Church Building Refurbishment – Please Read!

You will be aware that our parish has raised over £26000 with a view to having repairs done to the roof so as to prevent the sort of leaks that have caused damage within the church in recent years. We are very thankful for all that effort and for the generosity of our parish. However, following a thorough inspection of the roof, and having taken professional advice it is clear that the problem will not be resolved by the repairs originally envisaged; such repairs would inevitably be needed over and over again, and each time the risk of expensive consequential damage within the church would be real. Essentially, we are now certain that we need a new roof to deal with the problem in the most cost effective manner. This is our duty as custodians of the church buildings, and so we have had to see how this could be taken forward. In discussing this with the Archdiocese t is dear that while such major work is underway it would be advantageous to also replace windows, gutters, down pipes which all are in need of remedial work, improve insulation and deal with some other minor safety matters.

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The damage caused by water ingress also needs to be addressed and so replacement of some suspended ceilings the repainting is also required. As partial replacement and redecoration would be unsightly the plan would be to fully replace and redecorate. The Archdiocese recognises that the work is necessary and
that to wait until we have saved up enough to carry it out would be reckless, as at any time more damage could be caused by further leaks. It has therefore been agreed that we can borrow the money needed (well in excess of £200,000) from the Archdiocese now, at very advantageous interest rates, so that we can proceed with the works as soon as possible.
In order to pay back the debt due to the Archdiocese we will have to improve and sustain our fundraising efforts in future years; but the total cost will be less for us than if we tried to do repairs piecemeal every time a problem arose. We are certain this is the most cost effective way to do this. The Archdiocese has also helped by giving our parish a grant of £25,000 from the poor parishes fund, for which we are most grateful. Works will start the first week in January and will be completed in phases over several months. The contractor’s compound will occupy part of the car park during this time, and at various
times there may be the need to move some services to other buildings when works inside the church are underway. Please watch the Newsletter for any such changes and take the utmost care around the church and the car park during this time. We are very thankful for the hard work of those who have progressed this as a proposal, for the support of the
Archdiocese, and look forward to seeing the successful refurbishment of our church in 2018.

Parish Christmas Fayre

is on Saturday November 25th 2017 please ensure you have the date firmly secured in your diary. We need lots of help and support: will you be able to help? Will all stall Holders and all willing to help on Saturday please come to a meeting on TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER AT 7:00PM lN THE PARISH OFFICE.  Thank you to all who have donated goods. lf you could bake some cake please and bring them
in the morning they will be most acceptable.

Masses and Services

SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER
10:00am — Tom Sullivan RIP
10:30am -12:00pm Confessions
12:30pm- John and Margaret Lynch RIP

SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER
8:30am — For the Parish
10:30am Andrea and Bill Kingston RIP

MONDAY 30TH OCTOBER
11:00am-Divine Mercy
11:30am- Private Intentions

TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER
9:15am-Mass in Church —
Gina Farnan RIP
7:30pm- Vigil Mass for All Saints —
Sheila Duncliffe RIP

WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER:
ALL SAINTS HOLY DAY
9:15am- Mass at St Marks School —
For the Parish
11:30am- Mass in Church — Bernadette
Sullivan RIP

THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER:
ALL SOULS
11:30am — Mass in Church – Holy Souls
7:30pm-Mass in Church – Holy Souls

FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
11.00am- Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament
11:30am- Pat Galvin RIP

SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
10:00am — Juliet Almeida
10:30am -12:00pm — Confessions
12:30pm- Sean Lynch RIP

SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
8:30am —For the Parish
10:30am -Pat Duffy RIP
12:00pm — Baptism for
Grace Olivia Freeman

Parish Christmas Fayre

is on Saturday November 25th 2017 please ensure you have the date firmly secured in your diary! We need lots of help and support: will you be able to help? Thank you to those who have left items for sale so
far. All Donations of goods will be gratefully accepted and may be brought to the Church and left in the Church porch when you come to Mass.

