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SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2018

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT

 

Pope’s Intentions for the month of November

Evangelization – In the service of the Transmission of Faith. That people who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.

Mass Times

Sunday
16
Holy Masses

08.30amRoy & Isabel Beale R.I.P
10.30amPeople & Parish
Choral concert after
Mass.
In the Church
04.00pmEvening Prayer
06.00pmPolish Mass
Monday
17
NO MASS
Tuesday
18
Holy Mass
09.30amMarie Rider R.I.P.
Wednesday
19
Holy Mass
09.30amMichael Rowlands R.I.P.
Thursday
20
Holy Mass
09.30amMary Veasey & Adela Krasnopolska
Friday
21
Holy Mass
09.15amMass at Torbay Hospital
06.30pmMass followed by Exposition
Catherine Hayde R.I.P.
Saturday
22
Holy Mass
09.30amJoan Giles and Family
10.00amExposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confession
04.00pm - 04.30pmSacrament of Confession
1st Mass of Sunday
05.00pmCarol and Paul Martin
Sunday
23
Holy Masses
08.30amGary Hinchey.Wendy, Ian, Christopher & Morgan Isaacs.
10.30amArianna Brown R.I.P.
04.00pmEvening Prayer
06.00pmPolish Mass

 

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

THIS SUNDAY THERE WILL BE A SECOND COLLECTION FOR FLOWERS IN THE CHURCH AT CHRISTMAS AND BEYOND

 

 

SUNDAY EVENING ADVENT PRAYERS

Beginning this Sunday at 4pm
EVENING PRAYER
ROSARY
COMPLINE

I was sick and you visited me

Please pray for the sick and housebound

Pat & Bernard ConnellyTheo Brown
Lesley MargettsPaul Evans
Jane MitchellJillian Browning
Sienna RoseJennifer Cayanar
Patricia LavelleMarta Castillo Capel
Patrick JamesZoe Jaffa
Sr Maureen McNullyKathleen Kelland
Christopher WellsAlice Lockton
Lexy HarrisonRichard Rooke
William Mark HolmesSue Weymouth
Alyson WilkinsonCathy Thums
David CollinsLisa Stockwell
Julie ButcherVera Killern
Jordan Lynch-BakerJoseph Williams
Betty MurphyFr. 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 – ‘To whom have your past acts of kindness brought joy? What acts of kindness could you do this week?’

Children –‘What Kind thing have you done for someone lately? Whom
could you make happy by your kindness this week?’

THIS WEEKEND THERE WILL BE A SECOND COLLECTION FOR FLOWERS IN THE CHURCH AT CHRISTMAS AND BEYOND

 

 

 

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

IMPROVEMENT WORK IN OUR CHURCH

The improvement work in our church began on 1st October.
Weekday Masses will now take place in the main hall.

THE VIGIL MASS AT 5pm ON SATURDAY EVENING WILL
CONTINUE UNTIL THE WORKS IN THE CHURCH HAVE
BEEN COMPLETED.

 

CHAPLANCY TEAM

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

 

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 .

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO WALK CHILDREN
TO AND FROM SCHOOL,
STARTING AFTER CHRISTMAS.
PLEASE CONTACT KATE DAVENPORT AT SCHOOL.

Was your child born between 1/9/2014 and 31/8/2015?
Online applications are now open from the 1st November for the
submission of the Common Application Form. Please visit
www.torbay.gov.uk to complete the application. The closing date for
applications is the 15th January 2019

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

 

THE FOOD BANK HAVE INFORMED US THAT AT THE
MOMENT THEY HAVE A GOOD SUPPY OF:-
BAKED BEANS, SOUP, TEA BAGS, & PASTA
HOWEVER THEY ARE VERY SHORT OF :-
WASHING UP LIQUID, WASHING POWDER, CLEANER,
DEODORANT & ITEMS FOR CHRISTMAS
Thank You

 

HCPT Group 179

Invite you to join them for a ‘Christmassy’ evening
to raise funds to take special children to Lourdes at Easter 2019
THE BIG CHRISTMAS QUIZ 7 pm – 10pm,
THUR 13TH DEC at TORQUAY RUGBY CLUB
£4 to include festive nibbles
Raffle, prize for best Christmas Jumper and best team name!
Contact Tara on 07564 648928.

Roni Layne and her choir will be singing in the church after the
10.30am Mass on Sunday 16th December
More details to follow

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

 

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.

 

New Year’s Eve Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

9.30pm to 12.30am
Night Prayer, Holy Rosary, Scripture Reading, Thanksgiving Prayer,
Angelus, Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

OUR NEXT SESSION FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS WILL
BE ON THURSDAY 10TH JANUARY AT 6PM IN THE PARISH ROOMS. A CRECH IS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN AGE 3+ YEARS

RCIA: Journey in Faith

Next session 6.30pm Thursday 3rd January.

 

ASSUMPTION ‘EPIPHANY’ PARISH RAFFLE

TO BE DRAWN ON SUNDAY 6TH JANUARY
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
DONATIONS OF RAFFLE PRIZES GRATEFULLY RECEIVED.
PLEASE PLACE THEM IN THE BOX PROVIDED AT THE BACK
OF THE CHURCH

 

HEALING MINISTRY

There will be an opportunity for prayer for healing
after the 10.30am Mass on the first Sunday of each month.
St Joseph’s meeting room – all are welcome.
NEXT HEALING MINISTRY SUNDAY 6TH JANUARY

THE CAFOD CHRISTMAS CARD

This year why not wish your Church family a Holy & Blessed
Christmas by signing the Christmas Card on the CAFOD board,
rather than by handing out individual cards?
Sign the card & make a donation of £2.50 or more. We will have
Mass celebrated for all those named on the card & at the same time
make a Gift to the people of Ethiopia.
This will be our last gift through ‘’Connect 2 Ethiopia’
In 2019, we connect with Colombia.
Thank you Teresa

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Saturday December 22nd in the hall
after the 5pm evening Mass
Mulled Wine and Raffle
ALL WELCOME

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.
£25 per head – drinks included.
COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN!

DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES!
‘CRIBFEST’
JANUARY 5TH TO 6TH

BOOKING FORMS AND FURTHER INFORMATION
AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH

 

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 SUNDAY LUNCH 11TH NOVEMBER IN THE
PARISH 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 8th November.

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 IN THE NEW YEAR

10.00AM IN THE MAIN HALL

ASSUMPTION PARISH PRAYER GROUP

Next Meeting Wed 19th December 6.00pm In the Upper Room Everyone Welcome

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS

THERE WILL BE NO MOTHERS’ PRAYERS UNTIL THE
CHURCH RENOVATIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

 

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 3rd JANUARY

URGENT! SUBS OF £23 DUE BY NEXT MEETING
NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME

 

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
Saturday
22 December
05.00pmC MartinJ Beacroft
Sunday
23rd December
08.30amJ MartinB Paice
10.30amP TaylorA Chalmers

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

DateTimeMinisters 
Saturday
22 December
05.00pmD BoneS Kowal
Sunday
23rd December
08.30amS CannizzaroP Long
M SissonM Leckie

COFFEE MORNING VOLUNTEERS

Date & TimeTimeVolunteer 
Sunday
23rd December
08.30amP LongM & J Glanvill
10.30amT & D Wotton
OFFERINGS 09/12/2018
God bless all contributors & their families.
GIFT AID£374.00
LOOSE PLATE£331.45

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.