Parish events from 2017
Morogoro Project – since it started in September 2017, by the end of December 2017, we reached our goal of £3,000. Many thanks to our parishioners for their generous support. A cheque for a further £2,000 has been sent to Rome to be taken to Morogoro. As the project is to continue til June 2018, any further donations that come in will go towards the chicken feed.
Last evening 24/12/2017 6pm, we had our Children’s Mass. Pictured below are the children dressed as Stars, Angels and Shepherds.
Our Sanctuary is now complete with the Christmas trees lit up and the Christmas flowers displayed in front of the Altar and the sides.
Our annual Christmas dinner took place last night 19/12/2017 at The Harvester Jolly Badger Bar & Restaurant in Edgeware. This is a change to previous years when it was held at the Red Lion (Toby’s Carvery) in High Barnet. This event is organised yearly by Joan How of the Mid Week Group. We had an amazing 33 people which is double the numbers to past years.
Last night we had our Annual Christmas Carols and the choir was just magnificent. We also had 8 readings in between the carols. The attendance was more than last year and we hope this will grow yearly. After the carols, hot toddy and mince pies were served in the hall.
Our Christmas decorations are finally up. Thanks to our lovely ladies Grazyna Yiassoumis and Frances Phillips, they once again worked hard to get our church ready for Christmas. The two trees are up with swags on all columns, lectern and baptismal font. The lights on the trees will be put up next week and the Christmas flowers will also be done. Thanks to our volunteers Albert Connick, Cornelius Yap, Maggie Kolecka, Zenaida Pambuena, Karen Miyasaki and Jyoti Ramchand, the Nativity Scene was set-up today. As usual, all offerings taken at the crib will go to help the work of the Catholic Children’s Society (Crusade of Rescue). Do give generously. Thank you.
Christmas Raffle Draw – we had our raffle draw on Sunday 10/12/2017 during the coffee morning. Unfortunately due to the snow, not many people turned up. All winners were contacted by phone and prizes will be collected next weekend 16-17/12. There were 15 winners and they are: 1st prize Deacon Anthony Clark, 2nd prize Rose, 3rd prize Father Aodh, 4th prize Chona, 5th prize Rosemarie, 6th prize Grace Amahan, 7th prize Conchita Campa, 8th prize Tayo Adekeye, 9th prize Mary Whittle Jones, 10th prize Terry, 11th prize Grace Walker, 12th prize Raymond Sagayam, 13th prize Pauline Murphy, 14th prize B. O’Dawd and the final 15th prize Higgins.
Morogoro Mission Project. As promised, we have received an initial update from Morogoro. The mission received the first lot of monies and the project is going well with the initial stages of building a room and small fenced ground for the chickens. See pictures below. We are expecting a further report from the Consolata Father and will keep you posted.
Christmas Market was held in our Church Porch and Parish Room in the Hall over the weekend of 2nd/3rd December with help from 24 of our Confirmation kids. Thanks to our parishioners we made a total of £1107. The remaining items will be sold on Sunday 17/12 during the coffee morning in the Church Hall after the 10:30am Mass. We will also be serving posh dogs, mince pies, stollens and other Christmas goodies. Do join us. A reminder that the Christmas Raffle Draw will take place this coming Sunday 10/12 in the Hall after the 10:30am Mass. Don’t forget to bring your raffle tickets if you bought any.