Newsletter

SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY 2020

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR VISITORS

Pope’s Intentions for the month of November

Promotion of World Peace:
We Pray that Christians, followers of other religions and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

Mass Times

Sunday
12
Holy Masses
08.30amCatherine R.I.P.
10.30amNick Thomas & Family R.I.P. & People & Parish
06.00pmMass in Polish
Monday
13
NO MASS
Tuesday
14
Holy Mass
09.30amSpecial Intention
Wednesday
15
09.30amMorning Prayer
Holy Mass
10.00amPeople & Parish
07.00pmExposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction & Compline
Thursday
16
Holy Mass
09.30amBernard Connelly R.I.P.
Friday
17
Holy MassSt Anthony
09.15amMass at Torbay Hospital
06.30pmEllen Devine.
Saturday
18
Holy Masses
09.30amEllen Devine.
10.00amExposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Confessions
Sunday
19
Holy Masses
08.30amPeople & Parish
10.30amEllen Devine
06.00pmUnity Service

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 FearZoe Jaffa
Lesley MargettsJillian Browning
Sienna RoseJennifer Cayanar
Patricia LavelleBrian Bailey
Sister Maureen McNullyChristopher Wells
Sue & Betty WeymouthDavid Collins
Julie HookerMike Hinchey
Natalie PeekeRosie Brookes
Jordan LynchDereck Bowden
Joseph WilliamsGeorgian Kirby
Siobhan BerrymanMichael Hynes
Ann MolloyDennis Malone
Mary CollinsAndrew Maxwell
Fr Kieran KirbyFr. 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 evidence can you offer that you are a faithful servant of the Lord?

Children – When has the Holy Spirit helped you treat someone fairly?

PASSION PLAY DRAMA PRODUCTION

Next rehearsal TUES 9th JANUARY AT 6.30PM .

PARISH CAFOD MEETING
AFTER MASS ON WED 15TH JANUARY.
WE WELCOME ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN
THE TEAM!

A United Service for the World Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

will take place here at the Assumption Church, Abbey
Road, at 6pm on Sunday 19th January.
Rev Angela Sumner of Torbay Hospital Chaplaincy
Team will be the guest preacher.

RED BOX HOLDERS

A big ‘’Thank You’’ to all red box holder. This quarter
the total raised was £502.10.
A Grand total of £2,111.73 for 2019!

FEBRUARY 14TH
AN EVENING
OF POETRY AND SINGING.
COST £20 – BRING YOUR OWN WINE
Beatrice will be taking names and payment ,
After the 10.30 Mass.
ALL PROFITS WILL GO TOWARDS OPHELIA’S TRIP
TO PROJECT CAMP CAMBODIA.

BOB’S HOUSE GROUP

Next meeting 4th February 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?
Next Meeting Thursday 16th 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!

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 6th February 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 19th January at 10.30am.

Here at the Church of the Assumption

1st, 2nd & 3rd April
Further details & tickets available soon….

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

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

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

NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY 14TH JANUARY 2.30PM IN THE MAIN HALL

2.30PM IN THE MAIN HALL

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS

NEXT MOTHERS’ PRAYERS WILL BE ON WED 29TH JANUARY

11AM IN THE LADY CHAPEL

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 6th FEBRUARY NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

NEW HORIZONS BEREAVEMENT GROUP

OUR NEXT GET TOGETHER WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 5TH 7PM AT THE WIGHTON
ANY QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT MARY.

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
Sunday
19th January
08.30amD NUNESB PAICE
10.30amT BAILEYR HIDER

 

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Date TimeMinisters
Sunday
19th January
08.30amM LECKIEP EVANS
P LONGS CANNIZZARO
10.30amM SMYTHM HAWKE
P WALTONS WILLMOTT

COFFEE MORNING VOLUNTEERS

DateTimeVolunteers 
Sunday
19th January
08.30amMAUREEN WATTSM LECKIE
10.30amCATHERINE ROWLANDSJOANNA FAJGA

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 17/11/2019
God bless all contributors & their families.
GIFT AID£342.00
LOOSE PLATE£368.73