ST PETER APOSTLE CHURCH, RUSHDEN
Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh Tel: 01933 353649
29th MARCH 2015 – YEAR B
PALM SUNDAY - THE LORD’S PASSION
Liturgies For The Week
Sat: 6:30pm - Rosario Raffermati
Sun 11:00am - Clorindo Muccillo
Mon: 10:00am - Funeral Prayers for Daniel Brendan Byrne
Tue: 9:30am - Arthur Magenis
Wed: 7:30pm - Nunziata Barone
8:00pm - Thanksgiving to the Sacred Heart
3:00 pm - Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord
8:00pm - Easter Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection
11:00am - People of St Peter’s
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Wednesday: After 7:30pm Mass
Saturday: None this week
Children’s Liturgy for 4-8 year olds: Resumes April 19th
Sunday Teaching: Resumes April 19th
Holy Hour: Tuesday after 9:30am Liturgy
Refreshments: After 11:00am Mass in Parish Hall
Rosary: Wednesday at 7:10pm
‘Coffee Stop’: None this week
St Vincent de Paul: None this week
OFFERTORY: Last week’s collection amounted to £526.85. Thank you.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: On Good Friday is at 9am.
THE BAPTISM: Of Harry Oliver Brooks takes place at 2pm this Sunday March 29th.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND READERS: If you are not coming to The Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, to renew your commitment to your Ministry, please advise Teresa Samples (386106) or Francesca Verity (313239) as appropriate. An alternative renewal date has been arranged for Sunday April 19th at the 11am Mass.
EASTER VIGIL: READERS If you are reading at the Vigil, please collect the envelope with your name on it from the back of the Church today.
ALTAR SERVERS: Practises for Holy Week: 6:15pm on Thursday and for the Easter Vigil, 2:15pm on Saturday. Please do not be late.
OUR SYMPATHY: Is extended to the bereaved family of Daniel Brendan Byrne whose Funeral Prayers take place this Monday, March 30th at 10:00am. May he rest in peace.
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION: Session 7 for confirmation candidates, ‘Encountering Jesus in prayer/link with praying for gifts and fruits’, will be on Sunday April 12th and will begin at the new time of 4:30pm to 6pm to accommodate those who want to go to the Divine Mercy service first.
MISSIO RED BOXES: Please return your red boxes for emptying. Thank you.
CHILDREN’S ROSARY PRAYER GROUP: Will meet on Saturday, April 4th at 3pm. Please note that on this occasion we will meet in the Hall Lounge and there will be no refreshments afterwards.
DON'T FORGET THE KEYS! Available NOW at the back of the Church. If you have asked for a large print copy, please collect from the Sacristy. If you have not asked but would like a large print copy, there are some available. Please ask.
CHURCH CLEANERS NEEDED: For vacuuming and dusting once every 4/5 weeks, preferably on a Thursday morning. It only takes about 30 minutes! Enquiries to Jane in the parish office on 353649.
GRATEFUL THANKS: To all who have supported the Tapela family - they have been granted leave to stay permanently in Britain. We wish them all the best for the furture.
DIVINE MERCY: Leaflets for the Novena which begins on Good Friday will be available after Mass this weekend.
UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS: On Wednesday April 8th at 2pm we will visit the Railway Museum in Rushden. Afternoon tea will also be served at a cost of £5.95 each. If you wish to be included in this outing, and haven't already "booked a place", please contact Kathy Mitchell 01933 664683 by March 30th.
PASSOVER @ ST PETER’S: Prepare for Holy Week on Sunday, March 29th at 5:30pm for 6pm (expected finish time 8:30pm) in the Parish Hall. Martyn Furman, will take us through a Jewish Passover meal as celebrated by Jewish families for thousands of years. Tickets are available at all Masses up to Sunday, March 29th; adults £2, children under 12 are free. Please bring a plate of food for the shared supper.
SPUC ANNUAL QUIZ: Is on Friday April 17th, 7:30pm start, at Christ the King Parish Hall, Bedford. Tickets £6 per person (including Fish and Chip supper). Come on your own or as a member of a team (up to 6 people). For more information, phone Sue on 01234 409739.
VACANCY: There is a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher at Thornton College, Milton Keynes. For more information see notice at the back of church or their web site at: http://www.thorntoncollege.com/default.aspx?id=1783
LIVING FAITH: The booklets of daily catholic devotions for April to June 2015 are available in church, price 60p.
THE VINE: This month’s free issue is now available in church.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Sunday: 3pm to 5pm; Monday: 12 noon to 7pm; Tuesday: 10am to 7pm; Wednesday: 10am to 6:30pm; Thursday: None; Friday: None; Saturday: None
HOLY WEEK PROGRAMME
Sacrament of reconciliation is available after the 7:30pm Mass. This is the last opportunity to receive the sacrament until Wednesday April 15th.
Chrism Mass: Bishop Peter invites all to this Diocesan Mass on Maundy Thursday at the Cathedral at 11 am. After the Chrism Mass, everyone is invited to the buffet lunch in the Barratts Club on Kingsthorpe Road.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: (Parish Mass Book page 196; Mystery of Faith: Save us, Saviour of the World…)
Here at 8pm, will include the rite of Washing of Feet, Renewal of
Commitment for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers, Procession to Side
A time of Watching with the Lord follows the Mass at the Side Altar.
Stations of the Cross: All are welcome to attend Stations of the Cross at 9am
March of Witness: This year begins with tea and coffee in our Parish Hall at 10am and after people
congregate, the procession leaves at 10:30am to meet in Rushden High Street
with other churches for a communal celebration.
Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord: (Parish Mass Book page 201) 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 Lord’s tomb, meditating on His Passion, death and descent into hell, awaiting in prayer and fasting His Resurrection.
Season of Easter: Weather permitting, the Easter Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection begins
(Parish Mass Book page 220) 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
Rite of Confirmation: Will take place at the Easter Vigil Mass when Daisy Sofie Borg will receive the sacrament of Confirmation.