Parish News

Parish News

The Claretian Missionaries have two vacancies to fill, to help manage the day to day running of their Retreat/Conference Centre at Buckden Towers. Start Date 9th March 2020

Housekeeper: The role is part-time (currently 25hrs per week over 5 days). Flexibility of hours and some week-end work will be involved.

Office Assistant: The role is also part-time (12hrs per week over 3 days).

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

For more information or to request a job profile, phone Yvonne on 01480-810344

Closing Date: 2nd March 2020

To apply, please write with a supporting CV  to or send your application to Yvonne Clare-Bryans, The Towers, High St, Buckden, PE19 5TA


A volunteer organist is needed for the Saturday 6.30pm Mass at St Hugh’s. If interested, please contact Fr Antony or the Parish Office.

The Men’s Forum of Christians Together in St Neots—2020 Programmes (orange card) are available in the back of church.

Snowdrops at St Hugh’s: A bulk order of snowdrops will be made at the end of the month. If you would like to donate towards the purchase in memory of a loved one, or donate snowdrops from your garden, please contact Sousann on 01480 455027.

The SVP will be selling raffle tickets after all Masses this weekend. The prizes are £3000, £2000, £1000. Additional prizes are 10 X £100 and 10 X £50. Tickets are £1 each or £5 per book.


Parishioners are invited to come along during Lent to  share thoughts on the Sunday Gospels and how to implement the message in our daily lives. Dates are as follows:

  • Monday 2nd March 2.00pm St Joseph’s library
  • Monday 9th March 2.00pm St Hugh’s,
  • Monday 23rd March 2.00pm St Joseph’s library
  • Monday 30th March 2.00pm St Hugh’s.


Please take a copy of the booklet 33 Days to Morning Glory, available at the back of church. The booklet is provided free as part of preparations by the Bishops of England and Wales to Rededicate England  as the Dowry of Mary on Sunday 29th March. It will be fulfilled by a communal act of prayer across the country. All are invited to take part in the Rededication, by praying communally or at home. The original dedication was made in 1381 by King Richard II. For more information, visit the website

Easter Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 8th April 2020.  £699.00 per person. Single supp £100.00.  Flight with 10kg bag, 5 nights’ Knock House Hotel with breakfast and dinner.  All excursions included.  Lunches on days out.  Contact Patricia on 0126 8762278 or 07740 175557 or email  Knock Pilgrimages ATOL T7613.

Youth Ministry Project:  Fr. Antony wishes to start a new project for youth aged between 12 and 16 years. A minimum of ten families required. Please contact him to discuss this further if you are interested.

Last week’s offering amounted to £1,395.23 including standing orders.

Regina Caeli Academy in Bedfordshire offers a hybrid education in the Catholic Tradition for ages 4-18. For information, visit rcahybrid. or email

Job Opportunity: Head of School L8-L14, Full Time – Required for September 2020 at Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi Academy Trust, St Louis Catholic Academy. Closing date for applications Monday 24th Feb. 2020, 12 noon. Please see diocesan website for more details: or go directly to the school’s website:

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 & Castles and Lakes of Bavaria—16th September – 20th September 2020. Five days, 4 nights £1,199.00 (£99.00 single room supplement). St George’s parish in Norwich are organising a trip to this year’s Passion Play and would like to invite parishioners from across the diocese to join us. Details and full brochure and booking form can be found at The initial deposit is £400.00 which should be sent with the completed booking form to Fr Sean Connolly, St George’s RC Church, 223 Sprowston Road, Norwich NR3 4HZ before 28th February.

Use your free time to inspire young people to build a fairer world: CAFOD is looking for volunteers who have a passion for, and experience of, working with young people. We need people who have a commitment to CAFOD’s aims and values and an interest in sharing our work in secondary schools through delivering assemblies or workshops. CAFOD will provide training and support, and expenses will be paid. Volunteering assignments will be in local Catholic schools and you can either work on your own or as part of a team.  None of our work is possible without you, so join us and put your faith into action. If interested please contact Jane Crone, Community Participation Officer for East Anglia Diocese  01223 358552 │ 07779 804252

Parish Meetings and Events

The SVP will meet on Monday, 24th February at 7.30pm in the Parish House, St Joseph’s. Newcomers welcome.

The Meditation group will meet on Wednesday, 26th February at 1.00pm. Newcomers welcome, contact the Parish Office for the location.

Jesus and the Gospels: Thursday, 27th February at 10.30 for 11.00am start in the Upper Room, St Joseph’s. Newcomers are welcome.

Divine Mercy Prayers: Friday, 28th February, St Joseph’s, 3.00pm.

The next ever-popular Friends of Buckden Towers Quiz Night will be held on Friday, 13th March in the Main House at 7.30pm. All welcome. Teams of up to 6 people. Entry £5 per person at the door – includes refreshments.

Set your faith alight at Glow: Cambridge. A dynamic day of faith for teens at St. Laurence’s Primary School, Arbury Road, Cambridge, CB4 2JX on Sunday 15th March, beginning with Sunday Mass at 9:30am and ending at 5.00pm. An event run by the Ignite Team. For more information and booking see the website