This weeks Cathedral Newsletter

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

 The Funeral Service for Caterina Bradshaw RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Tuesday 15th October at 1.30pm

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The Funeral Service for Barry Stoker will take place at Nene Valley Crematorium on Wednesday 16th October at 12 noon.

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The Funeral Mass for Cyril Ebulubu RIP will take place at  the Cathedral on Thursday 17th October at 11am.

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The Funeral Service for Charles Wellington RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Thursday 17th October at 1.30pm.

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The Funeral Mass for Emma Bonfield will take place at the Cathedral on Wednesday 23rd October at 11am.

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The Funeral Mass for Joan McAllister RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Friday 25th October at 9.30am.

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We pray that they may rest in peace and please remember their family and friends in your prayers.

WELCOME
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.

PARISH MASS COUNT

The Cathedral and St Aidan’s have now begun the Mass count and will continue to do this for the next 3 weeks. This is part of recording Mass attendance throughout the
country.

ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
St Joseph’s school are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher for January 2020 or earlier, if possible. Visits to the school are encouraged; please contact Mrs A. Board on 01582-572964 or finance@stjosephs.primaryluton.co.uk. For further details, see our vacancies page at  www.stjosephsprimaryluton.co.uk. Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 11th October 2019.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 16th October 2019.

UPDATED CAR PARK NOTICE
As the  Cathedral centre project now enters its next phase, the lower car park will no longer be accessible for use by parishioners for any Cathedral Masses from the 23rd of September. Bosworth Independent College has generously allowed us to continue to use their car park. Thank you for your co-operation. Please Note: The car park is only to be used for Sunday Masses.

CATHEDRAL LIVE STREAMING
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 CATHEDRAL GOOD COMPANIONS
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

HOSPITAL VISITING
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 from the team, please call the Parish Office on 01604 714556 and confirm which ward they are on and also their full name, as given to the hospital.  If your loved one is in need of a priest in an EMERGENCY, then please inform the nurse on the ward and they will directly contact the on call Catholic Priest

TEA’S AND COFFEE’S
After the 11am Mass at the Cathedral (Scout Hut) and 9:45am Mass at St. Aidan’s (Parish Room), Teas & Coffees are served. Please do make use of this ministry after Mass, it is great way to build community and meet new people.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION
If you are planning to get married 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.

RCIA / JOURNEY IN FAITH
For those who are thinking about becoming a Catholic or would like to know more about the Catholic faith, we will be running an RCIA/Journey in Faith group for adults. The next session is on Tuesday 15th October in the Scout Hut between 7.30pm – 8.30pm. For more details, please contact the Parish Office on 01604 714556.

PARISH SHOP
The Cathedral shop offers a range of items that include:
Mass cards, greeting cards, fair trade items, rosaries,prayer cards, holy water, catholic newspapers as well as a wide range of gifts for all occasions. So please come in and have a look for yourself, Nuala and Philly will be happy to help you with any enquiries you may have.  You will find the Parish shop and Cathedral office opening times on the front of the newsletter.

TRAIDCRAFT
Traidcraft goods will be on sale after all Masses here in the Cathedral THIS weekend. All of the profit on these goods goes to Mary’s Meals, Feeding children in schools in developing countries. Thank you for your support.

ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
St Joseph’s school is seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher for January 2020 or earlier, if possible. Visits to the school are encouraged; please contact Mrs A. Board on 01582-572964 or Finance@stjosephs.primaryluton.co.uk. For further details, see our vacancies page at  www.stjosephsprimaryluton.co.uk. Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 11th October 2019.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 16th October 2019.

STREETCHURCH – ST AIDAN’S
The SVP team will be at the back of the Church for three weeks from Sunday 6th October before and after Mass to take names of those who would like to help make/supply food for our Streetchurch. The food will need to be brought into Church before Mass on Sunday 27th October.

EXTRAORDINARY MONTH OF MISSION
In response to Pope Francis call to this month of October as the Extraordinary Month of Mission. Various appeals and second collections will be made for different mission groups during this month, to support our brothers and sisters who are in need and less fortunate than we are.  Please note the upcoming second collections for this weekend St Patricks Missionary Society which will be taking place on the 13th October 2019.

EXTRAORDINARY MONTH OF MISSION
In response to Pope Francis call to this month of October as the Extraordinary Month of Mission. Various appeals and second collections will be made for different mission groups during this month, to support our brothers and sisters who are in need and less fortunate than we are.  Please note the upcoming second collections for St Patricks Missionary Society which will be taking place this weekend
13th October 2019
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DAY OF REFLECTION
A day of reflection, inspiration and prayer for all ministry to the sick, whether in homes, hospitals or care homes. We encourage Eucharistic Ministers, Members of the SVP society and parishioners who have an interest  or involvement in the ministry to join us. This event is offered by the Pastoral Ministry Office in partnership with the SVP society and will be held at Christ the King Church, Milton Keynes on 9th November 10am – 3pm. To register please go to www.pastoralministryoffice.org to register or contact your parish secretary if you need any help with this. Please also bring your own lunch!

KINGSTHORPE CHURCHES TOGETHER VOLUNTEER
St Aidan’s are looking for a volunteer for Kingsthorpe Churches Together meetings. If you are interested please contact Fr Mark/Fr Michael or Kate Billson.

ACADEMY DIRECTOR RECRUITMENT
From Bishop Peter: We need people who, in the midst of all changes to education policy will keep Christ at the centre of everything they do. Do you have experience in Business, Education, Charities or HR? I would like you to consider whether you are someone who could serve our children as they grow in faith by volunteering as a Director for out new Multi Academy Trust. For more details contact Debbie Main on main@nores.org.uk or 01582 723312.

NATIONAL DEANS CONFERENCE
Fr Mark will be attending the National Conference for Deans that will be held in Plymouth over the next week.

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

 Monday 14th October
SVP Meeting – 7.45pm (Cathedral)
Wednesday 16th October
Liturgy Meeting – 7pm (Cathedral)
Baptism Course 7pm – 8.15pm (Scout Hut)
Saturday 19th October
Charismatic Prayer Group – 5pm (Cathedral)