16th December 2018

Masses this week:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday : 9.15am (preceded by Morning Prayer at 9am)

Thursday: 9.30am Mass at St Lawrence Church, Long Buckby

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm

Please click the link below to view our Christmas Mass times:

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES


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.

Also, the Giving Trees are now up in Daventry and Yelvertoft so please be as generous as you can. There is also a basket for food for distribution. Please donate tinned or packet food, in date and still sealed. Donations should be in at least a week before Christmas so that they can be delivered on time.

PLEASE PRAY

for the repose of the soul of Tony Print who died recently. His funeral will be held on Mon 17th Dec at 10.30am followed by burial at Welton Road Cemetery.

NEXT WEEKEND

there will be a second collection for Christmas flowers.

GLUTEN-FREE HOSTS

are now available. Please ask in the sacristy if you require one.

PARISH PRAYER INTENTIONS

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

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.

YOUTH GROUP

Our young people in secondary school are warmly invited along to our meeting this Sunday at 6pm in the hall. Come along and make some new friends.

CONFIRMATION GROUP

also meets this Sunday at 5pm.

THE DIOCESE

is putting on a training course for small- group leaders from 25th-27th Jan at Kings Park Centre, Northampton. If you are interested, further details can be found on the flyer in the porch.

RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS CARDS

are now on sale at the repository.

CHRISTMAS MYTHS & LEGENDS

Was Jesus born on 25th Dec Yr 0? Come and explore what the New Testament teaches us, the last session this Wednesday 19th Dec 7-8pm in the hall.

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.

LONG BUCKBY ADVENT MASS

This will be held on Thurs 20th Dec at 9.30am at St Lawrence Church. All welcome.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!

The Diocese of Northampton is first for the Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham in 2019!

Thursday February 7th to Saturday February 9th 2019 in the Cathedral Church of Our Lady & St. Thomas. Further details to follow.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE UPDATE

The winners of the raffle were:

1st – Maria Conway

2nd – Mary Price

3rd – Pat Brann

The latest profit stands at £932.50, including £373.60 from the raffle.

The winner of the Christmas cake was Donna Bush. Thanks to all who supported the draw and also to Tracey who made the cake! £48 was raised. There are still some items on sale in the hall after Masses.

CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASS – 5PM

As always children are invited to wear nativity costumes to the Vigil Mass as we celebrate our first Mass of Christmas

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

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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.

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