Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Paul Barker, Christopher Browne, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Kathleen Clewlow, Reg Coleman, Theresa Coverdale, Jane Ebb, Tina Franks, Max Levene, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Peter Newton, Sandra Perett, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth Cedric Silverstone, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M.Walshe, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

The Big Picture

Elizabeth’s group will continue to meet on 1st and 8th June at 6 Van Gogh Place at 11am and we will watch the remaining two DVDs -The Church and the End Times. David’s group on 22nd June at 19.30 on "The Resurrection " at 24A Marsh Lane, Hemingford Grey, home of  David Kerr.

Ascension to Pentecost

A series of short videos and discussions will be held from 25thto 4th JUNE in ALL SAINTS church, Church St. St Ives from 10am to 10.30am as part of the series THY KINGDOM COME. All are invited. The film Bonhoeffer; Agent of Grace will be shown on Saturday 3rd June at 7pm with supper available beforehand from 6.30pm at All Saints, no booking is necessary.

Baptismal Preparation Course

For those who have registered beforehand, the next session for parents who wish to have their child baptised in the Roman - Catholic Church will be on this Sunday, 28th May 2017 at 4pm at the Presbytery.

Altar Servers Mass

Bishop Alan warmly invites all Altar Servers (and families) to attend a Mass at the St John`s Cathedral, Norwich on May 27th at 12 noon followed by BBQ. (Please bring cassocks/cottas or albs with you). For more information, and to RSVP please contact Fr. Karol or Parish Secretary.

Autumn Club

The next meeting is on Wednesday 31st May in the hall starting at 2pm. The UKE TROUPE from St Ives U3A will entertain us with music and song.

Please come and bring your friends, cakes and refreshments will be served after the entertainment and you will have the chance to chat to your old and new friends.

Celebrate East Anglia 3rd-4th June

The team here in East Anglia is greatly looking forward to welcoming you to fifth Celebrate Weekend with great programme of speakers and workshops. There are still places . Ifare able to come, we would encourage you to book soon to avoid the rush. Children's streams especially can fill up fast!  

Book online at Anglia or book by post. Booking forms can be printed from the web site or supplied by post upon request at the above email address. We look forward to welcoming you to Celebrate. St.’s School Beetons, Bury St. Edmunds IP32 6RH

Marriage and Family Celebration Mass

Bishop Alan warmly invites all married and engaged couples to attend a special Mass celebrating marriage and family at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich on Saturday, 17th June, 12 noon, followed by a lunch reception. Certificates will be awarded to those married 1yr, 5yrs and every multiple ofthereafter. For more information, and to RSVP, please contact Kerry Urdzik on 01473 251301, or email

FATIMA 100th Anniversary

On Tuesday 13th June we will be showing a film “The 13th Day” which tells the story of the apparitions atto commemorate the 100th Anniversary. The film will begin at 19.30 in the parish hall and is open to everyone in the parish and any of their friends who wish to come. The film lasts for 90 minutes approximately. We hope you will join us.

Walsingham Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage is on Sunday 2nd July leaving at 9.45am from our church car park. The Saint Vincent de Paul Conference of our parish pay for the coach and provide a lunch and tea for those who wish it. There is no charge for the coach or the food. During the day there will be Mass and Benediction. Theof the Sick will be given to those who are sick or very frail. We usually return back at the Sacred Heart Church at 6.30pm approx. depending on the traffic. Please put your name on the list in the church porch if you wish to come or contact the SVP President E. Barker 01480 383608 with any queries.

Please take a copy of “A Letter to Catholic in England and Wales from their Bishops ”. As we approach the General Election on 8th June, it is hoped that this leaflet will be of use to all parish members as they prepare to cast their vote.

Special Publications available NOW:

Diocesan Year Book 2017     - price £3

The Tablet—May 27th     - price £3

Catholic East Anglia  Magazine    - FREE

Items for First Holy Communion are now available in the repository.

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