ST. FRANCIS XAVIER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
19 Broad Street, Hereford
HR4 9AP
Parish Priest
Telephone (01432) 273485
Dom MICHAEL EVANS
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sfxhereford.org.uk
Newsletter email:
[email protected]
During Ordinary Time we are invited to pray for The Spread
of the Gospel, the Harvest, the fruits of Human Work and the
Reverent use of Creation; justice and peace in the World; all
victims of war; young people, prisoners and their families.
Parish Mission - the theme for our Parish Mission, next Lent, is
"Renewing Faith, Spreading Joy". We also have a Mission Prayer,
so now is a good time to start praying for the success of the mission if you haven't already done so.
Readings for this week
MASSES and INTENTIONS - Nov 2014
Day
Date
Time
Celebration
Intention
Amboory landslide
RIP
Sat
8th
10.30am
Votive Memorial of
Our Lady
Sat
8th
6.00pm
(Vigil) Dedication of
the Lateran Basilica
Ann McManus RIP
Sun
9th
8.00am
The Parish
Sun
9th
10.00am
Dedication of the
Lateran Basilica and
Remembrance
Sunday.
Sunday
6.00 pm
Year A
Psalter week
4
Extraordinary Ministers
of the Eucharist
Ministers of the Word
Paul Williams
Stuart Fox
Mary Amor
Jane Gennard
Requiem
(War Dead) RIP
Andy Milne
8.00 am
10.00am
Vera McHale
Carola Morton
Danny West
Dec. Rels
Morton family
Mon
10th
9.15am
Tue
11th
NO PUBLIC MASS
1st
Running of the Parish
£667.00
Wed
12th
9.15am
SFX School - year 6
2nd
Renovation
£379.63
Francis Colley
(sick)
Standing Orders
£339.75
Clare’s Recovery
St. Leo the Great
Wed
12th
1.00pm
St. Josaphat, Bishop
and Martyr
Thu
13th
9.15am
Feria
Fri
14th
1.00pm
Funeral Mass - Requiem for Sarah
Stansbury RIP
Fri
14th
6.30pm
Trad. Rite
Dec. Rels Harrison
family
Sat
15th
10.30am
Feria
Holy Souls (Box)
Sat
15th
2.00pm
Baptism
Jacob Krupienko
Sat
15th
6.00pm
(Vigil) 33rd Sunday
of the Year
Kathleen O’Shea
33rd Sunday of the
Year.
Dec. Rels. Scaria
fam.
Sun
16th
8.00am
Sun
16th
10.00am
Sun
16th
11.30am
Sun
16th
6.30pm
The Parish
Baptisms
Baptisms: Siena and
Poppy Hughes
Dom Michael at Our Lady’s
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Saturday 11.00 am - 12.00 noon and at call
Lately Dead:
Peter Cole
Sarah Stansbury
Brenda Glendenning
Remembrance:
Catherine Bridget
Davies
Gerald Hunter Yeoman
Patricia Olive Martin
Please Pray For The Sick:
Joan Sheeran
Antoinette Perrot
Pat Morris
Pat Franklin
Canon Keane
Vince Hanna
Peter Gunter
Brian Daw
Jean Goldrick
Maureen Toner
Cynthia Barnett
Terry Goldrick
Winnie Doran
Flo Brown
Fr. Antony
Pat Clark
Alison Alder
Sheila Fawcett
Beryl Swain
Rhys Clement
Angela Rosier
Sonia Jones
Please let the office know if you wish to be added to the sick list
or feel that you no longer need to be included
Offertory for Last Week - Thank you
PARISH NOTICES
Guild of St Anne Meeting 2.00pm Monday 10th November in the
Presbytery.
This weekend there will be a special collection for the ebola crisis
for CAFOD. Please use gift aid forms on family fast day envelopes.
