Bulletin No.598 January 31st 2016

100 Club:  The winner for January is no. 5 – I Hitchings   –    Congratulations!   A list of members and numbers is at the back of the Church.   It is not too late to join.  Interested?  See Treena Hitchings or Ruth Evans.

The Parish Council are looking for people willing to be on a list of volunteers prepared to help in and around the parish as and when needed.   We will be at the back of the Church before and after Masses this weekend to take names, telephone numbers and skills.

Communion Ministers:    A diocesan day of Recollection for Ministers of Communion, Communion Catechists and all involved in celebrating, sharing, receiving and building up the Body of Christ led by Tom O’Loughlin with  workshops on Home and, Hospital Ministry, Catechesis, Prayer will be at St. Illtyd’s School, Rumney on Sat. 27th Feb 10.30a.m. – 3.30p.m.     Please take a form from the back of the church or e.mail : liturgy@virginmedia.com or parish@sthelenscaerphilly.com  Booking is essential.

Collection of food for the Eastern Valley Foodbank will take place this weekend in both St Alban’s and St Felix communities.  Your contributions go a long way in helping our local Foodbank to feed our neighbours in crisis.  Please remember to make sure all food is non-perishable, in date and undamaged.

A Spiritual Holiday to the Island of Patmos:  Would you like to join David Payne and other members of the CaFE team in exploring this island of historical and spiritual beauty in September 2017?  The trip will last for 6 days and will be a wonderful mixture of learning (with expert local archaeological guides), inspiration (daily scriptural reflections and times of prayer), friendship (great hotel, good food and lots of fun), relaxation (plenty of free time for the hotel pool and amazing beaches) and daily Mass.  A perfect opportunity to explore Saint John’s holy island where God revealed a glimpse of the beauty of Heaven!  All this for £795!  There are some flyers at the back of the Church.  If you might be interested email Fr David before the Parish Council meeting on Thursday or speak with any member of the Council.

The Door of Mercy – St. Mary’s Newport

The Door of Mercy reflection card at St. Mary’s Newport is entitled ‘The Hour of Mercy’. The people and clergy of All Saints Newport invite you to a Holy Hour with Divine Mercy prayers every Friday between 2pm – 3pm during the Holy Year. A great opportunity to make pilgrimage through the Holy Door and spend the hour up to the time of Our Lord’s death on the cross (The Hour of Mercy) with him. All are welcome.

Parishioners in hospitalPlease let Fr. David know if you are aware of any of our parishioners being in hospital.  He would prefer to hear it from a dozen people than not to know at all..

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