Fr David McDonald, RIP.
We received the sad news that Father David McDonald died on Wednesday. Fr David had been a member of our community for many years, formerly as a Deacon and lately as a Priest. He recently celebrated his 90th Birthday with us.
His Funeral Mass will take place in St Gregory's on Friday 31st January at mid day (his body being received into church the previous evening at 5pm).
Please remember Father David and his family in your prayers.
First Holy Communion
Our First Holy Communion program is well under way now, and no new entries are now possible. Please click the image (below) to find details about the program.
It is important that on admission to hospital, a patient (or his/her carers) inform the admission staff that they are Catholic. The hospital will not ask for this information, it is up to the patient to make it known and to make sure that a note is made. As of September 2018, Gloucester NHS no longer employ a catholic chaplain. In an emergency, please ask the nursing staff to contact the Chaplaincy Office at the hospital (or ring 03004 222222 and ask for the Catholic Chaplain)
In addition to the events in the calendar please note there are the following recurring meetings:
Legion of Mary, Monday in the OP Library, 17:00 to 18:00
Young Catholic Adults - Meet on the Third Sunday Evening of every month, Downstairs in the Old Priory.
Private Bookings, OP Upstairs, Monday evenings September to July
The Old Priory is cleaned on Tuesday Mornings.
Private Bookings, OP Upstairs, Tuesday evenings 19:00 to 21:30.
Private Bookings, OP Downstairs, Tuesday evenings, 15:00 to 20:00
Private Bookings, OP Upstairs, Wednesday evenings 19:00 to 21:30.
NOTE that all use of the Old Priory must be booked with the Parish office - they keep a diary for use of the Church, and Old Priory rooms and their version of bookings is the authoritative one. The calendar above is intended to show the use of the rooms so that if you have a need to book them, you can see in advance what the availability is likely to be! Events organised for Parish groups, religious meetings etc. are normally free; other bookings for parties, social groups etc. please ask in the parish office for booking rates.