A very important date for your diaries
On Sunday 3rd June 2108, H.E. the Cardinal will be coming to formally re-open the restored Corpus Christi, by celebrating a Solemn Pontifical Mass at 11.00am. More information to follow.
The Restoration – and a wonderful gift
Last week I told you that we needed around £13,000 for a new sound and induction loop system for the church. By early Sunday morning I had a cheque for £15,000 in my hands for this very purpose. I would like to thank the donor for their kindness, in helping us with such a large and generous gift: we are all most grateful to you. Once we begin the work on the floor the sound company will be here to install the cables – so when everything completed, we will have a new super effective sound system. All Benefactors of Corpus Christi are remembered in perpetuity in a monthly Mass
If you would like to help with the restoration work, or anything else we are doing, you can find donation envelopes at the back of the church, or you can donate online. Please pray for us as we move forward, making Corpus Christi the Sanctuary of the Blessed Sacrament, as intended by the great Cardinal Manning. Fr Alan Robinson
Congratulations – a new child in the parish
On Wednesday morning Pauline and Philippe announced the birth of their second child, Adelaide. Mum and baby are both doing very well. Many congratulations J
Second Collection Next Week
World Communications Sunday takes place next week. It reflects Christ’s mandate that we should “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good news”. On this day, Catholics are encouraged to pray for all those professionals who work in the field of Communications. A particular intention for prayer is for those who are responsible for communicating on behalf of the Catholic Church in this country through the Catholic Communications Network. The CCN is the media office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and seeks to support the Bishops in their role as teachers both of the Catholic community and the wider world. Please help by contributing generously to the collection on the day or online at www.catholicnews.org.uk/donate-wcd
Dirty ol’ church
Apologies, that while the stripping work is taking place, we are constantly fighting a Plague of Dust. I’m trying my best to keep it down, but I don’t really have the time to keep cleaning the church. Could YOU please help? Why not bring a duster to Mass and arrive in good time. 🙂
Sodality of the Blessed Sacrament
The next Mass is 6.30pm on Thursday 1st June and we will be joined by Fr. Chris Thomas, Secretary to the Bishops’ Conference, who will be preaching for us. So, when are YOU going to join? Every month a Mass will be offered for the intentions of the members. The confraternity will meet on a monthly basis for Mass, Exposition and Benediction, adoring Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Information booklets containing application forms are available at the back of the church, or you can join online at www.blessedsacramentsodality.wordpress.com
Our Lady of Fatima at Warwick Street
The National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be taken to Our Lady of the Assumption & St. Gregory, Warwick Street on Saturday 10th June. The day begins with Mass at 11.00am, where the statue will be crowned, and is followed by veneration of the relics of Ss. Jacinta & Francisco.