10th December 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Weekdays 9.15am (Morning Prayer 9am)
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

PLEASE PRAY FOR

the repose of the soul of Michael Forde, recently deceased, whose funeral will take place on Mon 18th Dec at 9.30am.

Also please pray for Maureen Sapstead, Teresa Corrigan & Fr John Leahy SSCC, all recently deceased.

QUIZ NIGHT

Many thanks to all those who supported this event. The total raised for CAFOD was £435, with the same amount going to Christian Aid.

CHOIR & MUSICIANS

We are in need of more members for the choir and also some extra musicians. If interested, contact Alison Mills on 07749 968380.

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS/READERS

More volunteers needed to be Eucharistic Ministers or Readers for the new rota due out in the New Year. If you might like to be part of these ministries, see Fr James. Training will be given.

FAIRTRADE STALL

Chocolate bars large & small, plus Christmas lollipops all at special prices.  Buy now for Christmas surprises.

Also, pick up a CAFOD catalogue from the foyer for alternative Christmas gifts.

TABLECLOTHS

If you have 10 green tablecloths from the hall please return them asap.

GIVING TREE

The SVP ask you to donate generously to help those less fortunate over the Christmas period. For many, Christmas is a worrying time, with no money for children’s presents or for extra food. Money from the Giving Tree will be forwarded to the Hope Centre in Northampton, and food will be donated to Daventry Food Bank or used by our own parish food bank. Please check use by dates, as out of date food cannot be used. Many families need quite basic items but sadly we can’t give fresh food. Donations should be in at least a week before Christmas so that they can be delivered on time. Every Christmas, SVP are called on to distribute food and vouchers well in excess of £600. They work with Social Services and Citizens Advice Bureau to help some of those most in need. Many thanks

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE

All are welcome to our annual service of carols and readings for Advent on Sun 17th Dec at 5pm. A chance to take a pause in the busy run up to Christmas. After the service, there will be refreshments in the hall. There is a clipboard in the porch for volunteer readers at the service. For further details, please see Fr Allan.

DEACON DAVID

will be moving, with his wife, Anna, to Northumberland to administer St Aidan’s parish, Seahouses, and work in HMP Northumberland and his last Mass will be on 7th January. You might like to take the opportunity to come and wish him well in his new role.

CHRISTMAS MASSES – ADVANCE NOTICE

23rd Dec – 5pm

24th Dec – 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Christmas Vigil Mass: 5pm

Midnight Mass:

Carols 11.30pm

Mass – Midnight

25th Dec   9am Yelvertoft

9am Polish Mass Daventry

10.30am Daventry

 

Please note – The Christmas Vigil Mass is NOT the Sunday Mass.

CAROL SINGING

in Bowen Square will be on Sat 16th Dec at 11am. All welcome

LONG BUCKBY

A Mass will be celebrated on 20th Dec at 9.30am at St Lawrence’s Church, Long Buckby. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the home of Norah O’Keefe.

THE PENITENTIAL SERVICE

will be held on Mon 18th Dec at 7pm at the Cathedral

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

Winners: £100 – M Smythe

£50 – M Dury

£25 D Moore

Profit – £310.50. Thanks to all!

The Christmas cake raffle will be drawn on Sun 17th Dec. Tickets still available at 50p each.

JUSTICE & PEACE NEWS

Amnesty International’s Service of Re-dedication will be held at Holy Cross Church, Daventry this Sunday at 6pm.  All welcome. Information – Maggie Nichols 340732.

Fairtrade stall This will be the last weekend before Christmas to purchase Fairtrade items. It will recommence in the New Year. Thanks to everyone for your support.

APF RED BOXES

Anita Smallwood would like it to thank everyone who donated to the APF Mill Hill Red Boxes. The total raised was £293. Replacement boxes will be in church shortly for you to start filling again.

RETIRING COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND FOR CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

3rd December 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Weekdays 9.15am (Morning Prayer 9am)
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

PLEASE PRAY FOR the repose of the soul of Michael Forde, recently deceased, whose funeral will take place on Mon 18th Dec at 9.30am.

Also please pray for Maureen Sapstead, Teresa Corrigan & Fr John Leahy SSCC, all recently deceased.

QUIZ NIGHT Many thanks to all those who supported this event. The total raised will be announced next week.

CHOIR & MUSICIANS We are in need of more members for the choir and also some extra musicians. If interested, contact Alison Mills on 07749 968380.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS/READERS We are in need of more volunteers to be Eucharistic Ministers or Readers for the new rota due out in the New Year. If you think you might like to be part of these ministries, please speak to Fr James. Training will be given.

