Weekly Newsletter - St. Laurence's Roman Catholic Church

Many thanks for your generous offering of
£1063 to the parish last week plus £430 by
bankers order.
Cafod’s One Climate, One World
Many thanks to all who supported Cafod’s One Climate, One
World Campaign. There are more cards available in the Porch
and Narthex should you wish to sign.
St. Laurence’s Catholic Church
91 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XB
Tel: 01223 704640
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Fr. Bob Eccles O.P.
Statement by Bishop Alan Hopes, Bishop of E. Anglia
I am delighted that Mgr John Armitage has accepted the appointment to be
the new Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. He has been
coming to Walsingham since 1976 and has a deep devotion to and love for
Our Lady and her shrine.
I would like to thank the Marian fathers for the ministry they have carried
out in Walsingham over these past decades; I would also like to express
my gratitude to Bishop Alan Williams for releasing Mgr. Armitzage from
Brentwood for the next five years.
[email protected]
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey
01223 351650
Patricia Cook
01223 704640
Holy Hour Every Wednesday between 6.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Bible Study Every Wednesday between 7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
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
Please pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Maurice Williams,
Giovanni Vanacone, William Philpott, Raymond O’Neill, Ethel McCann, Frances
Hubery, Agnes Maries, Margaret Gibney, Iwan Kuryle, Mary Hannigan, Matilda
Wood, Rosetta Harte, Trevor Horne, Elizabeth Barnicot.
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,
David Tomlinson, Rita Tringali, Patrick Hickey, Lisa Steen, and Irena Synowiec.
Fr. Patrick Cleary
Sat. morning after
Mass; before Mass on
Sat. evening; or by
LINE 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.
6.00 p.m.
Vigil Mass
8.00 a.m.
(David’s intention)
9.30 a.m.
Mass in Church
11.00 a.m.
(Mary, Kieran, Alicia, Kayla)
Monday 29th December
9.30 a.m.
St. Thomas Becket
Tuesday 30th December
6th day within the Octave
of the Nativity
9.30 a.m.
Wednesday 31st December
9.30 a.m.
7th day within the Octave
of the Nativity
Thursday 1st January
11.00 a.m.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Friday 2nd January
12.30 p.m.
St. Basil the Great
Saturday 3rd January
9.30 a.m.
6.00 p.m.
Vigil Mass
Christmas Feria
(CWL Renewal of Vows)
8.00 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
Mass in School
11.00 a.m.
[email protected]
Registered Charity No. 278742
1st Reading: Ecclesiasticus 3: 2-6. 12-14
This wise old man who wrote the book of Ecclesiasticus reminds us
that the Lord is interested in our family relationships, and in this
passage he calls on children to respect their parents, particularly in
their old age, when they have special need for support.
Psalm Response
O blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways!.
2nd Reading: Colossians 3: 12-21
Paul invites us to let the gospel find a home in our hearts, as a
source of new life transforming all our attitudes and relationships,
especially in our family, between husbands and wives, parents and
Gospel: Luke 2: 22-40
As pious Jews, Mary and Joseph followed the law of Moses in
presenting their Child to the Lord in the temple; but in the context of
today’s feast the key phrase in this passage is the simple statement
that Jesus grew to maturity like any other child, in a human family.
Thank you
Thank you all so much for your very kind prayers, greeting
cards, gifts and your very generous offering which I received in
the Christmas Offering.
Thanks too to all who were involved in the Christmas Liturgies
whether welcoming, serving, reading, involved with the music
ministry and ministering in so many other ways.
Thanks also to every member of the Church for your support
over the past year and for all that you do for St. Laurence’s
parish. I hope that we can continue our work of preaching the
gospel and service the people of God in our parish.
Fr. Bob, Fr. Anthony and Deacon Geoff join me in wishing you
a very Happy New Year.
New Year Epiphany Candlelight Mass
for all young people across the Diocese followed by
refreshments, bonfire & fireworks.
6p.m. - 8p.m. Sunday 4th January 2015
At The White House, 21 Poringland, Norwich NR14 7SH
Posters in the Porch
Catholic Womens’ League, Cambridge Section
Members will renew their commitment to the League at the 6.00
p.m. Mass on Saturday 3rd January 2015. They will be
holding a light lunch after the 12.30 p.m. Mass on Friday 9th
January when donations will be for CWL charities. The lunch
will be followed by their monthly meeting.
Lunch Club
On Thursday 8th January the Club will meet at the
Regional College for lunch at 12 noon for 12.20 p.m. 2 courses with tea/coffee will cost £10. If you wish to
go please telephone Anne Maddocks on 351499.
Baptismal Preparation Evening
On Monday 12th January 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 welcome.
APT - Missio Boxes
This year’s boxes need to be collected by the end of December. Tony
Ashdjian will be at all Masses on Sunday 14th, 21st, & 28th December .
Please fill in your name and address.. Any queries please phone Tony on