Masses this week:
Monday – Friday : None this week
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft
Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm
is this Sunday and there will be a retiring collection for Pax Christi, the Catholic organization that works and prays for peace. Envelopes are available in the porch.
We meet this Sunday from 6-8pm in the hall – for all those in Secondary school.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
is this week. services in Daventry are as follows:12 noon on Mon 21st at Methodist Church; Tues 22nd at Holy Cross; Thurs 24th at URC; and Fri 25th St Augustine’s. All services are followed by a simple lunch of soup and rolls. The week concludes at 6.30pm on Sun 27th at the Methodist Church.
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
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.
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.
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. 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.
If you’d 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 Mar from 10am-4pm at Thornton College Milton Keynes. See notice board for contact details.
SETTLEMENT SCHEME – STATEMENT FROM OUR BISHOP
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.
DOWRY TOUR OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM
To prepare for the rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary, the Slipper chapel statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will visit every English Catholic Diocese & Cathedral between 2018-2020. It will be at Northampton Cathedral from 7th-9th Feb. Details of events can be found on the notice board.
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.
COFFEE IS SERVED
in the hall after the 10.30am Mass each week so why not pop in for a chat.
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.
MISSIO CALENDARS AVAILABLE – PLEASE TAKE A FREE COPY!
THE CAFOD MAGAZINE SIDE BY SIDE IS AVAILABLE IN THE PORCH