10th April 2022

Parish newsletter -> Palm Sunday Cyc C, 10th Apr 22.

  • This Sunday is Palm Sunday, please remember to collect your Palm Cross on entering church, parish Easter cards have been left on the pews (please feel free to take extra cards for neighbours or friends who may wish to attend our Holy Week services).
  • As we enter Passiontide, our St. Paul’s parish will be praying for you, your family and friends and we wish each of you a peaceful and prayerful Holy Week. 
  • Father Peter wishes to draw your attention to an important plea from himself concerning volunteer support as the situation is now becoming urgent. We are very thankful to those who do provide their volunteer support.

Wednesday Word: Wednesday Word is updated each week as a useful sheet for families to read through.

Holy Week and Easter arrangements at St Paul’s Church and St Alban’s Church: for full information -> St Paul’s, Lent and Easter 2022 . The St. Paul’s Parish Easter card is available after this Sunday’s Mass. Please take one home for yourself, friends and neighbours. On the back noticeboard in church are the pictures designed and drawn by the children attending St Paul’s Primary School -> Facebook Notice (please feel free to share this notice with your neighbours, friends and family).

Synod 2023 update: The initial “Listening Phase” has come to its conclusion. Printed copies of the documents below will be available for those attending Sunday Mass this weekend.

Ukraine Appeals

The CAFOD Emergency Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is ongoing, to donation go online go to: https://cafod.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIorf8gZev9gIVBe_tCh0gqAv_EAAYASAAEgKrVvD_BwE. The CAFOD Prayer -> Prayer for Ukraine.

More information on how to donate money: -> DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. DEC are coordinating these donations with the support of CAFOD, The British Red Cross and others organisations.

You may also provide practical aid by donating specific goods to Internation Aid Trust Ukraine Appeal. This is a UK based organisation with a Christian ethos “Christian Compassion for a Hurting World” -> IAT web site.

St Paul’s Church – Mass and prayers

Please note that hand sanitising when entering and leaving church is still required, as well as after you have received communion. Please also note that face coverings are still a requirement unless you are in the exempt category.

Sunday Mass, 10am:

  • In-person Masses continue.
  • Church opens at 9:45am for Mass at 10am.
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online toStreamed Mass.

Wednesday Mass, 9:30am:

  • Morning Prayers at are 9.15am and Mass is at 9.30am. Both are available for in-person attendance and streaming using Facebook Live -> Facebook Live or in the Facebook App search for “Mass at St Paul’s RC Church” 
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online toStreamed Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: anyone wishing to receive the sacrament will need to telephone either Fr Peter or Fr Paschal directly at St. Alban’s Parish Office on 01625 423 446 to book an appointment. The sacrament will be held outside, in a private place and physically distanced for safety reasons.

Mass intentions: Please contact the St Paul’s parish office with any queries or requests for Mass intentions. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Parish donations

Planned Giving Offertory Envelopes: are now in the porch of the Church and can be collected ONLY when the Church is open on a Sunday morning. Please collect them if you can.

Donating by standing order: you may donate using standing order -> Donations and Standing Order details

Gift aid: you may gift aid your donations -> Gift Aid details

St Paul’s – General information

Parish newsletter: If you know of anyone who would like a copy of the newsletter via email please ask them to register their details on the parish database. This can be done by using the online registration form -> Parish database

News: Key pages on the parish website so that you can keep up to date with parish matters are:

Queries: If you have any urgent queries, please contact the parish office by email or telephone. At this time the office is working reduced hours from home focusing on calls, emails and the weekly newsletter – the parish office team hope you are finding the newsletters informative and interesting.

St Alban’s parish

St Alban’s news -> St Alban’s Monthly News and Weekly Newsletter

You can join St. Albans for their live streamed services and keep up to date with St Alban’s news on their website -> St Alban’s website. Key activities are also listed in the St Paul’s newsletter.

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