Parish Information 2018-08-10T15:27:51+00:00

This weeks Cathedral Newsletter

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE
The Funeral Mass for Margaret Mary Kehoe RIP will take place at 10.30am on Friday 31st August at the Cathedral.

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We pray that she may rest in peace and please remember her 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.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Wednesday 15th August, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have a Vigil Mass at St Aidan’s on Tuesday 14th August at 7pm and Wednesday at 9.30am and 7pm at the Cathedral.

200 CLUB AUGUST DRAW
The winners are as follows:
First Prize £100.00 – No:5
Second Prize £26.00 – No:10
Third Prize £26.00 – No:99

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMMES
We are preparing the programmes for First Holy Communion, Confirmation and RCIA for 2018/2019. If your child will be in year 3 or above and you would like them to make their First Holy Communion please pick up a form from the sacristy. Likewise, if your child is in year 7 or above and would like to make their Confirmation please pick up a form. Also, those who are thinking about becoming a Catholic or would like to know more about the Catholic faith, the parish will be running a journey in faith group for adults from early October. The dates for the programmes will be given over the next few weeks. If you would like to help with the programmes, please let us know.

FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR NORTHAMPTON CATHEDRAL CENTRE
There will be a fundraising night on Friday, 21st September at 7.30pm-11.30pm at Monks Park Club, Wellingborough Road, with entertainment/dancing by The Geripatricks (local Irish folk duo).  Admission by ticket only at £10. Raffle prize donations would be welcome. Tickets available from the Cathedral Shop. Please come and support this worthy cause.
Tenders for the Cathedral Centre have now been received. Our hope is that we will start building the Centre in the very near future, so let us support these great fundraising initiatives.

THANK YOU FROM CAFOD
Angela & Sue, the CAFOD parish representatives would like to thank the constant generosity of parishioners through their giving in the Parish Envelopes. Out of every £1 CAFOD spends, 88p goes on vital emergency relief and development work in the world’s poorest communities as well as education and lobbying work in the UK. Only 12p is spent on raising money so the work can continue. Thank you so much for your support.

TRAIDCRAFT
Traidcraft goods will be on sale after all Masses in the Cathedral over next weekend 18th & 19th August. All profits go to Mary’s Meals, now feeding over 1.25million children in schools in developing countries at an average cost of just £13.90 per year for each child, a truly amazing achievement!

GARDEN PARTY SALE FOR PROJECT SAFE HAVEN
There will be a garden party sale on Saturday 18th August from 2.30pm on Billing Road East. Tickets are £2.50 for adults and £3.50 for families. Please see the poster on the notice board for further details.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018 – DUBLIN
NYMO invite young adults aged 16-30 years to the World Meeting of Families in Ireland in August 2018. Pope Francis is travelling to Dublin for this festival. From the  21st – 27th August 2018, the trip costs £395 including travel, accommodation and conference tickets. For more information and to book a place email fiona@nymo.org or call Fiona on 01582 720627.

FORTY HOURS EXPOSITION
To coincide with the Adoremus congress in Liverpool, there will be continuous exposition from 7am on Thursday 6th September until 11pm on Friday 7th September at St Gregory’s Church, Park Avenue North, Northampton. Any groups who would like to take responsibility for part of this time, please contact Father Andrew at St Gregory’s.

RETREAT
As part of our Diocesan Year of Prayer & Vocation, the Northampton Diocese Office for RE, Evangelisation, Catechises and Schools (NORES) are offering a day retreat this October. “Your God will be my God” is a retreat based on the Book of Ruth and will take place on Saturday 20th October 2018 11am-4pm. The retreat will be held at the Bridgettine Guesthouse, Fulmer Common Road, Iver Heath SL0 0NR. For full details and costs and well as booking information, please see the poster on the notice board.

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.

MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Saturday 18th August
5pm Charismatic Prayer Group (Upper Room)

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe”.

Saint Augustine

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