Holy Family Lynx Group
The Lynx Group continues on Tuesday after the 9.30am service in the Church Room.
Holy Family School PTA
The PTA will present a 'Quiz Night' on Friday 27th February from 7.00pm in Holy Family Parish Centre, to include stand-
Lent Fast Day
Please help us raise money to lift the world's poorest people out of poverty. This year, every £1 you donate will be matched by the UK Government -
First Holy Communion Programme
The sessions will be held in Holy Family Church from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Holy Family school children will be taken to the sessions by a member of staff. Children must then be collected from Holy Family Church at the end of the sessions. In preparation for First Holy Communion, children and families are required to attend weekly Mass. The Mass dates are particularly important as they are connected to the preparation sessions:-
Wednesday 25th February followed by Mass on Sunday 1st March
Wednesday 18th March followed by Mass on Sunday 22nd March
Wednesday 22nd April followed by Mass on Sunday 26th April
Wednesday 17th June followed by Mass on Sunday 21st June
(Children are invited to wear their Communion outfits to this Mass)
Wednesday 1st July followed by Mass on Sunday 5th July
50p a week club
The new subscription year starts on 1st March and if you wish to continue your membership or become a new member please complete the form attached to the parish newsletter. Existing members will retain their membership number and new members will be issued with a number.
The next Baptism Course is in Holy Family Church Sacristy on Mondays 2nd and 9th March from 7pm to 8pm -
Stations of the Cross
On Tuesdays 24th February, 3rd March, 10th March and 17th March. Anyone wishing to lead the Stations are invited to put their names on the list at the back of Church.
Parishioners are invited to submit any information,articles or photos, which will be of interest to the Holy Family congregation by 8th March.
The Holy Father has asked for a 24-
Tour of Ireland 2015
A meeting has been arranged for this group on Thursday 19th March at 4.00pm in the Sacristy of Holy Family Church. A draft Itinerary will be available and an opportunity to pay their final balance and meet the Tour Operator, Carl. Cheques should be made payable to CAB Tours Limited. Anyone wishing to join the tour will be very welcome to attend the meeting. Contact Tel No: 01325 243773 or Mobile : 0779 031 1872.
Holy Family Parish Pastoral Council
The next meeting is on Thursday 19th March at 7pm in the Parish Centre Meeting Room.
This will be held in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 31st March at 7pm. Please put your name on the list at the back of Church if you wish to attend.
News from around the Diocese
Coffee & Chat -
Lenten Service -
St Augustine's Parish Centre -
Visit of Cardinal Tagle to St Mary's Cathedral -
'On Fire' -
St Patrick's Day Ceilidh with HCPT Group 195 and Compass Rose -
Tea and Coffee Morning
Tea and Coffee will be served in the
Parish Centre after Mass this
. Last week's Coffee Morning raised
£40.24 for the Air Ambulance.
St Cuthberts Care
For almost 70 years St Cuthberts Care has offered services to help care for
some of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised members of our communities. Their work focuses upon
the provision of specialist disability services, residential homes for children and young people with challenging behaviours, fostering, nursing and residential care for older people and
a number of day resources and community support. With our prayers
and support during Lent they can
continue to offer the very best care
and support to people who are disadvantaged by circumstance or disability throughout our diocese.
Would couples planning to get married in 2015 please get in touch with Father
David before making any other arrangements. Normally six months is needed to prepare couples and do paperwork before the wedding and
twelve months if planning to
get married abroad.
The next Marriage Preparation Day
course for couples is on Sunday 10th April from 10.15am till 4.00pm at Carmel Convent meeting hall on Nunnery Lane.
Lent Fast Day -
Storms, droughts and floods are having
a devastating impact on our poorest
brothers and sisters around the world
right now. CAFOD works with local expert organisations to ensure affected people
are not only able to survive, but to thrive.
Fast Days are our opportunity to support
that vital work. There is good news in that
the UK Government has promised to
match every pound and penny you give
this Lent up to the value of £3.5m.
Please give as much as you can in next week's collection, so that long-
weather doesn't become a fact of life.