ROSARY AND BENEDICTION:
To mark the end of the month of May, there will be Rosary and Benediction this afternoon at 5 pm.  All welcome.

RWANDA “STREETS AHEAD” CONCERT:
A Very Big Thank You to all those who contributed to the wonderful evening of song last Saturday.  A fantastic total of £1,175 was raised for the charity.

STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN:
Our Stewardship Campaign takes place this weekend, when we will encourage parishioners to think about the best way to give to the parish financially.  I know money matters are not really what we want to focus on at church, but from time to time it is both necessary and important.  For us, the most efficient way for you to give is by monthly Standing Order, and (if you pay UK tax) to Gift Aid this contribution. There will be an opportunity for you to sign up to Standing Order/Planned Giving and Gift Aid at Mass today.  As always, I am very grateful for your generosity, in so many ways, to the life of the parish.  Thank you.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY:
There will be one Mass only at 10 am after which the church will be closed.

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD:
Thursday is a Holy Day of Obligation and Masses will be at 8 am, 10 am & 7.30 pm. The School will be joining us for the 10 am Mass.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals will take place on Wednesday 3rd May at 5.20 pm for those children receiving the Sacrament at 11.30 am Mass and 6.20 pm for the children receiving the Sacrament at the 2.30 pm Mass. Please be on time.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES:
Our First Holy Communion Masses will take place on Saturday 5th May at 11.30 am & 2.30 pm.  Please pray for all our First Holy Communion children.  There will be no 10 am Mass or morning Confessions that day.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION COURSE:
Parents are reminded of their session on Tuesday 24th April at 8 pm.  The children meet on Saturday 28th at 10 am, and the whole family comes together for the 11.15 am Mass on Sunday 29th.

PRIEST TRAINING FUND
Next weekend is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood and there will be a collection for the Priest Training Fund.  The Fund pays for
the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood and for the ongoing formation of our ordained priests.  There are currently 28 men studying at Allen Hall for our Diocese.
Donation leaflets are available in the back of the church.

THE YOUNG ADULT GROUP:
This is for young people, aged 15+, to come along to share ideas and have friendly debate within an enjoyable informal setting. A chance to explore your Christian faith and have thought provoking discussions. New members are always welcome. Next meeting is after the 6.30pm Sunday Mass this weekend.

EASTER SUNDAY:
There will be NO 6.30pm evening Mass

FINANCE COMMITTEE:
Meets on Tuesday 9th April at 7.30pm.

PALM SUNDAY:
Palms will be distributed and blessed at all Masses next weekend.  The 9.45 am Mass will begin in the courtyard next to the Hall.

FR DAVID WRITES:
Many thanks to everyone who has very kindly sponsored my marathon for the Catholic Children’s Society, either online or by giving to the second collection last weekend. You have been very generous – thank you all.