ST PETER APOSTLE CHURCH, RUSHDEN

 

Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh       Tel: 01933 353649  

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

 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/catholicrushden

 

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26th APRIL 2015 – YEAR B

 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY

 

MASS BOOK:  Page 265                 

PREFACE:       Page 74   Easter 3

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER: Page 24 Number 2

MYSTERY OF FAITH:      We proclaim your Death, Lord

                                          Jesus…

 

Liturgies For The Week

 

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

Sun:  11:00am - Healy Family

Mon:   7:00pm - Pastoral Area Mass at Sacred Heart,

                           Weston Favell

Tue:   10:00am - Funeral Prayers for Elizabeth Irwin

Wed:   7:30pm - Celebration of the Word & Communion

Thu:    9:30am - Celebration of the Word & Communion

Fri:      7:30pm - Zoe

Sat:     6:30pm - Chris Bartlett

Sun:    7:50am - Mass in Polish

          11:00am - People of St Peter’s

        

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

     Wednesday:      None this week

     Saturday:           From 11am to 11:30am

Children’s Liturgy for 4-8 year olds: During 11am Mass

Sunday Teaching: First Communion Class and Faith Input for 8 - 11 year olds: 10:15 to 10:45 am each Sunday in the Hall Lounge.

Holy Hour:         None this week

Refreshments:  After 11:00am Mass in Parish Hall

Rosary:             Wednesday at 7:10pm

‘Coffee Stop’:  Thursday 10am to 11:30am, Hall Lounge

St Vincent de Paul:  Friday at 8pm

 

Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time. Blonislawa Orlowska, June O’Donnell, Dorothy Smith, Michael O’Halloran, Kathleen Light, Andrew Doohan, John O’Donnell, Rosario Colantoni, Amy Page, Jack Dickens, Ethel Cass, Patrick Maguire and Philomena Groome. May they rest in peace.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Leslie, Nigel, Nellie, Joan, Alan, Lily, Peter, Catherine, Tony, Papa’s family, Pedro’s family, Spencer, Laura, Joe, Veronica, Dick, Janice, George, Peter, Janet, Anne, Nathan, Saju & family, Beryl, Nathan, Colleen, Susan, Jim & family,  Frank, Mary, Jon, Ansa, Laurence, Margaret, Simon, Matthew, Albert, Carol, Pauline, Hannah, June, Christine, Josephine, Bradley, Gary, Stephen, Andrea, Paul, Sharyn, Athene, Pat, Margot, Naomi, Sophie, Neil, Annie, Wendy, the Castle family and the Atkins family..

 

OFFERTORY: Last week’s collection amounted to £765.39. Thank you.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: This weekend is for the Priest’s Training Fund.

 

BAPTISM WELCOME RITE: For Lily-Mai Connolly-Roberts will take place during the 11am Mass on Sunday May 3rd.

 

VOCATIONS SUNDAY: This Sunday is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life. ‘Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone’. Pope Francis.

 

PARISH CELL GROUP: Meets on Tuesday April 28th at 7:30pm in the Sacristy.

 

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!

 

OUR SYMPATHY: Is extended to the bereaved family of Elizabeth Irwin. May she rest in peace.

 

ALTAR SERVERS  ROTA:  Altar Servers please make Mike aware of any dates you are unavailable between now and the end of July.

 

CONFIRMATION COURSE EXTRA: An extra session will be held today, Sunday April 26th, to enable the planning and practice for Reconciliation and for the Confirmation Mass

 

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION:  Session 9 for confirmation candidates, ‘Encountering Jesus in the spirit filled life’, will be on Sunday, May 10th from 4pm to 5:30pm.

 

CHILDREN’S ROSARY PRAYER GROUP: Will meet on Saturday, May 2nd at 3pm in church. Refreshments will be available in the Hall Lounge afterwards.

 

PRAYER MINISTRY: Our prayer Ministry team will be available at the end of 11am Mass on Sunday May 3rd. If you feel that you would like prayer for any reason please come to them or indicate that you would like them to come to you.

 

PASTORAL AREA MASS: Is this Monday at 7pm at the Sacred Heart church, Weston Favell. All are invited to attend.

 

TABLE TOP SALE: HCPT Group 832 are holding a Table Top Sale in the Parish Hall on Saturday, May 2nd from 11am to 1pm. Tables (£6 each) can be booked by phoning Carol on 01933 313456.

 

MONTHLY POUND: The draw for April takes place this weekend. Winners for March were: 1st M. French, no. 81 ~ £32.50; 2nd J. Way, no. 89 ~ £20.00; and 3rd A. Orr, no. 107 ~ £10.00. £62.50 went to the Parish. May’s draw should take place the weekend of May 23rd/24th. God bless. Stuart.

 

THE KEYS: Deadline day for the Pentecost issue is Sunday, May 17th. This is just THREE WEEKS AWAY! Contributions or letters to the editor or any other communication should be placed in the box marked “The Keys” at the back of the Church or sent to edthekeys@outlook.com.

 

HEALING SERVICE:  At the Methodist Church, College St, Irthlingborough on Monday May 11th at 7:30pm. Churches Together in Irthlingborough, invite and welcome all.

 

BEING A CATECHIST: Basic Training for the Ministry of Catechesis. A course starts at St Gregory's on Tuesday, June 9th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and runs for six Tuesday evenings. This course is for anyone who would like to know more about what is involved in being a catechist or to support those who already are involved in the vital ministry of catechesis. For more information contact Mike Gibbons or the NORES office:Tel: 01582 723312  Email: admin@nores.org.uk

 

GENERAL ELECTION 2015: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has invited us to study a document they have prepared in the run-up to polling day, May 7th. There are many copies of the document available at the back of church.

 

HUSTINGS MEETING: Rushden and Higham Ferrers Council of Churches is holding an election hustings meeting, to which all Parliamentary candidates for the Wellingborough Constituency are being invited, from 7:30 to 9:30pm on Thursday April 30th at Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden. All are welcome; there will be time for members of the public to ask questions. More details are available from Rev Dr Mark Duggan on 01933 741 126.

 

A DAY AT THE MONASTERY OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR: Will be held on Saturday May 9th at Turvey. The day includes Mass, talks, quiet time and confession on request. See noticeboard for full details.

 

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Sunday: None; Monday: None; Tuesday: None; Wednesday: None; Thursday: None; Friday: 10am to 6pm; Saturday: 12 noon to 5:30pm.