First Holy Communion: 7 of our children will at last make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 10th April. If you remember this day had to be postponed because the churches were closed. They have waited patiently for so long and I know that they are all now so excited and longing to receive our Blessed Lord for the first time in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. They will have 3 retreat sessions on 7th, 8th and 9th April just to help them prepare in more depth for this beautiful day.
Easter Clearance Bazaar:
During lockdown, it has been possible to sort the parish resources from Ker Anna, Walsingham Hall, and the Club Room. Many of the items are no longer required by the parish and are therefore being offered to parishioners. These items include religious artefacts and pictures; children’s games and toys; children’s and adult catechetical books; craft items; a selection of household items; as well as the chairs and coffee tables from Ker Anna. COVID rules applying, it will be possible to view these items on Wednesday 7th April from 10: 30 – 12 noon, and on Saturday 10th April from 2: 00 to 4: 00 pm. Donations will be gratefully received.
Princes Risborough Food Cupboard:
Thank you all so much for your generous donations. Donations may be made to St Mary’s Church Bell Tower, 10.00 a.m. to 1.00p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, or in the trolley at the entrance to Tesco’s at any time they’re open.
Things we could do with more of: Tins of peas (garden, not mushy or marrowfat), Tins of sweetcorn, Tins of other vegetables, Tins of soup, Tins of tomatoes, Tins of rice pudding, Tins or cartons of custard, Long-life dairy milk (UHT), Packets of biscuits.
Things we have plenty of, so don’t need any more at the moment: Tins of potatoes, Tins of mushy and marrowfat peas.
Coffee and Company
To chat with other parishioners, whilst enjoying a coffee, just follow the link below on Tuesday April 6th at 10.30am. Join Zoom Meeting. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73924874036?pwd=Zkx0R1puY1VlUEMzZjNzZWo0SjFaUT09
Meeting ID: 739 2487 4036 Passcode: 9VqUcW
Weekly Giving Envelopes
Please collect your envelopes for the next twelve months from the narthex. Many thanks for your continued support. If you would like to join the scheme, please contact the parish office to request a box of envelopes and, if required, a Gift Aid Declaration form.
Providing A Helping Hand: “Finding God
Faith and Mental Health”. Drawing on both the ancient teachings of the Church and modern research, Fr Billy Swan discusses ten ways Christian faith can support good mental health and wellbeing. Cost £3.50 from CTS books. The bookshop is happy to post books to customers. Their contact number is 02078 341363. Or why not browse their website? https://www.ctsbooks.org/