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Sunday            28 March          Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
                                                       Thanksgiving for birth of
9:00am            St. Paul's Mass                      Otis Smith                       (Allen & Anna Smith)
                                                       Thanksgiving for birth of
11:00am           St. Mary's Mass                      baby Rose (Ruth & Tim)           (Mary Holdsworth)
Monday            29th March        Monday of Holy Week
9:30am            St. Mary's        No Mass or Eucharistic Service

Tuesday           30th March        Tuesday of Holy Week
9:30am            St. Paul's Mass & Morning Prayer     Judy Bishop (RIP)                (P. Oxenham)
7:30pm            St. Mary's        Penitential Service
                                    Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration & Sung Divine Mercy Chaplet (9:00am for
9:00am - 5:00pm   St. Mary's        20 minutes)

Wednesday         31st March        Wednesday of Holy Week
9:30am            St. Mary's Mass & Morning Prayer          Paul Rea                    (Pat & Terry Jones)
9:00am -1:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm   St. Paul's        Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

                                      THE SACRED TRIDUUM
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Thursday          1 April           Maundy Thursday
11:30am           Chrism Mass at St David's Cathedral, Cardiff
                                                                                        (Our Priests and Vocations
8:00pm            St. Mary's Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper                                in our Parish)
9:00pm - 11:00pm St. Mary's         Eucharistic Adoration

Friday            2nd April         Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
9:30m             St. Paul's        Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
11:00am           Service of Witness outside Caldicot Methodist Church
1:00pm            Chepstow Band Stand - Christian Witness through Chepstow
3:00pm            St Mary's         The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
7:00pm            St. Paul's        Stations and Veneration of the Cross

Saturday          3rd April         Holy Saturday
9:30am            St Mary's         No Mass or Eucharistic Service
10:30am           St. Paul's        No Confessions
12:00 noon        St. Mary's        No Confessions
8:00pm            St Mary's         Easter Vigil                             (People of the Parish)

Sunday            4th April         Easter Day
9:00am            St. Paul's Easter Morning Mass            Mary Smith (RIP)            (Win Jones)
11:00am           St. Mary's Easter Morning Mass            English Family



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28th March 2010                                                                          Child
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion                                                      Protection
                                                                             The
Parish Priest:
                                                                        Archdiocese
Rev. W. J. B. English, B.Sc. (Hons), H.N.D., M.C.I.O.B., Dip. Theo
                                                                            Child
St. Mary’s Presbytery
                                                                         Protection
Bulwark Road
                                                                         help-line is:
Chepstow
NP16 5JE                                                                029 2037 9480
Tel: (01291) 622649
website: www.stmarysrcchepstow.org.uk                  Archdiocese of Cardiff
e-mail: admin@stmarysrcchepstow.org.uk                 Registered Charity No. 242380
       Our Vision – ‘To develop the faith of our Parish Community to meet the
       Spiritual, Social and the Moral challenges facing us in the modern World’

 Prayer to the Holy Spirit
 Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful,
 and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
 Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
 And you shall renew the face of the earth.
 Let us pray.
 O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit,
 grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever
 rejoice in his consolation. Amen
 Prayer for Wales
 O Almighty God, who in thine infinite goodness hast sent thine only-begotten Son
 into this world to open once more the gates of heaven, and to teach us how to
 know, love, and serve thee, have mercy on thy people who dwell in Wales. Grant
 to them the precious gift of faith, and unite them in the one true Church founded
 by thy divine Son; that, acknowledging her authority and obeying her voice, they
 may serve thee, love thee, and worship thee as thou desirest in this world, and
 obtain for themselves everlasting happiness in the world to come. Through the
 same Christ Our Lord. Amen
 Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for Wales.
 Saint David, pray for Wales.
 Saint Winefride, pray for Wales.

