Fr Peter will be available to sign school forms on Saturday 22nd September and 6th October between 11.00-1.00pm in the Parish hall. Please make a note of these. This is for applications to secondary school for September 2019, which must be submitted by 31st October 2018.
We are looking for bric-a-brac to sell as well as volunteers to help at the Church stall at the St Margaret's Fair on Moormead on 7th July. Please bring your donations in as soon as possible. If necessary we can arrange collection.
Contact either the Parish office on 020 8892 3902 or Jimmy Green on 020 8977 6511 for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: we cannot accept clothes or electrical goods.
Please note that any parent who wishes their child to receive First Holy Communion or teenager who would like to be Confirmed please collect a Mass Attendance Card from Fr Peter or Deacon Guido.
We are pleased to announce that Molly Bayliss-Conway has been appointed as a Parish Youth Worker for St Margarets. She has also been appointed to the Chaplaincy of St Richard Reynolds Catholic College who will pay her wages including the work of the Parish in lieu of Father Peter's Chaplaincy work at the College.
Molly will be attending the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 17th June to introduce herself and will take up this appointment formally, in September.
Please join me in welcoming Molly to our Parish and her new role.
Molly can be contacted via the Parish Office on 020 8892 3902.
The five members of the Pastoral Council will be meeting on Tuesday 19th June to reflect on the past year and discuss ideas for the following year in preparation for an Open Meeting (date to be decided).
The members of the Pastoral Council are:
Sarah Watts, Secretary
Patrick Collins, Care of the Property
Lucia Martinez, Parish Community
Paddy Walsh, Liturgy
Marta Brown, Catechetics
Sean De Souza, Pastoral Outreach
I am very grateful to Sean who has taken over this area after the resignation of Siobhan Bryant who kindly looked after this are over the last 18 months.
The Catholic History Walks are an independent project, originally launched through Miles Jesu, a Catholic lay movement. Thet are led by Joanna Bogle, who is an author, journalist, and broadcaster. She has a degree in Theology and a great love of London.
Forthcoming walks are:
‘Lift up your heads, O Gates!’
Tuesday 5th June, 6pm
Explore the varied and fascinating history of the City of London - the Square Mile, from its ancient origins, as a Catholic capital, and then to the Reformation and beyond. Meet at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Southwark. SE1 1TA. Nearest Tube: Borough or London Bridge.
Congratulations and thank you to all those who contributed in any way to the success for our 2018 Lenten Project. We appreciate all the hard work put into each of these events and how enjoyable they were for the Parish. The two charities who will benefit from this Project are Together as One (Local) and Mary’s Meals (International)
Lenten Project Fund Raising 2018
Fr Peter would be very happy to bring you Holy Communion and hear your Confession if required. If you are unable or you know of someone unable to attend Mass and you would like to receive Holy Communion please contact the Parish Office on 020 8892 3902 to make suitable arrangements.
The Parish has now joined a group of churches that provide Sunday lunch for the homeless catering for 30-40 guest each Sunday.
As we were the last to join the only date in 2018 is Sunday 30th December.
I have accepted this date on behalf of the Parish hoping there will be approximately 15 volunteers to help set up tables, serve meals, wash up and talk to guests.
For 2019 we will expect to host lunch two or three times a year.
May I thank everybody for their generosity on the occasion of my 60th birthday. I was very touched by all the cards, pictures and presents that were given to me last Sunday. Last week I looked over the Proms programme and have chosen a few to attend; Debussy, Berlioz and Verdi and will now wait until ticket sales begin on Saturday 12th May. Your present will make for some enjoyable summer evenings.