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, Norman Cooper, Jonathan Costello, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Tina Franks, Janetta Gibson, Michael Lynch, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Lee Mitcham, Jose Morgan, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Jane Sebb, Irene Smeaton, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, DrM. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

“Loving God, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. May all who suffer pain, illness, disease, and the frailty of old age realise that they have been chosen to be saints and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world. Being restored to health, they may render thanks to you in your Church. Amen. “


Thank you to those who have volunteered as guides for 20th and 21st September during the Heritage Open Days event. Please collect the information from the back of the church.

SVP awareness month

is designated as the month to make parishioners aware of the work of the SVP Conference in our parish. The phrase from the Gospels “ LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR” is being explained through practical initiatives. This week we are asked to “Helping the hmeless” Please read the poster in the porch or contact the SVP President on or through the Parish office if you are considering joining the SVP.

Heritage open days September 2019

Heritage Open Days affords the UKs largest festival of history and culture with the opportunity to visit many venues not normally open to the public. More information on places to visit on the HOD website

Churches Together in St Ives has a normal meeting for representatives in the Free Church on Tuesday evening (7.30 pm), which includes preparations for the AGM at 4 pm on Sunday 22nd September in All Saints church.

Autumn club

On Wednesday 25th September at 2pm in our church hall there will be a social event for any senior citizens and their friends. “My Happy Holiday” will be the topic and you are asked to bring along your memories of a favourite holiday with photos, souvenirs and any holiday memorabilia. Afterwards refreshments of tea/coffee and cakes will be served. Please note if you are new in the parish and want to make friends this is an ideal opportunity. Our parish SVP conference organise these Autumn Club events.

First Holy Communion

Please fill in application form and bring it along to registration

at 10.00am on Sunday 29th  September.

in the parish Hall.

The First Holy Communion programme

for 2019/20 will begin

at 10.00am on Sunday 6th October

To be eligible, children will need to be in school Year 3 from September 2019 or older.Harvest lunch

On Thursday 26th September we will be serving a lunch of baked ham, potatoes, parsley sauce. Veg and a choice of pudding with a soft drink. £4.50 per person. Proceeds to the Blood runners charity. Please putyour name on the list in the porch for yourselves and friends.

SVP Events

Please note the Day of Renewal planned for 28th September and the Healing Mass on 6th October have been postponed until Fr Thomas has time to plan the parish schedule.

Good Counsel Network On Saturday 28th September, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this Country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed as there was a large increase in the number of abortions in this country last year. For details of our live saving work see

Parish Neighbourhood Visits: Pilot Project - Hemingford Grey & Fenstanton. As you may have read in the parish magazine ‘The Grapevine’ (page 35) a project to keep in touch with parishioners in their local area is proposed, and is being piloted in the above villages by David Kerr & Ellen Kemp respectively. If you live in H. Grey or Fenstanton your help in answering a few brief questions when contacted by David or Ellen would be much appreciated. David Kerr:

davidkerr@gmail.comTel: 01480 300640

Walsingham Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayerfor the Sanctity of Life - Sunday 6th October.

Tickets: Adults £17.50, Children & Students £8.00. For more information: www.prolifepilgrimage.orgTo book-Emanuela 01582 655246/ 07749 881060 /


Would all RED BOX holders please bring them into church for emptying and counting by 13th October? Please give them in at the Sacristy. They will be returned to you via the back of the church within 3 weeks of collection.

If you have any queries, please contact Diane Grant: 01480 861013;

Special Publications available NOW !!! :

Diocesan Yearbook 2019 & Calendar   - FREE

Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament  - price £4.99

The Rosaries      - price £3.00

Bible alive      - price £2.50

My Day by Day - September 2019  - price £2.50

There will be a Second Collection this weekend for the Home Missions.

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                                  Dominiq ue Lavaro

Julia Barka                                     Andr ew Pater

Joseph Carrick                               Mark Pater

Ella De’ath                                     Anton io 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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