Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Paul Barker, Christopher Browne, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Jane Ebb, Tina Franks, Max Levene, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Peter Newton, Sandra Perrett, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, DrJohn M.Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.


It is hoped that a class will begin in September for young people aged 13 to 17 who have not been confirmed. Please contact the Parish Office for application form A.S.A.P. Telephone: 01480 462192 or Any queries contact Fr Karol or Elizabeth Barker at the Parish Office.

Please note on the 4 Sundays in August there will NOT be a Children Liturgy Class at 11.00 Mass, we will begin again on 3rd September.

There will be NO SVP meetings during August. Next meeting is Thursday 14th September at 19.30 in the Presbytery.

There will NOT be a Lay Apostolate prayer meeting in August.

Parish Breakfast

Sunday 13 August 2017 at 08.45 am,

All are welcome, Please enter you name and how many are in the party on the notice so that we know how many to cater for. Donations to cover costs are welcome.  

St Ives Food Bank

We are currently very short of the following items:

Fruit juice, Tinned potatoes, Savoury biscuits, Boxes of packet soups, Tinned custard, Tinned rice, Tinned ready meals, Tinned meat, Jam, Coffee, Pasta sauce, Sugar 500gm and 1kg

Once again, thank you to everyone who supports this very necessary service.

Summer Camp  —  Chemin Neuf   30 Jul - 4 Aug

During our week together, you can enjoy your summer with different activities using your whole body and soul: sports, games, music, dances, chilling out are, worship time, sharing groups and a heart-to-heart tent. Our Lady of England Priory, Storrington, West Sussex. For more info contact

Youth 2000 Summer Festival!

Looking for something to do this  summer? Why not join 1500 other young people in Walsingham for the Youth 2000 Summer Festival! This is a 5 day Prayer Festival, packed with DYNAMIC TALKS from international speakers, LIVE-BAND WORSHIP, powerful prayer times, FUN SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, creative workshops, IN DEPTH DISCUSSIONS, ,evening entertainment and loads more…. For more info contact

or tel: 02072212124 website -

Bishop Alan Hopes will celebrate Mass at 18.30 on 30th August and bless the new room. There will be a reception afterwards.


To implement plans to improve our communications we need expert help on using our parishioner database and web site. If you think you can  help please get in touch with David Kerr at or through the parish office.

Transformation & Growth in The Holy Spirit

You are All invited for Day of Renewal in the diocese which take place on Saturday 9th September 2017 at Our Lady of Good Counsel & St. Peter, 8 St John's Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8RJ, from 12.00 - 4.00pm.

Pro-Life Pilgrimage to Walsingham led by Bishop Robert Byrne  - Sunday 17th September

All are warmly invited to unite in this annual day of prayer. For details see poster on noticeboard, pick up a flyer, contact Catherine on 01582 581917, or visit

Fr. Michael Johnstone's

work with Missionaries of the poor

Fr Michael Johnstone is again taking a group to Kingston, Jamaica in January to work as Volunteers with the Missionaries of the Poor. Anyone age over 18, male or female is welcome to join the group. Further information from Fr. Michael: email or Tel. 01603 664118.

The Diocesan Youth Service is looking for people to join the Ignite Team

These are full-time residential positions, sharing the Gospel Message in schools and parishes, in a way young people can relate to, including using music, drama and tech. For more information please see and click on the 'Ignite Team' link.

Parishioner Request

Morning PA/Carer required for 45 minute call to assist man with dressing and breakfast. Contact 07817 557767

Special Publications available NOW!!! :

Diocesan Year Book 2017              - price £3

The Tablet—July 29th                   - price £3

Catholic East Anglia  Magazine   - FREE

Thank you for your  generous collection  last week:

Parish Newsletter

Gift Aid Envelopes:


Standing Orders