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FROM THE BISHOP _ URGENT AND IMPORTANT

Do you support Catholic Schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard.

The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic Schools from allowing Catholic children to attend. They have acknowledged the policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics. Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap or search for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic Schools.

CAN ANYBODY HELP PLEASE?

I am  a 23-years-old professional from Venice (Italy).

I was an MSc student in Economics at the University of York last year and I participated at masses in St George Church many times, especially during the summer period.

 

First, I would like to thank you and the parishioners I met at the masses because you help me feeling part of a catholic community – one of the most important things that I missed of my previous life. Actually, you became my second community, after the one where I lived since I was born!

 

Then, I want to tell you why I am writing this email.

Two weeks ago, I received a job offer from an international company in York, which wants me to start on the 22nd January 2018 (they told me it just two days ago).

As you can imagine, I’m looking for an accommodation and I need it quite urgently. Thus, I’m asking you whether one of your parishioners is renting a room or a small flat.

Until now, I found adverts for rooms in the outskirts of York, but I would like something very close to the city centre, if it is within the city walls it would be perfect since I’m alone and my only transports are bike or buses.

My budget is around 500£ (without bills).

The Journey in Faith now meeting Tuesdays at 6.30pm in the Rectory.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/youngadultsgroupyork

First Holy Communion Programme – The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 10th January at 6.30 pm. Classes will take place (usually) on one Wednesday a month until First Holy Communion Day (June 10, 2018). Eligible children are in Y4 at school (usually), live within the parish boundaries or regularly attend Mass here, and/or attend St. George’s Primary School.

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Ecumenical Bible Study Group 

The group began as a joint venture between the neighbouring churches of St George and St Lawrence but is open to everyone.  It meets several times a year for short courses of about six weeks to study aspects of the Bible or the Faith.  The meetings are held in St George's parish, each one lasts an hour and ends with the Office of Compline.  The group has just finished its study of the Letter to the Hebrews and a further course is being planned for early in 2018.

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