28th October 2018

Masses this week:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Thursday: Holy Day of Obligation – 9.30am & 7.30pm

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


NOVEMBER DEAD LIST

Envelopes are now available in the porch.

BLESSING OF GRAVES

The November Blessing of Graves will take place on 4th Nov at 3pm at Welton Road Cemetery.

LUTEN-FREE HOSTS

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

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

(Formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer) There is a preparation day for this on 3rd Nov at Daventry Methodist Church from 10am-3pm. Cost £5 including lunch. A day of information, preparation and singing. All (including males) are welcome, see the poster in the church and at Yelvertoft.

READING THE BIBLE

The Bible Society offers a series of very good guides to the books of the Bible. You and a few friends could get together to look at a book or two over the autumn and winter, either in your home, coffee-shop or even pub. The important thing is to read the Word of God. Fr. James will be available to help, should this be required. For information, go to https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/bible-book-club/

PARISH PRAYER INTENTIONS

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

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR!!

Keep the date of 24th Nov, time 10am-1pm. We still need volunteers so please help if you can! Raffle tickets will be available from this weekend.

LUX GOLD

This is a fun residential weekend for young Catholics aged 11-18 years from 1st-3rd Feb 2019. Please contact Fiona on 01582 720627 or email fiona@nymo.org for further information.

FLAME 2019

This will take place on Sat 2nd Mar 2019 at Wembley Arena. Tickets are available to purchase through the parish for those aged 13+, price £20 (ticket price only). Please contact Fiona (as above) for further details.

FIRE DRILL

Many thanks to everybody who joined in the fire drill last Saturday & Sunday. It reassured us that everything was in place should there be a real emergency.

CHRISTMAS MASSES

So far, the comments to Fr James indicate a slight majority (6-9) in favour of keeping the night Mass at Christmas at Midnight. Many thanks to all who contributed.

PARISH CORE GROUP

The (unapproved) minutes are on display in the porch of the church and also at Yelvertoft.

NYMO,

the youth ministry office for our Diocese, offers may opportunities for young people aged 11-18, as well as young adults up to 30years old, to engage in the life of our diocese and deepen their spiritual lives with other like-minded people. If you know of a young person of secondary school age or over, please make sure they are aware of this and what is on offer. Further details can be found on the notice board, together with upcoming events.

CAFOD RETREAT- Saturday 10 November-Countering Consumerism

What does it mean to be holy?  Have you ever felt a conflict between living out your faith and the pressure of living a busy, modern life?  Pope Francis offers some ideas in his new letter, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad).  You are invited to take time out to explore Scripture and Church teaching and be inspired by one another and CAFOD’s campaigning and work overseas.  Thornton College, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ, 10am – 4pm.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL as limited spaces – contact Deborah – dpurfield@cafod.org.uk ,  01494 863 777

YOUCAT FOR KIDS

is a wonderful new resource aimed at younger children for catechists, parents & carers to help pass on the faith .Sessions will be held in each of the Diocesan Pastoral Areas, one of which will be in St Augustine’s Hall, Daventry on Wed 14th Nov from 7.30-9pm. There is no charge for the event but booking is essential. There are a couple of booking forms in the porch which contain a little more information.

400 CLUB

Please consider joining the 400 Club and be in with a chance of winning some cash! Joy and friends will be in the hall after the 10.30am Mass. If you attend the 5pm Mass, you can still join, – just speak to Fr James. Cost is 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 – 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.

MISSIO RAISED £257.88 THANK YOU!