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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have 10 green tablecloths from the hall please return them asap.
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 Please check use by dates, as out of date food cannot be used.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.
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
Christmas Vigil Mass: 5pm
Mass – Midnight
25th Dec 9am Yelvertoft
9am Polish Mass Daventry
Please note – The Christmas Vigil Mass is NOT the Sunday Mass.
in Bowen Square will be on Sat 16th Dec at 11am. All welcome
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
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