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Calling all volunteers…

As was mentioned in Mass, it is not easy to communicate with our volunteers as we don’t have a central store of contact details. There are many people who serve the parish in a variety of ways and without them the parish would struggle. If you volunteer in any way, please take time to fill in the form below and give use your contact details, and let us know what ministries you are involved in. If there is a ministry missing, please do let us know and we will add the ministry to the form.

CLICK HERE to complete contact form

Once again – thank you to all those who volunteer and serve the parish.

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Discipleship

September Discipleship Flyer

We are running Alpha

We all have many questions, and what better way to come together and discover faith together. Alpha is a relaxed, informal 11 week course, plus an ‘Alpha Weekend’ open to those of any faith or none, which nurtures fellowship and encourages communication about faith, belief and how it can influence our lives if we choose to let it in. It creates a space where people are excited to bring friends/family to share a meal, watch a video and spend time in discussion with questions and thoughts. There is no pressure, no follow-up, and no charge.

See the Flyer for details…


Adult Ongoing Formation

We have many programmes starting for everyone to take part in, ranging from casual video led series to bible studies. We are all encouraged to find something that we can take part in that can deepen our relationship with Christ and make us more ready to be disciples who can give a reason for the faith that we have in us. (1 Pet 3:15).

In September we start the Catholicism course by Bishop Robert Barron which will take place in the Church Hall on Tuesday morning after Mass. There will be Teas & Coffees (and maybe the odd biscuit) and it will be a wonderful opportunity to catch up and share our faith in a relaxed way with some excellent input through these videos. The first session is on Tuesday 14th September (subject to the arrival of resources).

There is no need to prebook, simply come along after Mass. See the Flyer for details…


Thinking about becoming Catholic?

If you are feeling called to explore the Catholic faith with a view to becoming a Catholic, why not join our RCIA programme and begin that journey. As a Catholic, you may have a friend you think might be interested, why not invite them along and join them on the journey! See the Flyer for details…


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Office Closure

Friday 27th August and Monday 30th August

The parish office at Hemel East will be closed on the above dates.

We will reopen on Tuesday 31st August.

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Archie raising money for Rennie Grove Hospice

Last week I mentioned that Archie, a young man in our parish has been growing his hair to donate to the Princess Trust so that his hair can be made into wigs to help children who have lost their hair.  After growing his hair for more than 4 years, he finally grew his hair long enough to make a difference and got his hair cut.

He is also raising money for the Rennie Grove Hospice…please show your support for Archie and donate money for this wonderful cause and thank Archie for his generosity and courage to help make life better for others.

CLICK HERE – to donate via the Justgiving Page and read his story.

Thank you to all who are able to donate in anyway.

Fr Kim

 

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Pentecost Novena – Let’s pray this together as a parish!

Our Parish Pentecost Novena starts TODAY!

As we approach the great feast of Pentecost, we are invited to pray this Novena to prepare ourselves.  We have all been through a particularly difficult year and as we emerge from this pandemic we are in need of the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we start to get back to some form of normality.   I am inviting the whole parish to get involved and to the Holy Spirit and to be ready and open to receive the gifts we are given and put them to use for the greater glory of God.

This Novena is given to us by the Catholic Bishops Conference and is available by CLICKING HERE

On the webpage you will find the Pentecost Novena Booklet, which can be downloaded.  There is also a link to the meditations on Soundcloud.

I do hope you will take up this opportunity to join with the parish and pray this Novena.

May God Bless you all…Fr Kim

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Masses this week

Monday 12th April 2021

Fr Kim will be taking his well earned Easter break this week.

All masses have been covered and will be taking place at the usual times.

However, the masses on Tuesday 13th and Monday 19th will not be live-streamed due to prior commitments of our Stream Team.

You might therefore wish to attend these masses in person if you are able to do so.

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Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross, by St Aphonsus Liguori, is available as a recorded video for you to view at any time.

Click here to open the video from on our YouTube channel in a new browser window

Click here to view the readings and prayers that accompany the Stations – PDF document.

Take a moment to journey with Our Lord and contemplate his Passion that he undertook for our salvation.

Please share this YouTube Channel with others.

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Weekly Lenten Reflections

During the period of Lent, we are holding our weekly lenten reflection via Zoom on Wednesday mornings at 10am.  These reflections will last approximately 15 mins.
To join in, simply email Clare at hemeleastcatechist@rcdow.org.uk and she will send you the link and password.
We look forward to you joining us.
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Ash Wednesday at Home

For the many of us who cannot get to Mass today, here a resource we can use to start this journey as a family at home. The most important thing we can do today is to turn to God and start this journey of repentance. Let’s all make this Lent a journey that leads us to celebrate the Risen Lord with great joy at Easter.

Click on the link for a simple prayer service you can do at home to start your journey – Ash Wednesday At Home

God Bless you all.

Fr. Kim

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Register to come to Mass on Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday is upon us and we can register for mass as we do for any Sunday Mass…Please follow the link  – CLICK HERE

Please remember that face coverings are mandatory for everyone over the age of 11 unless you are medically exempt.

Unless you manage to register for Mass, please do not come to the churches as entry will be by registration only.  The 10am Mass at Our Lady’s will be live-streamed so please feel free to join us online if you are unable to join us.  There is also a leaflet available for this who are not able to attend mass on Ash Wednesday, and we will send an e-alert out with this information so we can all start our Lenten Preparation together.

God Bless….and Stay Safe.

Fr Kim

 

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Confessions

Please note confessions will not take place on Saturday 23rd January, as Fr Kim will be on leave.

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