Fr John writes …

There will be no newsletter during the month of August.  Mass intentions will be published on the notice board in the porch.   The next newsletters will appear on the weekends of 1st September and 21st September. Would any groups and organisations please send me any information they need to go into the newsletter by Wednesday 28th August.

Thank you to the choirs of both Sunday Morning Masses for your contribution to our Liturgy over the past year.    There will be no music during the month of August and we hope you enjoy a well earned break.

And thank you also to all those who have supported the parish by volunteering their time over the past years and I hope that if you wish you are able to get a break in the month of August.

First Holy Communion Applications close on Monday 29th July and no further applications will be received after this date.

The next pre-baptism course will begin on Friday 13th September at 7.30pm at the Presbytery, 4 Lady Margaret Road,  and continue on the following two Fridays.   Parents intending to apply for this course must obtain an application from Fr John before 24th August.

 Those who wish to book Mass Intentions may now do so on Sunday mornings in the Repository between 10am until after the 11am Mass.    Please be aware that if you ask for a specific date in advance, while we will do our best to honour it, we may have to move it if a funeral intervenes or the priest is absent.    The minimum stipend recommended by the Bishop is £10.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Fr John hopes to lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next June (22-29th).  Cost £1190 half board, 3* hotels.   For more information or to express an interest, please get in touch with him.

PARISH OUTREACH

On Sunday afternoon we offer a hot meal to between 40 and 60 men and women, some of whom are homeless.

We would like to have more volunteers from our parish congregation to help with cooking the meal (1.30-3), serving or sitting with the guests (from 3-4).     We particularly invite those who have not volunteered before for parish activities.

The commitment would be for one Sunday afternoon a month to work as part of a team.

Please email: sanktus.welfare@gmail.com and you will receive information as to how to apply.

We also invite volunteers to help with our Wednesday afternoon outreach.   Please see Fr John.

 All outreach programmes are suspended during the month of August.