JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART
On the Friday following the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Because this solemnityusually falls in June, this month is also known as the “Month of the Sacred Heart.” Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is all about pondering Christ’s love and meditating on Christ’s suffering.
Please pray for the sick and homebound of our parish community and all those who are in need of our prayers especially: Elizabeth Bain, Marie Bartlett, Mary Belston, Harry Carter, Joan Chapman, Rose Duddigan, Filomena Echlin, Mavis Francis, Daphne Gibson, Mary Gilburt, May Gregory, Frances Hawker, Natalie Johnston, Jean Lobb, Tony Obeysekere, Mary Porter, Dorothy Roberts, Olive Roch, Peggy Ryan, Mo Sansom, Stephanie Shortt, Pat Sinclair, Peter Trafford and Liz Watling.
For those who have died, especially Graham Adams RIP, John Murphy RIP, Josie Mursell RIP, Barbara Weighall & Roz Young RIP and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
BOOK OF INTERCESSORY PRAYER In each of our churches, near the Lady Altar, is placed a book in which we are invited to write any intentions we may have. Each week the parish will pray for the intentions recorded in these books.
READINGS AT MASS Eleventh Sunday OTB – Ez 17:22-24; 2Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-3. Nativity of St John the Baptist – Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66.80
SECOND COLLECTION There will be a retiring collection after all Masses this weekend for Day for Life which Anscombe Bioethics Centre and other life-related activities.
ALTAR SERVERS If you have made your First Communion and would like to be an altar server, please speak to Fr Steven or Peter Clarke.
FUNERALS John Murphy RIP Funeral Service, Thursday 21 June, St Mary’s at 1300. Josie Mursell RIP Funeral Service, Monday 2 July, St Michael’s at 1330. Graham Adams RIP Funeral Mass, Friday 6 July, St Mary’s at 1200.
HOSPITALITY GROUP Fr Steven is looking to start a small group of volunteers who would like to be involved in forming a Hospitality Group to support future parish events and activities over the course of the year. There will be an initial discussion meeting for anyone interested on Tuesday 10 July in St Thérèse Hall, Presentation House, at 1100.
SUNDAY TEA & COFFEE The refreshment team are looking for more volunteers to help with the tea andcoffee after Sunday Mass at St Mary’s. If you can help please speak to Ann Doran or contact the Parish Office.
ST MARY’S CRYPT The Crypt shop is looking for help on a Thursday morning from 1000-1300. Please contact the Parish Office or a member of the Crypt team.
MONDAY COUNTERS If you are able to assist with the counting of the weekend collection on a Monday morning please telephone Ann Doran on 01983 719833 or contact the Parish Office. Ideally, rotas work on a four/five-week basis.
MINISTRY OF FLOWERS The team at St Mary’s are looking for more volunteers to assist with arrangingflowers for the church. If you can help contact Vil Walsh (616108) or Di Buckett (563941).
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (SVP) In all our communities there is poverty, loneliness and disadvantage. There are people in this area who need practical help but do not know to whom to turn. The SVP is one of several charities whose aim is to help the disadvantaged in the local community. If you or anyone you know is in need of some help please contact the local group – Frank (812801) or David (567391).
THANK YOU FOR LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTION: £1,157.17 (including SO/DD).
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