Please note that the morning Mass on Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th May will be at 9:00am.
Changes to Covid Restrictions
Covid 19 restrictions were lifted some time ago and the Government encouraged all of us to move towards a normal lifestyle and to learn to live safely with COVID.
The Bishops Conference of England and Wales has also encouraged us all to reduce the restrictions and move towards a more usual way of worshipping.
Thank you all for adhering very strictly to what was required- it really did mean that everyone was able to feel safe when coming to mass.
Now that face masks are no longer mandatory in public gatherings, there is no longer a need to wear a mask when you come to church. However, If you wish to continue to wear one, please feel free to do so. It is important that everybody feels comfortable when they come to worship in our church.
We had also taken the decision not to kneel down so that social distancing could be observed. Since there is now no need for formal social distancing, please do kneel at the appropriate times during mass if you so wish, or please remain standing/seated. Whatever you are really comfortable with.
Just a reminder from the Bishops’ Conference- anyone who has tested positive or is displaying Covid symptoms should stay at home.
Thank you again for all your support and help in what has been a difficult few years. We can now move forward with confidence.
Ukraine Update: Thank you to all our dear parishioners for your kind and generous donations to our Ukrainian family aid effort. We are creating a “shop” in the Walsingham Hall where our Ukrainian family guests, can come and choose any items they wish. We are in need of items like toiletries, clothing for children, women & men, footwear especially trainers, toys & craft items for children and teens. Please make sure that clothing is good and freshly laundered. The shop will be opening every Tuesday and Thursday 10.00am -12.30pm. We would be grateful if all the deliveries are made during these times. If you have any queries, please contact Joanna Chandiram on 07762 117290 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Disability Fellowship Mass
on Sunday 5 June, 3pm at Our Lady of Christians, Castle St, Luton LU1 3AG. For people with disabilities (young or old), their families and friends. Refreshments afterwards. Any questions, please contact Sean Ballantyne on 07930305362
Missio Box 2021:
In 2021 our Parish raised £856.51 through our Red Boxes and donations to Missio and the Mill Hill Missionaries. Thank you for your generous donations. The founder of this network Pauline Jaricot will be beatified on 22nd May. For more details visit www.Missio.org.uk
Come, Holy Spirit:
Join other parishioners for two evenings of prayer, reflection and discussion following Pentecost on Tuesday 7th and 14th June at 7:30 pm in the Clubroom. Session one will include the video, The Holy Spirit and the Church, with Fr. Stephen Wang.
Please come for teas and coffees at 7:15 pm with the session to start promptly at 7:30pm.
The sessions will last approximately one hour.
CAFOD Sponsored ‘Walk Against Hunger’:
Parishioners young and old are welcome to join in the 3-and-a-half mile walk on Saturday 28th May, meeting in the church car park at 10am and car-sharing start point at Bledlow Ridge. Non-walkers are invited to come along to the pop-up café from 1pm. Directions will be provided next weekend, when parishioners can sign up to sponsor the walkers after the Masses.
A young Mexican family, currently living in Princes Risborough are urgently seeking a 2 bedroom house/flat for rental .
Ideally they would like to stay in this area as they are very happy here and their young son is settled in a local nursery.
The rental period for their current house has been extended until mid - July, but their landlord with whom they share a good relationship now needs the house for a relative.
The couple’s search for suitable accommodation to date has proved unsuccessful and as time is running out, they are growing understandably anxious.
If anyone knows of a house/flat that might be appropriate - or has any other suggestions, please contact Majella Hurley
on 07951 727 315. Many thanks.
Saturday 11th June, St. Mary’s Church, 7:30 pm start, tables of eight, cost £5, bring your own drinks and nibbles, (no red wine as it stains the floor). Booking essential, please contact Jamie Carter on 01844 273286.If people wish to come and are not part of a team or can’t form a whole team, Jamie will sort a team for you. Offers of raffle prizes are welcome.
Sharing the Church’s Story:
Catholic Voices and the Word on Fire Institute are hosting a one-day conference called Sharing the Church’s Story. The vision of the conference is to bring people together in person for an experience of profound personal renewal and to be equipped for mission. The keynote speaker is Bishop Robert Barron. Sharing the Church’s Story will be gathering up to 1000 Catholics who are passionate about the renewal of the Church in the UK including volunteers, parents, catechists, clergy or anyone who just wants a boost for your faith life.
On Saturday, 17 September 2022
from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Friends House,173-174 Euston Road,
London NW1 2BJ.
For more information and tickets visit www.sharingthechurchsstory.com
Some parishioners have already booked to attend. If you would like more information, please speak to Fr Lijo
or Margaret Cripps (07885658208).
Lifeteen Summer Camp 2022:
A great opportunity for those of secondary school age 12-18 years. Starts on Sunday 24th July 3pm – Thursday 28th July 2022 till 2pm at Alton Castle, Staffordshire. Cost £225.00 for camping (to provide own tent) £295.00 for dormitory. For more information and to go to the bookings page visit https://nymo.org/summercamp/