Newsletter

Pope’s Intentions for the month of October

Workers and the Unemployed – That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

Mass Times

Sunday
15
Holy Mass
08.30amDeceased Members of the
Families of
Ann and Bernard Sisson
10.30amVeronica Campbell R.I.P.
06.00pmPolish Mass
Monday
16
NO MASS
Tuesday
17
Holy MassSt Ignatius of Antioch
09.30amDoctor Sheila Carroll R.I.P.
Wednesday
18
Holy MassSt Luke
09.30amJohn Holden R.I.P.
Thursday
19
Holy Mass
08.00amFor Carol Martin
Friday
20
Holy Mass
09.30amPeople & Parish
Saturday
21
Holy Mass
09.30amPrivate Intention
10.00am to 10.30amExposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession
Sunday
22
Holy Mass
08.30amMichael & Mary Hanley R.I.P.
10.30amPeople & Parish
06.00pmPolish Mass

First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation 2018

Our next session for Children & Parents will be on Thursday 2nd November at 6pm in the parish rooms.

Confirmation 2018

The initial meeting for candidates will be on Saturday 4th November, with Mass at 9.30am followed by a meeting in the small meeting room in the Parish Centre.

I was sick and you visited me

Please pray for the sick and housebound

Pat & Bernard ConnellyTheo Brown
Jane RossierPaul Evans
Lesley MargettsJane Mitchell
Jillian BrowningMary Williams
Darren HopeJennifer Cayanar
Patricia LavelleAlan Ashdown
Marta Castillo CapelSienna Rose
Patrick JamesPam Paice,
Sister Maureen McNullyChristiane Austin
Kathleen KellandChristopher Wells
Richard RookeRichard Hider
William Mark HolmesAlyson Wilkinson
David CollinsFr. Gerard Nellliyottukonam

Please call Julia on 617514 to add / omit names. Names on the sick list will remain for one month unless an extension is requested.

RCIA: Journey in Faith ‘’Come and see.’’

As a non-Catholic, are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Do you know anyone who is asking questions about the Catholic church? …… or anyone who is thinking about becoming a Catholic? Our next Enquiry Evening is this Thursday 19th October, 6.30 in the Parish Centre. No commitment is required. A warm welcome awaits.

Week of Guided Prayer

In preparation for Christmas, a Week of Guided Prayer has been arranged for the first week in Advent, 3rd to 8th December. A meeting will be held at a later date to explain the week in more detail. If you are interested in learning more about this, with the possibility of participating, please write your name on the list at the back of the church.

All Hallows Eve 31st October

Children’s Film Night and Pizza 5.30 to 8.30

Adults & Children £5 per head.

DRESS AS YOUR FAVOURITE SAINT

PRIZE FOR THE BEST DRESSED

Night of Light All Hallows Eve

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 6pm to Midnight. As always we need at least 2 guardians in the church at all time. Please sign the sheet at the back of the church. It is divided into 20 minute slots.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs taken on our Patronal Feast Day are available to buy at £1 each – Laminated A4 size. The 75 photographs are on sheets at the back of the church along with an order sheet. Please write your name and the numbers of the photographs you wish to purchase . There is a sample of the finished photo on the notice board in the parish rooms lobby.

OFFERINGS 11/06/17
God bless all contributors & their families.
GIFT AID£355.00
LOOSE PLATE£351.12
CAFOD£602.36

EXCITING NEWS – WE ARE NOW OFFERING SUNDAY LUNCH AND A WEEKDAY

LUNCH, IN THE

DOCTOR SHEILA CARROLL MEMORIAL HALL

SUNDAY LUNCH

SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER 1PM. (One sitting only)

Two Courses and Coffee £10

(You may bring a bottle of wine – £1 Corkage)

Please sign your name and make your choice on the sheet at the back of the church by Thursday 19th.

WEEKDAY LUNCH

Thursdays commencing 26th October 12 to 2.30 (last Orders)

Each course will be individually priced – you choose how many of the 3 courses you wish to buy. No need to choose in advance of the day but please sign the sheet at the back of the church if you are interested. (By Tuesday 24th)

Please note there will still be a shared Sunday Lunch on the last Sunday in the Month

Question of the Week

What specific threads of charity in action are woven together to fashion the wedding garment needed for my presence at Jesus’ feast? Or is it time I put my hand to the loom once more?’

