CAFOD. The Family Fast Day appeal launched last weekend. If you wish to support this, please take an envelope home with you and return it by next weekend.
ALSO Denis Cassidy has served as our CAFOD rep for many years and now feels that it is time for him to retire from this obligation. May I take this opportunity to register our grateful thanks to Denis for all that he has done for us in this capacity. This leaves us with a vacancy as CAFOD rep. I appeal, especially to the younger parishioners, to consider taking on this responsibility. If you would like to know more, please speak to Denis and then come and see me. The parish have supported CAFOD very generously over many years. Giving money is easy, giving time is less so. PLEASE have a good think on this one and come forward.
SATURDAY WELCOME ROTA for the next season is available now at the back of church.
CHRISTMAS CARDS and other Christmas items are available for sale on the table at the back of church.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR PARISH. Collections last weekend was £747.61
Monthly standing order for August was £1,011. Many thanks for your generosity.
PARISH DEBT. This week I have been able to transfer £11,000 to the Diocese in order to reduce our parish debt. This now stands at £60,000. Many thanks to everyone for fundraising efforts which has enabled us to reduce the initial debt of £250,000 to its present sum.
MASS STIPENDS this week for Margaret Jane Leaver; Holy Souls; Maureen Ashton LD (2); John Ashworth A; Agnes Craven (2).
OUR LADY’S OIL burns this week for Philipa Taylor RIP.