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The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Lynn Armtrong, Mary Bracken, Christopher Browne, Rosie Brand, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Norman Cooper, Jonathan Costello, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Crystine Cyril, Teresa Davies, Tina Franks, Janetta Gibson, Michael Lynch, Aileen McBride, Lee Mitcham, Jose Morgan, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Jane Sebb, Irene Smeaton, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.


Please remember in your prayers those who have recently died and their families:

Jessie Mascarenhas, Judith Holman, Catherine Deasy , George Alexander

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.


More volunteers for church cleaning are needed. The commitment will be once

in 6 weeks or less with 2 volunteers working together. For more information, please ring parish office 01480 462 192

S.V.P Autumn Club

The next meeting is on Wednesday 29th January at 1.45pm in our parish hall when we will be having a fun afternoon with a BEETLE GAME. Tea and home made cakes and time for a chat will follow. All seniors in our parish, their families and friends are invited. Just come along if you are interested.

Social Evening

An evening, of fun with food and bingo is being organised by the Parish Social Committee, taking place onSaturday 15th February 2020, immediately after the 5pm Mass.

A meal will be served consisting of Beef in Beer, a bean casserole as the vegetarian option, Jacket potatoes, carrots and peas. If you are able, you are invited to bring a dessert for sharing. A list is available in the porch for you to indicate what you would like to bring. Please bring your own drinks. Squash will be provided. Tickets are priced at £4 for adults and £2 for children and are on sale after Mass, or contact Gina on 01480 468312


“A vision and a heart for God’s Word” led by Duncan Mitchell. Saturday 29th February 10am to 4pm at St Philip Howard’s Church, 33 Walpole Rd, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 3TH. Please bring a packed lunch. Any queries contact Elizabeth   ebarker

Coffee Morning for all parishioners

On Tuesday 4th February in the Glass Room of the Golden Lion Hotel, St. Ives we will be meeting for refreshments and a social time. You can come along from 10.30 and the room is available until 12 noon. Any enquiries please contact the SVP president Elizabeth 01480 383608.

Wednesday Word Reflections Sheets

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

“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.

Red Boxes

If you have not yet collected your Red Box since it was emptied at the end of last year, you will find it at the back of the church

Special Publications available :

Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament  - price £4.99

The Rosaries             - price £3.00

Bible alive      - price £2.50

My Day by Day - January 2020   - price £2.50

NEW Diocesan Year Book 2020   - price £2.00

Two & three seater sofa available for free. Used but in very good clean condition. Please contact parish office if you are interested 01480 462 192.

Thank you for your

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                                  Dominique Lavaro

Julia Barka                                     Andrew Pater

Joseph Carrick                               Mark Pater

Ella De’ath                                     Antonio 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.