Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane,  Marie Aldworth, Lynn Armstrong, Mary Bracken, Christopher Browne, Frank Brewer, Mary Buckley, Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Jonathan Costello, Theresa Coverdale, Crystine Cyril, Teresa Davies, Jodie Davis, Keith William Elliott, Tina Franks,  Fr Ivan Weston, Janetta Gibson, Catherine Giles, Carmen Mallia, Patrick McNamara, Michael Lynch, Lee Mitcham, Jose Morgan, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Judith Rumbelow, John and Carol Sayer, Jane Sebb, Mary & Ricky Silverstone, Ron Skeates , Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all the sick and housebound .

Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed

Please remember in your prayers those who have passed away recently: Cornelius McCarthy,

Betty Skeates, Coral Morton, John Ainger, Ron Giles

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

Sponsored walk

We now have a proposed route for the sponsored walk. Now we need plenty of

participants to start filling in the sponsored forms.The proposed date for the walk 28th August .

Leaving the parish at 1.30pm

Sponsors forms are available at the back of the church. or here


Thank you to the members of the SVP who organised the boat trip on the Lady Bird boat and provided the lunch.  A great time was had by all.


Refreshments are being served after 9am and 11am Masses on Sundays and after the 10am Mass on Wednesdays. This is an opportunity for you to talk to your fellow parishioners and make new friends.

Donations are given to the parish funds.

If you wish to join a rota of helpers, please contact:


Looking forward to seeing you there


The box for the food bank donations has been moved to the back of the church and the following items are required

Sugar, Fruit ,Squash, Long Life, Tinned, Rice Pudding, Tinned, Potatoes,

Tinned Custard, Cream, Crackers, Baby Food, Shower Gel, Dog Food, Bags for life ,

Nappies (Size 5 and upwards only please),

Catholic Listening & Prayer Ministry

Confidential support for over 18s. We are trained to listen with compassion in the Love of God.

To make an initial appointment leave a message at 01603 957653

All calls are confidential. Calls will be returned within 48 hours   (This is NOT a crisis line)




The parish SVP Conference has been asked to arrange a rota of transport for Mary and Rikki Silverstone to 5pm Mass from their home in Somersham. It is hoped the commitment can be once a month or longer if we have more volunteers. Please contact Thank you.


         Two brilliant options and both very different styles. Pick your favourite or why not come on both?

       To register your interest, please click here.


As you will be aware the collections have dropped by approx. £500 per week due to the low Mass attendance. Would you consider setting up a Standing Order on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis with your bank in favour of the Parish – bank details are

Sort code: 60-18-17;     Account number: 17559642

This can be done online send your details to the parish office but also a form can be sent to you from the parish office, please phone with your details which can be left on the answering machine if no one is available. If you pay income tax you can gift aid your donation which adds another 25% on top of your gift.                                                                                                      Thank you. Fr Tom

Standing Order Form

Gift Aid Declaration Form

Thank you for your generous collection last week



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.