What's on at S. Helen's
Sunday Services
Morning Prayer
10.00am The Parish Mass with Creche
10.00am Sunday Shipmates
11.00am Coffee in the Centre


Holy Baptism


Weekday Masses

Confessions - after Mass on Saturday or by appointment


Banns, Baptism and Wedding Arrangements can be made in church on
any Monday evening at 6.15pm.
No appointments are necessary


Fr McTeer is available to bring the Blessed Sacrament to the sick and dying at any time of the day and night


Stations of the Cross

We will walk the Stations of the Cross every Thursday in Lent at 6.30pm.

This is an ideal devotion for Lent and if you have not walked the stations before
why not try and do so this year

Lent Lunches

Every Wednesday
The Parish Centre


Come along and enjoy a lunch of soup and cheese
and give a donation of £1.50 to
CAFOD for overseas aid

The Crucifixion
John Stainer

Palm Sunday Evening

Sunday 9th April 2006

by The S. Mary's Singers

Stainer's Crucifxion is to Easter what Handel's "Messiah" is to Christmas.
John stainer was born in 1840 and as a superb organist became the organist
to S. Paul's Cathedral in 1872
He composed the "Crucifixion", his best known work, in 1887

S. Helen's Luncheon Club

We are launching a major new service to the community in the Parish Centre. On the
second Tuesday of the month beginning in February we will be serving a meal to the elderly.
they will be picked up by bus,
have coffee on arrival, take part in a Mass celebrated in the Centre
and enjoy a good lunch and some entertainment before returning home.

We will start with 12 members but hope that this will grow if we can secure funding for a paid cook. It
may also help us to hold the club weekly

Summary of Social/Fund Raising Events for 2005

January 2005
Sunday 2nd
The Epiphany of The Lord.
Procession of the Kings and Parish Mass at 10.00am followed by sherry in the vicarage
Sunday 29th
Supper and Action of Promises and Goods in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm
February 2005
  Wednesday 9th Ash Wednesday. Lent begins. Lent boxes for the Cafod Appeal. Easter raffle tickets will be on sale.
Masses at 10.00am and 7.30pm
  Sunday 27th Parish Sunday lunch in the Parish Centre
March 2005
  Sunday 6th Mothering Sunday.Parish Mass at 10.00am
  Thursday 17th S. Patrick. Irish Night in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm
  Sunday 20th Palm Sunday. Holy Week begins
  Monday 21st
Holy Week Mass at 7.30pm with music, hymns and devotions
  Tuesday 22nd Holy Week Mass at 7.30pm with music, hymns and devotions
  Wednesday 23rd Holy Week Mass at 10.00am with music, hymns and devotions
  Thursday 24th MAUNDY THURSDAY. Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper followed by the Watch of the Passion until midnight
  Friday 25th GOOD FRIDAY. Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 2.00pm
  Saturday 26th HOLY SATURDAY. The Easter Vigil and the first Mass of Easter at 7.30pm followed by fireworks, a Parish Party and the Easter Draw
  Sunday 27th EASTER DAY. Parish Mass at 10.00am
April 2005
  Sunday 10th Confirmation and Parish Mass with Bishop Noel Jones
  Sunday 17th Annual Parish Meeting
  Sunday 24th S. George's Day. Sunday lunch after Mass
May 2005
  Thursday 5th ASCENSION DAY. Mass at 7.00pm followed by an International Supper in the Parish Centre
  Tuesday 17th May Devotion at S. James Darlington
  Thursday 26th Corpus et Sanguis Christi. Solemn Mass, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction at 7.30pm followed by the Pudding Club in the vicarage
June 2005
  Sunday 12th Summer Fair in the Vicarage Gardens from 2.00pm until 4.00pm
July 2005
  Sunday 10th Brass on the Grass with tea from 3.00pm until 5.00pm in the Vicarage Gardens
August 2005
  Thursday 18th   S.HELEN'S FESTIVAL. Solemn Mass, Procession and Benediction at 7.30pm followed by a Parish Party
  Monday 29th to Friday 2nd Sept Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham
September 2005
  Saturday 24th  

Wild West Evening and entertainment in the Parish Centre
at 7.30pm

October 2005
  Sunday 2nd Harvest Festival. Church Parade Mass and Harvest Lunch in the Parish Centre
  Sunday 23rd Dedication Festival
  Sunday 30th All Saints' Sunday. Church Parade and Procession Mass at 10.00am
November 2005
  Wednesday 2nd All Souls. Solemn Requiem Mass at 10.00am
  Friday 4th Wine Tasting Evening and Buffet at 8.00pm in the vicarage
  Sunday 13th

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY. Solemn Requiem Mass and Act of Remembrance at 10.00am

  Saturday 19th Christmas Market in the Parish Centre
  Sunday 20th Christ the King. Parish Mass, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction at 10.00am
December 2005
  Sunday 18th Parish Mass of Advent 4. A Christmas Service for all the family at 6.00pm
  Saturday 24th Christmas Eve. Solemn Mass of Midnight at 11.30pm
  Sunday 25th Christmas Day. Parish Mass of the Day at 9.30am


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