This weeks Cathedral Newsletter
Please pray for those who have died:
Joyce Ellis, Rebecca O’Brien, Billy Murphy, Josie Lynskey, Frank Malin, Alina Radu and Beryl McDonald
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
The Funeral Mass for Margaret Doherty RIP will take place at 10.30am on Wednesday 27th September at the Cathedral.
The Funeral Mass for Lawrence Bennett RIP will take place on Wednesday 4th October at 12noon in the Cathedral.
We pray that they may rest in peace and please remember their family and friends in your prayers.
Please pray for those who are sick:
Noreen Owens, Lesley Payne, Joanne Cogger, Angela Owens, Jo Smith, Richard Birch, Christine, Helen Keely, Robert Booth, Juanita Rabcze, Maureen Coyne, Joseph Borg, Susan Dowding, David (Paul) Butler, Charlie Lake, (baby) Nathanael Dhlakama, Mary Pimento, Sylvia McMultan, Christine Hyland, Sheila Cangoz, Jo Watt, Dan Richards, Jon Lewis, Marcus O’Connell, Charley Blake & David
Please note the names from both the Cathedral & St Aidan parishes are displayed on the notice board. Please keep everyone on the list in your prayers.
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTIONS
Figures will be printed next week for all collections
OUR PARISH SVP
Both the Cathedral and St Aidan’s have their own SVP groups. This weekend both parishes will be raising the awareness of the work carried out by the SVP and appealing for helpers and your financial support to support those from our communities who need a helping hand. The collections taken in each parish is for their separate SVP group. Thank you for your support.
Application forms for Confirmation and Holy Communion Programmes are available from the priests. You will need to attach a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate to the application. The Holy Communion Programme is for children in Year 3 and above; the Confirmation Programme is for those in Year 7 and above. Please note that if your child is joining the Holy Communion programme they will also be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) which starts in October. Closing dates for applications is Sunday 24th September. Parents Meeting for Confirmation & First Holy Communion is on the 25th Sept starting with Mass at 7pm. A new list of dates for the First Communion programme will be given out at the parents meeting, giving parents the option for their child to sign up for Monday or Thursday classes at the Cathedral. The Tuesday evening classes will no longer be available.
Monday 4th December 2017 at 5pm
First Holy Communion Mass
Saturday 5th May 2018 at 10am at St Aidan’s
Saturday 12th May 2018 at the Cathedral
Sunday 20th May 2018 at 5.15pm at the Cathedral
For further information please contact the Parish Office.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Sunday 24th September
6.30pm – 8pm Life Teen Youth Group (Scout Hut)
Monday 25th September
7.30pm Cathedral Parents Meeting – FHC & Confirmation
Tuesday 26th September
5pm – 7pm Cathedral SVP Evening
5pm – 7pm DBS Evening – Cathedral (by appointment)
Thursday 28th September
6.30pm – 8pm Choir Practice (Cathedral)
Northampton Diocese will be holding a Vocations Weekend for those discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood for our Diocese. This will take place between Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October. Accommodation will be provided, for more information please contact Fr Mark on 01604 714556.
LIFETEEN – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Lifeteen Youth group for those aged 11 – 17 aims to encourage young people to grow deeper in their faith. From September this year we would like to have more Youth Leaders to help facilitate the group. Full training will be given. You will need to be over 18. Please see Fr Brendan for more details or contact the Parish Office.
LIFE TEEN YOUTH GROUP
The Life Teen Youth group is meeting THIS SUNDAY 24th September 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 on 01604 714556
ST.AIDAN’S FINANCE COMMITTEE
We are delighted to announce that a Chair for the St. Aidan’s Finance committee has been appointed. More details to follow in the coming weeks.
YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULTS WEEKEND
There is an opportunity for Catholics aged between 18 – 40 years old to take part in a retreat weekend held at Douai Abbey on the 20th – 22nd October. For more details please go to the following website: www.youngcatholics.co.uk/events.htm.
If a relative or friend is in Northampton General Hospital and would like a visit from the Chaplaincy Team please contact the Parish Office. Hospital visiting takes place on Tuesday and Friday Mornings. Please also remember to phone when a loved one leaves hospital. Thank you.
ST AIDAN’S PARKING
The presbytery at St Aidan’s is now rented to a private tenant so the house car park is no longer available as an overflow carpark. A huge thank you to the Queen Adelaide Pub on Manor Road for agreeing their car park can be used on Sunday’s between 9.30am – 11.15am
THE RCIA: A JOURNEY IN FAITH
This course is for those thinking about becoming a Catholic or those who would like to know more about the Catholic Faith. The course will start on the 2nd October. If you know of someone who has expressed an interest in the Catholic Faith please invite them to come along. We will explore the Church’s mission, teaching and the life we celebrate in the Sacraments. It’s an opportunity to reflect, explore and ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Contact the Parish Office on 01604 714556 to register and for more information.
HOME COMMUNION SIGN UP SHEET
If you are taking communion to the sick or housebound please ensure you have completed the sign-up sheet in the Sacristy prior to placing the pyx on the credence table. Thank you.
DBS FOR CATHEDRAL VOLUNTEERS
The DBS Certificate is needed by the majority of Volunteers at St Aidan’s & the Cathedral. If you are unsure if your certificate is valid or if you would like to be a volunteer contact the Parish Office. The next DBS evening is between 5pm-7pm on Tuesday 26th September, please phone the Parish Office to book an appointment.
NOTICE TO PARENTS
If your child is not receiving Holy Communion but would like a blessing please encourage them to approach the Priest with their arms crossed over their chest.
Please remember that all you favourite Fairtrade goods are on sale every weekend after all Masses in the Cathedral Shop. All proceeds go to Mary’s Meals.
The following papers are available from the Cathedral Shop: The Universe, The Catholic Times, The Herald, Irelands Own, Irelands Post and The Vine.
ST AIDAN’S PARISH ENVELOPES
We still have offertory envelopes for St Aidan’s Church which we do not hold up-to-date donor information for. If you currently give by the yellow offertory envelope and have not completed an ‘offertory information sheet’ could you please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible.
The new magazine the Missio and additional envelopes are now available at the back of the Church.
The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco will be at Northampton Cathedral on Saturday 30th September to Sunday 1st October. This year is the Centenary year of the Fatima message, which was given by the Blessed Virgin between May and October 1917. A full itinerary of the weekend is available on the entrance table.
MGR PETER HOCKEN
There will be a memorial Mass for Mgr Hocken on Monday 25th September at 12noon. Please note that this will be the first Liturgy streamed live from the Cathedral.
CATHEDRAL LIVE STREAMING
The Diocese of Northampton are delighted to announce that Diocesan Liturgies and other Services at the Cathedral will now be streamed live on the internet from the following web address:
Listings of future streaming will be placed on the Diocese of Northampton website. Please note the area covered by the live streaming will be the Sanctuary Area up to the first three congregational rows.