Parish News

Parish News

Last week’s offering amounted to £1,392.73, excl. standing orders.

There will be a second collection for the Catholic Education service this weekend.

First Communion 2018: The new preparation programme for the sacraments will begin in September. If you are in Year 3 or above please ask one of the priests for an application form after Mass.

Transport can be arranged for anybody who has difficulty getting to Sunday Mass. We also need more drivers for the minibus on a Sunday morning to join the rota.

Parish Security

As part of a review of the security of our property, it is necessary to compile a list of current key holders, prior to updating some of the locks. If you have keys to any of the property at St Joseph’s or St Hugh’s, please complete one of the forms available at the back of the Church and return it to the Parish House at St Joseph’s, the Office at St Hugh’s, or hand it to one of the priests. Please note that this is being done not to restrict access, but as a ‘common sense’ approach to security.

Church Cleaning:  We urgently need new people to join the cleaning rota both at St. Joseph’s and St. Hugh’s. Please see the poster in the church porch or contact Gay Stonehouse on 810685 or Yvonne Clare on 742587

Meetings and Events

The next SVP meeting will be on Monday, at 7.30pm in the parish house. New members are welcome.

Thursday, 28th September Old Testament Course. The next course at St Joseph’s will be on the Old Testament beginning on 28th. It will be a simple introduction following the story of salvation history from creation through to the period of Roman occupation into which Jesus was born. We will meet in the Upper Room at 11.00am (tea and coffee available from 10.30am) . You will need to bring a Bible. All other materials will be provided.

HCPT – The Children’s Pilgrimage Trust. Each year HCPT takes 2000 disabled children to Lourdes for a pilgrimage in Easter week. The Cambridge Group hopes to take 6-8 children this year. This pilgrimage relies on volunteer carers. It is an amazing way to spend Easter week in Lourdes and to have a lot of fun. The dates will be 15/16 April to 21/22 April 2017. If interested please contact Margaret Duff (md669) or


The Claret Centre is looking to recruit a new Housekeeper for when the current jobholder retires on 31 December 2017. The role is part-time (currently 25 hours per week over 5 days). Flexibility of hours and some weekend working will be involved. Job responsibilities will include:

• Managing Centre resources and staff to ensure that the expectations of guests and Community Members are met.

• Overseeing the use of the kitchen to ensure that Health and Safety and Food Hygiene regulations are met.

• Deputising for the chef, when necessary.

• Managing all kitchens/cleaning staff.

• Monitoring supplies to ensure adequate stocking and to identify property maintenance issues requiring attention.

Applicants should have prior experience of hospitality and catering and possess good inter-personal skills. Paid pre-start training will be required.

Written applications, supported by a C/V, should be handed in to Mike in the Office by 6 th October please.

Message from the Parish Finance Committee and friends:

Fr Angel After his 4 years in our parish, last weekend we said farewell to Fr Angel at the Youth Mass at 6.30pm. The parish collection came to £1,272.30, which was presented to him, along with a musical-themed memento inscribed:

Presented to Fr Angel for his Pastoral Care and Musical Genius.

St Joseph’s and St Hugh’s, Cambridgeshire

September 2017

Thank you for your generosity.

Fr Chris Fr Chris will be here on Saturday 14th October, when we will have a social gathering to thank him for his work in the parish. This will take place in the Conference Room at St Hugh’s after the 6.30pm Mass. Please feel free to bring a small plate of food to share, possibly with a regional theme related to your birthplace, along with some soft drinks.

There will be an opportunity to contribute to a gift for Fr Chris after all Masses on the weekends of 23rd/24th September and 30th September/1st October. Envelopes will also be available to take away and hand in to the Parish House at St Joseph’s or the office at St Hugh’s by Friday 6th October.

Learning about the Catholic Church. Are you, or is anyone you know, interested in learning more about the Catholic Church or how to join? Perhaps you are a baptised Catholic but have never been confirmed Just speak to one of the priests and sessions will be arranged for those interested.

Catholic papers and magazines are available at the back of church including The Universe, Catholic Times, Catholic Herald and Catholic Life.

There is an article on the importance of the Children’s Liturgy available on this website under ‘Catechesis’. You can click here to read it.

St Joseph’s Repository and Library is open on Sunday mornings and during parish office hours (see contacts page).