30th September 2018

Masses this week:

Monday to Friday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


READERS & EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTER OF COMMUNION

There will be a meeting for all Readers, Eucharist Ministers and Co-ordinators, both current and new, on Wed 17th October at 7.30pm. As there are very important items to discuss and some training to be given to new members, please make a note of the date in your diary and make every effort to attend. If, for any reason, you are unable to make that date, please inform either Ann Pells or Fr James. Thank you.

YELVERTOFT

If you come to Mass at Yelvertoft and want to be informed by email should Mass be cancelled due to snow or other adverse weather conditions, please send an email to the parish and we will contact you, should the Mass not be celebrated. Email address is as above.

DETAILS OF VARIOUS COURSES,

being organised by NORES, together with booking forms, can be found in the porch.

MODERN DAY SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING

The Northampton Justice & Peace Commission invite you to this conference on Sat 13th Oct at St John’s Parish Hall, Sundon Park Road, Luton, from 10am-1.30pm, followed by a shared lunch. Further details on the notice board.

MASS COUNT

This week we continue the annual Mass count. For four weeks we have to count everybody at Mass. If you see someone counting, please stay in your pace lest they get confused!

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/

NORES LECTURE

on the theme of The Disciple’s Call is taking place on Sun 14th Oct from 4-5.30pm at NORES, Westbourne Road, Luton. Further details on the notice board.

LARGE SIDEBOARD

available free to a good home. See Fr James.

ST MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

in Aston le Walls is holding an open morning on Thurs 11th Oct at 10am. This is an opportunity to have a look around the school. Further details on the notice board.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR!!

Keep the date of 24th November, time 10am-1pm. We will be looking for volunteers shortly so please help if you can!

INTERACTIVE CHRISTMAS

Plans are proceeding for the ecumenical interactive Christmas for 3rd, 4th & 6th December. It provides an opportunity for children, some the only time, to hear the Christmas story. For this, volunteers are needed to help in various capacities. If you may be interested in helping, there will be a meeting on Mon 15th Oct at 2.30pm at the Methodist Church. If you can’t make the meeting, please advise Keith of your interest on 01327 843319.

CAFOD

Fri 5thOct is Family Fast Day. We are asked to eat simply – perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal – and give the money we save to help people. Please take your Fast Day Envelope which is attached to this newsletter – spares will be available in church this week and next – and please give what you can. Envelopes should be returned and placed in the second collection next 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.

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.

23rd September 2018

Masses this week:

Monday to Friday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


THANK YOU

For your donations totalling £206.40 for Home Mission Sunday. The money you gave to this collection does not go abroad but is used to help Catholics in England & Wales become more confident in sharing their faith.

READERS & EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTER OF COMMUNION

The current rota ends next month and we do need more Readers & Ministers. If you feel able to help with our ministry, please see Fr. James.

There will be a meeting for all Readers, Eucharist Ministers and Co-ordinators, both current and new, on Wed 17th October at 7.30pm. As there are very important items to discuss and some training to be given to new members, please make a note of the date in your diary and make every effort to attend. If, for any reason, you are unable to make that date, please inform either Ann Pells or Fr James. Thank you.

YELVERTOFT

If you come to Mass at Yelvertoft and want to be informed by email should Mass be cancelled due to snow or other adverse weather conditions, please send an email to the parish and we will contact you, should the Mass not be celebrated. Email address is as above.

DETAILS OF VARIOUS COURSES,

being organised by NORES, together with booking forms, can be found in the porch.

MODERN DAY SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING

The Northampton Justice & Peace Commission invite you to this conference on Sat 13th Oct at St John’s Parish Hall, Sundon Park Road, Luton, from 10am-1.30pm, followed by a shared lunch. Further details on the notice board.

MASS COUNT

This week we begin the annual Mass count. For four weeks we have to count everybody at Mass. If you see someone counting, please stay in your pace lest they get confused!

FIRST COMMUNION &  CONFIRMATION

Registration forms for both Sacraments are now available, both in the porch at St. Augustine’s and also at Yelvertoft.

The preparation for First Holy Communion (and the Sacrament of Reconciliation) begins on Sept 29th.   This year we are asking at least one parent to attend each session.

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/

OUR LOCAL SVP

does great work in helping the needy and lonely in our parish. Your weekly donations of cash & food are greatly appreciated. The group also helps a twinned group in India and has sponsored five buffalos to help a poor community. Photographs of the group and buffalos are in the porch.

