2021 – 28th
Sunday in Ordinary Time
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Claude Darwent, Albert Hamer, Jeremiah Michael Tierney, Peter Jancxyszyn, Irmgard Gorden, Jim McCarthy, Millicent Broadbridge.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH: Ann Aelberry, Lilian Behrendt, Babs Biggadike, Cathleen Bradshaw, Len Boulden, Mary Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Margaret Dunne, Sheila Freeman, Eileen Groves, Deirdre Hanley, Larry Kendle, Joe Lanigan, Eddy Luyten, Brian Nicholls, Jean Power, Teresa Snow, Doug Walsh and all those in hospital, the sick, the housebound and those whose names do not yet appear here. "Lord, keep them in your heart". If you would like the name of a relative or friend included in the prayer list, please collect a form from the porch.
MASS INTENTIONS Sat. 9th Oct. Lewellyn Wilson +; Tuesday 12th Oct. The people of Maidenhead and Windsor; Thursday 14th Oct. James Travers + ; Saturday 16th Oct. People of the Parish; Sunday 17th Oct. People of the Parish.
MASS INTENTIONS If you would like to request a Mass intention, please fill in a Mass Intention Request Envelope and place the envelope in the Mass Intention box on the table in the Sacristy. Spare envelopes are available in our church-porch.
Fr Erico is away on retreat until the evening of 10th October. If you need to contact a priest urgently, please see the back page of this newsletter for the contact details of our neighbouring parishes.
We welcome Fr Henry MacCarthy to celebrate Mass on Saturday 9th Oct. at 6pm. We are very grateful to him.
Sadly, there will NOT be Mass on Sunday 10th Oct. Although we will have Mass on Saturday 9th Oct., to avoid overcrowding please be aware that there is Sunday Mass at King's Lynn, Swaffham, Ely and Wisbech (please see our diocesan Yearbook or website www.rcdea.org.uk for times and addresses); Mass is still livestreamed from many parishes, and accessible on the Dial-a-Mass service (each day from 12 noon until midnight on 01642 130120 for as little as a local call). The Sunday Mass obligation is still suspended so you may also consider attending Mass on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th Oct.
Prayer intention for October: Let us pray that every baptised person will respond to the call to follow Jesus Christ in their lives and witness to others the transforming power of his Gospel.
MASS COUNT next weekend (16th/17th Oct.) 4/4
CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day 2021 Thank you so much for your donations to CAFOD this Family Fast Day. Your generous gifts will help people like Ivanilde in the Amazon to protect our common home. You can watch a CAFOD video featuring Ivanilde and a Harvest prayer video on the CAFOD website. You can also add your voice to our petition calling for the Prime Minister to show leadership in tackling the climate crisis, and find out more about how you can get involved, by visiting www.cafod.org.uk/reclaim
THIS SUNDAY 10th Oct. is Prisoners' Sunday and marks the start of Prisons' Week, during which we are asked to pray for prisoners and their families. As we do not have Mass this Sunday, we will postpone our SECOND COLLECTION for the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) which is the national Catholic charity that provides support to men, women and young people in prison, people with convictions, and their children and families. Its vision is of a society in which justice is understood as a process of restoration and healing, and where the innate dignity and worth of every human is valued. You can always DONATE online to PACT at www.prisonadvice.org.uk/donate/donate-now or by cheque to PACT, 29 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UA
Please consider whether you might feel called to volunteer for PACT, from home or in a local PACT service. You can also receive Fresh Start, Pact's newsletter, which features stories of their work and information on how to become more engaged in it. For more information and resources, please visit www.prisonadvice.org.uk
CATHOLIC EAST ANGLIA: The October/November edition of our diocesan newspaper is out NOW ! and available in our church-porch and online at www.rcdea.org.uk Read about the start of the Synodal Church process, Swaffham's Sr Anna Yeo making her profession and the relaunching of our Diocesan Commission for the New Evangelisation...and much more news from around our diocese.
The God who Speaks is an initiative of our Bishops in partnership with the Bible Society. It is about celebrating, living and sharing God's Word. This month's focus is on St Luke, his Gospel and ways to celebrate his Feast Day on 18th October. Please visit www.godwhospeaks.uk/the-god-who-speaks/focus/serve-with-luke/ for prayers and resources.
For a Synodal Church - Communion, Participation, Mission: A 2-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. For more information about the process, please see www.cbcew.org.uk/synodal-church/ The process will begin for our Diocese on 17th October 2021 with a Mass at 11am in St John's Cathedral, Norwich. Every parish is asked to appoint a lead person or team to facilitate the consultation process for which guidance will be provided. A guide from our Bishops and Bishop Alan's Pastoral Letter are both available in our church-porch...they explain the importance of the process and our part in it...please take a copy.
Mass for those who have experienced a miscarriage Sunday 10th October at 12 noon. Families are welcome. Refreshments afterwards. Mass for those affected by infertility Saturday 6th November at 11am. Followed by a talk on treatment options. We respectfully ask that children do not attend this November Mass. Both Masses will be celebrated by Bishop Alan at the church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda (OLISE), 14 Exeter Rd, Newmarket CB8 8LT. For more information, please visit https://www.rcdea.org.uk/couples-with-miscarriages-or-infertility-are-not-alone/
Day of Prayer and Renewal in the Holy Spirit Saturday 23rd Oct. 10am to 4.30pm Norwich. The theme is From Darkness into His Wonderful Light. Led by Fr Luke Goymour. For more details and important information, please see the flyer in our church-porch.
Retreat at Clare Priory in Suffolk Friday 5th to Sunday 7th Nov. The theme is By His Wounds We are Healed. For more details, please see poster in our church-porch.
JOIN CAFOD in London for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice Saturday 6th November from 11am. As world leaders meet in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), join millions around the world in this global event. Gather at St Mary, Moorfields, 4-5 Eldon St, London EC2M 7LS from 11am for reflection and prayers before joining the main march from the Bank of England. If you woud like to come, please register at www.cafod.org.uk/News/Events/COP26-Day-of-Action-2021 where you will find lots more information.
PARISH MEETING Tuesday 19th October 7pm Parish Room. Everyone is welcome. We are the parish and we all can play our part so let us, together, embrace the challenge to build up our parish again and renew our parish life.
PARISH TREASURER: Eddy Luyten has been our Treasurer for many years and we are very grateful for his service and dedication. He would now like to step down. So, we please need someone to take over from him. Eddy will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to help you into the role. You will have the full support of our Finance Committee and the whole parish. Please see Fr Erico, Eddy or Joe if you would like to serve our parish in this important role.
PARISH REPOSITORY: We have a small stock of religious cards and other articles but we really need a volunteer(s) to look after the Repository, to promote and expand it, and to keep it well-stocked and looking attractive. We regularly receive catalogues bursting with lovely items and ideas ready to inspire you! Please contact Fr Erico or Joe if you would like to help our parish in this rewarding way.
PARISH WEBSITE: Please can you help? We are looking for someone to take over responsibility for our parish website from Teresa who would like to step down after many years in this role. We thank Teresa for her invaluable contribution. Please contact Fr Erico or Joe if you would like to help or need more information or you have the expertise to advise us.
SEATING: You are welcome to sit where you like but please be respectful of those who wish to distance themselves from others. You can pick up a "Please leave a space" card to place on the seat(s) beside you, from the porch, if you wish. STAYING SAFE: Please sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving church. Please wear a face-covering in church. We will maintain good ventilation and cleaning. Stewards will continue to welcome. NHS Test and Trace: Participation is voluntary...it is your choice. You are very welcome to come to church and attend Mass whether you choose to scan the QR Code / give your contact details or not.