Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh       Tel: 01933 353649  

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23rd NOVEMBER 2014 – YEAR A




MASS BOOK:          Page 158

PREFACE:               Page 68   Christ, King of the Universe     


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


Liturgies For The Week


Sat:     6:30pm - Giuseppe Frezza, Filomena Palmieri &

                           Lucia Iociafano

Sun:  11.00am - People of the Parish

Mon: 10:00am - Requiem Mass for Antonietta Girardi

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

Wed:   7:30pm - Holy Souls

Thu:    9:30am - People of St Peter’s

Fri:      7:30pm - Sue McGuigan

Sat:     6:30pm - Patrick Dowling

Sun:   11:00am - Michele Campanaro


Sacrament of Reconciliation:

     Wednesday:      After 7:30 pm Mass

     Saturday:           From 11am to 11:30am

Children’s Liturgy:  During 11am Mass

Sunday Teaching:  10:15am to 10:45am for both First Communion & Faith Input in the Hall Lounge.

Prayer Group:   None this week                                                      

Holy Hour:         Tuesday after 9:30am Liturgy

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. Lilian Sutton, Ken Waddell, William Bland, Michael Moore, Emily Cross, Ronald West, Doris McCabe, Catherine Humber, Marianna Rydelski and Mary Edwards. May they rest in peace.


PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Pauline, Frank, Noreen, John, Gerald & family, Jim & family, George, Varghese, Fleurette, Emilie, Richard, Claudie, Eloise, Simon, Kathleen, Bob, Stephen, Paul, Nora, Donovan, Liz, Sr Teresa, Edda, Debbie, Honey, Shaun, Liam, Luke, Adam, Elizabeth, Dick, Janice, Meg, Clare, Angelina, Nellie, Bernie, Ryan, Marie, Alan, Sally, Gloria, Laurie, Joe, Gary, Jack,  Emmie, McDonald family, Andrew, Nigel, Tony, Colin, baby Leon, Laurence, baby Amy, Peter, Chris, Simon, Margaret, Catherine, Yvonne, baby Emily and baby Jack, Leslie, Peter, Joanne, Josephine.


OFFERTORY: Last week’s collection amounted to £592.73. Thank you.


SECOND COLLECTION: This weekend is for the Sick & Retired Clergy fund.


NOVEMBER: THE MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS: Please take an envelope from the back of church and once completed, place it in the basket provided. Thank you.


FRIDAY PRAYER GROUP: Will not meet next Friday, 27th November.




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!


CHRISTMAS CARDS: Are now available from the Repository at the back of church.


OUR SYMPATHY: Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved family of Peter Paul Cody who died a week ago. His Funeral Prayers will take place at Kettering Crematorium on Friday December 5th at 1:30pm.


CELL LEADERSHIP: Meeting is on Friday, November 28th from 12 noon to 3:30pm in the Hall Lounge with Fr Jonathan Cotton (Nottingham).


ST PETER'S MEN'S GROUP: Will meet at 7pm on Thursday November 27th at 20 Batsmans Drive, Rushden. There will be a soup and ploughman's provided at £3/person together with a presentation entitled "Fatima - The Unheeded Message". Please ring David on 413290 and come along.


BOUGHT AND SOLD: In the last issue of “THE KEYS” there was an item for sale which has duly been sold. We already have a “wanted” item for the next issue, so intend to devote a page to “Bought and Sold” so if you have any items you would like to either sell or buy, please let us have the details in the box marked “The Keys” at the back of the Church or by email to There will be no charge for this service.


CONFIRMATION: Bishop Peter will be coming to Rushden to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on 4th June 2015. Please let us know if you wish to be Confirmed by giving your name and contact details in an envelope marked ‘confirmation.’ Thank you.


UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS:  We next meet in the Hall Lounge on Wednesday, November 26th at 7:30 pm when Janet O'Leary and Mary Curtis will demonstrate how to make Christmas decorations.  There will be extra materials on hand to enable everyone to make and take home their own decoration; it promises to be a most enjoyable evening.  (Capitation fees of £13 are due).


MUMS AND TOTS GROUP (MUGS AND BEAKERS): Meets every Tuesday in the Hall Lounge, 9.30am to 11am; 50p per family including tea and biscuits.


PARISH REPRESENTATIVES: Are needed for both the Churches Together in Irthlingborough (CTI) and for the Rushden & Higham Council of Churches. These roles could be for one year. If interested, please contact the Parish Office on 01933 353649.


THE VINE: The November issue of your free newspaper is now available from the back of church. Please take one home. 


SILENT VIGIL: Will take place on Wednesday November 26th from 12 noon until 1:15pm, outside the hospital, along Britannia Road, Bedford.


CHRISTMAS PRIZE DRAW: Tickets for the draw are due back as soon as possible. Prizes (new) are very welcome.



Sunday: 1pm to 7pm; Monday: None; Tuesday: 10am to 7pm; Wednesday: 9am to 6:30pm; Thursday: 11:30am to 6:30pm; Friday: 9am to 6:15pm; Saturday: 12 noon to 5:30pm.