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Important Parish News
Fr. Tony has to self isolate for the next 10 days. This unfortunately means that next week all Masses are cancelled. The parish office is also closed until further notice. Best wishes to you all and stay safe.
Hope everyone is keeping well, many thanks for your calls and messages this week!
Resources for the Sunday of the Word of God
On the Third Sunday in Ordinary time the Church celebrates the Sunday of the Word of God.Bishop David Oakley will preside over a Bible Service to mark this occasion at 3pm on Sunday 24 January 2021 which will be live-streamed from Northampton Cathedral.https://northamptoncathedral.org/live/
Zoom Meeting - The God Who Speaks- Our Liturgy of the Word
‘He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures’(Lk 24:45)
The importance of God’s Word for Christian identity & everyday living
Tuesday 16 February 2021, 7.30-8.30pm
‘Many more began to believe in him because of his Word’(Jn 4:41)
John’s Gospel & The Season of LentEach session will include input, prayer and the opportunity to make comments and ask questions.
Cost: No charge but there will be the opportunity to make a donationPlease register in advance to secure a place by e mail or phone:
Once you booking is received you will be sent details
of how to join the online Zoom sessions. Thank you.
Wed 7th April 2021-Bible time line- An 8-session course.
LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT – For parishioners who may be job hunting or going self-employed due to the pandemic, Sacred Heart Parish, Luton has set up a free online career coaching programme https://www.vitaeopus.co.uk providing a wealth of information, tools, practical advice and activities to help anyone wanting to find new employment opportunities or back to work support.
Planning Permission for St Marys Church
St. Mary’s Dunstable.The presbytery at St Mary’s was built to house a number of Vincentian Priests when they were running the parish. Now that the Diocese is running the parish the presbytery is far too big for one priest and is a drain on parish finances. It is also in need of repair works.The church is also in need of significant repairs. The windows are single glazed and are a major factor in the significant heat loss from the building which is very costly to heat and very negative from an environmental view point. Now that the church has been listed these works will be more costly.In consultation with the Vincentians, out of courtesy, the Diocese has decided to demolish the presbytery and carry out a small development of affordable housing which is in great demand in Dunstable and very much in keeping with our mission. The development will also include a bungalow for the parish priest.This development will release money for the parish to carry out the necessary repair works on the church and improve its thermal performance.A submission to the Local Authority for Planning Permission for the above will be made this month.
There are three ways to donate:
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.
MVE 200 CLUB draw
MVE 200 CLUB NOVEMBER WINNERS Congratulations to Pauline Brady who won £100 and Barbara Cheshire £50.
Next month there will be an EXTRA £500 prize. Good luck everyone!
NO ONE SHOULD FEEL ALONE
We are making a list of people who might appreciate a friendly chat on the phone now and again and ‘phone buddies’ to partner them.
WATCH THE HOLY MASS LIVE
Daily Mass live streaming from our Cathedral and other churches see below
CHURCH SERVICES ENGLAND AND IRELAND
Live streaming of Mass on Sundays is available through the Cathedral at 11am.
There is a role for everyone from simple but essential tasks to Parish groups and coordination.
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ST MARYS Saturday 6 pm Sunday 9:30 am
ST VINCENTS Sunday 11:30 am
Confessions at St. Mary's before the 6 pm Mass on Saturdays
Mass on Holidays St. Vincent's 10 am and St. Mary's 7 pm