CAFOD ~ Live Simply

Click here to see the notes from the May meeting to discuss the planet, the environment and what we can do to help turn this crisis into hope.

Decorating time at the Presbytery!

After many years, the presbytery is getting a new lick of paint - and while we are at it, the Sacristy is also being spruced up!
However much disruption it causes, life and prayer and Mass still goes on at St Augustine's.
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The Summer Fair is coming!

* * Can you help us with donations of prizes for the Tombola Stall? Please bring to the Parish Office (please don’t leave them at the back of church) any new, unopened gifts, chocolates, bottles etc that you can spare.    We would also love you cake bakers to bake (or you cake buyers to buy!) cakes for our tea & cake stall. Please bring them to the Parish office on the Friday or to the stall on the day itself. Thank you all so much! * *

European Elections....

This is part of a briefing by the National Justice and Peace Network on the European elections.

Voting in the European elections:  
* Be careful about promises: 
* Look at who is on the party lists:  
Look up: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/en/european-elections/european_elections.html 
*Be careful about giving your vote to those who have shown themselves to be abusive, corrupt or incompetent. 
“People say ‘I’m from this party’ or I’m from that party’, but effectively, they don’t have clear thoughts about the basics, about proposals. The people are sovereign. I will only say: Study the proposals well, pray and choose in conscience.” – Pope Francis. 
*There are many important issues:  Which party do you think has the best approach to dealing with as many of these questions as possible, as well as possible?
*Check where the funding comes from. 
* Listen to the Holy Spirit in your heart – what is God’s choice? 
*Look for a sense of deep peace – this is a clue that you have discerned well 

(Briefing from National Justice and Peace Network, full text available if you click here...)

Confirmation 2019

On Wednesday 15th May 2019 thirty six candidates from within our Parishes in Communion are to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Declan at St Paul's Church.
Please remember them in your prayers at this special time.



Vocation Sunday

On the weekend of 11th/12th May the Diocese celebrates 'World Prayer Day for Vocations'.
The Diocese currently have 7 seminarians in training and your spiritual and financial support is always greatly appreciated.
Pick up a prayer card (and envelope if you are able to make, and gift aid, a donation) or click here for the link for the prayer card.

CAFOD Working for the Climate

As part of our 'Live Simply' scheme, volunteers at St Augustine's got together on Saturday 27th April to plant up a disused plot of earth with insect attracting flowers and plants. They also planted wild flower seeds on the grassy banks of the car park and made an insect house.
Thank you to all who helped us to 're-wild' our parish grounds.

Click here for the notes from the last Live Simply meeting