You Can Be Santa Many
thanks to all volunteers who visited families and returned consent forms and
letters; we are now ready for the next stage. For those who signed up as
benefactors, the ticket drawing will take place after all Masses this weekend
in the Parish Centre/coffee area (not the porch!). You will receive the letter
to Santa, age and gender of the recipient plus full instructions for buying
presents. If you cannot attend one of these Masses, please contact the Santa
team by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make alternative arrangements.
Your generous support to this initiative is continuing to spread the joy and
true message of Christmas to more than 100 children and their families!!
Starting Reception 2018 Families
with a child born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 are now
able to apply for a Reception place for September 2018. The Herts Online
system www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/ admissions/ will be open until
15th January 2018.
Travelling Crib 1 We are asking
families to invite the Travelling Crib into their home for a night during
Advent starting from Sunday 3rd December (First Sunday of Advent). The Crib
will be delivered to your house by the hosting family of the previous day,
and then you are asked to deliver it onto the next family after you. An
Advent candle will accompany the Crib - you are invited to light it when
the Crib arrives to acknowledge that its inhabitants are your guests for
the night. There is also a book with activities and prayers. Please sign
your name, e-mail and contact telephone number on the sheets provided – these
will be available after 9.30am Mass this Sunday, 19th November and next Sunday,
26th November. Once the lists are completed you will be sent details of the
route of families via e-mail so you know who to deliver the Crib to, and
who to contact to arrange a delivery to your home. Please help us to keep
the Crib safe and warm this Advent, ready to greet Jesus when he arrives
at Christmas. For details contact Sr. Anita
Travelling Crib 2 – Knitted Figures Churches
Together in Marshalswick will have a crib and knitted figures travelling around
their churches' families. The crib will be hosted by Marshalswick Mass Centre
15th-19th December. Families house the crib for the night and invite friends
and neighbours in to share a short experience withincluded candle and prayers;
handing the crib on the following day to another home whose address will
be provided. Contact Christine 07900 260190 or Maureen 07788 968654. Note,
young children are not a requirement at host homes.
Maria Nienjadlo and Krzysztof Boroch and to
Chantelle Murphy and John Doran who were married at our Church recently.
By the way, we are collecting quite
few photographs of parishioners' weddings - some new,
and some a little older -
click here to have a look
into the Christian
community Joshua Joseph Pugh who was baptised at our Church recently.
offer our congratulations to his parents
of Parish Caretaker Following a public recruitment process, we
are delighted to announce that Mark Healy has been appointed to the new role
of Parish Caretaker. He will start his new role on 4th December. Mark is
a parishioner who will be well known to all who attend Mass at Marshalswick.
Mark will be responsible for overseeing maintenance in the parish buildings
and grounds. He will be around primarily on weekday mornings and briefly
at weekends and will work closely with people who continue to volunteer
to give their time generously to ensure the smooth running of the parish.
Please welcome and support Mark in his new role.
The Sick of our Parish
Please pray for all
those who are ill at this time including Thomas Kiely, Jack O’Mahoney, Carmaline Xavier, Douglas
McLoughlin, Tom Williamson, Jim O’Neill, Elisabeth Page, Kathleen Murphy,
Jim O’Connor, Therese Egan, Sr. Annie Bromham IBVM, Geraldine McBride, Fiona
Wright, Becki Vousden, Vertina Fernandes, Veronica Hamilton, Claire Whitehead,
Alice Daly, Richard Mayes, Sheila Doohan, Janet Szymczak, Noah Gregorio,
Edie Hale, Gerry Smith, Edmond Mansfield, Ethel Holloway, Teresa Hill, Ida
Daswa, Catrin Rees-Doherty, John Rowland, Margaret Moloney, Jim Moss, Margaret
Malloney, Ruth O’Gorman, John Baxter, Derita Whyte, Carmen Mincu & Teresa
Virrueta; may the Lord comfort them
in their illness.
Deceased Please pray for
the repose of the souls of all those who have died recently including Mary Lee
Berners-Lee, baby William Smith, Frederick David Davis, Fr. John McCarthy
MSC, Peggy Brampton, Caroline Chivers, Elizabeth Gilbride and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including