FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES UPDATE: FEBRUARY/MARCH

Thank you to the many parishioners who came to our meeting in February. A number of people also took the trouble to send their apologies that they were unable to attend this time. We hope to see you next time! There is a lot of goodwill and positive energy to build our parish community and actively welcome new members as well as those who may have lapsed from their faith. We should like to encourage all of you to help and take part in the following initiatives:

Daffodils for Mothering Sunday: We would like to buy some daffodils for our children to give out to parishioners on the weekend of Mother’s Day (Sunday 31st March). Would you be willing to sponsor the daffodils? If so, please let Fr John know. We would also like to encourage our teenagers to help the younger children distribute the daffodils. Teenagers willing to help should speak to Kathryn Poulter kathrynpoulter@hotmail.com or Iain McLay.

Parish forest walk on Sunday 28th April: An informal chance to socialise with fellow parishioners. Further details to come nearer the time. Bring family and friends!

Car pool: We are aiming to form a list of volunteers to provide lifts for people to our weekend Masses. Could you help? If you could volunteer or would like more details, please contact Grainne 07402 907594, Emma 07790 767829 or Marjorie 07905 619566.

Bible study/faith sharing group: Open to all who are interested in the Sacred Scriptures and in understanding them. The six-week programme will meet on Wednesdays, beginning on 15th May. Everyone welcome!

Moving forward with our Parish Evangelisation Team!

Following the popular and fruitful Forming Intentional Disciples programme in the autumn, we now have a Parish Evangelisation Team (PET) that meets monthly to:

  1. Pray together;

  2. Reflect on, and to discuss, opportunities to spread the Good News among our own parishioners and the wider community;

  3. Plan and organise a wide range of activities in our parish;

  4. Help each other to develop our faith and our relationship with Jesus Christ through words and actions.

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