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									                      CHURCH OF THE
                  SACRED HEART OF JESUS
                   & SainT JOSEPH, WARE

             e.mail:    ware@rcdow.org.uk               Parish Priest: Fr. John Gray
             website:   www.sacredheartware.com         Parish Deacon: Rev. Adrian Cullen
                                                        Pastoral Assistant: Mary Hallett
             telephone: 01920 462140                    Parish Secretary: Lisa Hough
                                          30th January 2011
                           4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ‘A’
                  TIMES OF SERVICES & GROUP MEETINGS THIS WEEK

MONDAY
31st                          11.00 a.m.      MASS at Carmel
St. John Bosco
TUESDAY                       9.30 a.m. –     Parent & Toddler Group in Hall
1st February                 11.00 a.m.

                              11.45 a.m.      Funeral of Anne Orsborne R.I.P. of Hampden Hill
                                              Close to be held at Harwood Park Crematorium,
                                              Stevenage

                              6. 30 p.m.      Confirmation Class in Hall
St. Brigid of Ireland         7.15 p.m.       Evening Prayer
                              7.30 p.m.       MASS
WEDNESDAY                      9.45 a.m.      Morning Prayer
2nd                           10.00 a.m.      MASS

Presentation of the Lord      2.00 p.m.       UCM in Hall
THURSDAY                      10.15 a.m.      Funeral of Johnny Carter R.I.P. of Watton Road to
3rd                                           be held at Harwood Park Crematorium, Stevenage
                              11.00 a.m.      MASS at Carmel
St. Blaise
                               8.00 p.m.      RCIA in Hall
FRIDAY                        11.30 a.m.      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
4th                           12.00 noon      MASS
                               2.00 p.m.      Funeral Service of Wady Kulaga R.I.P. of
                                              Presdales Court here in Church followed by burial
                                              at Ware Cemetery
SATURDAY                     11.00 a.m. –     Confessions
5th                          11.30 a.m.

                              5.30 p.m. –     Confessions
                              6.00 p.m.

                              6.30 p.m.       FIRST MASS OF SUNDAY
St. Agatha
SUNDAY                         8.30 a.m.      MASS
6th                           10.30 a.m.      MASS
5th Sunday in
Ordinary Time Cycle “A”
                        Response to today’s Psalm:
  “How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
                        READINGS NEXT WEEK:
    Isaiah 58: 7-10, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, Matthew 5:13-16

                  MONEY COUNTING TEAM NO. 2 THIS WEEK
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          WARE INTER-CHURCH QUIZ – CONGRATULATIONS!
 Well done to Dulce Fernandez, Jessica Cooper, Geraldine & Adrian Cullen,
           Joanne & Richard Griffin and Barry & Rhona Johnson.
  ”The Bottle Bank” was victorious last weekend and won by a comfortable
         margin! We can look forward to hosting the event next year!
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                               NEXT WEEKEND
 Next weekend is the First Weekend in February and there will be the usual:
                     Family Mass at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday
                          Confessions on Saturday at
                          11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. and
                             5.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
                         Cake and Jam Stall in the Hall
                             100 Club Lottery Draw
  Could you bake a cake or buns for sale to raise money for our extension
fund? If so, just bring them along to the Hall before ANY of the masses next
      weekend. Thanks to all who already “bake” for our monthly sale!
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    PARENT & TODDLER GROUP – THIS TUESDAY 1st FEBRUARY
 The first meeting will take place in the Hall from 9.30 a.m. until 11.00 a.m.
                               All are welcome!

                     THIS THURSDAY 3RD FEBRUARY
  Sister Theresa Gabriel from Ware Carmel celebrates the Golden Jubilee of
her profession. Warmest congratulations to her on this very special occasion.
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                         PAX CHRISTI COLLECTION
    We have sent £51.56 to Pax Christi. Thanks to all those who donated!
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APF – NEW BOX HOLDERS – MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL WOODFORD
       Thank you very much for responding to Fr. Ephraim's Appeal last
      November. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR NAME, ADDRESS &
    TELEPHONE NUMBER is entered on the red box, or on a slip of paper
 inside. Unless otherwise advised please hand your box into the SACRISTY
 in March & October. Emptied boxes with a receipt affixed to the base and a
        magazine will be placed in the Porch. Should your box require
      emptying at other times, please contact Michael on 01920 420758.
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                     FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2010
     Thank you to all the parents for submitting their preferred dates for
First Holy Communion for their children. All parents are able to have their
             first choice and so the list for 2011 is as follows:
                        Sunday May 15th 10.30 a.m.
   Oliver Cooper, Callum Cosgrove, Rosie Hough, Francesca Riordan
                             and Hugh Stanway

