Last week’s offering amounted to £1,679.37, including standing orders.
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.
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.
Musicians wanted at St Joseph’s. We are currently looking for keen and committed musicians to join the Music Group at St Joseph’s, to play at the 11.15am Sunday Mass and during Easter and Christmas. We are in particular need of a keyboard player and wind instrumentalists such as the flute and clarinet. For more information, Contact Richard firstname.lastname@example.org or 07955 662105 for more information.
The Parish Library has recently been reorganised, and several books have been added. Items to borrow include books, DVDs for adults and children, and CDs. The library is located in St Joseph’s church presbytery, and is open after Sunday Masses and weekdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
NOTE: There will be no Friday Adoration at St Joseph’s this week.
Parish Library: The library has recently been reorganised, and several books have been added. It’s an excellent opportunity to make use of free reading material for Lent. Items to borrow include books, DVDs (children and adults), and CDs. The library is located in St Joseph’s Parish House. It is open after Sunday Masses and weekdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
Mass with Stations of the Cross:
- St Hugh’s, Fridays at 7pm (this replaces the 9.15am Mass during Lent).
- St Joseph’s, Wednesdays at 10am.
Tuesdays in Lent: 7am Mass at St Hugh’s, followed by breakfast in the Claret Centre.
Meetings and Events
18 March—St Joseph’s First Communion class, 4.15 to 5.15pm in the Parish House, St. Neots
18 March—The St Vincent de Paul Society will meet at 7.30pm in the Parish House, St Neots.
18 March—Choir practice will take place at 7.30pm in St Hugh’s.
The next CWL Meeting is on Monday 18th March. The day starts with Mass at Noon in the Lady Chapel followed by lunch at 1pm. The Meeting which is the Annual Review should start at 2pm. The clergy and members of the UCM are invited to join us for the day or just lunch. Lunch is £6.00 a head. Numbers for lunch required by Monday 4th March. Teresa Wiseman and Shantini from East Anglia Branch will be joining us for the day.
Feast of St Joseph, 19th March: One of the patrons of our parish will be celebrated at St Joseph’s at the 10am Mass, followed by snacks, tea and coffee in the Parish House. All are welcome to join the celebration.
Bible Study: Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 28th March in the Claret Centre, 2.30pm. We are a small, informal group and you would be most welcome to join us, when we shall read and discuss the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 3. Tea and coffee are provided.
GENTLY TO JESUS FOR HOLY WEEK: BORN FOR THIS
SUNDAY 14TH APRIL
ST CLARET CHAPEL, BUCKDEN TOWERS, 7PM – 8PM
You are invited to an evening of readings, contemplation, prayers and music coming “Gently to Jesus” to prepare for Holy Week, to which all are welcome.
This could be an opportunity to watch with HIM for just one hour (Matthew 26 v40), remembering our precious Jesus in HIS time most in need of our love. Thank you.
Coffee and tea will be provided.
Pilgrimages and Retreats
The parish is joining the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year—23rd to 30th August. We will be flying from Stansted and staying at the Chapelle et Parc Hotel. The cost per person (sharing a room) is £997 which includes flights, transfers to and from the hotel and all meals. There are some booking forms in the Parish Office. If you would like more information, please contact Maggie at email@example.com.
East Anglian Diocesan Summer Camp 2019: Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August. Ages 8-14. Moreton Hall School, Bury St Edmunds. Limited places—book early! Please see the poster and application forms in the back of church
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.