Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh       Tel: 01933 353649

Deacon: Rev Peter Remmington   Tel: 01933 353649

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18th March 2018 - YEAR B



MASS BOOK:               Page 173                                                                                                                                                 

PREFACE:                    Page 70 Lent 2


MYSTERY OF FAITH:     We proclaim your Death, O Lord…


Liturgies For The Week


Sat:    6:30pm - Gerry McGregor

Sun:  10:00am - People of St Peter’s

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

Tue:    9:30am - Tom Murphy

 Wed:  7:30pm - Elizabeth Bristow

Thu:    9:30am - Angela Murphy

Fri:      7:30pm - Francis O’Byrne

Sat:     6:30pm - Special Intention

Sun:  10:00am - People of St Peter’s

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Wednesday:           After 7:30pm Mass

Saturday:                From 11am to 11:30am

Children’s Liturgy:  During 10am Mass today

Sunday School:     11:15am to 12 noon in the Hall Lounge

Holy Hour:              Tuesday after 9:30 Mass

Refreshments:        After 10am Mass in the Parish Hall          

Rosary:                  Wednesday at 7:10pm

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

St Vincent de Paul:  Friday at 8:00pm in the Sacristy


Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: , Michael McAleer, Clare Grimmett, Anne Wood, Gary Warrington, Blanche Stevens, John Seal, Denis Berrill, Sarah Donaldson, John Higgins, Halina Moska, Winifred Munns, Kathleen Sharwood, John Lawless, Cynthia Scott, Elizabeth Tomkinson, Magolala Canty, Kay Hatch and Peter Whelan. May they rest in peace.


Please remember in prayer: Teresa, Pauline, Vendi’s 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, Lois & family, Eve, Tim & family Pat, Robin, Jenny, Vic, Mary, Eileen, Jon, Terry, Meeka, Rona, Huw, Nalla, Liam and Susan.


OFFERTORY: Last weekend’s collection amounted to £638.06. Thank you.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Are at 7pm on Fridays throughout Lent.


ALTAR SERVERS: Please see notice board in Sacristy regarding Holy Week and Easter.


WELCOME AND THANKS: To Mgr Tony McDermott for coming to officiate at this weekend’s Vigil Mass.


TOGETHER IN PRAYER & PRAISE: Is at 7:30pm this Sunday, March 18th at Highfield Community Baptist Church where Father Joe will lead the reflections and prayer around the Stations of the Cross. See poster at back of church.



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


OUR SYMPATHY: Is extended to the family of Alan John Cherry who has died and whose funeral takes place at 11am on March 22nd at Kettering Crematorium.


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


THE KEYS – WANTED: Volunteers to fold and staple the magazine on Thursday March 22nd at 10am in the Sacristy. Home-made Hot Cross buns available!


FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS MEETING: With the leaders of this year’s programme in the Parish Hall Lounge at the end of Sunday school today, March 18th.


UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS: Next meeting will be our AGM and is on Monday March 19th at 7:30pm. Ladies, please come and join us.


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



As Jane will be moving away from the parish soon, we are recruiting a part-time Parish Secretary in Rushden. If you have experience in secretarial work and would like further information, please visit the HR section at www.northamptondiocese .org, call 01604 714840 and leave your name and address or send an email to



Walk of Witness: In Irthlingborough on Good Friday will begin from the Methodist Church at 10am.

Walk of Witness: In Rushden on Good Friday will start with refreshments at 10am at the Salvation Army.

Holy Thursday: 11am Mass of Chrism at the Cathedral

                             8pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Good Friday: 3pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.

Holy Saturday: 8pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday: 10am Mass

See next week’s newsletter for full details.


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 PETER’S: Prepare for Holy Week on Sunday, March 25th at 6pm (expected finish time 8:30pm) in the Church Hall with St Peter’s 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: 1:30pm to 6:30pm; Monday: None; Tuesday: 10am to 7pm; Wednesday: 10am to 6:45pm; Thursday: 4pm to 7pm; Friday: 10am to 6:30pm; Saturday: 2pm to 5:15pm.