                       Sunday May 22nd 2.00 p.m.
        Lennie Ahern, Milly Bourke, Charlotte Ells, Jack Ferguson,
 Charlotte Guiver, James Guiver, Catriona McClure, Lois Page, Angelo Re
                           and Dominic Sinfield

                      Saturday May 28th 6.30 p.m.
                 Sam Burgess, Faba Lalu and Juliya Sunny

                        Sunday May 29th 10.30 a.m.
                    Maria Birkett and Abbi-Louise Trupia

                            Sunday May 29th 2.00 p.m.
       Angelica Bautista, Lucy Butler, Hannah Cognata, Amelie Cooper,
        Jack Corbet, Lara Corfield, Lily-Mai Davies, Jonathan De Rosa,
     Daisy Jones, Sean Law, Charlie Maguire and Leonardo Panayiotou.
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                       CATHOLIC WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Any Catholic woman in Great Britain can be nominated. This is a nationwide
award. The Committee are looking for the “unsung” heroines who care for the
sick or marginalised, visit prisoners, run errands in the parish, teach children
  the Faith, support Priests, raise funds for charity, or do any of the 101 other
things that bring the presence of Christ into the community and help build up
 the Church. All that is needed is a letter outlining the reasons for nomination
   with details of the nominee’s name, address and parish. Letters should be
              sent to Mrs Jan Woodford, Catholic Woman of the Year,
      22 Milton Road, Ware, SG12 0PZ or email mijamajoje@ntlworld.com.
                 Nominations must arrive before 31st March 2011.
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                             DIOCESAN VACANCIES
        Administrator – Property Services, Estates Building Surveyor,
                                 Estate Surveyor
   An application pack and further information for the above positions can be
obtained by visiting the website at www.rcdow.org.uk/jobs or please see the
                             noticeboard in the porch.
   All positions are located at St Joseph’s, St Joseph’s Grove, Hendon, NW4.
         Deadline for completed applications is this Friday 4th February.
   SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN (SPUC)
 A pro-life meeting is being organised by SPUC on Monday 7th February at
St. Hilda’s Parish Room, 9 Breakspear just of Hydean Way, Stevenage SG2
  9SQ at 6.30 p.m. Local action will be planned and John Smeaton, SPUC
    Director, will be in attendance. For further information, please contact
                           David Bundy 01438 314929.
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     FIRST ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
              Please see the poster on the noticeboard.


 MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
 WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL, SATURDAY 11 JUNE 2011 AT 3.00 PM.
 The Archbishop will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who
are celebrating their 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th and 60th plus wedding anniversary
of Catholic marriage in 2011. If you would like to go, please give Fr John the
 following information: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal
      address and email (or telephone number, if no email). Thank you.
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                          FAITH MATTERS LENT 2011
 There is a series of public lectures taking place between 7.00 and 8.30 p.m.
  on the following dates at Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue,
                                    SW1P 1QH.
Thursday 10 March "The Just War: the Moral and Ethical Questions that
                              have to be addressed"
 General The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank (Former Chief of the General Staff
               of the British Army and Chief of the Defence Staff)
   Wednesday 16 March Faith Dilemmas: "Policing Our Community in
                                Modern Day Britain"
 DCI Joe Hackett (Detective Chief Inspector in the Serious Crime Directorate
                             of the Metropolitan Police)
      Wednesday 23 March "Journalism – can the news be good?"
   Mr Charles Moore (Former Editor, The Spectator, Sunday Telegraph and
                                  Daily Telegraph)
        Wednesday 30 March "Human rights - does faith matter?"
Professor Conor Gearty (Professor of Human rights law at the London School
                       of Economics and Political Science)
                  Wednesday 6 April "Diplomacy and Faith"
       Mr Francis Campbell (HM Ambassador to the Holy See, 2005-11)
  Registration for the lectures is required to guarantee a place. Please email
    Faithmatters@rcdow.org.uk or telephone 020 7931 6078. Suggested
               donation for each lecture £3.00. All are welcome!

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