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Ushers/Stewards

Background: The ministry of ushers is one of the oldest lay ministry in the Catholic Church. A part of the hospitality system of our church is played by the role of the Ushers/Stewards in creating a wonderful welcome experience for our Church visitors and the faithful thus helping them to experience the love and the presence of God as well as the sacredness and joy of a worship service.

Ushers in our Parish play various roles – some examples are below:

1) Open and close the entrance doors to the Church
2) Greet and welcome at the main entrance
3) Put out bulletins prior to Mass beginning
4) Ensure that pews and Church are in order
5) Greet and welcome at the main entrance
6) Arrange gift bearers
7) Seat people as needed
8) Assist in placing “Reserved” signs on benches for special groups
9) Take up collections
10) Help the Communion flow
11) Assist those who become ill or need aid
12) Prepare the pews and Church for the next Mass
13) Performing other duties as requested by the Priests or Head of Ushers

Date launchedThe ministry of ushers is one of the oldest lay ministry in the Catholic Church.

When and Where do we meet?Every Quarter, Online via Zoom or Church.

How can I join?: Please contact Vincent Fernandes or the parish office hounslow@rcdow.org.uk, training is provided by Vincent.

Will I need to be DBS checked?: No DBS check required.

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Nursery Applications

SIGNING OF CERTIFICATE OF CATHOLIC PRACTICE (CCP) FOR NURSERY APPLICATIONS

We will sign the Certificate of Catholic Practice (CCP) for Nursery applications on Tuesday 15th March from 10am to 1pm; 5pm to 6pm. Also, on Friday 18th March 2022 from 10am to 1pm. Parents will be asked to present the current Mass Attendance Cards and Stickers before the Priests can sign the CCP for their children.

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GDPR- New ways of administration and management of information

THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR), which came into effect on May 2018, has imposed some new ways of administration and management of information in different institutions and/or organisations. The Church is not an exception. As a result of this development, there have been some noticeable changes in the administration of our parish.

The distribution of our Planned Giving /Gift Aid Envelopes is one of the changes happening in the parish at the moment. We can no longer display those envelopes in “public” as was previously the case (Data Protection).

In addition, we will no longer publish the list of sick people in our parish newsletter without written consent from family members, which can be in form of a letter that a member of the family will sign  or through email authorising us to include the person’s name in our Sick List.

Furthermore, the way that liturgical Rotas are displayed in the Church has been changed.

Please, we appeal for your understanding as we work to make our parish GDPR Compliant as required by the existing law.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Parish Management.

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PREPARING FOR MY FUNERAL.

It is ESSENTIAL that everyone expresses their wishes for their funeral. There is a Sheet at the back of the church for you to take away and return to the parish and a copy given to your next-of-kin. In this way your intentions will be carried out for the celebration of YOUR life.

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