Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Lynn Armstrong, Mary Bracken, Christopher Browne, Mary Buckley, Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Norman Cooper, Jonathan Costello, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Crystine Cyril, Teresa Davies, Jodie Davis Keith William Elliott, Tina Franks, Fr Ivan Weston, 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, Mary & Ricky Silverston, 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 passed away recently.

,Thomas Spence, John Power,  Emilio Venditti, Agnes Loretto Luff , Rosie Brands,

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

Minutes of the Finance and Building CommitteeTuesday 16thMarch 2021.

Finance & building committee

Finance Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 11th May at 6.30pm.

The Diocese of East Anglia will be celebrating a virtual pilgrimage to the Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham on Monday May 3, after the usual in-person pilgrimage was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Bishop Alan Hopes will be celebrating a 12 noon Mass at the Chapel of Reconciliation and a Rosary and Benediction at 2.30pm.

The Mass will be shown on live stream on the Shrine’s website and YouTube channel and will celebrate the Year of St Joseph and the Family

The Holy Father has selected Shrines from across the world to participate in his special initiative to pray the Rosary during the month of May for the end of the pandemic.

He himself will initiate this on May 1st and end it on May 31st.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

has been selected to participate on May 1st at 5.00pm.

This will be live streamed from Walsingham to the Vatican television Centre so that Pope Francis can see it live. particular Intention is for those who have died from the pandemic across the world. EWTN will oversee this broadcast.

Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians

The Sixth Sunday of Easter is the Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians when Eastern and Western Christians come together in communion through prayer.

During the Prayers of the Faithful today, we shall pray for Eastern Christians. If you wish to support them through the projects of the Eastern Catholic Churches, please donate by:

1 - giving online at

2 - texting DAYOFPRAYER to 70450 to donate £10

(*Texts cost £10 donation plus 1 standard rate message)

3 - writing a cheque made out to Fellowship and Aid to the Christians of the East, and sending to: Judge Sykes Frixou (O’Callaghan - FACE Charity), York House, 23 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6YF

Fellowship and Aid to the Christians of the East is launching a prayer group to receive a monthly prayer intention for Eastern Christians. To join visit:

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. The Food Bank says that cash donations may be easier for you and better for them.

You can donate online to their account at Barclays Bank:Name:

                       St Ives Cambs Food Bank Sort code:-43-63; Account number:13183149

                                     See details at


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.