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THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY
The Presbytery, Vale Lane, West Acton W3 0DY
Parish Priest: Father Neil Reynolds
Tel: 020 8992 1308
Email: actonwest@rcdow.org.uk

Fifth Sunday of Easter – 19th May, 2019

Mass Times: Saturday 6pm. Sunday: 8.45am. & 11.15am.
Confessions: Saturday 9.45 – 10am. & 5.30 – 5.45pm.

Masses and Intentions for the week:

Saturday Mass 6pm. Michael Fitzgerald Aniv.
Sunday Fifth Sunday of Easter
Mass 8.45am. Charlie Gallagher RIP.
Mass 11.15am. For the People.
Monday S. Bernadine of Siena, Priest Mass 8am. Private Intention.
Tuesday Easter Feria Mass 8am. Cardinal Archbishop’s intentions.
Wednesday NO MASS Father Neil’s Day Off.
Thursday Easter Feria Mass 8am. Special Intention. (M.E.)
Friday Easter Feria Mass 10am. For all called to suffer for the Faith.
Day of abstinence ie the eating of meat is forbidden.
Saturday S. Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor Mass 9.15am. Private Intention.
Mass 6pm. Private Intention.
Sunday Sixth Sunday of Easter
Mass 8.45am. Private Intention.
Mass 11.15am. For the People.

Please remember in your prayers: Sick: Charlie Camilleri, Luisa Zinali, Conor Barry Keane, Tania Damianova, Vanessa, Anne & Lucas James.

MAY IS OUR LADY’S MONTH: The Rosary according to our established custom will be said after weekday Masses and a hymn in honour of Our Lady will when possible be included in the Sunday 11.15am. Mass. Devotion to Our Lady is integral to our Catholic Faith and it should never be absent from the private devotions of individual Catholics. After the Our Father, the Hail Mary should be the prayer which every Catholic prays at least once a day. Our Lady never wishes anything for herself alone – she is always there, pointing us towards her Divine Son. We should follow her directions, first spoken at the Wedding Feast at Cana: “Do whatever He tells you”. A great Catholic truth is contained in the words: “TO JESUS, THROUGH MARY”.

PRIEST TRAINING FUND: This annual collection will be taken at the end of all Masses this weekend. The fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 45 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 27 of whom are for our own Archdiocese, and last year eight men ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your generous donation helps ensure we can support these men who are called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd. Donation leaflets are available from the table in the central aisle. Please take one, read the information, and then if you wish to Gift Aid your donation please fill it out. Otherwise please place your monies loose in the baskets when they come round. Please continue to pray for vocations and for our priests. You can donate online anytime at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations.

CAFOD: Candlelight Fund: This is a special fund in memory of a loved one departed, it is a way to celebrate their life and touch thousands more. Leaflets explaining this initiative are available from the table at the back of the church.
MISSIO: Copies of the Association for the Propagation of the Faith Summer magazine are available from the tables at the back of the church.
Please take the time to read the church noticeboard for information regarding events and gatherings taking place throughout the Archdiocese.