There is Mass at 4:00pm every Saturday in Portuguese.
There will be rosary after the morning Mass on Wednesday.
Easter Season : Our Easter Celebration continues for 50 days until the Solemnity of Pentecost. This period is called ‘the Great Sunday’ as the joy of Easter overflows into these 50 days and they are celebrated as a single day.
This Sunday is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. There will be a second collection for the clergy training fund. We pray for all vocations remembering particularly to pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. Some ‘Praying for vocations’ leaflets are available.
This Thursday is an important day for our parish, and especially the Presentation Sisters and Associates, as they celebrate the 234th anniversary of the death of their foundress, the Venerable Nano Nagle. This anniversary will be remembered during the 1:30pm Mass as part of our celebrations for this day.
Confirmation : Bishop Declan will be with us on Tuesday 5th June for Mass at 7:00pm during which he will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to some of our young people. Application forms are available. The programme is open to young people who are in Year 9 or above and who are members of our parish. The cost of the programme will be £10 per candidate. The first preparation session will be at 7:15pm this Thursday 26th April in the convent.
First Holy Communion Programme : There will be a children’s session next Saturday at 10:00am in the church.
Konkani Mass : There will be Mass in Konkani next Sunday 29th April at 4:00pm in our church.
There will be a preparation session for Catholic parents seeking baptism for their children (up to 6 years of age) on Saturday 5th May at 2:00pm in the convent. The session will last about 90 minutes.
Solemnity of the Ascension : This is now celebrated on the Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter (this year 10th May) and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses at Holy Family will be at 9:30am and 7:30pm.
Our Lady of Fatima : There will be an hour of prayer to mark the 101st anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima at 4:00pm on Sunday 13th May.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion : There will be a day of prayer for the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion of Holy Family and Saint Joseph’s parishes on Saturday 26th May at Saint Joseph’s, Wroughton. The timetable will be available in the coming weeks, but the day is likely to be from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
The Venerable Nano Nagle is the foundress of the Presentation Sisters and 2018 marks the 300th anniversary of her birth. Throughout this year it would be good to pray in a particular way for some of the intentions which were important to her. She would visit the those in prison, so during this month of April we can pray for prisoners. As well as making this intention part of our daily prayer, there will be an extended period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday 30th April from 9:45am (after Mass) until 12:00 noon.