Holy Day of Obligation
Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament
See the newsletter
10am & 7.30pm
30 minutes prior to week day Masses
Parish Priest : Father Lijo Jose
Telephone Number : 01844 345 578
E-mail Address :
Parish Secretary Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30 to 2.30pm
Service of Reconciliation
on Friday 20th December. Mass at 10:00am followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Confessions will be available throughout the day. Benediction at 7:00pm.
All parishioners are also invited to join for
St Teresa’s School Advent Service on Monday 9th December
at 6.30pm. The service will be held at St Teresa’s Church. All welcome!
Calling all of the parish children/youth
The first mass of Christmas is traditionally one which is extremely well led by the younger members of our parish. We would like as many of you as possible to be involved in welcoming, singing, playing instruments, reading, acting the story of the nativity, serving and the offertory. If you are able to be involved, there is a sign up sheet at the back of the Church and you will be contacted about arrangements and practices.
The year 2020
will focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’. During this year, we will be celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word with an exciting new Scripture initiative. Year will formally begin in Advent 2019 during the Mass for the Immaculate Conception at 11am on December 7, 2019 at the Cathedral.
LUX.Vox A fun residential weekend for young Catholics aged 11-18 years from 31st January to 2nd February 2020 at Kings Park Conference Centre in Northampton. Please contact Fiona on 01582 720627 or email: or see the notice board for more details.
Monday 9th December 6.30 pm
St Teresa's School Advent Service - All welcome!
Friday 20th December
Service of Reconciliation 10am
Monday 30th December
Parish Walk - Details to follow
Saturday 11th January
Senior Citizens Christmas Party 12 noon
Travelling Crib - This Christmas we will once again be arranging for a travelling crib to help us remember Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. The crib travels from house to house each day starting on the first Sunday of Advent, 1st December, and ending at the Family Mass on Christmas Day., although we may extend this to the Epiphany if necessary. The crib has proved popular with families, older parishioners and those new to our community, but is for everyone. If you would like to participate, please add your name and contact details to the sheet in the Narthex for the date you would like to host the crib. If you have any questions, please speak to Paul O’Neill after 10 o'clock Mass or on 01844 343865.
Date for your diary
The next Parish Walk will be on Monday December 30th. Further information in next week’s newsletter.
Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party, Saturday 11th January 2020
at 12 noon - Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings, entertainment, meeting with friends, fun and laughter! Once again, we are looking forward to this event to cheer up what can be the long, dark days of January. Please complete the forms and place it in the box provided in the Narthex.
Saunderton Lodge Christmas Tree will be there in the Narthex after Masses on the next weekend 30th Nov - 1st Dec and on 7th & 8th December. Please place your donations in the boxes provided. Thank you for your kind support.
Many thanks again to everyone involved for all their efforts and to everyone who came to enjoy the fun. The amount raised after all expenses is £3130 which will be split between CAFOD and the Parish.
Cafod World Gifts
Our fun and ethical World Gifts are the perfect choice for Christmas gifts. You can buy a virtual gift for as little as £4, with each gift representing very real and important work that we are doing all over the world. For more details check our website www. worldgifts.cafod.org.uk
Saturday Music Group and the Sunday Choir
are seeking musicians, particularly keyboard players, to strengthen their capability to support the weekend masses. If you are able to provide any help please contact Margaret Dalton ( 01844 214936 ) for the Saturday Music Group or Paula McAleavey (01844 275818) for the Sunday Choir.