NORES LECTURE

on the theme of The Disciple’s Call is taking place on Sun 14th Oct from 4-5.30pm at NORES, Westbourne Road, Luton. Further details on the notice board.

FR ALLAN

is off to the Catholic University of Leuven for a year’s study. He will be back here for Christmas & Easter and at other times.

LARGE SIDEBOARD

available free to a good home. See Fr James.

ST MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

In Aston le Walls is holding an open morning on Tues 9th Oct at 10am. This is an opportunity to have a look around the school. Further details on the notice board.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR!!

Keep the date of 24th November, time 10am-1pm. We will be looking for volunteers shortly so please help if you can!

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.

16th September 2018

Masses this week:

Monday to Thursday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Friday:  Funeral Mass 10.15am

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


TODAY

On Home Mission Sunday, we have been praying for the spread of the Gospel and in the second collection we will have the opportunity to support it financially by giving what we can. The money you give to this collection does not go abroad but is used to help Catholics in England & Wales become more confident in sharing their faith.

ALTAR SERVERS’ PRACTICE

We’ll be having a practice after the 10.30 Mass this Sunday-16th Sept.  See you all then. Paul 07989 405589

TWO OF OUR ALTAR SERVERS,

Amy and Emily Rowe, are fundraising to take part in an international girl guiding trip across Europe next summer which will involve participating in a community service project. They are holding a raffle over the next few weeks and tickets will be available after Mass. Our youth group will be supporting them i by running the tea and coffee once a month after Mass.

CAFOD

Opportunities to inspire students!

CAFOD is inviting you to be part of our education programme to inspire students to act on their sense of justice.  A background in education is not necessary.  We are looking for people with good interpersonal skills, a passion for our work and who can connect well with children & young people.  The volunteer will be asked to go to Catholic schools to deliver prepared assemblies and/or workshops about once a term.  All training, travel expenses and resources will be provided, including the ongoing support of a local team. :

Email: northampton@cafod.org.uk

READERS & EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTER OF COMMUNION

The current rota ends next month and we do need more Readers & Ministers. If you feel able to help with our ministry, please see Fr. James.

YELVERTOFT

If you come to Mass at Yelvertoft and want to be informed by email should Mass be cancelled due to snow or other adverse weather conditions, please send an email to the parish and we will contact you, should the Mass not be celebrated. Email address is as above.

NATIONAL MASS FOR ALTAR SERVERS

Will be in Westminster Cathedral at 2.30pm on Sat 6th Oct, principal celebrant Bishop John Sherrington. Further details are on the notice board.

DETAILS OF VARIOUS COURSES,

being organised by NORES, together with booking forms, can be found in the porch.

MODERN DAY SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING

The Northampton Justice & Peace Commission invite you to this conference on Sat 13th Oct at St John’s Parish Hall, Sundon Park Road, Luton, from 10am-1.30pm, followed by a shared lunch. Further details on the notice board.

MASS COUNT

Next week we begin the annual Mass count. For four weeks we have to count everybody at Mass. If you see someone counting, please stay in your pace lest they get confused!

FIRST COMMUNION  &  CONFIRMATION

Registration forms for both Sacraments are now available, both in the porch at St. Augustine’s and also at Yelvertoft.  The preparation for First Holy Communion (and the Sacrament of Reconciliation) begins on Sept 29th.   This year we are asking at least one parent to attend each session.

RUGBY MALE VOICE CHOIR

are organising a charitable fund raising event at St Maries Church in Rugby to raise money for the church. It will be held on Fri 28th Sept at 7pm.  Refreshments will be available afterwards. Entrance is free donations would be gratefully received.

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/

OUR LOCAL SVP

does great work in helping the needy and lonely in our parish. Your weekly donations of cash & food are greatly appreciated. The group also helps a twinned group in India and has sponsored five buffalos to help a poor community. Photographs of the group and buffalos are in the porch.

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.

BEGGARS

If you are asked for money by beggars please decline to help them. Experience teaches that money is often used to purchase alcohol.

9th September 2018

Monday to Friday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


HOLY HOUR

As announced last week the bishops have asked that there be a Holy Hour in parishes this weekend, to coincide with the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool, There will be Exposition after the 10.30  Mass this Sunday. This will be an opportunity for quiet prayer, continuing our thanksgiving after Mass. There will be three brief readings and prayers, but this will be a quiet hour, concluding with Benediction at 12.15 p.m.

