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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, Bernadino De Sienna, Jane Ebb, Tina Franks, Max Levene, Michael Lynch, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Peter Newton, Sandra Perrett, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Philip Spencer and Family, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

Michael Read, our new PSC Chair, was taken ill last weekend and is still undergoing treatment. We  remember Michael in our prayers and wish him a speedy recovery.

winter lunch

Thank you to everyone who attended the lunch on the 16th and those who gave donations for the charity. The total sent for research into CUP(Cancer of the Unknown Primary) is £275. Christmas Lunch will be on Thursday 14th December cost is £5.50 which includes a glass of sherry and wine. The list for names will be available in the porch from 29th November. Numbers will be restricted to 60 but you can also bring friends if there is space on the list -one name, one space.

40th anniversary

The SVP Conference in our parish will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the conference in this parish in November 1977. We invite all parishioners on 23rd November to join us for a celebration beginning with 7pm Mass followed by a reception in the hall where we will be serving a finger buffet with wine and soft drinks. We hope you will come along and support this special occasion and pay tribute to the good works done by all those who have been members in this parish. Members of other Conferences in our Deanery have been invited.

Parish Quiz Evening

On Saturday 25th November after the evening mass we will be holding a quiz evening in the parish hall. Tickets will be on sale after weekend masses priced at £2.50 for adults and £1.00 for children. The cost will cover your admission, quiz entry and food. We ask that you bring your own drinks and if you are able to bring a dessert please add the details to the list in the church porch. Quiz teams will be limited to a maximum of 6 people and there will be prizes for the winning team.

Sunday 26th November - Parish Open Meeting

The next Parish Open Meeting charred by David Kerr will be at 9.30am in our parish hall. This new time has been suggested between Masses and will finish no later than 10.45, for 11am Mass. This is your opportunity to hear how the parish is run and have your say.

No Baptismal Preparation on the 26th November! Dates for 2018 will be available shortly.

Autumn Club

The next meeting is on WEDNESDAY 29th November at 2pm in the hall when we will have a pre-Christmas celebration with mince pies and sherry, Christmas memories and surprise music !

Special Publications available NOW!!! :

The Tablet—November 11h      - price £3

Catholic East Anglia  Magazine     - FREE

Diocesan Year Book 2017     - FREE OFFER

Christmas Cards are now available in the repository!!!

Posada Statue

The statue of Mary and Joseph and the donkey will again be making its journey around the parish from Sunday 3rd December to Christmas Eve. If you wish to host the statue

and invite family and friends to your house to

hear the readings and pray together, please choose a date and put your name against it on THE SIGNING UP BOARD which will be at the front of the church on the altar at the end of the weekend Masses and then will be available in the hall during coffee times.

Please note, you will need to transport the statue to the next named person on the list after you.

Any queries contact Elizabeth, 01480 383608.

World Youth Day 2019 Panama

The Diocese is taking a group from East Anglia, joining with thousands of other young Catholics from across the world, for a week of pilgrimage culminating in Mass with Pope Francis. Come and find out more at our lunch in Newmarket Parish Centre (14 Exeter Rd., CB8 8LT) on Youth Sunday 26th November starting at 1pm (please bring a packed lunch) and ending at 4:30pm after Mass. You need to be 17+ by September 1st 2018 to be eligible to come. Warning, World Youth Day has changed people`s lives and could change yours!

Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II and Saint Sister Faustina

A pilgrimage to Poland is proposed to take place on the 9th - 16th June at cost of £950 for 4*Hotels in a twin shared room. There is £250 single supplement. A non-returnable deposit of £250 with completed booking form is due by the 10th December, For more information please contact parish office 01480 462 192.

Advent Day of Recollection

The Dominican Sisters are organising an Advent Day of Recollection For Women on Saturday 16th December 2017. The day will begin at 10.00 a.m. and end with Vespers at 4.30 p.m. Venue: St.Catherine’s Convent, Huntingdon Rd. Camb. CB3 0DH. For further information please contact Sr. Angela Mary at mobile: 07968091751

8am Mass

A representative for the Parish Steering Committee is required for the 8am Mass to replace Tony Haddock who has been the representative for 4 years. If you are interested please tell Fr Karol, thank you.

Sunday Mass – 11am coffee

It’s great to see so many enjoying coffee after the Sunday 11am Mass. However, the numbers who provide for this opportunity have dwindled over the years. We are therefore looking for some new volunteers to help us. Should you fee able to offer help, about once every two months, then please contact Claire Downham.

Sunday 26th November is “Youth Day”

and there will be a second collection

for ‘Diocesan Youth Service’

Thank you for your generous collection last week:

Parish Newsletter

Gift Aid Envelopes:


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