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

:

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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www.rcourladywhitstable.org.uk

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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT: Cycle B

      “GAUDETE SUNDAY”

MASS INTENTIONS & SERVICES                                                                                                  14th December 2014

 

SATURDAY: (First Mass of Sunday)

6.00: Frank Whitington, RIP

SUNDAY : 

  8.30: (Chestfield): All our Parishioners

10.30: Margaret Ashworth, RIP (Emmanuel)

MONDAY:

  9.00: Eucharistic Service

TUESDAY: 

  9.10: Morning Prayer                                                                                                             

  9.30: Alma Lawson, RIP (Jennifer)

WEDNESDAY:

6.00pm: Holy Souls (Fr. White)

8.00pm: ECUMENICAL CAROLS outside St. Joseph’s

               Church, Chestfield.

THURSDAY:

9.00: Donor’s Intentions

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:

                   9.30 12.00 2.30 – 3.30

 

HYMNS: 243 : 377 : 227

HOLY, HOLY: 470

 

FRIDAY:

10.00: SCHOOL END OF TERM MASS

Joanna Rowe, RIP (Dobbyn)

 

SATURDAY: 

11.00: Private Intention

 

CONFESSIONS:

11-12: Father Joseph O’Hanlon

5.30-5.45: Father Kevin

  

Next weekend:

  6.00: In Thanksgiving (Tatton)

  8.30: (Chestfield): All our Parishioners

10.30: In Thanksgiving (Matthew)

 

GAUDETE SUNDAY: today is so called because the Church rejoices that the celebration of Our Saviour’s Birth is near. On Wednesday we enter the second phase of the Season of Advent when the Liturgy and Holy Scriptures are more directly addressed to preparation for the celebration of Our Lord’s birth at Christmas.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS: are hopefully available from today for distribution around the Parish.

 

SVP PARISH CHRISTMAS LUNCH: takes place today in the Parish Social Centre. There will be the customary retiring collection by the SVP after Masses today to help defray the cost of the happy event.

 

ADVENT PRAYER: and pizza at St. Vincent’s today at 5.30pm until 7.30pm, for school year 7+. Please bring £2.00.

Talking of prayer, let us remember the “stabs” of prayer – “Come Lord Jesus, come!” “O come Emmanuel!”,etc.

 

CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS: offerings at Christmas Masses are personal to your Parish Priest and special envelopes are available from today, particularly for parishioners who will be away for Christmas and may like to make their offering next Sunday. Parishioners are respectfully reminded that such offerings may be “Gift-aided” by using the special envelope you have or putting your name and/or Gift-aid number on other envelopes.

 

WEEKDAY MASS: please note that Mass on Tuesday will be at 9:30am.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS: you are warmly invited to take part in the ecumenical Carol Service outside St.Joseph’s Church, Chestfield at 8:00pm on Wednesday. The Service will be conducted by Revd. David Vannerly, the new Vicar at St.John’s Church, Swalecliffe and myself.  Do wrap up warm.  Mulled wine and mince pies in W.I. Hall afterwards!

 

CHRISTMAS CHURCH CLEANING: takes place on Wednesday 17th December at 9am. All offers help will be very welcome.  May we ask some gentlemen to help with things that need moving. “Many hands make light work.!

 

TEAS AND COFFEES: next week will be provided by ROWLSTONE FAMILY.

 

CATHOLIC PAPERS: Both the Universe and Catholic Times are £1.30 – the December copy of the Pilgrim is now available priced 50p. Also the pamphlets “Walk with Me” a journey of prayer for Advent and Christmas time 2014 are on sale in the porch priced £1.00. “Southwark Directories” also available, price £3.50.

 

SVP SUDAN APPEAL: forms are still available, inviting support for the starving children of Sudan.

 

SICK: Your kind prayers are asked for the sick and housebound of our parish including, Jo Woodbine, 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.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Please remember in your prayers Jean Carroll, Edmund Fiawkowski, Alvena Adams, Eulatia Hampden-King, Bill Rix, Dolly Walsh, Reuben Matthews, Jimmy Hurley, Nora Malone, Frank Wirth, Gladys Phillpott, Dave King, Denis Ellis, Lily Stone, Eddie Gregory, John Dorian, Eamon Broughton, Mark Lamb, Irene Slater, Paschal Ashton, Kay Barratt and Ernest Edwards 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

70

59

187

  316

£885.04

   £625.19

     £259.85

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER: if you are alone on Christmas Day and would like to join Father Kevin and others for dinner in the Social Centre after 10.30 Mass, then please ring Jennifer on 261049.

 

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: this holy season of Advent is passing by quickly! It is a time for all of us to think of making a devout confession in preparation for this Holy Season. On Saturday 20th December Father Joseph O’Hanlon will hear confessions from 11.00-12.00, and myself from 5.30-5.45.

 

THE YOUTH SVP AND CHILDREN'S LITURGY GROUPS: will be holding an Epiphany Party on Sunday 4th January 2015 from 3.30 till 5.00 at the Parish Social Centre. Join us for fun, games and cake. Under 5's must be accompanied by an adult. Donations of snacks and cake on the day would be most welcome. Tickets are available from today from the Youth SVP.

 

THE VOCATIONS CENTRE: next door to us in the former Convent is launching two vocations initiatives in Advent involving parishes. First is an “Adopt a Seminarian” Programme. This encourages us to pray for our seminarians training for the Priesthood.  This contributes to a culture of vocations and also encourages young people to think about their own specific calling from the Lord.  Secondly a “Sick and Housebound Vocations Prayer Campaign” which helps them to know that they are able to contribute to the well-being and life of the Church. Special Ministers who take Holy Communion to the sick and housebound are invited to raise this matter with their clients and let us have their names if they would like to join in.

 

CHRISTMAS MASSES: the Christmas Mass times: CHRISTMAS EVE, First Mass of Christmas, will be at 5.00pm, this is a family Mass with Folk Music. Traditional Mass will be at 8.00pm, preceded by Carols at 7.30pm. CHRISTMAS DAY Masses will be 8.30am at St. Joseph’s Church and 10.30am at Our Lady Immaculate Church.

 

NEXT SUNDAY: is a Day of Prayer for Expectant Mothers, this is obviously inspired by Our Lady’s situation.

 

                                                                  May God bless you,

                                                                                                                Father Kevin