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28th Sunday (year B), 14.10.2018

Bishop’s Pastoral Letter will be read out at all masses THIS weekend.

The Flowers-for-the-Altar this weekend are From Jean Shaw, in Loving Memory of Ray.

The Lectors for NEXT weekend 21st / 22nd October are: Saturday 6.00 pm – Natasha / Sunday 9.00am – Olusegun / 11.00 am – Menessa // N.B. When you arrive OR IF you are replacing anybody, PLEASE let the priest know that you are here! // Your NEW Nov. 18 / Feb. 19 Rotas are now ready for collection IN the Sacristy!

November list: November is the month in which we remember our Faithful Departed. There are envelopes in the porch to enable you do to so. ALL names will be written into Remembrance Book. Please print the names, enclose your donation and bring it back to the presbytery or on the collection basket. All donations will be send to La Salette Missions. Thank you.

LA SALETTE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 2018: Many Thanks to All those who have donated the Prizes!  // N.B. The Raffle Tickets are £1 EACH There is a ‘Printer’s Error’ on them. It states that the Draw is in 2017. This is obviously wrong. They are ALL valid, and will be in the Draw! In the coming weeks leading up to the Bazaar we will be asking for specific items to be donated each week. THIS week we are looking for the donation of BOTTLES – spirits, wine, etc. for the Bottle Stall. NEXT weekend we are asking for donations of CHOCOLATE for the Choco Stall.

Can you help us to clean the Church? Due to weekend secondary school commitments our numbers have gone down and it would be good to have some new people to join us.   There is a rota and we are only rostered on once a month.   We start around 09:45 and should be done by 10:30.   It would be lovely to see you, thank you Nicola, Tina and Kim.

Fr Christmas after Family Mass: We ask for help organize the running of the ‘Father Christmas’ event, which takes place after the Family Mass, 5pm on Monday 24th December in the parish hall. If you are a parent and would like to help please see Fr Mariusz for further details.

MEETING: Bazaar Meeting Monday 22nd October at 7.30pm

Secondary School Applications: Fr Mariusz will be available to sign the certificate of Catholic practice on Monday 15th from 6pm-6.45pm. Parents must complete the top part of the certificate (copies in the sacristy THIS weekend). The Family must be committed to the Catholic Faith and attend mass regularly. If you do not, for whatever reason, qualify for a Certificate of Catholic Practice and your child is baptized then your application will come into the next category for baptized catholic childrenPlease note if you don’t come to mass regularly or you only started your attendance recently you do NOT qualify for a Certificate of Catholic Practice.

8 days Pilgrimage to Greece: In the Footsteps of St. Paul through Greece 18-25th June 2019. // St Paul was on of Christian Missionaries and the first to bring Christianity to Europe and spent most of his Christian life traveling over thousands of miles by land and sea. Many of these journeys were taken in the ancient land of Greece. St Paul was born in Tarsus in what is modern-day Turkey and after his conversion in Damascus he became one of the most notable missionaries. He preached to the people throughout Turkey and Greece between AD47 and 57. We will visit Kavala, Philippi, Thessalonica with Cathedral of St Demetrius, Meteora Monasteries, Kalambaka, Delphi, Corinth and Athens. The cost is £1095 per person on two sharing, half board basis, return flight and all transfers and transport. Deposit of £300 is required by 16th November. For full itinerary and booking forms contact Fr Mariusz

Holy Land Orphanage: Last June a group of parishioners went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We stayed in the Convent in Bethlehem for a few days where Sisters run children’s orphanage. Grishka who is our reader and went with us now has started fund raising for the orphanage. If you would like to support the sisters visit the link below. Thank you.

New Altar Servers: If you would like to serve at Masses during the week and Sunday please ask for the registration form, you must be in year 4 and above. The first practice will be on Sunday 21st October after 9.00am mass for approximately 30 min.

Confirmation: Registration forms are available, candidates must in year 10 or above. Only candidates who regularly attend mass at La Salette Church will be accepted into the Programme.

Rainham Food Bank: A whopping 153.3kgs of food was collected between the school and parish last weekend. A letter of thank you from Rainham Food Bank is displayed on the board in the porch. A big thank you for your generosity.

Please pray for the Sick Members of our Parish Community: Cecelia Dunning, John Earl, Nora Gaiger, Joan Lucey, Jim O’Hanlon, Maureen & Tony O’Keefe, Christopher Muthike, Eddy Ryan, Lorraine Stringer, Bernadette Sullivan. May they feel the comfort of the Lord with them at all Times.

THE LA SALETTE SOCIAL CLUB ( Mick’s next Quiz will be held on Thursday 25th October at 8.30pm. Barrie & Ed’s next Quiz will be held on Friday 9th November at 8.30pm. Do come along and test your wits – keep your brain active! Sunday evening BINGO in the Lounge 7.30 pm for 8 pm.

LA SALETTE 5921 DRAW: The Winner this 12th week of our 4th Quarter was A4 who wins £25. B4 is vacant – this could have been you! Our Annual Draw is to take place in December: £400, £300, £200 & £100, It can be won by those members who have been in the Draw for a Full Year! Please make sure that you are paid up! Those who pay annually, this is the time! How about joining your fellow parishioners in this ‘Fundraising venture’? A chance each week to win £25, at odds of 59 to 1; hence the title. Forms are available in the porch [£13 per quarter]. NOW is a good time to join!

Last weekend’s Collections: Envelopes: £ 494-20 / Newspapers: £ 9-70 / Loose Plate: £ 881-60 / Votive Lights: £ 74-75 / ‘HARVEST FAST DAY’ £ 273-20 // There is a retiring Collection this weekend for Prisoners Sunday.