Saturday  23rd February
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – People of the Parish

Sunday 24th February – 7th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  (CYCLE C)
9:30am – Laffey Family Special Intentions
11:00am – Joyce Davies RIP

Monday 25th February
10:15am – Funeral service – Lesley Costello RIP

Tuesday 26th February
9:30am – Janet Yearsley

Wednesday 27th February
Noon – Hannah Rose Fish
7:15pm – Music Ministry Rehearsal

Thursday 28th February
9:30am – Dr Gabriel Murphy

Friday 1st March
No service

Saturday  2nd March
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – People of the Parish

Sunday 3rd March
9:30am – Mary – Special Intentions
11:00am – Abundia Oliveros

If Fr Simon is unobtainable and you urgently need a Priest please phone the parish mobile: 07548 222133  Please use this number for emergencies only i.e. where a priest is needed urgently.

Dates for your Diary

Family Fun Day

Sunday 17th March after 11am Mass
In the Parish Centre to celebrate the Feast days of St Joseph (19th) and St Patrick. There will be a Shared Table and an Easter Egg Tombola. It will be a shared table so please bring a plate of food to share.

We would like to start collecting Easter Eggs now so if you would like to donate one please leave it in the Box in the Sacristy. Thank You.

Coffee morning

Tuesday 19th March 10:30am
There will be tea and coffee, cakes and biscuits, Bingo and a Bring and Buy Sale. Everyone is welcome.

Bingo Night

Friday 5th April, doors open at 7pm
We are collecting prizes for our next bingo night. Bingo starts at 7:30pm. If you would like to donate prizes for the bingo night we would be really pleased to have them.

You can leave the gifts in the Sacristy marked ‘Bingo’ or give them to Pat McQuillan or Ann Hayes. The proceeds of our next bingo night is to help with the expenses of the young ones from St Nicholas High School who are going to help the sick in Lourdes. Thank you.


Help Needed

Derek Pearce is trying to get in touch with one of our parishioners – David Haines.
David – could you please ring Derek on 01606 889048 – or if anyone knows David (or his address) could you please contact Derek.

Gift Aid

In early April we will be claiming the Tax Refunds for the Tax Year 2018-19 on Offertory Donations from those parishioners who Gift Aid.

If you are no longer paying Income Tax will you please let us know – you can advise us either by writing to us, or by emailing the parish on –  – or by telephoning George Snape on 01606 557201

If you are still paying Income Tax there is no need for you to take any action.

Votive Candles

Our insurance Company have advised us that recently there has been a fire in a church in Scotland. The candles were left burning when the church was closed and locked after Mass ended. The fire damage was not insignificant – the cost of repairs to smoke damage is in excess of £100,000 –  and so we are asked that as a matter of sensible fire safety all lit Votive candles are extinguished before the building is closed and left unoccupied. Rest assured they will be re-lit later.

Your Help Please !!!

There have been several incidents recently where a problem has occurred – but we were not informed. Two examples were – all the electrical power was lost due to a fuse tripping, a roof leak occurred flooding the church carpet. If you are aware of any such incidents can you please ensure that you notify Fr Simon or Rebecca Finnegan ASAP. Thank you for your co-operation.

Prisoner Outreach

Thank you to everyone who has brought in their loose change for The Prisoner Outreach Organisation. Please continue to bring in your loose change and leave the money in the bottle on the bookshelves in the porch and help to support this organisation.

Coffee morning

Our Coffee Morning on Tuesday raised the sum of £160.  Thanks to those who organised it and those who came to support it. The next Coffee Morning is on Tuesday March 19th.


Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mr Thomas Coleman


If you would like to make a donation for the flowers please add your name to the list in the porch and place your donation into the wall box.


Please continue to bring in your unwanted spectacles and cases.

Newsletter Download: 383 24th February 2019 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time