ST PETER APOSTLE CHURCH, RUSHDEN
Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh Tel: 01933 353649
9th MARCH 2014 – YEAR A
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Liturgies For The Week
Sat: 6:30 pm - People of St Peter’s
Sun: 9:00 am - Ellen & Albert Bowden RIP
10:30 am - Babs & Tom Vickers RIP
Mon: 7:30 pm - Celebration of the Word & Communion
Tue: 9:30 am - Dominic Lonan RIP
Wed: 7:30 pm - P & K Walsh RIP
Thu: 9:30 am - Tony & Ann Gardiner Intention
Fri: 7:30 pm - John Lynn (Laois)
Sat: 6:30 pm - People of St Peter’s
Sun: 8:00 am - Mass in Polish
9:00 am - Gerry MacGregor RIP
10:30 am - Cecilia Fernandes RIP
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Wednesday: After 7:30 pm Mass
Saturday: From 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Children’s Liturgy: During the 9:00 a.m. Mass
Sunday teaching: Faith Input for 8-12 year olds
First Communion Lessons
Prayer Meeting: Monday 8:00 pm in the Sacristy
Holy Hour: None this week
Refreshments: After 10:30 am Mass in Parish Hall
Rosary: Wednesday 7:10 pm
‘Coffee Stop’: Thursday 10 am to 11:30 am
S V P: Friday 6:15 pm in the Sacristy
Youth Group: Friday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
OFFERTORY: The collection last week amounted to £755.17. Thank you.
SECOND COLLECTION: Next Sunday is for CAFOD from Friday’s Fast Day.
FRIDAY FAST DAY: March 14th for CAFOD. Please collect a CAFOD envelope today to take home.
THE BAPTISM: Of Etlan John Tyler will take place during the 10:30 am Mass this Sunday, March 9th.
ST PATRICK’S DAY: Mass on Monday March 17th will be at 9:30 am.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Will be on Friday at 7pm.
PARISH CANDIDATES: Paula Freeman and William Lane will be enrolled today at the Rite of Election at the Cathedral by Bishop Peter, for reception into the Church here at this year’s Easter Vigil.
LENT LUNCH: Takes place throughout the Wednesdays of Lent at St Mary’s Church Hall, Rushden from 11:45 am followed by midday prayer in the church. This Wednesday, March 12th, it is the turn of our church of St Peter’s, together with Whitefriars church, to provide volunteers to serve lunch. Those wishing to help should aim to arrive by about 11:15 am. Please contact the Parish Office to let us know if you will be volunteering.
LENT COURSE: The Churches Together in Irthlingborough Lent course continues this coming Thursday and every Thursday throughout Lent at the Methodist Church, College St, Irthlingborough, starting at 7:30 pm. The theme this year is Forgiveness. All are welcome.
SHARING THE WORD: A day for Readers with Fr Bob Eccles OP, on Saturday March 22nd from 10:30 am to 3 pm in the Parish Hall. Please bring a packed lunch. The day is free but a small donation would be appreciated.
THE KEYS: If you have an article or letter to contribute you can email it to the Parish Office or if you do not have email you can put a written copy in the box at the back of the Church. More proof readers would also be welcome. We look forward to hearing from you and particularly from Parish groups and organisations. Don’t forget THE KEYS!!!
CAFOD DAY OF REFLECTION: A wonderful chance to come together during Lent to pray and reflect. It is from 11 am to 3:30 pm, Saturday March 15th at St Teresa’s Parish Centre, Beaconsfield. Don’t let transport be an issue! Get in touch with the CAFOD office which may be able to help. Please bring a packed lunch. To book a place, email: email@example.com or call 01604 785254.
TOGETHER IN PRAYER & PRAISE: We meet at Highfield Community Baptist church, Highfield Road on March 16th at 7:30 pm for an hour of united Prayer and worship. All welcome. See poster at back of church.
UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS: Our next meeting will be on Wednesday March 12th at 7:30 pm in the Hall lounge. As always, we would welcome ladies who may be considering joining the UCM. On Wednesday March 26th we will hold our Foundation's Annual General Meeting.
NOVENA TO ST JOSEPH - MARCH 10th - 18th: Share in nine days of prayer asking St Joseph to pray for your intentions. Send petitions / request prayer book. See the address on the notice board or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEDFORD SPUC: DVD and Presentation for Schools and Young People Thursday March 27th, 7:30 pm at Christ the King Parish Hall, Harrowden Rd, Bedford MK42 0SP. See poster at the back of church.
THE VINE: Please take your free copy of the March edition of ‘The Vine’ from the back of church.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Sunday: 1pm to 7pm; Monday: 9am to 7pm; Tuesday: after 9:30am Mass to 7pm; Wednesday: 9am to 6:30pm; Thursday: 11:30am to 7pm; Friday: 9am to 6:45pm and Saturday: 12 noon to 5pm.