GOING FORWARD TOGETHER - A NEW MESSAGE FROM BISHOP ALAN
Diocese publishes Vision Document: Shaping Our Future
The Vision document is being published to coincide with the beginning of Advent. It is the fruit of much work and consultation in the Diocese about renewal and restructuring and aims to maximise the opportunities for evangelisation and sacramental provision across the diocese, given the resources available during the decades to come. Read it here: Diocese of Brentwood _Vision Document 1
2nd Sunday Of Advent (Year C), 09.12.2018
The La Salette School Nativity takes place in the Church THIS Tuesday at 1pm.
SENDING CHRISTMAS CARDS OR E-CARDS? Make sure that they are religious cards. This is an act of witness to your Christian faith and that this is a Christian festival. In these coming weeks, people will be bombarded by secular images, many encouraging them to buy things, so let our Christmas card or ecard be a reminder of the peace that Christ offers to all men and women. If you are buying postage stamps, please do ask for religious stamps.
CONFESSIONS DURING ADVENT: St Peters, Dagenham Monday 17th at 7.30pm // St Albans, Elm Park Tuesday 18th at 7.30 // Holy Family, Dagenham Tuesday 18th at 7.30pm // La Salette Thursday 20th at 7.00pm
CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT LA SALETTE: Thursday 20th at 7.00pm – Advent Reconciliation Service // Monday 24th December: 4.30pm- Christmas Vigil Mass / 11.30pm - Carol Service followed by Mass at Midnight / Christmas Day Masses at 9.00am and 11.00am // Boxing Day Feast of St Stephen Mass at 10.am
URGENT – PARISH VOLUNTEERS: If your role involves working with children or vulnerable adults you will need to renew your DBS certificate if it is more than 3 years old. Please check the list in the porch to see if this is you, and collect your named pack from the office.
ALTAR SERVERS: There is a list of Christmas services in the Sacristy – Christmas Eve 4.30pm, midnight (11.30pm), Christmas Day 9am and 11am. As an altar server you should be available for at least one Mass at Christmas. Please choose your preferred Mass and put your name on the list.
Calling all ‘MISSION BOXES’ for counting. PLEASE leave them in the Sacristy. DO NOT leave them in the Porch. Thank you all, in advance.
The Lectors for NEXT weekend 15th /16th December are: Saturday 6.00 pm – Frank / Sunday 9.00am –Daniel / 11am – Natasha // 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! These have the dates of 1st Eucharist on them! PLEASE pick YOURS up!
La Salette Christmas Bazaar: There’s a ‘Winners Prize list’ in the porch. There are STILL some prizes to be collected. Also Jenny Darbin, a winner in the pre-bazaar raffle. Please collect your prizes A.S.A.P.
A ‘POST BAZAAR’ RAFFLE: Will be held THIS weekend. IF you did not get your tickets as you came into Church? PLEASE get them on the way out. ‘Every little helps’ – Our Church!
Baptism Preparation: If you are thinking of having your child baptised in the near future, you need to attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Next baptism preparation will be on Wednesday 9th January at 6.30pm in the meeting room. Please contact one of the priests to register for the baptism preparation. You must be a registered member of the parish, attend Sunday Mass regularly, and be known to the priest. Please bring the following: Proof that at least one parent is a Catholic, your Baptismal, Confirmation certificate; or a letter from the parish where you grew up that confirms you are Catholic. If you live outside our parish you must get written permission from your parish priest to have your child baptized at La Salette.
Calling All Senior Citizens: ‘In the School Hall’. You are warmly invited to our senior citizens ‘Carol Concert Sing Along’ on Tuesday, 18th December at 1.30 p.m. This is also a lovely occasion and a start to the Christmas festivities. If there are any nans and granddads who would like to come, please invite them on our behalf. We would love to see them. There will be mince pies and refreshments, plus a free raffle and lots more!
Do you enjoy singing? You are needed to prepare for Christmas by joining the choir for practice every Tuesday evening until Christmas at 8pm. Do please, come and join the choir.
CHRISTMAS CARDS – to your Fellow Parishioners. Please put them in the Pigeon Holes [Alphabetically Marked] in the Porch.
Please pray for the Sick Members of our Parish Community: Cecelia Dunning, Joan Lucey, Jim O’Hanlon, Maureen & Tony O’Keefe, Christopher Muthike, Eileen Pereira, Lorraine Stringer, Bernadette Sullivan. May they feel the comfort of the Lord with them at all times.
La Salette Social Club: Barrie & Ed’s next Quiz will be held on Friday 14th Dec. at 8.30pm. Mick’s next Quiz will be held on Thursday 27th December at 8.30pm. Sunday evening BINGO in the Lounge 7.30 pm for 8 pm.
LA SALETTE 5921 DRAW: The Winners this 8th week of our 1st Quarter 18/19 were A41 & B41 who both win £25. Why not join your Fellow Parishioners in this Fundraising Scheme for Our Church? A chance each week to win £25, at odds of 59 to 1; hence the title. At the moment we have 21 vacancies. Forms are available in the porch [£13 per quarter]. NOW is a good time to join! Our ‘Loyalty Draw’ is to take place THIS Sunday 9th at 10.30 in Meeting Room. Four ‘Lucky Winners’ £400, £300, £200 & £100. It can be won by those members who have been in the Draw for a Full Year!
Last weekend’s collection: Envelopes: £ 554-28 / Newspapers: £16-65 / Loose Plate: £ 847-17 / Candles: £62-62 / Youth Sunday £ 193
Do you pay Income Tax? Most of us do. Do you put a regular amount of money in the Loose Plate each week? Can you find time for a brief phone call? 522997 speak to John. IF you can answer yes to these questions you can join the GIFT AID SCHEME. Your giving will increase by 25p in the pound, helping to create a substantial income for OUR parish. N.B. There is NO extra cost to you!