Fr. Pius has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of St Anthony of Padua by the Archbishop Bernard Longley
A message from Fr. Pius: I will like to thank all parishioners who have sent their best wishes to me on my appointment as the Parish Priest of St Anthony of Padua by the Archbishop Bernard Longley. May you continue to pray for me and our Parish. Looking forward to a collaborative ministry.
Father Augustus – leaving celebration – Sunday 22nd July after Mass. We will be celebrating with tea/coffee and cake to say farewell to Father Augustus. We are asking for contributions of cakes for this celebration. Please bring them along before mass to the hall on the 22nd July. Thank you.
Parish Guide: this has been updated and is now available as a download on the parish website. A reference copy has also been placed in a binder at the back of the Church. If you would like a paper copy please sign the list at the back of the Church.
The 2017 report from the Finance Council is available this weekend. Please take a copy home to read in detail.
The Bishop is visiting the Parish next weekend. As previously announced he will be having meetings with parish groups and visiting the sick on the afternoon of Saturday 10th before celebrating the Vigil Mass. This will be followed by a “Bring and Share” supper in the hall and all parishioners are invited to attend. There will be another opportunity to meet him after Mass on Sunday for tea and coffee.
To request a home visit from a priest, either ring the presbytery (01865 762964), or email the parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are sick or unable to get to Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion from a Eucharistic Minister, contact the presbytery or email email@example.com.
An update of the parish review and plans for the forthcoming year will be given after both masses on the weekend of 30th September/1st October. Please put the date in your diary and try and attend.
This will be held on Tuesday 27th June at 7.30pm at St. Nicholas’ church hall, Elsfield Road.
After the business meeting, the guest speaker will be Mr. David Hare, the new County Ecumenical Development Officer.
Sr. Martha Mary (Martha Walter) Assumption Sister, died on Saturday 1st April, aged 91. Her funeral is on Wednesday 19th April at 11.30 am at the chapel of the Convent of the Assumption, Kensington Square W8 5HH. There will be a finger buffet lunch afterwards. For catering numbers please email firstname.lastname@example.org