23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 7th September 2014

Dear Parishioners,

Schools are back and a letter was sent on Friday to the parents of children in Year 3 informing them of the revised preparation course for First Holy Communions, Confirmation and Reconciliation. Letters were sent by hard copy and by email to ensure that at least one arrives in parents’ hands! If you know of any children living in the parish and not attending either St Mary’s Sabden or St Michael and St John’s and wishing to make their First Holy Communion, then please ask their parents to contact me or Fr Frankie.
A preliminary meeting for parents will be held in the school hall on Thursday 25th September at 7.30pm at which the programme and it requirements will be explained.
Catechists are asked to meet in the Presbytery a week on Tuesday, 16th September at 7.30pm

This year’s RCIA course will begin in four weeks time. The RCIA is an introduction to Catholicism and would be of interest to those wishing to learn more about the faith, or who may have missed making their First Communion or Confirmation, those who wish to join the Church or are simply curious about what makes a Catholic tick! The course is led by me, assisted by Fr Frankie and some who have followed the course in the past. We meet on Thursday evenings in the Presbytery large meeting room on Thursday evenings for one hour between 8 and 9pm. If you have a friend who may be interested but maybe shy of coming alone, then do please consider inviting them and accompanying them to the opening session. There is no obligation on any to continue with the course once it has begun. Anyone wishing to know more or who definitely wishes to attend please have a word with either me or Fr Frankie.
Would graduates of past RCIA programmes who might be interested in being involved in this year’s, please meet in the Presbytery briefly a week on Thursday, 18th September at 8.pm.

You may have noticed that during the holidays we widened the distance between the church benches on either side of the central aisle in an attempt to ease access and make the benches more comfortable. Comments?
Following comments and suggestions made concerning the cushions on the front three central benches, the cushioning has been redesigned and introduced on the fourth, fifth and sixth benches. Please let me know what you think of these.

The 99 group please meet this Thursday at 7.30pm.

Fr John

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