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

 

:

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

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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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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

 

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

 MASS INTENTIONS & SERVICES                                                                                   13th April 2014    

 

SATURDAY: (First Mass of Sunday)

  6.00: Sheila Clarke, RIP (Rowe)

 SUNDAY:  

  8.30: (Chestfield): All our Parishioners

10.30: Maria & Felicity Conway, RIP

 4.00:Stations of the Cross” and Benediction

MONDAY:

9.00: Eucharistic Service                     

TUESDAY:

  9.40: Morning Prayer

10.00: Aidan Ryan, RIP (Joan)

WEDNESDAY:

  9.00: Eucharistic Service

  9.30: Church cleaning of Our Lady Immaculate

MAUNDY THURSDAY:

8.00pm: EVENING MASS OF THE LORDS SUPPER

Including Washing of Feet, Holy Communion under both kinds (optional), Procession to Altar of Repose, Watching until 11.00pm.

 

              Confessions after Mass – Father Kevin

 

 

HYMNS: 17.  90.  187.

HOLY,HOLY:  470  

         

GOOD FRIDAY: FASTING and ABSTINENCE

    10.00: Ecumenical PROCESSION of WITNESS

3.00pm: SOLEMN AFTERNOON LITURGY

                       Collection for Holy Places

CONFESSIONS: after ceremony – Father Kevin

 

HOLY SATURDAY:  

 

Confessions: 11.00-12.00 – Father Joseph O’Hanlon

     

NB. THERE IS NO 6.00pm MASS

 

*********EASTER SUNDAY*********

 

SATURDAY: 8.30PM: THE EASTER VIGIL

Next weekend:

  8.30: (C’field): Dec’d relatives of Curtis/Rosser family

  9.00: Celebrant’s Intention

10.30: Fr Cyril Williams & Lilian & Cyril Williams RIP                    

PALM SUNDAY: palms will be blessed and distributed at all Masses. For 10.30 Mass please assemble in the Parish Social Centre for the Blessing of Palms and the Procession. We can make the palm we receive into a cross and hang it up somewhere at home. Alternatively, leave it as it is and insert it between the cross and Our Lord’s body on crucifix.

 

TEAS AND COFFEES: are provided by the VOCATION SISTERS and next week by CHILDREN’S LITURGY.

 

LENTEN OBSERVANCE:  This afternoon there is the last “Stations of the Cross” and Benediction at 4:00pm.

 

EASTER CHURCH CLEANING: this Wednesday 16th April at 9.30am. “Many hands make light work!”

 

EASTER OFFERINGS: the collection at the Easter Masses is personal to your Parish Priest. Special “Easter Offering” envelopes are available at the back of the church. Those who are part of the Gift-Aid Scheme will find marked envelopes in their packs. Please make cheques payable to “Our Lady Immaculate Church, Whitstable”

 

EVENING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH: will now be recited at 5:30pm in church Monday, Tuesday and

Wednesday this week. This is the “official” prayer of the Church in which may I encourage everyone to take part from time to time.

 

SAINT GEORGE’S NIGHT: supper and entertainment will take place on Saturday 26th April at 7.30pm in the Parish Social Centre. Tickets cost £7.50 and are now on sale after Masses. Please bring your own alcoholic drinks.

 

SICK & ELDERLY CLERGY FUND: the volunteer services of someone to help promote this in our Deanery area are requested.  Three offers have so far been received but a further one or two are requested. Please speak to me if you think you might be able to help.  Speak to me or our Dean, Father Mark White CP of Herne Bay Parish. Tel:375095 .

 

BUILDING FUND: thank you for donations of £105.20. The total raised so far is £20,803.66.

 

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

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Please remember in your prayers, Konradine Norton, Kevin Flynn, Bill Sellar, Ivan Heanly, Colin Cole, Denise Day, Louisa Stone, Grace Kotula, Malachy Milligan, Simon Kamphuys, Edith Waller, Catherine Williams, Mick Curry, Michael Dini, James Dunsmuir, Kath Wicks, Hannah Hills, Ruby Brown, Gerard Daughton, Ellen Spillet, Diana Yates and Maureen Moore whose anniversaries occur about this time.

 

FINANCE: thank you for this week’s offertories

Mass

6.00

8.30

10.30

TOTAL

   TOTAL COLLECTED

GIFT-AIDED

  NON

G-AIDED

Attendance

100

65

154

319

£759.15

£494.70

£264.45

 

GOOD FRIDAY: we remember, gratefully and sorrowfully, Our Lord’s Saving death on the Cross. Let everyone who possibly can come to THE SOLEMN AFTERNOON LITURGY at 3.00pm. Friday is also a day of obligatory FASTING AND ABSTINENCE. FASTING obliges everyone between 18 and 59 years, unless exempted by ill-health or the nature of their work, to fast - this means eating less food than usual. ABSTINENCE is from food, drink or amusements, e.g. television, and binds all those aged 14 and over.

 

COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY PLACES on Good Friday: is used to maintain 74 churches and shrines associated with the life of Jesus, it also helps the work of the Church in the Holy Land and Neighbouring countries by relief of poverty and suffering. Parishes, schools, orphanages and medical centres rely very much on this collection. Gift Aid Donors are encouraged to put their donation in one of the spare white envelopes in their pack and mark it “Holy Places” (or use one of the envelopes at the back of the church putting “Holy Places” on it and also your Gift Aid number – or your name if you cannot remember your number.) The extra money this generates will be put to very good use.

 

GOOD FRIDAY PROCESSION: starts at 10.00am at Tankerton Eveangelical Church, Northwood Road. The procession will assemble on the Vocations Centre lawn at around 10.25am for a Scripture reading and prayer before proceeding to the Harbour and St. Alphege Church.

 

LENGTH OF SERVICES: Please allow 1 hour 15 mins for Maundy Thursday evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Good Friday Afternoon Liturgy and 1 hour 50 mins for the Easter Vigil.

 

ALTAR SERVERS: please note the times for rehearsals. Maundy Thursday at 7:20 Thursday evening. Good Friday at 10:30am.  Saturday Vigil at 10:00am.

 

EXTRA MASS on EASTER SUNDAY: please note that there is an extra Mass at 9:00am at Our Lady Immaculate Church due to the higher attendances at Easter. The Celebrant will be Father Joseph O’Hanlon.

 

CONFESSION BEFORE EASTER: it is good exercise for all of us to make a devout Confession in Lent in preparation for renewing the promises made at out Baptism on Easter Sunday. I shall be available for Confessions after Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Services, Father Joseph O’Hanlon  from 11.00 – 12.00 on Holy Saturday.

 

          May this holiest time draw us closer to our loving Lord Jesus as we look forward to his Resurrection.

                                                             May God bless you,