THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
& SainT JOSEPH, WARE
Tel. 01920 462140
Fax 01920 486251
22nd March 2009
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT –Cycle B
TIMES OF SERVICES & GROUP MEETINGS THIS WEEK
MONDAY NO MASS EITHER IN CHURCH
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
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
28th 6.30 p.m. FIRST MASS OF SUNDAY
SUNDAY 8.30 a.m. MASS
Fourth Sunday of 10.30 a.m. MASS
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
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.
_______________________________ 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
25th JULY – 1st AUGUST 2009
See Fr. John for further details.