Sunday, 2nd - Canwick
Sunday, 9th - Newport
Sunday, 16th - South Hykeham
Sunday, 23rd - Bardney
All visits will start at 3pm
Please join us on Saturday to give thanks for the work done to help rebuild St Anthony de Padua Parish in Leyte which was, like many parts of the Philippines, left devastated by Typhoon Haiyan on the 8th November 2013. Our Filipino community has held fundraising events over the past year and they would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported them throughout their efforts. The children will take part in the 10am Mass, and there will be a thank-you lunch in the church hall afterwards. Come if you can.
This weekend we welcome Mrs Pat Henry who will take the opportunity to thank the parish for their support of prayers and donations to the 1069 World Missions. Please note that there will be NO cash collection, the thank-you and appeal is to inform you of the work carried out by APF - Mill Hill and to ask for continuing prayers and financial support, which can be given through their ‘Red Boxes
Please pray for Mill Hill Missionary Fr Denis Treacy who died recently.
‘Truly nothing is more beautiful than to know Christ and to make him known to others.”
We are hoping that our parish feast day will see the ‘return of St Hugh’ - you may have noticed that he has disappeared from his plinth above the church doors! He has now been lovingly restored by Susan Lee, and he will have a new home inside the church. A replica of the statue will be placed on the plinth outside. To help celebrate our parish feast day, and the ‘return of St Hugh’ please join us in the church hall for some cheese and wine from 3.30-6pm. Tickets cost £3 each and are available from Anna Birt, telephone 01522 801366 or see her after Mass. Soft drinks also being served.
If you would like to fill a shoebox with small gifts for a seafarer, or donate a few items, it would be gratefully appreciated. Gift boxes will be taken to Immingham Seafarers’ Centre in mid December. Please return shoeboxes to St Hugh’s Church or Rectory. Suitable items: toiletries, writing materials, sweets/biscuits, fingerless glove/woolly hat, small torch etc. For a more detailed list please see the church notice board.
Lisa is one of our parishioners, and regularly attends Sunday Mass. Many of you will know her.
Lisa was reported missing on Wednesday, 8th October. We are all very concerned about her, and ask that you keep her in your prayers. If you have any information on Lisa’s whereabouts please let Fr John know.
Since posting this item, and printing it in the newsletter we are happy to announce that Lisa has been found and she is safe and well.
We are required to renew our Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) every three years and therefore we are currently seeking nominations to form a new PPC which will begin to meet from November 2014. If you would like to put yourself forward for the new PPC or you are an existing member and would like to continue to serve, can you please let Fr John know before Monday, 27th October, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org In the event that there are more nominations than places on the PPC we will be holding an election process to which all parishioners will be eligible to vote. If you would like any further information about the work of the PPC or the commitment required to be a member of the Council please speak to David Knight or a member of the clergy.
Frank Heyes would like to thank everyone who supported the Watercolour Group’s chosen charity of Connect2:Ethiopia. The collections from the last couple of weeks are as follows: coffee morning £118.50, sale of art equipment donated by Ruth Holmes £40, sale of paintings £37.50, donation from the Harvest Supper £295. Once again thank-you.
New members are most welcome to join the art group, whether you are an absolute beginner who would like to learn how to paint, to those already painting. Equipment is available for beginners to use when they first start. There is no charge for the class but the group raises money for CAFOD’s Connect2:Ethiopia project by donations and sale of art. For details contact Frank Heyes by email: email@example.com or tel: 01522 511268.
The group meets in the church hall on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.