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Parish Priest:Fr Henry Tikku Wenna

Presbytery: 108 Orme Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3SB

Tel:020 8406 9524†Website:†www.stpiusxchurch.org.uk

Email:stpiusxrcchurch@gmail.com†

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Confessions:†Sat 10:30 –11:00, 17:00 - 17:45†

†††††† Baptisms and Weddings:by appointment

Filipino†Community Mass:†12:00 on the last Sunday of the month

Saturday Devotion: 16:45 - 18:00†on the first Saturday of the month - Eucharistic Adoration/Rosary/Benediction

Office Hours:†Monday - Wednesday; Friday - please ring prior to visit

Our Ladys Prayer Group:Tuesday 19:00 - 20:45 - all are welcome

Parish Centre Bookings: Contact the Parish Office on†0208 406 9524 or to the Parish Email

Tea/Coffee will be served on Sundays after the 10:00 Mass - all are welcome

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Sat 2nd Dec † †18:00 † † †Parishioners† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †† † † † † † †

Sun 3rd Dec † †10:00 † † †Leah Del Rosario - TG † † † † † † † † † † † † †First Sunday of Advent (Year B)†

† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †Bernadette Morris - WB†

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Mon 4th Dec † †09:15 † ††Margaret Uchendu - WB † † † † † † † † † † ††St John Damascene

Tue 5th Dec † † 09:15 † † †Anna †- WB ††† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † Feria

Wed 6th Dec † †09:15 † † †Kathleen Parker - RIP † † † † † † † † † † †† † St Nicholas

Thur 7th Dec † † † † † † † † †NO MASS

Fri 8tht Dec† † †19:00 † † Joanna & Simon Fowler - WB † † † † † † †Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †

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Sat 9th Dec † † 10:00 † † †Jim Smith - RIP

†† † † † † †† † † † † † 18:00 † † †Mary Kenderdine - RIP † † † † † † ††† † † † ††Second Sunday of Advent (B)

Sun 10th Dec † 10:00 † ††Ursula Eliasinska - RIP † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †

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The Sick of the Parish:Please pray for: Theresa Allon, Hilary Graheme-Ballin, Peter Bebbington, Christina Beyer,†Simon Lansdown, Gill Graffham, Jim Handay, Ron Johnson, Jean Reynard, Janet Byrne, Paul Shafe, Rosa Maria Santos.

St Pius X Parish Bible Group: †Romans Chapter 7.†Next meeting on 4th December 20:00 - 21:00. All are welcome please contact Diane Morissey 07910563541 and Christine Lilley 07519607263 for details.

The Filipino Simbang Gabi – Nine Day Advent Novena Mass:†This will be celebrated on the evenings of 15 Dec to 23 Dec at 18:00. Although a Filipino tradition, all are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided in the hall afterwards.

Mass Offerings:We have a number of spaces for Mass Offerings in the Diary for 2017 and 2018.†Please note whilst every endeavour is made to accommodate the Mass dates requested this can be difficult due to duplications and parish commitments. In situations such as these the next available date will be given.

Catholic† Schools:†Do you support Catholic Schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard.† The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to make U-turn on their promise to Catholics.

Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk or search for Catholic Education in your search engine to write to the government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

Church Decorations: Work is progressing well. Do keep the works and the Contractor in your prayers which we hope will be completed before Christmas. For any details please speak to Mr Richard Smith

The Sick and House Bound: Fr Henry would be pleased to visit any Parishioner who is House bound or sick and needs a visit or Communion. Please do let him know about this.

First Holy Communion Class:†Lessons begin this Sunday 2nd December after 10:00 Mass. Keep them, their families and catechists in your prayers.

Christmas Hamper Raffle:The Fundraising Committee will soon be selling tickets. Do you have any festive food, drink or small gifts and goods that can be made into Christmas hampers? Please leave them in the box at the back of the Church. The raffle will be drawn after the 10:00 Mass on Sunday 17th December. Thank you.

Website:†We now have a template version of our Parish newsletter on the Parish Website, many thanks to Annette Cook our Website manager.

Carol Concert at St Joseph’s 7th†Dec 19:45:†St Joseph’s Catholic Mothers Union cordially invites parishioners to a carol concert to be held in their pastoral hall. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Appeal for more Volunteers:†The fundraising committee would very much like more volunteers to assist in raising funds for the Parish and especially during the functions. If you can help, please speak to Lorna, Helen or Father Henry.

Advent Reflection Saturday 9th† Dec 10:00:†An Advent Reflection will be given by Neil Zoladkiewicz in the Parish Hall.† A great opportunity to help with our own preparations for the Feast of Nativity of Our Lord. All are welcome and light refreshments will be provided. Please make an effort to attend.

Pilgrimage to Fatima-Monday 28th Mon to Thurs 31st May 2018, St Joseph’s:†Led by Father Uche. Package price £490 based on a minimum of 30 passengers Price includes flights, full board accommodation and transfers within Portugal.† Further details and booking forms are available from St Joseph’s parish office. Please contact Anne D’Silva on 07954494120

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26/11/2017 Offertory Collection: £427.67 †Second Collection: £180.26 Many thanks for your kind generosity.

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