MARY’S MEALS wants your unwanted clothing and bedding (no duvets or pillows please) and will be at our Church until 12.30pm on Sunday 7th April to collect them all. SO START PACKING BUT PLEASE DON’T BRING THEM AS YET.
Saturday 13th April from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, in the Parish Centre. Tickets on sale after all Masses; adults £3.00, children £1.50.
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 Complaint as required by the existing law.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Ss Michael & Martin Parish, Hounslow:
|Borough Cemetery – Powdermill Lane (2 of 2)
(Follows blessing in Hounslow Borough Cemetery. See below.)
|Tuesday||6th November|| ← 10.30 Approx see note
|Hounslow Borough Cemetery (1 of 2)||Tuesday||6th November||10.00||Hounslow Parish|
|New Brentford Cemetery – Begins with mass (1 of 2)||Thursday||8th November||10.00||Hounslow Parish|
On September 1, 2018, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster, Vincent Cardinal Nichols entrusted the pastoral care of SS Michael and Martin Catholic Church, Hounslow and the Heathrow Airport Catholic Chaplaincy to a Religious/Missionary Order namely, The Congregation of the Holy Spirit (SPIRITANS), British Province.
The Provincial Superior of the British Province of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (SPIRITANS), Very Rev Fr Kenneth Okoli, CSSp. and the Provincial Leadership Team have appointed the following priests to serve the parish of SS Michael and Martin Catholic Community, Hounslow and the Heathrow Airport Catholic Chaplaincy.
• Fr Augustine (Austin) Nwosu, CSSp. – Parish Priest
• Fr David Sandambongo, CSSp. – Assistant Parish Priest
• Fr Daniel Adayi, CSSp. – Assistant Parish Priest & Chaplain at Heathrow Airport Catholic Chaplaincy.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) with effect from 25 May 2018 has imposed significant responsibility on the parish team to protect the personal data that the Church administers.
This is difficult and onerous but we will safeguard the personal data which is entrusted to the Church and measures are taken to prepare for the new regulation.
Thank you for your co-operation.
PEOPLE NOTICE – this is a letter Fr. Derek received last week: “How wonderful it was to attend Mass with your parishioners; the reverence and participation in the Mass was beautiful to experience. I was particularly impressed with the reverence of the altar servers. They reminded me of the important ministry they perform and how with simple acts of reverence they have the capacity to draw everyone in the congregation to follow. I write this not as a representative of Mary’s Meals, but as a faithful member of the Church and the impact the celebration of the Mass on Sat had on me.
You have a very blessed parish, I thanked God for the blessing me with the opportunity to share in such a wonderful celebration of the Mass. I go to Mass every day, and with Mary’s Meals I get to attend Mass in many different churches – so what I say is not said lightly, I really mean it. The celebration of the sacrifice is the same, but the reverence and participation by the congregation can lift the offering of one’s heart in a more profound way to the Father in Heaven.”
A very big ‘thank you’ for allowing Mary’s Meals to again have its Rags to Riches collection at the Catholic Church of St Michael and St Martin. I am delighted to say that the parish managed to give 1370 kg of unwanted clothes; there were also cash donations of £1294.94 making a total contribution of £2062.14. Mary’s Meals is very grateful for your support – this is an excellent result! The amount raised will feed 148 children who will not only get fed one good, nutritious meal every school day for a whole year, but they will get an education too.
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.