Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

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, Joan O’Hare, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Jane Sebb, Irene Smeaton, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.


Please remember in your prayers those who have recently died and their families:

Catherine Deasy , George Alexander, Jean Forrester

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



Our monthly lunch is on 20th February when we will be serving baked ham. Parsley sauce, potatoes and vegetables. Choice of pudding, soft drink. £4.50 each Please put your name on the list in the porch, before Monday, 17th or contact Elizabeth 01480 383608 . The proceeds will be sent to Sight Savers. Bring your family and friends!


This six part DVD series for Tuesday nights is designed to show us how the age old teachings and wisdom of the Saints can be a very practical help today.

February 25thSaint Patrick

March 3rdSaint Benedict

March 10thSaint Francis

March 17th -Saint Catherine

March 24th - Saint Ignatius

March 31stSaint Therese


The next meeting is on Wednesday 26th Februaryat 1.45 in our parish hall when we will be having an opportunity for a free hand massage for everyone who comes and a face massage for one lucky person by the beauticians from the Tian De Salon in Cromwell Mews. St Ives. Refreshments including home made cakes will be served.              

                       All ages welcome. No charge!


“A vision and a heart for God’s Word” led by Duncan Mitchell. Saturday 29th February 10am to 4pm at St Philip Howard’s Church, 33 Walpole Rd, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 3TH. Please bring a packed lunch. Any queries contact Elizabeth   ebarker

Re– Dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary

This will take place on Sunday 29th  March  at the main Mass at each of our cathedrals, churches or Mass centres. It can also be made by individuals in their homes or in hospitals or in prison. it will take place in Walsingham at 12noon led by His Eminence, Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, who will read out a personal message from the Holy Father.

Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima and Estoril including day trip to Lisbon on 25th May for seven nights (4 in Fatima and 3 in Estoril. £725 sharing room. Single rooms are available on request at supplement of £210 per person. A non refundable deposit of £200pp is required at the time of booking. Photocopy of your passport must accompany your deposit. For more information please speak

to Fr Thomas after Mass.

Dates for your diary

18th/19th April The second collection will be taken at all Masses for the work of the Saint Vincent de Paul in our parish. Whatever is raised will go towards the cost of the coach to take parishioners who are sick, elderly or have any needs to the SVP annual     Pilgrimage to Walsingham.

Anointing of the sick

The SVP annual Mass for the anointing of the sick, frail and elderly will take place on Saturday 2nd May at 1.30pm in the Sacred Heart Church. Some transport will be available and details will be published nearer the date of the Mass.

Children’s Liturgy Team

If you have not received a copy of the NEW ROTA beginning on March 1st by email,

Please contact Elizabeth as soon as possible –

Musicians needed

More musicians are needed (both male and female) and if you would like to join, you will be made very welcome.

   Please speak to Fr Thomas

Special Publications available :

Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament  - price £4.99

The Rosaries             - price £3.00

Bible alive      - price £2.50

My Day by Day - February 2020   - price £2.50

NEW Diocesan Year Book 2020   - price £2.00

Catholic East Anglia       -Please take a copy

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                                  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.