This weeks Cathedral Newsletter
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
The Funeral Mass for Josie Lynskey RIP will take place at 9.30am on Friday 28th July in The Cathedral.
The Funeral Mass for Frank Malin RIP will take place at 10.30am on Wednesday 2th August in The Cathedral.
The Funeral Mass for Beryl McDonald RIP will take place at 12.30pm on Friday 11th August in St Aidan’s Church.
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, Sean O’Connor, Joseph Borg, Susan Dowding, David (Paul) Butler, Charlie Lake, Mary Pimento, Sylvia McMultan, Christine Hyland, Sheila Cangoz, Jo Watt, Dan Richards, Jon Lewis, Marcus O’Connell, Charley Blake.
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
Last Week’s Collections
St Aidan’s £728.47
Thank you for your generosity!
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Tuesday 25th July
Parish meeting – St. Aidan’s – 7.00pm
Wednesday 26th July
SVP meeting – St. Aidan’s – 7.30pm
Saturday 29th July
1.30pm – 3.30pm Cathedral – Charles Whitehead Talk
FATHER MICHAEL BATES
Fr Michael will be returning to the Cathedral and celebrating a Mass of thanksgiving here on 1st August. Fr Michael will cover whilst both Fr Mark & Fr Brendan are away on the parish pilgrimage in September and then take up his appointment as assistant priest in Holy Family, Slough in late September. Please keep Fr Michael in your prayers.
CHARLES WHITEHEAD– TALK ON THE HOLY SPIRIT
Charles (chairman of the International Charismatic Consultation on Evangelisation) will be at the Cathedral on Saturday 29th July between 1.30pm – 3.30pm. The afternoon will consist of Prayer & Praise, a talk on the words ’Thy Kingdom Come’ and how we can live out these words in our world today, as well as the opportunity to ask Charles questions relating to his work. There will be light refreshments from at 1pm.
ALTAR SERVERS SOCIAL – DATE CHANGE
Following feedback from some of the parents the Altar Servers Social date has been moved to Saturday 9th September between 12pm-3pm. This is a way of showing our appreciation for the outstanding service that Altar Servers provide both at the Cathedral and St Aidan’s on a weekly basis. If you are a current Altar Server please contact the Parish Office to book a place.
POLAND/PRAGUE PRILGRIMAGE FINAL MEETING
The final meeting for all those attending the parish Poland/Prague pilgrimage will take place on Monday 4th September at 6pm in the Cathedral Scout Hut. Itinerary and travel information will be given out at the meeting, please confirm you can attend via the parish office on 01604 714556.
PARISH MEETING AT ST AIDANS
On Tuesday 25th July at 7.00pm there will be a meeting for St Aidan’s parishioners to reflect on how everything is going and how we can move confidently forward.
Please note that the barn and garages will be rented out in the next few weeks along with the house so if you are storing any items there please contact the Parish Office on 01604 714556 by Friday 21st July to arrange collection. Unfortunately after this date the items will be cleared.
KEYS FOR ST AIDAN’S PARISH
Over the coming weeks we will be changing a number of locks/keys at St Aidan’s Parish Church and on the site in general. To avoid anyone not receiving a set who may need them, can you please contact Teresa at the Cathedral who will ensure the process is completed with as little disruption as possible.
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.
The official photographs from this year’s First Holy Communion & Confirmation Masses are available from the Parish Shop. Please note the opening times to ensure someone is there when you call. Photographs £10 each.
LOCAL ROAD WORKS
There are temporary lights at the junction at Kingsthorpe Hollow which is having an effect on those heading to the Cathedral. Please add an extra 10 mins on your journey time when setting off for Mass.
SIGNING OF FORMS
If you require forms signing please contact the Parish Office for an appointment. The next signing session will be on Friday 4th August at 9am. 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.
Northampton Diocese will be leading a Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year from the 18th – 25th August. For more Information please contact Deacon Michael Fleming on 01604 647750 or email@example.com.
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.
SEMILONG AND TRINITY FORUM
The consultation for the Semilong and Trinity Forum is now available on the Northampton Borough website for comment. Please take the opportunity to take part. The final day for comments is the 25th July at 5pm.