Welcome to this week’s newsletter! Today is the First week of Advent as we prepare ourselves spiritually for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s also the start of the Church’s Liturgical Year. Why not get spiritually fit by saying our Parish Daily Devotions each day in December. You can find links to these below or just check the daily calendar. The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8.; Today’s Gospel is about “staying awake” for Our Lord as we never know when our time arrives.. There’s some interesting examples in our Hymn for the Day section as well as a beautiful video under our Kid’s Gospel section. Please take a look. Also, please take a look at the note about the Bishop’s 2 day visit to our Parish in December. It’s a chance to meet and ask questions with our pastoral bishop. Time is running out so a reminder about the Parish Trinity Pilgrimage in September 2018; See our regular thoughts on Today’s Gospel and Readings for the week, and how you can help our Parish and all the latest upcoming events for the week.
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this Blessed Christmas Period
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 3rd December till the end of the month
Or Go to our Parish Events Diary and search a specific date or event here http://stswithuns.org.uk/events/
Please pray for those who are ill especially: Rosemary Devonald, Dominic, Carol Langsford, Julie Duffy, Patricia Ward, Pat Groom, Stan Whitnell, Mary Mckana, Eileen Inkpen, Rory McCreesh, Eddie Coppani, Peter Softly, Tony Denny, Betty Foster, Bobby, Eileen Stewart, Joan Smith, John Williams, Margaret Bager, Monika Madigan, Fred Vuksani, Tom & Lily, Greta Kemp, Magda K, Mary Wallis, Micheline Thompson, Pat Needham, Margaret Badger, Rosemary Ashton, Anne Sullivan, Catherine Morgan, Arthur Tobin, Jo Wheeler and Josephine Butler.
And all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 3rd December: Mary Claffey, Isabella Butler, James Harrison, Eileen McEntee, Michael McMahon, Elizabeth Lindsay, J Michael Kane, Florence Read, Muriel Ryan, Alfred Kenneth Elliot, Norman Cyril Pickard, Jack Barter, Tadeusz Mikulski, Janet Mary Loud, Margaret Malloy, Nicole Sharkey aka Nee Brett, Lucy Osmonde, Gerald James Murphy, Evelyn Blanche Bushnell, Sean Gerard Lynn, Andrew O’Brien, Florence Alice Brennan, Edith Horn, Reuben Atkins, Norah Bailey, Maria Mallia, Rosemary Orme, Violet Faith Wardlaw, Sarah Stanford, Kathleen Dorothy Thomas, Anna Walsh, Ellen (Nellie) Elizabeth Budd, James George Cornelius Coughlin, Peter Jeffery, Louise Margaret Baxter, Humphrey Bremsking, Pamela Grace Gorsuch, Maria Valcic, Walter David Henry Clabburn, Gerald Kearney, Betty Sarah Tongh, Doris Edna Maisie Pooley,Lizzy and Patrick McSharry ,Gemma Litchfield ,Jozef Michalczuk
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace.amen
“CAN-DO CHRISTIANS” A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MARCIN
Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Dear Friends: I would like to share with You some things which are about our Parish and for our Parish. Our Bishop Philip in the last Pastoral Letter to us, last weekend asked us to be ‘CAN-DO’ Christians. I’m absolutely sure, that You have noticed how many things already happen in our Parish to help in our spiritual grow to love God more and more in His Word to us, in His Sacraments for us (which is His real presence among us). We also go out to meet those who still searching for God, or who were not so lucky to have personal contact with Jesus Christ.
COME AND ASK ANY QUESTION ABOUT OUR FAITH
Dear Friends, if You will be not able to attend weekday’s Masses, You can always find these homilies, and many, many other interesting things on the website: www.stswithuns.org.uk
Also, as a complement to it, I would like to put a special table in the church hall, which will be ready for anyone who would like to ask, even the most difficult questions – about our Catholic faith. Because, I still meet so many sad situations, when some opinions created by media or people of not good will, to discredit Catholic faith, completely destroy people’s belief and stop them practicising their faith.
So, whoever, after Mass at 10.15am will sit, I will be very happy to join them and try my best to explain difficult subjects, misleads and misunderstandings shared in this world about our faith.
YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!
NEW SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU JUST WANT TO SPEND SOME SPECIAL TIME WITH GOD
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