People are asked to be quiet in Church after Mass to foster the spirit of prayer.

ALTAR SERVERS’ PRACTICE

Well, that went quickly!!!…the summer holidays have almost gone, hope you all had a relaxing time!!!

So time for the team to regroup – we’ll have a practice after the 10.30 Mass next Sunday – 16th Sept.  postponed from this Sunday, due to the Holy Hour. See you then. Thanks, Paul 07989 405589

TWO OF OUR ALTAR SERVERS,

Amy and Emily Rowe, are fundraising to take part in an international girl guiding trip across Europe next summer which will involve participating in a community service project. They will be holding a raffle over the next few weeks and tickets will be available after Mass. Our youth group will be supporting them in their efforts by running the tea and coffee after Mass on a date to be confirmed. Amy & Emily will be speaking after Masses this Sunday.

CAFOD

Opportunities to inspire our students!

CAFOD is inviting you to be part of our amazing education programme which inspires students to act on their sense of justice.  A background in education is not necessary.  We are looking for people with good interpersonal skills, a passion for CAFOD’s work and who can connect well with children and young people.  The volunteer will be asked to go into Catholic schools in the locality to deliver prepared assemblies and/or workshops about once a term.  All necessary training, travel expenses and resources will be provided and you will have the ongoing support of a local team.  Do get in touch to know more : northampton@cafod.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful team.

OUR LOCAL SVP

Does great work in helping the needy and lonely in our parish. Your weekly donations of cash & food are greatly appreciated. The group also helps a twinned group in India and has sponsored five buffalos to help a poor community. Photographs of the group and buffalos are in the porch.

READERS & EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTER OF COMMUNION

The current rota ends next month and we do need more Readers & Ministers. If you feel able to help with our ministry, please see Fr. James.

NATIONAL MASS  FOR ALTAR SERVERS

Will be in Westminster Cathedral at 2.30pm on Sat 6th Oct, principal celebrant Bishop John Sherrington. Further details are on the notice board.

KERALA EMERGENCY RELIEF

We’d like to express our deepest thanks for your great generosity towards the CAFOD emergency fund collection for Kerala that we had, which raised £409.64. If you would like to donate online, go to:

https://cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news

MODERN DAY SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING

The Northampton Justice & Peace Commission invite you to this conference on Sat 13th Oct at St John’s Parish Hall, Sundon Park Road, Luton, from 10am-1.30pm, followed by a shared lunch. Further details on the notice board.

DETAILS OF VARIOUS COURSES,

being organised by NORES, together with booking forms, can be found in the porch.

THE MEDAILLE TRUST

Summer issue of their magazine is now available in the porch. Please feel free to pick up a copy on your way out.

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.

BEGGARS

If you are asked for money by beggars please decline. Experience teaches that money is often used to purchase alcohol.

2nd September 2018

Monday & Friday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:  No Mass

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


SUMMER THOUGHT

The kids go back to school this week and a strange quietness will come over Daventry. Many people will breathe a sigh of relief, and think ‘good riddance, they’re back inside’, and not give it a further thought.

But as adults we should be part of the training of the next generation; after all, at the very least we want them to support us in our old age, don’t we? We should encourage children in their learning and help the teachers in their job.

If you have children at school, what help will you give them this year? – Real help; not just a grunted ‘done your homework, then?’ before they slip out to see their friends. Perhaps there could be a time without the TV so that they could read or work in peace.

We know we should put something aside for the future; it’s only prudent. We also need to invest our concern in the education of the children. As the Bible says, ‘foolish children bring grief to their father, and bitterness to their mother.’ (Proverbs 17.25) If we want good, well-educated children, the answer lies not just with the teachers, but in our own attitude.

ON SUNDAY 15TH JULY,

29 of us Shared the Journey by responding to Pope Francis’ call to walk around the globe in solidarity with refugees. We walked 130 miles between us (from St Augustine’s to the Daventry Country Park). Thank you to all who supported us in any way, we raised £86.86 for CAFOD.

ADOREMUS EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

This is taking place at Liverpool Echo Arena on Sat 8th Sept involving delegates from all Dioceses. Adoremus is the first time in modern history that the Church in England & Wales has gathered for a National Congress on the scale envisaged. If you would like to know more, please see notice in the porch.

