Bulletin No.654 March 5th 2017

St Felix Church:  The Church is looking beautiful!  Thank you to all who turned out to put everything back and to clean.  It was lovely to see such a good turnout.  Please look out for more events to raise money in the coming weeks.

Rite of Election:  Those from our R.C.I.A. group and some from our First Holy Communion group who have been preparing to be baptised or received into the Church this Easter, together with those who have been preparing throughout the archdiocese, will be at the Cathedral this Sunday at 3p.m for the Rite of Election.   Please pray for them as they continue their preparation

Fr. David’s 50 Birthday Celebration in the Church Hall on Sunday 19th of March.  Please make sure you put your name on the list at the back of the Church so that we have the numbers for catering.

CAFOD Lent Fast Day is nest Friday 10th of March:  Florence is a hard-working mother who is devoted to her family.  A few years ago she was only just making enough to feed her family.  However, CAFOD’s partner, the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, recognised how determined Florence was to stand on her own two feet and so they gave her 500 tiny fish, tools and training to build a pond and farm fish.   By selling some of the fish at market, Florence was able to give her children a future – she was able to send them to school.   Please support this Lent Fast Day, to ensure more people like Florence can turn tiny fish into something amazing.   Please pick up an envelope at the back of the church and put it in the with your collection envelope next week

CAFOD Fast Lunch:  There will be a soup lunch in St. Alban’s Hall on Friday next after 12 noon Communion Service.  Look forward to seeing you there.   We hope to make this a weekly event with another lunch in St. Felix on 17th of March.

Deanery Station Mass will be at All Saints, Ebbw Vale on Wednesday 15th  March at 7 p.m.

S.P.U.C.:  Janet Thomas of S.P.U.C. will be doing the 40 days for life vigil at St. Mary Street, opposite Elgin House, facing the abortion facility across the street from 11a.m. -4p.m. starting on Ash Wednesday until 9th of April.  Could anyone commit to joining her for an hour?  Contact Lorraine on 01495 763647 or Janet Thomas on 07901713077

Lenten Fasting Lunch (bread and soup) at St David’s Cathedral in support of the Syrian Family Refugee Project, each Friday of Lent at 1.30 p.m. (following the 12.45p.m. Mass) at the Cornerstone.  (During Lunch, 15 minute Lenten Meditation will be given by Archbishop George.)

Elliot Hanson will receive the Ministry of Reader on Saturday 11th of March at Allen Hall.   If anyone wishes to send Elliot any greetings or cards, please make sure Fr. David receives them by Wednesday evening.

Touch of Heaven 2018:  Trip to Patmos (details on www.faithcafe.org website) flying on Thursday 13th September 2018 and returning the following Thursday.  The expected cost for all in half board is £1050 (subject to Euro changes).   If you are interested please contact Fr. David Hayman by 26th of March.

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