Churches Together in Hemel Hempstead have two events coming up that we hope you’ll find interesting. The first is carol singing, which takes place at The Marlowes this week on Friday 15 December from 12:30pm to 1:30pm: all are welcome, including musicians. Then, why not begin the year with friends, fresh air and faith, on a healthy new year ramble? That will take place on Saturday 13 January at 10:00am, with everybody meeting at Martin’s Pond on Hempstead Lane in Potten End. The route is a three to four mile circular ramble, which will end back at the pub.
We very much look forward to celebrating Christmas with you all. As you may be aware, the collections taken at our Christmas Masses make up part of the funds used to pay our priests. It would be much appreciated, therefore, if you could be generous in your offerings, and use the special envelopes that will be available in the coming weeks. Parishioners who already donate using the parish envelopes will find a white envelope specifically for this purpose, included in the box.
In preparation for Christmas:
- We invite all sacristans, servers, Eucharistic ministers, collectors and readers to sign up to the rotas (which can be found at the back of each church) for our Christmas Masses.
- There will be a penitential service with confessions at Berkhamsted on Monday, 11 December at 7:30pm.
- We will extend our usual times for confessions by half an hour on Saturday mornings, thus 10:30am to 11:30am at Our Lady’s, and 11:00am to 12:00 noon at St Mary & St Joseph.
Details of all Christmas Masses will be published next week (16/17 December). Details will be made available in all Hemel Catholic churches, and also on this website.