Parish Diary

Specific Events

Vocations: Thursday, November 5th is our monthly day of prayer for vocations.

All Souls Day: The annual blessing of the graves will take place in the cemetery at 7.00pm on Monday November 2nd.  There will be no service in the church beforehand.

First Holy Communion 2021: Applications for children in Year 3 and above at school are available. Please email Christine Conrad – – and I will email a form to you. In view of the current situation, the closing date will be Sunday 25th October. Please return the completed form with your child’s baptism certificate to either Fr David, Deacon Bill or Christine Conrad.

Confirmation Programme 2020-2021: Young people in Year 9 or older can now register for the Confirmation course, which takes place at the Cathedral.To register, please visit the cathedral’s website – – and scroll down on the home page until you see ‘First Holy Communion and Confirmation’.  Click on this, then look on the left of the page it takes you to: click on the item beginning ‘Online Registration for 2020-2021’. Please do not register here for First Holy Communion – that course takes place here at St Walstan’s. (See the other item in our newsletter about registering for next year’s First Holy Communion course.)  However, we join the cathedral for the Confirmation course, although the sacrament is usually administered at St Walstan’s.  If you have any questions, please contact Fr David.

Votive Candles: If you would like me to light a candle and pray for someone or some situation, please let me know, by phone or email, and I will be happy to do so.  Fr David.

Weekly Collection:  A few people have asked how they can continue to make their weekly offering to the Church while there are no public Masses.  I suggest that you might like to keep the offerings to one side and bring them once we are back to normal.

Adult Confirmation: If there are any baptised adults who have not been confirmed and would like to be prepared for that sacrament, please contact Fr David for further details.

School Masses Autumn Term 2020:

Future Dates For Your Diary:

Saturday, November 14th               Readers & Ministers ½ day of Recollection

In place of the DVD/Discussion evenings we will welcome Margaret-Mary McFadyen, a parishioner at Poringland, who will lead six sessions on Ignatian Prayer.  These will be on Thursday evenings June 4th, 18th, 25th, July 2nd, 9th, 16th.