Please support the Knights of St Columba in their work providing Christmas food parcels for the needy and elderly. Please bring donations of food packets and tins and place them in the boxes provided on the right side of the church facing the altar. If anyone knows of someone who should receive a parcel please give their name, which will be kept confidential, to Richard Collison.
DEANERY PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND, 26th May–1st June 2019 with Fr Philip and Northern Star Travel.* Price is £700 and there are still places available. Further information is available with booking forms by the newsletters. (* Same operator who took our Fatima trip in 2017.) The pilgrimage will be following in the footsteps of John Paul II and will visit Krakòw, Wadowice, Częstochowa and Auschwitz. Please ring Presbytery at Hoddesdon on 01992.440.986 to let us know that you are booking.
Parents and Candidates are to take note of the following: Candidates (not the parents!), should see Fr. Clement/Maria McKenna for enquiries/Forms. Parents may accompany their children and that would be appreciated. Classes will start in January, every second Saturday from 3pm. Candidates will be expected to stay on for Saturday evening Mass (5.00 pm).To ensure that there is continuity and progression in working together, Candidates are expected to attend ALL lessons, be regular and punctual at every organised activity or event during the course. For more information please contact; John and Maria McKenna
Our Priests for Tomorrow
Your generosity to the Priest Training Fund supports the priestly formation of men who have answered the call to Priesthood to serve the people of God.
There will be a second collection at Mass (22nd April 2018) to support this cause. Collection envelopes will be available at the back of the church.
In collaboration with Churches Together/Broxbourne Food bank, we will begin today to collect food in the Parish. A large box will be placed to the right of the altar for you to place your donations which will then be taken to the local food bank. Sadly there is an increasing need for us to support those less advantaged than us. As you may know donations should be tinned or dried foods with a good shelf life. At present they also urgently need:
- Tinned fruit (400gms)
- Boxes/packs of Tea bags
- Dried pasta (500gms)
- UHT milk (1 litre)
- Breakfast Cereals.
We hope to continue this ‘Love in Action’ throughout the year.
If you are not already a Catholic, or have been away from the Church for some time, or just did not get around to celebrating one of the Sacraments at the “right” age, or would like to discover more about the Catholic Church, then there is a series of meetings just for you! Continue reading “Have you thought about becoming a Catholic?”
The Home Mission Office exists to help the Church throughout England and Wales to share the joy of the Gospel. It can seem daunting to share such a personal part of our lives as our faith in Jesus Christ. However, we can pray that the people we carry in our hearts will encounter him for themselves. Prayer cards and prayer maps for families are available at www.homemission.org.uk. If you would like to pray for the spread of the Good News on a regular basis, please sign up to our newsletter via www.homemission.org.uk