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The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Christopher Browne, Rosie Brand, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, 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, Peter Newton, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Kate Ruttledge, 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.

Coffee morning      Tuesday 8th January

Coffee morning at the Golden Lion Hotel at 11am. Please come along and meet your fellow parishioners for a coffee and a chat. Organised by the parish SVP.

Consecration To Jesus Through Mary

Please take a book after Mass this weekend as on 9th January our parish will be taking part in the 33 days to Morning Glory which is a do-it yourself retreat to consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary by using the booklet. There is a reading and short prayer for every day based on the spiritual wisdom of four renowned preachers of Marian Spirituality : St Louis de Montfort, St Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and St John Paul. During the 33 days there will be 2 or 3 meetings if you wish to attend discuss this devotion which ends on 11th February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is promoting these retreats in preparation for the Feast of the Annunciation in 2020 when the Bishops of England will rededicate England as the DOWRY OF MARY in accordance with the wishes of Our Lady when she appeared there in the 11th Century.

Thursday 17th January

Our next lunch will be at 12.30 in our parish hall when we will be serving turkey and ham pie with mashed potatoes and vegetables, choice of pudding and soft drink. £4.50 Proceeds will be sent to WINTERCOMFORT in Cambridge. Please put your name on the list in the porch if you are coming.

Autumn Club

Our first meeting in 2019 will be on Wednesday 30th January at 1.45pm in our parish hall when we will have a celebration for the first gathering of the NEW YEAR. Sherry and nibbles will be served as well as tea and cakes with entertainment by St Ives Rocking Ukuleles.Any transport problems please contact the SVP.

Children’s liturgy

The rotas for 2019 have been sent by email if you have not received yours please contact Elizabeth 01480 383608

Lenten Programme

On February 26th we will begin our Lenten Programme of 7 talks (with live speakers) on the Life in the Holy Spirit.

Christian Unity Prayer Octave

Dates for your new diary - the Octave runs from 18th to 25th January. Key dates for us are: Sunday 20th January - joint Service at 4pm in St Ives Christian Fellowship .

CTSI meeting 8th January at 7.30pm in our 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 January at 3.00 pm in Presbytery.

SVP members

During the winter months the following arrangements for meeting have been decided. On 2nd Thursday of the month the meeting will take place at 7.30pm and on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11am until the clocks change on March 31st. All meetings are held in the presbytery.

Epiphany Candlelight Mass - Saturday 5th January 5pm

For all young people and their families from across the diocese. Followed by food, a bonfire and fireworks. There will be a collection of presents for children who are refugees (please bring wrapped presents and indicate whether suitable for a boy or girl or either, and approximate age).Held at The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich. Organised by the Diocesan Youth Service.

“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.

Wednesday Word Reflections Sheets

Do not forget to take & look at the meditation for coming Sunday in the form of the sheet with the Sunday Readings and reflections which are suggested to be used on Wednesday before Sunday. Take one with you or download it from the website:

Special Publications available NOW !!! :

Bible Alive – January 2019    - price £2.50

NEW - Diocesan Yearbook 2019 & Calendar  - price £2.00

Day-by-day Advent books– available

There are still CTS Bible available to buy at price £10 at Repository.

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:


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