2nd Sunday of Lent 12th March 2006 by fionan


									The Sacred Heart Parish
Served by the Sacred Heart Fathers Parish Priest Fr Frank Calnan SCJ Catholic Presbytery Pyramid Close Northampton NN3 8DP 01604 402301

Epiphany of the Lord
TODAY’S MASSES 9.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m. 6.00 p.m.

6th January 2008

Raymond Riley (anniversary) All parishioners & friends, living & dead Jacqui (sick)

MASSES AND SERVICES DURING THE WEEK Monday 9.30 a.m. Claire Hughes R.I.P. Tuesday 9.30 a.m. Mary Cahill R.I.P. Wednesday 9.30 a.m. Ray Beirne (anniversary) Thursday 9.30 a.m. Ellen Clements R.I.P. Friday 9.30 a.m. Douglas Smallbone (anniversary) Saturday 9.30 a.m. Hannah & Ralph Williams (anniversary) Sunday 9.00 a.m. All parishioners & friends, living & dead 10.30 a.m. Stan Parkinson R.I.P. (M & G Forsyth) 6.00 p.m. Alf Lovelady (anniversary) ANNIVERSARIES Hugh Coriston, Eugene Doherty, James Burton, Keith Watson, Raymond Riley, Robert Rimmer, Joan Copping, Ray Beirne, Candice Dylag, Douglas Smallbone, John Byrne, Agnes Stubberfield, Hannah Williams, Mary Maxwell and David Pearse R.I.P. PLEASE PRAY FOR all our sick especially Mary Flattery, Caroline D’Souza, Doris Forsyth, Susan Harrison, Pam Boshell, Jonathon Machers, Claudio Sidoli, Ted McDonald, Inez Moore, Margaret Newman and Brigitte Berney MISSION APPEAL today by the Verona Fathers PLEASE PRAY FOR Kit Gritt who died last week. Our condolences to her son David. Her funeral will be next week 15th January at 1.30 p.m. The Sacred Heart Parish has its own website! Please take a look at our new website: www.sacredheartnorthampton.org.uk We hope that this will be a focus for information on church news, events and activities. If there is anything you would like us to add to the website, please e-mail all suggestions and details to: mail@sacredheartnorthampton.org.uk

NEW ROTAS for church cleaners, readers, and eucharistic ministers are available beside the tabernacle today. Pleas take the copy with your name on it. DIOCESAN DIRECTORIES 2008 are on sale in the porch today at £3.75 each. LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2008 this year is the 150 anniversary of the apparitions to Bernadette in Lourdes. Our parish pilgrimage is planned from 1st to 8th August. The cost will be £560 to include hotel, full board, insurance and coach to and from Stansted airport. It is expected that this will be a very busy year as there are special celebrations and Pope Benedict is expected to visit. We have booked 50 places and it is unlikely that we would be able to get extra places this year so you need to book your place as soon as possible. At the moment all you need to do is let us have your details and £100 deposit – this will include your insurance. Pick up a booking form in the church porch, fill it in and let Wendy have it. There will be some places for young helpers who have subsidised fares. We are able to take the less able and wheelchairs are available in Lourdes if booked in advance. Ring 404989 if you want more information. CHRISTMAS CARDS please don’t put your cards in the bin. The Carmelite nuns at Langham in Norfolk know how to put them to good use. There will be a box in the porch next Sunday for unwanted Christmas cards and then they will be taken to the nuns for their recycling. ‘Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ What is God’s will for our parish? What does He want us to do this year? What does He want us to be? What does He want to give us? There will be a prayer session, here at 7:30 next Thursday ( 17th January), to seek answers to these questions. More details next week but please put the date in your diary! Some weeks ago, Fr Calnan was approached informally about a Papal Blessing, the details need to be confirmed, so would the person concerned please contact Fr Calnan as soon as possible. S.V.P. The next meeting of the S.V.P is due to take place on Monday 14th January at 8.00pm in the presbytery. New members are always welcome, Do you have a spare hour each week to help others? Think SVP - Join your local conference! If you know of anyone who is in need of support in any way, please contact the local SVP on 403869 and leave a message. Issues will be responded to in within 24 hours. All SVP work is confidential and all members require a CRB check. South Wales Choir comes to Sacred Heart An evening with Cambrensis Choir is being held in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Weston Favell, Northampton on Saturday 2nd February 2008 at 7pm. Cambrensis is a Christian choir drawing members from a range of churches in South Wales. They are equally at home singing great classical masterpieces and modern worship songs. They have travelled extensively throughout the world and have been on Songs of Praise and Radio 4’s morning service many a time including the first Sunday morning service in the new Millennium on 2nd January 2000. More information can be found on www.cambrensis.org.uk Tickets (£5) are available from Susan Corr or Estelle Crasto after Masses. Alternatively send a SAE with cheque payable to ‘Cambrensis’ to Cambrensis Concert, 19 Stonehill Way, Brixworth, Northampton, NN6 9LW. If you are able to help with catering for the choir on the day please let Estelle Crasto or Margaret Hall know. Any queries contact Susan Corr on 01604 883524 or 07968 052301. *************************** THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK *************************** We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colours but they all have to live in the same box.

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