PARISH OF OUR LADY IMMACULATE, WHITSTABLE CT5 2DY

with St.Joseph’s, Chestfield CT5 3LD

 

Parish Priest

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Rev. Father Kevin St.Aubyn

 

Presbytery

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37, Kingsdown Park, Whitstable. CT5 2DE

Tel:272758

Permanent Deacon

:

Rev. Dan Mulcahy

 

Address

:

Willow Cottage, Ridgeway, Chestfield. CT5 3JT

Tel:792660

Parish Social Centre

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15a, Castle Road, Whitstable. CT5 2DY

 

Parish Social Centre

:

Custodian/Bookings: Mrs. Annemarie McCabe

07928 717226

Gift Aid Organiser

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David Wiles      <SouthwarkCCTwin@aol.com>

 

Safeguarding Representative

Health & Safety Representative

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:

Mrs. Sorcha Jull        sorcha.m.jull@hotmail.co.uk

Mrs. Lesley Wiles

07947 838330

07594485503

e-mail address

Parish website

Diocesan website

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THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

RACIAL JUSTICE DAY                                                                                                   14th September 2014

MASS INTENTIONS & SERVICES                                                                                                  

 

SATURDAY: (First Mass of Sunday)

  6.00: Welfare of Matthew Sawa

SUNDAY : 

  8.30: (Chestfield): Marjorie Rosser, RIP

10.30: All our Parishioners

MONDAY: Our Lady of Sorrows:

 9.00: Eucharistic Service

TUESDAY: SS.Cornelius,Pope & Cyprian, Bp,Mm:

   9.40: Morning Prayer                                                                                                               

 10.00: Jim Dengate, RIP (Cordes)

WEDNESDAY:

6.00pm: Guy Willey, RIP

THURSDAY:

 9.00: Fran Sayer Intentions (Jennifer)

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:

                    9.30 – 12.00 :  2.00 – 3.30

 

HYMNS:  722  :  530  :  813  :  801

HOLY, HOLY:  470  

         

FRIDAY: St. Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop:

 12:00: REQUIEM: TOM O’SULLIVAN RIP

 

 

SATURDAY:

                     NO MORNING MASS OR CONFESSIONS

            

   

 CONFESSIONS:  5.30-5.45  

    

Next weekend:  

  6.00: Jack Ryan, RIP

  8.30: (Chestfield): Dan & Steve Gallagher, RIP

10.30: Celebrant’s Intention

 

EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS: today we keep a Feast - also known as the “Triumph of the Cross” or the “Invention” (which means ‘finding’) of the Cross - which only occurs on a Sunday from time to time, and which is observed both in the West and in the Eastern Churches.  It gives us the opportunity to reflect on the saving mystery of the Cross of Christ. It is also Racial Justice Day and there will be a Special Collection for the Catholic Association for Racial Justice.

 

TEAS AND COFFEES: this week will be provided by the CHILDREN’S LITURGY and next week by the BARBER FAMILY. Could we please encourage more families or groups to come forward to volunteer on a regular basis. One kind offer has been received but more welcome. Please speak to Annemarie or myself.

 

CATHOLIC PAPERS: Both the Universe and Catholic Times are £1.30.  The September issue of “The Pilgrim” is now on sale price 50p.

 

QUIZ NIGHT: the quiz night is now only a fortnight away. PLEASE buy your tickets this weekend if you possibly can.  Tickets are £6.00.  Any donations of raffle prizes would also be very much appreciated. Please bring your own alcoholic drinks on the night.

 

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS:  every Monday and Friday at 2.45pm in church during term time. Do come along and pray for your children.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH: the ROSARY will be offered every Wednesday 10.00am at St. Joseph’s Church, Chestfield, until further notice.

