Fourth Sunday of Lent – 31st March 2019

Mass and Liturgy Times

Sat 30th Mar 5:00pm OLSS
Sun 31st Mar 9:45am OLSS
11:15am SToC
4:30pm SToC
Mon 1st Apr 9:30am OLSS
Tues 2nd Apr 9:30am OLSS school
12:00noon SToC
7:30pm Stations of the Cross SToC
Wed 3rd Apr NO MASS
Thurs 4th Apr 9:30am SToC
Friday 5th Apr 7:00am OLSS
9:30am Requiem Mass OLSS

Fifth Sunday of Lent
Sat 6th Apr 5:00pm OLSS
Sun 7th Apr 9:45am OLSS
11:15am SToC
4:30pm SToC

Family Groups

As we continue to work on our plans for the introduction of Family Groups please continue to pray for us as a parish as we look forward to bringing this new initiative to our Church community. This weekend we welcome Chris and Vince, guest speakers at all our Masses who will explain a bit more about the Family Groups. We would like to invite parishioners who sign up for Family Groups to come to a short meeting next Sunday 7th April after 11:15 Mass at St Thomas’- this will be a chance to meet your new family group and watch a short DVD. If you cannot attend don’t worry your leaders will be in touch.

Resurrection Candles
We will again seek to light up our Churches in Easter Week with candles dedicated to our loved ones who we wish to offer special prayers for this Easter. These 7 day candles can be lit for all our loved ones both alive and dead as a sign of our prayers for them during the great feast of Easter.
THE FINAL DATE FOR SUBMITTING INTENTIONS FOR A CANDLE WILL BE THE 14TH APRIL. Forms available at the back of Church. Please include donation of £5 per candle requested.

WITH YOU ALWAYS PROGRAMME: – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
A reminder that Session 6 will be this coming week. It is important that you attend all the planned sessions
• Tuesday, 2nd April at 3:45 pm – St Thomas of Canterbury Church or
• Thursday, 4th April at 6:30 pm – Our Lady Star of the Sea Church

PARISH MASS ASSOCIATION
The cost for enrolment in the Mass Association and Card is £7.50. To enrol and purchase a card, please fill in a Mass Association slip and place in envelop with donation. Holy Mass and prayers will be offered for all people enrolled in the Mass Association once a month for 12 months.
There will also be special remembrances for the Mass Association at Christmas, Easter and on the Feast Days of St Thomas of Canterbury & Our Lady Star of the Sea.

THIS WEEK’S LAMP INTENTIONS
Lady or Sacred Heart Altar Lamps at Star will only be lit when intentions have been requested.
OLSS: Sanctuary: For those working in war zones
SToC: Sanctuary: For the leaders of our country

ALTAR WINE/BREADS Parishioners are invited to make a donation of £10 for altar wine/breads in memory of a loved one. Please place your donation in an envelope with the intention and Church and place it on the collection plate or drop it off at the parish office.

EASTER CARDS TO THE HOLY LAND, 2019
The contact details for parishes in the Holy Land are available this week-end, a little later than usual, but we hope that your response will be no less enthusiastic. We have sent over 2,000 cards from our Pastoral Area in past years and we know that they are really well received as a measure of our support in the difficult climate in which parishes are struggling today.
Please remember to return your cards to the back of church so that the Justice and Peace Group can post them off to the Latin Patriarchate which will ensure that they reach their destination. Feel free to include your own address, if you wish, and there are greetings in Arabic for you to enclose with your cards. Thank-you.

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