Parish newsletter - saintmarysswindon.co.uk

St Mary’s Catholic Church
Tovey Road Swindon SN2 1LQ
Tel: 01793 535089
Parish Priest: Fr Michael McAndrew - swindonstmarys@me.com
Parish Administrator:
Elias Fernandes - eliasfernandes@mail.com
Safeguarding Rep: (CRB): Teresa Sugden - teresaasugden@btinternet.com
Parish records:
Stmarysparishrecordsupdate@gmail.com
Deacon: Rev Shaun Murphy (retired)
Parish website:
Deanery website:
Diocesan website:
www.saintmarysswindon.co.uk
www.swindoncatholicdeanery.co.uk
www.cliftondiocese.com
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - B
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Entrance Antiphon:
O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us,
for he is the Lord our God.
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
6.00pm (Sat) 8.30am 10.30am
CONFESSIONS
Saturday: 9.30am – 10.00am
& 5.00pm - 5.30pm
Response to the Psalm:
Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.
Gospel Acclamation:
I am the light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who follows me will
have the light of life.
Communion Antiphon:
Let them thank the Lord for his mercy, his wonders for the children of
men, for he satisfies the thirsty soul, and the hungry he fills with good
things.
THIS WEEK’S MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
06.00pm (Sat) Mass – Joan Popkiss (Anniversary)
08.30am
Mass – Colin Henstridge (Anniversary)
10.30am
Mass – Antonietta Fruci (Anniversary)
09.00am
Mass – Piedade Siqueira (Intentions)
09.00am
Mass – Renora Rodrigues (Intentions)
12.00noon
Requiem Mass – Margaret June Dziubinska
09.00am
Mass – Fernandes & De Sa (Thanksgiving)
09.00am
Mass – Eileen Beale (Anniversary)
09.00am
Mass – Renora Rodrigues & Callida Rodrigues (Intentions)
NEXT SUNDAY’S MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (FEBRUARY 15, 2015)
06.00pm (Sat) Mass – Lawrence Fernandes & Dianora De Sa (RIP)
08.30am
Mass – John Walshe (Anniversary)
10.30am
Mass – Antonio Mazzotta (Anniversary)
CHURCH CLEANING: Every Friday, after the morning Mass. Your help would be much appreciated.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS all those who are sick especially: Cathy Walker, Joshua Crabb, Eileen
Blackwell, Anna Tickner, Peadar Heffron, David Croston and Sheila Hughes, Peter, Alfie and Harry Crabb, Christopher
and Cath Brown, Julia Harrison, Lena Watson, Cheryl Dawson, Louise Stacey, Maria Walsh, David Edwards, Irena
Fliska, Joe Shannon, John Foley, Christine Beale, Mary Lynch, Molly Prendergast, Mary Stewart, Marc Young, Antonio
Bambino, Eileen Hughes, Carmel Hassett
RECENTLY DIED: Please remember in your prayers John Joseph O’Gorman and Margaret June Dziubinska who
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have died recently. John O’Gorman’s Requiem Mass will be on Thursday 19 February at 11.30am and Margaret
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Dziubinska Requiem Mass will be on Wednesday 11 February at 12noon. Please remember them and their families
in your prayers.
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CONFIRMATION: Bishop Declan will be coming to St Mary’s to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on 20 May
2015. Anyone who is in year 9 or above and would like to be Confirmed can pick up an application form from Fr
Michael after Mass.
HOLY HOUR: The Prayer Group will meet this Sunday at 3pm here at St Mary’s. There will be Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament, Praise and Worship songs, intercessory prayers and prayers for healing. “For with God nothing
will be impossible.” (Luke 1:37). All are invited.
SYNOD OF BISHOPS: The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales are keen that the reflection documents for
parish communities are made widely available in the hope of gaining a fruitful response. The full and original version
of what the Bishops' Conference has sent out is available on the Adult Education section of the diocesan website.
This booklet will be available at all weekend masses. Responses (emailed, written or surveymonkey response) are
invited by Pentecost 2015 and these should be sent to our diocesan Marriage and Family Life Coordinator, AnneMarie Sparrow. You can email her annemariesparrow@cliftondiocese.com or send your written responses to her via
St Ambrose, North Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PW.
CELEBRATING MARRIAGE: Bishop Declan is inviting the people of our diocese to join him at the Celebration of the
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Eucharist beginning at 12noon on Saturday 14 February 2015 as part of National Marriage week. If you are
celebrating a significant anniversary this year, please contact Richard Williams or Anne Marie Sparrow via Alexander
House (adult.education@cliftondiocese.com or Telephone 0117 902 5595).
CYMFed FLAME2: There are still places to join Bishop Declan & over 200 young people from the Clifton Diocese at
CYMFed Flame2 on Saturday 7th March in Wembley Arena. If you are in school year 9 or above visit
www.cliftondiocese.com/youthministry and follow the links to the booking form or talk to your parish priest.
LENTEN RETREAT: at the Monastery of Our Lady and St Bernard Brownshill, Stroud, GL6 8AL. Suggested offering
£85. For booking please call 01453 883084 or brownshillbookings@bernardine.org See Poster on the notice board.
NEW BUSINESS: One of our parishioners has started his new business called Express International Cargo & Courier
which offers you lowest rates for shipments worldwide in countries like America, Europe, Africa & Asia with
unbeatable special prices to Goa, India. Call Errol D’Sa on 07511150938 or email:erroldesa@gmail.com
APF MISSIO (Red Boxes): Would anyone be prepared to volunteer as a Promoter for APF Missio? Help is needed in
the Rodbourne area. Promoters are asked to deliver magazines up to four times a year and, on occasion, collect
Missio boxes and donations from box holders. Please contact Marion Aldridge on 01793 875692.
LENT LUNCHES AT HIGHWORTH: All details on the notice board at the back of the Church.
JUNIOR PARISH CHOIR: will now meet on Wednesday 3.45 - 4.30pm here in the Church. Ages 7-14 all are
welcome to come and join for an afternoon of singing here in St Mary’s Church.
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PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: will be from the 9 – 16 July 2015. For details and booking forms please contact the
National Organiser, Mike Daley on (01793) 829381 or email: mike.daley@o2.co.uk
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: from Friday 21 – 28 August 2015. Coach and Jumbulance will leave from Clifton
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Cathedral on Thursday 20 August 2015. For more details and booking forms please contact Deacon Dave Wakefield
on 07711 834800 or visit lourdes@cliftondiocese.com
JAM BOTTLES: Delicious Jam/ Marmalade on sale at the back of the Church, as priced on each bottle. Proceeds
towards Parish Development Fund.
OFFERTORY LAST WEEKEND: £776 (of which £105 was Gift aided) and £511 was given by standing order. The
second collection towards Catholic Education Service came to £207. Many thanks for your generosity.
RETIRING COLLECTION: This Sunday will be towards Parish Development Fund. This fund is to repair the roof and
the ceiling in the sacristy which has been damaged recently due to rains.
Looking for Christ. Jesus Christ gives meaning to our lives. Without him life can seem no better than hired drudgery, but
with this Spirit in us, all our service of others is done for love. This is a service that brings perfect freedom. The world needs
Christ, and it is our calling to bring him to everyone.