Weekly Newsletter 7th October 2018

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CANON BROCKIE

This weekend we welcome the return of Canon Michael Brockie to preside at the 11.00am Sunday Mass. This is an opportunity for us to thank him for his generous service as Parish Priest here for seventeen years. At the end of the 11.00am Mass a presentation will be made to Canon Brockie. This will be followed by refreshments and time for parishioners to have a word with the Canon. In retirement he will be living nearby, and no doubt will remain a familiar figure in and around Chelsea.

*** Please note: this Sunday the third Mass will start at 12.30pm.***


SLEEP OUT IN THE SQUARE

Duke of York Square, Friday 5th October

GLASSDOOR invites you to join hundreds of others in raising funds to help their church-based shelters in London. Participants must be at least 11 years old (11 to 15 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).To find out more see the Sleep Out section on the Glassdoor.org.uk website. If you have any questions, please contact info@glassdoor.org.uk.


CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY: Friday 5th October

On Family Fast Day CAFOD invites us to share in the abundance that God has given us. CAFOD invites us to eat simply – perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal – and give the money we save to help people who need our help to produce or buy their food.

Please collect an envelope from the back of the church. Our Family Fast Day Collection for CAFOD will be taken up on 13th /14th October.


A DAY WITH MARY

On Saturday 20th October 9.45am to 5.30pm at Westminster Cathedral, Victoria Street SW1. Procession, Mass, Rosary, Sermon on Our Lady, Silent Adoration. Preachers: Fr Andrew Bowden and Fr Anthony Meredith IC.


CATHOLIC HISTORY WALK: “Southwark and the Borough”

Sunday 7th October. Meet at 4.00pm at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, O’Meara Street, SE1. The walk lasts about one and a half hours. Suggested donation £5. Wear comfortable shoes and suitable clothes. For information: www.catholichistorywalks.com.


TEXT GIVING TO THIS PARISH

Parishioners and visitors may be interested to know that it is possible to make a donation to this parish by texting “PARISH CHELS” to 70800.

Each such text will result in a £5 donation however at present it is not possible to apply Gift Aid to such donations.


PRAYER GROUP

This coming Advent the Parish Small Faith Sharing Communities programme will focus upon the family, exploring themes from the Holy Father's teaching in Amoris Laetita. There will be six weekly sessions each held on a Tuesday evening commencing 6th November and finishing on 11th December. Anyone wishing to register should please contact the parish office on 020 7352 0777.


SISTERS MISSIONS APPEAL

Sr Maria Macpherson FMSJ would like to thank you very much for your generous donations in response to her appeal on 23rd September in aid of the Sisters Missions Appeal. The total given was £1,663.88. If you missed this collection and would like to contribute, please hand your gift into the parish office and it will be forwarded on to the Sisters.


PRE-COMMUNION CLASS

There is still room in the Pre-First Communion Class, 5.00pm - 6.00pm on Tuesdays. Suitable for children age 4 to 7, this provides a good preparation for the sacramental programme.

Please contact the parish office for details.


CHILDREN’S LITURGY

Usually in the Monckton Room during the first part of the 10am Family Mass. Parents are welcome to leave their children or stay with them. The children come up at the offertory, bringing their work. (Sorry, no Children’s Liturgy this Sunday.)


COFFEE ROTA

Refreshments are available in the Monckton Room after the Sunday 10.00am and 11.00am Masses. Volunteers are needed to give a hand preparing and serving coffee etc.


NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

This year the annual concert in aid of The Passage, a charity which aids homeless people in Central London, is entitled Northern Lights and features music by Grieg and Sibelius. It will be in the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 6th November at 7.30pm.

For details and booking, see www.southbankcantre.co.uk or phone 020 3879 9555.


DIOCESAN ANNUAL REPORT

In his desire to ensure transparency and accountability with regards to the finances of this diocese, Cardinal Vincent Nichols wishesit to be known that the Annual Report and Accounts of the Diocese of Westminster are available at rcdow.org.uk/publications.


REFUGEES

“Where to start?”

On Thursday 11th October at Vaughan House, Francis Street SW1P 1QN, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Bishop Paul McAleenan will lead an evening on understanding the nature and challenge of the refugee crisis and how we can play a part.

If you wish to attend please phone 020 7798 9030 or send an email to caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk.


THE LAURELS SCHOOL

Relocating to Chelsea Embankment in 2019, The Laurels School provides an independent education with a Catholic ethos for girls aged 11 to 18.

For further information please contact enquiries@thelaurelsschool.org.uk.


JOCELYN KEELING RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs Jocelyn Keeling who died this week. Please pray also for her family and those who mourn her.


MARYMOUNT OPEN DAY

Marymount International School Open Day, Wednesday, 10th October, 4.00 pm RSVP: www.marymountlondon.com.

For further information, please contact admissions@marymountlondon.com, George Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7PE, tel: 0208 9490571.


THANK YOU!

Many thanks to all who help keep the church clean and tidy.

*** Items for our Sunday Newsletter, by the Tuesday evening before, please.***

Caitriona Fleming