New and Events at HTR for the week beginning September 26th

We invite you to join us this coming Sunday September 26th for our Parish Mass at 9:00AM.
Fr Paul is our celebrant and preacher. Sunday School will operate in the Hall. Please join us for Coffee after Mass in the Hall.
Listening to the Opening Collect of the Mass today, we are reminded of this amazing prayer of St Augustine of Hippo. Someone once said that we humans are “enfleshed yearning”. St Augustine said it well at the start of his Confessions, “God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.” We constantly desire more, and better, and different. Cars, gadgets, toys. It is not just that we have a God-shaped gap alongside other differently-shaped gaps in our yearning, but it appears to me that people try and put all sorts of things into their God-shaped gap. But our God-shaped void, our yearning is infinite. No amount of “things” of whatever quality or value, will ever fill it. Only God can fill the God-shaped gap in our lives.
A date for your diary! October 2nd Harvest Fair with Soup & Roll, Ploughman’s Lunches and stalls and a Bottle Stall and a Grand Wine Hamper Raffle.

HARVEST FESTIVAL – October 3rd at the 9:00AM Parish Mass. This year our charity will be the Thanet Food bank. Food is urgently needed. If you can donate any items of tined or packet foods, please bring them to Church with you and we will deliver them to the Food bank at The Salvation Army. For any further information, please telephone 01843 447187 Thank you for your support.
Sunday October 10th St Francis Pet Blessing Service. If you have a pet, a beloved animal friend, please come to our special Pet Blessing Service on October 10th at 3:00PM.
Holy Trinity School will in Church for their Harvest Festival Service on Thursday September 30th at 1:30PM.
Every Friday morning in Church from 10:30AM we serve free Coffee and Tea. Just pop in for a chat or company. Everyone is very welcome. You are also invited to join us for the Celtic Mass at 12 Noon with music.
THE HYGIENE BANK – will you help us support this worthwhile cause. We ask you to donate toiletries or feminine hygiene products. There is a large container in the hall for your donations.
Also, we need any kind of bottles for our Bottle Stall at the Harvest Fair. Bottles might be Shampoo, soft drinks, sauce, anything in a bottle! See Maggie for details.
October 31st will be observed as All Saints Sunday with Parish Mass at 11:00AM.
All Souls Day Sung Requiem Mass at 7:00PM. There will be sign-up sheets available in Church for you to include any names of the departed you would like read aloud at the Mass.
Please Note: Fr Paul will be off duty from Monday October 18th until 26th.
Attention all Children and Parents! There will be a Light Party at Church on October 31st at 4pm.
An increasing number of Churches are staging “light parties” at which games, fancy dress and party food are used to deliver an upbeat alternative to Halloween’s horror-soaked narrative, and a reminder of the fundamental Christian message that there is always light to be found in the darkness. Will you join us?