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, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Norman Cooper, Jonathan Costello, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Crystine Cyril, Teresa Davies, Tina Franks, Janetta Gibson, Michael Lynch, Aileen McBride, Lee Mitcham, Jose Morgan, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Jane Sebb, Irene Smeaton, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, DrM. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

“Loving God, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. May all who suffer pain, illness, disease, and the frailty of old age realise that they have been chosen to be saints and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world. Being restored to health, they may render thanks to you in your Church. Amen. “


Please remember in your prayers those who have recently died and all those who mourn:

Jessie Mascarenhas, Judith Holman,

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


Following a recent theft at the 11.00am Mass please DO NOT leave your belongings unattended.

Saturday 23rd November: Proclaim Visiting in St Ives; prayer support in church during 11 am to 12 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and Confessions.

Winter Lunch

Our next monthly parish lunch is on Thursday 21st November when we will be having steak and ale pie, vegetables, mashed potatoes and a soft drink. £4.50 each. Please put your name on the list in the porch and bring your friends. We meet in the hall at 12.30. Proceeds are for the Handicapped Pilgrimage Trust who take children and other vulnerable people for a week to our Lady’s shrine in Lourdes every Easter. This is often the only time that parents and carers have a respite from their arduous responsibilities.

Baptismal Preparation

There will be a class at 3pm on the 24th November if numbers are sufficient, so far no one has enrolled.

Please contact the Parish Office on Tuesday 19th or Wednesday 20th after 9.30am to register.

Autumn Club

The Waresely Garden Centre on 20th November has been booked for Lunch and time for Christmas shopping for all who put their name on the list which is now closed. Fr Thomas and SVP members are giving lifts from peoples’ homes and/or the church car park. If you do NOT know who is picking you up from home or the church car park, please contact Elizabeth 01480 383608 as soon as possible. We will be leaving the car park at 11.15am.

If you are going in your own car straight to Waresely please tell Elizabeth also.

St Ives Food Bank

We would welcome seasonal items which will be distributed in the food boxes up to Christmas

Once again, thank you to everyone who supports this very necessary service.

A Scottish evening is being held on 30th November, St Andrews day at 6pm after the 5 pm Mass. We hope you will all enjoy taking part in the quiz. A two course meal will be served. The main course will be Stovies with chicken, creamed carrots with swede and red cabbage. This will be followed by a Scottish dessert. Please bring your own alcoholic drinks, if required. Squash will be provided. Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £2 for children and are on sale

after Mass, or contact Gina on 01480 468312.

Posada Statue

The statue of Mary and Joseph and the donkey will again be making its journey around the parish from Sunday 1st December to Christmas Eve. It is hoped that a representative can be found from each village in our parish as well as St Ives.  If you wish to volunteer please put your name on the list in the porch.

Please note, you will need to transport the statue to the next named person on the list after you.

Any queries contact Elizabeth, 01480 383608.

SVP Members

Please note the next meeting will be on Thursday 5th December at 11am in the La Salette Room.

Missio red boxes

If you have not yet collected your Red Box since it was emptied you will find it atback of the church.

“Bible Alive”

“Bible Alive” has daily reflections on the readings that are used during Masses on the days of that month eg in June there are 30 reflections and in July, 31 reflections. There are special editions for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter. For only £2.50 per month you can take part in the Liturgy of the Word for all Masses even though you cannot physically attend Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your knowledge of the Bible.

Special Publications available NOW !!! :

Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament  - price £4.99

The Rosaries      - price £3.00

Bible alive      - price £2.50

My Day by Day - December 2019  - price £2.50

Diocesan Year Book 2020   - price £2.00

Catholic East Anglia Magazine

Please take a copy of the most recent edition of Catholic East Anglia our Dioceses Newspaper.

There will be a Second Collection for the Diocesan Youth Service  Next Sunday


Thank you for your

generous collection

last week:

Parish Newsletter

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                                  Dominiq ue Lavaro

Julia Barka                                     Andr ew Pater

Joseph Carrick                               Mark Pater

Ella De’ath                                     Anton io 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.

Gift Aid Envelopes:


Standing Orders