ST PETER APOSTLE CHURCH, RUSHDEN
Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh Tel: 01933 353649
8th DECEMBER 2013 – YEAR A
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Liturgies For The Week
Sat: 6:30 pm - Doris (Doll) Mary McCabe RIP
Sun: 9:00 am - People of St Peter’s
10:30 am - Johnny Myres RIP
Mon: 7:30 pm - Celebration of the Word & Communion
Tue: 9:30 am - Lucia Iandolo RIP
Wed: 7:30 pm - Tom, P.J. & John O’Connor RIP
Thu: 9:30 am - Sue McGuigan & James McCullagh RIP
Fri: 7:30 pm - Holy Souls
Sat: 6:30 pm - Robert (Bob) Coton RIP
Sun: 8:00 am - Mass in Polish
9:00 am - People of St Peter’s
10:30 am - Carlota Fernandes RIP
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Wednesday: After 7:30 pm Mass
Saturday: 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Children’s Liturgy: During the 9:00 am Mass
Sunday School: 9:50 to 10:20 am in the Hall Lounge
Prayer Meeting: None until December 9th
Holy Hour: Tuesday’s Adoration begins with a
Holy Hour after 9:30 am Mass
Refreshments: After 10:30 am Mass in Hall Lounge
Rosary: Thursday 9:10 am
‘Coffee Stop’: Thursday 10:00 to 11:30 in Hall Lounge
S V P: Friday 6:45 pm in the Sacristy
Youth Group: Friday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
OFFERTORY: The collection last week amounted to £739.16. Thank you.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT EVALUATIONS: Thanks to the seven people who have so far returned forms, Whilst the quantity is not great the quality is good and we will make every effort to address the questions raised in the near future. However we would appreciate a few more responses. If you still have a form, please fill it in and hand it to a member of the team or to Fr Joe. If you need a new form there are some at the back of the Church.
THE SVP GIVING TREE: Please put your donated items in the boxes by the entrance to the Church. We would be pleased to have them all in by next weekend (14th/15th December), so they can be distributed in time for Christmas.
ROUND TABLE FATHER CHRISTMAS STREET COLLECTION: In aid of the SVP is on Thursday, December 19th. We meet at 5:45 pm at Meadow Sweet Drive (opposite the rugby club). Anyone who can help, please ring Richard on 01933 313456.
UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS: This year celebrates 100 years of the UCM. All members past and present are invited to attend a Christmas Centenary Celebration on Wednesday December 11th, starting with Mass at 7:30 pm followed by a buffet reception in the Hall Lounge. Should you require transport, please contact Janet on 355692 or Jayne on 391574.
TIME TOGETHER REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: Is next Saturday (December 14th) at 2:30 pm in the Church and is followed by refreshments. All are very welcome. For transport, ring 01933 313456.
PARISH CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Is on Sunday December 15th in the Parish Hall and includes the Christmas prize draw which will take place at 12 noon. There will be refreshments, Christmas carols and stalls. Donations of bottles for the bottle stall and small unwanted gifts can be left in the box at the back of the church. Cakes on the morning of the 15th would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks for purchasing draw tickets. Please return draw ticket stubs and the money and place them in the post box at the back of the church.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE FEAST DAY MASS: On Thursday December 12th will be at St Joseph’s Church, Bedford at 7:30 pm. The Mass will be concelebrated by Canon Seamus, Pastoral Area priests and visiting priests. Fr Alan Williams, from the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Norfolk, will give the address. Everyone is invited, especially the families who welcome the Home Shrine into their home.
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HAVE YOU PICKED UP YOUR NEW VINE? Your free copy of the December issue is now in church.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: To use the back wall light the switch is in the left hand corner of the Prayer Chapel. Sunday: 1pm to 5pm; Monday: 9am to 7pm; Tuesday: 10:10am to 5pm; Wednesday: 9am to 6:30pm; Thursday: 3pm to 7pm; Friday: 9am to 7pm and Saturday: 12 noon to 5pm.