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Report on Parish Finances 2018We sincerely thank you all who have contributed so generously during the year to our parish funds. These funds are used exlcusively to cover day to day running costs of the parish and costs associated with the maintenance of our church and Parish Buildings.
The summary of the parish finances are for the year ended 31st December 2018 is available for download here.

TheLordsPrayerThe bishop of Rome has triggered a useful discussion of the Lord's Prayer. In particular, the translation of "do not lead us into temptation" has been contested. Perhaps this much might help. 

The feast of the Sacred HeartThe feast of the Sacred Heart is on Friday, 28 June. A Novena in preparation for the Feast is taking place at 9:30am in the Church each morning during the week which will conclude with Exposition and Benediction at 9:30am on Friday, 28 June.

EBW 2019Always Be Ready  Ecumenical Bible Week 2019 begins Monday June 10th  and runs until Sunday 6th June 2019 from 7.00am - 8.15am. The theme for this year is “Always Be Ready -  To give and answer…for the hope that you possess.” 1 Peter 3:15.  

D3y3lodWwAARWRiFAITH TAKES MANY forms. It can be difficult to define, and viewed in different ways, through different eyes. But faith, in any form, in any language, can be simplified. It can, ultimately, be described as having a deep belief in something — anything — greater than ourselves. In family, in friends, in values, in spirituality, in team-mates. In chasing a dream and never letting go. Elena Tice, for as long as she can remember, has always been driven by the very highest level of achievement, across all aspects of life, but in particular in sport. ( Republished with permission from

Prayer For ExamsA book in which you can enter the names of those sitting Exams this year is at the main entrance of the Church. Prayers will be said for the intentions of all those whose names are entered into this book from now to the middle of June.

New Ministry Sunday CollectionThis weekend , 18/19 May, we will for the first time hold a new collection which will be called the Ministry Sunday Collection. This new annual collection will replace the Share Collection and will be devoted to support the building up of new forms of lay ministry in our parishes.  

sacarmentsIn September 2018, Archbishop Martin set up a Sacraments Review Group to make recommendations on the future practice of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. The approach agreed was to consult widely and deeply and, out of this, to determine future directions.The Review Group carried out an online survey, with 1800 responses from parents, parishioners, clergy and parish workers, school principals and teachers.

Vocations Sunday Banner 696x504This weekend we celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In his message for the Day, Pope Francis reminds us “Every vocation is a summons not to stand on the shore, nets in hand, but to follow Jesus on the path he has marked out for us, for our own happiness and for the good of those around us.”

ff retreat promo 2019Faithfest Retreat will take place June 23rd - 25th. This is a Teen Retreat. Ovoca Manor is our venue and is an adventure centre which combines adventure and exploring faith.To book your place, download the consent form from News Feed