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					        CHURCH OF
THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
  & SainT JOSEPH, WARE
                             Tel. 01920 462140
                              Fax 01920 486251
                        e.mail: ware@rcdow.org.uk
                     website: www.sacredheartware.com
                              22nd March 2009
            FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT –Cycle B
      TIMES OF SERVICES & GROUP MEETINGS THIS WEEK
MONDAY                     NO MASS EITHER IN CHURCH
   rd
23                         OR AT CARMEL
                8.00 p.m.  Prayer Group in Hall

TUESDAY            10.30 a.m.     Lent Group at 22 Park Road
24th               7.30 p.m.      MASS in CHURCH
                   8.00 p.m.      Lent Group in Hall

WEDNESDAY          10.00 a.m.     MASS
25th
ANNUNCIATION       10.30 a.m.     Lent Group in Hall
OF THE LORD

THURSDAY           10.00 a.m.     MASS
26th                6.30 p.m.     Confirmation Group in Hall
                    8.00 p.m.     R.C.I.A. Group in Hall
                    8.00 p.m.     Lent Group at 1 Ware Park Cottages
FRIDAY              7.00 a.m.     MASS followed by Breakfast
27th               10.00 a.m.     MASS
                                  N.B. No Exposition, 12 noon Mass or
                                  Penitential Lunch today
                    8.00 p.m.     STATIONS OF THE CROSS

