Order of Malta 2019 Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The British Association of the Order of Malta takes a group of sick, disabled and older pilgrims with us every year on pilgrimage to Lourdes, flying from Stansted. Our pilgrimage is part of the Order’s International Pilgrimage, with 7,000 to 8,000 people attending in total.
Further information can be found here please contact Kim O’Connor before 14 January 2019.
11am Mass, Sunday 16th December
As part of parish -school links we will be welcoming Sacred Heart School to join us in celebrating Mass on Gaudate Sunday 16th December at 11am. Also some of our Confirmation Candidates will be enrolling at Mass.
Kim’s poem for corporal David O’Connor
Kim wrote this poem just after David’s funeral. He was Kim’s brother’s eldest son. He was a corporal in the Royal Marines. He was killed while on active service in Afghanistan on 24 October 2012. He was 27 years old.
CAFOD – El Salvador and Columbia
Our parish has supported CAFOD’s work with the Puentecitos community in El Salvador for the last 3 years. We raised £491 from book sales in the church foyer and £2,511 from our parish team running the 2015 Great North Run. Read here about the amazing projects that have been completed, helping to improve people’s income and food production in this very poor region of the country. From January 2019 our parish will support people in Magdalena Medio, Columbia through CAFOD’s HandsOn programme.
Dates for future parish meetings are below, all start at 7:30pm
2019 Thursday 24 January, Thursday 9 May (AGM)
Minutes from the October 2018 meeting can be found here.