FAIRTRADE STALL Chocolate bars large & small, plus Christmas lollipops all at special prices.  Buy now for Christmas surprises.

Also, pick up a CAFOD catalogue from the foyer for alternative Christmas gifts.

TABLECLOTHS Has anyone taken 10 green tablecloths from the hall? If so, could you please return them as soon as possible.

CHURCH CLEANING Volunteers needed – please add your name to the clipboard in the foyer. We have six so far but more are desperately needed. Please help if you can.

SVP GIVING TREE will go up in December 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.

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS This annual event will be held from 3-8pm on Fri 8th Dec.  Churches Together in Daventry are organizing a Nativity Tableau which will be sited near the Bandstand to emphasise the Christian message of the Season.  Thank you all those who have already volunteered to help.  We need as many people as possible to join us even if only for an hour or so. First, so that there are plenty of people to help distribute the flyers and other material; second, to support the hard work of the organizing group.   Children (and adults who wish to) will be invited to dress up as a character and have their photo taken as a keepsake.

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE All are welcome to our annual service of carols and readings for Advent on Sun 17th Dec at 5pm. A chance to take a pause in the busy run up to Christmas. After the service, there will be refreshments in the hall. There is a clipboard in the porch for volunteer readers at the service. For further details, please see Fr Allan.

MEDAILLE TRUST STALL Many thanks for all the support for this. We raised £410.20!

ST MARY’S SCHOOL ASTON LE WALLS is holding an open afternoon on Wed 6th Dec from 1.15-2.45pm. If your child is due to start school in Sept 2018, please come and have a look around the school. For contact details and website address, see notice board in the foyer.

THIS MONTH Is dedicated as a Month of Prayer for the Diocese. We celebrate our two patrons, Mary Immaculate (8th Dec) and St Thomas Becket (29th Dec). We pray for Bishop Peter, all our clergy and religious, our parishes and schools, asking the prayers of Mary and St Thomas. We remember all the pastoral areas across our three counties and unitary authorities. As part of this special time, you are invited to a Mass on 8th Dec at 7pm at the Cathedral for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE Will be drawn this Sunday after the 10.30am Mass. Thanks for all your support.

The Christmas cake raffle will be drawn on Sun 17th Dec. Tickets still available at 50p each.

JUSTICE & PEACE NEWS Amnesty International’s Service of Re-dedication will be held at Holy Cross Church, Daventry on Sunday 10th December at 6pm.  All welcome. Information – Maggie Nichols 340732

CAFOD Thanks to everyone who signed the petition in support of people in Sao Paulo, Brazil, threatened with eviction.  They are being given permanent status in their homes.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER & VOCATION 2018 During this year, we are invited as a Diocese to renew our commitment to personal prayer. As we set out together, let us ask God for the grace each day to hear and follow his call. In December, our focus is on praying for all the people of our Diocese.

26th November 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Weekdays 9.15am (Morning Prayer 9am)
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

PLEASE PRAY FOR Phyllis Cranfield recently deceased. Her body will be received into church on Mon 27th Nov at 6.30pm and her funeral will be held on Tues 28th Nov at 10.15am.

A QUIZ NIGHT in aid of CAFOD & Christian Aid is planned for 1st December starting at 7.30pm in the hall. Tickets £8 per person – teams of no more than 6 people.

TONY BURTON This weekend is your last opportunity to buy Christmas goods in aid of the Medaille Trust. Please stop by his table in the foyer and support this important charity, which helps to prevent human trafficking.

CHOIR & MUSICIANS We are in need of more members for the choir and also some extra musicians. If interested, contact Alison Mills on 07749 968380.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS/READERS We are in need of more volunteers to be Eucharistic Ministers or Readers for the new rota due out in the New Year. If you think you might like to be part of these ministries, please speak to Fr James. Training will be given.

BISHOP’S DVD We have a DVD from the Bishop, to be played at Masses on 2nd/3rd Dec. We have a screen & projector (not sure about speakers) but need someone who could set up the equipment and play the DVD at the Masses. If you could do this, please see Fr James. Bookmarks will be available.

FAIRTRADE STALL Chocolate bars large & small, plus Christmas lollipops all at special prices.  Buy now for Christmas surprises.

Also, pick up a CAFOD catalogue from the foyer for alternative Christmas gifts.

