Sunday 19 September 2021

1. New Director of Music. We are delighted to announce that our new Director of Music will be Michael Wynne, who was here on interview a couple of Sundays ago. All else being equal, he will take up his appointment on Advent Sunday, 28 November.

2. Mass will be offered this week on Wednesday and Saturday at 1000 and on Thursday at 0800. All will be live-streamed. Note there will be NO MASS on Tuesday.

3. Next Sunday, 26 Sep, Mass will be offered at 0900 and 1030, as usual. The 1030 will be live- streamed.

4. We’ll be celebrating Harvest on Sunday 3 Oct in the morning. Gifts of non-perishable foodstuffs will be collected, as will money for our nominated charity. Please come armed with both that day!!

5. Christians United for Climate Action. Also on Sunday, 3 Oct, at 6pm in the Town Church, there will be an All-Island Ecumenical Service, followed by a candlelit vigil in Royal Square. This act of worship and witness in the Creation Season is intended to deepen our bonds of solidarity on the issue of the Climate Crisis. Please make every effort to be there, to make our witness as strong as possible.

6. Pilgrimage Prayers. The Parish Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham will take place over the weekend of 8-11 October. As part of our pilgrimage, we will have a period of shared prayer in the Holy House at the Shrine, during which we will offer prayers for the sick, for those in need, for the departed, for our parish and community and in thanksgiving for God’s blessings in our lives. Both pilgrims and non-pilgrims alike are invited to collect a set of blank sheets from the back of church and complete them with their intentions for this special time of prayer. Please make sure you return them by 6 October. (Those worshipping online may email their intentions to the office.)

7. Volunteers needed! We’re looking for some trusty folk who are good with a paint brush and/or roller to help us redecorate the Director of Music’s flat. With a good team of us, it shouldn’t take too long. Exact dates to be confirmed, but expressions of keenness are needed now!! You know you want to!