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Parish Safeguarding

Contact: Reps Helen Wells 07595483305  Lynn Bateman 07985922706

St Vincent’s Catholic Church, Houghton Regis An NEW Update Click here

DONATION FOR ST MARYS

Please find below the donation webpage URL for the parish. This is live and ready to take donations.
https://donate.mydona.com/st-marys-dunstable

The Well at St. John’s First Tuesday monthly talk

St John’s Parish Centre 296 Sundon Park Road. Luton, LU3 3AL Starting at 7.30pm with Praise and Worship TUESDAY, 3rd MAY 2022 Donation only. Everyone welcome. See you there! Guest speaker each month MARIA HEATH. For more info call Gerard on 07736 714000 

 

St John Henry Newman group ZOOM 

We are starting a new course from this from Friday 29th April, Scott Hahn "The Bible and the Mass". It is a 20 minute video with study guide. You do the video at home and then come to the meeting with study answer and discussion which last from 7pm to 8:30pm. All are welcome. 

Parousia: The Bible and the Mass – St. Paul Center (stpaulcenter.com)

Contact: Theresa Cleraver 01582664229 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

With regard to the 'Homes for Ukraine' government scheme

With regard to the 'Homes for Ukraine' government scheme, we are researching two options to recommend to parishioners to help with 'matching' potential hosts with families in Ukraine who would like to come to the UK. What will be extremely important for this scheme to work effectively for both hosts and guests, is the creation of support groups around the host families. These support groups will help the hosts themselves, as well as the Ukrainian guests.

Information can be found here: https://northamptondiocese.org/ukraine/  

Fundraising Officer

Dear friends: BRF is looking for a Fundraising Officer. We would be grateful if you could circulate this around your network of churches.

Do you love working with people and building relationships and want to work for a leading Christian charity which pioneers creative ministries such as Messy Church?

If you have previous experience in a customer facing or sales role you may well have the transferable skills were looking for. Were offering a unique opportunity to start or develop your career in fundraising and will provide full training to get you established in the role.

For all the details visitwww.brf.org.uk/get-involved/jobs

You are receiving this email because your email address is listed online as a contact for a local Churches Together group. Please get back to me if this is incorrect.

Kind regards,

Jenny

Jenny Smith

People Administrator

+44 (0)1235 858238

(Working hours 2:00 5:30 pm Tuesday and 9:00 am 1:00 pm Friday)

 

School vacancy Deputy Director of Schools 

We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Director of Schools to work constructively and positively with the Director of Schools to shape the strategic direction of the Education Service.

Full information for the position and an application form can be found by visiting https://northamptondiocese.org/jobs/ or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd May 2022. Interviews will take place the week beginning 9th May 2022.

Angela Madge

HR & Finance Administrator

Northampton Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust

Registered Charity No 234091

Tel: 01604 714840/712065

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ROSARY FOR WORLD PEACE in places where violence and war persist, especially in Ukraine.  The rosary will be prayed daily after 9.30 a.m. Mass, during Lent and Easter for these intentions.  Please join in praying for this very urgent, worthwhile cause.  Thank you and God bless!  Tel. 01582 -607966 for info.  Brenda

 

RENEW - CAFOD Young Adult Event. Don’t miss it!

Get ready for a day of social action and climate justice with CAFOD, in Central London, on Saturday 23 April 2022 from 11AM. The day will be a gathering for 18–30-year-olds based in England and Wales, interested in CAFOD’s advocacy, policy, and campaigning work.

Whether you have never heard of CAFOD, or you’ve been part of CAFOD your whole life, we invite you to join us for an opportunity to learn about global food systems, its links to the climate crisis and poverty, how these problems can be addressed and the role that the Catholic Church can play.

We will also share with you how our campaign for a new Business, Human Rights and Environment Act is going post COP26 and how you can help us amplify this message to secure this critical piece of legislation through the UK Government.

The day will be an opportunity to share in faith and learn how to effectively campaign against current injustices.

