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2nd Sunday of Lent

posted Mar 2, 2012, 8:27 AM by K C   [ updated Mar 2, 2012, 8:27 AM ]

Dear Friends,

Today’s second collection for CAFOD will be used to provide water to those without. All donations given this Lent will be matched by the Government, so Please be generous. You can take and use C.A.F.O.D. envelopes all of Lent and just put them in the collection plate. Please also remember KIKAMBALA in Lent.

The PARISH PRAYER GROUP will be meeting in the Presbytery next Monday, 12th March, at 2.30 pm. All are welcome. Use this group as a help in Lent.

THIS FRIDAY Stations of the Cross in Church at 3 pm, AT THE TIME Christ died on the Cross. The Franciscans walk the VIA DOLOROSA, in Jerusalem, every Friday of the year with those on Pilgrimage. You can also do the stations privately if you wish.

NEXT LENT TALK - THE ORTHODOX CHURCH ON THE EASTERN TRADITION OF LENT AND EASTER. In the Presbytery ON Thursday 15th March at 7 pm. The return of Rev Ian Randell who gave a very popular talk last Lent. So do try to make this one.

CLOTHING GUILD MASS10 am on Friday, 30th March.

followed by sorting and coffee in the Dining Room. All are welcome to bring two new items of clothing; they will be forwarded to be distributed to those in need.

This year St Anthony’s are having a stall at the Anglican Parish Church charity sale on Saturday, 10th March to raise funds for Kikambala. Goods for sale would be gratefully received and can be left at the back of Church.

HOLY WEEK WEDNESDAY [APRIL 4TH] MASS OF THE BLESSING OF HOLY OILS AT THE CATHEDRAL. This year Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Conner will be celebrating this Mass. It is very important that we know the numbers wishing to attend as soon as possible. A list is in the Church. If you wish to join the coach to the cathedral, names and telephone number please.

Weekly Collection: Loose £155.10. Gift Aid £249.50 Total £404.60. Our weekly need is truly about £500. 1/3 of our money goes to the Diocese. Please plan your giving before Mass and be as generous as you can. If you pay tax please covenant, as we receive another 28p in the £1. Covenant Officer John Morling on 01328 700575. Thank you all very much.