Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This annual collection is absolutely vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Thank-you. For more information on the work of AoS please visit their website: www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk
'Come & join in!'
Croot & Becks' Coffee & Cake sale next Sunday, 20th July in aid of the Retired Priests Fund! Please come and support this very worthy cause and purchase a variety of delicious treats!
All proceeds will go towards the appeal.
Next week is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for the Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting ports. Please give generously to support its important work. For more information on the work of the AoS please visit their website:
If you use church envelopes there is a blue envelope in your box for this collection. If you would like your donation gift aided, please write your name and address on the back of the envelope and the words “ I would like the AoS to claim Gift Aid on my donation of (amount)” and sign.
We need volunteers to help paint the railings around the church courtyard and hope to start painting on Saturday, 5th July. If you can help please be there at 9.30am for your paint brush. Please note that the painting will only go ahead if we have a dryday, if it rains then we will reschedule. Thank-you.
Sandwiches, pork pie, cakes, pudding, tea, coffee and juice. We will also have a couple of games of bingo for your entertainment. Tickets are only £4 per head to cover costs, and will be available from next Saturday from Noel and Josie (Tel: 01522 826390). We hope to see you there! (The tea party will finish in time for the 6pm Sunday Mass).
This Sunday, we welcome ten of our young people, who will be receiving Holy Communion for the first time, during the celebration of Mass at 10am Please keep them, and their families, in your prayers at this very special time.
Congratulations to Andrei Aguinaldo, Gabriel Berezin, Dante Chandler, Meadow Chandler, Shardonay Doherty, Gabriella Etsename, Anne Eyo, Makenzie Flannery, Iola Gillick, Jamila Gutijer, Sophie Hewerdine, Maise Hogan, Sophie Jenkins, Rachel McAllister, Tayla-Jae Orient, Ginevra Tasselli, Chiara Viscomi, and Ella Viscomi.
Refreshments from 7pm, and time to read the annual Reports. This is an open meeting and all are welcome.
Further details from Mary Wilford, Tel: 01522 800114
It is now just over a year since this four
year appeal was launched, and to date we have raised £35,153.91 towards
our target of £95,000. Many thanks to all of you who have contributed
If you have not made a
pledge as yet, please consider doing so, and remember to gift aid your
donation if you qualify for the gift aid scheme. Forms are availabe at
the back of the church
Lincoln. It's simple and takes only a few minutes.
parish council have also made the decision to reintroduce the Retired
Priests Fund collection, and a second collection for this will be held
later in the year.
Again, thank-you all so much for your continued support.
This is an important message to all those who give money to the Church and have made a Gift Aid Declaration (or pre-2000 have made a deed of covenant in favour of the Church). In order to be valid, your Gift Aided donation to the Church, when added to all of the other donations you make under a Gift Aid Declaration, must not exceed the part of your income subject to tax. Now that the first £10,000 of your income is not subject to tax you may need to advise Ann Gee in our diocesan Gift Aid Office (Gift Aid Office, Willson House, 25 Derby Road, NOTTINGHAM NG1 5AW; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 0115 953 9843) or via your parish Gift Aid organiser that your donations are no longer to be made under Gift Aid.
The good news for taxpayers is that the income tax personal allowances have been raised
considerably in recent years and the current limit of income, before tax starts to be paid, is £10,000. The less good news is that for donations to charities, such as the amounts paid to the Church under Gift Aid Declarations, these rely on your paying income tax. If you no longer pay income tax and have a current Gift Aid Declaration (or for those giving since before 2000 a Deed of Covenant), it is important that you advise the Diocesan Gift Aid Office either direct or via
the parish secretary, Susan Weaver, who is the Parish’s Gift Aid Organiser.
This matter is very important. There is a suggestion for the future that where Gift Aid Declarations are found to be invalid, e.g., because the person concerned is not a taxpayer, not only will the amount of tax refunded in respect of their donation contribution be disallowed but a proportion of correct claims as well. I am most grateful for your co-operation.
Rev Mgr Canon Thomas McGovern Prot Ap
Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Nottingham
Sandwiches, pork pie, cakes, pudding, tea, coffee and juice. We will also have a couple of games of bingo for your entertainment. Tickets are only £4 per head to cover costs, and will be available form next Saturday from Noel and Josie (Tel: 01522 826390). We hope to see you there! (The tea party will finish in time for the 6pm Sunday Mass).