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, Christine Felicitus Cyril,  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, Dr John M. Walsh, Mary Elaine Waters, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

We offer our prayers and support to the family of  Michael Fagan, who died recently. Michael’s funeral will be on 19th February at 12.00

Consecration to Jesus through Mary

Another opportunity to start 33 Days preparation for Consecration to Jesus through Mary comes on Wednesday, the 20th of February finishing on the Feast of the Annunciation (25th March).

Daffodil lunch

Thursday 21st February at 12.30 in our parish hall. Please put your name on the list in the porch if you are coming. Menu: roast pork and choice of pudding. Cost £4.50 - proceeds to Marie Curie Nurses.

Parish Breakfast

You are invited to join us for a parish breakfast after the 8 Mass on Sunday 24th February 2019. Please put your name down on the list in the porch so we know how many to cater for and join us for a cooked breakfast or toast and jam or there will be a limited choice of cereals.

Donations are kindly requested to cover costs.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

First Holy Communion, Parents’ Meeting.

Please note that to avoid Ash Wednesday the date of the next parents’ meeting has been moved to Wednesday 27th February at 7.30

Parish Night out

The Social Committee are organising a night out for the gentlemen and ladies of the Parish. It will be a meal in the restaurants in St Ives.

Gentlemen: Wednesday, 27th February at 7:30pm,

this will be Indian food at PR Massala Restaurant

Ladies: Friday, 1st March at 7:30pm,

this will be Italian food at Di Rita’s Italian Restaurant

A £10 deposit per person is required for the reservation. Please put your name down on the list in the porch or phone Rika Sanderson on 01480 353 554 or the Parish Office.

St Ives Food Bank

Thank you to everyone who supports this very necessary service.


The Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady of Walshingham will visit every English Catholic Diocese & Cathedral between 2018-2020 before rededication of England as the Dowry of  Mary on the Annunciation Feast (25th March) in 2020.

Visit at NORWICH Cathedral of St John the Baptist is provided between the 28th February and 2nd March 2019.

All are warmly invited to unite in this day of prayer.

For more information please visit

World Day of Prayer service

On Friday 1st MARCH at 11am at Sacred Heart Church there will be an ecumenical service open to men, women and children of all ages, please come along and take part in this Service written by the women of Slovenia.

LENT LUNCH will follow the Service in our hall and donations of non-meat soups, bread, rolls and cheese are welcome. Please put your name on the list in the porch if you want to donate anything. Donations will be asked for WINTER COMFORT. Any queries phone Elizabeth via Parish Office.

Lenten Programme

Beginning on March 12th at 7.30pm Derek Williams will present the 5 weeks course “Consoling the Heart of Jesus” on each Tuesday evening until 9th April. There is a book available to accompany the series.

Lourdes pilgrimage

If you would like to join Archdiocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes 23rd- 30th August 2019 please pick up a brochure from back of the church. More information can also be found at

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 !!! :

Bible Alive – February and March2019     - price £2.50

Diocesan Yearbook 2019 & Calendar       - price £2.00

Catholic East Anglia - February 2019     - FREE

Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament      - price £4.99 The Rosaries           - price £3.00

*****available in repository*****

Thank you for your generous

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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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