TABLECLOTHS Has anyone taken 10 green tablecloths from the hall? If so, could you please return them as soon as possible.

CHURCH CLEANING Volunteers needed – please add your name to the clipboard in the foyer. We are desperately in need of as many names as possible.

SVP GIVING TREE will go up in December 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.

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS CTiD are planning to make a strong input into this year’s “Spirit of Christmas” event to be held in the town on Friday, 8 December from 3 – 8 pm.

To emphasise the Christian aspect, our Churches are displaying a crib scene and flyers, prayer card, dressing up in nativity costumes, props and so on are all being organised – St. Augustines is playing its part and we need volunteers to help in the preparations and on the day – if you can spare an hour or so on Friday, 8 December, or with the planning before, please put your name on the sheet which is in the foyer and we will contact you – thanks, Theresa Street, CTiD

ST MARY’S SCHOOL ASTON LE WALLS is holding an open afternoon on Wed 6th Dec from 1.15-2.45pm. If your child is due to start school in Sept 2018, please come and have a look around the school. For contact details and website address, see notice board in the foyer.

FUNDRAISING

PLEASE, PLEASE! Take and sell as many raffle tickets as you can and return the stubs/money as soon as possible. As we have not sold enough to cover the cost of prizes, we are delaying the draw until next Sun 3rd Dec.

Cake raffle tickets will also be on sale this weekend. Come into the hall this weekend and next weekend to support your parish.

19th November 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Weekdays 9.15am (Morning Prayer 9am)
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

PLEASE PRAY FOR

Cliff Davies recently deceased. His funeral service will take place on Fri 24th Nov at 12pm, followed by burial at Ashby Road, Welton.

Phyllis Cranfield recently deceased and whose funeral will be held on Tues 28th Nov at 10.15am.

THIS SUNDAY is the first World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis has instituted this new day as a way of inviting us to understand that sharing with those living in poverty “enables us to understand the deepest truth of the Gospel.” In his message, Pope Francis asks all of us, whatever our means, to unite in love and in acts of service to one another. He explains: “It is my wish that Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.” Please consider how you can do so and keep all those experiencing poverty in your prayers.

A QUIZ NIGHT in aid of CAFOD & Christian Aid is planned for 1st December starting at 7.30pm in the hall. Tickets £8 per person – teams of no more than 6 people.

FUNDRAISING There will not be a Christmas Bazaar this year but rather we will run a sale of items in the hall after Masses starting on Sat/Sun 18th/19th Nov. Tickets for the Christmas raffle are now available. PLEASE, PLEASE! Take and sell as many as you can and return the stubs/money as soon as possible. Thank you.

TONY BURTON will be selling Christmas goods from this weekend in aid of the Medaille Trust, which is a charity helping to prevent human trafficking. Please stop by his table in the foyer and support this important charity.

CHOIR & MUSICIANS We are in need of more members for the choir and also some extra musicians. If interested, contact Alison Mills on 07749 968380.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS/READERS We are in need of more volunteers to be Eucharistic Ministers or Readers for the new rota due out in the New Year. If you think you might like to be part of these ministries, please speak to Fr James. Training will be given.

BISHOP’S DVD We are promised a DVD from the Bishop, to be played at Masses on 2nd/3rd Dec. We have a screen & projector (not sure about speakers) but need someone who could set up the equipment and play the DVD at the Masses. If you could do this, please see Fr James.

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE St Martin’s church in Welton has set up a Christmas Challenge provide a special Christmas for babies yet to be born through December and into New Year. Can you make/donate items for both newborns and their mums – bibs, disposable nappies, muslin squares, nappy sacks, wet wipes, breast pads, and any other mother & baby toiletries. These can be dropped at St Martin’s church (box just inside the door) – church open most days.

SCHOOL IN MONKSMOOR There will be a new Church of England primary school in Monksmoor Park, which will be open to all children. The local Anglican Diocese is looking for Governors. If interested, contact education@peterborough-diocese.org.uk They also need to demonstrate support for the school, so please send a simple email to that address saying that you support the Christian school at Monksmoor Park.

FAIRTRADE STALL Chocolate bars large & small, plus Christmas lollipops all at special prices.  Buy now for Christmas surprises. Also, pick up a CAFOD catalogue from the foyer for alternative Christmas gifts.

YEAR OF PRAYER & VOCATION 3rd December sees the start of the Year of Prayer & Vocation. If you would like a fridge magnet (£1 each) to keep the idea of this special year on view at home, please see Fr James.

