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SUNDAY 8TH MARCH

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR VISITORS

Pope’s Intentions for the month of March

Prayer intention for evangelisation – Catholics in China.
We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its
faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.

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Mass Times

Sunday
08
Holy Masses
08.30amFlorence Brenda Smith R.I.P.
10.30amAda Ray Heath R.I.P.
03.00pmStations of the Cross
04.00pmReception of Peter Grix R.I.P.
06.00pmPolish Mass
Monday
09
Holy Mass
11.00amRequiem Mass Peter Grix R.I.P.
Tuesday
10
Holy Mass
09.30amTOWNS
Wednesday
11
09.30amMorning Prayer
Holy Mass
10.00amRicardo Ramos
IN THE HALL AFTER COFFEE - FILM
07.00pmExposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Compline & Benediction
Thursday
12
Holy Mass
09.30amBruce Lagdon R.I.P.
Friday
13
Holy Mass
12.30pmMichael Hynes R.I.P.
Followed by Lenten Lunch
Saturday
14
Holy Mass
09.30amDoreen & Michael Smyth’s Intentions.
10.00amExposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confession
04.00pmEvening Prayer & Praying with Scripture
Sunday
15
Holy Masses
08.30amPeople & Parish
10.30amMario & Vittoria Giampaglia R.I.P.
03.00pmStations of the Cross
06.00pmMass in Polish

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IT IS NOT PERMISSABLE TO FILM OR TAKE PHOTOS DURING MASS

The List of the Sick

I was sick and you visited me
Please pray for the sick and housebound

Due to the current interpretation of GDPR rules we have been advised to remove our list of the sick from the website. As fellow Catholics you will be aware that it is part of our core practice to pray for the sick:

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”

James 5:14

Please continue to pray for our sick brothers and sisters
wherever they may be:
local, regional, national and international

For those wishing to pray for the sick brothers and sisters in this parish, the printed newsletter will now be the only source of names available.

Question of the Week

Adults – What difference does your faith in Jesus Christ make in your life?

Children – What does it mean to you to be a holy person?

CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY (PLYMOUTH)

LENTEN LUNCHES AFTER 12.30 MASS
FRI 28TH FEBRUARY, FRI 20TH MARCH, FR 27TH MARCH
Homemade soup, Bread & a Variety of Cheeses/grapes.
£7 per person to include a strip of Raffle Tickets

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

There will be a meeting for ministers on Sat 21st March.
11.30am in the Upper Room. Please try to attend.

“Dear Friends, thank you for your ongoing support for
the ToWNS night shelters. Please pray especially on
the nights of February 25th, March 3rd and 10th that
our shelter will be a haven of peace and safety for
guests and volunteers alike.”

WE WELCOME ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE TEAM!

BOB’S HOUSE GROUP

Next meeting 2nd March at 7.00pm. Please contact
Bob by email if you are interested. Numbers Limited. mailto:paice313@btinternet.com

RCIA: Journey in Faith “Come and see”.

As a non-Catholic, are you interested in learning more
about the Catholic Church?
Next Meeting Thursday 12th March;
6.30pm in the parish rooms. No commitment .
A warm welcome awaits.

PARISH COFFEE

THERE IS A MINIMUM CHARGE OF £1 FOR A CUP OF
TEA/COFFEE & A DELICIOUS BISCUIT. ALL PROFITS TO
HCPT, CAFOD & LOURDES CHILDREN’S PILGRIMAGE.

SUNDAY COFFEE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

It only requires a couple of hours after Mass and is
only once every five weeks. If you can help Please
contact Father Colin or Marian Leckie

TORQUAY FOOD BANK

We are low on all foods, toiletries and laundry items.
All donations gratefully received.
VOLUNTEERS ALSO NEEDED!

MASS INTENTIONS

PLEASE USE ONE OF THE SMALL BROWN ENVELOPES AT
THE BACK OF THE CHURCH, AND TAKE IT TO THE PARISH OFFICE BETWEEN 9.30 & 12.30 TUESDAY TO FRIDAY OR ALTERNATIVELY POST IT UNDER THE PARISH OFFICE DOOR
Thank you Fr Colin

CHANGES TO HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY

Due to Data Protection legislation, we are no longer
given a list of Catholic patients to visit; so please tell
your priest if you are going into hospital and make
staff aware that you are Catholic and would like the
Chaplaincy Team to visit.

1ST RECONCILIATION & 1ST HOLY COMMUNION

Next meeting for parents and children 6PM on 19th March in the Parish Rooms.

CONFIRMATION

The next session for candidates will be on the 14th March at 9.30am. Beginning with Mass, then exposition.

Here at the Church of the Assumption

1st, 2nd & 3rd April at 7pm
Thickets Adults £5 Under 12’s £3
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 or more children) £12
Tickets, available from the parish office, Julia Beacroft,
Susanne Kowal or Mary & Julia

HOLY ANGELS PRE-SCHOOL

Providing Early Years Care & Education for children
aged 2-4 years & wrap around care for pupils from
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic
Primary School. Further info on:
www.holyangelspreschool .org.uk
If you would like to come and look around please
call 01803 613095
(ex 3) or e-mail us
admin@holyangelspreschool.org.uk

SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN

Would all parents/guardians please ensure that your children are supervised at all times whilst on church premises. The Narthex/link passage from the church to the hall is not a play area and neither are the stairs leading to the upper room. To prevent accidents, please ensure your children are supervised at all times. Thank you Parish Health and Safety Officer .