 

SICK: Your kind prayers are asked for the sick and housebound of our parish including, Jo Woodbine,  Josephine Godfrey, Katherine Harris, Mary Churchley, George Somerset, Ronnie Haines, Sylvia Hale, Keggy Diamond, Eileen Churchley, Frances Alderson,  Geoff Barrett, Oscar O’Sullivan, Nicholas Watson, Catherine Drury, Ivy Austen, Ann Gilheaney, Cecil Humphery-Smith, Jennifer Somerset, Phil  Willis, Pauline Summers, Alan James, Laura Blazier, Colin Hadley, Jim Wright, Gerard Ussher-Smith, Madeleine Matthews, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Brenda Vernon, Reita Mugford and Mike Kavanagh.

 

LATELY DEAD: the death occurred last Sunday of JOSIE GODFREY. Josie’s Requiem Mass will take place on Friday 3rd October followed by cremation at Barham. The death occurred on Thursday of TOM O’SULLIVAN at the young age of 23. Tom’s Requiem Mass takes place this Friday 19th September at 12 o’clock followed by interment at Whitstable Cemetery. We offer our very deepest condolences to the families bereaved at this time. “I am the Resurrection the Life, says the Lord.”

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Please remember in your prayers Charles Evans, Stanley Williams, Sarah Jane Moore, Sidney Clinker, John Carroll, Patricia Goddard, Eileen Schreiner, Charlie Thompson, William Ball, Gladys Patmore, Sue Mott, Danny Gallagher, Denis Buckley, Mark Flynn Joan Terry, Bernard Johns, Kathleen Maher and Michael Smith whose anniversaries occur about this time.

 

FINANCE: Thank you for your weekly offertories:

Mass

 6.00 

8.30

10.30

TOTAL

  TOTAL COLLECTED

GIFT-AIDED

   NON G/A

Attendance

  83

 73

 175

  331

£905.98

   £583.35

     £322.63

 

CHURCH CARERS: LINDA SAWA and THERESA AMES O’REGAN.

 

PARISH GIFT AID: The parish recently received the Gift Aid refund amounting to £12,779.72. Some of this arose from the generous donations to the Building Fund. David Wiles, our Gift Aid Organiser,  is aware of several potential Gift Aiders (i.e. those paying tax) in the parish who have yet to join the scheme.  Please contact David and JOIN NOW! - otherwise the Treasury keeps the money. Forms are also available at the back of the churches.

 

SVP AWARENESS MONTH: SVP Headquarters requested that the month of September be celebrated as an SVP Awareness month. There will be various happenings in the parish during this month culminating with a special Mass for SVP members far and wide on Sunday 28th September.

 

KENT AREA DAYS FOR CATECHISTS: days of study and reflection for all catechists in Kent. Suggested donation of £10 required.  East Kent: Saturday 27th September, 11:00am - 4:00pm, at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury CT2 7NA. West Kent: Saturday 4th October, 11:00am - 4:00pm, at The Hermitage, West Malling ME19 6HN.

 

LIGHT OF FAITH CRICKET TOUR: this Friday 19th September there will be a 20-Over cricket Match at Kent County Cricket Ground between a Rome XI and an Archbishop of Canterbury's XI. The team from Rome, composed mainly of seminarians, many of whom are from the Indian sub-continent, will be playing several other matches in their week-long tour which culminates in the match in Canterbury. The match is being sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Archbishop of Canterbury. It will also be an occasion to highlight the joint Catholic-Anglican campaign to end people-trafficking, an initiative known as the Global Freedom Network (GFN). The match will begin at 4.00pm. Entry is free but there will be a bucket collection for GFN. The Papal Nuncio Archbishop Mennini hopes to attend along with the Archbishop of Canterbury,Rev.Justin Welby and our own Archbishop Peter Smith. Do come along and support this unique event. See poster on notice board in porch.

 

APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA MASS: the Apostleship of the Sea is holding a Mass on the Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea on Thursday 25th September at St George’s Cathedral, London, SE1 7HY, starting at 12.30pm. Bishop Tom Burns will preside. All are welcome.

 

NEXT SUNDAY: is Home Mission Sunday and there will be a Special Collection for the Catholic Agency for the support of Evangelisation.

                                                            May God bless you,

                                                                                                Father Kevin