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Masses and Intentions for this week
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Saturday 21st
Lent feria
Sunday 22nd
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Marion Evans RIP
Shrine prayers
Jerome Pinto RIP
People of the parish
Sheila Minihan RIP
Monday 23rd
St Turibius of Mongrovejo
Peter Becque RIP
Tuesday 24th
Lent feria
Funeral Mass of Joseph Lawrence
Parish of Our Lady and St Anne, Caversham
Part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham,
Charity Number 234216
Parish Priest : Father Paul Martin
The Presbytery: 2 South View Avenue, Caversham,
Reading, RG4 5AB. Tel.: 0118 947 1787.
e-mail: [email protected]
Rev. Deacon: Hugh Anscombe, tel : 07751 086561
e-mail: [email protected]
House Mass at the home of:
Mary Van Den Berghe, 3 Devon Drive, Caversham. RG4 6NT
Vivienne Melvin RIP
Mass at Mapledurham
Holy Souls
Wednesday 25th
Fay Farrell
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Thursday 26th
Lent feria
Gerda Margarete Hartshorn
Friday 27th
Lent feria
Stations of the Cross
Bridie O'Sullivan RIP
Saturday 28th
Lent feria
Special Intention - Recovery
from illness
Shrine prayers
Ivan Kulyk
Sunday 29th
Jhon Eppstein
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
People of the parish
Morning Prayer of the Church is said before 9.15am Mass.
Evening Prayer before 6.00pm Mass.
Confessions: Saturday 10.30–11.30am and after 5.30 pm Mass.
Catholic Education
St Anne’s Primary School, Washington Road, Caversham, Reading
Tel: 901 5537, website:
[email protected]
2015 Mass Book Page: 173
Hugh Faringdon RC Comprehensive School, Fawley Rd, Reading
RG30 3EP, Headteacher: Mr. John Casey, tel: 957 4730.
First Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34
The Oratory School, Woodcote, Reading, Berks RG8 0PJ,
I will make a new covenant
and never
to mind.
Mr Ccall
I Dytor
Tel: 01491 683500.
Second Reading: Hebrews 5:7-9
He learnt to obey and became for all a source of eternal salvation.
Gospel: John 12:20-30
If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it yields a rich harvest.
Joseph Lawrence RIP - Please pray for the repose of the soul of Joseph
Lawrence, who died this week after a long illness. His funeral service will
take place at Our Lady & St Anne’s on Tuesday, at 1.30pm, followed by
interment at Henley Road Cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to
Mary and to the Lawrence family. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Tuesday Masses – There will be a Mass at 3pm at the home of Mary Van
Den Berghe, 3 Devon Drive, Caversham. RG4 6NT and one at 6pm in the
chapel at Mapledurham House.
Friday - There will be Stations of the Cross in church on Friday, at 7pm
before Mass at 7.30pm.
Easter Mass times - Cards, giving the times of the Masses and other
services for Holy Week and Easter, are available this weekend as well as
Easter offerings envelopes.
Palm Sunday - Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and all Masses will begin
with the blessing of palms and a procession. Please assemble outside the
presbytery or, if the weather is bad, in the Cenacle. There will be a Service
of Reconciliation next Sunday afternoon at 3pm when Fr Paul will be joined
by other priests from the area to help with the hearing of confessions.
Readers and Extraordinary Ministers - are invited to sign up for
ministering at Masses and Liturgies on Palm Sunday and the Triduum. We
are also in need of twelve volunteers for the Washing of Feet on Maundy
Thursday. Rotas can be found on the display board in the Narthex.
Lent Study Group – Deacon Hugh’s Lenten study group will take place in
the Cenacle on Monday evening at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
Easter Flower Fund – A basket for contributions towards this years
Easter flowers for the church will be at the back of the church after all
weekend Masses. All donations gratefully received.
Essential repairs – Alison Rees is an architect and a parishioner. Last
year, she conducted a quinquennial inspection of the church and the
presbytery. The inspection revealed an urgent need for major work to be
done on both buildings, and Alison will speak about this at Mass this
Spring Lecture – John Mullaney will be giving a spring lecture, organised
by the Friends of Reading Abbey, at St James’s Church, on Friday 10 th April
at 7.30pm. The lecture will be about the role of pilgrimage in the history of the
church, concluding with modern pilgrimages and looking at the role the Abbey
area has played in recent Catholic life. This has a special relevance for our
plans to decorate the Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham and revive it as an
important place of pilgrimage. It would be good if there was a significant
Catholic presence in the audience that evening. All are welcome to attend.
Blessings of the Easter Baskets - will take place at Our Lady and St.
Anne’s Church on Saturday 4th April at 10am. Swiecenie odbedzie w kosciele
Sw. Anny w Sobote 4ego Kwietnia 10ej rano.
The Social Side– We will be selling bacon butties after 10am Mass this
Sponsorship needed – David Webb is running this year’s Reading Half
Marathon to raise money for the parish. Most of you will already have
received sponsorship forms. Please support David, if you can, and keep a
special place for him in your prayers this Sunday.
Volunteers – are needed to clean the church for Easter. Please come along
from 9.30am on Wednesday 1st April.
Easter Cards – A lovely selection is now available from the Piety Stall.
Please pray for the sick and housebound
Last Sunday’s Collection:
Envelopes £182.50; Loose £378.22; Building Fund £25.00;
Votive Candles £37.45; Standing Orders £610.24.
Total: £1,233.41. Aid to the Church in Need: £1,232.39
Especially for: Betty Brown, Ann Buxton, Noel Carroll, Barbara Dalton, Mollie
Durnin, June Edge, Lady Anne Eyston, Anthony Feller, Brian Geraghty, Kevin
Godkin, Ruby Goward, Lucy Green, Moira Harris, John Higton, Dorothy Jennings,
Bridget Johnson, Vincent Kelly, Maureen Kinnon, Christine Liberda, Ruby Mason,
Kathleen Maughan, Lucy Mazlowska, Elizabeth McClatchie, Stephen O’Connor,
Toby Leo Palmer, Theresa Parking, Veronica Parking, Gunther Plum, Claudina
Rodriguez, Beth Selwood, Isabelle Simpson, Sheila Smith, Pamela Thompson,
Brittania Ward and Marjorie Whitehead.