This weeks Cathedral Newsletter
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
The Funeral Mass for Joan Lennon RIP will take place at 11.45am on Wednesday 30th May in St Aidan’s Church
The Funeral Mass for Nigel Mills RIP will take place at 12.30pm on Thursday 31st May in the Cathedral
The Funeral Service for Eamonn Donohue RIP will take place at 12.30pm on Monday 11th June in the Cathedral
The Funeral Mass for Mary Cooley RIP will take place at 11am on Tuesday 12th June in the Cathedral
We pray that they may rest in peace and please remember their family and friends in your prayers.
DEACON MICHAEL RAKOWSKI
We are delighted to welcome back Deacon Michael Rakowski who will be with us for the next few months as part of his formation to the Priesthood. Please keep Deacon Michael and all our seminarians in your prayers. Please pray also for more vocations to the Priesthood.
BISHOP PETER VISITATION – ST AIDAN’S PARISH
Bishop Peter will be making his visitation of St Aidan’s Parish NEXT WEEKEND (3rd June) at the 9.45am Mass. This is a great opportunity to pray with and be supported by the chief shepherd of the Diocese.
Bishop Peter will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination on Friday 8th June 2018 at 12 noon at the Cathedral. Bishop Peter will be joined by priests from the Diocese celebrating special jubilees this year. Everyone is welcome to join the Bishop and Priests marking these mile stones in their ministry and thanking God for their heroic service and vocation.
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 Catholic but would like to receive a blessing during Communion please come forward with your hands crossed over your chest.
The Diocese has launched an e-newsletter to keep people informed of what is happening in our Diocese. To subscribe visit www.northamptondiocese.org and enter your email address in the box in the top right-hand corner of the page.
This is a support group which offers to anyone who has lost a loved one an opportunity to come together in an informal setting to remember their loved one and to receive support on their journey through grief. The next session in on Saturday 2nd June between 2.30pm – 4.30pm in the Cathedral. All are welcome.
Please note that the Cathedral Parish Office will be closed on Monday 28th May for the Bank Holiday. The Parish Office will reopen on Tuesday 29th May as normal between 9.30am till 1.30pm.
Please pray for Fr Brendan and the young people who are undertaking the ‘True Survivor Camping Retreat’ in Dorset this weekend. Hopefully it won’t rain…too much!
The next theatre trip is on Tuesday 29th May at Kilworth House Theatre to see Guys and Dolls. We have 3 tickets left priced £44.50 each including coach. To book a ticket contact the Parish Office. The coach will leave the Cathedral at 5.15pm.
Offertory Envelopes / Standing Order Forms are available for both the Cathedral and St Aidan Parishes from the Parish Office. For more information or to apply please contact the Parish Office.
We have such an amazing team of cleaners at both the Cathedral and St Aidan’s parishes. An extra pair of hands are always appreciated so if you would like to join this extremely important Church ministry and you have one hour to give each week please contact the Parish Office.
ROSARY LINK FOR VOCATIONS
There will be Mass, praying of the Rosary and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for Vocations at St Gregory’s Church, Northampton on Monday 4th June at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to pray for people to heroically and generously respond to God’s call for them, especially those who may be called to the Priesthood and Religious Life. All welcome!
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Wednesday 30th May
7pm Parish Council Meeting (St Aidan’s)
Thursday 31st May
6.30pm – 8pm Cathedral Choir Rehearsal (Cathedral)
7pm St Aidan’s Music Group Rehearsal (St Aidan’s)
Saturday 2nd June
2.30pm – 4.30pm Bereavement Group (Cathedral)
Sunday 3rd June
6.30pm – 8pm Life Teen (Scout Hut)
“Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed. Each of us is loved. Each of us is necessary!” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI