News & Bulletin

Is your Working With Children About to Expire?

In late 2018 the first of the early WWC numbers will start to expire. If you were one of the first to register for a number, then you need to check your clearance expiry date and ensure the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) has your current contact details. It is everyone’s individual responsibility to ensure we keep our contact details up to date as the reminders are sent directly to you from the OCG. Unfortunately if your WWC expires you will not be able to volunteer in the Parish if your work includes working with children. We sincerely value the contribution of all our volunteers so please ensure you keep your WWC status current. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office.

Got a great story or a fabulous photo you’d like to share?

The OLR Parish Magazine team is looking for great stories and photos from around our Parish to be included in the upcoming issue. Your submissions can be sent to olrparishmagazine@gmail.com. If you don’t have access to email, simply drop your written story into the office and we will do the rest!

Kids Church Request

We are delighted that over the past 12 months, the number of children that join Kids Church on a Sunday morning has grown significantly. Unfortunately, as many of us have experienced, the Rosary Room where we take the children is not the largest of spaces, and it is becoming difficult to accommodate all the children and parents who attend. Our priority is the safety of the children and we need to make some adjustments to the format of the room during the sessions each week. Can we please ask that any parent’s attending with their children please try to sit at the back of the room and encourage your children to keep to the front. We also need to keep the doorway as clear as possible for those who are arriving late and in the case of an emergency. In the coming weeks, we may need to ask parents to move to the back or to step away from the doorway and we really appreciate your understanding while we get used to the new format.

Parish Competition

We are looking for a great name for our new Parish Magazine and want you to come up with the ideas! Not only do you get to have some fun thinking of names, but the winning entry gets to have their idea actually become the official name for our new Parish Magazine (and I’m sure we can come up with a couple of other material prizes as well!). Simply write your contact details and suggestion for the name on the entry forms provided in the foyer of the Church. This is a competition of skill, not chance. Entries close on Sunday 15th July and the Parish Council will decide the winning name and announce it at Masses on the weekend of Sunday 22nd July.

Planned Giving

New Planned Giving Envelopes are available for collection in the church foyer. Receipts will be issued on the weekend of 14/15 July.