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SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2019

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR VISITORS

Pope’s Intentions for the month of November

The Future of the Very Young:
That every country take the measures as necessary to
prioritize the future of the very young, especially those
who are suffering..

Mass Times

Sunday
08
Holy Masses
08.30amStanley & Maureen Fernandis R.I.P.
10.30amMonica & Martin Donovan R.I.P.
12.30 to 1.30pmChristmas Celebration Concert in the Church
06.00pmMass in Polish
Monday
09
Holy MassThe Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
09.30amFrederick James Matthew Tobin & Margaret Lottie Tobin R.I.P.
Tuesday
10
Holy Mass
09.30amFrancis Sheehan R.I.P.
02.30pmCraft Club in the Main Hall
04.30pmReception of Bernard Connelly R.I.P.
Wednesday
11
Holy Mass
09.30amMorning Prayer
12.45pmRequiem Mass Bernard Connelly R.I.P.
07.00pmExposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction & Compline
Thursday
12
Holy Mass
09.30amTyrone, Douglas & Family
Friday
13
Holy MassSt Lucy
09.15amMASS AT TORBAY HOSPITAL
06.30pmEdmund Fajga R.I.P.
Saturday
14
Holy MassSt John of the Cross
09.30amMichael Hayde R.I.P.
10.00amExposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions
Sunday
15
Holy Masses
08.30amPeople & parish
10.30amDeceased Members of the Veasey & Krasnopolski Families
06.00pmMass in Polish

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

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

Pat & Bernard ConnellyTheo Brown
Rita FearLesley Margetts
Jillian BrowningSienna Rose
Jennifer CayanarPatricia Lavelle
Zoe JaffaBrian Bailey
Sister Maureen McNullyChristopher Wells
Sue & Betty WeymouthDavid Collins
Julie HookerMike Hinchey
Natalie PeekeRosie Brookes
Jordan LynchDereck Bowden
Joseph WilliamsAnn Sisson
Georgina KirbySiobhan Berryman
Michael HynesAnn Molloy
Dennis MaloneMary Collins
Andrew MaxwellFr 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.

Question of the Week

Adults – What do you need to change so that other can learn from watching you that Christ Jesus walks among us ?

Children – What could you do so that other will see in you what it means to follow Jesus?

SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER

Christmas concert TODAY after the 10.30
Mass
. There will be parish coffee as usual
followed by the concert. The piece that we plan to
sing tells the Christmas story and is made up of
many melodies that you will know.

There will be a retiring collection for TOWNS
(the night shelter.) Followed by refreshments in
the main hall.

PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN THE TORBAY DEANERY

Wed 11 th Dec, Totnes
Mon 16 th Dec, Newton Abbot
Tues 17 th Dec, Teignmouth
Wed 18 th Dec, St. Marychurch
Thur 19 th Dec, Paignton .

ADVENT 24 HOUR VIGIL WITH THE LORD

Come & spend precious time with the Lord as we prepare our-
selves for the season of Christmastide. 24 hour adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from after Mass Sat 14/12 to Sun 15/12, concluding with 8.30am Mass Two guardians required in church throughout the Vigil. Please sign the time sheets at the back of the church. Let us rejoice in the Lord!

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE MULLED WINE EVENING

Sat Dec 22nd 7pm in the hall.
Mulled Wine, mince pies and Raffle
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth)

As promised, Christmas cards have arrived; designed
by children in the diocese. Packs of 12 £5.
On sale after Sunday Masses throughout Advent.

CAFOD PARISH CHRISTMAS CARD

Dear Parishioners, please consider sending Christmas
greetings to your Parish Family on our Christmas card,
located on the CAFOD noticeboard in St Boniface; and
making a donation to our Connect2 Ethiopia scheme.
This is also a great way to make Christmas more sustain-
able and care for our Common Home. It will be available
from the first Sunday of Advent. Thank You.

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH HERE IN ABBEY ROAD

Would you like to have your Christmas lunch with
friends and parishioners? Beatrice will be hosting a
Christmas day lunch in the parish room.
£35 per head . COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN!
Beatrice will be taking names and deposits, after the
10.30 Mass, from parishioners who wish to book.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – C.C.S. CRIBFEST

Sat/Sun 4th, 5th Jan 2020. Please bring your cribs after
11.30am Sat 4th. Please collect your crib by 4pm Sun
5th. Tombola & Refreshments Sun pm.
All children making a crib will receive a small gift.

SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER

Christmas concert after the 10.30 Mass. There
will be parish coffee as usual followed by the
concert. The piece that we plan to sing tells the
Christmas story and is made up of many melodies
that you will know. There is also a narration that
leads from one nativity scene to the next.
There will be a retiring collection for TOWNS
(the night shelter.)