Quote of the Week

’Blessed indeed is Mary, blessed in so many ways, in receiving the Saviour and in being received by the Saviour.

Holy Souls November Novena Masses

If you wish to have your friends and family remembered during the month of November, please complete one of the leaflets at the back of the church and return to Fr Kieran.

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday

Next Sunday the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. Your support on World Mission Sunday will help brave missionaries in proclaiming the Gospel of peace in South Sudan and around the world. Please join in this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for the mission of the Church. You will be able to Gift Aid all donations by using envelopes provided by Missio. Thank you.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

An SVP group has recently been established in our parish. Our current focus is on visiting people who may be in need of support or company either in their own, or residential homes. If you, or anyone you know, might appreciate a visit from our team, please get in touch with one of us. We would also like to hear from anyone who might consider joining us in this pastoral ministry. Philip Martin 07798626084

HOSPITALITY AND SOCIAL TEAM

Our next meeting will be on 18th October 7.15 in the Main Hall.

NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME

Come along and see what we do!

CRAFT CLUB

NEXT MEETING TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER

10.30AM IN THE SMALL MEETING ROOM

ASSUMPTION PARISH PRAYER GROUP

Next Meeting Wed 18th October 6.00pm In the Upper meeting room.

EVERYONE WELCOME!

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS

NEXT MEETING WED 25TH OCT.

11.00am in the Lady Chapel

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 10.30

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY !

NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME

Focus on Your Marriage – Catholic Marriage Enrichment

Saturday, 21st October 10am to 4.30pm St Peter’s Church, Crownhill, 15 Boniface Lane, Plymouth PL5 3AX. Drinks provided, please bring a packed lunch. Films, inspiration, couple activities (but no group work). To book a place please contact – Deborah van Kroonenburg deborahvankroo@gmail.com or text 07961099173

Formation Days for Catechists

Calling all catechists and ‘’would be’’ catechists who help pass on the faith in any way by involvement in Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, RCIA, Marriage Preparation  programmes or Children’s Liturgy. A four-part course is being offered, free of charge, to help you grow in your knowledge of the faith and a sense of personal calling. Content will include Teaching to Pray, Liturgical life, Preparing the Faith and Life in Christ. The following Saturday dates and venues are available:

LocationDateTime
Truro Catholic Church
(TR1 1SE)
4th November 201711am to 1.30pm
3rd March 201811am to 1.30pm
11th September 201811am to 1.30pm
1st December 201811am to 1.30pm
St Peter's Parish Room
Crownhill
Plymouth
(PL5 3AX)
3rd February 201810.30am to 1pm
5th May 201810.30am to 1pm
6th October 201810.30am to 1pm
19th January 201910.30am to 1pm
St Mary's
Poole
(BH15 2EG)
24th February 201810.30am to 1pm
16th June 201810.30am to 1pm
3rd November 201810.30am to 1pm
9th February 201910.30am to 1pm

GATHER 2018

19th to 21st Jan 2018 at the Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay. Join Bishop Mark O’Toole, Fr Denis McBride, David Wells, Canon Paul Cummins, catechists, teachers, clergy and friends of the Diocese of Plymouth for a weekend of friendship, faith and formation. Cost £150 residential £40 non-residential day rate. To book your place use the flyer provided. Early booking is essential.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2 – 8 AUGUST 2018 LED BY BISHOP MARK

Flying from Exeter. Staying at the Chappelle et Parc, once owned by the Soubirous family, very close to the grotto. A Time of prayer and relaxation. We would love you to join us. Price £779. Youth £495. (No increase on 2017 prices). Booking forms will be available very soon and for a discount of £10, you can book online. www.joewalshtours.co.uk Please speak to your parish priest or contact Fr. Kieran Kirby Pilgrimage Director, 01803 294142 or Fr. Anthony O’Gorman Youth Chaplin 01637 851176.

CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY (PLYMOUTH)

Disappointed? Didn’t get a place in the London Marathon? Why not run the Rome Marathon instead in aid of the Catholic Children’s Society? Details from Claire on :- claire.warren@prcdtr.org.uk or www.ccsplymouth.org.uk

READERS

DateTimeFirst ReaderSecond Reader
Sunday
22nd October
08.30amM CassidyB Paice
10.30amB BettesworthA Eberle

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

DateTimeMinisters
Sunday
22nd October
08.30amP EvansB Hattersley
D BarrettoA Rodgers
10.30amJ BeacroftA Faulkner
T BaileyA Chee

COFFEE MORNING VOLUNTEERS

DateTimeVolunteer 
Sunday
22nd October
08.30amK WallS Willmott
10.30amK RowlandI Jarvis

New Chairs for the Parish Rooms

Please sponsor our new hall chairs (which cost the parish £17 each). Donations of any amount towards the costs are very welcome. Please fill out the form on the front of the envelopes at the back of the church. If you are able to gift aid your donation then please use one of the gift aid envelopes provided. Please place your donation inside the envelope and return to the presbytery/Father Kieran.

Dariusz Fajga – a young member of our parish

Dariusz will be operating a ‘Car Wash’ in the church car park on Friday 28th October from 10am to 4pm. £5 per car. Dariusz is raising money for his trip to Lourdes in 2018.

Date for your diary – Monday evening 11th December.

Rise Theatre Christmas Production. More details soon.

Notice Boards

All notices must be vetted by Fr Kieran or Joy Wells before placing on boards. All unsolicited notices will be removed – without exception.

CAFOD

Thank you for your generous support to CAFOD’s Harvest Fast last week. Our parish raised £602.36 which will mean more farmers around the world will be able to support their families, now and into the future. Please continue to pray for them and for CAFOD’s work with the most vulnerable communities across the world.

MANY THANKS to those who supported the fast day lunch. Though small in number they were big hearted in charity and we raised £70 for CAFOD.

‘Under One Roof’

Sun 12th Nov

HELP US RAISE MUCH-NEEDED FUNDING FOR THE LEONARD STOCKS HOMELESS CENTRE!

Following on from the success of last years ‘Under One Roof’ Musical at the Princess Theatre, which raised enough money in one night, to fund a mental health worker at Leonard Stocks Homeless Centre, we are doing it again! This vibrant one-night only, benefit event shamelessly puts the big issue of homelessness in Torbay under the spotlight. It suggests through words & music, that we are all just three steps away ourselves from homelessness and so we are all ‘under one roof’.

Parish Rooms Hire Charges

Main Hall and Kitchen£16 per hour
( In house catering available in negotiation with Beatrice Deloffre)
Upper Hall (Refreshment making facilities)£10 per hour
Small meeting room£8 per hour

Parishioners 1/3 off listed prices.

All hirers will sign a contract that must be strictly adhered to.

All hall bookings to be made via Joy Wells – Parish Office

Tues to Fri 9.30 to 12.30

Plymouth Diocese announces the acquisition of

Torquay’s former Stoodley Knowle School

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth (the Plymouth Diocese) has announced the acquisition of the former Stoodley Knowle independent girls’ school in Torquay which closed in 2015. The Plymouth Diocese has bought the 47 acre site at Anstey’s Cove from the Sisters of Les Filles de la Croix.

A spokesperson for the Diocese said:

“Our long standing association with the Sisters goes back over 100 years and the sale of the site has helped to secure their future wellbeing. The Sisters established the school in 1924 to provide girls with the same educational opportunities as boys. Although we do not plan to reopen the school we have been considering how best to develop the site to protect its special qualities while sensitively realising its potential.”

Ahead of the acquisition, the Plymouth Diocese asked the Bristol-based PG Group to produce some outline concepts for the future development of the school site. Initial proposals have focused on some residential development which retains the majority of the open grassland and woodland. The Victorian manor house, known at Stoodley Knowle, and Ilsham Manor, the Arts and Crafts building which was formerly the junior house, will also be retained along with the Grade 2* listed medieval chapel and several listed barns. A number of ancillary school buildings, dating back to the 1930s and 1960s would be demolished under the proposals being considered.

The Diocesan spokesperson said:

“Our intention would be that any future proceeds from any development of the site will directly benefit our outreach work with young people and the needy living in the Diocesan area of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.” He added: “We will, naturally, continue engaging with the local community to discuss and develop the initial ideas and hope that they will positively engage in delivering a proposal that we can all support.”

Security arrangements on the Stoodley Knowle school site will continue.