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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, Jane Sebb, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Michael Lynch, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Peter Newton, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Mrs. Kate Ruttledge, Joan Mary Radforth, Irene Smeaton, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

Proclaim – Evangelization

On Saturday 21st July we will begin our door to door evangelisation in Knapwell, the smallest village in our parish. Six parishioners (3 pairs) will be sent out having been prayed with and blessed. During the time of their journey and evangelising, prayers of protection and inspiration from the Holy Spirit will be offered for them during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Would you like to come and pray in church from 9.30 to 10.30 and 10.30 to 11.30 for these intentions? A list is available in the porch where you can add your name for one or two hours.

Baptismal Preparation

The next session will be on Sunday 22nd July at 4pm in the presbytery for parents wishing to have their infants baptised in the Sacred Heart Parish.Please enrol for the session with Fr Karol before 20th July.

Autumn club

The next meeting is on Wednesday 25th July when we will be having Afternoon Tea in a local garden. Please meet in the church car park in time to leave at 2pm. Transport will be provided. Any queries contact the SVP President, Elizabeth Barker.

Parish Breakfast

You are invited to a Parish Breakfast on Sunday 29th July 2018 after 8 am mass.  If you would like to join us please put your name on the list in the porch so we know how many to cater for and donations are gratefully received to cover the cost of the meal.

St Ives carnival

We are pleased to announce that Mrs Iwona Read and her three children Sophie, Adam and Julia have volunteered to represent the Sacred Heart Parish on the CTSI float at the St Ives Carnival on Saturday 14th July. Iwona will be Maria and the children will take the parts of the Von Trapp children from the Sound of Music. Help is needed to set up the float on 13th June David Smith’s premises on Marley Rd St Ives and on Saturday 14th at the same place (times will be given later).

The float will leave from Market Hill at noon.

CTSI have purchased wooden “cross shaped” key rings to be given out along the route, volunteers needed to help with this also. Please contact the parish office or Elizabeth Barker if you want to help 01480 383608.

SVP holiday camps

The St John Bosco Centre provides an opportunity for children to have an exciting week in the Essex countryside. Boys’ Camps for ages 8-13 week dates 21st July – 28th July and 28th July -4th August. applications by June 30th Girls’ camp 4th -11th August ages 9 to 12 applications by 31st July. COST PER CHILD £145 includes full board but not transport. FULL DETAILS Our SVP conference is willing to sponsor any child who wishes to go but the finance is a problem.

Please contact Elizabeth for more details on sponsorship 01480 383608.

Diocesan summer camp August 24th - 27th

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. I have asked for this to become a more integral part of youth ministry in the Diocese and this year the Ignite Team will also be helping to run it. Parents please encourage your children to go especially, if they do attend a catholic school. Contact parish office for more details.

SAVE THE DATE- Walsingham Pilgrimage for the Sanctity of Life - Sunday 7th October, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Tickets: Adults £17.50, Children & Students £8.00. For more information:

To book contact Emanuela 01582 655246/ 07749 881 060 /

“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.

Parish Office will be CLOSED

17th July — 6th August

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 !!! :

Diocesan Year Book 2018    - price £2.00

Bible Alive - July & August 2018    - price £2.50

Tablet (old and new) -    - FREE

Catholic East Anglia Magazine — July - FREE

Pease take a copy of The Grapevine summer edition !

Thank you for your

generous collection

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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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