St Mary's Catholic Church

St Mary’s Catholic Church
Tovey Road Swindon SN2 1LQ
Tel: 01793 535089
Parish Priest: Fr Michael McAndrew - [email protected]
Parish Administrator:
Elias Fernandes - [email protected]
Safeguarding Rep: (CRB): Teresa Sugden - [email protected]
Parish records:
[email protected]
Deacon: Rev Shaun Murphy (retired)
Parish website:
Deanery website:
Diocesan website:
Sunday, January 11, 2015
6.00pm (Sat) 8.30am 10.30am
Saturday: 9.30am – 10.00am
& 5.00pm - 5.30pm
Entrance Antiphon:
After the Lord was baptised, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit
descended upon him like a dove, and the voice of the Father thundered:
This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.
Response to the Psalm:
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Gospel Acclamation:
John saw Jesus coming towards him, and said: This is the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world.
Communion Antiphon:
Behold the One of whom John said: I have seen and testified that this is the
Son of God.
06.00pm (Sat) Mass – Fernandes (Thanksgiving)
Mass – Antonio Francisco De Sa (RIP)
Mass – Maria Fernandes & Canny Pereira (Intentions)
Mass – Shaun Hogan (Anniversary)
Mass - Dourado Family (RIP)
Mass - Seamus McFadden (RIP)
Mass - John & Pia Cunha (Thanksgiving)
06.00pm (Sat) Mass – John Ryan (Anniversary)
Mass – Luiza & Inacio De Sa (RIP)
Mass – Sean Walshe (RIP)
CHURCH CLEANING: Every Friday, after the morning Mass. Your help would be much appreciated.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS all those who are sick especially: Cathy Walker, Joshua Crabb, Eileen
Blackwell, Anna Tickner, Peadar Heffron, David Croston and Sheila Hughes, Peter, Alfie and Harry Crabb, John
O’Gorman, Christopher and Cath Brown, Julia Harrison, Lena Watson, Cheryl Dawson, Louise Stacey, Maria Walsh,
David Edwards, Irena Fliska, Joe Shannon, John Foley, Christine Beale, Mary Lynch, Eleanor Lynch, Molly Prendergast,
Mary Stewart, Marc Young, Antonio Bambino, Eileen Hughes
CONFIRMATION: Bishop Declan will be coming to St Mary’s to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on
20th May 2015. Anyone who is in year 9 or above and would like to be Confirmed can pick up an application
form from Fr Michael after Mass.
FIRST COMMUNION Mass will be on Sunday 7th and 14th June. Preparation will begin by the end of January
and application forms are available from Fr Michael after Mass.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Pope Francis says “Married life is beautiful and must be protected”.
Why not treat yourselves and your marriage to a Marriage Encounter Weekend? A Weekend enables couples to
grow in their love for each other. A Weekend is a time to rediscover romance and the joy of being married. It is
not a retreat, therapy or counselling. It is a unique way for you to revitalise marriage away from the distractions,
tensions and routine of everyday life. The next Weekend in our diocese is 27th Feb – 1st March, at Lydiard
House, Swindon. For further dates and information or to book a place, please visit the web site or ‘phone Ian & Tessa MacCallum 01249 656145.
BAPTISM: We welcome into the family of the Church Oscar Fernandes and Sienna Polonowski who is baptised
this weekend.
MISSION APPEAL: Each year we have a mission appeal in our Parish. This year we welcome the Comboni
Missionaries (known as Verona Fathers) who will say the Sunday Masses next Weekend 17th/18th January and
speak about their work in Africa.
CHURCH’S YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE: this year Pope Francis has asked the whole Church to celebrate
the all those who live the consecrated life in the Church. There will be a special celebration at the Cathedral with
Bishop Declan on Sunday 1st February 2015 at 6 p.m., to celebrate with all the monks and nuns of our Diocese
to which all parishioners are warmly invited.
CATECHISTS’ FORMATION COURSE: Next year’s formation course for Catechist will be at St John’s Church
in Bath. There is a poster on the notice board with all the information.
ST JOSEPH’S ADMISSION POLICY: St Joseph’s Catholic College is consulting on the admission policy for the
College. The draft policy can be found on the College website: Can feedback please be directed to Michelle
Ferris, the admissions officer via [email protected] by 12 February 2015.
ENGLISH COURSE: This course is being offered through St Joseph’s College, for parents who do not speak
English as their first language (they need not have children at the school). Which will be starting on 30th
January 2015 at 9.00am (this is a meet and greet session with classes starting the week after). Please contact Catherina
Whitmore at St Joseph’s Catholic College further details and to book a place [email protected]
or ring 01793 714230. See poster on the notice board at the back of the Church.
APF MISSIO (Red Boxes): Empty boxes are left at the back of the church for collection. If you are unable to
bring your box in, please contact your promoter, (number on the label) or Marion Aldridge on 01793 875692.
FIRST COMMUNION CATECHISTS MEETING: There will be a meeting of all Catechists to prepare for this
year’s programme on Saturday 24th January at 10am in the Sacristy. Do you have an hour to spare on a
Saturday morning? We need your support for this year’s programme to be as successful as previous years.
Don’t worry if you are new to the programme as you will be teamed with one of our experienced Catechists. It
really is so rewarding watching our young parishioners grow, with your help, in their faith. Why not come along
and find out more.
JUNIOR PARISH CHOIR: will now meet on Friday 3.45 - 4.30pm here in the Church. Ages 7-14 all are
welcome to come and join for an afternoon of singing here in St Mary’s Church.
CAROLS: "An Evening of Carols" will be held in Holy Rood Church, Swindon on Friday 16th January 2015 at
7p.m. Tickets £1 on the door, Raffle and Refreshments will be available. For more details call 522062.
OFFERTORY LAST WEEKEND: £756 (of which £89 was Gift aided) and £503 was given by standing order.
Many thanks for your generosity.
You are my Son, the Beloved. The Holy Spirit came down upon Jesus, the beloved Son of God, at his baptism in
the River Jordan. The same Holy Spirit comes down on each one of us and helps us to live our lives so that we
are faithful to our baptismal calling.