Sacred Heart Parish Centre is now open for functions. We have snooker and dominoes on Friday nights. Friendship Club Wednesday afternoons 1pm till 4pm. Next Craft Club Thursday 2nd December 1pm till 4pm. Christmas Bingo in the Parish Centre for two Wednesday nights 8th & 15th December. Door open at 7-45pm. Bingo starts at 8-30pm prompt.
New Deanery From the 1st December as part of the Synod developments the deaneries in the Archdiocese have been reconfigured. Leigh Deanery will now become the Wigan and Leigh Deanery. The new Dean is Fr. Gordon Abbs. The Archbishop gives grateful thanks Fr Paul Seddon and Fr Aidan Kelly who were the previous Deans. You will be able to read more about the Pastoral Plan at liverpoolpastoralplan.org.uk (currently password protected)
HCPT Christmas Cards are now on sale. Designs at back of church.
Annual Christmas Toys collection – The SVP have been advised that the Hospitals will not take any toys this Christmas due to Covid rules. A collection will be taken at churches each weekend for the 4 weeks of Advent. The money will be used to buy Vouchers which will be distributed to families in need and to schools in our parish area at Christmas.
Food Banks Although St Gabriel’s Food Bank is well stocked, the SVP of our parish are supporting the Leigh & Atherton Food Bank. Donations of food are encouraged directly to them to support those in need in our local community. Alternatively donations can be left at Holy Family
Church Hall Development at Holy Family This will cause some disruption to both parish and school as parking will be reduced and at times there will be no access at all as the project goes forward. Thank you foryour patience and understanding as we will no doubt enjoy and benefit greatly from new facilities and a proper car park.
THE POPE’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER 2021: People who suffer from depression We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.
Mass on the Phone - Parishioners who have no access to the internet and so are unable to watch online Mass may hear Mass at Middlesbrough Cathedral. The Mass is provided free of charge, except for the local phone charge. Phone: 01642 130 120 to be connected to the Mass for that week. You can listen at any time of day or night. If you are aware of anyone who may benefit from this service, please let them know.