29/03/2015

Mass Times and Intentions

Sunday 29 March Our Lady’s 8.00am Fr. Damien RIP
Sunday St Anselm’s 9.15am St. Anselm’s Fr. Frank Calnan (Anniversary)
Our Lady’s 11.30am For the Parish
Monday 30 March Our Lady’s 9.30am Margaret McLean (Foundation Mass)
Tuesday 31 March Our Lady’s 1.00pm Parish Prayer Time, including Stations of
the Cross
St Anselm’s 7.00pm Prayer Group, including Stations of
the Cross
Our Lady’s 7.30pm Ecumenical Stations of the Cross.
Wednesday 1 April Our Lady’s 2.30pm Michael Smith (Foundation Mass)
Thursday 2 April Our Lady’s 7.00pm Mass of the Last Supper: Rudi Gumbs
(Anniversary)
Friday 3 April St Anselm’s 9.30am Walk of Witness processing around the
churches of Earls
Barton
Our Lady’s 3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of
the Lord
Sunday 5 April Our Lady’s 8.00am For the Parish
Sunday St Anselm’s 9.15am St. Anselm’s Fr. Damien RIP
Our Lady’s 11.30am Peter & Maureen King

Confessions at Our Lady’s will take place on Monday and Wednesday after Mass.
Prayer Advocates’ Intention is to pray for all the victims of the German Wings air crash.
Last week’s collections.
Our Lady’s: £396.63: St. Anselm’s: £219.95. Many thanks. Your Easter Offering
to the Priest on
Easter Sunday will go this year in Fr. Damien’s memory to Aid to the Church in Need.
Long term supply priest for Great Billing parish. Bishop Peter has just confirmed that
Dom Antony Sutch OSB, monk of
Downside Abbey and currently living at Turvey Abbey, has agreed to take on a long term supply at Great Billing starting from
16th April. Fr. Antony will be moving
into the Presbytery and I am sure we will know more about his responsibilities in due
course. This is wonderful news for the parish – Fr. Damien would have been more than happy with this appointment.
Easter
Lilies.
Today is the last day for these. Please pass on your envelopes to Irena after both Masses at Our Lady’s. The ones at St.
Anselm’s can be left in the basket in the church.
Gift Aid
Envelopes
will be handed out after each Mass on 29th March – should you not be able to collect your box, it will be left in the
sacristy for you to collect.
Ecumenical Stations of the Cross
will take place on Tuesday 31st March at Our Lady’s at 7.30pm. We welcome our friends from the
Billing Covenanted Churches Together to this. Please do try to attend.
Billing Covenanted Churches
Together Holy Week Service
will take place on Monday 30th March at 7.30pm in Great Billing Methodist
Chapel. All are welcome.
Billing Covenanted Churches Together Passover will take place
at All Saints, Little Billing at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1st April. Places
are limited and entry is by ticket only. If you know that you are able to go and would like a ticket, please see Sue McGlasham
at the 8am
Mass and Irena at the 11.30am Mass this morning, 29th March.
Easter Vigil. Please note that like last year, there will be no Easter Vigil at Our Lady’s this year. Instead, following
Fr. Damien’s
wish, we are all invited to a joint Vigil at St. Gregory’s Church at 9pm on Saturday 4th April.
CAFOD Day of Reflection
will take place on Saturday 18th April from 10.30am-2.30pm
at Sacred Heart Parish Centre. 5 Beaudesert,
Leighton Buzzard LU7 1HZ. It will be led by Brian Purfield. Please bring a packed lunch. See the poster at the back of the Church for
further details.
Karuri
Quiz Night
is being held on Friday 24th April at St. Gregory’s Catholic School. It will begin at 6.45pm for 7pm. Refreshments
will be available. There is a £50 prize for the winning team. Ring/text
John on 07982511029 to register your team (£2 per person and there
is no limit on team numbers).
Vocations Weekend for young women (20s and 30s) will take place at Broadstairs, Kent between
22nd – 24th May. The theme is
“Discerning God’s Call in my life” . the weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus. For more information or to
book a place, please contact
Sr. Lynne FCJ at [email protected] or on 0207 635 6602.
Pastoral Area News
Penitential Services will take place on Monday 30th March at the Cathedral and on Tuesday 31st March at St. Gregory’s
Church.
They both begin at 7pm and there will be a choice of confessors at each service.
Chrism Mass takes place at the Cathedral at 11am on Maundy Thursday, 2nd April. All are welcome to attend.