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
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
15 March 2015 - Psalter Week 4 - Year B
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ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Sat
Sun
Mon
Tues
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
9.15am
9.15am
9.15am
1.00pm
10.00am
Vigil
Baptisms
Wedding
Joan McGrath RIP
Pat McCarthy RIP
Ryszard Ganther RIP
Darcie Travers; Olivia Osinska; Joseph Perkins
People of the Parish
Terry O’Flynn RIP
Janet & Barry Cunliffe
Vi Berridge Ints.
Edward Brophy RIP & Family
Fr Mervyn Tower Ints.
Wayne Nobbs & Eleanor Devereux
Jackie & Maureen Gallagher
ST JOSEPH THE WORKER
Sat
Sun
14
15
Mon 16
Tues 17
Wed 18
Thur 19
Fri 20
6.00pm
9.00am
10.30am
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9.30am
8.45am
9.30am
9.30am
9.30am
Vigil
Wroxton
Patrick Cummings
People of the Parish
C.T. Thomas
No Mass
Danny Sheehan RIP
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Service of the Word & Holy Communion
Special Intention
Helen Hunter RIP
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
22 March 2015 - Psalter Week 1 - Year B
nd
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Sat
Sun
21
22
4.00pm
9.00am
10.45am
5.30pm
Vigil
William Croly & Michael Croly
Denise Thornton RIP
Joe Camilleri RIP
People of the Parish
ST JOSEPH THE WORKER
Sat
Sun
21
22
6.00pm
9.00am
10.30am
Vigil
Wroxton
Baptism
Zoe Crosby
People of the Parish
Breen Family
Alexis Andrews
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISHES:
Cora Barnard, Isobel Burke, Mary Dant, Olie Davies, Cherry Gibbard, Joyce Goode, Rebecca
Haughian, Margaret & John Hellyar, Eilish Hilling, Adey Larner, Gerhild Osborn, Bridie
Murray, Melita Rees, Arthur Shea, Damian Timlin, Patrick Weaver and Dawn Wilkinson.
RECENTLY DEAD & ANNIVERSARIES
Of your charity, please for the repose of the soul of Fergus Noone and for 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 20
Sat
21
Kathleen McCleaf 2013; David Brain 2012; Ernest Bowden 2007;
William Lord 1995; Stella Hudson
Daniel Sheehan 2011; Monica Jones 2006; Waclaw Kudlik 1996
Onofrio Pannozzo 2009; Beryl Holloway 2005; John Skidmore 1998
Cornelius Shea 1995; Percy King 1989
Margaret Busby 2006; Ivy Jarvis 1998; Eileen Jackson 1994; Joan Kent 1986
Florence Curl 2011; Florence Green 2000; Elizabeth Noone 1995;
Patrick Cuzack 1993
Nancy Brennan 2008; William Croly 2006; Ann Bird 2006
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
“O let my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember you not!” (Psalm 136)
Liturgical Diary
Sat 14
Lent Feria
Sun 15
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mon 16
Lent Feria
Tues 17
Feast of St Patrick
Wed 18
Lent Feria
Thur 19
Solemnity of St Joseph
Fri 20
Lent Feria
Sat 21
Lent Feria
Sun 22
Fifth Sunday of Lent
ST JOHN’S CHURCH
ADULT EDUCATION
LENT
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. Extra confessions are on Friday 20 & 27
March, from 7.00 – 7.30pm.
The next session is on Thursday 19 March, 7.309.00pm in the Dupuis Centre. Discussion topic:
‘The Sacraments’. Everyone is welcome to come.
FHC – PARENTS’ MEETING
Next meeting for parents of First Holy Communion
candidates is on Wednesday 18 March, at 7.00pm,
in the church.
ST JOHN’S CASH BONANZA
1st Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize: £500,
3rd Prize: £250. Draw at Cheese & Wine in
presbytery garden on 6 June, 6.00-8.00pm. For
those that have taken tickets, please arrange for
payment to be left at the Parish Office as soon as
possible. Only a few tickets left, which can be
bought at the parish office. Thank you.
PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP
Please note: the next meeting is on Monday 23
March (not Wednesday!) in the Tandy Room.
HOSPITAL VISITING
We are no longer informed of Catholic patients in
the hospital. If you are going into hospital, or
know somebody who is in hospital, and would
appreciate a visit, please let one of the priests
know. There are forms at the back of church to
facilitate this.
ETC. YOUNG ADULTS’ GROUP
Meetings will take place on first & third
Thursdays of each month at 7.30pm. Email for
more info: [email protected]
ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2015
The 9 Birmingham Diocesan Pilgrimage, led by
Rt. Rev. Robert Byrne, takes place from 9 – 16
September. Spiritual Leader is Canon Mervyn
Tower. For more details, see poster at back of
church. Tour operator is Tangney Tours Ltd.
www.tangney-tours.com. Tel: 01732 886666.
50 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.
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.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday during Lent at St Joseph’s at 6.00pm.
CATHOLIC SINGLES
Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps
single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one
to one or through social events. Please telephone
on 0161 941 3498, visit the website
www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email us on:
[email protected]
EASTER FLOWERS
There will be a retiring collection over the next two
weekends, for donations for Easter flowers.
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NEW CHOIR MEMBERS – URGENT!!
Choir meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.00pm.
We are looking for new members, to help with the
singing during Easter and the 50th Anniversary
celebrations. Please help if you can.
THE FOOD BANK – GREAT NEWS!
St Joseph’s is now a distribution centre for the food
bank. Thank you to all who have helped this
important charity.
CAKE & PIE SALE
Cake & Pie sale this weekend. Don’t miss out. Get
in quick!!!
JOINT NOTICES
LIST OF SICK PARISHIONERS
The list of those who are sick in our parishes has
become out of date. We are replacing the existing
list in the newsletter with an up-to-date list. In
order to create the new list, please let us know of
any parishioners who are currently sick and for
whom you would like us to pray.
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DEMENTIA – PRAYER WEEK
12-19 March 2015. “Let us pray for and with
those whose lives have been touched by
dementia” – Bishop McGough. Please see poster
at the back of church.
MONDAY LUNCH CLUB
The next Monday Lunch Club is on Monday 13
April. We have a few places left so if you wish to
book, please contact Marilena on 07891 178920.
MONDAY LUNCH CLUB
SUDELEY CASTLE & GARDENS
We have arranged a trip to visit Sudeley Castle &
Gardens in Gloucestershire on Tuesday 16 June.
The cost to include: coach, entrance, refreshments
and lunch is £28.00pp. To reserve your place,
please complete the list at the back of the Church.
Payment will be required by the end of April.
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:
Reconciliation
(Confessions)
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.
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
12.30pm on Sundays. By appointment only.
after 10.30am Sunday Mass or by appointment.
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: Thursday 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: Saturday 14 March 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.
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 7.00pm.
St. John’s
FINANCIAL MATTERS
St. Joseph’s
Non Gift Aided
Gift Aided
£ 686.47
Loose
£ 696.50
Gift Aid
£ 1 382.97 Thank You!
Cathedral Maintenance Fund £ 208.48 Thank You!
St John’s: 2nd Collection next weekend for Easter flowers.
Winner: Margaret Bennett
£ 200.72
£ 440.50
£ 641.22
£ 216.43
ST. JOSEPH’S LOTTERY
Number: 24
Amount: £21.50
PRAYER FOR 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