MARY’S MEALS:
Volunteers will be at the Saturday vigil and Sunday morning Masses on the weekend of 14th/15th July.  The deadline for all clothing donations is 12.30 on Sunday 15th July, as that is when the van leaves for the final time.

Mary’s meals are happy to accept:
-    CLOTHING (men, women & children)
-    BEDDING (blankets, sheets, pillow cases, valances)
-    TEXTILES (incl. curtains, towels etc.)
-    LEATHER GOODS (shoes, bags , belts)
Please no cushions, duvets or pillows.

Mary’s Meals feeds children one good school meal every day in 15 countries.  Because of our low costs we can do this for as little as £13.90 per child per year!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Application forms for children who will be seven by 31st August 2018 are available from the Sacristy today, for three weeks only. Please make sure you pick yours up.

FR STEWART HASKER:
At the end of the month, Fr Stewart will join our parish team to assist Fr David. Fr Stewart has worked as a priest in several appointments, including Chiswick and Isleworth, and comes to us from his sabbatical. We look forward to welcoming him to our parish.

PARISH OFFICE TIMES THIS WEEK:
Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday this week.

MICHAEL FORKAN RIP:
The Requiem takes place on Friday 8th June at 10 am.  May he rest in peace.

PATRICIA SEAR RIP:
The Reception of the Body will take place at 5 pm on Sunday 10th June, followed by the Requiem on Monday 11th at 10 am.  May she rest in peace.

ROSARY AND BENEDICTION:
To mark the end of the month of May, there will be Rosary and Benediction this afternoon at 5 pm.  All welcome.

RWANDA “STREETS AHEAD” CONCERT:
A Very Big Thank You to all those who contributed to the wonderful evening of song last Saturday.  A fantastic total of £1,175 was raised for the charity.

STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN:
Our Stewardship Campaign takes place this weekend, when we will encourage parishioners to think about the best way to give to the parish financially.  I know money matters are not really what we want to focus on at church, but from time to time it is both necessary and important.  For us, the most efficient way for you to give is by monthly Standing Order, and (if you pay UK tax) to Gift Aid this contribution. There will be an opportunity for you to sign up to Standing Order/Planned Giving and Gift Aid at Mass today.  As always, I am very grateful for your generosity, in so many ways, to the life of the parish.  Thank you.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY:
There will be one Mass only at 10 am after which the church will be closed.

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD:
Thursday is a Holy Day of Obligation and Masses will be at 8 am, 10 am & 7.30 pm. The School will be joining us for the 10 am Mass.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals will take place on Wednesday 3rd May at 5.20 pm for those children receiving the Sacrament at 11.30 am Mass and 6.20 pm for the children receiving the Sacrament at the 2.30 pm Mass. Please be on time.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES:
Our First Holy Communion Masses will take place on Saturday 5th May at 11.30 am & 2.30 pm.  Please pray for all our First Holy Communion children.  There will be no 10 am Mass or morning Confessions that day.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION COURSE:
Parents are reminded of their session on Tuesday 24th April at 8 pm.  The children meet on Saturday 28th at 10 am, and the whole family comes together for the 11.15 am Mass on Sunday 29th.