THIS WEEK'S NOTICES
PRAYER FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE
Please keep the people of Ukraine in your prayers at this time of great suffering for them. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament follows the 9:30 Mass on Fridays and we have Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 19:00 and Sundays at 15:00 during Lent, all opportunities to pray together for an end to the conflict and for justice for the Ukrainian people. CAFOD Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, please donate to the following link: https://cafod.org.uk/donations/picker?defaultuniversal type=single&_Appeal=123770
This Family Fast Day, we remember that there are many people who need our love and support all around the world. Children experiencing malnutrition like Amie’s daughter Lombeh did in Sierra Leone or as we are seeing now in Ukraine, families affected by conflict. Your small act of love can make big things happen. Donations to CAFOD this Lent will reach families around the world, enabling local experts to provide support to families in times of need or conflict. You can donate in church using a CAFOD envelope or by visiting the CAFOD website: cafod.org.uk/lent This weekend we will have a collection for CAFOD Family Fast Day.
South London Refugee Association March Collection
Please give the following items February through March: toiletries, lentils, beans, tuna, breakfast cereal, coffee, tinned milk. Please place items in the SLRA collection box in the entrance porch to the church. ALL FOOD ITEMS MUST BE ‘IN DATE’. ANY ITEMS THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE SELL-BY DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Thank you for your generosity!
GIFT AID BOXES COLLECTION!
All parishioners who are in the Gift Aid Scheme can collect their Gift Aid boxes from back of the church from this Sunday after mass. If you are a UK tax-payer, for every £1 you give, your parish will get back an additional 25 pence from Inland Revenue, at NO cost to you! The donations can be of any amount; there is no lower or upper limit and they do not have to be of a fixed amount or frequency. Please complete a Gift Aid form declaration and return it to the parish office. Make your contribution to the church by weekly numbered envelope, standing order or cheque. Thank You!
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday 19th March 16:00 Children’s class in church hall
YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
Are you aged (roughly!) 25 to 35 years? Would you like to meet other young adults from our parish for socialising and supporting one another in our faith? We are hoping to establish a young adults’ group for exactly that. Do come along to an informal meeting in the parish hall on Saturday 9 April at 13:00 to look at what we might do together. Tea and coffee provided, bring a sandwich lunch if you wish to. Look forward to seeing you! Mgr Matthew
Children’s Liturgy VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Children’s from 5 to 11 years old are now welcome to join the children’s liturgy in the Hall during Sunday Mass. We need volunteers to help with the liturgy. This is a good opportunity for parents to become involved in the Church and in their children’s faith. Full training and support will be provided. If you can help please contact the parish office.
The Lenten Season
The Lenten season must not be faced with an ‘old’ spirit, as if it were a heavy and tedious obligation, but with the new spirit of the one who has found in Jesus and his paschal mystery the meaning of life, and now feels that everything must make reference to him. This was the attitude of the Apostle Paul, who affirmed that he left everything behind to be able to know Christ ‘and the power of his Resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that if possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.’ May our guide and teacher in our Lenten journey be Mary Most Holy, who, when Jesus went with determination to suffer the Passion, followed him with total faith. Pope Benedict XVI, 2006
Welcome & Coffee: R. Martella, M. Hernandez N/W E. Falcone, A. Oliva
Readers: SAT: E&N Falcone N/W M. Slade SUN: L. Brown, L. Northeast N/W A. Stacey, A.K. Blanes
Flowers: V. Barkho N/W A. Oliva
Church Maintenance: 11am Sat 9 th April