ALTAR SERVERS’ PRACTICE The changes which we ran through with Frs James & Allan are settling in well. So to make sure we are all comfortable, we will have a quick practice next Sun 26th after the 10.30am Mass. Hope to see you then. – Paul.

TABLECLOTHS Has anyone taken 10 green tablecloths from the hall? If so, could you please return them as soon as possible.

CHURCH CLEANING Volunteers needed – please add your name to the clipboard in the foyer. We are desperately in need of as many names as possible.

SVP GIVING TREE will go up in December 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.

12th November 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Weekdays 9.15am (Morning Prayer 9am)
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

HOLY SOULS

Envelopes are now available in which you can place the names of your deceased loved ones, together with your offering. Mass will be offered for them during the month of November.

THE BLESSING OF GRAVES will be this Sunday at 3pm at Welton Road Cemetery.

PLEASE PRAY FOR

Cliff Davies recently deceased. His funeral will take place on Fri 24th Nov at 12pm, followed by burial at Ashby Road, Welton.

Phyllis Cranfield recently deceased and whose funeral will be held on Tues 28th Nov

RED APF BOXES

If you have been collecting money in one of these boxes, it’s time for the money to be counted. So please bring in your box by no later than the end of November. Many thanks!

Also, APF Mission calendars are now available free of charge. Please feel free to pick one up for your home.

NEWSPAPERS

Due to hardly any newspapers being sold, our weekly order will stop at the end of November. However, if you wish, you should be able to order these from any good newsagent.

A QUIZ NIGHT

in aid of CAFOD & Christian Aid is planned for 1st December starting at 7.30pm in the hall. Tickets £8 per person – teams of no more than 6 people.

FUNDRAISING

There will not be a Christmas Bazaar this year but rather we will run a sale of items in the hall after Masses starting on Sat/Sun 18th/19th Nov. Tickets for the Christmas raffle are now available. Please take and sell as many as you can and return the stubs/money as soon as possible. Thank you.

TONY BURTON

will be selling Christmas goods from this weekend in aid of the Medaille Trust, which is a charity helping to prevent human trafficking. Please stop by his table in the foyer and support this important charity.

CHOIR & MUSICIANS

We are in need of more members for the choir and also some extra musicians. If interested, contact Alison Mills on 07749 968380.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS/READERS

We are in need of more volunteers to be Eucharistic Ministers or Readers for the new rota due out in the New Year. If you think you might like to be part of these ministries, please speak to Fr James. Training will be given.

FOR THE NEXT FORTNIGHT the sacristy is being redecorated so there will be a certain amount of chaos and disruption.

BISHOP’S DVD

We are promised a DVD from the Bishop, to be played at Masses on 2nd/3rd Dec. We have a screen & projector (not sure about speakers) but need someone who could set up the equipment and play the DVD at the Masses. If you could do this, please see Fr James.

DAVENTRY CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

is looking for some more volunteers – people who have some free time and are willing to learn a new skill and give about 6hrs each week. Details of positions available are on the notice board in the foyer. If you would like to get an information pack, please email administrator@daventry.cabnet.org.uk or telephone 01327 701644.

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

St Martin’s church in Welton has set up a Christmas Challenge to help provide a special Christmas for babies yet to be born through December and into New Year. Can you make/donate items for both newborns and their mums – bibs, disposable nappies, muslin squares, nappy sacks, wet wipes, breast pads, and any other mother & baby toiletries. These can be dropped at St Martin’s church (box just inside the door) – church open most days.

 

SCHOOL IN MONKSMOOR

There will be a new Church of England primary school in Monksmoor Park, which will be open to all children. The local Anglican Diocese is looking for Governors. If interested, contact education@peterborough-diocese.org.uk They also need to demonstrate support for the school, so please send a simple email to that address saying that you support the Christian school at Monksmoor Park.

FAIRTRADE STALL Chocolate bars large & small, plus Christmas lollipops all at special prices.  Buy now for Christmas surprises.

Also, pick up a CAFOD catalogue from the foyer for ideas for alternative Christmas gifts.

 

5th November 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Monday 9.15am, also 12pm Funeral Mass
Tuesday: 9.15am
Wednesday: 2.30pm Funeral Mass
Thursday: 9.15am
Friday: 11am Funeral Mass
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

HOLY SOULS

Envelopes are now available in which you can place the names of your deceased loved ones, together with your offering. Mass will be offered for them during the month of November.

SECOND COLLECTIONUB this weekend for the Bishop’s Maintenance Fund.

