Weekly Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Axminster – Sunday 8.30-8.45am, Seaton – Saturday 5-5.15pm or by arrangement.

Requiem Mass for Mrs Theresa Courtney: There will be a Requiem Mass for Mrs Theresa Courtney at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, Axminster

Sister Margaret McElroy: The Franciscan Sisters of Mill Hill, have decided that the time has come to bring to a close Sister Margaret’s many years as Parish Sister, amongst us. She will be the last Franciscan of her Congregation to be associated with the Diocese of Plymouth, and has been resident with us in Lyme Regis since 2005. The energy, generosity and enthusiasm which she has brought unfailingly to her ministry were of a very high order, and she will be very much missed, not only by the Parish but also by the school and the local community. Sister Margaret will be taking up a fresh ministry at Mill Hill and in order to give her time and space for renewal she will be leaving us after Mass at Lyme Regis on Sunday 30 September. She leaves with our gratitude and our prayers and we wish her peace and joy in all that she undertakes in her new position and in her life.

Three Parish BBQ: We would like to thank everybody that came to the three parish BBQ, donated money towards the event, donated raffle prizes, made desserts or helped on the day, as well as St. Mary’s School for allowing us to host the BBQ in their beautiful grounds. It was fantastic to see so many of you and we are delighted to announce that we raised just over £790! This money will go towards the Lyme Regis Building Fund.

Three Parish News Magazine: Articles and entries for the Autumn issue of the Three Parish News magazine are requested before the end of September so if you have anything you would like printed for our three parishes, please send text in Word and photographs in JPG to pap.porteous@btinternet.com

Readers Required in Lyme Regis: If anyone is interested in joining the list of Readers at Lyme Regis, please would they contact Matt Tompkins, either by giving him a nudge in Church or ringing on 01297 560443. Thank you.

Organ Concert: Sunday 23rd September, 3pm, St. Michael’s C of E Church, Lyme Regis – This week’s concert is a very special commemoration of World War I. It will be given by the well-known local pianist, Duncan Honeybourne, who will include music specially composed during and after that tragic war. The next concert will be on Sunday 30th September featuring a combined organ recital by students of the Pipe Up scheme

CAFOD Family Fast Day Appeal: Friday 5th October – On Family Fast Day, CAFOD invites us to share in the abundance that God has given us. We are asked to fast, pray and give to help people like Longora, who lives in a remote village in Uganda. The area is so hot and dry, people used to struggle to get enough clean water to survive. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners in England and Wales, CAFOD has made sure Longora and her neighbours now have a reliable supply of clean, safe water. On Family Fast Day, CAFOD invites us to eat simply – perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal – and give the money we save to help people like Longora. Please collect your Fast Day envelope from the church this week and give what you can.

Concert: 7.30pm, Friday 19th October, St. Mary’s Church, Axminster – Music includes songs, piano and organ music performed by Elizabeth Denham (mezzo-soprano) and Richard Godfrey

Job Opportunity: CAFOD Community Participation Coordinator – Diocese of Plymouth: 6 months fixed term contract for Shared Parental Leave cover, starting 1st November 2018. Do you have a strong interest in global justice and international development? Do you want to put your faith into action? Are you able to support a growing team of CAFOD volunteers working in diocesan parishes and schools? Based in our Plymouth City Centre Office, the role enables a team of committed volunteers to inspire and support Catholics to participate in the Church’s mission to overcome poverty and injustice in partnership with CAFOD. For more information please visit: www.cafod.org.uk/work-with-us and click on current vacancies to find the role. Closing date: 27 September 2018

Axminster Office Hours: Tuesday 9.30am – 3pm, Wednesday 9.15am – 1.30pm, Thursday 9.15am – 1pm & Friday 9.15am – 2pm

A thought for the week from Pope Francis:

“For us Christians, wherever the Cross is, there is hope, always. That is why I like to say, do not allow yourselves to be robbed of hope. May we not be robbed of hope because this strength is a grace, a gift from God which carries us forward with our eyes fixed on Heaven.”

‘Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom, The Essential Teachings’ by Andrea Kirk Assaf, Harper Collins Publishers, 2015