BEGGARS

If you are asked for money by beggars please decline to help them. Experience teaches that money is often used to purchase alcohol.

ALTAR SERVERS’ PRACTICE

Well, that went quickly!!!…the summer holidays have almost gone, hope you all had a relaxing time!!!

So, time for the team to regroup – we’ll have a practice on Sunday 9 September, end of the first week back at school, after the 10.30 a.m. Mass

Hopefully, see you all then

Thanks, Paul 07989 405589

KERALA EMERGENCY RELIEF COLLECTION

We’d like to express our deepest thanks for your great generosity towards the CAFOD emergency fund collection for Kerala that we had last week. If you would like to donate online, go to:

https://cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news

TWO OF OUR ALTAR SERVERS,

Amy and Emily Rowe, are fundraising to take part in an international girl guiding trip across Europe next summer which will involve participating in a community service project. They will be holding a raffle over the next few weeks and tickets will be available after Mass. Our youth group will be supporting them in their efforts by running the tea and coffee after Mass on a date to be confirmed.

THE MEDAILLE TRUST

Summer issue of their magazine is now available in the porch. Please feel free to pick up a copy on your way out.

 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.

CAFOD’S MAGAZINE,

Side by Side, which is free, can be found in the porch. Also available is a leaflet concerning their free will writing service to supporters.

ALSO CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP HAS FINISHED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RECOMMENCE IN SEPTEMBER.

26th August 2018

Masses this week:

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Tuesday, Wednesday:  No Mass

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


SUMMER THOUGHT

I was in one of those cheap restaurants where the tables are close together and the background music, which is supposed to cover conversations, doesn’t. So I couldn’t help overhearing the couple sat all of three feet from me.

They were talking about mutual friends and acquaintances; who was friends with whom, where they were living, what they were doing and so on. All very interesting, even more so to an eavesdropper, although an unwilling one. But I shall never know how Dave and Sue resolved their problem.

This started me thinking, for although we all find details of other people’s lives fascinating, and gossip is always about other people, how much should we pass on, even to close friends and relations? Are there any limits about what we should say? Can we reveal all about relationships; illnesses, office politics? Is it right to tell others things because they will amuse, entertain and impress?

The traditional rule of thumb is that anything which affects a person’s reputation or holds them up to ridicule, is not to be told. How much of our gossip would pass that test?

ON SUNDAY 15TH JULY,

29 of us Shared the Journey by responding to Pope Francis’ call to walk around the globe in solidarity with refugees. We walked 130 miles between us (from St Augustine’s to the Daventry Country Park). Thank you to all who supported us in any way, we raised £86.86 for CAFOD.

SOLEMNITY OF ST AUGUSTINE

Happy feast day! This weekend we are celebrating our Holy Father, St Augustine, co-patron of our parish and Father of the Canonical Order, whose feast day falls on Tuesday 28th August. On Sunday, we will continue our celebrations in the hall with coffee and cake after the 10.30 Mass.The readings of the Solemnity differ to those of the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time in our Mass books:

First reading: Ecclesiasticus 50. 6-13

Responsorial Psalm: How good and pleasant it is when we all live in unity.

Second reading: 1 John  4. 7-16

Alleluia, Alleluia! No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Alleluia!

Gospel: John 7. 1, 14-21

ADOREMUS EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

This is taking place at Liverpool Echo Arena on Sat 8th Sept involving delegates from all Dioceses. Adoremus is the first time in modern history that the Church in England & Wales has gathered for a National Congress on the scale envisaged. If you would like to know more, please see notice in the porch.

BEGGARS

If you are asked for money by beggars please decline to help them. Experience teaches that money is often used to purchase alcohol.

ALTAR SERVERS’ PRACTICE

Well, that went quickly!!!…the summer holidays have almost gone, hope you all had a relaxing time!!!

So, time for the team to regroup – we’ll have a practice on Sunday 9 September, end of the first week back at school, after the 10.30 a.m. Mass. Hopefully, see you all then. Thanks, Paul

KERALA EMERGENCY RELIEF COLLECTION

This weekend there will be a collection for CAFOD at the end of our Masses to support Caritas India, which is responding to the crisis in Kerala by providing food, blankets, mosquito nets and other essentials to over 40,000 of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in six districts of Kerala. Let’s help those who have lost everything in the floods and landslides. Thank you for your generosity.

