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Parish Newsletter for the Weekend of
9th & 10th August 2008

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Would Youth Day 2008
World Youth Day 2008

This weekend Fr David and Ian Goodrich will talk about their experiences of participating in this year’s World Youth Day in Australia. World Youth Day (WYD) is the largest youth event in the world and was held in Sydney from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 July 2008.

WYD08 attracted 223,000 registered pilgrims, including 110,000 from 170 nations making it the largest event ever hosted in Australia. It is a week-long series of events attended by the Pope and hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the globe. It has become the largest single mobilisation of young people in the world. The week culminated in a Final Mass celebrated by the Pope on the last day (the actual World Youth Day).

World Youth Day is an invitation from the Pope to the youth of the world to celebrate their faith around a particular theme. The WYD08
theme, received from Pope Benedict XVI is: 'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.' (Acts 1:8)

This passage occurs after the death and resurrection of Jesus, just before his ascension to the Father. It represents the birth of the Church.

The WYD08 logo distils the essence of the theme for WYD08 and highlights the promise made by Jesus to set fire upon the Earth by the power of the Holy Spirit which inspires the pilgrims who come to Australia, to believe and witness to Him.


Masses in August

Father Wojtek has returned to Jerusalem to continue his studies. We hope that he will be able to be with us again next summer.

Fr David will be around in the parish during the month of August and he and Fr Eddy will be sharing the weekend and weekday Masses between them.


Menphys Sponsored Walk

Congratulations to all our parishioners who took part, on regaining the Silver Cup!


St Peter’s AGM

A copy of the Minutes is displayed on the notice-board.


DIARY

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St Peter’s

Please note there will be no Exposition during the month of August.

Feast of the Assumption

Please note the times of Masses:
St Peter’s - Vigil Thursday 6.30pm. Friday 10.00am
Mother of God - Vigil Thursday 7.00pm. Friday 9.00am.
Holy Cross - Vigil Thursday 6.15pm. Friday 10.00am, 12.40pm and 7.30pm.

Flower Festival Meeting

A meeting will take place on Sunday 17 August upstairs in the hall, after the 8.45am Mass. This meeting is for anyone who has volunteered to do a flower arrangement for the Flower Festival. If you cannot attend, please contact either Eileen on 233 0498 or Bernadette on 299 3911. Thank you.

Rosary Rally

Sunday 17 August at Grace Dieu Manor, starting at 3.00pm. Led by Fr Joe Wheat, Director of Youth Services. Please see poster on notice-board for details.

Father Robert O’Callaghan

Fr Robert will be visiting us at St Peter’s on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August. He will celebrate the 10am Mass on Friday morning and also the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evening. We look forward to welcoming our newly ordained priest among us.

Father Robert will also celebrate the 10am Mass at Mother of God on Sunday 24 August.

Fairtrade Stall

After all the Masses on the weekend 23-24 August.

Sandwich Making for the Homeless Group

Will meet on Saturday 23 August at 5:00pm.

Our Lady of Peace – Annual Pilgrimage & National Day of Prayer

Monday 25 August at Walsingham. For information and transport details please phone Kath on 0116 234 0103.

UCM

Next meeting will be on 27 August after the 10.00am Mass.

Parish BBQ

On Saturday 30 August after evening Mass in the courtyard between the presbytery and the Church. Further details and tickets to follow soon – watch this space!

John White Memorial Walk and HCPT Fun Run

Takes place at Mount Saint Bernard’s Abbey on Sunday 7 September. A number of people have already taken application forms and if do you intend to take part please return the forms the address given as soon as possible so that the organisers can have an accurate idea of the number of participants to expect. If you haven’t yet collected an application form they are available from the back of both churches or by phoning 01788 564646. If you would like to sponsor Gerry Ennis, please sign the sponsor form in the church porch.

Flower Festival

This will take place on the weekend of 13/14 September. We hope that the church will be open for most of Saturday and Sunday for people to visit, and we will hopefully end the festival with a special service on the Sunday afternoon. Further details to follow.

Table Top Sale

The uniform groups are planning this event for Saturday 1 November from 10am-1pm. Details will follow nearer the time, but please note the date in your diary.

This will take place on the weekend of 13/14 September. We hope that the church will be open for most of Saturday and Sunday for people to visit, and we will hopefully end the festival with a special service on the Sunday afternoon. Further details to follow.

 
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