BLESSING OF GRAVES

This will be on Sun 12th Nov at 3pm at Welton Road Cemetery.

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the souls of:

Teresa Stevens who whose funeral will be held on Mon 6th Nov at 12pm.

Maureen Moser whose Requiem Mass will be on Wed 8th Nov at 2.30pm

Malcolm McCarthy whose funeral Mass will take place on Fri 10th Nov at 11am.

Phyllis Cranfield who died on 2nd Nov

YOUTH ALPHA & CONFIRMATION

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of our Christian Faith. It is a safe place where young people can seek answers and explore big questions such as Life: Is this it? It is a 12 week course that will also include a retreat weekend where we explore’ Who is the Holy Spirit?’

Our youth Alpha course will start on SUNDAY; Confirmation candidates must also attend. (The age range is 12 -18, the age for the Sacrament of Confirmation.) All sessions will be from 6-8pm in the hall and will be weekly.

RECONCILIATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION

will begin on 11th November at 4pm in the church. Please make sure you register your child before this date as it will not be possible to join the group after.

RED APF BOXES

If you have been collecting money in one of these boxes, it’s time for the money to be counted. So please bring in your box by no later than the end of November. Many thanks. Also, APF Mission calendars are now available free of charge. Please feel free to pick one up for your home.

ADVENT REFLECTION DAY

The Monastery of Christ our Saviour at Turvey will be hosting this day on Sat 16th Dec from 10.15am-3.15am. The theme is Come to Me and the keynote address will be given by Br John OSB. Cost is £10 with tea & coffee available all day but please bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential as places are limited – admin@nores.org.uk or ring 01582 723312. There is also a booking form in the foyer.

A QUIZ NIGHT

in aid of CAFOD & Christian Aid is planned for 1st December starting at 7.30pm in the hall. Tickets £8 per person – teams of no more than 6 people.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

As Mary Bevan will not be available on the day (last Saturday in November), can anyone get a team together to organise this event? If so, please speak to Mary. Tickets for the Christmas raffle will be available from this weekend. Please take and sell as many as you can and return the stubs/money as soon as possible. Thank you!

RECRUITING CATHOLIC LEADERS

Are you someone who could serve our children by teaching, working or volunteering in a Catholic school? We are looking for Teachers, Leaders and Governors across the Diocese. For further details, contact NORES on main@nores.org.uk or phone 01582 723312.

TONY BURTON

will be selling Christmas goods from this weekend in aid of the Medaille Trust, which is a charity helping to prevent human trafficking. Please stop by his table in the foyer and support this important charity.

SSCC SECULAR BRANCH

There will be a national gathering of the SSCC Secular Branch on Sat 11th November from 10am-3.30pm in the hall. For part of the day, Mike Curtis will be giving a presentation on the recent International Conference which took place in El Escorial, Spain. If you have never heard of us, you are welcome to join us to find out more. If you can’t come for the whole day, you are welcome to join us for Mass at 2.30pm in the Damien Chapel, the celebrant being Fr Derek Laverty SSCC.

DAVENTRY CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

is looking for some more volunteers – people who have some free time and are willing to learn a new skill and give about 6hrs each week. Details of positions available are on the notice board in the foyer. If you would like to get an information pack, please email administrator@daventry.cabnet.org.uk or telephone 01327 701644.

29th October 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Weekdays 9.15am, also Wed 1st Nov at 8pm
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

ALL SAINTS & INDUCTION MASS

Bishop Peter will celebrate the induction Mass for Fr James & Fr Allan at 8pm on 1st November (All Saints – Holy Day of Obligation).

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the souls of:

Gordon Sapstead, whose funeral will take place on Tues 31st Oct at 2pm;

Maureen Moser whose Requiem Mass will be on Wed 8th Nov at 2.30pm

Malcolm McCarthy whose funeral Mass will take place on Fri 10th Nov at 11am;

Teresa Stevens who died last week and whose funeral will be held on Mon 6th Nov at 12pm.

HOLY SOULS

Envelopes are now available in which you can place the names of your deceased loved ones, together with your offering. Mass will be offered for them during the month of November.

YOUTH ALPHA & CONFIRMATION

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of our Christian Faith. It is a safe place where young people can seek answers and explore big questions such as Life: Is this it? It is a 12 week course that will also include a retreat weekend where we explore’ Who is the Holy Spirit?’

