This weeks Cathedral Newsletter
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
The Funeral Mass for Clare Godfrey RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Wednesday 21st March at 10.30am.
The Funeral Service for Anthony Whelan RIP will take place at the Counties Crematorium on Friday 23rd March at 10.15am.
The Funeral Mass for John Kurila RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Wednesday 28th March at 11am.
The Funeral Mass for Wayne Casey RIP will take place at St Aidan’s on Wednesday 28th March at 2.45pm.
The Funeral Mass for Lloyd Jordan RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Tuesday 3rd April at 11am.
The Funeral Mass for Anne James RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Friday 6th April at 11am.
The Funeral Mass for Bridget Ryan RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Tuesday 10th April at 11am.
We pray that they may rest in peace, please remember their families and friends in your prayers.
There will be an opportunity to pray the Morning Prayer of the Church before Mass at 9.10am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please note that public Morning Prayer will not take place if there is a Funeral.
LENTEN PRAYER AND REFLECTION GROUP
Every Wednesday throughout Lent, there will be an opportunity to take part in a Prayer and Reflection Group using Scripture and writings of the Saints to help deepen our understanding of this great season. The group will meet in the Scout Hut between 10.30am – 11.30am.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
During Lent, we will follow the Way of the Cross and journey with Christ to Calvary. This will take place every Wednesday after Mass (if there are no funerals) and Friday at 7pm at the Cathedral and will be led by various groups from the Cathedral and St Aidan’s Parishes.
LIFE TEEN YOUTH GROUP
The Life Teen Youth Group will be meeting THIS SUNDAY (18th March) in the Cathedral Scout Hut between 6.30pm – 8pm. The group is for young people aged 11 – 17.
Please take a look at the Cathedral Website or ‘nymo.org’ for more information on future events for young people across the Diocese of Northampton.
On Monday 26th March, there will be an opportunity to take part in the Sacrament of Confession at the Penitential Service at the Cathedral at 7pm.
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 13th April – Sunday 15th April. If you are interested please contact the Parish Office on 01604 714556 or speak to Fr Mark. Please continue to pray for Vocations to the Priesthood!
KINGSTHORPE CHURCHES TOGETHER
The next prayer lunch will be on Monday 19th March at 12.30pm in St Aidan’s Parish Rooms. All are welcome – just bring your own lunch!
If you are interested in joining the Cathedral Choir, St Aidan’s Music Group or the Cathedral Music Group – please speak to Teresa Brown, Alison Jackson or Frances Hooper respectively or contact the Parish Office.
VIANNEY MISSION FOR PRIESTS
As part of an initiative led by the Vianney Mission for Priests, the Cathedral will be holding a monthly hour of exposition to pray for priests and for vocations to the Priesthood. It will be held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5.45pm – 6.45pm and will be followed by Mass at 7pm. It is an initiative supported by
The Cathedral is blessed to have such incredible volunteers who help keep the church looking so beautiful throughout the whole year. As part of the Easter preparations, however, we will be holding the annual Easter Clean on Saturday 24th March between 8am – 10.30am in order to put the final touches to the Cathedral for Easter Sunday. If you can spare an hour or two please do come along as your help will be greatly appreciated.
RISE THEATRE – ROMERO
The Cathedral will be hosting a Rise Theatre production of a new and original play entitled ‘Romero’ on Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm. The play is about the life of Blessed Oscar Romero who was martyred in El Salvador and is suitable for adults and children 11+. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children under 16 and adults over 65. For more details please contact the Parish Office.
MASS FOR MARRIED LIFE – CHANGE OF DATE!
Bishop Peter warmly invites you to this Diocesan Mass at The Holy Family Church in Slough SL3 7UD on Saturday 14th April 2018 at 12 noon. Bishop Peter will give his episcopal blessing to couples celebrating significant milestones in their marriage, i.e. 1, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40 50, 60 years. If you are celebrating such a milestone please contact Eamonn & Paola McMorrow on 07412151517 or at email@example.com. All are very welcome to attend. Gathering from 11.30am. Refreshments available after Mass.
5th ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SCOUT GROUP
Beavers, cubs and Scouts meet at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, Kingsthorpe from 6.30 onwards during term time. If any boys or girls aged 6 – 13 are interested in joining or require further information please ring Marie on 0793 4477188 or Jane on 0775 2802069
WALK WITH ME
Copies of “Walk With Me” which include a daily reflection for Lent are now available on the entrance table priced at £1 each.
The Friends of the Cathedral have arranged the next theatre trip for Tuesday 29th May at Kilworth House Theatre to see Guys and Dolls. This award winning musical comedy is set in the hustle and bustle of 1950’s New York. Ticket price is £44.50 each including coach fare to and from the theatre and the Cathedral. Tickets are limited and can only be reserved on payment via the Parish Office.
200 CLUB 2018/2019
The last draw for the 200 Club for the current membership year is in March 2018. Application forms are now available on the entrance tables for the 2018/19 Membership. The cost for the 12 draws remains at £26 for the year (April 18-March 19). The first prize will still be £100 and other prizes will be dependent on how many people sign up. Again there will be double money prize draws in April and December. Membership is per person and a new application form will need to be completed. All profits from the 200 club will go to the Friends of the Cathedral, for more information contact the Parish Office.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Bishop Peter will be making his visitation to both the Cathedral and St Aidan’s over the next few months. The dates of the visitations are as follows:
Northampton Cathedral – 14th / 15th April
St Aidan’s – 3rd June
This will be a fantastic opportunity to pray with, and be encouraged by, the chief shepherd of the Diocese.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Sunday 18th March
6.30pm – 8pm Life Teen Youth Group (Scout Hut)
Monday 19th March
12pm – 1.30pm KCT Prayer Lunch (St Aidan’s)
5.45pm – 6.45pm FHC (Scout Hut)
7.30pm – 8.30pm RCIA (Scout Hut)
7.45pm – 9pm SVP (Cathedral Sacristy)
Wednesday 21st March
7pm – 8.15pm Baptism Course (Scout Hut)
7.30pm SVP (St Aidan’s)
Thursday 22nd March
5.45pm – 6.45pm FHC (Scot Hut)
7pm – 9pm Choir Practice (Scout Hut)
7pm St Aidan’s Music Group Practice (St Aidan’s)