This weeks Cathedral Newsletter
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
The Funeral Mass for Cornelius Peter Casey RIP will take place at 11am on Thursday 22nd November at the Cathedral.
The Funeral Service for Linda Brown RIP will take place at 2pm on Monday 26th November at the Counties Crematorium.
We pray that they may rest in peace and please remember their family 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.
SECOND COLLECTION- SICK AND RETIRED CLERGY
The Second Collection this weekend (17th & 18th November) is to help support the sick and retired clergy of the Diocese.
CHAPTER MASS FOR DECEASED CLERGY
The Bishop will be the main celebrant at the Chapter Mass at the Cathedral on Tuesday, 20th November at 11am and will be joined by the Canons. You are invited to come along to the Mass as we remember the priests who have died over the last 12 months. Please note there will be no Tuesday morning Mass at St Aidan’s.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
On our patronal diocesan feast of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Edward Adams, the Apostolic Nuncio will celebrate the closing Mass for our diocesan year of prayer and vocation. On the 8th December at 11.30am in the Cathedral, you are invited to join Archbishop Adams and Bishop Peter in thanking God for the past year.
CAFOD WORLD GIFTS CATALOGUE
This is a unique way to give a gift and help change the lives of families in developing countries at the same time. Catalogues are available in the porches. For further information please visit the Cafod website cafod.org.uk/worldgifts. Gifts have to be ordered by 14th December. Thank you for your support.
TREE OF LOVE
The Cynthia Spencer annual Tree of Love services will take place on the 13th and 18th December in the Cathedral at 7.30pm. If you would like to dedicate a light on the tree in memory of a loved one, please contact Cynthia Spencer by 22nd November on 01604 973340.
FIORI MUSICALI – MESSIAH
A traditional music concert will be taking place at the Cathedral on Friday 21st December at 7pm. Discounted tickets for parishioners are available from the Cathedral Shop or directly from their box office on 0333 666 3366 or via their website fiori-musicali.com using the code OURLADY at checkout.
NOVEMBER HOLY SOULS
November is the month when we traditionally pray for our loved ones who have died. All those whose names have been placed before the altar in the purple box will be included in the prayers at each Mass this month.
PRIESTHOOD VOCATIONS WEEKEND
Northampton Diocese will be hosting a weekend for those men considering the Vocation to the Priesthood. This will be held at the Cathedral from Friday 14th December – Sunday 16th December. If you are interested, please contact the Cathedral Parish Office on 01604 714556 or speak to Fr Mark.
SVP GIVING TREE
The annual giving tree is now placed in the entrance porches at the Cathedral and St. Aidan’s. Please take a card from the tree, buy the item and return it. This will help to provide goods for the Christmas hampers which will be distributed by the SVP to those in need.
November and December Rotas are now available to collect from the Sacristy.
CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS
The Cathedral shop has a selection of Christmas cards, calendars and Christmas gift ideas. The shop is open during office hours, times overleaf, and after every weekend Mass (volunteers permitting).
ST AIDAN’S – MISSIO ENVELOPES
Missio envelopes are now at the back of the church. If your red box needs emptying, please kindly empty the money into the envelope and return it to St Aidan’s over the next couple of weeks. Should anyone wish for their money to be collected, please contact Dave Rampley whose details are on the notice board in the entrance.
LUX.Gold – A fun residential weekend for young Catholics aged 11-18 years from 1st – 3rd February 2019. Please contact Fiona at NYMO on 01582 720627 or email email@example.com for more information.
200 CLUB DRAW
The winners of the November draw are as follows:
1st prize (£100) – 79
2nd prize (£26) – 4
3rd prize (£26) – 89
HOPE CENTRE IS BEING EVICTED NEXT YEAR
As you may know, the Hope Centre developed out of a simple service to the homeless from the kitchen in Bishop’s House when the late Bishop Grant was our Bishop. Please sign the petition against the decision to evict by going to https://www.change.org/p/midlands-heart-save-the-hope-centre/u/23477981
Bishop Peter warmly invites you to a Mass celebrating the Canonisation of Oscar Romero on Tuesday 20th November at 7pm at The Sacred Heart Church, 5 Beaudesert, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1HZ. This will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to meet John Guy (CAFOD trustee) who is going to share his experiences of being at the Canonisation in Rome. The evening will end at 9pm.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Sunday 18th November
6.30pm-8pm Life Teen (Scout Hut)
Monday 19th November
5.45pm-6.45pm FHC session (Scout Hut/Upper Room)
7pm – 8.30pm Confirmation session (Cathedral)
Tuesday 20th November
7.30pm-8.30pm RCIA session (Scout Hut)
Wednesday 21st November
1pm – 4pm Good Companions (Holy Sepulchre)
7.30pm SVP (St Aidan’s)
Thursday 22nd November
6.30pm-8pm Choir Practice (Cathedral)
Saturday 23rd November
5pm Charismatic Prayer Group (Upper Room)