Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Lynn Armtrong, Mary Bracken, Christopher Browne, Rosie Brand, Mary Buckley, Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Norman Cooper, Jonathan Costello, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Crystine Cyril, Teresa Davies, Keith William Elliott, Tina Franks, Fr Ivan, Janetta Gibson, Patrick McNamara, Michael Lynch,  Lee Mitcham, Jose Morgan, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Kate Rutledge, Joan Mary Radforth, Judith Rumbelow, John and Carol Sayer , Jane Sebb, Irene Smeaton, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all the sick and housebound .

Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed   

Please remember in your prayers those who have who passed away recently.

Myra  Buisson, Bridgid Tuohy , Nicohlina Pistilli ,Thomas Spence, John Power

Canon Giles Goward (Rector of Oscot t )

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of  God rest in peace.


This Lent, the Global Catholic Climate Movement invites you to ‘Global Healing’ in response to Pope Francis’ call to care more deeply for Our Common Home!

When? Six Thursdays from 18th February – 25th March 2021, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

What? The Global Healing film sessions with reflection, guest speakers & discussion.

How to join? To register click HERE or email  Hosted by GCCM Laudato Si’ Animators in the UK.

Rosary group

Eleven parishioners have been meeting on Zoom on Tuesday nights to say the Rosary and Pope Francis’ Prayer for Protection since the beginning of lockdown in response to his request.

The prayers begin at 7.30pm and end at 8.10pm If you wish to join us please contact Elizabeth on Thank you.

Prayer meeting with Scripture Study

is a fortnightly meeting for prayer and Scripture Study on Zoom on Mondays at 7.30pm when we are viewing Fr Fio ’ course on St John’s Gospel. If you wish to join please contact Elizabeth Thank you

St Ives Food Bank

If you would like to donate food to the St Ives food bank, please take your donation straight to Food Bank

A Prayer for Help & Healing  Covid-19
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.         Amen.
Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to You today with our fears and concerns. You know what is in our hearts. We love You, we trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us, to stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow.

We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. We ask You to bring your loving touch and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now from the coronavirus. Please comfort them.
Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others.
Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven.
Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away.
Please be with those who are trying to find a remedy to this pandemic.
Lord, we are afraid and we are sorrowful. Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence.      (if you have a special intention mention it here)
Jesus, we thirst for You. You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now. Help us to continue to return to You with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal.        

Mary, our Mother, Untier of Knots. Pray for us.
St. Anthony the Great, patron of those affected by infectious diseases. Pray for us.
St. Edmund, patron of the victims of pandemics. Pray for us.
St. Damien of Molokai, who put himself at risk to minister to lepers. Pray for us.
St. Roch, who prayed for those suffering from infectious diseases. Pray for us.
St. Joseph, patron of the dying. Pray for us.
St. Jude and St. Rita, patrons of impossible causes. Pray for us.

St. John of God and St. Camillus de Lellis  Pray for us.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, who was dedicated to caring for the sick. Pray for us.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.         

Prayers at time of death

Go forth, Christian soul, from this world

in the name of God the almighty Father, who created you,

in the name of Jesus Christ,  Son of the living God,

who suffered for you, in the name of the Holy Spirit,

who was poured out upon you, go forth, faithful Christian, May you live in peace this day,

may your home be with God in Zion,

with Mary, the virgin Mother of God,

with Joseph, and all the angels and saints.


The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Christopher Browne, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Jane Sebb, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall , Peter Newton, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Irene Smeaton, Philip Spencer and Family, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.


Congratulations to:

Dawid Barka                                  Dominique Lavaro

Julia Barka                                     Andrew Pater

Joseph Carrick                               Mark Pater

Ella De’ath                                     Antonio Price

Ann Morgan Eidt                            Bartosz Wydmuch

Madalena Eidt                                 Natalia Wydmuch

     Alfred Heylen
who were Confirmed by bishop Alan Hope on 10th April 2018 in our parish.

St Georges Day Lunch

This year our very popular St Georges Day Lunch will be at 12.30 on 19th April when we will be serving roast beef, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings, choice of pudding and soft drink. £4.50. Proceeds to Crohn’s and Colitis charity. A list is in the porch for names and you are welcome to bring your friends.

Autumn Club

The monthly autumn club meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th April when there will be a display and talk on a very interesting Thimble Collection followed by tea and cakes in our parish hall.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next session for parents who wish to have their child baptised in the Roman Catholic Church will be on 27th May at 4.00 pm in Presbytery.


Applications are requested for the position Sacred Heart Parish Treasurer.

The Treasurer will be a functional leader with the ability to bring about financial independence and integrity over Parish Church Funds. A good knowledge of Bookkeeping / Accounting will be required. The Treasurer will not be required to personally handle cash.

The position will require a commitment of one half day per week throughout the year, with additional time required during the month of February to prepare the Year End Accounts and Diocese Annual Return.

Aboud Generator Appeal Update

Following our appeal for donations to help provide a new generator for our twin village of Aboud in the Holy Land, may I thank you for your generosity. We already had £6000 from standing order donations and with your contributions we now have £7498.88 towards our target of £9050. I have spoken to Fr Simon (the parish priest in Aboud) and he is extremely grateful for all we are trying to do to help them. There is still an opportunity to contribute to this very worthwhile cause. Please make your donation, big or small, by giving it to Fr Karol, Elizabeth Barker or by handing it in to the parish office. If you are a UK tax payer then please provide your name and address, or e mail address, so that we can send you a Gift Aid Form and further benefit from your donation.