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In spite of the fact that this year there will be no special Unity Service in our area, nor any exchange of pulpits, I think it is important that we continue to pray fervently for Christian unity. We will offer a special bidding prayer during the Octave leading up to the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul on the 25 January.

ZIMBABWE: Brother Benjamin,C.Ss.R whose project we have so generously supported, has written a warm letter of gratitude, which is available this weekend.

Christmas Collection: Fr Andrew and all the Redemptorists at Bishop Eton thank you for your  immense generosity at Christmas. The total for the two parishes was almost £8,500.

Eucharistic Congress Delegates: We have been asked to provide five delegates for the Congress in September, who will then become part of a core team for the Pastoral Area leading up to the Diocesan Synod in 2020. If you are interested in becoming a delegate, please contact  Fr Tim before next weekend. Thank you.

The Eucharistic Congress will take place in September this year, but the Pastoral Area Forum will be in existence till at least 2020

Redemptorist Lay Associates: Fr Maurice O’Mahony will speak at all the Masses next weekend to present the idea of Lay Associates. This is an excellent opportunity for you to become more fully associated with the Redemptorists in sharing their prayer life, spirituality and apostolate. The level of commitment is respectful of personal choice and circumstance. There will be an open session (no obligation) with Fr Maurice and some of our Lay Associates to explore this possibility in the Fisher-More Hall at 3.00pm on Sunday 28 January.

The Funeral of Alice Riley RIP will take place on Wednesday 24 January at 12.00 noon.

Parish Meeting Refugee Resettlement Programme:

Tuesday 23 January, 7.30pm in Fisher-More Hall.

Please NOTE: Everyone is welcome - we are NOT just looking for professionals - we need anyone who has some time to help.Thank you. 

If you missed the pulpit address last week - you can read it by clicking here.

The purpose  of the meeting was explained in a handout which was given out after Masses last week. If you don't have a copy then you can read the content bu clicking here.

Baptismal Preparation Course for the parents who have arranged this with the parish office is on  Thursday 25 January from 7.00pm in the Hughes Meeting Room. Access via the car park.

Used StampsPlease bring ANY used stamps to the Sacristy to support Redemptorist Mission Action. Also if you have any used religious Christmas Cards bring them too as we can use to create welcome cards for visitors.

Each Friday the Divine Mercy Prayer group meet at 7.30pm in the Hughes Room and everyone is  welcome.

SVP food collection via the Monastery weekdays 10.00am—6.00pm. Cans, pasta, rice and  non-perishables gratefully accepted. Thank you.

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