Stewardship Report 2015
Sat 23/Sun24: Bp. Jason Gordon will be at all Masses to talk about his appeal.
Painting our Church
The church ceiling has not been cleaned or painted for a very long time, possibly since the church was built …. Over 40 years!
From Monday 18th April cleaning and painting will begin. Morning Mass will be in the hall from Tuesday to Saturday. Weekend Masses will be in the church. As usual, we thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Every Tuesday at 6.30 pm
Vigil: Sat 6.30 pm
Sunday: 7.00 am, 10.30 am, 6.30 pm
Monday – Friday: 6.30 am
Saturday & Holidays: 7 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
First Saturday after 7am Mass until 5.30pm
Confessions: by appointment.
Baptisms: Third Sunday after 10.30 am Mass
OFFICE HOURS AND APPOINTMENTS
This is the Year of Mercy! This is the year in which we are called by Pope Francis to rediscover the corporal and spiritual works of Mercy. What does that mean for you? Which spiritual and/or corporal works of Mercy do you feel God is calling you to do? Remember that when you hear and answer that call, abundant grace is also awaiting you!!!
As we continue this Jubilee Year of Mercy we are going to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, 3rd April in a special way. We are going to have a time capsule!!! Have you ever journaled a special event in your life and ten years later you find this old dusty piece of paper, you read it and realise how far you have come? How, like fine wine, you have matured through the difficulties of life, with God’s abundant grace?
It is with this in mind that we are establishing a time capsule. For as with most prayers, we plant the seeds of faith and with years of hope and persistence we eventually see those seeds we planted years ago bear fruit. So we would like you to memorialize this Year of special grace. You can write a letter to yourself, your children, grandchildren or to your parents or if you have small tokens/keepsakes with special meaning and we will place them in the time capsule on Divine Mercy Sunday at a special Mass at 3pm, April 3.
If you choose to write a letter, please ensure that it is properly addressed as the contents are kept confidential and returned to the owner or the person to whom you address the letter. In addition, no valuables!
Come, let us remember the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy and see how God works; His wonders always to perform! Please deliver your letters to the office before April 1st.
Non-Catholics Receive Communion?
Who can receive communion?
Confession is not a difficult matter, but it does require some preparation. As with all things, we should begin with prayer, placing ourselves in the presence of God. Then we should try to review our lives since our last confession, searching out our thoughts, words, and actions that did not conform to God’s love, to His law, or to the laws of the Church. Reviewing our life this way is called an "examination of conscience," and it is a good practice for every day of our lives.
RESOURCES DIOCESE OF BOSTON
RESOURCES FREE REPUBLIC
Matthew 25, verses 35-36:
“For I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me into your house. I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to see me”.
Contact for more information
Telephone: (246) 260-1987
We need on-going help if we are to sustain our meal distribution programme (100 cooked meals for the needy every Wednesday). We are looking for parishioners and friends who can commit to supplying some items once per month. Please give us a call, 260-1987 for information
Non-perishable food items and toiletries for families in need are collected every LAST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH. A hamper bin is available for this purpose.
Juice or Drink Mix / Teabags, Milo / Corn Beef, Luncheon Meat, Vienna Sausages, Tuna, Sardines, Tinned Fish / Cooking Oil, Salt / Sugar (2 lb bag) / Spices e.g. Blackpepper, Seasoning/stock cubes, e.g. Maggie
Tomato Ketchup / Evaporated Milk, Condensed Milk / Cereal (e.g. Corn Flakes), Oats / Peas – dried or tinned / Tinned Vegetables, Mixed Vegetables, Sweet Corn / Rice (2 lb bag), Flour (2 lb bag) / Pasta, Spaghetti, Noodles, Ramin / Corn Meal / Crackers (e.g. Sodabix), Snacks for children (e.g. biscuits) / Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Bar soap / Lotion/Moisturizer / Roll-on deodorant, Powder / Sanitary Napkins / Toilet Paper / Dishwashing liquid, Sponges, Wipes / Laundry Detergent / Insecticide (e.g. Bop)
Multivitamins (children) / Bleach, Disinfectant / Hydrogen Peroxide, Personal Hygiene Antiseptic (e.g. Dettol, Savlon) / Mentholated Lotion (e.g. Alcolado) / Pain Relief (e.g. Panadol) / Petroleum Jelly
The Care Ministry is collaborating with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) to provide a healthy, hearty breakfast to pupils of Christ Church Girls Primary School and Milton Lynch Boys Primary School before the start of school. Corporate sponsorship is welcomed. Call 260-1987 for information.
EMPLOYERS with full-time, part-time or contract job vacancies are invited to contact the Care Ministry for job applicants. Call 260-1987 for information.
PROGRAMMES & SERVICES
to provide remedial tutoring for primary school students, Mondays -4:00-5:00 p.m.
to provide remedial tutoring in English for secondary school students, Wednesdays-3:00-4:00 p.m.
to provide remedial tutoring in Mathematics for secondary school students, Saturdays-10:00-11:00 a.m.
LEARN TO READ - To teach reading skills to CHILDREN and ADULTS. Saturdays 9:00-11:00 a.m.
LIFE COUNSELLING - To help people manage their difficulties and transform, personal problems into their own personal growth. For individuals, couples & families.
LEGAL CLINIC - To provide legal information and summary legal advice to low income people on matters such as housing problems, tenant rights, property/land matters, etc.
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT - To provide the unemployed with the tools to help to maximize their "employability" status.
LIFE COUNSELLING, LEGAL CLINIC AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT services are provided BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, CALL 260-1987
SOUP KITCHEN – To provide a nutritious cooked meal once per week to those in need. Wednesdays between 3:30-4:30 p.m.
All activities at Pastoral Centre, St. Dominic's RC Church, Maxwell, Christ Church