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The Passage The Passage
 
Image result for CHRIST GIF And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.
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2017 
  Announcements In Brief
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The Young adult Parish Community will be leading prayer, Music and Meditation every Sunday evening from 7.00—8.00pm during Advent
 
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Christmas Eve Family Mass at 5pm



Children are welcome to dress as Shepherds and Angels and sit at the front of the altar but should be in the church before it closes
. Early attendance is essential as once the church is full the doors have to be closed for safety reasons and people are asked to go to the hall.
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Sat 23rd Dec 2017
Vigil Mass
6:00pm

Sunday 24th December 2017
 4th Sunday of Advent
8.30am & 11:30am
5pm Christmas Family Mass & Children's Nativity
7pm Senior Parishioners Vigil Mass
9.30pm Carol Service
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10pm Mass of the Nativity
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Monday 25th December Christmas Day Nativity of the Lord Mass 9.00am Mass 11.00am

There is always a large attendance at all the Masses. Fire Safety and Health & Safety regulations demand proper management of the Church and Hall when in use. This is also important if there is to be a proper and dignified celebration at our Christmas Liturgies.
Fr Michael has appointed stewards to co-ordinate and direct people during the service to enable us meet our legal obligations and ensure the safety and comfort of all. Places will be allocated as you arrive. Once the Church is full the doors will be closed and the overflow directed to seats in the Hall.
There will be no standing in the aisles or narthex. These area are part of the exit routes and must be kept clear at all times.
Please note the times of the various celebrations and come well in advance.
 Places are not to be reserved for friends or family members who are following later.
 Please do not use mobile phones for conversations or texts whilst in the Church or Hall.
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  Car Parking

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Of late there have been many com-plaints about the abuse of the car park by non-church members. After much deliberation the Pastoral Council have advised that the only way to ensure equality for all in this respect is to ask that each person who accesses the car park (this includes voluntary office holders) for any reason, ought to have an access key. (As always understood, having a key does not guarantee a parking space but does allow access.) Because a new barrier system will soon be installed for both entering and exiting the car park a new suggested and agreed charge will also be in place.
  Buy A Brick and Leave a Memory

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 All Proceeds go to the Parish Building Fund.
Brick cost £5 each.
 The Parish is grateful to the Knights of St Columba for carrying this out.
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WATCH THIS SPACE
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 The Foodbank have requested the following items: Sugar, tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned fruit, tin soup, fruit juice, long life milk, cooking oil, washing up liquid, washing powder, toilet rolls and shower gel.
 At the moment they do not need pasta, baked beans or chick peas.
Please also consider Christmas in this week month’s bag.
  Knitting Group
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The Parish Knitting Group will not meet next Tuesday 31st October it will meet again on Tuesday 7th November.
Saturday 28th OctoberVaughan House, Westminster Saturday 24th February 2018
 St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Hendon Saturday 17th March2018-Vaughan House, Westminster

 



  This is a letter sent to Priests and married couples in parishes.
An Invitation from the Marriage and Family Life Ministry Agency for Evangelisation

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Parishes, movements, schools and other Church institutions can help in a variety of ways to support families and help them grow… The life of every family is marked by all kinds of crises, yet these are also part of its dramatic beauty.
Couples should be helped to realize that surmounting a crisis need not weaken their relationship; instead, it can improve, settle and mature the wine of their union. (AMORIS LÆTITIA para 229)
The Marriage and Family Life Ministry within the Agency for Evangelisation invites you to take part in an initiative to help, by attending with, couples or husbands or wives alone, who are interested in this ministry of ‘accompanying married couples on their way’ to experience the Smart Loving Breakthrough Workshop.
 Thereafter, they will receive all the necessary training (including a Marriage Enrichment Retreat for their own marriage, free of charge) to make the Workshop available to others in your own parish. Smart Loving Break Through is a three-hour workshop primarily designed to renew hope and encourage couples to attend further weekend sessions together.
It is a practical, solution-focused workshop for all stages of marriage. Drawing on contemporary research and Catholic theology, this workshop provides skills and insights to transform marriage relationships into the thriving, joy-filled encounter that they are meant to be. 