Masses and Services

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER
10:00am — Thanksgiving to St Theresa
of Child Jesus
10:30am -12:00pm — Confessions
12:30pm- For the Parish
2:00pm — Wedding Service for Brendan
Finn and Laura Saunders

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER
8:30am — Intentions for
Michelle Anderson
10:30am —Michael Freeman RIP

MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER
11: 00am-D ivine Mercy
11:30am- Private Intentions

TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER
9:15am- Mass in Church Intentions of
Margaret and John Beirne

WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER
11:30am- Requiem Mass for
Matthew Sweeney

THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER
9:15am — Mass at St Mark’s School
Richard Nellist (Sick)

FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER
9:05am- Harvest Mass Holy Name
School -in School Hall -Intentions for Sr
Donal
11.00am- Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament
11:30am- Thanksgiving Mass to our
Lady Mother of God

SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER
10:00am —For the Parish
10:30am -12:00pm — Confessions
12:30pm- Alice Flynn RIP
7:00-9:OOpm- Ickneild Male Voice Choir

SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER
8:30am — Barry Holmes RIP
10:30am —Tom Conway RIP

Masses and Services

SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
10:00am —Ann Ferris RIP
10:30am -12:00pm — Confessions
12:30pm- Joe and Mary McNamara

SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER
8:30am — For the Parish
10:30am — Intentions of Brendan Finn
and Laura Saunders

MONDAY 2ND OCTOBER
11:00am-Divine Mercy
11:30am- Private Intentions

TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER
11:45am — Funeral Service for Joanne
Clement

WEDNESDAY 41.11 OCTOBER
11:30am — Eucharistic Service

THURSDAY 5T” OCTOBER
NO MASS

FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER
11.00am- Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament
11:30am- Eucharistic Service

SATURDAY 7T11 OCTOBER
10:00am — Thanksgiving to St Theresa
to Child Jesus
10:30am -12:00pm — Confessions
12:30pm- For the Parish
2:00pm — Wedding Service for Brendan
Finn and Laura Saunders

SUNDAY 8T” OCTOBER
8:30am — Intentions for Michelle
Anderson
10:30am —Michael Freeman RIP

Masses and Services

SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
10:00am —Phil Davis RIP
10:30am -12:00pm — Confessions
12:30pm- John Scanlon RIP
2:00pm — Baptism for
Edward McNamara

SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
8:30am — Michael Purcell RIP
10:30am — For the Parish
MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
11:00am-Divine Mercy
11:30am- Private Intentions

TUESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
9:05am Mass at Holy Name School —
Sharon Sullivan RIP

WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
11:30am- Requiem Mass for
Betty Centurion

THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
9:15am Mass at St Mark’s School —
Intentions of Sister Mary Gaffney

FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
11.00am Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament
11:30am- Peter Larkman RIP
7:00pm- Wedding Rehearsal for
Brendan Finn and Laura Saunders

SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
10:00am — Anne Ferris RIP
10:30am -12:00pm — Confessions
12:30pm- Joe and Mary McNamara

SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER
8:30am — For the Parish
10:30am — Intentions of Brendan Finn
and Laura Saunders

Invitation

Invitation
We are offering a series of sessions exploring the Catholic Faith, starting 25th September 2017. We call these sessions “Journey in Faith” because we are all learning more about our faith all the time. Details of the programme are available in school, in Church or online. The sessions are held in the Parish Office from 7:30pm-9:OOpm on Monday during term time. For further information or to book a place, please contact Holy Name Parish Office on 0121 357 1351 or email info@holyname.org.uk

Journey in Faith 2017-2018

Journey in Faith 2017 — 2018  Program

Date Topic
25th September Welcome and Introductions Journeying to meet God
2ndOctober God our Father
9thOctober Jesus the Son
16th October The Holy Spirit
23rdOctober The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation
30th October Half term — no meeting
6thNovember Meeting Jesus in the Mass —the Scripture readings
13th November Meeting Jesus in the Mass —The Eucharist
20th November Celebrating God’s loving forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation
27th November Advent reflection —Prepare the way of the Lord
4th December Advent reflection — Mary waiting on God
11th  December Advent reflection —The Word was made Flesh and lived among us
18th December Parish Service of Reconciliation

 

It is mandatory that you attend the Journey in Faith sessions if you are looking to be baptised or confirmed in the Holy Name Catholic Church.