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Week commencing 8th December 2019
FR PAT WRITES : On Thursday we had one of those special occasions in the parish that will live long in my memory. We began with mass in church that was a great gathering of both parish and school community filled with many great surprises to mark the occasion of my birthday. Afterwards there was a lovely meal in the parish centre that turned out to be a fantastic community experience. I am particularly grateful for the many cards and generous gifts to help towards my physiotherapy treatments. I feel very privileged to serve the St Hugh’s community at this time as I continue with my recovery. In preparation for the general election on Thursday there is statement from the bishop of England and Wales reminding us as Catholics that we should engage with the election and vote and not “watch from the balcony”. You can read the full statement on dioceseofshrewsbury.org or you can pick up copy of it in a porch.
MISSIO – RED BOXES . It's time for the red boxes to be emptied. Please can all promoters arrange to empty the boxes by the first week in December. Many thanks to anyone who has a box and to the promoters for your support. Any problems please contact Margaret White Local Secretary 941 5676
Our own ParishService of Reconciliation will be on 19 th December, at 7.00pm.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT : After the success of the two previous years, All Saints in Sale are again this year putting on a Christmas Concert for the All Saints Roof Fund. This takes place Saturday 14th December 7.30pm: tickets, £5, and you can pay at the door on the night. Refreshments will be available afterwards in the Parish Centre.
GREETING CARDS CAMPAIGN for Prisoners of Conscience: 7/8th December 2019. The J&P Group are organizing our annual parish sale of greetings cards to support prisoners of conscience, their families and others who are abused for their beliefs. The cards will be on sale at all masses. The cost will be £1.50 per card which includes postage. Each card will contain a brief description of the relevant case which should not be sent with the card. Any profit made from the sale goes to Action by Christians against Torture, who supply the information for the cases we use in this campaign. We thank you in advance for your continued support for this campaign.
THE 3 rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT (15th December) is called GaudeteSunday. “Gaudete” is a Latin word that means “rejoice.” It is the day when the pink advent candle in the wreath is lit, when we shift our reflection from “the Lord is coming” to “the Lord is near”. Pick something PINK out of your wardrobe and put it on for the Sunday Mass! Fr. Tomasz: Gentlemen, please don't be shy! I will join you!!!
CAFOD: The final CAFOD collection of the year is next week, for our peace project in Colombia. The 'alternative' gifts catalogues are also available - a great option for someone who already has everything, or if you're looking for a last minute gift for someone. Gifts are available immediately and so worthwhile.
PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS with the times of all our Christmas services are available at the back of church and will be given to the school families through school. Please take one and keep it handy. Times will be put on the website soon.
SVP Sudan baby feeding appeal . The J&P group were asked especially for help this year as the situation is worsening. Please give generously. Gift aid forms and information is available at the back of church.
CHRISTMAS ROTAS – Please sign up to the rotas on the noticeboard for the Christmas services.
COLLECTIONS . Thank you for your offerings last week which will be advised next week.
Mass intention envelopes are available in the church porch; when using them please add the reason for the intention (e.g. RIP, anniversary etc). Please add your contact details for specific date requests. Cheques to Parish of St Hugh & St John please.
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