13th January 2019

Masses this week:

Monday – Friday : 9.15am (preceded by Morning Prayer at 9am)

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


PARISH PRAYER INTENTIONS

These may be put on the board in the Damien Chapel. They are included in each Sunday’s Bidding Prayers.

COFFEE IS SERVED

in the hall after the 10.30am Mass each week so why not pop in for a chat.

NEXT SUNDAY

Is Peace Sunday and thee will be a retiring collection for Pax Christi, the Catholic organization that works and prays for peace. Envelopes are available this weekend and should be returned next weekend.

YOUTH GROUP

We meet this Sunday from 6-8pm in the hall – for all those in Secondary school.

 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

This begins on 20th Jan. There are sessions in Daventry at 12 noon on Mon 21st at the Methodist Church; Tues 22nd at Holy Cross; Thurs 24th at the URC; and Fri 25th St Augustine’s. All sessions are followed by a simple lunch of soup and rolls. The week concludes with a service at 6.30pm on Sun 27th at the Methodist Church.

ALTAR SERVERS

We are having a short practice two weeks this Sunday – Sunday, 27 January, following 10.30 a.m. Mass. Hopefully, see you there. Thanks, Paul

CATHOLIC BASICS

is an engaging introduction to the Catholic faith in four parts: God, The Church, The Moral Life, Prayer. The course texts are to be used in conjunction with teaching days and contain the topic notes and opportunities for follow-up study. It has two levels: Basics and Basics Plus. No qualifications needed! The first module will be launched on 31st Jan 19 at NORES Luton from 10am-3pm. A full lunch will be provided as well as a course pack. The cost has been kept down to £25 per person (£10 for unwaged). We hope this price will encourage those who feel the course could be of benefit to attend and participate. A poster is on the notice board in the church.

YELVERTOFT

If anyone else wishes to join the snow list, please contact the parish email address – and be told if the Yelvertoft Mass is cancelled because of snow.

CHURCH CLEANERS

More volunteers needed for this vital job, in order to have a clean church for Christmas and into the New Year. Please give your name to the parish office if you can help out on the rota. Would all current people on the list please advise if they are willing to continue:

Raphaelle, Monika S, Ewa B, Sylvia K, Kate K, Supun.

 We like to have teams of at least three, so the more volunteers we have, the less often each team needs to clean. Many thanks.

SPIRITUAL ABUSE

Would you like to gain a better understanding of what spiritual abuse is, how it can be prevented and how to respond? A course is being run on Sat 16th March from 10am-4pm at Thornton College Milton Keynes. If interested, see notice board for contact details.

SETTLEMENT SCHEME

The government will soon launch a settlement Scheme, offering EU citizens living here a legal route to remain. While this is an important step, we understand that, especially for people who have contributed to our society over many years, it may feel unjust and divisive that they are now required to apply for permission to stay. Despite our concerns about this, we would point all our EU citizens to www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families and to make use of various resources available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-community-leaders-toolkit in order to protect their existing rights and their place in our society.

MISSIO RED BOXES

Anita, the co-ordinator, has retired. If you’d like to help with this invaluable work for the Church, please see Fr James.

THE CAFOD MAGAZINE SIDE BY SIDE IS AVAILABLE IN THE PORCH

MISSIO CALENDARS AVAILABLE – PLEASE TAKE A FREE COPY!

400 CLUB

Please consider joining the 400 Club to be in with a chance of winning some cash! Joy & friends are in the hall after the 10.30am Mass. If you attend 5pm Mass, no problem, – just speak to Fr James. Cost 25p per number per week.

PARISH FACEBOOK GROUP

If you use Facebook, please join our parish Facebook group: Our Lady of Charity & St Augustine Daventry, a good way to catch up on parish activities.

THIS MONTH’S VINE

Pick up your FREE copy to see what is happening in the Diocese.

 OUR LOCAL SVP

welcomes gifts of food for the needy, particularly at this time of year – please use the basket in the porch. There is a need for food that does not need cooking and, if in tins, those with ring-pull tops are preferred. Many thanks.