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Money Management For All
Following the success of the sessions organised last year, Holy Ghost Parish is delighted to tell you that once again we have partnered with Christians Against Poverty [CAP] to deliver one of their ‘Money Coaching’ programmes in St Bede’s Church hall on June 20th & 27th and July 4th and 11th. Delivered by local churches in partnership, money coaching is a free service designed to empower you with the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to better manage your finances. Anyone can benefit – from those who’ve been using a budget for years to those struggling to get to grips with their spending. Places on the forthcoming course are very limited, so please book your space asap. The sessions will begin at 7pm with a light meal, ending at 9pm. For more information please contact Deacon Tony or Pam on either adarroch@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or call 07883 059 529. But to book a place, please go to this link to book direct: https://capuk.org/get-help/get-to-grips-with-your-…
We hope to see you there!
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Handmade cards will be sold on the morning of Sunday12th May. FHC, Father’s Day and Birthday cards available. Special occasion orders accepted. Minimum donation of £2 but please give what you can. All proceeds going to CAFOD.
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Today is World Day of Prayer for #Vocations – please pray especially for Vocations to the Priesthood & Diaconate for our Diocese, and for our bishop, priests, deacons, seminarians and diaconate students. https://mailchi.mp/portsmouthdiocese/praying-for-v…

Deacon Tony reflects: Third Sunday of Easter

It is difficult for us to comprehend just what the disciples went through that first Easter. They had witnessed their teacher being taken away and brutally executed.

Deacon Tony reflects: Divine Mercy Sunday

Thomas, like many of his contemporary Jews, looked for signs. His faith was based on what he could see and what he could read into the signs which he saw.

HOLY SPIRIT RETREAT DAY AT ST. BEDE’S
On 27th April we welcome ADoRE (Alton Day of Renewal) who will lead a special retreat day on receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit, for the building up of the Church. Many people mistakenly think that Joel’s prophecy “I will pour out my Spirit on all” applies only to the Apostles and other special Saints; but Vatican 2 clarified that the Holy Spirit “distributes special graces among the faithful of every rank.” The free mini-retreat will explain in more depth how the gifts of the Holy Spirit are made available to all baptised people and it is our privilege and responsibility to use them to spread the good news of our faith,
The day starts with Adoration at 9.30am and Mass at 10.00 followed by a coffee break. At 11.15 the programme continues with Praise & Worship, Prophecy and Prayer, and an inspiring talk by Kristina Cooper. Lunch break is at 1,00 – please bring food for a shared picnic lunch.
In the afternoon there will be Healing prayer ministry. The retreat finishes at 3.30pm. The morning session can also be viewed by Live-stream on Zoom but you need to register in advance – go to bit.ly/ADOREAPR2024
You can find out more about ADORE at www.altonrenewal.com
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Deacon Tony reflects: Good Friday

A time to ponder; to think about the sacrifice Jesus made for us and to marvel that if we were the only person in the world, Jesus would still have died to save us and that applies to everyone. If that isn’t a great reason to reflect and be thankful, I’m not sure what is.