ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST ST JOSEPH THE WORKER ST JOHN

Newsletter for the Parishes of
Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Joseph the Worker
The website for both St. John’s and St. Joseph’s is: www.banburycatholicchurches.org.uk
St John’s: Fr Richard Walker & Fr Craig Szmidt, 25 South Bar Street, Banbury, Oxon. OX16 9AF
Telephone: 01295 262073 Fax: 01295 254773 E-mail: [email protected]
St Joseph’s: Fr Bill Wilton, Edmunds Road, Banbury, Oxon. OX16 0PP
Telephone: 01295 264661 E-mail: [email protected]
St. Joseph’s Deacons: Rev Henry Allen: 01295 780642 ~ Rev Bob Hughes: 01295 720869
Parish Sister:- Sr Therese O’Neill: 01295 263203
SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
15th February 2015 - Psalter Week 2 - Year B
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Sat
Sun
Mon
Tues
Ash
Wed
Thur
Fri
Sat
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
4.00pm
9.00am
10.45am
12.30pm
5.30pm
9.15am
9.15am
12.15pm
7.00pm
9.15am
9.15am
10.00am
Tom & Lucy Mannion
Bill Walsh RIP
Paolo Monaco RIP
Vigil
Baptisms
Arianne-Joy Balmadrid; George Allen; Artur Saltender
Mass with Distribution of Ashes
Mass with Distribution of Ashes
Teresa Black / People of the Parish
Christopher Almida Ints.
Doreen Harrison RIP
Kevin Nolan RIP
Deri Robson-Dixe RIP
The Hall Family
Private Intention
Mary Callaghan
ST JOSEPH THE WORKER
Sat
Sun
Mon
Tues
Ash
Wed
Thur
Fri
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
6.00pm
9.00am
10.30am
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8.45am
9.30am
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Vigil
Wroxton
Clare Sullivan / Private Intention
People of the Parish / Arthur Waddoups
Ellen Plaice RIP
No Mass
No Mass
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Service of the Word with Distribution of Ashes
No Mass
No Mass
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
22 February 2015 - Psalter Week 1 - Year B
nd
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Sat
21
Sun
22
4.00pm
5.30pm
9.00am
10.45am
12.30pm
3.15pm
5.30pm
Vigil
Syro-Malabar Mass
Baptism
Polish Mass
Mary Durkin & Alice Whitehead
Margareta Horodinca Ints.
Sr Josephine Leahy
Leo Camilleri
People of the Parish
ST JOSEPH THE WORKER
Sat
Sun
21
22
6.00pm
9.00am
10.30am
Vigil
Wroxton
Fr Sean Farrell / Eilish Houlihan
People of the Parish
Eileen McCarthy/Kevin Nolan/
John & Bridget Wallace RIP
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISHES:
Eilish Hilling, Patrick Forde, Dorothy Thomas, Lewis Byrne, Pauline Richardson, Adey Larner, Lalla
Stevens, Robert Wells, Jayne O’Connor, Denise Dawson, Paul Higham, Damian Timlin, Marjorie Lowes,
Breda Kelly, Irene Plichta, Olie Davies, Gregory Browne, Francesca Harris, Tracey McMahon, Simon
Cutler, Caroline Lucas, Arthur Shea, Michael Humphries, Bob O’Malley, Mary Street, Rebecca Haughian,
Sam Rampling, Emily Everett-Allen, Daniel Parker, Christopher Browne, Clifford Browne, Elizabeth dos
Santos, Maureen Gwynn, Cora Barnard, Peter Rayner, Robert Hoyle, Margaret Frazer, Jack Lally, Lionel
Hutchings, John and Sue Green, Clare Sullivan, Don Coady, Anna Ratcliffe, Barbara Fowles, Fr Charles
Chirwa, Oliver Boyles, Dawn Wilkinson, Elaine Jobes, Mary Scott, Paul Davidson, Pat Ryder, Mary Dant,
Isobel Burke, Anne Veale, Joanne Bull, Agnes McFarland, Anna Larkin, Claire Sullivan, Myrtle Gilhooly,
Rose Hayward, James Carter, Lawrie Thornton, Suzanne Rogers, Joyce Goode, Sam McCawley, Maureen
Easton, Ellen Lally, Charlotte Sturgess Osborne, Tony Stevens, June Cullimore, Melita Rees, Matthew Lally,
Chrislin Bose, Derrick Taney, Patrick Weaver, Jonathan Boon, Gerhild Osborne and Cherry Gibbard.
