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SWINDON SN5 7ES                                                                     February 17th 2019


SATURDAY:  5.30 pm      Ronald and Pauline Pickard RIP (Geraldine Reid)

SUNDAY:    10.00 am       Veronica McLaughlin RIP (Philip and Caroline McLaughlin)                                           

SATURDAY: 5.30 pm       Richard and Monica Burchall RIP (Clare-Marie Burchall)  

SUNDAY:      10.00am       John Chidley RIP (The Carter Family)                  7th Sunday





WELCOME: To Canon Kenneth Noakes our celebrant this weekend.


ANNIVERSARIES:  We remember in our prayers the repose of the souls of Eileen Beale (13/2/95), Daniel Robinson 14/2/99), Lydia Dias (14/2/18) and Michael Waterworth (15/2/08). May they rest in peace.


OFFERTORY: Last week’s loose collection was £666.92  Many thanks.


PARISH LENT EVENT: On Thursday 7th March (day after Ash Wednesday) the parish is hosting an evening which may give us food for thought during the season of Lent. In response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si” which is about our planet and the harm and damage done to the environment by humanty, the Bishops of England and Wales have responded by creating a resource called “Global Healing” which includes film and interviews about how we can live more simply and  try to redress the damage done. This would be a good Lenten project for us all. Do come along on Thursday 7th March at 7.30pm to hear more about this. Refreshments will be served. There will also be an opportunity to hear about our link parish San Jeronimo in Ocotal, Nicaragua,


ST JOSEPH’S CLASS OF ’75 REUNION: Saturday 4th May 2019 from 7.00pm at The White Heart, Oxford Road, Stratton SN3 4JD. If you are 60 between September 2018 and August 2019 then this social is for you! Come along to this informal evening for a drink, a chat and catch up. Cost: £5.00 payable on the door. Please confirm your attendance to either David New 07974956006; Pasquale Vitale 07901893315; Eleanor Norris 07977258524.


PRIKNASH ABBEY YEAR OF PRAYER: There will be a Retreat Day on Saturday February 23rd  led by Abbot Father Martin McLaughlin O.S.B.& Dr.Sarah Richards starting with Mass at 9.30am in the Chapel and ending with Adoration & Benediction.  March 2nd –Divine Mercy prayers & Adoration in Abbey Chapel 3pm.

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE:(27th – 29th April) some single (non-ensuite) rooms (cost £196 per person)  and some twin ensuite rooms (cost £232 per person) available on the pilgrimage to Walsingham organised by Holy Family Parish. departing Saturday 27th April (Swindon Bus Station at 7:00am or Holy Family Church at 7:15am) and arriving back in Swindon around 7:00pm. For more details please contact Mike or Kathleen Daley (01793 829381).


VACANCY: The Catholic Education Service (CES) is seeking to appoint a South West Hub Development Officer. The CES is the agency which represents and promotes the national education policy of the Bishops in relation to the 2,300 Catholic schools, colleges and university colleges which the Church is responsible for across England and Wales. For more information please see the full job advert and job description on the CES website – Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 11 March 2019. Interviews will take place on Thursday 21 March 2019.


NEXT WEEK: 7th  Sunday in Ordinary Time C  February 24th  2019                                                 Eucharistic Ministers: 4th Sunday Group                                                                                                      5.30 pm           Gitti Hayes, Hilda Cooper, Cathy Parlour, Marie Cahillane                                                          10.00 am         Ros Wilson, Lisa and Terry Dixon, Cecilia Wilson-Darkwa                                                         Reader: 5.30 pm   Patrick Grant                                 Readers: 10.00 am Children’s Mass                                Cleaning: Group : 7  Pat Connolly, Pat Fry, Ursula Lowson, Anne Rouse     Flowers:Anne                             Teas: Team 2:                                                                                                                                               Parish Web:                                                                                         Parish email:                                                                                  Deanery Web:                                                                               Diocesan Web:                      

Parish Priest: The Rev. Dr Michael Saunders, PhD, JCD, MA, BD.




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