Our youth Alpha course will start on 5th November; Confirmation candidates must also attend. (The age range is 12 -18, the age for the Sacrament of Confirmation.) All sessions will be from 6-8pm in the hall and will be weekly.

RECONCILIATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION

will begin on 11th November at 4pm in the church. The Sundays of October will be a period of registration and enrolment forms are available. Please make sure you register your child during October as it will not be possible to join the group after that date.

YOUTH EVENT

The Youth Group are having a movie night on Sun 29th Oct rom 6pm till 8pm in the hall. Movie to be decided. Anyone interested in joining Alpha can attend too so please come along.

ALTAR SERVERS’ PRACTICE

After the recent whirlwind of events, we are going to draw breath and get together for a quick practice after the 10.30am Mass on Sun 29th Oct just to make sure we have picked up all the bits and pieces of change. Hope to see you all then.

MASS COUNT

Over the last four weeks, we have been counting the number of people at Mass. The Bishops ask each parish to do this each year. Our thanks to the counters. For your interest, the average numbers at each Mass were: 5pm-2017=99, 2016=90; Polish Mass 2017=32, 2016=30; 10.30 Mass 2017=157, 2016=169; Yelvertoft 2017=25, 2016=24

A QUIZ NIGHT

in aid of CAFOD & Christian Aid is planned for 1st December starting at 7.30pm in the hall. Tickets £8 per person – teams of no more than 6 people.

RED APF BOXES

If you have been collecting money in one of these boxes, it’s time for the money to be counted. So please bring in your box by no later than the end of November. Many thanks!

ADVENT REFLECTION DAY

The Monastery of Christ our Saviour at Turvey will be hosting this day on Sat 16th Dec from 10.15am-3.15am. The theme is Come to Me and the keynote address will be given by Br John OSB. Cost is £10 with tea & coffee available all day but please bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential as places are limited – admin@nores.org.uk or ring 01582 723312. There is also a booking form in the foyer.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

As Mary Bevan will not be available on the day (last Saturday in November), can anyone get a team together to organise this event? If so, please speak to Mary. Tickets for the Christmas raffle will be available shortly and a cake for an additional raffle has been made.

RECRUITING CATHOLIC LEADERS

Are you someone who could serve our children by teaching, working or volunteering in a Catholic school? We are looking for Teachers, Leaders and Governors across the Diocese. For further details, contact NORES on main@nores.org.uk or phone 01582 723312.

22nd October 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Mon-Fri 9.15am
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

THIS SUNDAY is World Mission Sunday and the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. Please join in this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for the mission of the Church. Gift Aid envelopes are available.

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the souls of:

Anna Hyams, whose funeral service will take place at 10.30am on Monday 23rd Oct;

Betty Hancox whose funeral will be at 11.30am on 26th Oct at Holy Cross;

Gordon Sapstead, whose funeral will take place on Tues 31st Oct at 2pm;

Maureen Moser whose memorial service will be on Wed 8th Nov at2.30pm

Malcolm McCarthy whose funeral Mass will take place on Fri 10th Nov at 11am;

Teresa Stevens who died on Friday morning.

INDUCTION MASS Bishop Peter will celebrate the induction Mass for Fr James & Fr Allan at 8pm on 1st November (All Saints – Holy Day of Obligation).

YOUTH ALPHA & CONFIRMATION Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of our Christian Faith. It is a safe place where young people can seek answers and explore big questions such as Life: Is this it? It is a 12 week course that will also include a retreat weekend where we explore’ Who is the Holy Spirit?’

Our youth Alpha course will start on 5th November; Confirmation candidates should also attend. (The age range is 12 -18, the age for the Sacrament of Confirmation.) All sessions will be from 6-8pm in the hall and will be weekly. There will be some flyers at next week’s Mass but to make this happen we need YOUR help.

We need volunteers who would be able to cook food for us. We would like a small team willing to do this over the course of 12 weeks on a rota basis. Is this something you feel you could help with? We also need a few people to just come along, to welcome and get to know our young people, and to help with clearing up at the end. If you want to take part in the discussions you will receive some help but you will not be asked to lead anything.

We may need volunteers willing to pick up/drop off our young people. However you would need a DBS check so if you already have one with the church that would be great. If you haven’t got a DBS please speak to Alison or Steve as soon as possible so we can arrange for this to happen.

RECONCILIATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION will begin on 11th November at 4pm in the church. The Sundays of October will be a period of registration and enrolment forms are available. Please make sure you register your child during October as it will not be possible to join the group after that date.