                                     The Cycle of Prayer
                        We are asked to pray for the following intentions:
Please join the Holy Father in praying “That the world economy may be managed according to the
principles of justice and equity, taking account of the real needs of peoples, especially the poorest”.
The sick and those who care for them, particularly those members of our parish who are currently ill
in hospital, recovering at home or who may be feeling poorly.
We especially pray for Richard Angel, Frank Cadogan, Moira Lynch, Sam Bruno, Ioan
Oliver-Browning, Maureen Cepe, Michael Aitken, Fred Alston, Brigid Barnard, Mary Curry, Mary
Holdsworth, Martin Daly, George Jones, Brian King, Irene Morris, Margaret Oliver, Adorina
Woronycz, Gwen Sealy, Dalia Larkeviciene and Fr. Daniel Vereecke.
We pray for the deliverance of Madeleine McCann, Claudia Lawrence and all who are missing.
We pray for our parish priest Fr. Barry English, Archbishop Peter Smith, Fr. Bill Boxall and all the
Clergy.
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              Holy Week Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Schedule
Holy Thursday, 1st April           Readers                                     Eucharistic Ministers
Mass of the Lord’s Supper          1st Reading – Paul Bennett                  To be confirmed
                                   2nd Reading – Martin Daly

Good Friday, 2nd April
The Passion of Our Lord Jesus      1st Reading – Graham Hill                   To be confirmed
Christ                             2nd Reading – Martin Daly
The Passion of St. John
Narrator                           Francis Tindall
St. Peter                          Wilf Basley
Maid and a Servant                 Gillian Hill
Guard and a Bystander              Peter Shepherd
Pilate                             Graham Hill
General Intercessions
No.1, 2 & 3                        Pauline Jenkins
No. 4, 5 & 6                       Paul Bennett
No. 7, 8, 9 & 10                   Martin Singleton

Holy Saturday, 3rd April
Easter Vigil                       1st Reading (Genesis) – Jan Hares           Charles Toole
                                   2nd Reading (Genesis) – Martin Daly
                                   3rd Reading (Exodus) – Pat Clapham
                                   4th Reading (Isaiah) – Martin Singleton
                                   5th Reading (Baruch) – Margot Rex
                                   1st Reading of the Easter
                                   Mass (St. Paul) – Catherine Parkes

Easter Sunday, 12th April
St. Paul’s (9:00am)                1st Reading – Peter Jones                   Eleanora Temudo
                                   2nd Reading – Anna Smith
St. Mary’s (11:00am)               1st Reading – Peter Shepherd                Sue Salisbury
                                   2nd Reading – Penny Cavill


Holy Week

Holy Week starts with the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem on Palm (Passion) Sunday. An event
we celebrate with the procession and distribution of palms.

Easter Collections                                      Easter Thanks

The collection on Good Friday which is a day of         Fr. Barry would like to wish everybody a happy and
fasting and abstinence will be for the Holy             Holy Easter. Father would also like to extend a big
Places. The remaining collections over the              thank you to all those who will be preparing the
Easter Weekend are for the clergy. Fr. Barry will       churches for Easter and the celebration of the
be away immediately after Mass on Easter                liturgies.
Sunday and so would like to take this
opportunity to thank you in advance for your
generosity. Please note any cheques should be
made payable to W. J. B. English.

Your Prayers are asked …………….

