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This weeks Cathedral Newsletter

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

The Funeral Mass for Silde Haynes RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Monday 21st January at 12pm.

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The Funeral Mass for Desiderata La Porta RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Wednesday 23rd January at 10am.

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The Funeral Mass for Alfred Harrison RIP will take place at the Cathedral on Wednesday 30th January at 12.30pm.

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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.

CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be January 18th – 25th 2019. Churches Together in Northampton will be offering opportunities throughout the week for Northampton Christians to meet for prayer. There will be a main service of evening prayer with Bishop Peter held at the Cathedral on Sunday 20th January at 7pm. During this service there will be an opportunity to contribute to a collection towards the Indonesia Tsunami Appeal. Thank you.

DOWRY TOUR OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM
The Cathedral will be hosting the Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham from Thursday 7th February to Saturday 9th February 2019. This will be a great opportunity for all to visit the Holy Shrine of Our Lady. Copies of the timetable will be distributed shortly. In the meantime, please refer to the schedule displayed on the notice boards.

200 CLUB JANUARY DRAW
The winners are as follows:

  • First Prize £100.00 – No: 72
  • Second Prize £26.00 – No: 30
  • Third Prize £26.00 – No: 78

THEATRE EVENING
The next theatre trip is on Tuesday 23rd July to see the musical “Cats” at Kilworth House Theatre. Ticket price is £50 each which includes coach fare and an interval drink.  Tickets can only be reserved on payment via the Parish Office by 15th March.

LIFE TEEN
The Life Teen Youth Group will be meeting NEXT SUNDAY (27th January) in the Cathedral Scout Hut between 6.30pm – 8pm.

CATHEDRAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
For our next pilgrimage we will be joining the Northampton Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes on the 23rd – 30th August 2019. You can find the details and application forms on the table by the front entrance porch. Please note, all applications will need to be returned to the Parish Office by Wednesday 30th January at the latest, together with a deposit of £200.00. Payment plans are available by the Parish Office

COUPLES PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE
Please note that couples are required to give six months’ notice if they plan to get married either here or abroad. If you need marriage papers prepared, please contact the Parish Office so that we have time to complete the procedures that are required. Please remember in your prayers those who are preparing for their weddings.

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.

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, please call the Parish Office on 01604 714556 and let us know which ward they are on and their full name. If your loved one is in need of a priest in an EMERGENCY, then please inform the nurse who will contact the on call Catholic Priest.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR
The Cathedral Choir welcomes new members in all voice parts. Weekly choir practices are held at the Cathedral on Thursdays 6.30pm – 8pm and at 10.30am on Sundays. Interested? Please see Music Director Teresa Brown after 11am Mass this Sunday or contact her through the Parish Office.

MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Monday 21st January
5.45pm FHC session (Scout Hut & Upper Room)
7pm – 8.30pm Confirmation session (Cathedral)

Tuesday 22nd January
7pm-9pm Kingsthorpe Churches Together (St Aidan’s)
7.30pm-8.30pm RCIA session (Scout Hut)

Wednesday 23rd January ~
1pm-4pm Good Companions (Holy Sepulchre)

Thursday 24th January
6.30pm – 8pm Choir Practice (Cathedral)

Saturday 26th January
5pm Charismatic Prayer (Upper Room)

“Let us pray for peace: peace in the world and in each of our hearts”

Pope Francis

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