Continuing in the spirit of Synodality, we aim to listen, learn, connect, and grow in knowledge, wisdom, and faith with one another. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Register here: https://cafodyoungadulteventtickets.eventbrite.co.uk 

Please confirm your participation at RENEW as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Praying for Peace in Ukraine

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you; look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will.  Who live and reign for ever and ever. AMEN

- O God, merciful and strong, who crush wars and cast down the proud, be pleased to banish violence swiftly from our midst and wipe away all tears so that we may all truly deserve to be called your children.

- O God, author and lover of peace, to know you is to live, to serve you is to reign; defend against every attack those who cry to you, so that we, who trust in your protection, may not fear the weapons of any foe.

[from the Roman Missal, Mass in time of War, pp 1362,1363]

Monsignor Kevin McGinnell VF

RC Diocese of Northampton

Small grants for those who are struggling with cost of living

Supported by the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, Luton Irish Forum will be making small grants to people who are having difficulty with their heating costs or need other small essential items. Anyone who is interested should call 01582 720 447 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Noelette Hanley,Chief Executive Officer
Luton Irish Forum, Kathleen Connolly House, 102 Hitchin Road,Luton LU2 0ES
Tel: 01582 720447,Mobile: 07910 813 450, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Synod is here!

Pope Francis announced in May that there would be a world-wide listening process to help the Church as we journey together in faith. Last week Bishop David opened our diocesan phase. The Synod is about learning to speak graciously and listen graciously to one another, and discern where the Holy Spirit is leading us. 

Find out about the Synod in Northampton Diocese

PREACHING THE SYNOD

Your diocese needs you!
Become a local listener and help the Synod process reach everyone.
Resources and training provided.

 

            Dunstable good neighbours

Need help/advice? 07491455777 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

NOAH Enterprise 

Homeless charity NOAH Enterprise are appealing for the following urgent items for their community shops: clothing, shoes, toys and bric-a-brac. If you have any unwanted items in good condition, please consider donating them to either the Lewsey Farm or High Town NOAH shop. Thank you for your support. 

 

Parish Donations

There are three ways to donate:

1) To make a donation to the parish please contact the parish office by phone 01582 662710 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain the banking details that you will need to give to your bank.

2) Donation can go through the online Virginmoneygiving. They included details of the parish name and area or parish priest (Easter offering) that the donation is intended.

To use the Donation page on the main Diocesan website go direct to: to https://northamptondiocese.org/donate/

3) From enquiries we have received we understand that some of our parishioners would prefer to donate by telephone instead of via our online donation facilities. Therefore, in addition to the online donation facilities currently available, we are proposing to begin a ‘Giving Tuesday’ commencing on Tuesday the 5th of May 2020. Each Tuesday between 10:00am and 4:00pm, people will be able to call this number, 01604 712065, and donate to your parish. All they will require is their debit or credit card to hand when they call.  They can make a one-off donation to cover their missed Sunday offerings or call each week knowing their offering is going to the parish they wish.   

WATCH THE HOLY MASS LIVE

Daily Mass live streaming from our Cathedral and other churches see below

CHURCH SERVICES ENGLAND AND IRELAND

https://www.churchservices.tv/

NORTHAMPTON CATHEDRAL

Live streaming of Mass on Sundays is available through the Cathedral at 11am.

https://northamptondiocese.org/live

https://www.stjosephs.org.uk/Live 

Volunteering

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There is a role for everyone from simple but essential tasks to Parish groups and coordination.

Consider engaging with Parish life so we can become an even more vibrant Parish family community.

 

Northampton Diocese Privacy Notice, please READ!

 

 

 

ST MARYS MASS TIMES 

Saturday 6 pm   

Sunday 9:30 am and 11:30am

Confession Saturday 5-5.30pm
Mass on Holy Days 10am and 7pm
Join us for Coffee morning after 9.30am Mass on Sundays and Tuesdays

 

Week Masses 9:30 am except for Wednesday when there is no Mass see bulletin for updates