Bulletin No.661 April 23rd 2017

Divine Mercy CelebrationMessage from Our Lady of the Angels, Cwmbran: “Please join us on this Great Celebration of Divine Mercy today, 2. 00 pm to 4.00 pm at Our Lady of the Angels.  Jesus says, “The soul that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion [on Divine Mercy Sunday] shall obtain complete forgiveness [or remission] of sins and punishment”.  Adoration and Confession – 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm.  Divine Mercy Chaplet – 3.00 pm followed by venerating the image of Divine Mercy. Join us to share the joy of His Divine Mercy over a Cup of coffee after the service.”

We welcome Archbishop George to our parish today to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on five of our young people at the 11 a.m. Mass today.  Please pray for the Confirmandi and their families at this special time.  There will be tea/coffee and biscuits in the Parish Hall afterwards.  Please do try to come along and support these young people.

Celebration of First Reconciliation will be on Saturday next at 11 a.m.   Please pray for the children and their families at this special time in their faith life.

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

Torchlight Procession at Belmont Abbey:  0n Wednesday 10th May.   This year there will be the visit of the National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and Relics of Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco to celebrate the Centenary of the Apparitions at Fatima.   As in past years a bus will be booked for those who are interested.   The cost will be approx. £10 per head.   Please sign the list at the back of the Church if you would like to book a place.   Final details nearer the time.

Your Offertory CollectionWe rely on the regular contributions of one another!  For those already in the Gift Aid Scheme there is a pink box of envelopes with your name on it at the back of the Church.  If you are not signed up, and pay income tax, have you thought of joining?  All you need to do is sign a declaration which Father David can supply for you and use a box of pink envelopes – the parish will then be able to claim 25 pence from the Government for every £1 you give to support our parish.

If you are not able to join the Gift Aid Scheme please consider using the Planned Giving envelopes which will help you to keep track of your offerings to our community.

Beetle Drive with light refreshments on Wednesday in the Church Hall.  Tickets Adults £5; Children: £3 – Family Tickets £10.   Tickets on sale this weekend.

APF:  It is time for your red box to be emptied!  Please bring to the Sacristy as soon as possible – thank you for your support!

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