Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Mary Bracken, Christopher Browne, Rosie Brand, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Norman Cooper, Jonathan Costello, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Hans (Nathaniel) Doronila, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Janetta Gibson, Michael Lynch, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Lee Mitcham, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Jane Sebb, Irene Smeaton, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, DrM. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

Fr Tom would like to thank everyone who has made him feel very welcome and have already offered to help him in his ministry. He looks forward to being in the Parish full time and hopefully getting to know the parishioners better.

Baptism Preparation course

Sunday 28th July at 3.00 pm. Room to be confirmed.

Please confirm with parish office that you are attending.


Sunday 28th July - Baptismal Preparation 3pm

July  31st - Autumn Club -Afternoon Tea               in Bluntisham, leaving car park at 2pm.

August 5th -9th - NEW DAWN CONFERENCE at Walsingham.          Full details on poster

September 10th - Churches Together in St Ives, meeting 7.30pm

September 15th Parish BBQ  - Celebration for the Solemnity     of Our Lady of La Salette

September 22nd /23rd at all Masses Mass count will take place

   - Presentation to Fr Karol after 11am Mass.

  - Churches Together in St Ives AGM at 4pm

September 23rdHoly Land, meeting 7.30pm

September 25th - Autumn Club

 September 26thMonthly Lunch- Harvest lunch

September 28th - SVP Day of Recollection

September 29th - First Holy Communion children  Registration at 10.00am

October 6thHealing Mass with Sacrament of the Sick  at 11am Mass organised by SVP.

Children’s liturgy

The new rota will be begin in September as there is NO Liturgy during the Sundays in August.

Diocesan summer camp August 23TH—26TH

The Camp has been running for fifty years (originally by the Catholic Women's League and recently by a team of dedicated Catholic volunteers). Through fun activities, the children learn more about their faith and grow in friendship with each other and the lord. Parents please encourage your children to go especially, if they do not attend a Catholic School. Contact for more details.

Heritage Open Days

In St Ives 20th to 22nd September has been selected for the Heritage Open Days. A volunteer is needed to coordinate the times of opening and volunteers to be available when members of the public wish to see our church. If you can help, please contact the parish office with your name and contact details.

On Saturday 28th October at 6.30pm for 7pm the Holy Land Committee will be presenting a MURDER MYSTERY EVENING which will include a 3 course meal. This will be an exciting, fun filled night with good food. Tickets £15 a head. You may wish to start telling your friends so that you will be ready to buy your tickets in September as numbers will be limited.

“Bible Alive”

“Bible Alive” has daily reflections on the readings that are used during Masses on the days of that month eg in June there are 30 reflections and in July, 31 reflections. There are special editions for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter. For only £2.50 per month you can take part in the Liturgy of the Word for all Masses even though you cannot physically attend Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your knowledge of the Bible.

Wednesday Word Reflections Sheets

Do not forget to take & look at the meditation for coming Sunday in the form of the sheet with the Sunday Readings and reflections which are suggested to be used on Wednesday before Sunday. Take one with you or download it from the website:

Special Publications available NOW !!! :

Diocesan Yearbook 2019 & Calendar   - FREE

Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament  - price £4.99

The Rosaries      - price £3.00

Bible alive      - price £2.50

My Day by Day - July/August  2019  - FREE

Diocesan Newspaper - July 2019  - FREE

Parish Office will be CLOSED

26th July — 6th August

Mass Intentions

If you would like to have Mass said on a particular date please be sure to use MASS ENVELOPES clearly printing NAME whom Mass is for and provide your telephone number, so that availability can be checked with you. Please deliver it through the letter box of the presbytery. Thank you.

Thank you for supporting Sea Sunday collection. Amount collected: £231.48

Thank you for the generous collection last week.

Parish Newsletter

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Christopher Browne, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Jane Sebb, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall , Peter Newton, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Irene Smeaton, Philip Spencer and Family, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.


Congratulations to:

Dawid Barka                                  Domini que Lavaro

Julia Barka                                     Andr ew Pater

Joseph Carrick                               Mark Pater

Ella De’ath                                     Anto nio Price

Ann Morgan Eidt                            Bartosz Wydmuch

Madalena Eidt                                 Natalia Wydmuch

     Alfred Heylen
who were Confirmed by bishop Alan Hope on 10th April 2018 in our parish.

St Georges Day Lunch

This year our very popular St Georges Day Lunch will be at 12.30 on 19th April when we will be serving roast beef, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings, choice of pudding and soft drink. £4.50. Proceeds to Crohn’s and Colitis charity. A list is in the porch for names and you are welcome to bring your friends.

Autumn Club

The monthly autumn club meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th April when there will be a display and talk on a very interesting Thimble Collection followed by tea and cakes in our parish hall.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next session for parents who wish to have their child baptised in the Roman Catholic Church will be on 27th May at 4.00 pm in Presbytery.


Applications are requested for the position Sacred Heart Parish Treasurer.

The Treasurer will be a functional leader with the ability to bring about financial independence and integrity over Parish Church Funds. A good knowledge of Bookkeeping / Accounting will be required. The Treasurer will not be required to personally handle cash.

The position will require a commitment of one half day per week throughout the year, with additional time required during the month of February to prepare the Year End Accounts and Diocese Annual Return.

Aboud Generator Appeal Update

Following our appeal for donations to help provide a new generator for our twin village of Aboud in the Holy Land, may I thank you for your generosity. We already had £6000 from standing order donations and with your contributions we now have £7498.88 towards our target of £9050. I have spoken to Fr Simon (the parish priest in Aboud) and he is extremely grateful for all we are trying to do to help them. There is still an opportunity to contribute to this very worthwhile cause. Please make your donation, big or small, by giving it to Fr Karol, Elizabeth Barker or by handing it in to the parish office. If you are a UK tax payer then please provide your name and address, or e mail address, so that we can send you a Gift Aid Form and further benefit from your donation.

Gift Aid Envelopes:


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