Friday, 16 December 2016

4th Sunday of Advent

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: Fr Joe Waring SJ, Fr Jim Culkin, Pat Haworth, Stacia Ryan, Joan Anders, Martin Dwyer, Janet Whitehead, Margaret Coyne, Graham Gooding, Paula Stephenson, Michael Nieweglowski, Paul Duffy, Maria Twigg

Lately Dead: Patrick Terence (Terry) Hogan, Monsignor Arthur Keegan

Anniversaries: Mary Ann Clarkson, Margaret Darwin, John Darwin, Peggy Slater, Margery & Frank Quipp, Bernard Joseph McNamara, Cecilia Randles


Masses this week: the following will take place in the Presbytery (except Friday)

Tues 6.30pm followed by Exposition                                       Wed 9.30am

Thurs: 2pm Mass at Springhill Care Home               

Fri: 10am Requiem Mass for Patrick Terence (Terry) Hogan


Times of next weekend's Masses are on the Monthly Newsletter


Installation of New Heating System -No cleaners will be required to clean the church next Saturday.


The Parish Office will be open 10 – 1pm Tuesday & Wed, & Friday this week.


This weekend we will focus on Catechesis, as Mary became Mother she became also teacher in Faith. We will be celebrating how we pass on our Faith through our Catechists, Baptism and Marriage Preparation and the Sacramental Program.


Mt Carmel Xmas Party for Senior Citizens Thanks to all at Mount Carmel for providing an afternoon in support of our elderly. A good time was had by all and very much appreciated.


Delivery of Christmas Gifts to our Sick & Housebound each year our young people deliver a Christmas message and a token gift to our sick and housebound. For this we need people to drive them to various locations. If you would be able to help out in this weekend then please let us know. Individuals will not be permitted to transport a minor unless it is their own child, or accompanied by another adult, or they hold an enhanced DBS certificate. Please speak with Fr John if you are able to help out transporting children after the Sunday Mass. If any young people would like to take gifts and cards after Mass, then please let Fr John know. Any person under 18 must have their parents' consent.


Christmas Crib and Tree Please could volunteers remain behind after the 10am Mass to help "construct" the crib and put up the tree.


Yemen Crisis Letter Dear Father Daly, Advent is a time of prayer and reflection as we look forward to celebrating the birth of Christ.  I especially ask over the coming weeks that youremember the people of Yemen. CAFOD is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) – a coalition of leading aid agencies which has launched an appeal to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The civil war between the Houthi ethnic group and supporters of Yemen's government is now into its second year. The UN estimates that the conflict has killed more than 10,000 people, with 6,000 people killed this year alone. The resulting humanitarian crisis is significant. More than 7 million in Yemen do not know where their next meal will come from.  CAFOD's partner in Yemen is providing humanitarian assistance in the form of food, water, medical care and shelter. You can find updates on the situation and how we are responding to this crisis.

Should your parish or anyone like to support this appeal, they can donate online or send in donations to CAFOD, which will be used towards responding to this crisis.