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Pope’s Intentions for the month of December

Universal – Say ‘No’ to Corruption. That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

Next Friday 23rd February is Cafod’s Family Fast Day – a day to give up a meal and give generously to help some of the world’s poorest people. This Lent, that giving can make double the impact, as every pound you give will be matched with another £1. For every £1 you donate to Cafod the UK government will also donate £1. If you donate £5 it will become £10 etc. at no extra cost to you. Twice the number of lives can be transformed. Twice the number of children can have the opportunity to grow healthy and strong. The government will double your donations throughout Lent up to a total of £5 million, so now is a crucial time to give.

You can donate using one of Cafod’s family fast day envelopes and please do fill in the form to Gift Aid your donation. As important as Fasting and Giving is Praying so please use the prayer throughout Lent and beyond for those of our brothers and sisters who, unlike ourselves, have no choice but to fast. On Friday 23rd there will be Stations of the Cross followed by a fast day soup and bread lunch, another way in which we can show solidarity with God’s Family in Zambia, Syria, Myanmar and all the other places where our brothers and sisters are suffering. Please join us on that day and thank you for reading this.

GRACE FOR FAMILY FAST DAY

Everlasting God, we give thanks for you nourish and strengthen us with your merciful love.

Give us this day our daily bread.

We pray for those who hunger in scorched lands, with no food for their children. Together, we cry out for justice.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Help us to share generously as one global family, and to hold onto hope for a world transformed.

Bread of life, we pray your people may find life and joy in all its fullness.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen

Mass Times

Sunday
18
Holy Masses
08.30amDeceased Members of the Beale Family
10.30amFor Joanna & Edmund Fajga
20 Years Wedding Anniversary
03.30-5.00pm Lenten Course & Benediction
06.00pmPolish Mass
Monday
19
Holy Mass
06.00amPeople & Parish
Tuesday
20
Holy Mass
09.30amDennis Wall R.I.P.
07.00 - 08.00pmExposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions
Wednesday
21
Our Lady Help of Christians & St Denis
Holy Mass
10.30amFuneral Requiem Mass Louis Rieunier Snr R.I.P.
Thursday
22
Holy Mass
08.00amFor The Passing of OSCE Takers.
Friday
23
BIBLE MISSION WEEKEND
12.30pmStations of the Cross
Holy Mass
06.30pmFor David & Sarah Beresford
Saturday
24
Holy Mass
05.30pmFor all Our Bible Mission Participants.
Sunday
25
Holy Masses
08.30amPeter Tolley R.I.P.
10.30amStuart Dougal R.I.P.
06.00pmPolish Mass

I was sick and you visited me

Please pray for the sick and housebound

Pat & Bernard ConnellyTheo Brown
Jane RossierLesley Margetts
Sean Andrew CowanPaul Evans
Jane MitchellJillian Browning
Jennifer CayanarPatricia Lavelle
Sienna RoseBaby Lexi Harrison
Marta Castillo CapelPatrick James
Pam PaiceChristiane Austin
Sister Maureen McNullyKathleen Kelland
Christopher WellsAlice Lockton
Lexy HarrisonRichard Rooke
William Mark HolmesSue Weymouth
James MasonAlyson Wilkinson
David CollinsLisa Stockwell
Zoe JaffaFr 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.

LENTEN PROGRAMME

Mondays of Lent

Holy Mass 6am Followed by refreshments in the hall

Tuesdays of Lent

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions 7 – 8pm

Fridays of Lent

Stations of the Cross 12.30pm Followed by Holy Mass and hunger lunch in the hall.

Sundays of Lent Sunday Afternoon (time to be confirmed) Lenten Course

‘’We Adore You, O Christ and We Praise You.’’

The Gift of the Holy Eucharist. Followed by Benediction

LENTEN PENETENTIAL SERVICES

February 27th Paignton 6pm

March 13th Abbey Road 6pm

March 20th Totnes 6.30pm

First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation 2018

Our next session for Children & Parents will be on Thurs 8th Feb

at 6pm in the parish centre.

