Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh       Tel: 01933 353649  

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19th OCTOBER 2014 – YEAR A



MASS BOOK:          Page 143

PREFACE:               Page 66     Number 3


MYSTERY OF FAITH:      Save us, Saviour of the world …


Liturgies For The Week


Sat:     6:30pm - F Carter & J Cross

Sun:   11.00am - John Cotter

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

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

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

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

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

Sat:     6:30pm - Mary & Michael Chapman

Sun:  11:00am - People of the Parish


Sacrament of Reconciliation:

     Wednesday:      None this week    

     Saturday:           None this week    

Children’s Liturgy:  During the 11:00am Mass

SundayTeaching: Sunday School: 10:15am to 10:45am in the Hall Lounge.    Faith Input: 10:15am to 10:45am for 8 - 12 year olds - in the Hall Lounge.           

Holy Hour:         Tuesday after 9:30am Celebration of

                          the Word & Communion

Refreshments:  After 11:00am Mass in Parish Hall

Rosary:             Wednesday at 7:10pm

‘Coffee Stop’:    Thursday 10:00 to 11:30 in Hall Lounge

S V P:                Friday 6:45pm in the Sacristy


Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time. James Foster, Helena Indyk, Patrick Hurley, Evelyn Combs, Margaret Humphries, Mary Palmer, Stephen Haddon, Albert Lack, Terence Coyle, Leonard Hurrell, Edna Morgan, Kmazewlyez, Alice Duffy and Maureen Howell.  May they rest in peace.


PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Debbie, Honey, Shaun, Liam, Luke, Adam, Elizabeth, Dick, Janice, Meg, Alan, Clare, Angelina, Nellie, Bernie, Ryan, Marie, Alan, Sally, Gloria, Laurie, Joe, Gary, Stephen, Fleurette & family, Jack,  Emmie, McDonald family, Andrew, Tony, Colin, baby Leon, Laurence, baby Amy, Peter, Chris, Simon, Margaret, Catherine, Yvonne, baby Emily and baby Jack, Leslie, Peter, Joanne, Sab.


OFFERTORY: Last week’s collection amounted to £639.45. Thank you.


SECOND COLLECTION: Today is for Mission Sunday.


BAPTISM NEXT SUNDAY: October 26th, of Jamie Grace Francisco Wicks, during the 11am Mass.


PARISH CELL SYSTEM: The next meeting will be on Friday, October 17th at 12 noon in the Parish Hall Lounge.


PRAYER GROUP: No Prayer Meeting this Friday morning. The next meeting will be on Friday October 24th from 10 - 11am.



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!


TOGETHER IN PRAYER & PRAISE: Today, Sunday October 19th at 7:30pm at Highfield Church. All are welcome. See poster at back of church.


NOVEMBER: THE MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS: Please take an envelope from the back of church and return it with a list of deceased relatives and friends who you wish to be prayed for during the month of November. The list will be placed on the altar and the names included in all the masses during the Month of the Holy Souls. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen


UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS:  We next meet in the Hall Lounge on Wednesday October 22nd at 7:30pm when our guest speaker will be Jo Hawkins from EquATA, to talk about "Riding for the Disabled". Members are reminded that annual Capitation fees of £10 are now due and payable to our Treasurer, Valerie Brierley.


FAMILY MASS: Is on November 9th. Choir practices for this Mass will take place on the Fridays of October 31st and November 7th from 6:30 - 7:15pm in church. All welcome.


THE KEYS: Still some copies of the Michaelmas edition available at the back of Church. Don’t forget the Keys!


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS DAY:  A day of reflection and training led by Fr Teddy O'Brien MSC on Saturday November 8th from 10am to 4pm. Arrival at 9:30am for coffee. The day will include Mass; please bring a plate of food to share.


NEW PRAYER GROUP: Continues on Fridays from 10am to 11am in the Parish Lounge. All are welcome. Come and Praise the Lord and give him thanks for all the good thinks he gives us! Listen to His word and grow in understanding of His will! All are welcome.


CLEANER AVAILABLE! Weekdays in the Higham/Rushden area; references available. Contact the Parish Office on 353649.


INTERCOM MAGAZINE: Back issues are available in church. Please take some copies back home.


THE VINE: The October issue of your free magazine is now available from the back of church. Please take one home with you. 


THE TABLET: Complimentary copies of the magazine are available in church for the next month.


SPUC BEDFORD AGM:  This will be on Friday October 24th at Ss Philip and James Church following Mass at 7:00pm. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet the team.


SILENT VIGIL: Our next Vigil will be on Saturday October 25th from 12 noon until 1:15pm along Britannia Road, Bedford. Please come and join us.