ONE WORLD WEEK A One World Week Service will be taking place at 6.30pm on 22nd October at Holy Cross church. All our welcome to come along and pray for our planet.

YOUTH EVENT The Youth Group are having a movie night on Sun 29th Oct rom 6pm till 8pm in the hall. Movie to be decided. Anyone interested in joining Alpha can attend too so please come along.

SANITARY WARE The toilets and basins are due to be changed this week.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped with moving the books last Saturday evening!

SVP Are you interested in helping to support us in our SVP group? We visit the sick, the isolated and those that just need companionship. We meet in the Damian Chapel on 2nd & 4th Monday of every month at 7pm. You would be most welcome to learn more about SVP. If you would like further information, please contact Isabel on 07941 463370.

ALTAR SERVERS’ PRACTICE After the recent whirlwind of events, we are going to draw breath and get together for a quick practice after the 10.30am Mass on Sun 29th Oct just to make sure we have picked up all the bits and pieces of change. Hope to see you all then.

A QUIZ NIGHT in aid of CAFOD & Christian Aid is planned for 1st December starting at 7.30pm in the hall. Tickets £8 perperson – teams of no more than 6 people.

RED APF BOXES If you have been collecting money in one of these boxes, it’s time for the money to be counted. So please bring in your box by no later than the end of November. New boxes will be issued in due course. Many thanks!

15th October 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Mon, Tues 9.15am
Wed, Thurs, Fri: No Mass
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the soul of Anna Hyams, whose funeral service will take place at 10.30am on Monday23rd Oct.

INDUCTION MASS Bishop Peter will celebrate the induction Mass for Fr James & Fr Allan at 8pm on 1st November (All Saints – Holy Day of Obligation).

YOUTH ALPHA & CONFIRMATION Alpha is a series of sessions that explore the basics of our Christian Faith. It is a safe place in which our young people can seek answers and explore big questions such as Life: Is this it? It is a 12 week course that will also include a retreat weekend where we explore’ Who is the Holy Spirit?’

We will be running our youth Alpha course starting on 5th November; Confirmation candidates should also attend. All sessions will be from 6-8pm in the hall and will be weekly. There will be some flyers at next week’s Mass but to make this happen we need YOUR help.

To encourage young people to come and as part of the Alpha course, we need volunteers who would be able to cook food for us. It may be you cannot commit to every week but could commit to once a month or every other week but we need a small team willing to do this over the course of 12 weeks. Is this something you feel you could help with? We are hoping to get between 10 and 15 young people although with your prayers we may get more.

We also need a few people who will just come along and get to know our young people, to welcome them and to help with clearing up at the end. You may want to take part in the discussions, if so you will receive some help but you will not be asked to lead anything.

We may need volunteers who would be willing to pick up and drop off our young people, however these people would need a DBS check so if you already have one with the church and are interested that would be great. If you haven’t got a DBS and would be interested please speak to Alison or Steve as soon as possible so we can arrange for this to happen.

And most importantly we need people to PRAY. Pray that we get young people to come along and that they will stay the course and increase in faith and confidence. If we could have a commitment that, during the sessions, a small group of people will be praying that would be fantastic.

If you are interested in supporting us in any way then please speak to Fr James, Fr Allen, Steve Harris or Alison Mills.

The age range is 12 -18, the age for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

RECONCILIATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION will begin on 11th November at 4pm in the church. The Sundays of October will be a period of registration and enrolment forms are available. Please make sure you register your child during October as it will not be possible to join the group after that date.

NEXT SUNDAY is World Mission Sunday and the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. Your support will help brave missionaries in proclaiming the Gospel of peace in South Sudan and around the world. Please join in this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for the mission of the Church. Gift Aid envelopes are available.

ONE WORLD WEEK A One World Week Service will be taking place at 6.30pm on 22nd October at Holy Cross church. All our welcome to come along and pray for our planet.

SVP Are you interested in helping to support us in our SVP group? We visit the sick, the isolated and those that just need companionship. We meet in the Damian Chapel on 2nd & 4th Monday of every month at 7pm. You would be most welcome to learn more about SVP. If you would like further information, please contact Isabel on 07941 463370.

 

NOT (YET) A CATHOLIC? Any adults who are not Catholic but are thinking of joining us are asked to contact Fr James as soon as possible. If you know someone who would like to join us, please show this to them.

 

REMINDER Coffee/tea is available in the hall after 10.30am Mass on Sundays. So, before leaving for your lunch, why not pop in and get to know one another?

