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100 Club

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Join today and you could win.

Sign up to buy a £5 prize draft ticket every month; that works out to be £60 per year. A draw takes place each month and are selected by Random Number Generator. Winners receive a cheque for £100 and there is also a second prize of £50. All the remaining proceeds go towards the Church Building fund.

Be in it to win it! Sign up now. Forms are available at the back of the church or from Jean in the parish office.

Holy Week and Easter Services

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May I thank on behalf of the Parish all those Parishioners who made the celebration of Holy Week and Easter such a spiritual and moving time.

Many people were involved over the week, Siobhan, Grainne, Liz, Alban and Natasha for directing, playing music, building and painting the sets for the Passion Play; for the music during Holy Week, Joseph, Emma and the choir; for the music on Easter Sunday, Gavin and the choir; for those who prepared the altar of repose, the flowers, acted as MC, Jimmy, Allison and Pat; for those who opened the bar after the Vigil and provided coffee after Easter Sunday Mass, Adrian, Kathy and Mary.

St Margaret's Pastoral Council

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At the last meeting earlier this year the Pastoral Council has been looking at the five aspects of Parish life and the following initiatives have been suggested.

Catechetics
The team will be hosting five sessions by Catholic Voices on 'How to defend the Catholic faith without raising your voice'. Each session will cover a different topic and will be held on Friday evenings from 7.30-9.00pm during May and June. The team will undertake an Alpha course during 2018/19.

Support your Parish
A team of Parish Ambassadors is being created of 10.30 Mass goers to welcome new Parishioners .

Faure's Requiem

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There will be a massed performance of Faure's Requiem at St Mary's University Chapel on Friday 8th June. This involves the St Richard Reynolds Chamber Choir, pupils from local Catholic Primary schools, Sing Out! choir and members of the community. If anyone would like to join this performance you are most welcome.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings at St Richard Reynolds school. For more information please contact Miss Firman on c.firman@srrcc.org.uk.

Lenten Project 2018 update

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Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to our Lenten fundraising. We have managed to raise £2,523 so far for our two charities - Together as One and Mary's Meals.

The three Lenten markets raised £100 and the Irish coffees £120. Thank you to everyone who supported these events and a special thank you to Rachel McKendry and Torsten Strunz for making the Irish coffees.

Please remember our fundraising will continue after Easter with the Parish Poetry evening with Cheese and Wine on Saturday 14th April and the Children's Film Night on Saturday 21st April.

Sponsored Parish Parkrun

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There is still time to enter and we really need some more people for our team. Anyone can register free on www.parkrun.org.uk. The course is 5k, family friendly and people of all ages, shapes, size and fitness levels run, jog or walk and have a go. All you need is to get as many people as possible to sponsor you for doing it. Remember the more sponsorship you get the more we raise for our two chosen charities. And of course we will have great fun doing it along the way too. Please sign up using the sheets at the back of the church and Vicky Phelan will be in contact with further details.

New offertory envelopes

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Boxes of offertory envelopes for the coming tax year - 2018/19 - are available for collection from the back of the church at all Masses this weekend i.e. 17th and 18th March. Please do make sure you collect yours if you use this method for your giving.

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