There is Mass at 4:00pm every Saturday in Portuguese.
There will be rosary after the morning Mass on Wednesday.
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for about 30 minutes
after the Mass on Thursday.
This Sunday is the Solemnity of Pentecost. This feast of the descent of the Holy Spirit can be seen as the birthday of the Church. It also marks the end of the Easter Season.
Ordinary Time recommences on Monday with Week 7. Weekday readings are from Year 2 and Sunday Readings are from Year B.
Two new feasts have been added to our liturgical calendar this week. On the Monday after Pentecost the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church is celebrated has been added universally, while on the Thursday after Pentecost the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest has been added for England and Wales.
Nursery : Our primary school is opening a nursery for September 2018. There will be an open morning on Wednesday 6th June from 9:30am until 12:00 noon. For more information please contact the school (01793 521933 or email email@example.com). Please note that this is not replacing Holy Family Pre-School, which will continue to operate.
Confirmation : This Sunday is a retreat morning for the candidates. It begins with the 9:30am Mass and then continues in the convent until 12:30pm. Parents and sponsors should come to the church at 12:30pm for the rehearsal. The final preparation session for the Confirmation candidates will be this Thursday at 7:15pm in the convent. The Confirmation Mass will be on Tuesday 5th June at 7:00pm. All are welcome to this celebration. Anyone who would like to be part of the choir is invited to a practice on Tuesday 29th May at 6:30pm (following the 6:00pm Mass).
First Holy Communion : Congratulations to the children who made their First Holy Communion in our parish over these two weekends.
Rosary Triduum : The Knights of Saint Columba are holding a Rosary Triduum in some of our churches beginning this Wednesday 23rd May. The celebrations will be at 7:30pm and will be taking place on: Wednesday 23rd May at Saint Mary’s; Thursday 24th May at Holy Rood; and Friday 25th May at Holy Family. All are welcome. The statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be present along with the relics of Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
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 next Saturday 26th May at Saint Joseph’s, Wroughton. The morning will begin with Mass at 9:30am, and will finish by 1:30pm.
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 care for those affected by the frailty of old age, so during this month of May we can pray for the elderly.