Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Mary Bracken, Christopher Browne, Rosie Brand, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Jonathan Costello, Christine Felicitus Cyril,  Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Hans (Nathaniel) Doronila, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Janetta Gibson, Michael Lynch, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Lee Mitcham, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Jane Sebb, Irene Smeaton, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Mary Elaine Waters, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

Confirmation Candidates

The next session is on THURSDAY 23rd MAY at 6.30pm in the presbytery. Please use the front door of the house as the car park will be busy with the elections. Any queries contact Fr Karol or Elizabeth.

Proclaim prayer meeting

During the Proclaim meeting on the first Tuesday of the month there is always a time of prayer and praise with a scripture reflection but it has been decided to extend this by having a meeting for prayer, praise and scripture only on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the La Salette room. This month it will be on 28th which is the 4th Tuesday, all future dates will be in the newsletter.

Autumn Club

Please note we will be leaving the church car park at 11.10 on Wednesday 29th May to drive to Hartford Marina for the boat trip to Brampton and return at 2.30pm. The SVP members provide a buffet lunch on board. Transport is available from the church car park but if you need a lift to the car park from your home please contact your usual SVP member or Elizabeth Barker 01480 383608. Thank you.

Missio red boxes

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

Baptismal Preparation Course

The earliest session for parents who wish to have their child baptised in the Roman Catholic Church will be on Sunday, 26th of May at 3.00 pm in the Presbytery.

Please contact parish office to register your interest.

Fun and faith on children’s pilgrimage to Walsingham

On Tuesday 28th May, special pilgrimage for children to Walsingham and afterwards a picnic at the shrine, then finish the day on the beach at nearby Wells–Next– The–Sea. it will be nice to see as many of our families as possible celebrating Mass together in this special place, with Bishop Alan. Please put your name on the list in church porch if you would like to come. Envelopes for contributions in Repository.

If you have not been involved in this wonderful event previously…..this could be The Year!!

International Children’s Day Warner’s Park, St Ives

Sunday, 3rd June 2019

bouncy castles, regional Polish food, and much more! Free admission and attractions.

Food Bank support

Donations are still very much needed, but it is important to get the right items. What is most needed currently include: tinned custard and rice pudding, long life fruit juice, tinned potatoes, jam and bags for life. Cash donations help to balance needs to what is available - you can put an envelope in the box or, better, donate directly to the dedicated bank account at

Name:   "St Ives Cambs Foodbank"

Sort Code:   20-43-63

Account N°:  13183149

Celebrating East Anglia June 1st and 2nd Bury St Edmunds

Faith  filled , fun weekend for all ages, combining contemporary Christian music, inspirational speakers, workshops, celebration of Mass, children`s and youth ministry, and much more. Come and Celebrate your faith! See and click on `East Anglia` for more information. Applications forms available in parish office.

Diocesan summer camp August 23th - 26th

The Camp has been running for fifty years (originally by the Catholic Women's League and recently by a team of dedicated Catholic volunteers). Through fun activities, the children learn more about their faith and grow in friendship with each other and the lord. Parents please encourage your children to go especially, if they do not attend a Catholic School. Contact for more details

Special Publications available NOW !!! :

Diocesan Yearbook 2019 & Calendar   - price £2.00

Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament  - price £4.99

The Rosaries      - price £3.00

“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.

Holy Communion and Confirmation cards

are available in repository.

                                       Christian aid collection

The annual collection for Christian Aid takes place  this weekend.



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                                  Domini que Lavaro

Julia Barka                                     Andr ew Pater

Joseph Carrick                               Mark Pater

Ella De’ath                                     Anto nio 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