Also, the weekly 300 Club Raffle is drawn then. Some tickets are available so why not come along and support your parish by joining – see Neville Berrill!

17th September 2017

MASS & SERVICE TIMES

For this week:

Mon, Wed, Fri 9.15am
Tues: 9am
Thurs: No Mass
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft; 10.30am Daventry

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Damien Chapel

TODAY is the twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – the key phrase in today’s gospel is: ‘he had no means of paying’. The debt the servant has accrued is astronomical – something like the national debt – totally impossible for an individual to meet. But the master cancels the debt: he doesn’t just give him more time or let him pay it off a bit at a time – the debt is wiped out. This reminds us that when we come before God with our ‘debts’ we are totally unable to pay them – at that moment, there is literally nothing we can do to put ourselves at rights with God. All of the ‘scanty triumphs grace has won’ are the results of God’s intervention not ours. Our debts are simply cancelled – they are wiped out as if they never existed. This is what we celebrate at the Eucharist: ‘the blood of the new covenant poured out’ so that our debts are cancelled.

FR SEAN WRITES….. ’As this is my last weekend in the parish, I would like to thank everyone for their kindness, generosity and support over the last 16 years! We certainly have been on quite a journey! We have achieved a great deal-not least the re-ordering of the church and providing a new priest for the diocese. We can all rightly be proud of those achievements! A parish is always a combination of many people working together and that has always been my experience here in Daventry that so many people are willing to give time and effort to build up and sustain our Catholic community. Thanks to everyone! I am sure you will be just as supportive of Fr James & Fr Allan as they begin their ministry here in Daventry. Please keep myself and Fr Shyju in your prayers as we settle into a new experience of parish ministry. May God bless you all!’

WITH FR SEAN MOVING to Beaconsfield, Di Wilson will also be moving two days a week to Bishop’s House in Northampton where she will continue to assist Fr Sean in his role as Vicar General. She will now be in the presbytery only two days a week, Monday and Friday. Margaret Calvey and Mary Roche are also retiring at this time and we thank them both for all that they have done to support Fr Sean and all the many priests who have passed through the presbytery in recent years.

DUE TO THE RETIREMENT of our long serving Housekeeper, we have a vacancy for this role working in the Presbytery for  25 hours per week. Duties will include cooking, cleaning and laundry. If you are interested in more details, contact the Diocesan HR Advisor Paula Wynn on 01604 714840/ hr@northamptondiocese.com. Closing date will be Tues 26th Sept.

CONGRATULATIONS to John Minnock who will be making his First Holy Communion at the 5pm Mass on Saturday.

WE PRAY FOR CLIFF MORBY whose funeral is on Tuesday at 10am.Especially we pray for his family and friends at this sad and difficult time!

TOGETHER IN FAITH NEWS The campaign has now been completed across the Diocese. In total it raised just over £9 million! At the outset it was hoped that the Campaign would raise £5 million. So it has been very successful! In out parish we raised just over £170,000. Most of that was used for debt reduction, some of it was used to buy the new organ & sanctuary furniture for the refurbished church and we still have over £7,700 for parish use. Again thanks to all who supported the campaign.

THE DIOCESAN VOCATIONS TEAM are organising a Vocations weekend at the Cathedral from Fri, 29th Sept–Sun 1st Oct. If you are interested, please contact Fr Mark Floody on 01604 714556.

CHAIRS Could we respectfully ask that parishioners do not attempt to move the chairs or benches, as they are fixed together in position – we have already had a breakage of one of the fixings. Thank you for your co-operation.

TO ALL READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS  A new rota is being prepared. In the meantime please continue with the four weekly rotation. Any queries please contact Ann Pells 01327 877985.

 AS MANY OF YOU KNOW Alison Mills lost her grandson Zakariyah last year. Next week Alison and Pat will be walking up the SCHILTHORN (known as the James Bond Mountain – 10,000 feet high) to raise money in his memory for SANDS.. To donate go to: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alison-mills8

CAFOD SUPPORTERS’ EVENT Join CAFOD to learn more about their work, focusing on El Salvador, meet others and find out how you can and are making a difference! The venue is the Sacred Heart church, Pyramid Close, Weston Favell from 10.15am-1.30pm on Sat 16th Sept. The meeting will be followed by a shared lunch till 2.30pm. Coffee & tea will be provided from 10am. Please book via 01844 274723 or northampton@cafod.org.uk

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF THE VINE IS NOW AVAILABLE.