PARISH NEWSLETTER

Newsletter 15.03.20 -3rd SUNDAY OF LENT

Lenten Confessions: The Church encourages us very much to come to the Sacrament of Confession in preparation for the major feasts, especially Easter. In light of this on Saturday 21st March from 10.00am – 12.30pm we will have a Penance Service with a visiting priest in attendance and opportunities for Confession. During Holy Week there will also be the Deanery Penance Service at Sacred Heart Church, Ruislip at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7th April where there will be all the local priests from the surrounding parishes available for the Sacrament of Confession. As throughout the rest of the year, there are also Confessions available in our own parish every Saturday from 10 – 10.30am.

  The LIFE ASCENDING group, in light of the current Coronavirus situation, Life Ascending group will be cancelled until further notice.

Churches Together in Eastcote will run Lent groups again this year. We are using the course “Lentwise” by Paula Gooder, which helps us to explore the spiritual essentials for real life. The course includes Bible study, reflection, discussion and practical activities. Groups will run on Monday mornings 10.30-12 at URC Northwood HIlls, Monday evenings  8-9.30pm at Eastcote Methodist Church, and Wednesday evenings 8-9.30pm at our church. Please take a flier from church for more information or speak with Jane Inglese, and if you would like to take part in a group this year please sign up

 

MARIAN MOVEMENT –Saturday 4th April 2020 Prayers lasting approximately 30 minutes are said before Holy Mass on the First Saturday of each month, commencing at 8.45am.  Please join us.

 

Caritas Westminster is recruiting at least one Caritas Representative from each parish, to help two-way communication between the Parish and Caritas to support and grow charitable activities.  They will help to display posters, flyers, speak in Masses, learn about new tools and models for social action and share best practice between parishes.  If you would like to become a Caritas Representative, please first obtain consent from your Parish Priest, then contact us on 020 7931 6077 or email caritasreps@rcdow.org.uk

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.

Confirmation Programme 2020-   We will be commencing on Thursday 27th February 2020.  If your child would like to make the Sacrament of Confirmation, please speak with Fr Martin after mass.   Applications and Medical forms are now available in the Narthex. Please remember to include a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate on return.

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

 

FOOD BANK

The next collection of donated food for  Hillingdon Food Bank will be end of March  2020 . Please bring in your food items before then.  Thank you for your continued generosity.

 

 

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 request to More Thomas RC searchable. This is a public facebook account. Linked to this, there will be a private group.