This weeks Cathedral Newsletter


The Funeral Mass for Veronica Smith will take place at the Cathedral on the 22nd of July at 10:30


The Funeral Mass for Christopher (Christy) Strong will take place at the Cathedral on the 23rd of July at 11:00


The Funeral for Esther Banham will take place at Kingsthorpe Cemetery Chapel on the 24th July at 12:00


The Funeral Mass for Patrick Boyd will take place at the Cathedral on the 26th of July at 9:30


The Funeral Service for Patricia O’Connor will take place at the Cathedral on the 26th of July at 13:00


The Funeral Service for Derek Tear will take place at the Cathedral on the 2nd of August at 12:00


We pray that they may Rest in Peace and please remember their families and friends in your prayers.

If you are a regular visitor to the Cathedral and St Aidan’s or if this is your first visit, you are very welcome, and it is great that you are here! If you are not a Catholic but would like to receive a blessing during Communion please come forward with your hands crossed over your chest.

Congratulations to Fr David Donaghue who was ordained this weekend at the Cathedral. We wish Fr David every happiness and blessing as he embarks on his priestly ministry.

NYMO, our diocesan youth ministry office, wish to invite all young people of secondary school age, to this year’s Summer Camp. With the opportunity to sleep in a castle and experience amazing outdoor activities, alongside a day at Alton Towers and a mystery day out! All this alongside daily Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration. Cost is a minimum donation of £205 (subsidised) to an actual cost of £295. More information can be found at or call Fiona on 01582 720627.

Traidcraft products will be available after all Masses at the Cathedral THIS weekend, 20th & 21st July. All proceeds go to Mary’s Meals, feeding children is schools in developing counties.

The next theatre trip is on Tuesday 23rd July to see the musical “Cats” at Kilworth House Theatre. Cats is a sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. Ticket price is £50 each which includes coach fare and an interval drink.

The coach will be leaving the Cathedral at 17:30. small number of Tickets still available. Tickets can only be reserved on payment via the Parish Office.

As part of the ongoing improvements to the Cathedral grounds, Bosworth Independent College has generously allowed us to use their car park for Sunday Masses. Please Note: the car park is only to be used for Sunday Masses and not to be used weekdays as it is a private car park. Thank you for your cooperation.

Due to the high demand, Masses are now booked up until mid-July. If Saturday vigil and Sunday Masses are required, availability is extremely limited. In order to meet the spiritual needs for Masses to be offered they will now need to be booked wherever there is availability at either church. Multiple offerings for individual Masses will now need to be sent to the Missions or retired clergy of the Diocese.

For our next pilgrimage we will be joining the Northampton Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes on the 23rd – 30th August 2019. The tour operator has now extended the deadline for applications, so if you would like to join us there is still time. A deposit of £200 secures your place.  You can find the details and application forms on the table by the front entrance porch. Payment plans are available by the Parish Office.

The following papers are for sale in the Cathedral Shop: The Universe, The Catholic Times, The Catholic Herald, Irelands Own, Irelands Post and The Vine.

Notices referring to the live streaming facility here at the Cathedral can be found in the porches. Please note the Cathedral will be live streaming online at ALL times and can be viewed on the Cathedral and the Diocesan websites.

The Good Companions is a fun group for over 50’s which meets weekly on a Wednesday at the Holy Sepulchre Community Centre between 1pm – 4pm. If you are interested in joining this amazing group, please speak to Philly in the Parish Office. 01604 714 556

The Cathedral Chaplaincy Team visit Northampton General Hospital on Tuesday and Friday mornings. If a loved one is taken into hospital and would like a visit, please call the Parish Office on 01604 714556 and let us know which ward they are on and their full name. If your loved one is in need of a priest in an EMERGENCY, then please inform the nurse who will contact the on call Catholic Priest.

Please be reminded that there are tea and coffee available at the Scout Hut after the 11am Sunday Mass at the Cathedral every week. All welcome.

Could the individual who called the Parish office on Monday the 1st of July to report damage to cars, please make contact with Fr Mark, Fr Michael or one of the Parish staff for further updates.

If your child is:
1) In year 3 or above from September and you wish for them to make their First Holy Communion next year
2) In year 7 or above and you want them to make their confirmation next year
Then please obtain a copy of their baptismal certificate. If you do not have the original, simply contact the Church in which your child was baptised. We will give further details regarding the programme in the coming weeks.


If you are planning to marry either at the Cathedral, St Aidan’s, elsewhere in the country or abroad and you need us to process the paperwork please allow at least 6 months for this to be completed.

Saturday 20th July
Charismatic Prayer Group 5pm (Scout Hut)
Monday 22nd July
Interim meeting S.V.P 7.45pm (Cathedral)
Prayer Lunch 12.30-13.30 (St Aidan’s Parish Rooms)
Tuesday 23rd July
Vianney Prayer Group 5.45pm (Scout Hut)

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