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THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

THE HOLY FAMILY

We celebrate the Holy Family of Nazareth,
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
which is the model of all who fear
the Lord and walk in his ways.

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
The Feast of
the Holy Family
30th December



5.30 pm - Sat
10.00 am

11.00 am
6.00 pm

Mass with Children's Liturgy - Eddie Kiely (RIP)
SUNG MASS with Children's Liturgy - Bryan Cusack (RIP)

Refreshments in the church hall after Mass - all are welcome
Mass - Pro Populo and Jenny Kavanagh (RIP)
Monday
31st December
7th Day in
the Octave
of Christmas

9.45 am
10.00 am

Morning Prayer
Mass - Willie Cunningham (RIP)
Tuesday
1st January
Mary, Mother
of God

12 noon

Mass with Hymns - Our Parish Community
Reception in the Hall - if possible!!
Wednesday
2nd January
Ss Basil and
Gregory BpsDrs

9.45 am
10.00 am

Morning Prayer
Mass - Anne O'Sullivan (Get Well)
Thursday
3rd January

Christmas
Feria

10.00 am

Mass at the church of the Sacred Heart - Ruislip Manor
Friday
4th January
Christmas
Feria

9.45 am
10.00 am

Morning Prayer
Mass - Raymond Galpin (RIP)
Saturday
5th January
Christmas
Feria

8.30 am
9.45 am
10.00 am
10.30 - 11.30 am

Church Cleaning
Morning Prayer
Mass - John Donnelly (RIP)
Exposition and Benediction - Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday
6th January
Feast of the
Epiphany of
the Lord

5.30 pm
10.00 am

11.00 am
6.00 pm

Mass with Children's Liturgy - Seamus Somers (RIP)
Sung Mass with Children's Liturgy and Visit to the Crib -
Our Parish Community in the Year of Faith

Refreshments in the church hall after Mass
Said Mass - Bryan Cusack (RIP)

My Dear Friends,

Every year I am deeply touched by your extraordinary generosity towards me, and the mountain of gifts I receive are testimony to that. I wish it were possible for me to write to thank each and everyone of you personally for your gift, but even if I started now I would not be finished before Easter!! So please accept these few words as my heartfelt thanks. God bless you all.

No doubt many of you will have heard our Archbishop speak on Christmas Day about the sanctity of marriage and he speaks about it again today in his pastoral letter. Further to this every priest has been asked to share with you a statement by Abp. Vincent and Abp. Peter Smith about this, and I am very happy to do so. They write:-

The meaning of marriage matters. It derives that meaning from its function as the foundation of the family. The union of one man and one woman for love and mutual support and open to procreation has over the centuries formed a stable unit we call the family. Marriage is the enduring public recognition of this commitment and has been rightly recognised as unique and worthy of legal protection.

The government has chosen to ignore the views of over 600,000 people who signed a petition calling for the current definition of marriage to stay, and we are told legislation to change the definition of marriage will now come to Parliament.

We strongly oppose such a Bill. Furthermore, the process by which this has happened can only be described as shambolic. There was no electoral mandate in any manifesto; no mention in the Queen's speech; no serious or thorough consultation through a Green or White paper, and a constant shifting of policy before even the Government response to the consultation was published.

We urge everyone who cares about upholding the meaning of marriage in civil law to make their views known to their MPs clearly, calmly and forcefully, and without impugning the motives of others. We urge all parties to ensure their Members have a free vote. It is not too late to stop this Bill.

I know that many of us are deeply concerned about this issue and are grateful for our Church's firm response. Do consider writing to your MP as soon as possible - I have already done so.

Finally I pray that everyone is having a truly wonderful, holy and blessed Christmas, and may I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.

God Bless.

THE GIVING TREE

Thank you all - so much - for your amazing generosity towards the Giving Tree. As you see the gifts are still being sorted and sent on.

LAST WEEK'S COLLECTION

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DON'T FORGET! THERE IS COFFEE IN THE PARISH HALL AFTER THE MORNING MASS ON SUNDAY.
SEE YOU THERE!!


St Gregory's Catholic Church, 447 Victoria Road, South Ruislip, Middx., HA4 0EG,
Tel: 020 8845 2186

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