Prayer Group

The Wednesday prayer group will resume again in the Spring; there will, however, be Prayer ministry available the first Wed of each month between 6pm & 7pm in the church. Beginning December 4th.


BONUS BALL

Dear Bonus Ball Supporter, the renewal of the next
session, is now due. New members very welcome.
Besides the fun of winning, church funds are
supported. Cheques should be made payable to
‘’Church of the Assumption’’ & given to Leslie
Richardson, Richard Hider or the parish office.

Providing pre-owned & new baby items to vulnerable families in Torbay

Riviera Life Baby Bank (RLBB) is part of a registered
charity, Riviera Life Link, which exists for the relief of
poverty, sickness & distress; the preservation of good
health & to advance education for individuals &
communities. RLBB redistributes pre-owned & new
baby items to vulnerable families that cannot
afford to buy them, with the aim of preventing or
relieving poverty in Torbay.
Riviera Life Church 527, Babbacombe Rd Torquay
(next to museum) Thursday 12-2pm for collection of
parcels but open to referrals anytime. We invite
referrals via a referral form from all agencies &
organisations in contact with vulnerable families.

REGULAR CHURCH CLEANERS REQUIRED

MALE OR FEMALE! WE CLEAN AFTER THE
9.30AM MASS ON THURSDAY MORNINGS.
PLEASE CONTACT LIZ BONFANTE

SUNDAY COFFEE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

It only requires a couple of hours after Mass and is
only once every five weeks. If you can help Please
contact Father Colin or Marian Leckie

FLOWER ARRANGERS REQUIRED TO JOIN OUR FLOWER TEAM

If you feel you would like to join our friendly team, please contact Teresa on 612324

CAR PARKING

Cars must only be parked within a parking space designated by white lines. All specific category dedicated parking spaces must be respected. The central area is not to be used for parking, it is for access to parking spaces and use by emergency services
(fire, ambulance & police).


Alternative parking is in the nearby roads. If you cannot find a free kerbside space the only options are the roadside prepay
meter spaces or the multi-storey car park at which you pay on exit either at the machine for cash or the other for cards; both machines re quire you to enter your car’s number plate
Waverly must not be used

STREET PASTORS

MORE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR THIS MINISTRY. IF YOU FEEL YOU WOULD BE SUITABLE PLEASE SPEAK TO FR COLIN

You are reminded

that smoking is not permitted in
any Church building or any external areas,
including the Car Park.

Prayer Breakfasts at Central Church
Torquay at 8am on the first Sat of every month

CHAPLANCY TEAM

More volunteers required.
Please see Fr Colin if you are interested in this ministry

We will be looking at ‘’Bible Basics.’’ Some bibles will be available;
if you have your own please bring it along.

SANCTUARY LAMP

SPONSORED BY RAY HEATH
FOR
ADA RAY HEATH R.I.P

If you would like to sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp, please fill in the details on the envelopes at the back of the church and hand to Father Colin. Names will be published weekly in the newsletter.

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.

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

CRAFT CLUB

NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2.30PM IN THE MAIN HALL

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS

NEXT MOTHERS’ PRAYERS WILL BE ON WED 25TH MARCH
11AM IN THE LADY CHAPEL

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 2nd APRIL NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

NEW HORIZONS BEREAVEMENT GROUP

OUR NEXT GET TOGETHER WILL BE ON APRIL 6TH 7PM AT THE WIGHTON
ANY QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT MARY.

Next Prayer Breakfast at Central Church 8am 7th March

CONTACTS

76 Abbey Road, Torquay, TQ2 5NJ
Presbytery: 01803 294142

Parish Priest: Fr Colin Groombridge.

Parish Secretary & Safeguarding Rep: Mrs Joy Wells

Deacon: Rev Robert Giampaglia
E-mail: robgiampaglia@sky.com

Parish Website: www.assumptionofourlady.org

E-mail: torquay-abbeyroad@prcdtr.org.uk

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary School
Head Teacher: Amelia Harding (613095)

READERS

DateTimeFirst ReaderSecond Reader
Sunday
15th March
08.30amA FISHERT FISHER
10.30amR HIDERT GRUNDY

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

DateTimeMinisters
Sunday
15th March
08.30amP EVANSP LONG
S CANNIZZAROM LECKIE
10.30amE BETTESWORTHT REY
M SMYTHM HAWKE

COFFEE MORNING VOLUNTEERS

DateTimeVolunteer 
Sunday
15th March
08.30amK WALLB HATTERSLEY
10.30amK ROWLANDSI JARVIS

You are reminded

that smoking is not permitted in any Church building or any external areas, including the Car Park. If you wish to smoke please go onto the public pavement.

OFFERINGS 01/03/2020
God bless all contributors & their families.
GIFT AID£430.00
LOOSE PLATE£449.16
CCS LENTEN LUNCH£131.20