SATURDAY
28th                6.30 p.m.     FIRST MASS OF SUNDAY



SUNDAY               8.30 a.m.    MASS
29th
Fourth Sunday of    10.30 a.m.    MASS
Lent
Response to today’s Psalm:                   PENITENTIAL SERVICE
 “O let my tongue cleave to my               This will be held this Lent at 8 p.m.
 mouth if I remember you not!”               on Wednesday, 8th April.
___________________________
READINGS NEXT WEEK:                          FAIR TRADE SCHOOL – A GOOD
Jr 31: 31-34                                 MOVE - Sacred Heart Primary School
Psalm 50                                     today announced plans to achieve Fair-
Heb 5: 7–9                                   Trade certification for becoming a fair-
Jn 12: 20-30                                 trade school by the end of 2010. This
_____________________________                groundbreaking move will result in the
MONEY COUNTING TEAM NO.1                     tripling of salary for various different
THIS WEEK                                    farmers, both increasing Fair-Trade
_____________________________                sales for existing certified farming
NEXT WEEKEND                                 groups as well as opening up new
Please welcome Fr John Miller who            opportunities for the pupils of Sacred
will be celebrating the weekend              Heart to work together with others to
Masses. Fr John Gray be going as             create one just world.
Chaplain with Province 14, of the            Year 6 teacher, Mrs Langan, says: “This
Catenians to Jersey for the weekend.         is an historic moment for our school. I
Ron King of our parish is the                am proud that Year 6 and the school
President this year of Province 14           community have chosen to take part in
which stretches from the River               such a big event. Fair-Trade will
Thames in the South up to Bedford in         hopefully be everyone’s favourite eating
the North.                                   choice from now on. CAFOD (the
                                             Catholic      agency     for   overseas
NO MASS AT CARMEL                            development) came to our school on
23rd – 28th MARCH inclusive                  16th March and we all saw how vital it
The Prioress and Community of the            is that we can support farmers and the
Carmelite Monastery here in Ware             communities they live in. We believe
regret that due to the redecoration of the   that by joining forces with the Fair-
Chapel, there will be no public Mass at      Trade Foundation, we can further
Carmel this coming week (Mon.-Sat.           improve living standards and conditions
inclusive).                                  for farmers and farming communities,
                                             and create sustainable fair supply
                                             money for them.”
CHRISTIAN AID WALK –
                                             “Sacred Heart’s commitment is
9th May – 16th May. Volunteers are
                                             breakthrough news for the farmers in
needed for the house to house
                                             different countries who are very excited
collection that is organised by the
                                             that they will be able to sell more of
Churches in Ware. If you are able to
                                             their food products as Fair-Trade,
help, please contact Liz Horner,
                                             bringing greater benefits to their
01920      465714,      or    email
                                             communities” says Harriet Lamb, Chief
lilacre@ntlworld.com
                                             Executive of the Fair-Trade Foundation.
“We’re delighted to have the               well as training in working with
opportunity to certify Sacred Heart        children and young people. You will
School in the future, enabling all those   then be matched with schools local to
who buy Fair-Trade products to make a      you to visit and give talks or lead
real difference for farmers with every     workshop      sessions.         Schools
purchase. This certainly sets a new        volunteering is ideal for those who are
standard for all schools, especially       free in the day and want to work with
Sacred Heart.”                             primary or secondary school pupils.
We hope it changes your life as well as    The next training for potential
the lives of others.                       CAFOD Schools Volunteers will take
________________________________           place over two days on 18th May and
CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for           10th July. Please contact CAFOD for
Overseas Development, working with         an application form on 020 8449 6970
communities in over 50 countries in        or         Westminster@cafod.org.uk.
Africa, Asia and Latin America,            Volunteers will be accepted only on
supporting people to find their own        successful completion of a Criminal
solutions to poverty. The agency           Records Bureau (CRB) check.
works with all people regardless of        ____________________________________
race, gender, religion or nationality.
____________________________________
Understanding CAFOD training
day – Saturday, 25th April 2009
Have you ever wanted to know more          REMUNERATION OF PRIESTS
about how CAFOD chooses and                The Cardinal has recently re-
works with partners overseas and           confirmed that the remuneration for
uitilises your valuable donations? Or      Priests in the Archdiocese of
how it relates to the UK government?       Westminster is to be made up of:-
This day answers all those questions
and more and is ideal for anyone who       1. Any offerings received to celebrate
wants to learn more about CAFOD               Mass for a particular intention.
and how they can get involved.
The training will be taking place in       2. The collections at Masses on Easter
CAFOD Stockwell office on Sat. 25th           Sunday and Christmas Day.
April 2009. Please contact CAFOD if
you would like further details or wish     3. Offerings made for the Celebration
to reserve a place on 0208 449 6970           of Baptisms and Marriages.
or Westminster@cafod.org.uk
_______________________________            4. Offerings made for Requiem
BECOME A CAFOD Schools                        Masses, Burials and Cremations.
`Volunteer – Would you like to tell
young people all about CAFOD’s             The Priest does not receive any part of
work and get them thinking about           the usual Sunday collection unless
global justice issues? If so, why not      Items 1-4 do not reach £8,000 per
join our schools team? You will            annum, in which case the deficiency
receive a full briefing on CAFOD as        can be made up from parish funds.
CARDINAL CORMAC                             THANKSGIVING MASS FOR
Fr John has received the following letter   SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
from the Auxiliary Bishops of the           SATURDAY, 30th MAY at 3 p.m.
Diocese.                                    WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL
“As we await the appointment of the         Letter from Department of Pastoral
11th Archbishop of Westminster, the         Affairs:
Auxiliary Bishops thought it would be       “I would like to thank the parishes that
good to invite the people of the Diocese    have sent me the names and addresses
to give thanks to God for the ministry of   of a total of 512 couples (so far!)
our present Cardinal.          We have      celebrating      significant      wedding
therefore arranged a series of Deanery      anniversaries this year. This adds up to
Masses to be held in the second half of     1,024 people.
Lent in various parts of the Diocese.       90 of these couples are celebrating their
The Cardinal will be the main celebrant     10th anniversary, 116 are celebrating
at each of the Masses and the Mass in       their 25th, 107 are celebrating their 40th,
Hertfordshire will be on Thursday, 26th     132 are celebrating their 50th, 24 are
March at St Alban and St Stephen            celebrating 60 years or over and 2
Church, St. Albans, Herts.at 7.30 p.m.’     couples are celebrating their 70th
It is hoped that as many parishioners as    anniversary. A small number don’t
possible will go along to St. Albans for    quite fit the criteria but have been
this Mass.                                  included as special cases.
This week a letter was received from        The bulk of the invitations will go out
Bishop George Stack which said:             next week. It is very encouraging to see
“A number of priests and people have        so many couples with God’s grace
asked if a presentation is to be made to    going against the tide and such a joy to
the Cardinal, marking his years of          be able to thank God for it and publicly
service to the Diocese of Westminster.      to     applaud      their     faithfulness,
I am happy to co-ordinate this for the      perseverance and love.”
parishes in my Deaneries. If you wish       Any further applications to Fr John as
to publicise this presentation in your      soon as possible please.
parish, please send the proceeds to me.     ________________________________
I hope to make the presentation at the
conclusion of the Mass.”                    AN ELDERLY COUPLE in our parish
If anyone would like to make a donation     have asked me to ask if anyone has a
to this, please put your gift in an         BED-SETTEE that they do not want.
envelope marked ‘Cardinal Cormac’           If you can help, please have a word with
and put it through the letterbox of the     me. Thanks.          Fr.John
Presbytery. Fr John will then send on       ________________________________
any amount collected to Bishop Stack
for the presentation.      Any cheques
should be made payable to ‘Ware                  WESTMINSTER DIOCESAN
                                                 PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Catholic Church’.
                                                 25th JULY – 1st AUGUST 2009
                                                  See Fr. John for further details.

				
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