Father David is away from next week Friday 15th May to 22nd May. If you need a priest urgently, please contact Father Greg Price at St Teresa's on 01325 257681 or ring the Memorial Hospital and ask for the Catholic Priest on call.
World Communications Day
World Communications Day is celebrated this weekend. The theme is Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love. On this day we are encouraged to pray for communications professionals, especially those who work in the media. Please support the collection which provides the funding for the Catholic Communications Network. The CCN provides support for the bishops of England and Wales and the Church more widely in promoting the Gospel through the media on current issues. The office is the central point for media enquiries and plays a key role in developing the public profile of the Church. It is possible to donate online at www.catholicnews.org.uk/donations Please support the CCN through your prayers and generosity.
Holy Family Lynx
There will be no Lynx Group Meetings this Tuesday. It resumes on 26th May in the Church Room, after the 9.30am Mass.
Lay Training Fund
Next weekend there will be a collection for the Lay Training Fund after both Masses. The fund will remain open until 21st June.
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 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
Holy Family Parish -
The date of the Summer Fair is Saturday 27th June from 1.00pm.
The Grand Draw Tickets will be available after Mass next weekend. The tickets are £2 per book (5 tickets x 40p) and the prizes are £150, £75 and £40 as well as many more.
Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes
HCPT Group 195 have been nominated to take part in the Asda "Chosen By You, Given by Us" voting scheme. Please vote by dropping your green tokens into the voting box in Asda, Whinfield Road. If enough tokens are collected, £200 could be obtained towards next year's Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Thank you in anticipation. Clare Maddison, Group 195 Leader.
News from around the Diocese
Minsteracres Retreat Centre -
Department for Spirituality -
Café Course -
Diocesan Festival -
Proclaim 15 -
Tea and Coffee Morning
Tea and Coffee will be served in the
Parish Centre after Mass next
Sunday morning. Proceeds in aid
of the Air Ambulance
Forward Together in Hope
The Bishop's new 3 year plan has
been released for public perusal.
Find it and read it at www.hope.rcdhn.org.uk
The plan is aimed at absolutely
everyone and in order to tackle this massive endeavour the Bishop makes one thing clear. The whole scheme depends upon Prayer. So if you
picked up a prayer card recently,
please use it and pray in your own
time to support the scheme.
“I firmly believe that the Holy Spirit is
with us, giving us the courage we need
to move forward together in hope”
Holy Family Parish and Forward Together in Hope
We will have a DVD Presentation on
the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st June. Following Masses that weekend everyone will be encouraged to get together in the
Parish Centre for a further