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.
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