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Remembering our Dead in November 2020

ENVELOPES FOR THE NOVEMBER DEAD LIST are now available from the back of the church. This year, for many it will be a case of composing your own list and dropping your envelope through the letterbox at St Joseph’s presbytery with the writer’s name written on the envelope and marked “Holy Souls”. If you come to Mass, you can use the collection plate. In the coming year, a Mass will be offered up for each compiled list under the name of the person compiling the list. So please do not forget to write your name on the envelope. 

Fr Johns Surgery October and November 2020

Fr Johns Surgery – Confession, Registration, Baptisms and School enquiries.

Fr John hopes to be available on Saturday mornings at St Josephs Church/Sacristy between the hours of 1030 h and 12 noon.covering such matters as Confession, Registration, Baptism and Schools God Willing. Registration is now a requirement for all seeking to avail of parish services and can be done in the surgery on Saturday mornings.

Please make an appointment by email with him on the email address shown on our bulletin and only come to the surgery if you believe you are Covid free and not exhibiting symptoms. The stewards will assist you while in the church.

Fr John 16th October 2020

200 Club Winners for October Draw 2020

Congratulations to our  winners for our October 200 Club draw

1st.  £60.        79.    C. Nicholls

2nd. £30.       101.  A. McGovern

3rd.  £10.       130.  G. Giacomelli

All cheques have been posted out and very welcome with Christmas around the corner.

The activities of our local SVP Conference in Aylesbury.

Marie Woods writes:

Awareness month 2020 for society of St. Vincent de Paul

While we have had to stop our befriending visits, our SVP members have been writing to or phoning many housebound parishioners, who live alone and are not able to visit family and friends. In the fine weather, we enjoyed a chat with one or two in their gardens and left them a newsletter. Fortunately, most have wonderful neighbours to do their shopping.

We have also phoned care homes and sent cards to those residents we used to see every week.

A family of travellers asked us for help while they waited to move on to a permanent site. We showed them where the launderette was, bought them gas bottles and gave them a Tesco voucher so that clothes could be bought for the children.

We continue to sponsor 2 SVP Conferences in India: St. Thomas Conference in Madhapuram and Thuckalay Central Conference. Sister Manju and Brother Iyathurai are very thankful for our support. It enables them to give food and medicine to the old, the sick and widows as well as helping a few students to continue their higher education.

The SVP, particularly during the pandemic, is also focused on raising money for the SVP’s Covid Recovery fund to help pay for the crucial work now and in the future. The website www.svp.org.uk/rise suggests all sorts of imaginative ways to raise much needed money for those in need. If anyone wishes to donate directly to the SVP society, you can do so through the above website, or you can send a cheque to our SVP group at St. Joseph’s, payable to  “The St Joseph SVP Conference” and send to St Joseph SVP, St. Joseph’s church, 56 High Street, Aylesbury HP20 1SE.

Thank you very much for all your prayers and generosity

Marie Woods

SVP President

St Joseph and St. Clare Conference

October 1st 2020

 

Remembering our Dead in November 2020

ENVELOPES FOR THE NOVEMBER DEAD LIST are now available from the back of the church. This year, for many it will be a case of composing your own list and dropping your envelope through the letterbox at St Joseph’s presbytery with the writer’s name written on the envelope and marked “Holy Souls”. If you come to Mass, you can use the collection plate. In the coming year, a Mass will be offered up for each compiled list under the name of the person compiling the list. So please do not forget to write your name on the envelope. 

Fr Johns Surgery October and November 2020

Fr Johns Surgery – Confession, Registration, Baptisms and School enquiries.

Fr John hopes to be available on Saturday mornings at St Josephs Church/Sacristy between the hours of 1030 h and 12 noon.covering such matters as Confession, Registration, Baptism and Schools God Willing. Registration is now a requirement for all seeking to avail of parish services and can be done in the surgery on Saturday mornings.

Please make an appointment by email with him on the email address shown on our bulletin and only come to the surgery if you believe you are Covid free and not exhibiting symptoms. The stewards will assist you while in the church.

Fr John 16th October 2020

200 Club Winners for October Draw 2020

Congratulations to our  winners for our October 200 Club draw

1st.  £60.        79.    C. Nicholls

2nd. £30.       101.  A. McGovern

3rd.  £10.       130.  G. Giacomelli

All cheques have been posted out and very welcome with Christmas around the corner.

The activities of our local SVP Conference in Aylesbury.

Marie Woods writes:

Awareness month 2020 for society of St. Vincent de Paul

While we have had to stop our befriending visits, our SVP members have been writing to or phoning many housebound parishioners, who live alone and are not able to visit family and friends. In the fine weather, we enjoyed a chat with one or two in their gardens and left them a newsletter. Fortunately, most have wonderful neighbours to do their shopping.

We have also phoned care homes and sent cards to those residents we used to see every week.

A family of travellers asked us for help while they waited to move on to a permanent site. We showed them where the launderette was, bought them gas bottles and gave them a Tesco voucher so that clothes could be bought for the children.

We continue to sponsor 2 SVP Conferences in India: St. Thomas Conference in Madhapuram and Thuckalay Central Conference. Sister Manju and Brother Iyathurai are very thankful for our support. It enables them to give food and medicine to the old, the sick and widows as well as helping a few students to continue their higher education.

The SVP, particularly during the pandemic, is also focused on raising money for the SVP’s Covid Recovery fund to help pay for the crucial work now and in the future. The website www.svp.org.uk/rise suggests all sorts of imaginative ways to raise much needed money for those in need. If anyone wishes to donate directly to the SVP society, you can do so through the above website, or you can send a cheque to our SVP group at St. Joseph’s, payable to  “The St Joseph SVP Conference” and send to St Joseph SVP, St. Joseph’s church, 56 High Street, Aylesbury HP20 1SE.

Thank you very much for all your prayers and generosity

Marie Woods

SVP President

St Joseph and St. Clare Conference

October 1st 2020

 

Please check our latest newsletter for mass intentions and details of other services and events this week