Parish Information2018-10-18T12:36:20+00:00

This weeks Cathedral Newsletter

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

The Funeral Service for Brendan Kearins (Kez) RIP will take place at 11am on Wednesday 24th October at St Aidan’s.

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The Funeral Mass for William McQuillan (Bill) RIP will take place at 11am on Thursday 25th October at the Cathedral.

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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 Catholic but would like to receive a blessing during Communion please come forward with your hands crossed over your chest.

THIS SUNDAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
World Mission Sunday is your chance to support missionaries and our Church in proclaiming the Gospel of hope to those who suffer around the world. Today, your prayers and donations will help build a future of hope both in Ethiopia and around the world. Thank you.

MASS ATTENDANCE CARDS
For all the young people enrolled on the First Communion & Confirmation programmes at St Aidan’s and the Cathedral, please remember to get your Mass cards signed each weekend.  Mass attendance is an important part of the programmes.

LUX
LUX.Gold – A fun residential weekend for young Catholics aged 11-18 years from 1st – 3rd February 2019. Please contact Fiona at NYMO on 01582 720627 or email fiona@nymo.org for more information.

PARISH OFFICE & CATHEDRAL SHOP
The Parish Office and Cathedral Shop will be closed on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 for First Aid training.

THANKS TO OUR CLEANERS
We are very fortunate to have dedicated cleaners both at the Cathedral and St Aidan’s and we appreciate the wonderful job they do. If you would like to be part of either team, please let Father Mark know and thanks once again for those who perform this important ministry in helping the Churches look so good and welcoming.

CATHEDRAL WORKS
We continue to improve the site around the Cathedral. You may have noticed that new lighting has been installed in the lower car park and CCTV now covers the lower car park, hopefully making parking easier and safer at night. Early in the new year we plan to put in a new lighting system that will enhance and improve the look of the Cathedral.  The work has been financed by a grant from a Catholic charitable foundation for which we are most grateful. We will keep you posted with the ongoing works.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR
The Cathedral Choir welcomes new members in all voice parts. We currently have more men than women in the choir, so sopranos and altos are very welcome, as well as tenors and basses. The Choir is a small friendly group singing at 11am Mass each Sunday during term time, and also for Diocesan occasions when Bishop Peter presides.  Weekly choir practices are held at the Cathedral on Thursdays 6.30 – 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.

ST AIDAN’S – SAMARITAN’S PURSE SHOEBOX APPEAL
We are again taking part in the Samaritan’s Shoebox Appeal. Would parishioners wishing to take part in this worthy cause please take a leaflet and shoebox from St Aidan’s church porch and return by 1st November at the latest. Thanks in advance for your support.

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.

DIOCESAN E-NEWSLETTER
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.

HOSPITAL VISITING
The Cathedral Chaplaincy Team visit Northampton 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 what ward they are on and also 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.

LIFE TEEN
The Life Teen Youth Group will be meeting THIS SUNDAY (21ST October) and will continue fortnightly in the Cathedral Scout Hut between 6.30pm – 8pm. The group is for those aged 11 – 17 and aims to lead young people closer to Christ through formation, prayer and social events.

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Sunday 21st October

6.30pm-8pm Life Teen (Scout Hut)

Tuesday 23rd October

7pm-9pm KCT (St Aidan’s)

Wednesday 24th October

7.30pm SVP (St Aidan’s)

Thursday 25th October

6.30pm-8pm Choir Practice (Cathedral)

Saturday 27th October

5pm Charismatic Prayer Group (Upper Room)

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