School Christmas Fair Thurs 4th Dec 3.30 - 5.00 pm Advent Reconciliation Services Wed Dec 10 Holy Family 7.00 pm Mon Dec 15 St. Patrick’s 7.00 pm Tues Dec 16 St. Mary’s L’boro 7.00 pm Gaeil a' Ghleanna Wed Dec 17 Sacred Heart Irish Language Group Christmas ‘get together’: Thursday 11th December in the Parish Centre at 7.00 pm. Bring your party piece and food to share. Connect2 Meeting Tues 2nd Dec at 7.00pm The next Connect2 meeting is this Tuesday at 7.00 pm. This meeting is open to everyone. The members of the C2 Steering Group will be giving a short presentation on the Story our Parish. This is to be sent to the El Salvador community of Puentecitos - the first step in building a partnership with them. At this meeting we will also decide the money to be sent from the C2 fund. Weddings 2015 Please contact Father O’ Kane if you live in Sacred Heart Parish and intend to marry at home or abroad in the coming year. 7.30 pm Fairtrade Stall Open after all the Masses next weekend for groceries and little gifts. Special Christmas items on sale next week including a beautiful terracotta Nativity Set. Please try to buy at least one thing to help those in need. Newhey Manor I will bless the crib at Newhey Manor on Tuesday 9th December. On Wednesday 10th December at 7.00 pm our Parish Choir and Young Singers will entertain the Residents with seasonal songs Looking at Mass Times and the Number of Weekend Masses In the New Year 2015 we will have a survey of Mass attendances, number of Masses required, the times of Mass to accommodate priest, organists, choir, congregation and good liturgy. 6.00 pm Vigil 9.30 am 11.00 am Nov Eleanor Clarke Jane Mawdsley Caroline Blair 29 / 30 Golden & Cousin Families Chadwick & Ainsworth Families Odey Family Dec Pat Shine Jackie Mellor Sheila Blair 6/7 Fell Family Bradshaw Family Children’s Liturgy [email protected] Website : www.sacredheartchurchrochdale.org.uk Follow the Mass or visit the Church from the link on our Website - Live Church Cam Salford Diocese:- www.salforddiocese.org.uk The Loop System is installed in our Church and Parish Centre - turn hearing aid to T Sacred Heart RC Church, Rochdale and Parish Centre Kingsway, Rochdale. OL16 5BX December 25th 2011 Christmas Tel: 01706 645603 Parish Priest - Father David O’ Kane November 30th 2014 Issue 643 The First Sunday of Advent Advent 2014 The beginning of the Church’s New Year. The colour on the sanctuary has changed from green to PURPLE. The Advent Wreath, which will be blessed this weekend, has five candles above it: three purple, one pink and one white; reminding us there are four weeks in Advent before Christmas Day. The pink is lit on the third Sunday, Gaudete - rejoice, and the white one is lit on Christmas Day. This weekend we light the first purple candle on our Advent Wreath During Advent we will sing the Penitential Rite, the Gospel Acclamation and the Holy Holy. At the sign of peace we will sing Emmanuel. Sign of Peace Emmanuel. Emmanuel. His name shall be Emmanuel; God with us. Revealed in us. His name shall be Emmanuel. Miraculous Medal New Altar Servers Children who received their first Holy Communion earlier this year, will be enrolled in the Miraculous Medal next Sunday 7th December at the 11am Mass. The children are asking Our Lady to sponsor them for life. Our new young Altar Servers are being officially accepted as servers this weekend. Walk with Me The Advent Prayer Book is now available and a Prayer Card - 1 per family please. At whichever Mass they attend their red cassocks and white cottas will be blessed. Thanks to Mary Park who looks after the altar clothes. Recent Pastoral Visiting Milnrow Road. Kathan Close. Court. Ethel Court. Clement Court. Sykes More Travelling This week in our Parish 30 November - 6 December 2014 Sun 30 Nov 9.30 am 11.00 am Purple Dress Rehearsals : Young Singers 3.00 - 5.45 pm Adults/Youth:5.45 pm Mon 1 Dec 9.30 am - Advent Weekday Purple Tue 2 Dec 9.30 am - Advent Weekday 7.30 pm - Connect2 Meeting for All Red 9.30 am - St. Francis Xavier, Priest 7.30 pm - Adult & Youth Choir Full Rehearsal White Thu 4 Dec 9.30 am - Requiem Mass for Marilyn Newlands RIP Purple Fri 5 Dec 9.30 am - Advent Weekday Purple Sat 6 Dec 10 - 12 noon - Young Singers 12 noon Mass - St. Nicholas, Bishop 6.00 pm - Vigil Mass 2nd Sunday of Advent White Purple Wed 3 Dec Monday 8th Dec Feast of the Reconciliation - Before both Saturday Masses. Marriage & Baptism by appointment Mass Offerings Marilyn Newlands RIP. Lately dead: Maureen Nicholl. Marilyn Newlands. John Day Dr. Tom Neville. Pamela Foster. Mary Briggs Sally Reilly Sick: Monica Reade. Anniversaries / Birthdays: Ned King. Mary Rylance. Other Intentions: Special Intentions, Deepest Sympathy to the family of Marilyn Newlands of Selby Close who died last weekend. Her Requiem Mass takes place here on Thursday at 9.30 am May she rest in peace. Please pray for: Sick: Tom Keogh. Monica Reade. Ann Mooney. Bernadette Murphy. Denise Armstrong. Mary Rice. Michael Paul. Michael Thompson. Jennifer Dewis. Maria Earnshaw. Jean Burns. Winnie Blomfield. Anna Stepniewska Michael King. Francis Pickering. Dolores Pomfret. Pat Wild. Teresa Oswell. Margaret Valentine. Computers and Printers For computer problems or queries ring Steve Raines 07775 598 661 / 645070 For Printers, Repairs & Office Stationery ring Kleen Strike: 658582 Pope Francis will travel to Philadelphia in Sept 2015 to attend a meeting of families. Before that he will visit the Philippines commencing 15th January 2015. Offertory Collections Envelopes 546.50 Loose 236.15 Total £782.65 Parish Development: £384.66 Donations: £50 and £10. Many thanks One collection only this weekend. Funeral Arrangements Please. Please, never arrange the day and time of any funeral - that you want me to take - with the undertaker, without seeing me personally first. Immaculate Conception We will have Mass in the evening at 7.30pm. That morning Bishop John Arnold will be installed as our new bishop at St. John’s Cathedral Salford. Bishop John Arnold Have you bought your tickets? Christmas Entertainment Sunday 7th December at 7 pm. Tickets on sale Adults £7.00 Under 15: £4.00 Rehearsals N.B Young Singers Dress Rehearsal Sun 30 Nov 3- 5.45 pm Saturday 6th December 10 - 12 noon Adults and Youth Choir Dress Rehearsal Sun 30th Nov. 5.45 pm Wed 3rd Dec at 7.30 pm - All Baptism Evening Bishop John Arnold, our new bishop Elect, will be installed as 11th Bishop of Salford on Monday 8th December the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. On Tuesday 11th Dec he will officially open and bless the new wing of St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School here in Rochdale. The Last Baptism Evening takes place this Sunday 30th Nov at 6.00 pm in Church The Meeting is for both parents, living in the parish who have been attending Mass and will be requesting Baptism before mid February 2015. The meeting also includes a rehearsal of the ceremony. Decorating next year Nov 500 Club Draw The Diocesan Surveyor has checked the outside of the church, presbytery and parish centre in preparation for their decorated next year. The November 500 Club Draw will take place after the Vigil Mass next weekend. This month’s subscription is £4.00. Some people still owe £13.00 for this quarter! Sacramental Programme Children’s Liturgy The following children were at Mass last weekend: Bradley Holt. Keane Kennedy. Harvey Lanyon. Cameron Lowe. Calum Lucas. Lilli Maguire. Olivia Marriott. Brooke Miller. Lennon Ogden. Ricardo Santos. Julia Stefanska. Malakai Traynor. Takes place at the 11.00am Mass next weekend The SVP Community Shop To volunteer phone Lesley or Sue. 347279 For furniture collection: 0161 832 0259. Christmas Mass Times 2014 Wednesday 24th Dec - Christmas Eve 6.00 pm & 8.00 pm Thursday 25th Dec - Christmas Day 10.30 am. The Choir and congregation will sing Carols before each Mass .
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