Please see the Church Bulletin and Porch notice boards for further notices of events and dedications in our parish.

The collection will remain open for donations until 24th November.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: (Confession) is available after Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and at other times by appointment.

EXPOSITION & ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: on Friday between the end of morning Mass and 1.00pm in the meeting room of the Parish Centre. Please add your name to the list in the porch confirming the period you plan to attend.

SCRIPTURE CLASS: will recommence in the Parish Centre each Wednesday at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

ETHICAL FINANCE – NE FIRST CREDIT UNION: provide facilities for people to save or to borrow money in a convenient and ethical way. Whatever you might need to save for (for example school uniforms and trips etc. or possibly saving for Christmas or holidays) NE First Credit Union should be able to help. If you need to borrow money for things like car repairs, a new boiler or new furniture, the NE First Credit Union should also be able to help and they always lend responsibly and at fair rates. We hope to set up Service Points here which will provide local access to these facilities. Typically, each Service Point will be open for an hour or two each week at the same time and place. These are staffed by volunteers who are overseen by fulltime employees. If you might be interested in becoming a volunteer or would like to know more about savings or loans, we are having a meeting on Wednesday November 6th at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre to tell you more. Experienced employees and representatives of NE First will provide information and will answer any queries. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact Richard McLaughlin (07977 179 106)

GILPIN SINGERS: are performing music from the 60s & 70s at Bede Tower, Bethany City Church, Burdon Road, Sunderland on Friday, 8th November at 7.00pm. Admission is free – donations to the Phoenix Unit & Cancer Patient Support Charity. See poster in the church porch.

SHOEBOX APPEAL: once again St Michael’s School will be supporting Operation Christmas Child asking the children to make up a shoebox to give to children around the world at Christmas, who are less fortunate than themselves. If you would like to take part, there are some leaflets in the church porch. Your shoebox should be handed into the school no later than Monday, 11th November.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: will be held on Saturday 23rd November from 1pm in the Welfare Hall. To ensure the success of the Fayre we need good quality, new or unwanted items - toys, toiletries, books, craft items, bottles of wine and spirits (no electrical items). Most importantly we need prizes for the Grand Raffle as soon as possible. Goods can be left in the porch after weekend Masses.
If you can help in any way please contact Elizabeth Scott on 07908 665546.

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE: for deceased teaching and non-teaching staff who worked in the City of Sunderland schools will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Penshaw on Monday, 25th November 2019 at 7.00pm.

ALDI SCHOOL PROMOTION: Thanks for the stickers. We have had a great response — keep them coming!
200 CLUB: Subs are due for Jan-Jun (£6) for those people who pay for 6mths, annual payments would be appreciated, as it makes collection easier. Payments will be collected at the Friday coffee mornings on 5th & 29th November and after Masses weeks ending 16th/17th & 23rd/24th November. Alternatively, please place your subs into a sealed envelope, clearly marked with your name and 200 Club, and leave with the ladies on the Piety stall. If anyone wishes to cancel their number they should also contact Anne ASAP (5842042), so that the number can be resold. Remember you have to be' in it to win it' and it is a fun way to raise funds for the parish with the added bonus of possibly winning £75, £50 or £25 every month. Thank you.

CHURCH CLEANING: we are now down to 5 groups of cleaners. If you could spare an hour to help it would be greatly appreciated. We operate a rota therefore the more groups there are, the lighter to load! Please contact Susan Wills on 0191 3852639 if you are able to help. Many thanks!

St Michael’s Cleaning Group 3 M Rigby, E Smith & K Svajcova