BULLETINS / NEWS
Dates for the Diary
CAFOD Family Fast Day appeal: Thank you for your generous donations received so far to CAFOD's Family Fast Day Appeal.
CAFOD is working in Pakistan where a third of people have lost their homes; they cannot access medical help. One of CAFOD’s numerous aid projects is to fund Dr Nasha’s mobile medical clinic, which gets life-saving help to where it’s needed most, so when her team arrived in Meera’s village in Pakistan (after it had been destroyed by flooding) Meera rushed to the clinic to get her children the treatment they urgently needed, which was given - thanks to you. Please donate generously to CAFOD, so that more families can get the expert help they need. You can use the envelope from our church OR give online at cafod.org.uk.
5th December: Lighting of Freckleton Christmas tree 7pm 10th December: Handel’s Messiah by the KVU Singers. 2pm
15th December: Living Nativity & Carols in Freckleton Village starting outside Methodist Church at 6pm.
17th December - The choir from St. Kentigern’s, Blackpool will be visiting to treat us to a Carol Concert, starting at 2pm. More details to follow
Counters required – If you can spare a little time after mass to help count the offertory we would be most welcome. Speak to Katie Wilson if you can help. Thank you.
Position available - Holy Family School are looking for a Welfare Assistant at lunchtimes. 12 noon – 1pm daily, Monday to Friday. If this may be of interest, please contact the school Office on 01772 633623.
What is the SVP? The St. Vincent de Paul Society, also known as the SVP, is a voluntary Christian organisation founded in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam and a group of young Christian lay people. It aims to provide support and help to disadvantaged and marginalised people through person to person contact. The SVP offers help to anyone in need regardless of creed, age, gender or ethnic and social background. The Society is active in 137 countries around the world and has over 700,000 volunteer members, both men and women, young & old.
The SVP Society of England and Wales has its headquarters in London and there are Central Councils, District Councils and Conferences. Full details can be found on the SVP website, www.svp.org.uk or click on the SVP logo.
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CAFOD - the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, are looking for people to give some time and join them in their mission. Could you help in our parish, bringing people together to help build a better world or by visiting local schools? Or raise a voice and campaign for justice or perhaps speak for CAFOD throughout the diocese? Could you support local volunteers or share your office skills to help CAFOD keep costs low? Training and support is provided. See cafod.org.uk/Volunteer for more information or get in touch with Emma and Patrick at email@example.com
Altar Servers: It is a great privilege to be able to serve the Lord at the altar during Mass. If any children would like to serve please speak to Fr Millar.
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When in Hospital - the Catholic Chaplaincy team of any hospital needs to be informed if you or a relative wish to be seen by chaplaincy. Either inform a member of the ward staff that you wish to have a chaplaincy or let us know and we will pass on details to the Catholic Chaplain's office.
Gift Aid - Any questions or problems regarding Gift Aid, should be addressed to Carmel Dawson, the new Parish Gift Aid Administrator, either after mass or email email@example.com.
Stamps -We are collecting used stamps at the back of the Church. This is in aid of the Kidney Dialysis Charity, so please try and save yours for us.