For more information and to register for a place on ONE of the days contact family@rcdow.org.uk or 0207931 6064
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  Passage Collection

The next Passage Clothing collection will take place from 7th-16th October.
 We will be collecting Men’s socks, under-wear, Jeans/Trousers Sizes 30-36 only.
 Please put items in boxes in the Narthex
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  Parish Afternoon Club

The first meeting of THE AFTERNOON CLUB in our newly refurbished hall will take place on Monday next October 16th at 2pm, we would like to welcome everybody back for our "HALL WARMING". All are welcome.
 
Bereavement Care Drop In

A Bereavement Care Drop In Group in the parish to be held on the first Monday of each month. We welcome all faiths and beliefs, this group is open to anyone who wishes to talk about their pain, grief or loss. Never feel alone we are her for you. We are not counsellors but are very, very good listeners.
 
Every 1st Monday of the month there after.
The first drop in session will be at 19:00pm
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Just turn up.
For more information contact at
St Michael’s Church, Rev Stephen
 020 8959 1449
  First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation 2017/18 

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Our Community of Faith congratulate all the First Holy Communion children who receive their certificates at the Saturday vigil and to all the Parents and Carers. A special thanks to their teachers and mentors. Congratulations also to the children of the Walk with Me programme who make their First Holy Communion on Sunday
The Catechists would like to thank all the families of this year’s children for their good wishes, cards and very generous gifts.

The 2017-18 programme will be for children born between :
 
1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010


Registration forms will be available from 1st September 2017 to 24th September 2017

We always welcome new catechists. If you are interested in helping us next year please leave your details in the Parish Office and we will be happy to chat with you about the programme. th&th & 5th
The next Baptism course is on Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 13th February 2018 NEXT BAPTISM COURSE

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Attendance by Parents at this course is a Diocesan requirement for the first two children or if there is an interval of 5 or more years between the children’s birth
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Attendance by Parents at this course is a Diocesan requirement for the first two children or if there is an interval of 5 or more years between the children’s birth.
 

Pilgrimage Trust

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This is a recruitment and fundraising event to help bring adults to Lourdes from July 27th 2018 for a week.

 We would be delighted to recruit helpers from among the 16 plus age group.

  Helping the elderly this Christmas

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The young people from the Impact Group are preparing Christmas Hampers for the elderly, housebound and needy people of our parish community. Helping children this Christmas Helping the elderly this Christmas Please purchase food items for elderly people and place them into collection boxes which will be put out in church from Saturday 9th December until Friday 15th December.
The Hampers will be delivered on Saturday 16th December. Donations of cakes, chocolates, tins foods etc. Or donations towards buying the food stuff
For further details contact Eileen on 07792 001 068
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Every Wednesday night from 17th January to 4th April 2018 Every Wednesday night from 17th January to 4th April 2018 Churches Together Night Shelter 2018 Churches Together in Mill Hill Night Shelter 2018 There will be an appeal at all Masses this weekend, on behalf of the Night Shelter for 2018. This year the shelter will run at John Keble Church on every Wednesday night from 17th January to 4th April
14 by 31st August 2018 Confirmation 2018
Have you missed the registration meeting last week but would still like to be included in the 2018 Confirmation programme? If so please ring Chris Rosser on 07779292718 or email chrisrosser@btinternet.com I can take your registration details by phone and send required documents.

If you will be 14 by 31st August 2018 and wish to be Confirmed, please come to the COME & SEE meeting on Tuesday 5th December for parents and candidates for Confirmation. We will meet at 6.30pm in the hall. We will distribute registration forms at that meeting, Registration will then take place the following week on Tuesday 12th December at 6.30pm. Bishop John Sherrington will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in our parish on Saturday 5th May 2018.
September
7th to 9th 2018
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Adoremus Liverpool

If you would like to attend this National Eucharistic pilgrimage with the main event at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 8th September 2018 please leave your name to the parish office.
The diocesan organizers are asking for an immediate response from us this week as places will be limited.
 (This date also coincides with the annual Vincentian pilgrimage to Knock shrine.)