Current Newsletter - Week commencing 18th August 2019
FR PAT WRITES: “One of the personal disappointments of August this year is being unable to visit family and neighbours in Ireland and to participate in the annual novena at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock, in this its fortieth year. However, thanks to live stream on the internet l am enjoying the spiritual experience and the excellent homilies over the nine days, 14-22nd August. This year marks the 140th anniversary of the apparition in 1879. What is unique about Knock is that there is no spoken word. Our Lady appears with St. John and St. Joseph around the Altar and the Lamb of God and surrounded by the angels speaking more eloquently of the power of silent prayer and the everlasting presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The theme this year “Continuing Our Journey” is one that offers comfort and hope in that Our Lady both knows and sees our need better than ourselves. Thanks to your prayers and support and that of family, l continue to make good progress.
Congratulations to those young people who have received their A level results this week, and to those who will receive their GCSE results this coming week. We wish them well in their own continuing journeys.”
INCIDENT : One of our parishioners was threatened with a knife and had his car stolen on Sylvan Avenue on last Friday at 5pm in broad daylight. The thief was a man dressed in black, who was hiding somewhere nearby. This incident has of course been reported both to the police and the local councillor, Meena Minnis. Please be aware and stay alert.
CONCERT: On Sunday 22nd September Helen Rich, Accordion Spice & friends are giving a concert here in the church hall in aid of the Stroke Association and Pink Ribbon Foundation. Free entry (with retiring collection) and refreshments. See noticeboard for further information.
CHURCH WEBSITE & MAILING SYSTEM : Please don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing system. It’s easy to find the subscription link on the front page of the website www.sthughandstjohntimperley.co.uk both on mobile and pc. We promise we won’t inundate you with junk mail, but we will send out the bulletin every week and notifications of any church events like the concert below, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
COLLECTIONS . Thank you for last week’s Offertory and CAFOD collection, figures will be announced next week. Please give generously and gift aid your donation if possible; envelopes are available.
Cheques for Mass offerings, offertory, donations and so on should all be made out to Parish of St Hugh & St John.
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