Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

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

Heritage Open Days (HOD’s)

26 visitors were welcomed to the church last weekend for the HOD’s event.  Many were from the local area but some were from overseas including Hawaii, Hungary and Spain. Thank you to the volunteer team who manned the church and offered a welcome to those visiting ‘Pugin’s Little Gem’.

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 this Sunday,  23rd September 2018 at 2pm at the Presbytery.


There is an Annual General Meeting of Churches Together in St Ives this Sunday (23/9) in the Free Church at 4 pm All Christians in the St Ives area are welcome to attend, but voting is restricted to nominated parish representatives.

Confirmation meeting

Monday 24th September at 19.30 in the La Salette Room for parents and candidates.

Autumn club

The club is open to all senior parishioners and their friends. The next meeting is at 2pm on Wednesday 26th September in our hall when there will be a fun afternoon playing in a Beetle Drive followed by tea and cakes and time for a chat. Do come along with your friends

Play Your Cards Right - Saturday September 29th Come along and enjoy an evening of fun to help raise money for our projects in our twin village Aboud in Palestine. A fish and chips supper will be served at 7.30pm followed by the evening’s entertainment. Bring your own drinks, bring your friends, bring your family! Tickets £10 are now available after Masses or contact Kathy Bishop (01480 214 524).

Society For The Protection Of Unborn Children

is urging people to send a postcard to the Home Secretary urging him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for their unborn baby. The freedom to oppose abortion and offer help in public places is at risk. Postcards are available in the repository of our church. For more information, please call SPUC on 02070 917 091.

harvest lunch

Thank you to all who came and supported the harvest lunch. The charity SANDS (stillborn and neonatal death society) will receive £250.50 from the proceeds of our lunch today.


In July this year there was a change of priest in Aboud. The new priest, Fr Salam Haddad, does not consider that the replacement of the generator is a priority at this time. His proprieties are a “café” type venue for the young adults to meet in the village and that the resurfacing of the children’s playground. He further said that there was a problem of widespread damp and mould in the presbytery. Fr Paul Maddison described the state of the presbytery as appalling and a risk to health. The estimated cost of repair is $40,000. It has been decided that a contribution should be made to help with the damp problems in the presbytery and that fund raising will continue to help provide a Café area for young adults and to resurface the children’s playground. We hope that you will continue to support our twin village of Aboud and come along to our fund raising events.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Charity must never look to the past, but always to the future.

Across the country the Society is growing steadily, however we are always on the lookout for new members . Increasing our membership will enable our goal of helping people facing a daily struggle with isolation and poverty. Whilst volunteering can be a challenge, it is equally rewarding as you will always have the support of you conference as well as that of the National Society to assist you in our charitable works. Sacred Heart Conference meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7.30pm. If you would like to know more about the SVP or wish to join the Conference in our parish, please contact the President or through the parish office.

The SVP have organised a Healing Mass next Sunday the 30th September at 11am in our parish for the sick, infirm and elderly when the Sacrament of the Sick will be administered. Let us know if you need transport to get here. A soup lunch will be served in the hall afterwards for the sick.

October- month of the holy rosary

During October we will be having opportunities to learn more about the Rosary and contemplate it.

      the Joyful Mysteries

      the Luminous Mysteries

    the Sorrowful Mysteries

    the Glorious Mysteries

The Rosary Retreats will be held each evening from 7.30pm to 8pm in the Sacred Heart Church.

A message from the Marriage tribunal

The Marriage Tribunal is available to try to help people who may need to “regularise” or simply talk through their marital situations, following a marriage breakdown or divorce. The Tribunal can be contacted, in confidence, direct by telephone 01508 495 168, by email to or through the website at Office hours are 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Friday.

Special Publications available NOW !!! :

Bible Alive - September 2018   - price £2.50

Catholic East Anglia Magazine September - FREE

Thank you for supporting Home Mission Sunday collection. Amount collected: £219.90

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.

Gift Aid Envelopes:


Standing Orders