FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION:
Wednesday, 15th August, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a Holy Day.  Mass will be at 8 am, 10 am and 7.30 pm.

HOLY LAND 2018:
There will be a pre-pilgrimage meeting here on Thursday 20th   September at 7 pm in the church. Please make sure you can attend this important meeting. Please also note that the balance for your payments is due by 20th August.  These should be paid directly to Tangney Tours Ltd. Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green TN15 8NF Tel. 01732 886 666. We currently have 43 pilgrims. There are 7 tickets still available. If you would like to go, please contact Tangney asap so they can advise our hotels.

MEDICAL MISSION SISTERS APPEAL:
Sr. Linda Maog will be with us next weekend to make an appeal on behalf of her order, who are the designated Diocesan Mission Appeal for 2018.

FR EMMANUEL EDEH CSSP.OFR:
The Very Rev Fr Prof Emmanuel Edeh CSSp. OFR will say Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes at 2 pm this afternoon.
Fr. Emmanuel is the Founder of the Catholic Prayer Ministry (CPM) and the Pilgrimage Centre of Eucharistic Adoration and Special Marian Devotion Elele, Nigeria.
There will be a personal consultation in the Parish Hall after the Mass. ALL are invited to both.

FR STEWART:
Welcome to Fr Stewart who began his ministry here last weekend. I hope that as many of you as possible will get to meet Fr Stewart in the next few weeks.

“THE WORK WORK” by Maire Buonocore.  
A celebration of the Work of Women in World War I at St Edmunds, Edmonton, on Friday 13th July at 7.30 pm.  The concert is free, but a retiring collection will be taken for the Soup Kitchen for the homeless.  

MARY’S MEALS:
Volunteers will be at the Saturday vigil and Sunday morning Masses on the weekend of 14th/15th July.  The deadline for all clothing donations is 12.30 on Sunday 15th July, as that is when the van leaves for the final time.

Mary’s meals are happy to accept:
-    CLOTHING (men, women & children)
-    BEDDING (blankets, sheets, pillow cases, valances)
-    TEXTILES (incl. curtains, towels etc.)
-    LEATHER GOODS (shoes, bags , belts)
Please no cushions, duvets or pillows.

Mary’s Meals feeds children one good school meal every day in 15 countries.  Because of our low costs we can do this for as little as £13.90 per child per year!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Application forms for children who will be seven by 31st August 2018 are available from the Sacristy today, for three weeks only. Please make sure you pick yours up.

FR STEWART HASKER:
At the end of the month, Fr Stewart will join our parish team to assist Fr David. Fr Stewart has worked as a priest in several appointments, including Chiswick and Isleworth, and comes to us from his sabbatical. We look forward to welcoming him to our parish.

PARISH OFFICE TIMES THIS WEEK:
Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday this week.

MICHAEL FORKAN RIP:
The Requiem takes place on Friday 8th June at 10 am.  May he rest in peace.

PATRICIA SEAR RIP:
The Reception of the Body will take place at 5 pm on Sunday 10th June, followed by the Requiem on Monday 11th at 10 am.  May she rest in peace.