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Corpus Christi,

18th June 2017: Mass Book (gold) page 83.

Today there will be a second collection for Day for Life: This is the day in the Church’s dedicated to celebrating the sacredness of human life.

WELCOME to Oscar, Grace, Maximillian and Iris into God’s family as they will be baptised this month. Please keep the children and their families in your prayers.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped set up, donated food, manned stalls, tidied up and organised the Summer Lunch last week. It was a most enjoyable event and lovely to see so many of us gathering together. We raised a total of £1,929.32. Please collect your dishes from the Hall.
A special thank you to Charlotte (who runs our pre-school group in the Parish Hall, Mondays 9.30am-11.30am) for all of her hard work.

Today is Stewardship Sunday: Jeremy Tigue, Chair of our Finance Committee will be speaking after each mass and giving an account of the Parish Fiance for 2016 and brief summary of our end of year accounts. Thank you for your support and generosity throughout the year.

SUMMER LUNCH RAFFLE WINNERS
Week in Cornwall Yellow ticket 591 Caroline, Blades Voucher Yellow ticket 535 Michael PT Sessions Yellow ticket 63, Champagne & M & S Voucher Green 371 M. Carlin Pampering evening and champagne Yellow 25 Isola Del Sole voucher Green 411 Tommara Beauty Hamper Pink ticket 416 Franco Manco voucher Yellow 194 Kinga Masia

Guess the number : Luke (1400) Amazon Fire

Please collect your prizes from the Parish Office

Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon Dinner and Auction on Friday 7th July to raise money to bring a supply a clean drinking water to Father Thaddeus’s home village at Omabite in Nigeria. £20 per ticket. More information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/glass-half-full- 34878668035. It would be good if we could perhaps have a parish table at the dinner to support Father Thaddeus, please let the Parish Office know if you are interested.

Next week the Parish Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am-3pm

Holy Communion Catechists for next year: If you are able to help to prepare the children for next year’s programme or have been previously involved in Holy Communion preparation, please come along to a meeting on 4th July at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR RED BOXES 

There will be an evening in the Church for those who Proclaim the Word (Readers) on Monday 10th July at 8pm. Please let Deborah Botherton or the Parish Office know if you are able to attend.

BAPTISMS FOR 2017: Please send your enquiry via e-mail to stsimonputney@aol.com. Please note that two months notice is required for baptisms.

GIFT AIDING DONATIONS: Those of you who give weekly via envelopes into the collection will find new boxes of envelopes in the porch at the church entrance. For those who give via standing order your envelopes for special collections, feast days etc. will be available next Sunday. If you can’t find a set of envelopes in your name or if you want to discuss a Gift Aid declaration or have any queries about the system then please contact our Gift Aid coordinator, Michael Cliff, by phone on 020 8789 1955 or by e-mail at cliff53@gmail.com Please note that if you have signed a Gift Aid Declaration you should check that you are still a tax payer and that your taxes cover the amount you have donated. If in doubt please contact me.

Weekly offering for last Sunday was £1,009.65. Second Collection for Catholic Trust for England & Wales was £346.49. Thank you for your generosity.

Sunday Mass Attendance Record:

Please complete the pink slips at the back of the Church to record primary and secondary school attendance. Please complete one form per family using BLOCK CAPITALS

Children’s Liturgy 9.30am Mass: Please remember to sign the Register. Children Reception year and above. Monday Under 5’s group 9.30am to 11.30am in the Parish Hall.