St. Laurence’s Catholic Church

Many thanks for your generous offering of £1237 to the parish last
week plus £430 by bankers order.
Last week’s collection for World Mission Sunday raised £339
Retiring collection this weekend to MISSIO who will distribute directly to
where need is greatest.
We off our congratulations and best wishes to OMI MICHAEL
EJEOMO & FRANCISCA D’SOUZA who were married last week.
We welcomed into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism
RORY LEWIS SANTOLAYA son of Anton & Jorgelina.
Lunch Club
On Thursday 6th November the Lunch Club will be meeting at the Regional College for
Mass for deceased members at 11.30 a.m. and lunch at 12 noon for 12.20 p.m. 2 course
lunch with tea or coffee at the cost of £10. If you wish to attend please phone Anne
Maddocks, 351499.
Catholic Women’s League, Cambridge Section
There will be a light lunch at 1p.m. for the Blue Smile Charity on Friday 14th November
followed by an illustrated talk by Amanda about the work of Blue Smile but there will be
no Mass prior to this as there will be a 12.30 p.m. Mass at OLEM for deceased members
of the Deanery.
Bible Study Every Wednesday between 7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. ST. MARK’S GOSPEL
FOR TODAY’S CHRISTIANS led by Fr. Bob O.P. Come once or come for the series!
All welcome.
St. Laurence’s Catholic Church
91 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XB
Tel: 01223 704640
Email: [email protected]
Fr. Patrick Cleary
[email protected]
Fr. Bob Eccles O.P.
[email protected]
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey
01223 351650
Patricia Cook
01223 704640
Lynda McIntyre
01223 704640
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.
Sat. morning after
Mass; before Mass on
Sat. evening; or by
Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Margaret
Timmons, Mina Lewis, Eva Camoirza, Roger Camus, Robert Dwyer-Joyce,
Michael Euston, Sydney Stamp, James Cassey, Arthur Lee, John Lundy, Mary
Ellen Field, Anthony Gallagher, Paul John Digney
LINE 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.
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 Trincali, Patrick Hickey, Lisa Steen and
Maureen Findlay-Wilson.
[email protected]
6.00 p.m.
Vigil Mass
8.00 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
Mass in School
11.00 a.m.
Monday 3rd November
9.30 a.m.
(Mr. Diogenes da Costa+)
(Philip Kelly+)
(Bridget Keirman+)
The Commemoration of all
the Faithful Departed
Tuesday 4th November
9.30 a.m.
St. Charles Borromeo
(George Gargon+)
Wednesday 5th November
9.30 a.m.
(Margaret Stewart+)
Thursday 6th November
9.30 a.m.
Friday 7th November
12.30 p.m.
Saturday 8th November
9.30 a.m.
6.00 p.m.
Vigil Mass
(Maureen Dawn O’Sullivan+)
(Anna Santi+ & Martha Asdjian+)
(Mr. & Mrs. Diogenes da Costa
[Silver Wedding Anniversary])
8.00 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
Mass in School
11.00 a.m.
(Jim Barrett+ & Denise Poulson+)
Registered Charity No. 278742
Bereavement Group
If you would like to be part of a parish-based bereavement
group led by a qualified coordinator, please register your
interest to Fr. Pat in the parish office, through email, phone or
letter. It would be helpful if you could indicate whether a
daytime or evening meeting would suit you better.
1st Reading: Revelations 7:9. 14-17
The apocalypse is a special kind of dramatic writing which stries to describe in
human terms a mystery beyond description. But the central picture is clear: not
a tiny group who scraped into heaven, but the countless picture is clear: not a
tiny group who scraped into heaven, but the countless number from every walk
of life and from all corners of the earth who are at home with God.
Psalm Response
Such are the men who seek your face, O Lord.
2nd Reading: 1 John 3: 1-3
Christians should have no identity crisis. John assures us that, not only in name
but also in fact we are truly God’s children. We are made in the image of Jesus,
and this identity will be revealed more clearly in heaven, when we reflect his
Gospel: Matthew 5: 1-12
The beatitudes are a fuller picture than the commandments of what Christian life
is about. People who live up to this ideal are not simply ‘happy’, but truly
blessed, like God himself.
All-night Vigil of Prayer
This Vigil of Prayer will take place at St. Laurence’s Church on Friday
7th November from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.
Prayers for the persecuted people of Iraq and Syria will be led by Lay
Dominicans of the Fraternity of Cambridge and Laxton and by members of
the Justice and Peace Group of St. Laurence’s Church. Tea and coffee will
be available throughout the night as will information about ways in which
we can support efforts to help and protect the persecuted peoples of Iraq
and Syria.
Food Bank
This week is our collection weekend. Dry and long-life goods are needed and
perhaps some little ‘treats’ but please, no bread, fresh fruit or veg. - they cannot
be distributed fast enough. Thank you for your continued generosity.
Cafod’s World Gifts
A free catalogue is now available in the Narthex in plenty of time for your Christmas
shopping. There are lots of new gift ideas which allow you to share the joy of Christmas
whilst making a big difference to poor communities around the world. You can also buy
online at gifts or phone 08081400014
Baptism Preparation Evening
On Monday 3rd November 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
Pre-school Childrens’ Mass Thursday 6th November at 12 noon
A SPECIAL MASS aimed at little ones with parents/carers followed by a
Bring & Share lunch.
Attendance numbers
Each year the church requires us to count the numbers at Mass during the
Sundays of October. Our average this year is 702. It breaks down as
follows: Sat. 6.00 p.m. 121, Sunday 8.00 a.m. 66, 9.30 a.m. 176 and
11.00 a.m. 325. (Last year’s average was 691 and the average in 2012
was 705)
Children’s Liturgy
Parents/carers are very welcome to take part but children going to the ‘younger group’
MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Thank you all for coming to the YAYA Mass in September.
The next YAYA dates for your diaries will be SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER.
Music and singing practice from 4.30 p.m. with Mass at 6.00 p.m. Supper to
follow. Also if you would like to read, serve, help out in any way just let us
Altar Servers Training
The next 4 week training course will start on Monday 13th October 6 7p.m.
For more information, queries, please email
[email protected]
Please join us for a chat, cup of Tea or Coffee
(fair(fair-trade of course!) from our new percolator in
the Parish Room after the 11.00 a.m. Mass