Please pray for Richard Angel who is in hospital and for Frank Cadogan who has just returned home
after a spell in hospital. Please also pray for all the sick of our parish who are named in page 3 of this
newsletter.
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Chepstow's Christian Witness of Good Friday              Volunteers Required
Each year the Churches Together in Chepstow              Volunteers are requested for the washing of feet at
organise a walk through the town carrying the            the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Mary’s,
Cross. This starts at 1:00pm at the Band Stand           Chepstow at 8:00pm on Holy Thursday. Please
by the river with prayers, songs and a reading.          contact Fr. Barry.
The walk continues towards the town stopping at
various places continuing with the prayers,              Offertory Envelopes
songs and readings at each stop. The final
destination is Piggy's Hill just opposite St May's       Offertory envelopes for next financial year are now
RC Church at which point the Cross is erected            available for collection in the Church entrance.
and a short service given. This usually ends
between 2:15pm and 2:30pm which places one               Please note that if there is not a box with your name
in good time for our own Veneration of the Cross         on it then please take one of the spare boxes and
service at 3pm.                                          write your name and the number of the box on the
                                                         sheet provided.
You are all invited to join and leave the walk at
any time, giving you the opportunity to give             Also if you are a Tax payer ....Have you gift aided
witness to your Christian beliefs and Christian          your contributions ... it’s easy ... it’s cheap as there is
Unity.                                                   no cost to you what so ever, but it allows us to claim
                                                         an extra 20p in the £ back from the Inland Revenue
Church Flowers
                                                         All you need to do is complete a Gift Aid form and
Last weeks retiring collection for church flowers        leave the rest to us…. if you have any questions
at St. Mary’s, Chepstow raised the sum of                then please ask or give me a call (01291) 624224.
£51.82. The retiring collection for church flowers
in Caldicot will take place this Sunday (Passion
                                                                               Allen Smith
Sunday) at St. Paul’s.


Offertory                                                St. Mary’s Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

                  20th & 21st March                      The latest edition of the eucharistic ministers and
 Chepstow              £522.69                           readers schedule covering the period Saturday, 27th
 Caldicot              £326.62                           March to Sunday, 30th May 2010 has now been
 Direct Debit          £125.00                           published. A copy is pinned to the notice board in
                                                         the entrance lobby and individual copies can be
If anyone would like to pay by Direct Debit or           collected from the back of the church. It can also be
Standing Order the bank details are:                     viewed and/ or downloaded from the parish website
Bank of Ireland, Sort Code: 30-15-17, Account            www.stmarysrcchepstow.org.uk
Number: 80400273.

Please contact Allen Smith on (01291) 624224
before notifying your bank.

Prayer Group                                             Penitential Service

St. Mary’s prayer group meets each week in               There will be a Penitential Service at St. Mary’s,
Chepstow on Mondays at 7:30pm. For further               Chepstow on Tuesday, 30th March starting at
information please phone Kate Shann on                   7:30pm. It is hoped that as many parishioners as
(01291) 628299 or Rosina Conlin on (01633)               possible will attend.
400155.




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Answers to Bible Quiz No. 191                           Church Seating

    Words of Jesus (Matthew)                            If you have a special seating requirement while in
                                                        church or you know of someone that does please
    1. Anyone who is not with me is against me.         let Fr. Barry or any member of the PAC know by
       Matthew 12 v.30                                  the end of this month. A full list of PAC members
    2. Courage it is I be not afraid.                   can be found on Page 8 of this newsletter.
       Matthew 14 v.27
    3. You are Peter and upon this rock I will
       build my church.
       Matthew 16 v.18
    4. Anyone who loses his life for my sake will       Eucharistic Ministers
       find it.
                                                        Eucharistic Ministers are reminded that they
       Matthew 16 v.25
                                                        should be present at the Mass of the Lord’s
    5. What therefore God has united human
                                                        Supper at St. Mary’s, Chepstow at 8:00pm on Holy
       beings must not divide.
                                                        Thursday for commissioning.
       Matthew 19 v.6
        The quiz will return after Easter.

                                             Rummage Sale

 Father Barry would like to thank everyone who helped with the Raffle and Rummage Sale held at St.
  Paul's on the 13th March. We raised £457.00 and that is a great effort on behalf of everyone. One
     special thank you to Pam Hobson who gave the Easter Basket and made the Simnel Cake.
                                    The lucky raffle prize winners are:

                        Prize                   Number                Name
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        1      Easter Hamper                  484 Pink        Shirley Parle
        2nd    Easter Cake                    410 Pink        Claire Belcher
        3rd    Bailey’s Egg                   384 Yellow      Steve Keay
        4th    Mars Egg                       293 Pink        Pat Oxenham
        5th    Bottle of Wine                 239 Pink        Liz Cowan
        6th    Galaxy Egg                     59 Pink         Sarah Davies
        7th    Toiletries                     369 Blue        K. Jones
        8th    Terry’s All Gold Chocolates    482 Yellow      Angela Sandles
        9th    Bottle of Wine                 235 Blue        Fred Alston
        10th   Tin of Biscuits                193 Pink        Liz Cowan
        11th   Apron                          241 White       John Wyson
        12th   Toiletries                     34 Blue         Kay Pritchard
        13th   Thornton’s Chocolates          229 White       Pat Breslin
        14th   Thornton’s Moments             446 Yellow      Elizabeth Jones



A Lighter Moment

The following are actual church bulletin board bloopers found in churches across the United States.

