Parish Priest: Rev Joe Walsh       Tel: 01933 353649  

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14th DECEMBER 2014 – YEAR B




MASS BOOK:          Page 87

PREFACE:               Page 66  2 of Advent  


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


Liturgies For The Week


Sat:     6:30pm - Bob Coton

Sun:  11.00am - People of St Peter’s

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

Tue:    9:30am - Holy Souls

Wed:   7:30pm - Antonietta Salery & Pietro Aufiero

Thu:    9:30am - Gladys White

Fri:    10:30am - Requiem Mass for Lucio Ferritto

Sat:     6:30pm - Jack Darnell

Sun:  11:00am - People of St Peter’s


Sacrament of Reconciliation:

     Wednesday:      After 7:30pm Mass till 9:15pm

     Saturday:           From 11am to 12 noon

Children’s Liturgy:  None this week

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

Prayer Group:    Friday at 10am NOW CANCELLED                         

Holy Hour:         Tuesday after 9:30am Mass

Refreshments:  After 11:00am Mass in Parish Hall

Rosary:             Wednesday 7:10pm

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

S V P:                Friday 8:00pm in the Sacristy


Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time. Alfred Parker, Lena Saunders, E. Savickis, Teodor Mikolajewicz, Catherine Richardson, Henry Page, John Vickers, William Barr, Edgar Hazell, Robert Coton, Margaret Hyland, Catherine Whetten, Ethan St. John-Dickenson, Margaret Ward, and Peter Barnet. May they rest in peace.


PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Peter, Catherine, Leslie, Audrey & Don, Alan, Meg, Sally, Carmel, Lily, Gary, Stephen, Charles, Susan, Joan, Pauline, Frank, Noreen, John, Gerald & family, Jim & family, George, Varghese, Fleurette, Emilie, Richard, Claudia, Eloise, Simon, Kathleen, Bob, Stephen, Paul, Nora, Donovan, Liz, Sr Teresa, Debbie, Honey, Shaun, Liam, Luke, Adam, Elizabeth, Dick, Janice, Clare, Angelina and Nellie.


OFFERTORY: Last week’s collection amounted to £605.65. Thank you.


CONFIRMATION: Bishop Peter will be coming to Rushden to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday June 4th 2015. If you wish to be Confirmed, please put your name, address and phone number in an envelope marked ‘Confirmation’ and put it through Fr Joe’s letterbox. Any queries, please contact Monica on 01933 396986.


CHOIR PRACTICE: On Fridays 6:30pm to 7:15pm.





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 Lucio Ferritto who died this past week. Lucci’s funeral details will be made known this Monday.

OUR SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED: To the bereaved family of Marjorie Homer who died on Friday. Marjorie’s funeral will take place Tuesday, 23rd December with Funeral Prayers at 1:00pm in church.



Please note that the Sacrament will be celebrated this Wednesday after evening Mass until 9:15pm; and on Saturday, 11am to 12 noon.


MUMS AND TOTS GROUP (MUGS AND BEAKERS): Meet this Tuesday in the Hall Lounge, 9:30am to 11am. December 16th and will next meet on January 6th.   


CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: This weekend after the 11am Mass when the Christmas Prize Draw will take place. If you have new items for the raffle or bottles for the bottle stall please place in the box at the back of the church. Cakes for the cake stall on the day, please!


A BIG THANK YOU: To all who supported in any way the Christmas Cracker meal last weekend. The magnificent sum of £1,500 was raised for next year's HCPT Lourdes pilgrimage.


THE KEYS – WANTED: Volunteers to fold and staple the magazine on Wednesday December 17th. 10am in the Sacristy. Usual rates apply.


DON'T FORGET THE KEYS!  If you have something to say but are not sure how to write it or not sure if we would print it, help is at hand. This Sunday during the Christmas Coffee Morning, members of the editorial team will be on hand to offer help and advice or even to write your article or letter for you!


THE KEYS- LARGE PRINT:  If you would like a large print copy of “THE KEYS” please put your name on the list at the back of the Church, or by email to Last Chance This Weekend!


LUX WEEKEND: The next Lux weekend for children of secondary school age will be held on February 8th 2015.


LIVING FAITH: For January - March 2015 is available from the back of church.


SILENT VIGIL: This will be on Saturday December 20th from 12 noon until 1:15pm along Britannia Rd, Bedford, outside the hospital. Please come along and show your support for life.


THE VINE: Your free December edition of the Vine is available from the back of church.



Sunday: 1:30pm to 7pm; Monday: 10am to 7pm; Tuesday: 10am to 6:30pm; Wednesday: 9am to 6:30pm; Thursday: 11:30am to 7pm; Friday: 1pm to 6pm; Saturday: 12 noon to 5:30pm.