St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, New Malden PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL Minutes of Friday 30th June 2017
Present: Father Uche (President), Maureen Sampson (Chairperson), Agnes Vella, Sr. Margaret, Philip Cook, Jan Downes, Lorraine Butler, Deacon John-Simon, Chinwe Azuh, Felicity Surridge, Patrick Heery
Apologies: Wendy Wentworth, Declan Dixon, Joasia Rejman,
Absent: Gregory Fordham, Carmel Micallef,
Opening Prayer: Father Uche opened the meeting with a prayer at 8.00pm.
Action Points arising from the PPC Meeting on 30th June 2017
- Work is under way to begin provision for the youth of the parish. Volunteers will be needed.
One of St Joseph’s Lenten charity projects was for the blanket for winter project in Randfontein, South Africa. Here is an update on where your money went.
Many congratulations to all our first communicants who celebrated making the first Holy Communion with the Going Forth breakfast on 21 May. Thank you to Karen Neilson for organising another successful programme and to all the catechists.
Plenty of parishioners from Father Uche’s parishes – old and new – came together in the church hall to celebrate his induction. Just look at those cakes! (Photos courtesy of Amanda C Dickie)
A selection of photographs from Father Uche’s induction as parish priest at St Joseph’s. (Photos courtesy of Amanda C Dickie)
Adapted for string quartet by Joseph Haydn in 1787, the piece was originally commissioned for a Good Friday Service in Cadiz, Spain.
Tickets cost £10; Under 18s: £5. All extra money raised will go to our Lenten Charities.
Please contact the Parish Office to book. This concert is an opportunity not to be missed!
On the 28 January at Southwark Cathedral six members of St Joseph’s were commissioned as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist at a Mass in St George’s Cathedral Southwark said by Bishop Paul Hendricks, with the help of Vicar General Matthew Dickens. Congratulations to Francesca Almeida, Marisa Baumgarten, Catriona Maher, Cath Heery, Veronica Isorna and Grace Manning.