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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 stmaryseasthendred@fsmail.net www.catholichendredandilsley.org.uk Week Commencing Sunday 19th October 2008 Sunday Cycle A Weekday Cycle 2

The Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time SUNDAY MASSES: St. Mary’s, East Hendred 9.30am St. Patrick’s, East Ilsley 11.15 am Horace Tuson RIP WEEKDAY MASSES Wednesday 12.15pm St Mary’s East Hendred Friday 8.30am St Amands Chapel, Hendred House Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday between 3 and 4 pm. in St. Amand’s Chapel, Hendred House. Anniversaries Margaret O’Connor, Robert Ayles, Leslie Langley, David Durham, Kathleen Teakle, Winifred Reeley Thomas Couling and James Delaney, May they rest in the peace of the Risen Lord Last weeks total weekly offering was £469 of which 71 % was Gift Aided. Thank you CAFOD The collection for CAFOD raised £227.75 (£160 of this was from the donations after Mrs Jane Curley’s Requiem Mass. Thank you GATHERING TOGETHER IN CHRIST A group of us meet once a month to read the bible, discuss and pray. Everyone is welcome. Next meeting dates; Thursday 6th November, Tuesday 2nd December, Wednesday 7th January, Thursday 5th February and Tuesday 3rd March. For more information contact Denis Smith, 01235 765564. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION If your child is 7 years old and would like to make their first Holy Communion next year please contact Catherine Eckold 01235 833483. The programme will begin in the new year. ROSARY GROUP At our last meeting on the 7th October, The Feast of the Holy Rosary, we decided we would meet every Tuesday at 7pm in St. Amands Chapel during October. Which of course is "The Month of the Rosary" Do join us."

St Amand’s Catholic Primary School St Mary’s Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF Tel: 01235 833342Fax: 01235 861320 HYPERLINK "http://www.st-amands.oxon.sch.uk" www.st-amands.oxon.sch.uk


Dates for your Diary St Amand’s is your local Catholic primary school, with a free school bus from Wantage, Grove and Didcot. You are

welcome to visit at any time. Please phone Debbie, the school Administration Officer to make an appointment. Applications are also welcome from children new to the area for other classes. Please remember our school in your prayers.

New Editor Appointed to Portsmouth People Portsmouth People, the newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth, has not appeared for some months. It now has a new editor, Dr J L Kettle-Williams. Commenting on his appointment, Jay Kettle-Williams remarked, ‘I am very keen to pick up on the sterling work carried out by my predecessor, Kathryn Turner. I hope I can respond as effectively as Kathryn to the challenge.’ Jay’s background is in languages and all manner of communications, having been editor for many years to the nation’s professional journal for linguists. Portsmouth People invites contributions relevant and of interest to its readership. The next issue of Portsmouth People is scheduled for Advent 2008. The new editor can be reached c/o Department for Pastoral Formation, Park Place Pastoral Centre, Winchester Road, Wickham, PO17 5HA Or email: HYPERLINK "mailto:editor@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk" editor@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk DOUAI ABBEY PASTORAL PROGRAMME There are details of forthcoming events on the church notice board . A DAY OF REFLECTION A day of Prayer and Reflection at Abingdon Parish Centre, on Saturday 29thNovember 10.am to 5pm SACRAMENT OF THE SICK

This will take place at St Patricks on Sunday 23rd November during the 11.15am Mass. (More details to follow.) CHRISTMAS CATALOGUES These charity catalogues for cards and gifts are starting to appear and are placed by the church door.


EH News 19 October 2008