Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf




.The Parish Family

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


Welcome to our parish family:

We welcome Sophie Margaret MEAD &Casper Silvary ANTON GNANAPRAGASAM into our parish family, who were baptised last Sunday, 3rd March.



The time for Easter Communion runs from

Ash Wednesday to Trinity Sunday


Lenten Alms

A box is available on the wall for your Lenten Alms which will be sent after Easter to the Diocese. Proceeds will be divided between Aid to the Church in Need & Cambridge Nazareth Trust.


Lenten Talks (Retreats) at  7.15pm. Derek Williams will present the 5 weeks course “Consoling the Heart of Jesus” on each Tuesday evening until 9thApril:

PROGRAMME

7.15pm  Opening Prayers and Hymns — in Parish Hall

7.30pm  Derek Williams’ Talk

8.30pm  Compline and the Adoration of the Blessed

 Sacrament — in the church

9.00pm  Finish.


Consoling the Heart of Jesus This book is available at £10 after all Masses. It is the companion book to the Lent Talks which have begun, however you can use the book as a guide to your own Ignatius Retreat if you are unable to attend the course or have just missed the first session.


PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS RETREAT EVERY DAY

Stations of the Cross in Lent 2019

This will take place every Friday during Lent at 7.30pm up to and including Good Friday. Venues: at the Sacred Heart (RC) church or All Saints (CofE) church:

* Friday 22nd March - Sacred Heart - led by All Saints

* Friday 29th March - All Saints - led by Sacred Heart

* Friday 5th April - Sacred Heart - led by All Saints

* Friday 12th April - All Saints - led by Sacred Heart


SVP appeal

There is a serious funding crisis in Sudan and South Sudan as the Saint Vincent de Paul Society cannot raise their usual yearly funding of £300,000 which is used to carry out medical, water and baby feeding programmes. There is a deficit of £148,000 this year. If you would like to make a contribution there will be a box available at the back of the church from 16th March until 30th March. Cheques payable to:

Saint Vincent de Paul Society.       Thank you.


Monthly lunch

The next lunch is on Thursday 21st March at 12.30 when we will be serving a Bit o’ the Irish with Irish beef stew in Guinness and colcannon. Choice of pudding. £4.50 please put your name on the list in the porch.

Proceeds will go to the Handicapped Pilgrimage Trust.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next session for parents who wish to have their child baptised in the Roman Catholic Church will be Sunday 24th March at 15.00 pm in Presbytery, 19 Needingworth Road St. Ives.



Polish Mass, 9.30pm Sunday 24th March

Please note that the Prayer of Consecration will be in English as this year’s first Communion children will be present to watch the celebration. They will come in during the offertory.

Autumn Club

The next meeting is on March 27th in our parish hall. Please note we now begin at 1.45pm. There will be a presentation on the Life of Our Lady from two short films (25 minutes each). No need to book! Just come along and bring your friends. Open to all senior parishioners and friends. There will be refreshments and cakes and time for a chat as well. Any queries phone Elizabeth 01480 383 608.

Good Friday Walk of Witness on 19th April

The Sacred Heart is organising this important event for Churches Together in St Ives this year, so we particularly want a good support team and a turnout. We still need a few volunteer marshals for the Walk from Crossways (starting at 11 am) and the service in Market Hill (up to the end at 12.40). If you can help please put your name on the list in the porch (it is there this week!) or contact David Kerr on davidjakerr@gmail.com or 01480 300 640 with your name and contact details.

Grapevine Summer 2019 Edition

Articles, poetry, book reviews, interesting viewpoints, photographs of events etc. wanted for this summer’s Grapevine! We would love you to share anything you feel might be of interest to your fellow parishioners. If you have a contribution or are unsure whether what you suggest is suitable, please send an email, drop a note at the back of the church or contact Diane Grant at 01480 861 013 or 07919 136 362 or diane_grant@btopenworld.com.


Special Publications available NOW !!! :

Bible Alive – Lent 2019 - price £2.50

Diocesan Yearbook 2019 & Calendar  - price £2.00

Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament  - price £4.99

The Rosaries  - price £3.00



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Thank you for your generous

donations last week:




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.


Confirmation

Congratulations to:

Dawid Barka                                  Domini que Lavaro

Julia Barka                                     Andr ew Pater

Joseph Carrick                               Mark Pater

Ella De’ath                                     Anto nio 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.


VACANT POSITION

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:

£204.00


Standing Orders

£490.00


Loose:

£495.63


TOTAL:

£1,189.63


This weekend a Second Collection will be taken for the work of CAFOD.