a member of Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church network with a presence in 165 countries. Our local experts work with people over the long-term, helping them to have the right skills, tools and opportunities to live with dignity and support their families. For example, in South Sudan we are helping families learn how to farm better as the climate gets hotter, so that they can cope better in the future when things get even more difficult. Thank you for your support.

 

Retrouvaille: A Programme for Couples Struggling in their Marriages

Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille is a programme to support couples who have difficulties in their marriage. It brings a positive focus, new hope and helps nourish and grow your marriage. Tens of thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. The programme helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. It helps them through difficult times whether they are disillusioned or in deep misery. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 13 – 16 October 2022 or a Face to Face weekend in Welwyn Garden City on 24 – 26 February 2023, call or text 07887 296983 or 07973 380443 or email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com – or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk.

 

Annual Pilgrimage to Harvington Hall, Shrine of the English Martyrs

 Will take place on Sunday 4th Sept. Principal celebrant will be Very Reverend Canon Richard Walker, Vicar General. Confessions will be from 1.45om- 2.30pm followed by Mass at 3.00pm. It is essentials that you bring your own chairs.

March for Life UK: London

 Saturday 3rd September.  Mass at 11:00am at St George’s Cathedral Southwalk. The March at 2:00pm from The Emmanuel Centre ends at Parliament Square at 4:30pm.

Friends of  the Holy Land – The Pentecost Challenge

 Walk across the Holy Land and Help Christian Communities get back on their feet. Join in at www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk/pentecost22.

As a Parish we record images, sound and video based on Diocesan policy

 If for any reason you would not like to be recorded or would like an image/video removed from our secure diocesan store or social media platforms, please contact the church office via email.

 Head of Safeguarding vacancy at Charisma Charity Recruitment

Full time/permanent post. For more info please see poster at the back of the church.

Contactless Donations:

We have enabled further options on the Contactless Giving Box to include 2nd Collections and any appeals we currently have running.  This week it is for Easter Flowers.  Please select the option you wish to donate against before continuing as normal.

Mobile Donations:

You are now able to donate via your mobile phone (once off and monthly) via your mobile.  If you wish to do this, please use the QR code next to the contactless box or contact the Church office for the link to the site. 

CONFESSION TIMES

 

  Tuesday (except when Mass in school)                 9:00am –  9:20am

 Wednesday                                                               5:30pm – 5:50pm

Thursday & Friday                                                    9:00am – 9:20am

 Saturday                                                                   5:00pm – 5:30pm   

THIS WEEK’S BULLETIN

News from the Parish & The Archdiocese

THIS WEEK’S BULLETIN

News from the Parish & The Archdiocese

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

OUR SICK & HOUSEBOUND

 

Sheila Bunn, Firdela Aclan,  Margaret Roberts, Ann Malanaphy, Jesse Adams, Dave Hilditch, Audrey Weller, Virginia Arcebedo,  Moses Soro, Esther Kojo, Mama Ching, Lita Vigal Lara,  Sr Mary Henry O.P., Mary Tunney, Theresa Norbury, Paula Keane, Paulene Prime, Anna Marie Samatra, Rohannah Kisha De Guzman, Anna Dominic, Sally Hall, and Assunta Maria Alaimo.

AND FOR THOSE:

WHOSE ANNIVERSARIES OCCUR AT THIS TIME
 
Roderic Bradley, Stewart James Thompson, Henrietta Barnes, Bruno Salt, Tom McKean and Dulcie Madrid.

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