Despite the heat, Fr David completed the course, running the 2018 London Marathon in aid of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster). You can still support him here.

 

Fr David is running the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April in aid of Catholic Children's Society (Westminster). You can support him here. And if you take any photos of him running, send them to us and we'll put them up on the website!

FR DAVID WRITES
It has taken a long time to put things back together safely in the parish. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far, including with our new readers’ list, the church cleaners, singers and musicians, collectors, counters, florists and to other groups who have started back. We are now looking for help to start tea and coffee on Sunday mornings after the 10am and 11.15am Masses, and for volunteers to man the shop on Sunday mornings. Perhaps you did these roles before and would like to begin again, or maybe you are new to these roles—either way, your help would be great. Please speak to Fr David or Fr Andrew today, or contact the office during the week.

OCTOBER: PRAY THE ROSARY
Fr Johnson will expose the Blessed Sacrament and say the Rosary each morning Monday-Friday (7am Exposition, 7.15 Rosary) before the 8am Mass. Rosary before the 10am Mass on weekdays - all are welcome to join. On Sundays, there is a Rosary for persecuted Christians after the 10am Mass (in front of the Blessed Sacrament altar).

FR DAVID WRITES
Today there is a pastoral letter from Cardinal Nichols, partly reflecting on some of our recent experiences as well as introducing the diocesan preparatory phase of the forthcoming Synod of Bishops (2023) on Communion, Participation and Mission. Friday was the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day and there will be a retiring collection for this at all Masses this weekend. Thank you for your generosity. Pope Francis hopes to visit Scotland in November to take part in the COP26 summit. Please keep this and the world's poorest in your prayers. Wishing you all a good weekend.

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