NEWS 

THANKS

The SVP would like to thank all parishioners for their generous donations to our collection last weekend. Over £500 was raised for our work within the parish and over £6,000 for the baby feeding programme in Sudan. It costs just £1 to feed a baby there for a week, your donations will save so many lives, thank you.

TELCO

Fr Quentin and a group of St Thomas’ parishioners joined a thousand others, including a number from St Antony’s School, at York Hall last Thursday evening. We were there to celebrate the founding of TELCO on its 20th Anniversary. We can be proud of our twenty years of fighting for the common good! See a report of the event from Citizen's UK here>>> http://www.citizensuk.org/_telco_celebrates_20_years_of_driving_local_change

FRIARY TENNIS CLUB

Our club has two courts at the rear of the church in the Friary Gardens providing these an ideal surroundings for the family and social interaction with other club members, who love playing tennis. The courts are available throughout the day and summer evenings, apart from when league matches are scheduled, a list of which is available in the clubhouse. The January 2017 newsletter is here>>>

LENTEN INTERACTIVE CALANDAR

The very first Family Fast Day was held on Friday, 11th March 1960, when volunteer members of the National Board of Catholic Women raised funds for a Dominica mother and baby clinic. This year, Lent Fast Day focuses on the work our partners are doing in Zambia. Florence, 41, from Zambia received training from our partner, the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The sisters have worked in Zambia for over 20 years, and provided Florence with training in fish farming, giving her tools and some starter fish. Florence dug a pond, tended to her fish and then began selling them at market. Thanks to your support and Florence's determination, something as small as the size of your thum

LENTEN DISCUSSION

Thank you for coming again last Wednesday in large number. We will meet for the final session this week not on Wednesday but Thursday. Some common themes are emerging and these we will pursue. Some key words need exploring: Accompaniment, Gradualness, Conscience Discernment. We know what they mean in general, but the precise function they serve the Pope needs deeper thought. We will try to clarify by examples. THE JOY OF LOVE - Powerpoint presentation in pdf format Click here>>> http://www.stthomaswoodford.org/parish/images/The%20Joy%20of%20Love%202.pdf

East Africa Crisis Appeal

Over 16 million people across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are affected by severe drought and in urgent need of food. Help CAFOD provide vital aid to communities affected by the crisis in East Africa. "OUR WORST FEARS HAVE COME TO PASS" READ THE CAFOD BLOG REPORT FROM SOUTH SUDAN BY FERGUS CONMEE HERE>>>

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