Mass on Fridays returns to 8.00am this Friday unless otherwise announced.
The Parish Finance Committee meets Tuesday 7.30pm.
Youth Group Leaders’ Meeting on Monday at 7.30pm in the presbytery. If any child has still to rejoin youth club from last year or was told that they could join after the summer, could they please do so on Friday Sept 12th. If anyone wants to put their child on the waiting list they can do so by handing in there details to Father Gerard or any youth leader.
Signing of Secondary School Priest Reference Forms Father Gerard will be holding two signing sessions. Friday 19th September, 8.30am-9.30am and Friday 3rd October 8.30am-9.30am. Both sessions will be in the school. If neither of these dates and times work for you contact Father Gerard for an individual appointment. Last date for signing is October 13th as Father Gerard will be away after that. Nursery and reception forms will be signed in the middle of November. Dates will be published closer to the time.
Board members Westminster Diocese Safeguarding Commission The Diocese is currently seeking to appoint new Board members to provide additional capacity and specialist knowledge to further assist the important work of the Commission. Please note, the role is unremunerated but out of pocket expenses will be paid. For a full role description please see http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/
Teas & Coffees! Now the holidays are over we will be serving tea and fresh coffee at the back of church after 11.am Mass each week, everybody welcome! But we do need more volunteers – if you would like help, please see Katy Harper after 11am Mass. The commitment is just once a term and it’s a great way to chat and meet people after Mass.
The aim of the Catholic Under 35s group is to help young Catholics meet other young Catholics in London. They run socials events each month that are fun and different and are a great place to meet new people. The events they’ve organised include dinners, drinks, picnics, trips to museums and art galleries. To find out more information go to http://www.catholicunder35s.com and request to join.
The Seniors Group is now closed for the summer break. It will reopen on Tuesday 16 September.
Singers and any other musicians required for 9.00am Mass. Please come and join our group if you can play any instrument. We are especially in need of singers. It’s truly a lovely way to start a Sunday and very relaxed group. Email Emma.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Parish Quiz Saturday 4 October in the Community Centre, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. We will be raising funds for Aid to the Church in Need which in the light of recent events in Iraq and Syria is an extremely worthy cause. Tickets are on sale after all Masses this weekend. They are £5 each. Wine and beer will be available for purchase and crisps and nuts will be on the tables. Please feel free to bring your own food/snacks.
Volunteers motivated by their Christian faith are needed to support people coming out of prison Pact (Prison Advice & Care Trust) are looking for Christian volunteers to support newly released prisoners, helping them to resettle into the community and not re-offend. Volunteers form Basic Caring Community (BaCC) groups of four volunteers and one ex-prisoner. For more information contact us at BaCC@prisonadvice.org.uk / call 0207 7359535 or watch a short video at http://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/bacc
Treasures of Westminster Cathedral free entry on Mondays in September 15, 22 and 29. Tokens are available from the Cathedral Shop. See a display of rare ecclesiastical objects, vestments, chalices and sacred relics acquired by the Cathedral since its opening in 1903. See one of the greatest architectural models. www.westminstercathedral.org.uk
OUR SVP FOOD BANK IS RUNNING LOW, PLEASE BRING DONATIONS NEXT WEEKEND. THANKS!
The Second Annual Lecture of the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom will be given by Jan Graffius of Stonyhurst College on ‘Saving the English Martyrs – how Catholic families preserved relics from Becket to Plunkett’. This will take place at the Social Centre, St James’s, Spanish Place, London W1U 3QY, Wednesday 10 September 7.00pm. The lecture will be followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
Service Manager Project Bakhita The Diocese is currently seeking to appoint a Service Manager Project to manage the development of the Catholic Church’s response to the victims of Human Trafficking in line with the Saint Josephine Bakhita Foundation. A recognised Criminal Justice qualification or equivalent experience along with excellent communication skills is essential. 35 hours per week Salary: £45K Closing date: 19 September Interview date: 30 Sept.
Catholic Speed Dating is finally here! Come along with friends and enjoy the chance to meet lots of other like-minded people. Register with Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand and come along to Austin Forum, Hammersmith on Sunday 28 September at 7.30pm, £5 only.