Bulletin No.656 March 19th 2017

Stations of the Cross:   Friday at 7p.m. in St. Alban’s.   There will be the opportunity for Confessions by a visiting priest from 6.30 p.m. and again after Stations.

Family Mass:   The 11 a.m. Mass next Sunday will be a Family Mass with the children from Padre Pio Catholic Primary School taking part in the Liturgy.

Presentation of Children preparing for the Sacraments of  Reconciliation &  First  Holy Communion: will take place at the 11 a.m. Mass next weekend.   Please pray for them and for their families at this special time.  The Date for First Holy Communion is June 18th – A date for your diary

First Communion Parents Reminder:  the first of the Parents’ First Holy Communion meetings will take place on Monday 27th of March at 7p.m. in Padre Pio School.

Election of Confirmandi will take place at 11 a.m. Mass next weekend.   Please support and pray for the five young people who are making this commitment this year.      Confirmation will take place on Sunday 23rd of April.

Gift Aid Envelopes: are at the back of the Church. Please pick up a box (pink) with your name on it.  Use the new envelopes from the 9th of April.  If you pay tax and have not signed a Gift Aid Covenant and would like to – please see Fr. David.

Collection of food for the Eastern Valley Foodbank will take place next 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.

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 this Sunday.

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

Welsh National Lourdes Pilgrimage:  23rd to 28th July 2017.   There are posters at the back of the Church with more information if you would like to join this pilgrimage.

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