RECENTLY DEAD & ANNIVERSARIES
Of your charity, please for the repose of the souls of all those who have died recently. Pray
also for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:
Sun
15
Mon 16
Tues 17
Wed 18
Thurs 19
Fri
Sat
20
21
Donald Beak 2013; Joseph Cook 2007; Filomena Cypkus 2004;
Robert Martin 1986
James Green 1988; Sarah Wilding 1985
Joyce Quinn 2009; Franz Idziaczek 1998; Winifred Fell 1997;
Catherine Waddoups 1994
Kevin Nolan 2014; John Hart 1988; Fr. Terrence McDonnell 1987;
Frederick Rutland 1985
Eugene O’Neill 2008; Jimmy Sheils 2008; Angel Bertolin-Gil 2004;
Ena Forde 1999; Stephanie Lawlot 1999; Mia Sabin 1995; Carmen Maguire
1995; Hazel Meadows 1993; Hamilton Forrest 1986; Margaret Fooks 1986
Winifred Mawle 1991; David Cunningham 1991
Juliet Akumu 2010; Mary Goudie 2009; Margaret Pidduck 2004; Patrick
O’Mahoney 1999; Ellew Muraskas 1998; Rosemarian Broderick 1991
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.
LINK FOR ST. JOHN’S WEBCAM: www.churchservices.tv/banbury
WEBSITE OF THE MONTH: www.paxchristi.org.uk
RESPONSORIAL PSALM MEDITATION
“You are my refuge, O Lord, you fill me with the joy of salvation.” (Psalm 31)
Liturgical Diary
Sat 14
SS Cyril & Methodius
Sun 15
Feria
Mon 16
Feria
Tues 17
Feria
Wed 18
Ash Wednesday
Thur 19
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Fri 20
Friday after Ash Wednesday
Sat 21
Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Sun 22
First Sunday of Lent
ST JOHN’S CHURCH
JOINT NOTICES
COFFEE AFTER MASS
Coffee is served after the 10.45am Mass every
Sunday in the Dupuis centre. Everyone is welcome.
‘WALK WITH ME’
Please do take a Walk with me booklet (and
calendar for your children) to help with your
Lenten journey.
LENT
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 18 Feb. when
there will be Mass and Distribution of Ashes at
12.15 & 7.00pm. During Lent, there will be
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays
& Fridays from 9.45am-1.00pm and on Thursday
mornings from 7.00-8.00am. Stations of the Cross
will take place in the church on Fridays at 6.30pm
and Sundays at 4.30pm. Do consider these
devotions as part of your Lenten preparation for
Easter.
ST JOHN’S CASH BONANZA
1st Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize: £500,
3rd Prize: £250. Draw to take place on
Saturday 6 June in the presbytery garden. Ticket
allows entry for 2 adults for Cheese and Wine 6pm8pm. Ticket holder does not need to be present at
the Cheese & Wine to win a prize. Last ticket out
of the draw WINS! £20 per ticket - ONLY 50
tickets left! Proceeds to go to the refurbishment of
the organ & choir gallery. Tickets are available
from the parish office.
MISSIO [RED] BOXES
If you have a red box which needs emptying, please
could you leave it at the repository. If you would
like your box collected, please telephone Sue Hale
on 07814 733170. There are several unclaimed red
boxes in the repository; those who want them back,
please collect them over the next few weeks; I will
retrieve any that are left after this time. Thank you.
ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH
LENT
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 18 Feb. when
there will be a Service of the Word and Distribution
of Ashes at 9.30am.
50th ANNIVERSARY OF ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH
Archbishop Bernard has agreed to celebrate this
with us on Saturday 20 June. Lots to be done!
Lots of help needed! Please let Fr Bill know if you
are willing to help.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday during Lent at St Joseph’s at 6.00pm.
CAKE & PIE SALE
At St Joseph’s after Mass on Saturday & Sunday
this weekend.
NEW CHOIR MEMBERS
We are looking for new members for our choir, to
help with the singing during Easter and the 50th
Anniversary celebrations. Please help if you can.
WOMENS’ WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Friday, 6 March: at the Methodist Church,
Marlborough Street, at 2.00pm. The theme,
Jesus said to them: “Do you know what I have
done to you?” (Jn 13:1-17), has been prepared
by the Christian women of the Bahamas.
Please do try to attend if you are able.
ADULT EDUCATION
Adult Education classes for those who wish to
learn more about their faith or who are simply
interested in the Catholic Church will begin on the
Wednesday 25 February from 7.30-9.00pm in the
Dupuis Centre. Everyone is welcome to come.
ETC. YOUNG ADULTS’ GROUP
Meetings will take place on first & third
Thursdays of each month at 7.30pm. Do come
along for the opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere
to learn about and share your faith with other
young people. Email for more info:
[email protected]
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TEA
The next afternoon tea will be held on 25
February in the Dupuis Centre. Anyone who
wishes to come and join our group for friendly
conversation and home made sandwiches and
cakes, please sign the list at the back of the
Church. Price £4.00 per person.
