X OUR LADY & ST JOSEPH’S 100 CLUB –application/renewal forms for the 2018/19 year are at the back of church - it costs £12.00 per number per year. New members are very welcome (and remember you can have as many numbers as you like)! Your number(s) won’t be included in the draw until you’ve paid your subscription, so hurry as the June summer bonus prize of £50 is being drawn today after the 11.00am mass!!

X THURSDAY COFFEE MORNINGS AT OLHoC. Remember, sorry to say there’s no Thursday coffee mornings for the moment!

X SPONSORED WALK IN AID OF REFURBISHING OLHC PARISH HALL FLOORS! Special call to OLHC people – come and take part in the sponsored walk for the Parish Hall on Saturday July 14th (from the Leas, to the Hythe Imperial, and back to Seabrook! Join in and get yourself sponsored! Start: 10.00am. If you can’t join in, do sponsor somebody who’s going to do so! Sponsorship forms are available at the back of the church.

X WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE – There are no places left now on the pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday! Which is good news! Any questions about arrangements to Fr Jamie (07955 242324), and remember - it’s an early start - the minibus leaves at 7.00am from outside Our Lady, Help of Christians!

X THE “THIRD MONDAY VARIETY CLUB" - meets for tea and cakes and entertainment from the children of Stella Maris School tomorrow, Monday, June 18th, from 2.00pm-4.00pm. All are welcome - for information, contact deacon Gehad Homsey on 01303 253601

X THE LIFE OF CHRIST  - the epic summertime open-air production which brings the Gospel stories to life. Highly recommended and a wonderful day out. It takes place this week, from Tuesday (June 19th) to Saturday (June 23rd), starting at 10.00am and finishing at 3.30pm, at the stunning Wintershall Estate (near Guildford) in Surrey.

X SVP SUMMER TEA PARTY – takes place this afternoon, at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Everyone is welcome – if you would like to come along – it is not too late - please ring the SVP mobile on 07527 952092.

X  FOLKESTONE FOODBANK - please continue to put items in the orange bin in the porch at OLHoC, and in the big cardboard box at St Joseph’s. Please remember no alcohol and food must be within its best before date. Still needed: tins of rice pudding or custard or tins of fruit, tins of corned beef, toilet rolls and clothes washing tablets.

X FRIDAY MORNING PRAYER AT ST JOSEPH’S – Don’t forget that an informal time of morning prayer is held each Friday at 11.00am in St Joseph's Lady Chapel. It lasts about 20 minutes. Everyone warmly welcome

X STRAWBERRY TEA – at St Joseph’s Church Hall this Friday, June 22nd at 2.30 to 4.30pm, plus quiz and raffle. Cost £3.50 each. All funds to go to the World Day of Prayer. Call Margaret Irving on 01303 278435 or ask Sara in the Parish Office at OLHoC for a ticket.

X SS PETER & PAUL, JUNE 29th - please remember that this is a Holy Day of Obligation! As usual in our parish, there will be a Vigil Mass the evening before at 7.30pm (on Thursday, June 28th at Our Lady Help of Christians), and two Masses on the day – one in the morning at 10.00am (at Our Lady Help of Christians with Stella Maris School), and one in the evening of the day at 7.30pm (at St Joseph’s in Cheriton). It will be great to have the children and staff of our parish school with us once again on this special day.

X CONFIRMATION – The confirmation course has drawn to a close, the practice has taken place, and the event itself is this THURSDAY (June 21st) at 7.00pm at St Paul’s Church on Maison Dieu Road, Dover. Bishop Paul Mason will administer the Sacrament and preside at Mass.
ANYONE can come - it should be a great occasion!

X ADOREMUS - at the moment, I still know of FIVE people from our parish who are interested, and some of them might be able to get tickets elsewhere.  So it’s still possible for people to go. If you would like to be considered as a representative of our parish of Our Lady & St Joseph, then please see Fr Stephen.

X VACANCY - FOUNDATION DIRECTOR ON THE KENT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ PARTNERSHIP (KCSP) BOARD. Bishop Paul writes: We are currently seeking nominations/volunteers for the role of Foundation Director on the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP) Board. Individuals who currently serve as Foundation Governors within KCSP are invited to apply. This is an opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to offer their skills and experience to contribute to the education of our young people in our successful Multi-Academy Trust. The term of office is 4 years. As a minimum, the Foundation Director would be required to attend 4 Board Meetings per year plus additional committee meetings where applicable. Please contact Michelle Boniface, Company Secretary, (01622 232670) to request additional information or application details.


As announced previously, General Data Protection Regulations mean that parishes have to be much more cautious about publishing a “sick list,” because such a list makes public the names of people who are poorly, injured, or in distress: and to do so will probably contravene the new General Data Protection Regulations (which have the force of law). In order for names to be published, parishes are urged to gain the individual’s consent in writing.

However, two people HAVE asked if they can be prayed for, so here are their names – Giovanni Toffetti and John McGarry, both from Our Lady’s. So please do pray for them!

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