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EAST HENDRED CATHOLIC PARISH St Mary’s East Hendred St Patrick’s East Ilsley Fr. Tom Taaffe EpV Fr. Terence FitzPatrick OSB Week Commencing Sunday 9th November 2008 Sunday Cycle A Weekday Cycle 2

DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA SUNDAY MASSES: St. Mary’s, East Hendred 9.30am War Memorial Mass (FM) St. Patrick’s, East Ilsley 11.15 am WEEKDAY MASSES Wednesday 12.15pm St Mary’s East Hendred Friday 8.30am St Amands Chapel, Hendred House Annie Maud Eyston (FM) Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday between 3 and 4 pm. in St. Amand’s Chapel, Hendred House. Anniversaries.,Charles Castle, Teresa Barry,Annie Eyston Elizabeth Eyston, Mary Eyston and Adelaide Battley, May they rest in the peace of the Risen Lord SACRAMENT OF THE SICK

This will take place at St Patricks on Sunday 23rd November during the 11.15am Mass. CHRISTIANS ENGAGING IN A SECULAR SOCIETY A one day forum to address this challenge is open to all at Park Place Pastoral Centre, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5HA on Saturday 22nd November 2008 10.00 – 15.30 There is no cost, a finger buffet lunch will be provided, but booking is essential by 7th November for catering purposes. Please contact Mairead Boyce by phone, 01367 242494, or email: HEALING MASS Wed. 12th November at 7pm St Edmund's Church, Abingdon (corner of Radley Rd & Oxford Rd) After Mass there will be a time of Praise & Worship, and the opportunity to receive Prayer Ministry. All welcome! More details from 01235-528528 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY After Mass today there will be the annual Memorial Service at the East Hendred War Memorial starting at 11am. JUSTICE AND PEACE RETREAT WORTH ABBEY 14 - 16 November Led by Fr Paul Fleetwood and Jane Ozanne, the theme is Prophets of our Time and is an opportunity to look at the lives of some of the men and women of our day, including Dorothy Day and Franz Jagerstatter, who can inspire us in our work for the Kingdom. Further details are on the Open Cloister Programme on the Worth Abbey website www.worthabbey.net

TRUE LIFE IN GOD The True Life in God discussion and support group will meet on Thursday 27th November in St Mary's Rooms at 7.30pm. We shall read and discuss a passage from True Life in God, the divine inspirations given to Vassula Ryden since 1985 for this present time. For further details about True Life in God see www.tlig.org or contact Mary Harrison 01235 833584. St Amands Catholic Primary School St Mary’s Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF Tel: 01235 833342 HYPERLINK "http://www.st-amands.oxon.sch.uk"www.st-amands.oxon.sch.uk Term 2 started last week and with all the Christmas preparations, it will be a busy term for staff and teachers. Class 4 are supporting this year’s Blue Peters Appeal. They are collecting CD’s, DVD’s and computer discs in aid


of the Dr Bernardo respite scheme for young carers. We would be grateful for any contributions to help us reach our target of 300 There will be a collecting box at the back of the church. Dates for your Diary Saturday 22nd November – PTA Christmas Market

St. Amands is your local Catholic primary school, with a free bus from Didcot. You are welcome to visit the school at any time. Please contact Debbie in the school office to make an appointment. Applications are welcome from children for all classes. Please remember our school in your prayers. ECUMENICAL ADVENT SERVICE

Advanced notice of the Ecumenical Advent service to be held this year in St. Augustine’s on Sunday, 7th December at 6pm. Please come join with our friends in the St. Augustine’s Benefice in an uplifting, thoughtful musical evening service. The choirs of St. Augustine’s, St. Mary’s and the churches of Lockinge and Ardington will all join together for this service. Wine and nibbles are served after the service. ADVENT APPEAL FOR OXFORD NIGHT SHELTER As a parish we regularly support the Night Shelter in Oxford which helps the homeless with accommodation but also assists with getting people back into work by helping with re-training, health issues and education. Leading up to Christmas they have need for soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, other small toiletries for gifts, blankets, underwear, belts, woollen gloves and hats. If you can donate any of these gifts we will be collecting them on SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER.

‘Come to me all who labour…’ Thursdays in November (8 – 9pm)

Fr Chris McAneny has offered to lead a short series of sessions on ways of praying which will help us to accept this invitation of Jesus. The sessions will take place in the Rosary Room (next to Our Lady of the Rosary on Yarnells Hill) and will last no more than an hour. They will consist of some introduction to aspects of prayer, and some experience of different ways of praying. The dates are as follows: November 13th: Praying with Scripture November 20th: Centring Prayer November 27th: The Presence of God in Daily Life

They are open to all; no previous experience necessary! While it is hoped that participants will be able to take part in all the sessions, people will be welcome for whatever they can manage.


EH News 9 November 2008