BLESSED TANSI PILGRIMAGE:
In honour of Blessed Cyprian Twene Tansi will take place on Saturday 26th August at Mount St Bernard Abbey.  If you are interested in going please contact Bernadette on 07813 367787.

RECEPTION INTO THE CATHOLIC FAITH:
If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, or know someone who does, please take a form from the Paper shop and return it by Sunday 30th July.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION COURSE:
If your child is going into Year Three, and you would like them to make their First Communion next Spring,  please collect a course application form from the Sacristy and sign the sheet as you do so. This will be the last Sunday to collect forms and they  should be returned by Sunday 16th July.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION COURSE:
If your child is going into Year Three, and you would like them to make their First Communion next Spring,  please collect a course application form from the Sacristy and sign the sheet as you do so.  Form should be returned by Sunday 16th July.

NEW PARISH PRIEST:
We will be welcoming Fr. David Reilly as our new Parish Priest in September. We also welcome Fr. Gabriele Brusco (pictured above), who will be joining us as assistant priest.  Please keep them both in your prayers.

PARISH AGM:
This takes place on Sunday 11th June at 7.30 pm (after the 6.30 pm Mass).  It will be Fr. Tom’s last as parish priest, so it would be nice to see you all there!

PAPERSHOP ROTA:
New rotas are available for collection today from the shop.

NEW SOUTHGATE CEMETERY MASS:

The Annual Cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday 3rd June at 11 am.  We welcome Eucharistic Ministers and readers – please put your name on the list in the porch if you would like to help at the Mass.  All parishioners are advised to bring a chair if you are going to attend.
Please note there will be no 10 am Mass or morning confessions on Saturday 3rd.

NEW SOUTHGATE CEMETERY MASS:
The annual cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday 3rd June at 11am.  If you are a Eucharistic Minister or reader please sign the list in the Porch if you would like to help. 
If you are attending the Mass and would like to bring a chair for yourself please do so.

A VERY BIG THANK YOU…
To all those who helped in any way to prepare our young people (and our church) for First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.  All three ceremonies were much appreciated by those who attended them.

FR TOM:
As you will be aware Fr Tom will be retiring this Summer after Fifty years of Priesthood and sixteen years as Parish Priest at Our Lady of Lourdes.  As part of our farewell to him we will be celebrating on Saturday 17th June with a Mass at 6.30 pm followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.  All Parishioners are invited – please keep a note of the date – more information to follow.

SCOUT CAKE SALE FOR PERU:
The Explorer Scouts are holding a cake sale and raffle in the Hall after this mornings Masses.  They are raising funds for their trip to Peru where they will assist in building a Sustainable Greenhouse to support the poor locals in Viacha village to grow their own food.

BERNADETTE CLUB OUTING TO HATFIELD HOUSE:  Thursday 18th May.

Those who are going on the outing are reminded that the coach will leave from the car park at 10 am on the dot!!

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING:
The Finance Team meet in the Small Hall on Monday, May 8th, at 8.15 pm.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WESTMINSTER DIOCESE:
There are always vacancies listed on the Diocesan website at www.rcdow.org.uk.  Look for Diocese and then “jobs”.

MARIA CHRISTODOULOU RIP:
The Requiem will take place on Monday 8th May at 10 am.

ASSUNTA DI-LIETO RIP:

The Requiem is on Wednesday, 10th May, at 10 am.

MARIA CHRISTODOULOU RIP:
The Requiem will take place on Monday 8th May at 10 am.

ASSUNTA DI-LIETO RIP:
The Requiem is on Wednesday, 10th May, at 10 am.

TODDLER GROUP:
We have a parent/toddler group that meets in the Parish Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.15 – 11.15 am, term time only.  If you would like to know more, come to a session and speak to one of the leaders.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2017
Revised rehearsal timetable:
11 am group -
Friday 5th May at 5.20 pm.
2.30 pm group –
Friday 5th May at 6.20 pm.

We wish the children receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion every blessing for next weekend.

Please note there will be no 10 am Mass next Saturday or morning Confessions.

The car park will be closed on Friday evening and will not reopen until the Saturday evening Mass.