SIMBANG GABI

The Torbay Filipino Community in cooperation
with the Couples for Christ (CFC) would like to
invite you all to Simbang Gabi ‘Night Mass’ on
Thursday 19th December. Starting with a
“Tagalish” (Mix of Tagalog and English) Mass at
5pm at the Assumption Church, followed by short
medley of Christmas songs in Tagalog & English.
Legendary Philippine food & hospitality in the
Church Hall afterwards. All are welcome.

GATHER 2020 – LIGHT FOR MY STEPS

This annual conference gathers people from the Diocese of Plymouth and beyond for a weekend of faith, formation and friendship. Our 2020 speakers include Sr Gemma Simmonds – director of the Religious Life Institute, teacher and spiritual director, Monsignor Robert Draper – Vicar General of the Diocese of Plymouth and Fr Anthony O’Gorman – parish priest & experienced supporter of the faith of young people. Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay Friday 31 January – Sunday 2 Feb. Please see the flyer for more information and booking form. We look forward to welcoming you to this opportunity to refresh your faith and to find new confidence in sharing it with others. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

PASSION PLAY DRAMA PRODUCTION

Next

Next rehearsal TUES 10th DECEMBER AT 6.30PM .
Followed by a ‘Bring & Share’ supper for our
pre-Christmas Celebration. All involved in the production
in any way please come & join us.

BOB’S HOUSE GROUP

Next meeting 7th January at 7.00pm. Please contact
Bob by email if you are interested. Numbers Limited.

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 Catholic?
Next Meeting Thursday 2nd January;
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!

St Luke’s Church, Torquay

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET 4TH DECEMBER 2019
St Luke’s Church have kindly invited any parishioners
who would like to join them on their outing to Bath
Christmas Market. FLYERS AND A TEAR OFF FORM ARE
AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH

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.

HEALING MINISTRY

There will be an opportunity for prayer for healing
after the 10.30am Mass on the last Sunday of each month.
St Joseph’s meeting room – all are welcome.

NEXT HEALING MINISTRY OCTOBER 27th

CHURCH LOOP SYSTEM

If anyone is having problems with the church loop
system would they please inform Fr Colin. Thank You

1ST RECONCILIATION & 1ST HOLY COMMUNION

First meeting for parents and children 6PM on 12th December in the Parish Rooms.

CONFIRMATION

The 1st Session for candidates will be on 11th Jan
at 9.30am. Beginning with Mass, then exposition.
Date of Rite of Enrolment to be announced.

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.


REGULAR CHURCH CLEANERS REQUIRED

MALE OR FEMALE! WE CLEAN AFTER THE
9.30AM MASS ON THURSDAY MORNINGS.
PLEASE CONTACT LIZ BONFANTE OR LEAVE YOUR NAME
AT THE PARISH OFFICE

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.

TORQUAY FOOD BANK

We are low on food, toiletries & laundry items.
Donations gratefully received.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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

KNOW YOUR BIBLE

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

A fresh look at the Scriptures

When: Last Monday of each month
From 29th April – St Luke’s Gospel
From 7 – 9 pm (to include refreshments)

Next Session Monday 27th January

SANCTUARY LAMP

SPONSORED BY CAROL MARTIN

FOR

MICHAEL & MARY HANLEY 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

EVERY TUESDAY

2.30PM IN THE MAIN HALL

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS

NEXT MOTHERS’ PRAYERS WILL BE ON 27TH NOVEMBER

11AM IN THE LADY CHAPEL

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 9th JANUARY THIS WILL BE OUR AGM.

NEW HORIZONS BEREAVEMENT GROUP

WE ARE COMBINING THE DEC & JAN MEETINGS.
OUR NEXT GET TOGETHER WILL BE 29TH DEC FOR SUNDAY LUNCH AT DAINTON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB.
1.30PM FOR 2PM LUNCH.

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

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

DateTimeReaders
Sunday
15th December
08.30amB PAICES KOWAL
10.30amA EBERLEJ WELLS

 

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

DateTimeMinisters
Sunday
15th December
08.30amA & G COTTON
A RODGERSM WATTS
10.30amSR BENIGNUSB HATTERSLEY
J PARTENHEIMERT BAILEY

COFFEE MORNING VOLUNTEERS

DateTimeVolunteer 
Sunday
15th December
08.30amLIZ & VIC BONFANTEM HUGHES
10.30am

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 01/12/2019
God bless all contributors & their families.
GIFT AID£360.00
LOOSE PLATE£396.29