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First Reconciliation. Our children in Year 4 are making their First Reconciliation this Sunday afternoon, so please pray the Lord’s blessing on them and their families.

Solemnity of Christ the King. Today is the last Sunday of the Church’s Year. I am delighted that the young people are going to be involved in some of our liturgies because the day is designated as Youth Sunday and may I again encourage those at secondary school to respond to Paul Murphy’s invitation to join the group which meets fortnightly at Bishop Eton on a Sunday evening. NEXT MEETING THIS SUNDAY!

State of Play. The next couple of weeks may be challenging. Fr Smale is taking a well-earned break and Fr Richard is away quite a lot between now and Christmas. Also Ann O’Neill (administrator at St Mary’s) is in hospital with a serious back condition. My thanks to all those who are helping us to keep the show on the road!

Launch of Freddie Freckles and the Sacraments: Thursday 20 November

We hope to be able to accommodate all who wish to come to these events, whether you still have children in the schools or not. However, you will appreciate that the school events have been arranged primarily for the families of the children.

Next Year's Weddings: A reminder to the couples who have booked their weddings for next year that there are meetings either at St Mary's Parish Centre next Friday evening (21 November) or Bishop Eton next Saturday morning (22 November).

November and our prayers for those who have died. The 'Holy Souls Box' is in place as usual. Remembrance Sunday next weekend is especially significant this year as we continue to keep the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Sadly our Book of Remembrance has been damaged in recent times with pages being torn out. It is hard to understand why anyone would choose to act in this distressing way. We are considering how to keep the names available and the book safe.

Remembrance Sunday. This weekend we remember those who have died defending our freedom and we will have a short ceremony at our War Memorial after the 11.30am Mass. Obviously it will carry a special poignancy this year, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Freddie Freckles and the Sacraments. The new book is now at the printers and Redemptorist Publications are arranging three launches on Thursday 20 November: at the start of the school day at Bishop Eton, at the end of the school day at Much Woolton and at 6.30pm at the Pauline Media Centre in Bold Street.

The book has been written to support the Sacramental Programme, so there will be an assembly for years 4, 5 and 6 in each school and their parents will be invited.

Others will be welcome at the schools, but obviously space is limited in the school halls.

Half Term: we hope the staff and pupils of all our schools are returning refreshed and ready for the next few weeks. Dare I mention that Christmas is already in our sights?

Freddie Freckles and the Sacraments. The new book is at the printers and Redemptorist Publications are arranging three launches on Thursday 20 November: at the start of the school day at Bishop Eton, at the end of the school day at Much Woolton and at 6.30pm at the Pauline Media Centre in Bold Street. More details in the coming weeks.

Fr Barrie O'Toole. You are constantly asking after Barrie and assuring us and him of your prayers. You will be pleased to know that his last session of chemotherapy takes place this week. He remains in excellent spirits and everything seems to be going to plan. Thank you for all the good wishes.


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