SUNDAY NOTICES

LAST UPDATE: 16th June 2019

By the decision of the Archbishop of Przemyśl (Poland), Fr Lukasz’s home diocese, he is being moved back to take over another assignment. FR LUKASZ’s FAREWELL MASS will be on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, 28th June 2019 at 7.00pm. There will be a Second Collection on the weekend 15/16th June. You may also offer your donation in a clearly marked envelope (Fr Lukasz’s Gift) over the next few weekends. The gift will be presented to Fr Lukasz at his Farewell Mass.

YOUTH GROUP – the next meeting on Friday 21st June 2019 at 7.15 at Ashford Bowling Club.

FOODBANK J&P group are holding a collection for the Food Bank on the weekend 29th/30th June.  You can help a family in your local area cope by buying just a little bit extra in store and donating it to the Family Food Bank.   Items you can donate include: tinned meats and vegetables, rice and porridge oats.  UHT Long life milk, Instant Coffee (value brand) Sugar (1kg or 500g packets) Items for Baby Boxes : Nappies (especially size 4 and 5),    A box will be placed in the porch on the week prior to the collection.  Please help if you can. Thank you.

ST JOHN’S SEMINARY: Sacred Heart Chapel Appeal  The Chapel, dedicated to the Sacred Heart, is at the Heart of the Seminary where Mass and the Divine Office are celebrated daily, where Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament takes place, and where private prayer and meditation sustain the community in its task of providing good priests for today’s Church.  The Chapel was last decorated in the 1980’s and is in need of some repair, refurbishment and decoration, which it is estimated will cost in the region of £350,000. St John’s Seminary is asking if parishioners would generously help them restore the Sacred Heart Chapel to good order by means of a donation.  The Seminary also ask for the prayers of parishioners across the Diocese for their ongoing work. To make a donation, or make an enquiry relating to this appeal, please contact Mgr. Gerry Ewing, Vice Rector at: St John’s Seminary,  Wonersh,  Guildford, Surrey or by email Vice-rector@wonersh.org

EVENINGS OF RECOLLECTION Wednesday 26th June at 6.30pm-8.45pm in St. Teresa’s Church. This month the Recollection falls on the feast of St. Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei. This is not only for t ladies who attend the recollection, but for anyone who is interested in hearing more about the life of St. Josemaria. There will be light refreshments in the parish hall afterwards. There will be Holy Mass followed by two half hour meditations & Rosary. Also, a time for private prayer and confession between the meditations. All welcome.

HCPT Summer Pilgrimage Holiday 4th -11th October. Come and enjoy a Pilgrimage holiday in Hosanna House Lourdes. All ages welcome. Cost includes travel, full board accommodation and comprehensive travel and medical insurance.  Option of own travel arrangements possible.  Some grant assistance for funding available.  Reserve your place by 10th June.  Contact Annie Judge: Tel: 01227700553

GAP YEAR VOLUNTEERS SCYS are looking for talented and committed gap year volunteers to live in Christian community and work with young people. The Youth Service team will help them to develop their gifts, gain new skills and enjoy an experience that will stay with them for life. The gap year team works with residential groups at St. Vincent’s and day retreats at Aylesford Priory. This opportunity is open to those aged 18-25 (Sep ’19 -July ’20) please  email:  scys@rcaos.org.uk for details or to arrange an informal chat.