Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh       Tel: 01933 353649  

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8th MARCH 2015 – YEAR B




MASS BOOK:  Page 158                  

PREFACE:       Page 70   Lent 2


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


Liturgies For The Week


Sat:    6:30pm - Gerry MacGregor

Sun   11:00am - Holy Souls

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

Tue:    9:30am - Holy Souls

Wed:   2:30pm - Funeral Mass for Robert Smith Hardie

Thu:    9:30am - Ann Joseph

Fri:      7:30pm - P J Leneghan

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

Sun:  11:00am - Ken Bailey


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: 10:15 - 10:45am in the Hall Lounge for both First Communion input and Faith input for 9-12 year olds.

Holy Hour:         Tuesday after 9:30am Mass

Refreshments:  After 11:00am Mass in Parish Hall

Rosary:             None this week

‘Coffee Stop’:   Thursday 10am-11:30am in Hall Lounge

S V P:               Friday at 8pm in the Sacristy


Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time. Lily Partridge, Karolina Przybyszewska, Thomas Vickers, Rebecca Brader, Archibold Scott, Catherine Nicholson, Timothy Martin, Tadeusz Kluczynoki, Sarah Rowe, Peter Fett, Victor Sidorowski, Thomas Moss, Douglas Gilbert, Olive Maher, James McMahon, John Malone, Gerry MacGregor, John Vinter and Janis Poole. May they rest in peace.


PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Fr Damien, Les, Nigel, Nellie, Joan, Alan, Meg, Sally, Carmel, Lily, Peter, Catherine, Leslie, Tony, Papa’s family, Pedro’s family, Spencer, Laura, Joe, Veronica, Dick, Janice, George, Peter, Janet, Anne, Nathan, Saju’s family, Matthew, Beryl, George, Nathan, Colleen, Susan, Colin, Laurence, Jim & family, Scott, Claudia, Eloise, Simon, Beryl, Tom, Stephen, Ben and the Castle family.


OFFERTORY: Last week’s collection amounted to £591.66. Thank you.


SECOND COLLECTION: Last weekend for CAFOD Fast Day amounted to £497.64. Thank you very much.




COMMUNAL RITE OF RECONCILIATION: Will be celebrated in church with visiting confessors on Tuesday March 10th at 7pm. Prayer Ministry will also be available during this service.


CHOIR PRACTICES: For Easter will take place on Saturday mornings at 11am. All are welcome!


ALTAR SERVERS:  If you have not already done so please respond to Mike's email about Holy Week. If you did not receive the email, please see the notice board in the Sacristy or phone Mike on 651339 or email


FATHER DAMIEN: Parish priest of Great Billing is seriously ill in hospital. Please pray for him.



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!


CONFIRMATION PREPARATION: Session 5 for candidates is entitled ‘Encountering Jesus in the Sacraments’ is on Sunday March 15th at 4pm in the Hall Lounge.


INVITATION TO WOMEN OF THE DIOCESE: To voice your opinions regarding marriage and family to Bishop Peter prior to the meeting of Bishops from all over the world with Pope Francis. See noticeboard for details.


OUR SYMPATHY: Is extended to the bereaved family of Daniel Byrne who died during the week. May he rest in peace.


THE GENERAL ELECTION 2015: There are still copies of a letter to catholics in England and Wales from their Bishops. Please take one home.


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 when St Peter’s parisioner and convert from Orthodox Judaism, Martyn Furman will take us through a Jewish Passover meal as celebrated by Jewish families for thousands of years, while revealing how Jesus fulfilled the promise made to the Jewish people through His suffering, death and resurrection. 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.


CHRISTIAN PASSOVER SUPPER: In the Parish Hall on Wednesday March 18th at  6:45pm for 7pm, £10 per ticket, buffet and wine provided. All profits going to buy Bible Timeline resources for a Catholic parish in Nigeria. Tickets available from Monica (01933 396986) after Sunday Mass. Martyn Furman will take us through a Jewish Passover meal as celebrated by Jewish families for thousands of years.


WANTED FOR THE KEYS: Somebody to put together four pages four times a year for our children’s page. Some material is provided. If you can help, please contact the editor on 651339 or


TIME TOGETHER GROUP: Meets next Saturday, March 14th, at 2:30pm in the Parish Hall. Sylvia Smith will be giving a talk on Coronation Street as it was. All are welcome and we finish at 4pm.


SVP COLLECTING BOTTLES:  Many thanks to all who have taken them to collect loose coins for SVP funds - to date we have raised £241.01. Please bring any full bottles back and don't forget to take a new one (from the table by the piety stall).


DON'T FORGET THE KEYS!  The deadline for the Easter issue is Sunday March 22nd. Contributions, letters to the editor or any other communication should be sent to or placed in the box marked “The Keys” at the back of the Church.


UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS:  Our next meeting at 7:30 pm on Wednesday March 11th in the Hall Lounge will be a Film Night - hope to see you there (with your popcorn, perhaps?). On March 25th we will be holding our Annual General Meeting at which ALL members should be present. Ladies, please put both these dates in your diaries.


LENT LUNCHES: Are served from 12 noon at St Mary’s Church Hall on Wednesdays during Lent; proceeds go to Christian Aid.


INTERCESSION WEEKEND: See noticeboard for details.


THE VINE: This month’s free issue is now available in church.


ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Sunday: 1:30pm to 7pm; Monday: 10:30am to 7pm; Tuesday: 10am to 5pm; Wednesday: 4:30pm to 8pm; Thursday: 11:30am to 7pm; Friday: 10 to 6:45pm; Saturday: 12 noon to 5:30pm.