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


The next session of the course for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is on Tuesday, 16th January at 7.30pm in the presbytery when we will be discussing the mystery of The Trinity.

Winter Lunch

Will take place in the Parish Hall on the 18th January at 12.30 sausages and mash at £4.50. Please put your name on the list in the porch & bring your friend. Proceeds to Wintercomfort.

Autumn Club

We will be having lunch on the 31st January at the Hartford Mill. More details to follow next week.

Baptismal Preparation

For parents who wish to have their child baptised the next course will be on Sunday, 28th January 2018 at 4pm in the presbytery. Please contact the parish office if you wish to register for this course.

Christian Unity Prayer Octave

Dates for your new diary - the Octave runs from 18th to 25th January. Key dates for us are: Sunday 21st January - joint Service at 4pm in All Saints Parish Church; Monday 22nd January - prayers here in the Sacred Heart at 10am, followed by morning Mass. See the CTSI newsletter in the porch.

Marriage Care Marriage Preparation Days in 2018

will be held on the following dates this year at Our Lady Immaculate & St Etheldreda church hall, Newmarket:

Saturday 10th February 2018 time: 10.00-16.45,

Saturday 14th April 2018 time: 10.00-16.45,

Saturday 9th June 2018 time: 10.00-16.45,

Saturday 13th October 2018 time: 10.00-16.55.

Couples wanting to book on the above dates can: telephone: 0800 389 3801 or email:

Marriage Care Couple Counselling can be booked using the same contact details as above.

SPUC – White Flower Appeal

The S.P.U.C. (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) will be holding its annual appeal next weekend.

SPUC is currently campaigning to stop the decriminalisation of abortion, which means taking abortion outside the law. This is the most dangerous threat to unborn children and their mothers in decades.

Please be as generous as you can to help us defeat this latest attack on unborn babies and their mothers, and to stop abortion getting even worse in this country by decriminalisation.

Prayer for the inhabitants of the villages

We continue to pray each day of every month for one of the villages in our parish. The Rota is in alphabetic order continuing on this week with ®Lolworth. Details of this “Rota of prayer” are presented in the November edition of THE  page 30.

To familiarise ourselves with the villages that fall within our parish, each issue of The Grapevine will focus on one village — see pages 34 to 38 for this issue’s ‘Mission to Villages’ articles.

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!

Save the Date for your Diary!

On Saturday, 3rd February 2018  there will be a parish social event in the hall after the 5pm Mass. Entertainment will be in the form of a bingo and food will be provided - hopefully including some traditional Polish dishes. Please bring your own drinks. Tickets are priced at £2.50 for adults and £1.00 for children and will be on sale after weekend masses. If you are able to provide a dessert please add the details to the list in the porch.

Parish Breakfast

On Sunday 12th February 2018 after 8 am mass you are invited to a Parish Breakfast . 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.  Look forward to seeing you there.

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 The Wednesday before Sunday. Take one with you or download it from the website:

Special Publications available NOW !!! :

The Tablet - January 13th                       - price £3

Catholic East Anglia  Magazine    - FREE

NEW Diocesan Year Book 2018 available - price £3

There will be a second collection today for the SPUC

(Society for the Protection of Unborn Children).

Thank you for your generous

collection  last week:

Parish Newsletter

Gift Aid Envelopes:


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