THE MEDAILLE TRUST

Summer issue of their magazine is now available in the porch. Please feel free to pick up a copy on your way out.

PLEASE NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO POLISH MASS DURING JULY AND AUGUST.

 ALSO CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP HAS FINISHED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RECOMMENCE IN SEPTEMBER.

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.

CAFOD’S MAGAZINE,

Side by Side, which is free, can be found in the porch. Also available is a leaflet concerning their free will writing service to supporters.

MISSIO MAGAZINE

is also available in the porch – free!

19th August 2018

Masses this week:

Monday-Thursday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Friday:  No Mass

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


SUMMER THOUGHT

was on the station waiting for my train, and I noticed the adolescent saying good-bye to his girl-friend. I use the word ‘saying’ loosely. They were wrapped around each other like ivy around a tree, and the communication was strictly of the non-verbal sort.

Many of us older, more cynical, travellers saw them and smiled at each other.  I wondered on the depth of the relationship and how long it would last; and, when it broke, who would suffer most. The media seems to pressure young people into relationships early on in their lives, when their developing emotions can’t cope with the stresses. It’s no good telling anybody in the middle of a relationship that it’s only puppy love, and will blow over; it’s just a trial run for the real thing. They need to be warned earlier. I just hope the couple on the station don’t get too hurt in their growing up.

All relationships are costly, and we enter into them at our own peril. But if we don’t, then we remain unfulfilled. This includes, of course, our relationship with God. But that is not just a demanding relationship but totally transforming. The believer can be taken up into a different sort or relationship.  But how many want to risk themselves like the adolescents?

ADOREMUS EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

This is taking place at Liverpool Echo Arena on Sat 8th Sept involving delegates from all Dioceses. Adoremus is the first time in modern history that the Church in England & Wales has gathered for a National Congress on the scale envisaged. If you would like to know more, please see notice in the porch.

SOLEMNITY OF ST AUGUSTINE

This year we transfer the solemnity of St Augustine (28th August) to the weekend of 25th/26th August so that we can celebrate one of our parish patrons together. The readings of the Mass differ from those of the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time in the Mass books. On Sunday 26th, we invite you to bring cake to share with our regular parish coffee/teas in the hall after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

BEGGARS

If you are asked for money by beggars please decline to help them. Experience teaches that money is often used to purchase alcohol.

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.

CAFOD’S MAGAZINE,

Side by Side, which is free, can be found in the porch. Also available is a leaflet concerning their free will writing service to supporters.

MISSIO MAGAZINE

is also available in the porch – free!

THE MEDAILLE TRUST

Summer issue of their magazine is now available in the porch. Please feel free to pick up a copy on your way out.

PLEASE NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO POLISH MASS DURING JULY AND AUGUST.

 ALSO CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP HAS FINISHED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RECOMMENCE IN SEPTEMBER.

12th August 2018

Masses this week:

Monday-Friday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


SUMMER THOUGHT

I was down at the dump the other day, getting rid of some rubbish, when I saw a man putting out cans of paint. He said that he was not going to do the decorating, regardless of what his wife said.

It’s amazing that we have this compulsion to ‘do it ourselves’ – encouraged by all the d-i-y stores. Every bank holiday they spend thousands making us feel guilty if we don’t spend some time with a paint brush or screw-driver in our hands.

There is satisfaction in a well done job; but for me, I find less satisfaction in a botched affair that I can just about cope with. – To say nothing of clearing up the mess that always seems to happen when I do things in the house.

For most of us we have our job of work. – Anything we do around the house is extra: extra work. Let’s think of it like that, and use the week-ends and the bank holidays to enjoy our families. – And so in Church today let us give God credit for his work, which allows us to do – it – ourselves for the other six days of the week.

 

NEXT WEDNESDAY 15th AUG

is a Holy Day of Obligation, being the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Masses will be at 9.30am & 7.30pm.

 

ADOREMUS EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

This is taking place at Liverpool Echo Arena on Sat 8th Sept involving delegates from all Dioceses. Adoremus is the first time in modern history that the Church in England & Wales has gathered for a National Congress on the scale envisaged. If you would like to know more, please see notice in the porch.

