PARISH OF OUR LADY IMMACULATE, WHITSTABLE CT5 2DY

with St.Joseph’s, Chestfield CT5 3LD

 

Parish Priest

:

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

:

15a, Castle Road, Whitstable. CT5 2DY

 

Parish Social Centre

:

Custodian/Bookings: Mrs. Annemarie McCabe

07928 717226

Gift Aid Organiser

:

David Wiles      <SouthwarkCCTwin@aol.com>

 

Safeguarding Representative

Health & Safety Representative

:

:

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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For e-mail enquiries please see website

www.rcourladywhitstable.org.uk

www.rcsouthwark.co.uk

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To be submitted please by 7.30pm on Wednesday

 

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT: Cycle B                          

MASS INTENTIONS & SERVICES                                                                                     1st March 2015                                         

 

SATURDAY: (First Mass of Sunday)

  6.00: All our Parishioners

SUNDAY : 

  8.30: (Chestfield): Leo & Therese Waters, RIP

10.30: Maria O’Connor, RIP (St.Mary’s School)

     4.00pm:”Stations of the Cross” and Benediction

MONDAY:  

   9.00: Eucharistic Service

TUESDAY:

  10.00:  REQUIEM: JOSEPHINE WOODBINE, RIP                                                                                                      

WEDNESDAY:

 10.00(Chestfield): “Stations of the Cross”

 6.00pm: George & Elsie Austin, RIP

THURSDAY:

   7.00 am: Private Intention

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

               9.00 – 12 NOON  :  2.00  -  4.00

 

HYMNS:  721.  90.  219.

HOLY, HOLY: 470

 

FRIDAY: “First Friday” WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF

                                                                                    PRAYER

   9.40: Morning Prayer

 10.00: David Maher, RIP

 

SATURDAY:

  11.00: Private Intention

 

CONFESSIONS: 11.30-12.00  :  5.30 – 5.45

 

Next weekend:   

  6.00: Mary Kilbane, RIP (Gallaher)

  8.30 (Chestfield): All our Parishioners

10.30: Dawn Arnold, RIP

 

TEAS AND COFFEES: are provided today by the “IRISH MAFIA” and next week by the GUIDES & BROWNIES.

 

CATHOLIC PAPERS: Catholic papers are on sale as usual. “WALK WITH ME” booklets for Lent are now on sale-price £1.00. Also “DAY BY DAY” booklets for Lent and Easter are available. Monies in the papers box. “Rediscovering Catholicism” can now be downloaded to your Kindle!!

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: and Benediction take place this afternoon at 4:00pm. Let us all make time for this devotion some time in Lent.

 

TRAINING FOR READERS: today from 4.00-5.00pm in Parish Social Centre. It is important that all readers, experienced and new, attend this session. We learn from each other and it is good to be reminded of the importance of our ministry and how best to exercise it. Gary Barber will again be helping us in our voice production and delivery.  Anyone who came to the last one will know how much fun this is, as well as being very worthwhile.

 

MERCY ASSOCIATES: are holding a Coffee Morning in the Social Centre this Tuesday 3rd March after 10am Mass 10amMass. Cakes, Raffle, Books, Gifts and Craft ware from Peru. Proceeds are in aid of the Mercy Associates. All welcome.

 

OPPORTUNITIES IN LENT:  there is now a 7:00a.m Mass on Thursdays.  Adoration on Thursdays will be from 9:00 – 12; and from 2:00 – 4:00There will also be Adoration from 5:00pm on Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday concluding after Evening Prayer which is recited at 5:30pm.  

 

KNOWING OUR FAITH:  the excellent course, “CATHOLICISM” by Father Robert E.Barron started on Thursday evening and continues this Thursday at 7:30pm in the Parish Social Centre. It is very well put-together and may I encourage more parishioners to take advantage of this opportunity of brushing up on our Faith.

 

FAVERSHAM PARISH: is having a Lenten series, on Wednesdays March 4th 11th and 18th on “Christian Collaboration”.  Father Joseph O’Hanlon  is giving the first talk this Wednesday.

 

REFLECTION ON THE LENTEN SUNDAY READINGS: by the Vocation Sisters. All the readings take place on Tuesday’s, March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, from 7.30pm-8.30pm held at 2 Manor Road, Whitstable, CT5 2JT. Telephone (01227) 280034. This is a good opportunity in Lent to reflect of Holy Scripture.

 

SICK: Your kind prayers are asked for the sick and housebound of our parish including, 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, Phil  Willis, Pauline Summers, Alan James, Laura Blazier, Colin Hadley, Jim Wright, Gerard Ussher-Smith, Madeleine Matthews, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Brenda Vernon, Reita Mugford, Mike Kavanagh and James Thornton.

 

LATELY DEAD: the Requiem Mass for JOSEPHINE WOODBINE takes place on Tuesday at 10:00am followed by interment at Whitstable Cemetery. Our deepest condolences go the her daughter Jenny and family, her friends Sheila and Paul and others who mourn her passing.  “I am the Resurrection and the Life, says the Lord.”

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Please also remember in your prayers, John Devine, Leo Waters, Dorothy Faulkner, Cyril Regan, Maria O’Connor, Mary Lilley, Paul Sola, Val Stirrup, Leonard Redmain, Cecilia Sullivan, Kathleen Sheehan, Alfred Knight, Audrey Leg and John Elliott whose anniversaries occur about this time.

 

FINANCE: thank you for this week’s offertories

Mass

6.00

8.30

10.30

TOTAL

COLLECTIONS

GIFT-AIDED

NON G-AIDED

Attendance

 91

 56

 195

  342

      £793.47

    £495.20

     £298.27

 

CHURCH CARERS: YVONNE TATTON and JUNE BARRON.

 

MOTHERS PRAYERS’:  on Mondays and Fridays from 2.45pm until 3.10pm in church. Please come and join us to pray for your children and yourselves.

 

DEANERY SESSIONS: for Catechists run until Thursday 12th March from 7.30pm-9pm. These sessions are at different locations across Kent. To register your interest, in attending, call 020 8672 7684 or e-mail office@cctootingbec.org.uk. See poster on church notice boards for full list of dates and locations.

                                                           

NATIONAL COAST WATCH (WHITSTABLE): is hosting a Quiz Night in the Social Centre this Saturday 7th March at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 per head which includes a Ploughman's supper, bring your own alcoholic drinks. Each table takes 8 people. 10% of any profit will go to the Building Fund. Please contact Lesley or David Wiles on (01227) 265763 to book your place.

 

FRIENDS OF ST. ANSELM’S: are hosting a Family Irish Night, with the Cohlalan-Martin School of Dancing, on Saturday 14th March from 7.30 until 10.30pm. This will take place at St. Anselm’s Catholic School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3EN.  Free parking, bring your own food and drink. See poster on church notice boards.

 

SYNOD: here is the link from the webpage of the Bishops’ Conference Marriage and family life resource, asking

everyone, to complete this short survey, as our contribution to the Synod in October this year.

http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Featured/An-Invitation-to-Reflect-on-the-Gift-of-Marriage-and-Family-Life/Survey-We-want-to-hear-from-you. Looking ahead to the Synod there will be a talk and question and answer session on MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY TODAY on Saturday 14th March from 2.00-4.00pm at the Franciscan Study Centre, Canterbury. The Speaker will be John Wilkins (former editor of The Tablet). See poster in porch.

                                                           

                                                                 May God bless you,

                                                                                                Father Kevin