Autumn Social Events (Changes)

. It has been decided to change the pattern of our Autumn Social Events. Instead of a Christmas Fair there will be two events before Christmas. A Craft Fair is planned for Saturday 7th November from 11.00am until 3.00pm. with 8 stalls including Olive Wood gifts and a raffle for an olive wood crib, craft stalls, preserves and home baking. Refreshments will be available throughout including soup and freshly made sandwiches.This is a fundraising event but also the social side of Parish Life is important and I would like to see the Saturday evening congregation blending in with this kind of function. This is one of our strengths. A preview of craft items for sale will be on show at both Masses on 31October /1 November. Raffle tickets for the (valuable) Olive Wood Crib...

Synod of Catholic Bishops

. Pope Francis has celebrated Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, at the start of a synod of Roman Catholic bishops focusing on family issues. We can expect some interesting discussions following the views expressed by Pope Francis on his recent trip to America. ┬áThere will be sensational headlines in the world’s press but for us it is the deeper meaning of these discussions that is important as the focus turns to “The Family” in this period of rapid social change.