The Lunch Club will meet on Monday 10th November at 12.00 noon
in the Parish Library. New Members always welcome. Details from
Jay Boodhoo 263138
Annexe Refurbishment During work on the roof of the Annexe there
will be no access to the disabled W.C.
CUSHIONS FOR PEWS The Friends of SFX have very kindly
donated money to buy the lovely pew cushions which are now in use
in church and if anyone, individually, as a family or as part of a parish
group, would like to make a donation towards additional cushions,
that would be wonderful!
The cost of each cushions: Central pews - £99 per cushion
Side pews - £87 per cushion. For further details or to make a donation
speak to Fr. Michael or ring the parish office. Thank you.
Christmas Fair 6th December Shirehall. Just under 1 month to go
to the ‘Big Day’ please start to bring in items such as ‘Bric-a-Brac’,
books cakes, bottles, anything ‘Red or Green’, toys quality goods and
clothing. You can either bring them to the church and leave in the
Sacristy or ring for collection 266435. Next week we will be asking
for donations for the hampers. Let’s pray that this year will be as good
as last year. Many thanks Pat Maclean. P.S. no more Jam Jars please.
If you have promised to bake Cakes, please bring them on the day
of the Fair.
IMPORTANT NOTICE Please return your Parish Census forms
now. We need to keep track of changes to our Parish Data Base.
Please return your Census Card as soon as possible. It is vital that
no-one who considers themselves a Catholic and a parishioner of St
Francis Xavier’s is omitted. Thank you
I would like to thank you all for the prayers offered for my
daughter Catherine Rollings We have been overwhelmed by the
kindness shown. She has had good news from her consultant.
The Sacrifice of Holy Mass will be offered for you all on 21st
November. God Bless Ann Rollings
Parish Mission Prayer
Loving God, Creator and Giver of all things,
bless our Parish Mission.
Send Your Spirit to renew our faith and
help us spread the joy of the salvation
that Your Son wrought for us.
Grant us Your grace, that we may serve our community,
glorify You, and be sanctified ourselves.
We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Our Lady, Cause of our Joy, pray for us.
St. Francis Xavier, pray for us.
St. John Kemble, pray for us.
Dear Parishioners, We need more volunteer visitors to let Hereford
know of the great gift we at St Francis Xavier have.
Our gift of faith comes from God and we have this wonderful
opportunity to share this with others. If you feel called to take part in
visiting with the Sion Community please make yourself known to
Audrey Fussell or parish office.
Parish Mission 14-29 March 2015 – Hospitality
There is a letter in the Sacristy for all those parishioners listed below
who kindly volunteered to help with hospitality during next year’s
Mission, namely. Mary Amor, Margaret Bubb, Rosalie Elegado, Regina
Harrison, Frances Hetterley, Eileen Macgregor, Pat Maclean, Vera
McHale, Barbara O’Sullivan, Helen / Karen Richards, Pat Rumbold,
Justine Snober and V Thompson. Please could you collect it and return
the form. If you are not named on the list (and have not received an
email from me about hospitality) and would like to join our fantastic
team then please speak to me Stuart Fox or give me a call 01432 760204.
The meeting of the St. Pio Prayer Group is held on the 2nd Sunday
of the month at 3pm. Phone 01432 357660 for further information.
MESSAGE FROM ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S SCHOOL ADMISSIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015. We will be having two
open day sessions on Tuesday 11th November at 2.00pm and
Wednesday 26th November at 9.30 am. Prospective parents for
September 2015 are welcome to attend either session and there is no
need to book.
Envelopes for the November Dead List are now available at the back
of the church. Place the names of your deceased loved ones in the
envelope and Mass will be offered for them during November,. Include
the usual offering and return as soon as possible. Thank you.
Telephone Prayer Line Further details from Eileen MacGregor
(01432) 352915 or Meg Furber (01432) 264560.
Neath Male Voice Choir 22nd November @7.30 pm. Place your
order for tickets now by phone or e-mail [email protected]
Price £10. Tickets on sale now . Please take a poster from the table at
the back of the church and display somewhere eg a local shop or
business.