RCIA: Journey in Faith “Come and see.”

The next RCIA session will be on 22nd February 2018 at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Thursday 1st March. If you have any issues that you would like the PPC to deliberate please get in touch with the Chair of the Council, Sr Benignus: benignus.ob@gmail.com or the Secretary, Andrea Rodgers: Amr11@hotmail.co.uk

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Friday 2nd March at 10.30am. Central Church Torquay.

Lenten Retreat

Saturday 3rd March at St Rita’s Centre Honiton. 10.30am to 4.30pm. Cost £25 per person (includes lunch & Coffee).

For information Tel 01404 42635 or email stritas@btinternet.com

Lenten Hunger lunches

There will be a hunger lunch at 1.30pm on Fridays after stations of the cross and Mass. If you or your group are willing to organise the lunch, please indicate on the sheet at the back of the church. Also if you or your group are willing to lead Stations of the Cross, please indicate on the sheet.

St Patrick’s Day

Bishop Mark will be in the parish for Official Visitation on 17th March. In the evening we will have a small celebration in the hall at 7pm. Beatrice will be providing Irish Stew & a dessert. Hopefully you will be able to come & celebrate. In order for Beatrice to cater for the correct amount, please PRINT YOUR NAME on the sheet at the back of the church. ONE NAME PER LINE PLEASE.

Question of the Week

How can our compassion lead us to break barriers and bring healing to others, thereby giving glory to God?

Annual 2nd Offering next Sunday

for the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund that helps fund some of our sick pilgrims and subsidises our youth to travel to Lourdes.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES 2018 – SO FAR

February 23 to 25Bible Mission Weekend
March 17 to 18 Bishop Mark’s Official Parish Visitation.
May 12Filipino Community May Procession & Holy Mass
May 26CWL 50th Anniversary Mass
June 30 to July 7Legion of Mary - Pilgrimage for Christ.
September 9Weekend of the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool. Public procession of the Blessed Sacrament after the 10.30am Mass

Catenian Association – Province 13 – Fourth Public Speaking Contest

Saturday 24th February. Following the success of the Catenian Association’s Public Speaking Contest over the last 3 years, we would like to extend an invitation to all Catholic 6th Formers, in years 11 to 14 (16 to 19 year olds) who are attending any Catholic school, Church school or State school, to participate on Saturday 24th February at St Peter’s Church, Crownhill, Plymouth. The winner will receive the Provincial Trophy, awarded annually to the winning school, as well as a personal trophy, cash prize & certificate. The winner is also entitled to enter the national competition in Manchester during September. Please contact Peter Holman on 01626 438446 or phadenraf@gmail.com

CATECHETICAL SUMMER CAMPS 2018

Applications are now being taken for places at the Plymouth Diocese Catechetical Summer Camps, to be held at Grangehurst, Buckfast Abbey. Camp details and application forms can be obtained from the back of the church or on-line from the website : www.pdsummercamps.org.uk

Prompt applications are advisable.

DIOCESAN Pilgrimage to the Holy Land February 2019

Bookings are coming in for this pilgrimage to be led by Bishop Mark from 18th to 25th February 2019. Completed booking forms and deposits need to be received before 18th April this year.

To request an itinerary and booking form please contact Pilgrimage People on 0800 6123423 or info@pilgrimagepeople.org quoting ref: PLYM01. We will be travelling from Luton airport and options for transport to and from the airport will be available.

Formation Days for Catechists

A four-part course, free of charge. Content will include Teaching to Pray, Liturgical life, Preparing the Faith & Life in Christ. The following dates are available:

LocationDateTime
Truro Catholic Church
(TR1 1SE)
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)
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

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

PLEASE NOTE IF HALL HIRERS HAVE NEGOTIATED WITH BEATRICE DELOFFRE TO PROVIDE REFRESHMENTS, SHE IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR COOKING AND CLEANING THE KITCHEN AFTER USE.

THE HALL HIRER REMAINS RESPONSIBLE FOR LAYING UP TABLES & CLEANING THE HALL AFTERWARDS.

