Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh†††††† Tel: 01933 353649

Deacon: Rev Peter Remmington†† Tel: 01933 353649

Email: catholicrushden@gmail.comWebsite:




25th March 2018 - YEAR B


MASS BOOK:†††††††††††††††††† Vigil:†††††† Page 187

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Morning: Page 181††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††

PREFACE:††††††††††††††††††††††† Page 73 The Passion of the Lord


MYSTERY OF FAITH:†††† We proclaim your Death, O LordÖ


Liturgies For The Week


Sat:††† 6:30pm - Special Intention

Sun: 10:00am - People of St Peterís

Mon: 10:00am - Celebration of the Word & Communion

Tue:††† 9:30am - Nigel Lambert and E&E Giammarco

Wed:†† 7:30pm - Patrick Walsh

Maundy Thursday:

††††† †††8:00pm - John & Mary Miller

Good Friday:

†††† ††††3:00pm - Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord

Holy Saturday:

†††††† †††8:00pm - Easter Vigil of the Lordís Resurrection -

††††††††††††††††††††††† Sisto Cudone

Easter Sunday:

†††††††††† 7:50am - Mass in Polish

†††††††† 10:00am - People of St Peterís

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Wednesday:†††††††††† After 7:30pm Mass

Saturday:††††††††††††† ††From 11am to 11:30am

Childrenís Liturgy:None until April 22nd

Sunday School:††††† None

Holy Hour:††††††††††††† Tuesday after 9:30 Mass

Refreshments:††††††† After 10am Mass in the Parish Hall††††††††††

Rosary:†††††††††††††††††† Wednesday at 7:10pm

ĎCoffee Stopí:†††††††††† None this week

St Vincent de Paul:Restarts Friday April 13th 8pm in

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† the Sacristy


Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Nunziata Barone, William Rooney, Michael OíDonnell, Aloza Koren, Peter Abbott, Etheldreda Page, George Garbett, Margaret Cotter, Maria Buckman, Clorindo Muccillo, Thelma Griffs, Ludovicus Thibut, and Rosario Raffermati. May they rest in peace.


Please remember in prayer: Teresa, Pauline, Vendiís mother, Jill, Anita, Ulla, Gary, Stephi, Reg & family, Lisa, Dorothy & family, Sophie, Neil, Fiona, Noel, Annie & family, Steven, Hajni & Lena, Joe, Lauren, Doreen, the Cudone family, the Leone family, the Girardi family, John, Norma, Joshy & family, Pat, Robin, Jenny, Vic, Mary, Eileen, Jon, Terry, Meeka, Rona, Huw, Nalla, Liam, Susan, Stephen, Lois & family, Tim and Eve & family.


OFFERTORY: Last weekendís collection amounted to £356.56. Thank you.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS: On Good Friday is at 9 am.


THE BAPTISM: Of Teddy James Maloney takes place during the 10am Mass on Sunday April 1st (Easter Sunday).



We offer you a warm welcome and if you are a UK taxpayer and are intending to put money in the collection, please consider using a Gift Aid envelope - they can be put in the collection bag or, if you need time to complete the information needed, in the box at the back of the Church.

Thank you


EASTER VIGIL READER: Please collect a letter addressed to you from the back of the Church.


WE EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY: To the bereaved family of Timothy (Tim) Goldsmith who died recently. May he rest in peace.


OUR LORD'S LARDER: Many thanks for all your generosity over the Christmas period. It continues and your support is truly appreciated. Cash donations for January & February were £86.50.


THE KEYS Ė EASTEREDITION:Is available at the back of the Church NOW! Those who have requested a large print edition will find it on the table in the Sacristy; if you have not requested a large print edition but would like one please ask.


QUIZ NIGHT: In aid of our Tanzania on Saturday April 14th at 7:45pm in the Parish Hall. Teams of 4 to 6 but if you don't have a team, don't worry we will find you one! £4. Bring your own drinks. Tea and coffee will be served. Raffle.


PRAYER MINISTRY: Our prayer Ministry team will NOT be available at the end of 10am Mass Sunday April 1st (Easter Sunday), but will be available on Sunday April 8th.


DIVINE MERCY NOVENA: Starts on Good Friday. Novena Prayer leaflets will be given out after each Mass this weekend. Divine Mercy Sunday is the week following Easter and the service will be at 3pm.


LENT LUNCHES: Every Wednesday, from 12-1pm for lunch; prayers from 1- 1:30pm at St. Maryís in Rushden. All friends and family welcome; offerings will go to Christian Aid.



Existing donors, please pick up your new box of envelopes from the back of church by the Repository.

Any new donors (tax payers) are always welcome. Remember, you can donate any amount whenever you like and it is all in complete confidence. If you are interested, please call in to the Parish Office.


WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018: Prayer cards are available from the back of church - please take one. There is a weekly family thought on their website: It is well worth a look as it is updated with new content on a daily basis.


PASSOVER @ ST PETERíS: Prepare for Holy Week on Sunday, March 25th at 6pm (expected finish time 8:30pm) in the Church Hall with St Peterís parishioner and convert from Orthodox Judaism, Martyn Furman. Tickets are available at all Masses up to Saturday, March 24th. Adults £2, children under 12 are FREE! Please bring a plate of food for the shared supper.


ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Sunday: 2pm to 5:30pm; Monday: None; Tuesday: 10am to 7pm; Wednesday: 10am to 6:30pm. Adoration will resume again on Saturday April 7th.







Sacrament of reconciliation is available after the 7:30pm Mass. This is the last opportunity to receive the sacrament until Wednesday April 11th.



Chrism Mass:Bishop Peter invites all to this Diocesan Mass on Maundy Thursday at the Cathedral at 11am. After the Chrism Mass, everyone is invited to the buffet lunch in the Barratts Club on Kingsthorpe Road.


Mass of the Lordís Supper: (Parish Mass Book page 196; Eucharistic Prayer 1 includes the prayers on pages 20/21 and the memorial acclamation is: When we eat this BreadÖ).


Here at 8pm, will have the Procession of the Holy Oils as part of the entrance procession and also include rite of Washing of Feet, Renewal of Commitment for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers, Procession to Place of Repose. A time of Watching with the Lord follows the Mass at the Place of Repose.



Stations of the Cross:†† All are welcome to attend Stations of the Cross at 9am.


March of Witness:Meeting at the Salvation Army Citadel at 10am and with the march beginning at 10:30am through the High Street in Rushden for Good Friday prayers and worship. In Irthlingborough it will begin from the Methodist Church at 10am.


Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord: (Parish Mass Book page 201) Begins at 3pm, with the reading of the Passion and Veneration of the Cross. At the end of the liturgy the entire congregation departs in silence.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A collection for the Holy Land shrines will take place.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Good Friday is a day of Fasting and Abstinence

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The church will remain open into the evening for private devotion.



Today the church waits at the Lordís tomb, meditating on His Passion, death and descent into hell, awaiting in prayer and fasting His Resurrection.


Easter Vigil:†††† (Parish Mass Book page 220)†††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


Weather permitting, the Easter Vigil of the Lordís Resurrection begins at 8pm with all the people assembled outside the church for blessing of the Easter Fire and lighting of the candle. In church, the Vigil continues with the proclamation of the Exsultet and of Old and New Testament readings, the Blessing of Water and renewal of Baptism Promises. This is then followed by the Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church and Confirmation when Anne Bates and Adam Bradley will be received into the church.


EASTER SUNDAY†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Mass at 10am



Please take home a copy of this Newsletter as it contains all the church celebrations for Holy Week, Triduum and Easter