This weeks Cathedral Newsletter
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
The Funeral Mass for Joseph Borg RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Thursday 23rd November at 10.30am.
The Funeral Service for Michael Doyle RIP will take place at St Aidan’s Church on Thursday 23rd November at 1pm.
The Funeral Mass for Giuseppe Bonsignore RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Monday 27th November at 11.30am.
The Funeral Mass for Frank Kirby RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Thursday 30th November at 10.30am.
The Funeral Mass for Sean McBride RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Friday 8th December at 10.00am
We pray that they may rest in peace and please remember their family and friends in your prayers.
NOVEMBER HOLY SOULS
November is the month when we pray for our loved ones who have died. If you wish you can place the names of your deceased loved ones for whom you would like to pray in the purple box on the entrance table. This will be placed before the altar for the month of November, and all those named will be included in the prayers at each Mass that month.
The annual Chapter Mass for deceased clergy celebrated by Bishop Peter will take place on Tuesday 21st November at 11am.
LIFE TEEN YOUTH GROUP
The Life Teen Youth group is meeting NEXT Sunday 26th November between 6.30pm – 8pm in the Cathedral Scout Hut. The group is for those aged 11 – 17 and aims to lead young people closer to Christ through formation, prayer and social events. For more details please see Fr Brendan or contact the Parish Office.
THE RCIA: A JOURNEY IN FAITH
The course continues on Monday 16th October at 7.30pm in the Scout Hut. If you know of someone who has expressed an interest in the Catholic Faith please invite them to come along. In a relaxed atmosphere we will explore the Church’s mission, teaching and the life we celebrate in the Sacraments. For more info contact the Parish Office on 01604 714556.
SIGNING OF FORMS
If you require forms signing please contact the Parish Office for an appointment. The next signing session will be at 9am on the 1st December. Please note that certain documents have conditions for the Priest signing the forms. Applications cannot be pre-signed prior to the appointment and cannot be on behalf of a third party.
CATHEDRAL ROTAS FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
Rotas for November and December are available in the Sacristy. Please note there will be a separate rota for the 24, 25 of December and the 1st January.
SVP GIVING TREE
Starting this weekend a giving tree will be placed in the entrance porch. Please take a card from the tree in order to purchase a gift which will help to provide goods for the Christmas hampers to be distributed by the SVP.
SVP CHRISTMAS PARCELS
Please contact the Parish Office on 01604 714556 if you know of anyone in need that would benefit from a hamper this Christmas.
AMICORUM ADVENT CONCERT
Date for your diary: Sunday 3rd December at 2.30pm the annual concert at St Aidan’s Parish. More details soon.
CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS
The Cathedral Shop has been stocked with a selection of Christmas Cards, calendars and Christmas gift ideas. The shop is open during parish office opening times and after every weekend Mass.
CONTACTING THE SVP
We are very fortunate to have and SVP Group at both the Cathedral and St Aidan’s parishes. The aim of SVP is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need. The contact numbers for the SVP are as follows: Cathedral SVP 07790334604 St Aidan’s SVP 07379752519
FIORI MUSICALI – MESSIAH
A traditional music concert will be taking place at the Cathedral on Friday 22nd December at 7pm. Discounted tickets for parishioners. Tickets available from the Parish Office or from their box office on 03336 663366
Missio calendars are available from the entrance porches, please help yourself to a free copy.
This free book covering the 2016-17 academic year gives an insight to life at Oscott College Seminary.
NORTHAMPTON NOTRE DAME ASSOCIATION
Tuesday 28th November 2.30pm St. Gregory’s church rooms. Christmas entertainment with the Weston Favell singers. All welcome.
TREE OF LOVE
The Cynthia Spencer annual Tree of Love services will take place on the 12th and 14th December in the Cathedral. If you would like to dedicate a light on the tree in memory of a loved one, please contact Cynthia Spencer by 23rd November on 01604 973340.
The ‘Day by Day’ booklets to help children and adults reflect on Advent are now available. The adult booklets are £1 and the children’s booklets are free.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Monday 20th November
5.45pm – 6.45pm – FHC Session (Scout Hut)
7.30pm – 8.30pm – RCIA (Scout Hut)
7.45pm – 9.00pm SVP Meeting (Cathedral Sacristy)
Thursday 23rd November
5.45pm – 6.45pm – FHC Session (Scout Hut)
6.30pm – 8pm Choir Practice (Cathedral)
7.00pm – 8.30pm – Confirmation (Cathedral Sacristy)
Sunday 26th November
6.30 – 8pm- Life Teen Youth Group (Scout Hut)