CYCLE SOLI
Raising funds for The Kenelm Youth Trust in
support of Soli – the New Centre for Youth
Ministry. 3-5 July 2015. See poster on noticeboard for further information or a starter pack
please contact: Debbie on 01538 703224 or email: [email protected]
ASSISTANT SAFEGUARDING
CO-ORDINATOR POST
See the notice-board for more information.
Further details are available by emailing: [email protected] Closing date: 27 February 2015.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2015
23-29/30 May 2015. See poster on notice-board
for further details or contact Pilgrimage office on
0121 236 4585. Tour operator is Tangney Tours
Ltd. www.tangney-tours.com
MONDAY LUNCH CLUB
The next Monday Lunch club will be held on the
9 March in the Dupuis Centre. Fully booked!
Parish Secretary: Anne Mold
Office & Pastoral Assistant: Nicola Mollard
Social & Fundraising Secretary: Marilena Kearns
St John’s:
Nicola Mollard – Tel: 01295 262 073
St. Joseph’s: Margaret Bennett – Tel: 01295 264 661
St John’s Parish Office:
Office hours: Mondays to Fridays
9.00 am -3.00 pm
Parish Safeguarding Representatives:
SACRAMENTS / OTHER LITURGIES
St. John’s:
Saturday 10.30 - 11.00am and on request.
St. Joseph’s:
Saturday 5.15pm - 5.45pm and on request.
Reconciliation
(Confessions)
12.30pm on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month.
after 10.30am Sunday Mass or by appointment.
Infant Baptism
St. John’s:
St. Joseph’s:
Marriages
By appointment only. Six months’ notice is required.
Exposition, Vespers and Benediction
St John’s:
St. John’s:
St Joseph’s:
St. John’s:
Exposition
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
First Sunday of the month at 4.30 pm.
Every Saturday at 10.30 –11.00 am.
Every Wednesday at 8.45 am.
First Friday of the month after 9.15 am Mass.
PARISH GROUPS
Adult Education: Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Dupuis Centre (term time only)
Children’s Liturgy ~ St John’s: Sundays at the 10.45am Mass ~ for children aged 4-8 years.
Children’s Mini Liturgy ~ St John’s: Sundays at the 10.45am Mass ~ for children under 4 years of age.
Children’s Liturgy ~ St Joseph’s: Sundays at the 10.30am Mass ~ for children aged 3+ years.
etc. Young Adults’ Group: Meetings on first & third Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in the Dupuis Centre.
Friends of the Holy Land: TBA at 5.00pm in the Wall Room, Dupuis Centre.
Justice & Peace Group: Next meeting TBA at 7.30pm in the Dupuis Centre.
Little Lambs Playgroup: Tuesdays at 10.00 – 11.30am in the Dupuis Centre. (Term Time Only).
Meditation: Contact the parish office for further details.
Over 65s - Monday Lunch Club: Dupuis Centre. 2nd Monday of Month. Must be reserved in advance.
Over 65s - Wednesday Afternoon Tea: Dupuis Centre. 25 February.
Padre Pio Prayer Group: Last Wednesday of the month at 10.00am - 12.00noon, in the Tandy Room.
Parish Visiting Group: Steering Group meets approx bi-monthly. Contact via Parish Office.
St. John’s Brownies: Tuesdays, 6.00 - 7.30pm at the Scout Hut at Banbury School (term time only).
St. John’s Choir: Thursdays at 7.00 – 8.00pm in the Church.
St. John’s Parish Pastoral Council: Next meeting Thursday 30 April at 7.30 p.m.
St John’s Widows’ Group: Meet for lunch on the First Monday of the month.
St. John’s & St. Joseph’s Youth Group: Meet on second Saturday of each month at 7.15pm.
St. John’s
Non Gift Aided
Gift Aided
FINANCIAL MATTERS
St. Joseph’s
£ 651.32
Loose
£ 684.00
Gift Aid
£ 1 335.32 Thank You!
£ 202.90
£ 366.00
£ 568.90
ST. JOSEPH’S LOTTERY
Winner: G. Waters
Number: 62
Amount: £22.00
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
VOCATIONS
O God, who chose the Apostles to make disciples of all nations, and who by Baptism and
Confirmation have called us to build up your Holy Church, we implore you to choose from
among us, your children, many priests, deacons and religious who will love you with their
whole hearts, and will gladly spend their lives making you known and loved by all. Through
Christ our Lord. Amen.
These parishes are part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham
Registered Charity Number: 234216