First Communion Classes. Class this week on November 13th at
4.00pm.
Confirmation 2015: There will be a meeting on Wednesday 3rd
December for all those in Year 9 and above who are seeking
Confirmation, with their parents. The meeting will be in the Parish
Room at Our Lady's Belmont Road, and will start at 7.00pm. Carola
Morton.
Prayer and Bible Study Group Friday, 10-11am Petal’s Place.
Ring 344218.
32nd Week in Ordinary Time II – 10th-15th November 2014
I’m still carried away by Mgr. Ronald Knox’s translation of St Paul’s
Letters published in 1957 for the sum of two shillings and sixpence!
To me it’s priceless as I read again about the fantastic descriptions of
Philippi, a great market/army city and its 2 battles in 42 BC. Paul, who
visited Philippi twice, is not interested in the history. He is under arrest
and could be put to death but his whole message to his friends there
is humble gratitude for their prayers and even the gift of money to get
him through.
I have to move to the 32nd Week — Monday to Wednesday. Paul’s
letter to Titus who has been left to carry on Paul’s mission in Crete.
It contains much practical advice to him which is still helpful to those
who run parish activities.
On Thursday there is a letter to another of Paul’s assistants who is
helping Paul while he is in prison. This is Philemon. Paul even brings
in the name of Apphia a woman helper! We will leave Friday and
Saturday until the following week.
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In Luke’s Gospel readings, Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, trying to
clarify to friends and enemies what will happen there. His last words
to them in Saturday’s reading is helpful as he considers unjust judges,
‘I promise you God will see justice done to them and done speedily.
But when the son of man comes, will he find any faith on earth?’ Petal
Poetry for Pleasure We are starting up a Poetry Group in the Parish
for those people who appreciate poetry - established poems and poets,
and for people who enjoy writing their own poems.
We will meet every month, each session will have a theme, we will
reflect and discuss the poems that are read out, looking at areas such
as culture, humour, social and emotional interpretations etc.
Our first meeting will be on Thursday 20th November, 7.30 to 9.00
in the Parish house library.
The first meeting will be a suggestion of themes for each month and
how we would like to see the group develop also bring with you one
of your favourite poems and a little information about the poet.
The group is open to everyone and all ages.
Further information from Jay Boodhoo, or Jane Gennard on tel no.
356248.
PILGRIMAGE TO FRANCE 2015 Our Parish Pilgrimage is now
fully booked. If any parishioner would like to put their name on the
reserve list in case of cancellations please contact John/Mary Cook on
850231. Further details of pilgrimage will follow in due course. Thank
you.
OTHER NOTICES
Churches Together in Hereford Will be meeting in All Saints
Church on Tuesday, 25th November at 7.30. We are delighted to
welcome some of the members of Close House who will start the
meeting with a mixed media preview of their original work, THE
STORY OF MARY AND JOE. Produced with ‘Film, Song and
Attitude’ it is a Nativity story with a difference and we hope that you
will give it your support. It will be followed by a short AGM.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK
Mon 10th Nov
2.00pm
St. Annes Guild Meeting. Library.
Mon 10th Nov
12.00 noon
Lunch Club Parish Library
Tue 11th Nov
2.00pm
SFX School admissions open day
Thu 13th Nov
4.00pm
First Communion Class
WHAT'S COMING UP
Mon 17th Nov
2.00pm
St. Annes Guild Meeting. Library.
Mon 17th Nov
12.00 noon
Lunch Club Parish Library
Thu 20th Nov
7.30-9.00pm
Poetry for Pleasure. Parish Library
Sat 22nd Nov
7.30pm
Neath Male Voice Choir
Wed 26th Nov
9.30am
SFX School admissions open day
Sat 6th Dec
11.00am
Christmas Fair. Shire Hall.
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