'God is no respecter of personnages' - from Sunday's first reading - does not mean that God does not respect or care for us - it means that God is not influenced by status or position or birth. God sees to the core, sees the essence and sees the need in each of us. So, the challenge is for us to see as God sees; to see the spark of the divine, the face of Christ, in every person, including ourselves.
Please remember in your prayers all our beloved departed, especially:
Jessica Bright (Funeral, 28th October at 3pm)
those who died recently and those whose anniversaries occur at this time. We continue to remember in our prayers all those who are sick and those who care for them.
BAPTISM COURSE The next Baptism course for parents requesting baptism for their infants will take place on Thursday, November 10th, and Thursday, November 7th, at 7.30 pm. If you have a child for baptism, please contact Jane at email@example.com. BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS The service on 5th November will now begin at 3pm, and not 2pm as previously advertised. All pets and their people are welcome.
HCPT QUIZ NIGHT, 5th NOVEMBER The Knights of St Columba are hosting a quiz night on November 5th in aid of the Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust. Doors open at 7pm, quiz starts at 7.30. Cost £15 per person and fish supper provided. Tickets from Dave Kennedy or the Parish Office. CATHOLIC CHILDREN'S SOCIETY The Autumn newsletter is available; you can read it at cathchild.org.uk, where you can also see their selection of Christmas cards and, if you wish, make a donation to support their work. They are particularly interested in receiving vouchers to give as Christmas gifts to children in need. WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, 23rd OCTOBER This Sunday, 23rd, is Mission Sunday. We can be part of that through our prayer and our practical support. Envelopes will be available this weekend or you can support them on-line at missio.org.uk MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS This ministry wishes to send Christmas gifts to children in Ukraine. You can support them by making an on-line donation at mwbuk.org AMARE ET SERVIRE (To Love and Serve) On 12 November, the United Choirs of Christ will present this concert in Sacred Heart Church at 8pm. This is an initiative of Kappa Mill Hill and all are welcome. Tickets are available at the Parish Office. SEEKING SCHOOL GOVERNORS St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, Mill Hill, has vacancies for Foundation Governors to join the Governing Body. We are seeking candidates who are interested in helping and supporting our local primary school. It involves about 12 hours per year and training is provided. If you are interested, please contact the School Office on 0208-959-3417 for more information. CHURCHES TOGETHER MILL HILL (CTMH) Reminders
A decision has been taken to deliver meals on Christmas Day. If you or anyone you know would like to avail of this offer, please contact us at the Parish Office.
AND FINALLY...COMINGS AND GOINGS. It seems definite now that work on demolishing the old presbytery will begin on 21st November; the long awaited finally arrives. In more 'personnel' news: Melanie has been dealing with the effects of Covid and is slowly recovering, while Francesca will not be in the office this Friday, 21st. I have to return to Ireland on some Provincial matters and, on 24th and 25th, to visit my mother and family. Be good while I'm gone! With every blessing,
Rev Eugene Curran CM