Our Lady & St Vincent Ten Year Anniversary Celebrations

Friday 1st July – Sunday 3rd July 2016

Dear Parishioner,

This summer we are looking forward to celebrating our ten year anniversary. Several events are planned and we would like to invite as many past and present parishioners and other members of the local community to come along and share this celebration with us.

Outlined below are the planned events. To enable us to make these a success we need to have a fairly good idea of how many people can attend, how many are able to volunteer and offer help and provide other needs. Please complete the reply slip in the Narthex and hand it in to the Parish office by Sunday 5th June.

All events will be free, and if you know of anyone who has not had an invitation then please let us know.  We are also going to use this as an opportunity to get email information for as many parishioners as possible.

Finally, if anyone has any pictures of the old Churches in Potters Bar or the opening of Our Lady & St Vincent, which you would be willing to lend us for display purposes, then please contact the office.

The events are as follows, with even more detail on the return slip.

FRIDAY 1st JULY – 2pm – 4pm Over 50s Afternoon Tea – open for anyone over the age of fifty who wishes to come and enjoy some cake and a cup of tea in the Parish Hall.
FRIDAY 1st JULY 7.30pm – 9pm Musical Celebration for a Summer’s Evening – An evening of music and song to launch our anniversary celebrations in our beautiful Church, followed by cheese and wine refreshments in the Parish Hall, accompanied by more musical merriment!
SATURDAY 2nd JULY 8am – Morning prayers, Churches Together Potters Bar – this is an open prayer meeting in Church for anyone of any denomination to attend. There will be tea and coffee served afterwards in the Parish Hall.
SATURDAY 2nd JULY 11am – 3pm – Open Church Event for all to visit. Why not invite your friends and neighbours to come and have a look around our church?  Guided tours and a children’s quiz will be available.SATURDAY 2nd JULY 4pm-5pm- Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation
SATURDAY 2nd JULY 6pm- Internationally Themed Mass led by Pope Paul School, please come along in your national dress.SATURDAY 2nd JULY – After 6pm Mass – International Cold Buffet in the Parish Hall. We would like as many nationalities as possible to be represented at this event and we invite parishioners to bring some of their home cuisine for all to try.
SUNDAY 3rd JULY 10am Mass- celebrated by Bishop Paul McAleenan
SUNDAY 3rd JULY after 10am Mass until 2.00pm – Garden Party with a BBQ and an ice cream for the children will be served from 12 to 1pm.We hope you will be able to join us for as many of the events as possible and if you have any further questions then please contact the Parish Office or Francesca Khaliq.Fr Tim O’Connor