NEXT SHARED LUNCH

25TH MARCH 2018

 

NEXT SUNDAY LUNCH 18TH FEBRUARY IN THE

DOCTOR SHEILA CARROLL MEMORIAL HALL

1PM. (One sitting only)

Two Courses and Coffee £10

Please sign your name and make your choice on the sheet at the back of the church

by Thursday 15th. February

SANCTUARY LAMP

SPONSORED BY DOREEN & MIKE SMYTH

FOR

BIRTHDAYS OF OUR CHERISHED ONES IN HEAVEN

TYRONE – DOUGLAS – KEVIN

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

NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME

CRAFT CLUB

NEXT MEETING TUESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY

10.00AM IN THE SMALL MEETING ROOM

ASSUMPTION PARISH PRAYER GROUP

Next Meeting Wed 21st February 6.00pm In the Upper meeting room.

EVERYONE WELCOME!

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS

NEXT MEETING WED 28TH FEB.

11.00am in the Lady Chapel

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

TOMBOLA AFTER BOTH MASSES 11th FEBRUARY

NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 10.30

NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME

READERS

Date First ReaderSecond Reader
Sunday
25th February
8.30amA SissonA Chee
10.30amSr BenignusA Krasnopolski

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

DateTimeMinisters
Sunday
25th February
08.30amM SissonM Leckie
P LongJ Kelly
10.30amT BaileyJ Salabsab
R & N Salabsab

COFFEE MORNING VOLUNTEERS

DateTimeVolunteer 
Sunday
25th February
08.30am L & V Bonfante M Hughes
10.30amNO COFFEE COLD DRINKS AVAILABLE IN THE HALL FOYER

BIBLE STUDY MISSION WEEKEND

23rd to 25th February 2018

An exciting weekend is planned for the whole parish; with workshops, prayer, innovative ideas, fellowship and food. Please keep this weekend free, it will be a great opportunity to get closer to the Lord. Beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday afternoon.

In preparation for the Bible Study weekend, members of the Parish Evangelisation Team will be sharing part of their life journey regularly in the newsletter.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE PRINT YOUR NAME ON THE ‘SIGN UP SHEET’ AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH.  NO COMMITMENT!

FRIDAY

6.30PM MASS FOLLOWED BY DRINKS, NIBBLES & INTRODUCTION TO THE WEEKEND

SATURDAY

8.30AM SHARED BREAKFAST

10.00AM BIBLE EXPLORERS – An interactive presentation for parents and children aged 7 – 11 years old. Children younger than 7 years will have their own liturgy.

11.30AM WORKSHOP – GOSPEL PARABLES – A Bible study based workshop to help people grow in their understanding of the Gospel parables.

1.00PM BRING AND SHARE LUNCH

2.30 LECTIO DIVINA – a lead, scripture based reflection.

3.30PM WORKSHOP – INTERPRETING GOD’S CALL IN THE BIBLE – A Bible study based workshop looking particularly at how God calls in the Bible and how we and the Bible characters respond to God’s call.

5.30PM EVENING MASS

6.30PM EVENING GATHERING AND SUPPER.

SUNDAY

SUNDAY MASSES AS USUAL, BUT THERE WILL BE NO COFFEE AFTER THE 10.30 MASS  – (but cold drinks will be available in the lobby area.)

12.30AM HOG ROAST – prepared by our Filipino parishioners.

2.00PM STORY TELLINGby the Bible Team.

2.30PM IN THE CHURCH –

CONCLUDING LITURGY & BENEDICTION.

BONUS BALL

Dear Bonus Ball Supporter, the renewal of the next session is now due. We hope you enjoy the possibility of winning a cash prize with your own unique number.

New members are very welcome. Besides the fun of winning, church funds are supported. The cost of £26 for next 6 months can be paid with a cheque made payable to ‘Church of the Assumption’ and sent to the presbytery for the attention of the Bonus Ball Organiser.

OFFERINGS 11/02/18
God bless all contributors & their families.
GIFT AID£388.00
LOOSE PLATE£306.08