Those who are unwell, including:
Lourdes Coutinho, Michael Kalou, Albert Coutinho, Theodore Welling, Bernadette Dillon, Richard Rayney, Kathleen Ferns, Larry Andrews, Teresa Murray,  Stephen Giffin, Pauline O’Mahony,  and Elizabeth Hosford.

Those who have died recently:
Frances Kantorowicz, Margaret Gunn and Sylvia Barborini.

 

Prayer by Pope Francis for October—Month of Mission
Heavenly Father, when your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ rose from the dead, he commissioned his followers to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’ and you remind us that through baptism we are made sharers in the mission of the Church. Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and zealous in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to the Church, which is still very far from completion, may find new and efficacious expressions that bring life and light to the world. Help us make it possible for all peoples to experience the saving love and mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever.

Those who are unwell, including:  
Guiseppina Lovece, Albert Coutinho, Willie & Yvette Simon, Patrick Murphy, Theodore Welling, Bernadette Dillon, Richard Rayney, Kathleen Ferns, Larry Andrews, Jean Payne, Annette Ramsey, Teresa Murray,  Anna De Giulio, Pauline O’Mahony and Elizabeth Hosford.

Lent is a holy season during which we are invited to focus on conversion and renewal of heart. Lent is also a time of preparation for the celebration of the central mysteries of our faith at Holy Week and Easter. ‘Lent’ comes from an old English word meaning springtime. Let us ask the Lord to allow the light of springtime to enter once again our lives and hearts, driving away the cold and dark that can hold us back in our friendship with God. May God bless us all during this special season.

The tools of Lent
Traditionally, the ‘tools’ used during Lent are: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

‘SPIRITUALITY OF ADVENT’
‘A talk’ on Tuesday 11th December at 7pm in the Church.

ADVENT DAILY PRAYER BOOKLETS:
Available from the Paper Shop today priced £1.

HOMELESS COLLECTION IN ADVENT:
Once again we are collecting tins/toiletries, socks & gloves for homeless.  Please place your donation in the box at the back of the Church.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK:
Saturday 8th December at 3pm.

VOLUNTEERS CHRISTMAS PARTY:
Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm.

ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE:
St Paul’s Church Woodland Road, Sunday 9th December at 6.30pm.

PENITENTIAL SERVICE:
Friday 7th December at 10.30am.