ST VINCENT DE PAUL “VINNIE PACK APPEAL”
Begins Sunday 18th October and will run till the end of November.
This is our 4th year to run it and each year we have had a very generous response from the parish. A Vinnie Pack contains essential items for cold weather including a warm hat, gloves and socks. These packs are handed out to those living on the streets in the very cold winter months. Each pack costs £3.50 and you can help cover some or all of the cost of one by making a donation—no matter how small it is appreciated. Please use the BLACK BOX located on the wall at the back of the Church to put donations.
For more information please contact the Parish Office 01923 223175
The Catenian Association started in UK just over 100 years ago in 1908 and has spread to several other countries including Ireland, Australia, India, Malta, South Africa, Zimbabwe and The Holy Land. The Association is organised into Circles of Catholic men that meet monthly across the country. It currently has about ten thousand members.
The Association provides an opportunity for Catholic men to meet socially and to provide support for members and their families.
If you would like to know more about how to join etc then please download the following article.
Watford Catenians article
These are collected in and emptied during the month of May & October each year.
Boxes are left at the back of the Church in a special A.P.F box.
When the boxes have been emptied they are put back here for parishioners to collect.
If you would like to keep a mission box in your house then please contact:
The final draw of the current year will take place after Mass on 31/01/21.
Enrolling for the new year has now started and Application Forms (plus envelopes) are now available from the Parish Hall Lobby or you can download it from here:
50-50 Application-2021 Page 1-2
Each member is allocated an individual number and this is put into the draw monthly. There are usually 3 prizes of £50, £30, £20 – this can vary depending on the number of members.
50% of membership fees is kept in reserve and paid out to nominated charities at the end of the year.
£26 for a full year (our 1st preferred option)
£13 for half a year or (our 2nd preferred option)
50p (if either of the previous options are not possible)
Most members pay the full year at the time of joining.
Cheques should be made payable to St Helen’s Church.