Sunday, 21st September is Home Mission Sunday, and the theme for this year is Evangelisation ‘in the heart of the family’. Every Catholic who goes to Mass knows someone who is currently distant from the family of faith – the parish community. This Sunday the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have asked that we celebrate Home Mission Sunday in every parish, and together pray and support the work of evangelisation. There will be a short presentation about Home Mission at all Masses this Sunday.
CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY - Friday, 3rd October
Fast Day Envelopes will be given out after all Sunday Masses on the 28th September, and will be collected on Sunday, 5th October.
COFFEE MORNING - Sunday, 28th October
There will be a coffee morning in aid of CAFOD, in the church hall, after both morning Masses next Sunday. Donations of cakes to sell on the day will be gratefully received.
“There is enough food in the world to feed us all. Yet one in eight of our poorest sisters and brothers still don’t have enough to eat. Give what you can this Harvest Fast Day and welcome them to your table.”
We are as always in need of volunteers for the Sunday rota. If you can spare half an hour after one of our Sunday Masses please add your name to the volunteers’ list at the back of the church, or contact Susan Weaver in the parish office, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01522 528961. This is not a weekly commitment you can do it once a month or once a rota, just state this on the form. This is the last week you can put your name down before the new rota is made - so be quick!
The new rota will begin in October 2014.
This weekend we welcome Fr Manchala who will be making an appeal on behalf of the Society of African Missions. “Our missionary focus is Africa and her people. Our purpose is to spread the values of the Gospel. We minister among those who do not know Jesus Christ, working closely with the marginalised and most abandoned.” Website: www.sma-gb.org
the new term begins this Tuesday, 16th September, in St Hugh’s Church Hall from 7pm to 9pm. New members are most welcome, from absolute beginners who would like to learn how to paint, to those already painting who would like to join a friendly group. 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
During this month of September we welcome Brillis Mathew to St Hugh’s. He is a student at Fr John’s seminary, the Pontifical Beda College in Rome. Brillis is originally from Kerala, and his home now is in Dubai. He is a student for the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia and hopes to be ordained Priest in the year 2017. As with our previous church students we are sure that Brillis will enjoy his stay with us in Lincoln.
The folk group will be back after their summer break next Sunday evening, 14th September. New members, either singers or musicians, would be most welcome. For further details please contact Ruth Holmes on tel: Lincoln 544927.
There will be a coffee morning after both morning Masses this Sunday,
to continue our help for St Anthony de Padua Parish which was left devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. They are rebuilding, but it will be a long and costly process so your continued support is a great help. Refreshments, bacon butties, cake stall, and raffle for you to enjoy.
The coach will be in Unity Square at 1.30am in the morning on Tuesday.
If you have any worries ring me on 01522 826390.
Father John will be on the pilgrimage, so please make note of the
following changes to Mass at St Hugh’s this week
Tuesday - Saturday the 10am Masses will be Services of Word and Sacrament
If you would like to attend Mass on these days it will be celebrated at
Our Lady or Lincoln church as follows: 9.15am Tuesday,
9.45am on Wednesday and Thursday, 7.30pm Friday, 10am Saturday..
Please note there is NO Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday.
We wish all of our pilgrims a happy and safe pilgrimage
Saturday, 4th October at 7pm in St Hugh’s Church Hall
Tickets £6 per person from Noel and Josie. Available from Sunday, 24th August, tel: 01522 826390.
Profits go to CAFOD’s Connect 2 Ethiopia appeal, which is the charity supported by St Hugh’s Watercolour group.