CANONISATIONS & YOUNG PEOPLE:
Today, 14th October, Pope Francis will make saints of Pope Paul VI (1897-1978) and Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980). In addition to the normal intention, our Mass at 9.45 am today will be offered in thanksgiving for the canonisations.

Please keep in your prayers the Synod on Young People which is currently meeting in Rome.

CANONISATIONS & YOUNG PEOPLE:
Next Sunday, 14th October, Pope Francis will make saints of Pope Paul VI (1897-1978) and Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980). In addition to the normal intention, our Mass at 9.45 am that day will be offered in thanksgiving for the canonisations. Please keep in your prayers the Synod on Young People which is currently meeting in Rome.

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP SHERRINGTON:
Bishop Sherrington has written to inform us officially of the following: “I wish to inform you that for personal reasons Fr Stewart Hasker will not be returning to the parish and will be supported by the Diocese at this time. Please keep him in your prayers.”  

CONFIRMATON 2019:
Application forms are available for next three weeks only from the Sacristy.  Candidates are asked to take a form and sign the sheet with their parents details.  All forms to be returned by 14th October to the box in the Sacristy.

WORLDS BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING:
Our Scout Group will be serving cake with your coffee in the Hall after the morning masses on 30th September to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.  Offers of cake will be grateful received on the day!

From the parish archive.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019:
Parents who have signed up for the First Holy Communion Programme are asked to come to the Parish Hall on Tuesday 11th September.at 7pm.   Please bring £35 payment – thank you.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY:
There will be one Mass only at 10 am on Monday 27th August, after which the church will be closed for the day.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION:
Wednesday, 15th August, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a Holy Day.  Mass will be at 8 am, 10 am and 7.30 pm.

HOLY LAND 2018:
There will be a pre-pilgrimage meeting here on Thursday 20th   September at 7 pm in the church. Please make sure you can attend this important meeting. Please also note that the balance for your payments is due by 20th August.  These should be paid directly to Tangney Tours Ltd. Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green TN15 8NF Tel. 01732 886 666. We currently have 43 pilgrims. There are 7 tickets still available. If you would like to go, please contact Tangney asap so they can advise our hotels.

MEDICAL MISSION SISTERS APPEAL:
Sr. Linda Maog will be with us next weekend to make an appeal on behalf of her order, who are the designated Diocesan Mission Appeal for 2018.

FR EMMANUEL EDEH CSSP.OFR:
The Very Rev Fr Prof Emmanuel Edeh CSSp. OFR will say Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes at 2 pm this afternoon.
Fr. Emmanuel is the Founder of the Catholic Prayer Ministry (CPM) and the Pilgrimage Centre of Eucharistic Adoration and Special Marian Devotion Elele, Nigeria.
There will be a personal consultation in the Parish Hall after the Mass. ALL are invited to both.