PARISH NOTICE BOARD

 

Please see the Parish Newsletter for the latest parish news.


Prayer Groups


Scripture Prayer Group 

This Prayer Group meets on the first Monday of the month at the Presbytery of St Tarcisius Church at 8pm to prayerfully explore the Sacred Scriptures and how the Word of God impacts our lives today.  All are welcome.  For further details please contact the Parish Office.

 

Renew Prayer Group for Women

Two Prayer Groups for women operate in the parish;  on the 3rd Monday afternoon of the month and on the  1st Wednesday evening of the month. The focus of the groups is an exploration of the Holy Scriptures and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Each session ends with a half hour of prayer.  The sessions are informal and meet in each others homes. All are welcome.

 

The coordinator for these 2 prayer groups is June Woolley, contactable via the parish office

 

 

Safeguarding

The safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is taken very seriously not only by our parish but indeed by the diocese and the whole Church and for obvious reasons. In our parish part of this involves ensuring that we comply by obtaining clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) formerly CRB for anyone in the parish engaged in ministry particularly with children and vulnerable adults. The Parish Priest, Catechists, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Leaders of Children’s Liturgies, Sacristans and others who may from time to time provide a specific ministry must be DBS cleared.  Mr Mike Roycroft is currently the coordinator for this important Ministry.  he is contactable through the Parish Office.

 

Volunteers for St Augustine’s School
The school are always looking for volunteers to help out. Most classes have only one volunteer and one class has no help. Volunteers make a really huge difference, particularly with listening to children read. If you have an hour or two spare each week the school would love to hear from you. Naturally DBS checks will need to be made and any necessary training can be given. If you are interested please contact the parish office.

Want to Grow in your Faith?
EachWednesday morning Margherita Gosling leads a long established study group in the Prebytery at St Tarcisius Church. The study session follows the Holy Hour which begins at 9.30am, it starts at 10.30am and lasts an hour. The Group studies a variety of subjects taken from the the Catechism of the Catholic Church.   This is an opportunity for anyone wishing to deepen their faith and all are welcome

 

St Vincent de Paul’s “Big Blue Clothing Containers” & Food Bank
In the car park at SS Peter and John two large blue containers have appeared. They belong to the SVP and may be used to deposit unwanted clothing and garments. These clothes are collected and sorted out every other day. It is very important that all clothes placed in the blue containers must be clean and dry. Further enquiries to John Looby on 01276 537616. Additionally in each of our churhes there is large blue box for non perishable items.

 

Bereavement Group

A Bereavement Support Group is operated by the SVP in the Parish. It meets fortnightly in the hall of SS Peter and John outside of holiday periods.  Meetings start at 10.30am and finish at 11.45am. Refreshments will be available from 10.15am.  Death is part of life’s journey and is a natural process. The death of someone you love can be a very lonely experience. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no ‘normal’ or ‘right’ way to grieve. Sometimes you don’t want to burden your immediate family, who may also be grieving, but perhaps meeting with others in a similar situation could be helpful. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one you are invited to come along, we will be there to listen to you. Please contact SVP on 01276 537616 or the Parish Office for more information.