Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Christopher Browne, Rosie Brand, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Hans (Nathaniel) Doronila, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Janetta Gibson, Michael Lynch, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, 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, Phyllis Wright  and all sick and housebound.

      Welcome to our parish family:

         We welcome Mieszko Sharp into our parish family, who was baptised last Saturday.

Coffee Morning

The next Coffee morning is on Tuesday 13th November 11am at the Golden Lion for any senior citizens who wish to come for a chat and drink. Organised by the SVP.

Nativity Play

There will be a meeting at 7pm on 14th November in the presbytery for adults who wish to help with the organisation. If you put your name on the list in the porch you are invited to come along. The date of rehearsals and date of the play will be decided at the meeting.

Winter Lunch

The next monthly lunch will be on Thursday 15th November at 12.30pm in the parish hall. We will be serving steak and ale pie, mashed potato, vegetables, choice of pudding and a soft drink. £4.50. Proceeds to Aid to the Church in Need for Christians who are being persecuted in Syria and other countries. Please put your name on the list in the porch if you wish to come. Thank you.

Evangelisation – Proclaim

Parishioners are continuing their door to door evangelization on Saturday 17th November in WOODHURST and OLDHURST villages. We will meet in church from 9.30 to leave at 10am, visiting for one hour, returning to church for 11.15am. During the visiting it is hoped that there will be prayer support in front of the Blessed Sacrament from 9.30 to 11.30 (you can come for 30mins, an hour or 2 hours or any duration). If you have not evangelised before but would like to be involved you can be paired up with one of the evangelisers. Please put your name on list in church porch. On 15th December the visiting will take place in Needingworth Rd area, see notice in porch. Thank you. Any queries speak to Fr Karol.

Children’s Mass

The 11am Mass on Sunday 25th November will be tailored for full participation for all the children in our parish. Children will assemble in the La Salette room at 10.50 to join the entrance procession to sit in the front pews which will be reserved for them. There will be rehearsals after 11am Mass on the 18th and before the Mass on the 25th. Children will do readings, offertory procession and bidding prayers.

Autumn Club

The next meeting will be a trip to the WARESLEY GARDEN CENTRE for lunch and Christmas Shopping on Wednesday 28th November leaving the car park at.45am.

Parish Breakfast

You are invited to a Parish Breakfast on Sunday 2nd December 2018 after 8am 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.  

   Looking forward to seeing you there!

Advent Sessions

Tuesdays 4th, 11th and 18th December at 7.30pm when the topic is ADOREMUS and we will be watching on TV the two keynote speeches by Bishop Robert Barron from Los Angeles and one of the Congress addresses by Canon John  Oakley, Rector at Oscott Seminary. There will be discussion and quiet time to adore the Blessed Sacrament. Full programme later.

Advent Reconciliation Service

will take place at 7.30pm on Monday 17th December.

Nativity Tableau

It has been suggested that we have a NATIVITY TABLEAU on two nights before Christmas, Friday 21st December and Saturday 22nd from 6pm to 7pm. We will assemble in front of the Christmas Banner in the garden area in front of the church. There will be carols playing but we will stand in silence. If you would like to take part please put your name on the list in the porch. We need Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Kings, shepherds and angels. You need to provide your own simple costume and may only do a 30 minute “shift”

Good Counsel Network

On Saturday 17th November, the Vigil of the Dedication of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this Country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed, and it really does save lives.

For information on the days of Prayer and Fasting see:

Missio red boxes

If you have not yet collected your Red Box since it was emptied you will find it atback of the church.

Parishioner Database

The flood of GDPR consents and new forms (Thank you!) needs some support in updating the database.If you have the relevant skills, can you spare an hour or two a week to help with data input.Please contact the parish office or David Kerr at  (NB Anyone with access to the database must sign a confidentiality agreement.)

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 – November 2018   - price £2.50

Christmas cards are available at repository now!

Thank you for your generous collection 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.


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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