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PARISH NEWSLETTER

26TH MAY 2019

6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Please also view Fr Martin Plunkett writes……)

PRIEST TRAINING FUND

Thank you

Thank you for your generosity to the Priest Training Fund collection last weekend. We raised £346.87 so far.  It is not too late to make a donation if you wish. Envelopes are available in the back of the church, or by contacting the parish office. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood. For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.rcdow.org.uk/donations

SUMMER PARTY

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO OFFER ANY IDEAS OR HELP WITH THE ORGANISATION OF THIS EVENT, PLEASE COME TO A MEETING ON SUNDAY, 26TH, AFTER THE 9.30AM MASS in the LIBRARY.   Thank you.

ST THOMAS MORE FEAST DAY

SUMMER PARTY – SUNDAY 23RD

Adult Tickets £7 – on sale in June

which includes Hog Roast. 

 We’ll have a fun afternoon with traditional games, tug of war, entertainment, music, bingo

together with our very own

BAKING competition,  Prizes will be awarded!!

For the younger members of the parish

Tickets £4 (ages 3-15)

which includes sausage hot dog, games, crafts, pig racing, bouncy castle

BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS, PIMMS AND BEER FOR SALE TOO

 

A MESSAGE FROM HELEN HOWLEY, PARISH ADMINISTRATOR 

I just want to let you all know that I am taking early retirement.   Yes, very early, I hear you say.  I will be leaving on 27th June.    My Husband, Steve and I are planning to go travelling.  Not backpacking you understand, more like 4* hotel type travelling!!!

I have worked for over 16 years at St Thomas More and will be sad to leave but have lots to look forward to.  I joined the staff in November 2002, when I was asked to come into the office for a couple of hours a week just to pay a few bills and organise the hall bookings.  But the job grew very quickly! 

I must say how varied and enjoyable this position has been and I am honoured to have been involved in so many aspects of Parish, and Parishioners lives.  It has literally been, Births, Deaths & Marriages, … and everything in between. 

I thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity to serve our church community and thank you, the Parishioners for your kindness and support over these 16+ years.

God Bless you all and keep you safe in his loving hands.

Sincerely

Helen

Would you like to do my job?  If so see advert below…….

Parish Administrator – Eastcote, St Thomas More Parish – An exciting opportunity has risen for an enthusiastic and creative individual as Parish Administrator at St Thomas More Parish in Eastcote to work closely with the parish priest. In addition to undertaking typical administrative duties such as handling general correspondence and diary management, s/he will also be responsible for interacting with parishioners visiting the office and those involved in parish activities. The successful applicant will ideally be someone with administration or secretarial experience. S/he must have good communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. This post may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) Hours of work: 20 hours per week, Mon – Thurs: 9.00 – 2.00pm. Salary: £13 per hour. Closing date: Monday, 3 June 2019. Interview date: Wednesday 12th June. For the full job description please go to https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk/

***100 CLUB MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL.  Please take an envelope from the narthex table, complete your information and return to the parish office with your £60 membership fee. Payment can also be made by Bank Transfer to the parish account: Account no:  91096001    Sort code:  40-05-20  Reference:  Your name.

If you have a standing order, please complete your details on the envelope as well but TICK the standing order box.  Thank you. 

         NEW MEMBERS WELCOME – APPLICATION FORMS ON THE NARTHEX TABLE.

Each of these (pictured) were created by ladies from St Thomas More Flower Team who were sponsored by our Parish for a Flower Festival a few weeks ago.   The Festival was very successful and offered over forty exhibits in St Mary’s, Ruislip – an Anglican ‘high’ church.

The theme was ‘Creation’.

SEE THEM ‘LIVE’ IN OUR NARTHEX!

 

 

Missionaries of Love – Following the recent pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady Queen of Love in Italy, there will be a gathering of the Missionaries of Love next Saturday 1st June beginning with 9.30am Mass, followed by Exposition and Confessions until 10.30am and then gathering for the Rosary and a reflection at 11am. This will conclude with a shared lunch at 1pm. All are welcome

 

If you like to use social media to communicate and update, we now have a live facebook page. If you already have a facebook account, send a friend requests to More Thomas RC searchable. This is a public facebook account.

Linked to this, there will be a private group, where invites can be sent to parishioners only, so that information can be shared/ contact made with members It is for church news/information only.

There will also be a public community  page for the church, where events etc can be promoted.

If you don’t have facebook, but would be interested in joining up we will be moving to this in a few weeks

MEMORIAL BOOK

The Memorial Book will be sent away soon for its annual updating.  If you have a close family member or friend whose name you would like to be included in the Book, please take a form from the porch table.  Return to the Parish Office.    Thank you.

Catechism classes  are after the 9.30am Mass on Sundays.  If your child is NOT AT A CATHOLIC SCHOOL please ensure they regularly attend these classes prior to enrolment for First Communion programme. The next class is on 2nd June.

The ST VINCENT  DE PAUL group will meet on 26th May at 10.45.  For more information about the work of this group please contact Josien Sarratt on 020 8866 4395

  The LIFE ASCENDING group meet on Wednesday 12th June at 2.30pm in the Library.  Their welcome extends to all Christians in their middle to later years.