Parish News

Parish News

Youth Ministry Project:  Fr. Antony wishes to start a new project to identify families with 12 – 16 year olds. Minimum ten families required. Please contact him to discuss this further if you are interested.

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 jcrone@cafod.org.uk  01223 358552 │ 07779 804252

Catholic Teaching and Practice Modules: a learning space for Catholic women.  Dr Louise Nelstop will be offering a module entitled ‘Living the Life of Christ: engaging the imagination in spiritual practice. ‘ on Thursday afternoons 13th Feb – 5th March at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, 12 Grange Road, Cambridge. CB3 9DU. Cost £170.  For more information and to apply please ring 01223 741039 or contact mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

Caritas East Anglia is holding a Festival to celebrate sharing God’s love with our neighbour.  The venue for Norfolk parishes is St George’s, Norwich, on Sat 28th March.  If you are involved in social outreach work, e.g. with the poor, homeless, marginalised, please come and celebrate with us!  This is an opportunity to celebrate together, to show others what you do and to welcome new volunteers to join you.  For more information, or to book a place, please email: caritas@rcdea.org.uk

100+ Club Application Forms 2020 are available in the church porch. Subscriptions are £15 per year. All proceeds  will be for the Minibus fund and the Buckden organ fund.

Last week’s offering amounted to £1,527.06 including standing orders.

Transport can be arranged for anybody who has difficulty getting to Sunday Mass. We also need more drivers for the Sunday minibus rota. Please contact the Parish Office.

Parish Meetings and Events

The CWL will meet on Monday 20th January at 2.00pm in the Claret Centre. We are having an afternoon of Table Games. If members have any please to bring along to share. There will be a raffle as normal as well as refreshments. There will also be a discussion about ways forward for the CWL in this parish. Subs are due by end of March.

The SVP will meet on Monday, 20th January at 7.30pm in the Parish House, St Joseph’s.

Jesus and the Gospels: Thursday, 23rd January at 10.30 for 11.00am start in the Upper Room, St Joseph’s. Newcomers are welcome.

Divine Mercy Prayers: Friday, 24th January, St Joseph’s, 3.00pm.

Diocesan Retreat Day: Positive Penance Preparation for Lent. Saturday, 15th February, from 10.00am to 4.00pm at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Poringland. For further information, contact mmmcfadyen@gmail.com

Churches Together—Christian Unity Week

The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on Saturday, 18th January.

St Hugh’s: A Unity Supper will take place on Sunday, 19th January, 7.00pm in the Kings Room, Claret Centre.  Parishioners are invited to attend, no need to book.

St. Joseph’s: A service to mark Christian Unity Week will be held at St Joseph’s on Wednesday, 22nd January at 7.00pm. The service is organised by Christians Together in St Neots and is being hosted by our parish. it will not be a Mass and will be just one of a number of services that week, which Parishioners are encouraged to attend as well. We expect visitors to the St Joseph’s service from the other Christian congregations. Parishioners are asked to make visitors very welcome.

A Proposed Street Pastors Initiative in St Neots will be discussed at a meeting on Thursday 30th January, 2.30pm at New Street Baptist Church. Attending will be the Area Representative of the Ascension Trust (the national organisation that co-ordinates Street Pastors initiatives), the Cambridgeshire Police, and a representative of the local Safer Neighbourhoods Initiative.

Please see the noticeboard for additional services in St Neots.