Parish News

Parish News

There will be no Mass on Friday, 20 September, as the priests will be attending safeguarding training. There will be a Eucharistic Service instead.

This Sunday is Home Mission Day. There will be a second collection for the Home Missions.

Adult Confirmation/RCIA Application Forms are available in the Parish Office. Classes will begin later in the year, at a date to be announced.

Last week’s offering amounted to £1614.68    including standing orders.

Maintenance: If parishioners have suggestions for works which need attention at St Hugh’s Church, St Joseph’s Church and garden or the Parish House, please let the Parish Secretary know, either by email or in person at the Parish Office at St Joseph’s.

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

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

100 Club Winners for August: 1st Prize £25 Peter Arch, 2nd Prize £10 Mary Kelly

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day takes place on Friday 4 October. Envelopes will be at the back of each church on the weekend of 26th/27th September. If you wish to make a donation, please take an envelope and return it on 5th/6th October. You can also send donations directly to:  CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB or donate on line at https://cafod.org.uk/

 Meetings and Events

The next CWL (CIO) Meeting is on Monday 16th September at 2pm in the Claret Centre. We will be planning our future meetings as well as talking about our recent holiday experiences. All parishioners are welcome to join us for a chat and cup of tea.

Meeting for those interested in becoming Catholics  (RCIA) will be at 7pm at St Joseph, St Neots on September 19th.

The Meditation Group will continue to meet every Wednesday, from 1.00 to 2.00pm, unless otherwise stated in the bulletin. Newcomers are warmly welcome.  7 Osier Court, Eaton Ford PE19 7QR. For details ring Anne, 07749 585368.

First Holy Communion Classes at St Joseph’s—There will be a short meeting for all the parents of First Communion candidates on 29th September, after the 11.15am Mass in the Parish House. It is important to attend.

First Holy Communion Classes at St Hugh’s—There will be a meeting with the First Communion candidates and their parents after the 9:45am Mass on Sunday 22nd September, with lessons starting at 9am on 29th September.

Save the date! The Spiritual Development Group is planning a morning of prayer and meditation on Saturday, 2 November. More details to come.

Other Events:

A concert in support of Actios will take place on Saturday, 5th October, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Eaton Socon. The concert will include contemporary music and popular classics, featuring piano and violin. Tickets are £10 (includes a glass of wine/soft drink) and are available on the door. Actios works locally to bring Christian teaching into schools.

Pilgrimages and Retreats

Walsingham Pilgrimage for the Sanctity of Life, 6th October: A coach will be departing from Cambridge Trumpington Park and Ride at 9.15am.  Tickets £17.50 adults, £8 children/students. If interested, contact Emanuela: 01582 655246 or email
emanuela.coy@outlook.com.

Walsingham Retreats

A series of weekend retreats are being offered by the sisters of the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham at Dowry House in Walsingham on various subjects.

Dowry House Retreat is a beautiful, listed building situated just opposite the 12th Century Walsingham Abbey grounds in Walsingham. The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham would be delighted to welcome you to one of their many retreats taking place or simply to come for some quiet time.

 

Loving for Life – Marriage Enrichment Retreat: October 4 to 6
Take time out to turn your marriage into a great marriage. Whether recently married, married for several years or enjoying the golden years your marriage will be strengthened.

Smart Loving: October 25 to 27
A formation retreat for couples preparing to marry in the Catholic Church. This course satisfies the requirements for Marriage Preparation and a certificate will be given which is internationally accepted in the Church.

Prayer, Intimacy and Relationships: November 22 to 24
A weekend looking at how the journey into a deeper prayer life enables us to love the people in our lives, even the most difficult!

Beginning Lectio Divina: November 29 to December 1
Join others in learning the art of Lectio Divina so that entering more deeply into the Word of God, our hearts can be filled with the thoughts, desires and sentiments of Christ’s.

For more information on these and other retreats, visit:
http://www.dowryhouse.org.uk/events
Email dowryhouse@walsingham.org.uk  or call 01328 801018. Dowry House Retreat, Walsingham, NR22 6BZ.