This Christmas we are twinning with a parish in Gaza to show our solidarity with the Catholic Christians who are suffering in the Middle East; especially in Gaza.
Each of you are asked to write a Christmas Card to Holy Family Parish, Gaza. You can then drop off your card at the church in the assigned box. I will then post all the cards in a parcel to the parish priest of Holy Family Parish with covering letter saying who we are and he will then distribute the cards to his parishioners for Christmas.
Please address your card to:
Fr Mario de Silva and Parishioners, Holy Family Parish, Gaza
Boxes will be available up to and including the first weekend in December.
Our First Holy Communion preparation course continues with sessions 2 and 3 on Saturday 9th November at St Bridget’s, starting at 10:30am.
The same sessions will take place at St Stephen’s on Saturday 16th November.
Pray for the work of MISSIO and all missionaries throughout the world. Retiring collection.
St Bridget’s School had its OFSTED Inspection on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. We await the report! Thank you to the Headteacher and all the Staff and Governors for their hard work.
Both Parishes lit the Synod Candle in anticipation of this final year of preparation before Synod 2020.
Mass will be replaced by a Eucharistic service at St Bridget’s on Friday evening at 6pm
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Aid to the Church in Need appeal, the parish raised over £983 for their important work supporting persecuted and suffering Christians overseas.
Photos from the recent St Bridget’s 30th anniversary celebration and also showing the work on the confessionals at St Stephen’s have been added to our Parish Photos page
Session 1 of the First Holy Communion preparation course takes place on Monday 30th September at (St Bridgets) and Tuesday 1st October (St Stephens), both at 6pm.
The Sunday Masses this weekend (29th September) are Enrollment Masses for children about to begin preparation for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.