ST PETER APOSTLE CHURCH, RUSHDEN

Contact number: 01933 353649

Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh     

Deacon: Rev Peter Remmington

Parish Sec. Charmaine: Tue, Wed, Thu: 10:30am-2:30pm

 

Safeguarding: Stuart Pearce         Tel: 01933 391574

 

Email: catholicrushden@gmail.com  Website: www.catholicrushden.org.uk

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/catholicrushden

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/StPeterApostleRCChurchRushden

 

9th DECEMBER 2018 – YEAR C

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

MASS BOOK:                    Page 84                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              `                                                                                                                                                               

PREFACE:                         Page 65 Advent 1

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER:  Page 24 Number 2

MYSTERY OF FAITH:       Save us, Saviour of the World …

 

Liturgies For The Week

 

Sat:     6:30pm - People of St Peter’s

Sun:  10:00am - William & Bridget Brennan

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

Tue:    9:30am - Gratia

Wed:   7:30pm - At the home of Mrs M. French - Holy Souls Mass

Thu:    9:30am - Patrick Dowling

Fri:      7:30pm - Kevin Sharpe

Sat:     6:30pm - People of St Peter’s

Sun:  10:00am - Teresa & Mario Fratangelo

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Saturday:                 From 11am to 11:30am

Children’s Liturgy:  During 10 am Mass today

Holy Hour:              Tuesday after 9:30am Mass

Refreshments:       After 10am Mass in the Parish Hall

Rosary:                  None this week

‘Coffee Stop’:   Thursday 10am-11:30am in Parish Hall

St Vincent de Paul: None this week

 

Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Waclaw Gasiulewicz, Lucio Carrea, Lilian Brenchley, Margaret Mullen, Gordon Seamarks, Kathleen Drozd, Albin Matusik, Patrick Ryan, George Croxon, Helena Liwak, Jerry Shine, Lucio Ferritto, Marjorie Homer, Patrick (Pat) Dowling, Mommersteeg, Alfred Parker, Lena Saunders, E. Savickis, Teodor Mikolajewicz and Marii Mikolajewicz. May they rest in peace.

 

Please remember in prayer: Lois & family, Marilyn & family, Hilda, Monica, Amanda, Lena, Anna, Oliver, Marilyn, Derek & family, Joshy & family, Patsy, Gregory, Marie, Zoe, Michael, Francis, Allan, Fr Francis, Thomas, Alf Harrison, Pat, Robin, Jenny, Jenny S, Arthur, Peter, Christof, Adolorada, Paul, Caroline, Nick, Marie, Win, John, Suzanne, Fulton and Wilfred.

 

OFFERTORY: Last week’s collection amounted to £500.90. Thank you.

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS: As well as many other religious items, that reflect the true meaning of the forthcoming Holy Season, are now in stock in the Repository.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Our Christmas Carol service this year is on Sunday December 23rd starting at 4pm with festive refreshments afterwards. You are invited to come and join us. If you would like to donate to the refreshments, then mince pies and sausage rolls would be very welcome.

 

VISITING THE PARISH?

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

 

A BIG THANK YOU: To all who supported HCPT's Christmas Cracker meal on November 30th. A total of £1,368 was raised for the local Lourdes group.

 

SVP GIVING TREE: Please bring the items back by next weekend and place in the boxes in the Church entrance.  Thank you.

 

OUR SYMPATHY: Is extended to the family and friends of Margaret Rhoda Sivyer who died last Saturday and whose funeral will take place here on Monday December 17th at 10am. May she rest in peace.

 

FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS’ MEETING: Will be held in the Hall Lounge after 10am Mass next Sunday, December 16th for those with children in Year 3 or over and wish to receive the sacrament next year.

 

UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS: Our next meeting will be on Wednesday December 12th and is a house Mass at the home of Mariann French at 7:30pm. If you have not already done so, please pay the capitation fee of £16 as soon as possible.

 

THE KEYS – WANTED: Volunteers to fold and staple the Christmas issue of the magazine on Wednesday December 12th at 10am in the Sacristy. Mince pies provided!

 

THE DEATH: Has occurred on December 3rd of Fr Michael Lambert AA. Fr Michael was a long-time friend of Julianna and family and was known to many in the Parish. His Requiem Mass will be on Monday December 17th at The Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, Hitchin. Please pray for the repose of his soul.

 

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! The Diocese of Northampton is first for the Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham in 2019! It will be from Thursday February 7th to Saturday February 9th in the Cathedral Church of Our Lady & St. Thomas. Further details to follow.

 

‘THE VINE’: Please take a copy of the December edition of your free Diocesan newspaper from the back of church.

 

PRIESTHOOD VOCATIONS WEEKEND: If you feel that the priesthood could be your calling, the latest event will be held at Northampton Cathedral on the Weekend of December 14th - 16th. See poster on noticeboard.

 

RUSHDEN MISSION CHURCH: Men’s Group presents ‘The Big Men’s Breakfast’ on Saturday January 19th 2019 from 9am to 12 noon. See poster on noticeboard.

 

CHURCH CLEANING: Is today, Sunday, from 11:30am.

 

CATHOLIC BASICS: An introduction to the Catholic faith in four parts, the first module of which will be held on January 31st from 10am to 3pm at NORES, Luton. See poster at back of church.

 

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Sunday: 1:30pm to 7pm; Monday: None; Tuesday: 10am to 7pm; Wednesday: 10am to 6:30pm; Thursday: 11am to 7pm; Friday: 10am to 6:45pm; Saturday: 2pm to 5:15pm.