year, the UK will host the largest gathering of world leaders
ever to take place on British soil: the ‘COP26’
climate talks in Glasgow in November. As Prime Minister, Boris
Johnson must push world leaders to show the ambition we need
to keep temperature rises below the disastrous 1.5-degree threshold.
This means that all countries must play their part. With the
eyes of the world on the UK, we must urge the Prime Minister
to make sure communities hardest hit by the climate emergency
are listened to at COP26.
Please sign our petition at //cafod.org.uk/reclaim
For those without internet access, petition cards can be ordered
from the CAFOD Shop: 0300 011 5680. Thank you.
If you are NEW to the parish
or your family details have changed, please complete this
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CANDIDATES
DAILY MASSES WEEK OF SEPT 20th
Daily Mass Tues - Thurs at 11am Friday CONFIRMATION MASS
at 7:30pm Friday & Saturday NO
(Church closed on Mondays)
Sunday Masses as follows:
Saturday Vigil 5pm
Sunday, Children’s Mass 9.15am
(priority for parents and children from babies to Year 6)
Sunday, Morning Mass 11.15am
Sunday, Youth Mass 5pm
(priority for parents & their young people, year 7 &
Today’s feast day is that of St. Matthew.
Going to the very end of St. Matthew’s gospel tells us how
he saw his mission as an evangelist. St. Matthew records Jesus
saying these words -
“Go and make disciples of all nations,
baptising them and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded
After we leave Mass we are instructed to people
who “Go”. It is not just - let’s come to Church
and that is it we have done our duty to God. Rather it is that
we have to go , we have to leave the Church building and make
something out of the people who are all around us.
We Christians have to make disciples, to make
other followers of Jesus. We are saying to others that we follow
Jesus and we invite them to follow Him too.
What we have to teach is love for God and for
our neighbour and for ourselves. Inviting people to believe is
a beautiful thing.
For full details about St Joan of Arc's own overseas charity,
Arcaid or information on how to provide extra support by signing
up to EasyFundraising please click here.
If you are able to give a one off donation at this time when Arcaid
has so many requests for aid to very poor communities, please
If you know of any overseas projects which
might benefit from
Arcaid’s help, please contact the Arcaid chair, Mariola