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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, 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, DrM. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

Gift Aid  donations envelopes

Thank you to all people who support Gift Aid donations.

Holder of envelope no 43 please contact office urgently in person or call 01480 462 192.


There will be a farewell presentation to Fr Karol

after the 11am Mass.

Fr Karol will be supplying for Fr Tom on that Sunday.

Envelopes will be available later for your contributions.

Proclaimers Prayer Group

Tuesday 16th July 7.30pm start in the Hall for a time of prayer and praise.

Baptism Preparation course

Sunday 28th July at 3.00 pm. Room to be confirmed.

Please confirm with parish office that you are attending as the forms need to be completed before hand.

Autumn Club

Next meeting will be on the 31st July.

On Saturday 28th October at 6.30pm for 7pm the Holy Land Committee will be presenting a MURDER MYSTERY EVENING which will include a 3 course meal. This will be an exciting, fun filled night with good food. Tickets £15 a head. You may wish to start telling your friends so that you will be ready to buy your tickets in September as numbers will be limited.

Children’s liturgy

The new rota will be begin in September as there is NO Liturgy during the Sundays in August.

We say thank you to Mrs Natalie Overend for being aand wish her and her husband and family many blessings in their new life in the Netherlands. Thanks to Mrs Maggie Knightley who is retiring as a helper.

New Dawn Conference

This takes place every year at the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham at Houghton St Giles, Norfolk. The conference runs from Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August 2019. This is an all age conference with activities from age 5. ACamp for young people from 11 to 25.

Adults are well catered for with excellent speakers, Mass every day and walk to the Abbey Grounds. Derek Williams who gave the Lent Talks in our parish runs workshops every full day. Caravan and tent camping available at Shrine or book your own accommodation in the surrounding villages. More details on website : can attend for as many days as you wish.

Diocesan summer camp August 23TH—26TH

The Camp has been running for fifty years (originally by the Catholic Women's League and recently by a team of dedicated Catholic volunteers). Through fun activities, the children learn more about their faith and grow in friendship with each other and the lord. Parents please encourage your children to go especially, if they do not attend a Catholic School. Contact for more details.

Carer required

A gentleman who is wheelchair bound requires help on some days and on a few weekends in the year. If you are interested and wish to give some assistance please contact him. MARTYN SIBLEY 07798 746 551 or

“Bible Alive”

“Bible Alive” has daily reflections on the readings that are used during Masses on the days of that month eg in June there are 30 reflections and in July, 31 reflections. There are special editions for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter. For only £2.50 per month you can take part in the Liturgy of the Word for all Masses even though you cannot physically attend Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your knowledge of the Bible.

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 !!! :

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 - July 2019   - FREE

Diocesan Newspaper - July 2019  - FREE

Mass Intentions

If you would like to have Mass said on a particular date please be sure to use MASS ENVELOPES clearly printing NAME whom Mass is for and provide your telephone number, so that availability can be checked with you. Please deliver it through the letter box of the presbytery. Thank you

There will be a Second Collection this weekend for the Apostleship of the Sea.

Thank you for the 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                                  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.


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:


Standing Orders