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..
|08.30am||Stanley & Maureen Fernandis R.I.P.|
|10.30am||Monica & Martin Donovan R.I.P.|
|12.30 to 1.30pm||Christmas Celebration Concert in the Church|
|06.00pm||Mass in Polish|
|Holy Mass||The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|09.30am||Frederick James Matthew Tobin & Margaret Lottie Tobin R.I.P.|
|09.30am||Francis Sheehan R.I.P.|
|02.30pm||Craft Club in the Main Hall|
|04.30pm||Reception of Bernard Connelly R.I.P.|
|12.45pm||Requiem Mass Bernard Connelly R.I.P.|
|07.00pm||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction & Compline|
|09.30am||Tyrone, Douglas & Family|
|Holy Mass||St Lucy|
|09.15am||MASS AT TORBAY HOSPITAL|
|06.30pm||Edmund Fajga R.I.P.|
|Holy Mass||St John of the Cross|
|09.30am||Michael Hayde R.I.P.|
|10.00am||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions|
|08.30am||People & parish|
|10.30am||Deceased Members of the Veasey & Krasnopolski Families|
|06.00pm||Mass 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 Connelly||Theo Brown|
|Rita Fear||Lesley Margetts|
|Jillian Browning||Sienna Rose|
|Jennifer Cayanar||Patricia Lavelle|
|Zoe Jaffa||Brian Bailey|
|Sister Maureen McNully||Christopher Wells|
|Sue & Betty Weymouth||David Collins|
|Julie Hooker||Mike Hinchey|
|Natalie Peeke||Rosie Brookes|
|Jordan Lynch||Dereck Bowden|
|Joseph Williams||Ann Sisson|
|Georgina Kirby||Siobhan Berryman|
|Michael Hynes||Ann Molloy|
|Dennis Malone||Mary Collins|
|Andrew Maxwell||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 – 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.)
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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:
If you would like to come and look around please
call 01803 613095
(ex 3) or e-mail us
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 .
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
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
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.
Prayer Breakfasts at Central Church
Torquay at 8am on the first Sat of every month
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
SPONSORED BY CAROL MARTIN
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
2.30PM IN THE MAIN HALL
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
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
Parish Website: www.assumptionofourlady.org
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary School
Head Teacher: Amelia Harding (613095)
|08.30am||B PAICE||S KOWAL|
|10.30am||A EBERLE||J WELLS|
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
|08.30am||A & G COTTON|
|A RODGERS||M WATTS|
|10.30am||SR BENIGNUS||B HATTERSLEY|
|J PARTENHEIMER||T BAILEY|
COFFEE MORNING VOLUNTEERS
|08.30am||LIZ & VIC BONFANTE||M HUGHES|
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.
|God bless all contributors & their families.|