Weekly Newsletter - St. Laurence's Roman Catholic Church

Many thanks for your generous offering of £1112 to the parish
last week plus £430 by bankers order.
The retiring collection last weekend for the Diocese of East
Anglia Dependent Priests Fund raised £387
Congratulations
We welcomed into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism
JOSEPH ANTHONY KINGSLEY son of Clare & Paul.
May he grow in the faith of Jesus Christ
BY CANDLELIGHT’ this SUNDAY 21ST
DECEMBER at 4.00 p.m. All welcome.
‘CAROLS
N.B. THE 9.30 A.M. MASS ON SUNDAY 28TH DECEMBER WILL
BE IN THE CHURCH
Cafod’s One Climate, One World
Many thanks to all who supported Cafod’s One Climate, One World campaign by
signing postcards last Sunday. We ran out of cards in the porch but there are more
available there now and in the Narthex should you wish to sign.
St. Laurence’s Catholic Church
91 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XB
Tel: 01223 704640
http://www.saintlaurence.org.uk/
Email: [email protected]
PARISH PRIEST
[email protected]
Fr. Bob Eccles O.P.
741265
[email protected]
op.org
DEACON
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey
Cook
01223 351650
SECRETARY
Patricia Cook
01223 704640
TREASURER
Holy Hour
Every Wednesday between 6.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Bible Study Every Wednesday between 7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Soulfood Prayer Group
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 8.00 p.m. at St. Laurence’s and every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
at 8.00 p.m. in Our Lady and the English Martyrs’ Parish Hall.
Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Adeline Cook,
John Gowans, Marie Williams, George Harvey, Ann Kelly, Stephen O’Dea, Mary
Nicholson, John Palles, Joan Williams, Carlos Asensi, Charles Rippingale, Joan
Lynn, George Taylor, Jack Bishop, Edward John Kelly.
Also for those who are sick:
sick: Louise McEwan, Martin Cox, Charles McEwan, Ruth
Lindsey-Scott, Madeline Stacey, Betty Slarks, Doreen Johnson, Kath Taylor, Joan
Cook, Greg Priors, John Steel, Maura Carroll, Hyeyoen Kim, Clarence Gordon,
Theresa Allams, David Tomlinson, Rita Tringali, Patrick Hickey, Lisa Steen,
Maureen Findlay-Wilson, and Irena Synowiec.
21ST DECEMBER 2014
Fr. Patrick Cleary
Lynda McIntyre
01223 704640
6.00 p.m.
Vigil Mass
(Parish)
4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8.00 a.m.
Mass
(David’s intention)
9.30 a.m.
Mass in School
(Martin Shuber+)
11.00 a.m.
Mass
(Mary, Kieran, Alicia, Kayla)
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
4.00 p.m.
Monday 22nd December
9.30 a.m.
Mass
Advent Feria
(Robert Hall [ill])
Tuesday 23rd December
Advent Feria
9.30 a.m.
Mass (Benjamin Konyo + & dep. members of Abudulai
fam. and for all Ebola victims buried without dignity)
Wednesday 24th December
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
5.00 p.m.
Children’s Mass of Christmas (Blessings on the marriages
of Anu, Adriana & Ophelia)
11.15 p.m.
Carols & Readings
Midnight
Midnight Mass
(Theresa Allams+)
CONFESSIONS
Sat. morning after
Mass; before Mass on
Sat. evening; or by
arrangement
EMERGENCY PRAYER
LINE 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.
276577
300789
354060
THE PILGRIM
[email protected]
.org.uk
Thursday 25th December
CHRISTMAS DAY
9.00 a.m.
Mass of the Dawn
11.00 a.m.
Mass of the Day
(Abudula fam. [Private Int.])
Friday 26th December
11.00 a,m,
Mass
St. Stephen
(Ernest Otto Wherle+)
Saturday 27th December
9.30 a.m.
Mass
6.00 p.m.
Vigil Mass
St. John
(Private intention)
THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH
8.00 a.m.
Mass
9.30 a.m.
Mass in Church
11.00 a.m.
Mass
Registered Charity No. 278742
SUNDAY READINGS
1st Reading: 2 Samuel 7: 1-5. 8-11.16
‘Unless the Lord build the house ’ So begins the story of how Israel
settled down and the king began a permanent site for God’s presence
among them. But the prophet reminds David that God is never captured
in buildings but is always revealed in history, in flesh and blood form, in
the stories of liberation.
Psalm Response
I will sing forever of your love, O Lord.
2nd Reading: Romans 16: 25-27
Paul’s letter to the Romans proclaims an insight many of his fellow
Christians found difficult to accept: it was God’s eternal plan that Jesus
Christ be proclaimed to all Peoples, not just to the Israelites. God’s
wisdom became clear to the Church only through argument, struggle,
disagreement.
Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38
Look how the gospel says Mary is like every other disciple. Mary reacts
to God’s word in her life first with fear and doubt, which only gradually are
transformed into faith. This journey from fear to faith, from doubt to trust
is the ageless story of discipleship, the story of our experience of God,
the story of how God’s love is make flesh in every generation.
Volunteers needed for Eucharistic Ministers; Readers and
Welcomers for the Vigil Mass, Midnight Mass, Christmas
Day Masses
If you can help with any of these please contact the Parish
Office or leave a message on the Answerphone. Thank you.
Christmas Services
Christmas Eve
5.00 p.m.
11.15 p.m.
12.00 midnight
Children’s Mass of Christmas
Carols & Readings
Midnight Mass
Christmas Day
9.00 a.m.
11.00 a.m.
Mass of the Dawn
Mass of the Day
FR. PAT, DEACON GEOFF, FR. BOB AND FR. ANTHONY
WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL MEMBERS OF THE
CONGREGATION, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, A
HAPPY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS.
VERY SINCERE THANKS TOO TO ALL WHO WORKED
SO HARD TO PREPARE THE LITURGIES AND THE
CHURCH FOR OUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS.
THANKS TO THE CHOIR AND MUSICIANS, THE
SERVERS, FLOWER ARRANGERS, CLEANERS, ALTAR
LINEN WASHERS, THE GARDENERS AND ALL WHO
SUPPORT WITH THEIR PRAYERS.
Baptismal Preparation Evening
On Monday 12th January at 7.30 p.m. we have a preparation
session for parents, godparents or family members planning for
or wanting more information about Baptism. Do come along you will all be very welcome.
Catholic Womens’ League, Cambridge Section
Members will renew their commitment to the League at the 6
p.m. Mass on Saturday 3rd January 2015. They will be
holding a light lunch after the 12.30 p.m. Mass on Friday 9th
January when donations will be for CWL charities. The lunch
will be followed by their monthly meeting.
Lunch Club
On Thursday 8th January the Club will meet at the Regional College for
lunch at 12 noon for 12.20 p.m. - 2 courses with tea/coffee will cost £10.
If you wish to go please telephone Anne Maddocks on 351499.
APT - Missio Boxes
This year’s boxes need to be collected by the end of December. Tony Ashdjian
will be at all Masses on Sunday 14th, 21st, & 28th December . Please fill in
your name and address.. Any queries please phone Tony on 01223 235080.