Notices

NOTICES

Priest Training Fund

This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday and our second collection will support the Priest Training Fund. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 58 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 17 of whom are from our own Diocese, and two men are studying in Rome, also from our Diocese. Last year four men who studied at Allen Hall were ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. The fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your gift ensures we can provide training for these men responding to Christ’s call to dedicate their lives to serve God’s people. Please be as generous as you can. Please also pray for vocations and for all our priests. If you do not have a donation envelope, plenty are still available at the back of the church. You can use the QR code to make your donation online or visit www.rcdow.org.uk/donations. Thank you for your generosity.

Diocese of Westminster Synodal Pathway Report

The archdiocese has recently published the synodal pathway report which incorporates all the conversations held within the diocese including our parish here. This report is available to read here as well as the archdiocesan website. When we have digested this report, it will be time to find ways of implementing some of the ideas we raised concerning our own church community. Please do read the report.

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Notre Dame de Vie

A Pilgrimage is being organised to the shrine of Notre Dame de Vie, Venasque, Provence, France, following in the footsteps of Blessed Marie Eugene. Date is Monday, May 30th to Friday, June 3rd with Fr. Matt Blake. For further information and booking please contact monivarenne@yahoo.fr

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Another pilgrimage is being organised to the Holy Land, with Fr. John McGowan o.c.d. Date is 6 – 13 June 2022: 2 nights in Tiberias, 2 nights in Bethlehem and 3 nights in Jerusalem. Price is £1499 per person. To book or for further information please contact: Clare at Tagney Tours, 01732886666. Email: sales@tangney-tours.com Web: www.tangney-tours.com

Fund Raising for The Passage

The Passage, a Catholic charity working with homeless people is raising funds through the Big Give a matched giving scheme. Every £1 donated online by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 19 April makes £2 and £2.25 if you are a taxpayer through Gift Aid. Please visit: https://bit.ly/BigGiveMarch22 to support the campaign. The campaign ‘It takes more than a house to make a home’ focuses on the services we provide to people who have been homeless in their journey to being happily settled in a new home. The Passage would be very grateful for your support. For questions about the campaign or assistance making a donation please ring 020 7592 1856.’

Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony

The Cardinal is inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese, who are celebrating their 5th 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50thand 60th (and every year over 60) Wedding Anniversary of Catholic Marriage in 2022. It will be held at Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 14th May 2022 at 3pm. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).

Caritas Westminster Volunteer

As Catholics we believe in the Dignity of Work. The job market can be a minefield, particularly for those for whom English is not their first language, or who might not be aware of the options available to them. The Upper Room and Caritas Westminster invite you to join their free online ‘Stepping Stones’ programme to learn how to accompany people into dignified employment. Receive full training and support to become a Dignified Work Champion in your parish or outreach project. This programme has been funded by the St John Southworth Fund. More information, video and registration www.tinyurl.com/workchampions The programme will start after Easter, the deadline for applications is 15thApril 2022.

Volunteer for CAFOD

CAFOD is currently looking for volunteers in your parish, with good public speaking skills, who want to help us tackle poverty and injustice. Full training will be provided, no previous experience is necessary. For further details, call Tony Sheen on 020 8449 6970 or email: tsheen@cafod.org.uk.

Job Opportunity – THE FRIENDS

The Society of Friends of Westminster Cathedral is seeking to recruit a part time Organising Secretary to help administer the charity, assist in recruiting new members and in organising events. The appointment based in Westminster Cathedral Clergy House is for 20 hours per week at a salary in the region of £14,500 per annum. The appointment is for 12 months. Closing date 27 March 2022. For further details please visit https://westminstercathedral.org.uk/the-friends-seek-an-organising-secretary/.

Job Opportunity – Warden & Clerk – St Scholastica’s Retreat

Competitive Salary, pension, and accommodation onsite in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. The Trustees are seeking to appoint a Warden & Clerk to the Trustees for this almshouse charity that provides sheltered housing for Catholics in financial need aged 60 or over. For details of the role and how to apply, see: www.stscholasticas.co.uk/warden-clerk-vacancy