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St. Augustine's R.C. Church

St Augustine of Canterbury School has vacancies for Foundation Governors to join the Board of Governors. The requirement from the Catholic Church is that they must be a practising Catholic and if they have children send them to a Catholic school. St Augustine's is a very successful school and has recently completed a major building project to enhance the the facilities available to the school.
We are seeking individuals who would be willing to join us and the main commitment would be giving up some of your free time!
If you would like further details please contact Clive Mailing, Chair of Governors for an informal discussion. 01634 364134

The Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis is developing a model of parish support called Some Definite Service and is looking for people who might be willing to volunteer as Deanery Mentors! This is an exciting opportunity to serve the Church and your fellow parishioners. As you serve, you will also receive formation, training, be accompanied and invested in. For more information, please visit: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/sds

So far this has generated donations of £
190.86 which is pretty impressive. If more parishioners sign up Easyfundraising has potential to generate over £1,000 p.a. for St Augustine's which would be very valuable in these difficult times.
Please support St Augustine of Canterbury - Parkwood on Easyfundraising, you can raise FREE donations when you shop online with over 5,000 retailers. It's simple and only takes 2 minutes to sign up! Please sign up now at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/staugustineofcanterbury/
It is a simple process. When you register please select St Augustine of Canterbury, Parkwood as your preferred charity. Each time you shop on line please log on to Easyfundraising first and then select your retailer e.g. Argos and you will be directed to their site and you then shop in the usual way. There is no additional complication involved. As an initial target for St Augustine's it would be great if we could see 50 parishioners signing up. Please do try and give it a go. Thank you.

If you are a taxpayer signing up to GiftAid would be another easy win as the Parish would receive an extra 25p for every £1 you put in the weekly collection without any extra cost or hassle to you. Please speak with Father Adams or our GiftAid co-ordinator Joe Flannery if you are interested in this. Or e-mail them on parkwood@rcaos.org.uk

Second Collection causes 2021 can be seen here.

Covid As we move forward there will be reduced stewarding so we must all take responsibility for making sure we sign in/scan the QR code when we attend Church and to remember we should maintain 1m+ social distancing at all times and particularly when going up to and returning back from Holy Communion.
Please be sensitive to those around you allowing one row to proceed at a time and maintaining a safe distance throughout.
Face coverings should be worn at all times whilst in the Church unless you are exempt under Government guidelines.

Whilst the obligation to attend Mass on the Sabbath remains suspended for the time being Father is currently saying ten Masses each week so sincerely hopes that you will be able to attend at least one of these.
There has also been plenty of capacity at each of the weekend Masses so please do come along to one of these if you feel able.

Please do listen to and co-operate fully with the Stewards as they seek to help us respect the Government guidelines.
Their role is vital to us all if our Church is to remain open safely and successfully and for the enjoyment of us all.
We are very grateful for the support of our Stewards throughout the pandemic and for all that they continue to do for us.

If you are unable to attend Mass live Masses can also be viewed via https://www.churchservices.tv/ or at https://mass-online.org/
Holy Communion will not be available online so you may like to make an Act of Spiritual Communion