Parish News

Parish News

Last week’s offering amounted to £1,410.06 incl. standing orders.

Christmas collection for the benefit of your Priests amounted to £ 4,472.94. Thank you very much for your generous contribution.

Mass at St. Neots on  Monday  the 1st January: 

The New Year  Mass on Monday at St. Neots  will be at 10 am.  There is no mass in the evening.

Frs. Jim, Antony, Paul Peter and Peter wish you and your Family a Happy, Peaceful and Relaxing New Year 2018. May God spread prosperity and joy in your life on this New Year and fulfil all your dreams. God bless you all.

Job Advert: The Claret Centre is looking to recruit a new manager for when the current one retires on 31st March 2018. The role is part-time, currently 22.5 hours per week (over 4 days), but flexibility in hours will be expected. This would suit someone with experience of management and office administration, but pre-start training will be given. Anyone requiring more details and/or a copy of the full job profile should ring Mike on 810344.

The 2018 East Anglia Diocese Yearbook and Calendar is now available £ 1.00 only.


Thinking of becoming a Catholic? — if anyone is interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church or exploring the possibility of doing so, please give your name to one of the Priests or the parish office.

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

The family of Tess Adlard would like to thank the many people who sent cards, Mass cards, prayers, poems and good wishes to celebrate her life. They are most grateful for all your kind support.

Mission Red Boxes. If you have a Red Mission Box please take it to the Parish House at St Joseph’s or the office at St Hugh’s for emptying. Once emptied, boxes will be left at the back of each church. If you want to make a donation by cheque, please make your cheque payable to: APF Account Reg Charity No. 1056651.

 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.


Meetings and Events

Thursday 4th January

Old Testament Class. We will meet again with Joshua to enter the Promised Land.

Thursday, 4th January

Eucharistic Ministers – A date for your Diary. There will be a meeting of all Eucharistic Ministers in the parish on  at 7.30pm in the Upper Room at St Joseph’s. The meeting will be part business and part social: an opportunity to get to know one another and raise any concerns you might have. If you are unable to come please let Maggie know (01480 210458 or at

Monday, 15th January

The next SVP meeting will be  at 7.30pm at St Joseph’s

St Felix Roman Catholic Primary School,

School Lane, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 9DE

 We welcome applications for a Head of School. Applications are sought from practicing Catholics who will further develop our Catholic ethos. For an application form and further details, please visit the school web-site or contact the school office.

Catholic Schools


Then we need you to make your voice heard.

The Government is about to make a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which currently prevents new Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils who want a place, to attend. The Government has previously acknowledged that such a policy discriminates against Catholics and had promised to abandon it. Now we need you to tell the Government not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics. Please visit to fill in a simple form that automatically generates an email to Government expressing concern about this change. Alternatively, please search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools. Thank you for your help with this.


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).