Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

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, Patrick McNamara, Michael Lynch,  Lee Mitcham, Jose Morgan, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Judith Rumbelow, John and Carol Sayer , 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: Concetta Labriola , Anna Pistilli

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

We regret to announce the death of Peggy Crawley in Hunters Down Care Home and send our deepest sympathy to her daughters and son. The parish SVP have visited her regularly since she moved from her home in Tenterleas, St Ives. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


During Ordinary Time (Summer) i.e. up to September, we are asked to pray for these intentions: A Deeper Understanding between Christians and Jews; Those Who Suffer Persecution, Oppression and Denial of Human Rights; Human Life; Europe; Seafarers.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

The members of the parish SVP are still having their usual fortnightly meetings virtually. We are contacting our beneficiaries by phone and coping with their needs for shopping, collecting prescriptions etc. The SVP do have some funds to help in cases of financial need. If any one knows someone who needs help, please contact the president Elizabeth Barker 01480 383608 and the request will be considered at the next meeting.If you would like to donate to our parish SVP

The bank details are : EO60105SVP Sacred Heart-St Ives

      Sort Code : 60-60-04   Account Number : 46077634

Cheques payable to : E060105 SVP SACRED HEART -ST. IVES  Please send to the parish office with envelope marked for SVP

St Ives Food Bank

You can donate directly to the dedicated bank account at

Name:   St Ives (Cambs.) Foodbank

Sort Code:   20-43-63            Account N°:  13183149

There will be a Second Collection this weekend for the Apostleship of the Sea.

Friends of the Holy Land. (FHL). FHL launched an appeal in March for those impacted in Bethlehem and widened it on 3rd April as a Pentecost challenge to cover the whole of the region. They secured match funding for the first £100,000 and, were close to reaching that target but are still seeking help to get over that line. The coronavirus is changing the lives of all of us but for so many Christians on the West bank but also Gaza, Israel and Jordan it is devastating. So many are dependent for their income on pilgrimages and tourism which disappeared overnight in early March. For many they have no government support nor even a health service which can handle this crisis. If you can help please go to:

A Prayer for Help & Healing  Covid-19
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to You today with our fears and concerns. You know what is in our hearts. We love You, we trust You, we need You. We ask You to be with us, to stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow.
We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. We ask You to bring your loving touch and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now from the coronavirus. Please comfort them.
Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others.
Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven.
Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away.
Please be with those who are trying to find a remedy to this pandemic.
Lord, we are afraid and we are sorrowful. Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence.      (if you have a special intention mention it here)
Jesus, we thirst for You. You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now. Help us to continue to return to You with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal. Amen.

Mary, our Mother, Untier of Knots. Pray for us.
St. Anthony the Great, patron of those affected by infectious diseases. Pray for us.
St. Edmund, patron of the victims of pandemics. Pray for us.
St. Damien of Molokai, who put himself at risk to minister to lepers. Pray for us.
St. Roch, who prayed for those suffering from infectious diseases. Pray for us.
St. Joseph, patron of the dying. Pray for us.
St. Jude and St. Rita, patrons of impossible causes. Pray for us.

St. John of God and St. Camillus de Lellis  Pray for us.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, who was dedicated to caring for the sick. Pray for us.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


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.