Weekly Bulletin

Office Hours Mon – wed 9.15-2.45 Thursday closed Friday 9.15.-2.45

It Is with great sadness that we announce that Jo Enright has passed away.

Her funeral will take place in Lyme Regis on Friday 31st January at 10am. Family flowers only, however if you wish to donate, there will be a collection of Lym Zim.

Lym Zim, the draw has ceased with immediate effect.  Anyone who has paid up to 31/3/20 and would like a refund of the unused subs should contact the parish office.

We will be continuing to take donations in Jo’s memory until the end of February, after which the account will be closed and all monies will be sent off to Zimbabwe.

Requiem Mass – Mrs Lilas Cavanagh sadly died on 14.1.20 in Wonford Hospital. Her funeral will take place on Monday 3rd February, 11am St Augustine’s, followed by internment at Seaton cemetery.   

Have you ever considered ordination to the Diaconate? Deacon enquirers day Saturday 22nd February at St Boniface House from 10.30am to 1:30 pm. This is to provide information and answer questions for men who may be interested in the diaconate. Enquirers are invited to bring their wives with them if they wish. A sandwich lunch will be provided.” 

Snowdrop service – This is an annual service that is held across the country to remember those we love after they have passed away. The service is on Wednesday 5th February at 2.30pm in St Michael Archangel Church, Lyme Regis. This is a lovely service and all are most welcome.

Summer Camps Applications are now being taken for places at the Plymouth Diocese Catechetical Summer Camps, to be held at Grangehurst, Buckfast Abbey. Camp details and application forms can be obtained from your parish priest or on-line from the camp website  www.pdsummercamps.org.uk
Prompt applications are advisable.

The Three Parish 100 Club will commence again on the 1st April 2020, thank you to those who have paid already. Forms for those who require them and for new members will be available soon.

A thought for the week from Pope Francis:

Life is often wearisome, and many times tragically so. We have heard this recently…..

Work is tiring, looking for work is exhasting, And finding work today required much effort. But what is most burdensome in life is not this: what weighs more than all of these things is a lack of love. It weighs upon us never to receive a smile, not to be welcomed. Certain silences are oppressive, even at times within families, between husbands and wives, between parents and children, among siblings. Without love the burden becomes even heavier, intolerable.

Jesus wants our joy to be complete! He said this to the apostles and today He says this to us. Here, then, is the first thing I would like to share with you, and it is a saying of Jesus: Come to me, families from around the world – Jesus says- and I will give you rest, so that your joy may be complete. Take home this Word of Jesus, carry it in your hearts, share it with the family.

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

SS MICHAEL & GEORGE RC CHURCH LYME REGIS – RESTORATION APPEAL

Total raised to date is: £28,777.25

We are launching an appeal for funds to carry out essential repair works to SS Michael & George, an historical church badly in need of restoration, particularly to the exterior.

The costs are estimated at £212,000 and whilst it is hoped to cover a large proportion of the costs through grants, the Parish has set a target of raising £50,000 through donations, bequests and fundraising.

If you are able to help by making a donation, please contact the Parish Secretary, Claire Peters, on 01297 32135 or send a cheque made payable to “Lyme Regis RC Parish” to the Parish office, please include your name and address. Thank you.

Please note that we have also restarted the Lyme Regis maintenance fund collection after mass each Sunday to help towards this project.

Lyme Regis RC Parish is part of the PRCDTR, registered charity number 213227

Funds raised by this appeal will create a ‘restricted fund’, which will have to be accounted for as such. If for some good reason the appeal project cannot be completed or if a surplus arises, the remaining funds will be used for general charitable purposes for the parish.