What’s happening this week at HTR – Oct 10th

We invite you to join us this coming Sunday Ovtober 10th 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.
Today in our Gospel we confront another tough question of faith. The Gospel story regarding the rich man and Jesus is an increasingly relevant tale on which to reflect. Its anti-materialistic message contrasts quite starkly with the consumer-driven society we live in today. This request can seem impossible to achieve, but as with many of Jesus’ teachings, it challenges us to look deep inside ourselves and uncover what is most important in our lives.
This Gospel teaches us that by separating ourselves from our physical belongings, we are freed of the notion that material objects will make us happy, and in doing so, we open ourselves to God and remember to care for those most in need of our love. Jesus’ message is not just about stifling our obsession with buying more things; it also indicates a shift in how we should assign value to what we already have.
Today is our 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 PCC meet on Tuesday October 12th at 6pm in Church Hall.
CHURCH HEATING Our Church boiler was recently serviced, and passed with flying colours, but the chimney flue is not so healthy, and this means the erection of scaffold to sort out. Sadly, this means we are unable by law not to use the boiler until the flue is repaired. So please wear warm clothing for Mass!
Confirmation Mass November 23rd at 7:00PM. Bishop Norman will be administering the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Andrew’s in Deal for the two parishes. All are welcome. Please pray for Ron and Harry to be Confirmed.
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.
The Food Bank – following on from our very generous Harvest response, we are now having a regular container in Church every week for you to make Food Bank donations which will go direct to our local Food Bank in Ramsgate.
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?