Newsletter

SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST 2019

20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR VISITORS

Pope’s Intentions for the month of August

Evangelization: Families, Schools of Human Development.

That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly ‘’Schools of true human development.”

Mass Times

Sunday
18
Holy Masses
08.30amVictor Cotton R.I.P.
10.30amSonia Wall’s Intentions
06.00pmPolish Mass
Monday
19
NO MASS
Tuesday
20
Holy MassSt Bernard
09.30amChristina Bowden R.I.P.
Wednesday
21
NO MASS
Thursday
22
NO MASS
Friday
23
NO MASS
Saturday
24
Holy Mass
St Bartholomew
09.30amHoly souls
10.00amExposition of the Blessed Sacrament &
Confessions
05.00pmPeople & Parish
Sunday
25
Holy Masses
08.30amPamela Cotton R.I.P.
10.30amSusan Stockwell’s Intentions
06.00pmPolish Mass

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
Lesley MargettsJillian Browning
Sienna RoseJennifer Cayanar
Patricia LavelleZoe Jaffa
Brian BaileySister Maureen McNully
Christopher WellsSue Weymouth
David CollinsJulie Hooker
Betty WeymouthMike Hinchey
Natalie PeekeRosie Brookes
Jordan LynchDereck Bowden
Rita FearMary Collins
Joseph WilliamsJoyce Kenyon
Ann SissonSiobhan Berryman
Fr. 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 – Other tahn Jesus, which of the ancestors of Christian faith has served as the greatest example to you ? Why ?

Children – Which person of the Bible has been a good example to you of how to live ?

GIFT AID

Gift Aid donors-you should soon receive an individual statement of how much you gave in the year so that you can check you have paid enough tax to cover the gift aid that the Parish will claim.


This statement will go to the address that is currently held by the gift aid organiser. If you are expecting a letter but do not receive one please contact David Jones (who usually attends the 1030 Sunday Mass and stays for coffee)

PATRONAL FEAST DAY PARISH BARBEQUE

SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST AT 12 NOON

HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS, VARIOUS SALADS

ADULTS £5 CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS £3

ALWAYS GREAT FUN!

HOSTED BY THE C.W.L FOR CHARITIES.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society will be holding a
coffee morning on 11th August after both Masses.
Tea/Coffee and cake for £1.


The proceeds will be used to support the SVP
‘Vinnie Camps’ holiday camps for young people aged 7-13 years.
Please come & enjoy the refreshments & support this worthy cause!

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD

Would you like to be involved in a fantastic new project?
The Church of the Assumption will be performing a
PASSION PLAY DURING LENT 2020!
We are looking for :- ACTORS, BACK-STAGE SUPPORT, SCENERY DESIGN, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE &
various other roles. This is an opportunity to help your Lenten observances,
to evangelise & most of all to have FUN!
Planning meeting Saturday 24th august at 11.15am. ALL WELCOME.
Contact Susanne 606256 or Julia B 323040 for more information.

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

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 THIS SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST

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

Come and enjoy the comfort of the Lord as we spend an hour
with Him in Prayer and Thanksgiving through word song and
Scripture. We meet on Wednesday evenings in the upper Room
from 6 – 7. We wait to welcome you.

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

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 24th June

Retreats in the Diocese of Plymouth 2019

June 14th – 16th (Fri – Sun) Weekend Retreat
July 7th – 12th (Sun – Fri) 5 – day Retreat at Sclerder, Looe, Cornwall
October 11th – 13th (Fri – Sun) Weekend Retreat
October 14th – 18th (Mon – Fri) Midweek Retreat
October 11th – 18th (Fri – Fri) 6 day Retreat

November 15th – 17th (Fri – Sun) A ‘Taster’
W/E Retreat
(for anyone who would like to try a retreat for the
first time)
All Retreats (except the July Retreat)
are at Buckfast

SANCTUARY LAMP

SPONSORED BY DOREEN & MIKE SMYTH

IN THANKSGIVING FOR

RECENT ORDINATION ANNIVERSARIES

FR COLIN, FR PJ & DEACON ROBERT.

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

ASSUMPTION PARISH PRAYER GROUP

Next Meeting September In the Upper Room
Everyone Welcome

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS

NEXT MOTHERS’ PRAYERS WILL BE ON 28TH AUGUST

11AM IN THE LADY CHAPEL

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 5th SEPTEMBER

WE MEET AT ‘THE DRUM’ IN COCKINGTON
NEXT MEETING TO BE ANNOUNCED

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

DateTimeFirst ReadingSecond Reading
Saturday
24th August
05.00pmT GrundyC Martin
Sunday
25th August
08.30amB PaiceA Sisson
10.00amSr BenignusL Bettesworth

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Date TimeMinisters
Saturday
24th August
05.00pmM WattsS Kowal
Sunday
23rd June
08.30amA RodgersS Cannizzaro
M LeckieL Bettesworth
10.30amT BaileyJ Beacroft
A FaulknerB Hattersley

COFFEE MORNING VOLUNTEERS

DateTimeVolunteers 
Sunday
25th August
08.30amL & V BonfanteM Hughes
10.00amK 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 11/08/2019
God bless all contributors & their families.
GIFT AID£389.00
LOOSE PLATE£552.73
SVP£239.78