 

SOLEMNITY OF ST AUGUSTINE

This year we transfer the solemnity of St Augustine (28th August) to the weekend of 25th/26th August so that we can celebrate one of our parish patrons together. The readings of the Mass differ from those of the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time in the Mass books. On Sunday 26th, we invite you to bring cake to share with our regular parish coffee/teas in the hall after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

 

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.

CAFOD’S MAGAZINE,

Side by Side, which is free, can be found in the porch. Also available is a leaflet concerning their free will writing service to supporters.

MISSIO MAGAZINE

is also available in the porch – free!

THE MEDAILLE TRUST

Summer issue of their magazine is now available in the porch. Please feel free to pick up a copy on your way out.

PLEASE NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO POLISH MASS DURING JULY AND AUGUST.

 ALSO CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP HAS FINISHED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RECOMMENCE IN SEPTEMBER.

5th August 2018

Masses this week:

Monday-Friday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


SUMMER THOUGHT

As I was driving along in the car last week, I nearly ran over a jogger. He was a middle-aged man, puffing and blowing at the side of the road, no doubt thinking that every agonising step was doing him good. – it may have been, too, I’m no expert. Sometimes I’m tempted to take up sport myself in an effort to regain the figure of my younger days, but the mood soon passes.

What puts me off is the profoundly unChristian saying which is often quoted by fitness freaks: “no pain, no gain.” God loves us without any effort on our part. Jesus died and rose for us not because we deserved it but because that was the way we had to follow: the way of love.

We can be tempted to think that what we do, or don’t do, can ‘earn’ us heaven. But in fact we can only respond to God’s love. It is this, and this alone, which helps us turn towards him in our life.

We must put our trust in God, not in our own efforts. If we try to respond to his love in the good bits and in the bad bits of our lives then all will be well. The snag is that this may take as much effort as jogging. But the love of God is more certain than any fitness programme.

ADOREMUS EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

This is taking place at Liverpool Echo Arena on Sat 8th Sept involving delegates from all Dioceses. Adoremus is the first time in modern history that the Church in England & Wales has gathered for a National Congress on the scale envisaged. If you would like to know more, please see notice in the porch.

NEW LOUDSPEAKERS

are now in place but please note that the black cabling is only temporary.

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.

CAFOD’S MAGAZINE,

Side by Side, which is free, can be found in the porch. Also available is a leaflet concerning their free will writing service to supporters.

MISSIO MAGAZINE

is also available in the porch – free!

PLEASE NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO POLISH MASS DURING JULY AND AUGUST.

 ALSO CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP HAS FINISHED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RECOMMENCE IN SEPTEMBER.

29th July 2018

Masses this week:

Monday-Friday: 9.15am

(Morning Prayer 9am)

Sat: 5pm Daventry

Sun: 9am Yelvertoft

10.30am Daventry

Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm


SUMMER THOUGHT

“Will Fluffy get to heaven?” the old lady asked, after telling me the harrowing details of the Pekinese’s last illness. I remembered the dog, a small, smelly, vicious beast. Myself, I would not have given odds better than evens for its passing through any pearly gates, doggy or human.

However, the question was put and I did not know what to say. Humans, made in the image of God, are fundamentally different from animals. Animals that behave like people in cartoons are but the products of human imagination. On the other hand, we don’t know what heaven will be like. Jesus died and rose to save all people and to save the world. All creation will be renewed at the end of time. Personally, I do have difficulty with the image of a renewed dog but God must know what he will be doing.

How to put this to the old dear, who was now drying her eyes and looking at me in a way very reminiscent of Fluffy? I said that all creation was in the hands of God and he would do what was best for us all.

If we trust in God most problems are resolved and questions are answered. But do we trust enough?

 

ADOREMUS EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

This is taking place at Liverpool Echo Arena on Sat 8th Sept involving delegates from all Dioceses. Adoremus is the first time in modern history that the Church in England & Wales has gathered for a National Congress on the scale envisaged. If you would like to know more, please see notice in the porch.

NEW LOUDSPEAKERS

are now in place but please note that the black cabling is only temporary.

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.

CAFOD’S MAGAZINE,

Side by Side, which is free, can be found in the porch. Also available is a leaflet concerning their free will writing service to supporters.

MISSIO MAGAZINE

is also available in the porch – free!

PLEASE NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO POLISH MASS DURING JULY AND AUGUST.

 ALSO CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP HAS FINISHED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RECOMMENCE IN SEPTEMBER.