The Priest would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for
the pancake breakfast next Sunday morning.
The audience is asked to remain seated until the end of the recession.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.
The concert held in Fellowship Hall was a great success. Special thanks are due to the minister's
daughter, who laboured the whole evening at the piano, which as usual fell upon her.
Twenty-two members were present at the church meeting held at the home of Mrs. Marsha Crutchfield


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last evening. Mrs. Crutchfield and Mrs. Rankin sang a duet, The Lord Knows Why.




                           On Palm Sunday 28th March


              You are invited
To renew your faith and your relationship with the Lord by spending time
                with Him in St. Paul's Church at 3:15pm.

     You will have the opportunity to share the Passion with Jesus and
                 experience His victory on death through:

                       Two readings from the Old Testament

                                           Hymns

  A short talk on the Passion of Christ based on the book "A Crucified
  Christ in Holy Week" followed by Jesus' last message to the apostles.

                       The Lord looks forward to seeing you.




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     Your Newsletter                                                       Parish Advisory Council (PAC) Members

      Over 230 copies of this Newsletter are produced                                 Andy Salisbury (Chair)
      on a weekly basis by a small team of volunteers.                                Angela Sandles
      If you have an item that you would like included, or                            Ben Smith
      if you have any suggestions for its improvement,                                Darek Puszkarz
      please us. Please note that Tuesday evening is                                  Gabriella Kirkpatrick
      normally the deadline for inclusion of copy in the                              Helen Power
      forthcoming week’s edition, although limited urgent                             Lorraine Pettitt
      material can exceptionally be included up to                                    Margaret Williamson
      9:00am on Thursday morning.                                                     Margot Rex
                                                                                      Moirin O’Connor
      Please note that you can give your item to one of                               Nataline Bennett-Coleman
      the team, ring the presbytery on (01291) 622649                                 Penny Cavill
      or send an e-mail to                                                            Peter Shepherd
      admin@stmarysrcchepstow.org.uk                                                  Rosina Conlin
                                                                                      Veronica Harding
      Please note that while you are welcome to use any                               Graham Hill (Secretary)
      these methods we encourage the use of e-mail.
       Editorial Team
      Steve Keay, Graham Hill

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     New Members are always welcome! We extend a warm welcome to all who join us for worship at St
     Mary’s, Chepstow or St Paul’s, Caldicot. If you are new to the area or coming home, we invite you to
     register and make our Parish your own. Please visit our parish website
     www.stmarysrcchepstow.org.uk and complete the online form on the home page. Alternatively you
     can complete the form below and post it to: - St Mary’s R.C. Presbytery, Bulwark Road, Chepstow,
     NP16 5JE or e-mail: admin@stmarysrcchepstow.org.uk

     Name:                                         Tel. No:                                  Date:

     Address:
                                                                                     Best time
                                                                                     To Call:
     e-mail address (if any) :
     Tick      New                 Change of address
     one:        Registration
      I have been away from the Catholic Church and would like to talk to someone.
      I am not a Catholic and would like to talk with someone about becoming a Catholic.


                                                                    Our Prayer to St. Michael
                                               Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of
                                                                    battle:
                                                   be our safeguard against the wickedness
                                                           and snares of the Devil.
                                                    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
                                                   and do thou, Prince of the heavenly host,
                                                             by the power of God,
                                              thrust down to Hell Satan and all the wicked spirits
                                              who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
                                                                     Amen




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