CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY (SECOND COLLECTION 7TH and 8TH OCTOBER)
The CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day this year is on Friday 5 October. We are encouraged to skip a meal on Friday 5 October and donate any money saved by doing so to CAFOD in support of farmers and producers in poor countries. There are special envelopes available at the back of our Church, please take one and place your offering in the collection baskets at Mass on Sunday 7 and 8th October.
TALK ON THE SHROUD OF TURIN
Tuesday 3 October, 7pm St Osmund’s Parish Rooms – The Tomb was not empty. The mysterious cloth known as the Shroud of Turin, held by many to be the shroud in which Christ‘s body was wrapped and buried, is the most scientifically studied artefact from antiquity in the world. Is it true that the latest research points most compellingly towards its being authentic? Fr Robert Stewart, parish priest of Aldershot in the Diocese of Portsmouth, is coming to St Osmund’s to give a presentation on the scientific study of the Shroud, from the 1980s up to the most recent developments which hit the headlines this year. All are invited.
TIME FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
If you have a Year 6 child (born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013), then now is the time to apply for their secondary school place for September 2024. To make your application: you must complete the secondary transfer application form provided by your home Local Authority (available on the LA website) by 31 October, and: if you are applying for a baptised child for any of the Catholic secondary schools listed below, you should also additionally complete their Supplementary Information Form (available on the school’s website) and provide the school with a copy of your child’s baptism certificate, also by 31 October. St Augustine’s College, Trowbridge, St Bede’s College, Bristol, St Bernadette’s Secondary School, Bristol,
St Gregory’s College, Bath, St Joseph’s Secondary School, Salisbury, St Joseph’s College Swindon, St Peter’s High School,
CHILDREN’S LITURGY at Christ the King will occur at 11am Masses commencing on Sunday 17th September. The liturgy is for children in Year 3 and below, please note children younger than school age need to be accompanied by an adult..
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION –
If you have a Child that has just completed Year 2 (going into Yr 3 or above in September) and you wish to enrol them in the next programme, the deadline is October 2023.
If you have a child that has just completed Year 8 (going into Yr 9 or above in September) and you wish to enrol them in the next programme, the deadline is February 2024.
DO NOT FORGET THE HOLY SPIRIT
Come and pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit Friday 1 September 7-9pm at St Osmund. Starting with Mass of the Holy Spirit at 7pm (with Fr Matt Anscombe) followed by testimony, teaching, discussion and prayer. This will be the ‘launch’ event for a series of Life in the Spirit seminars which will then take place on the following 6 Friday evenings following the Friday evening Mass.Why not put the dates in your diary now? If you’d like to get involved in the preparation/delivery in any way, please contact the office or Deacon John Proctor.
BRINGING UP THE GIFTS
If the weekend Mass you are attending is being offered for an intention you requested, it would be appropriate for you and other family members to bring up the gifts during the Presentation of the Gifts at that Mass. If you would like to bring up the gifts, please come to Mass early and speak to one of the ushers and let them know. The usher will give you instructions on where to sit and when to bring the gifts
PARISH CONTRIBUTIONS AND GENEROSITY
A big thank you for all your generous donations, which are greatly appreciated. If anyone would like to transfer to standing order or bank transfer, this would help to simplify our banking procedure. The Parish bank details are: Name: Christ the King Church, Amesbury, Bank: NatWest Account number 66286638 and Sort code-52-10-03. If you wish to remember the Parish in your Will, further information is available from the Parish Office.
Do your family know your wishes with regards to your funeral? Registered parishioners can provide these details which are scanned and stored confidentially with your parishioner record and can be given to families at the appropriate time