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EAST HENDRED CATHOLIC PARISH St Mary’s East Hendred St Patrick’s East Ilsley Fr. Tom Taaffe EpV Fr.Bob Jennings KHS stmaryseasthendred@fsmail.net www.catholichendredandilsley.org.uk Week Commencing Sunday 29th June 2008 Sunday Cycle A Weekday Cycle 2

SS. Peter & Paul SUNDAY MASSES: St. Mary’s, East Hendred 9.30am Alex Smith RIP St. Patrick’s, East Ilsley 11.15 am People of the Parish WEEKDAY MASSES Wednesday 12.15pm St Mary’s East Hendred Canon Raab (FM) Friday 8.30am St Amands Chapel, Hendred House Louisa Goddard (FM) Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday between 3 and 4 pm. in St. Amand’s Chapel, Hendred House. Anniversaries: Mary Rush, Myles Byrne and Francis Rivers May they rest in the peace of the Risen Lord Last Weeks total weekly offering was £747 of which 53% was Gift Aided. Thank you. ST PATRICK’S BBQ The BBQ will take place on Sunday 13th July after 11.15 a.m. Mass at St Patrick's Church, East Ilsley. If you would like to come, please sign the list at the back of the church. PETERS PENCE There will be a second collection after Mass TODAY for Peter’s Pence. This collection is taken in every parish around the world to support the ministry of Pope Benedict and is usually taken on t the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul. ST MARY’S CHILDRENS LITURGY GROUP This group will next meet on Sunday 6th July during Mass. All primary school aged children welcome. MILTON MANOR MASS This will take place NEXT Sunday 6th July at 6pm.All ROSARY GROUP The rosary group will meet in St Amands Chapel, Hendred House on Tuesday 1st July at 7pm. All welcome. APF Annual Mission Mass This will be celebrated on July 17th at Our Lady Queen of Peace Wokingham Rd Earley Reading at 7.30pm. Fr Frank Thompson will be showing a film after mass about a Korean working in Japan. See

poster in the porch. Please let me know if you plan to go, all are welcome. Mary 01235 850451 TODAY'S REFLECTION When we celebrate today the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, we are recalling that these two apostles brought the message of Christ from its first home in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, to the natioms, right out to the ends of the earth. Our community is founded upon them and lives today because what they handed on from Christ, has been kept and handed down the generations to us. The Lord chose these men to be his messengers in the past, and has chosen us to be their successors today. So, let us reflect how faithful we have been as disciples. World Youth Day – Chris White writes: It is not long before I and forty four others from our Diocese set off for Australia for World Youth Day, so I thought I would tell you about what I will be doing in those two weeks. For the first week, I shall be staying with a parish just outside of Melbourne, and doing some work to help with the local community; exactly what that consists of we are not too sure about, so we are really eager to find out more! In the second week we complete our pilgrimage to Sydney. The city will have been turned into a huge youth festival for the week, giving us a chance to watch bands as well as visit seminars to learn more about our faith. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for your support, and to ask you to keep me, and Sebastian Karam (the other person being sponsored by our Pastoral Area) and the rest of the group, in your prayers over the coming weeks.

St Amand’s Catholic Primary School St Mary’s Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF Tel: 01235 833342 Fax: 01235 861320 www.st-amands.oxon.sch.uk It’s been a busy week with several school trips, enjoyed by all the children. Visits included to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Northmoor Trust and a great trip to the Railway Museum in Swindon, where Class 4 toke part in a World War two experience. Children and teachers went dressed 1940’s style and experienced what it was like to be an evacuee. As well as having a lot of fun, they learned how hard it was for children during the war. The school fete went very well, despite the poor weather. As well as lots of stalls and games, the school Irish dance class gave a great performance, as did Class 5’s ukulele band! The fete raised over £1700 which the PTA will use to buy equipment for the school.

Date for your diary: PTA School BBQ – Friday 11th July St Amand’s is your local Catholic primary school, with a free school bus from Didcot, Wantage and Grove . 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.


EH News 29 June 2008