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YOUTH MINISTRY

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Thursday 20th May 2021, the NYMO team will be back In the Studio for our online event for young people!

With the usual mix of fun, worship, silliness and prayer, this night is not to be missed! With our usual segments like Grill the Priest and NYMO's online Quiz we will also have inspiring talks and moving times of prayer! 
The evening will premiere on our YouTube channel from 8pm-9pm is open to all aged 11-18.  So come along and chat with others in the comments, be inspired by our guests and explore what Pentecost is with us.
To watch along simply make sure you are on our YouTube channel 'luxnymo' at 8pm on Thursday 20th May - we can't wait to see you there!
 

ON LINE CATECHESIS COURSE NORES
Starting 17June on zoom for 5 seassions.Click here for details

CATHOLIC BASIC COURSE
From June 7th at 7pm to 8:30pm
Basic Introduction to the catholic faith in four parts:
God
The Church
The Moral Life 
Prayer
Click here for flyer: CATHOLIC BASIC COURSE

Thy kingdom Come - 13th-24th May 2021

Pray with Christians across the world each day between Ascension and Pentecost. Pray for 5 people you know to come closer to the Lord. Pray for our families. Pray for those who have lost contact with the Church. Pray in whatever way you can. Check out https://www.thykingdomcome.global/ for downloadable resources and ideas including Catholic daily prayer, a novena, Journey with Mary and a prayer journal.Thanks,  Mgr Sean Healy, VG

 

DIOCESAN SUMMER WEBINAR:

Register here: https://pastoralministryoffice.org/event/readalong/. Catch up with any sessions you’ve missed here: https://pastoralministryoffice.org/summer_webinars/.

Fr David Boyd  talk very honestly about his ministry and how he’d been able to move forward with it. You can catch up with it here: https://youtu.be/VlFxzhDRf3o.

Next week we are reading chapter 4 of Divine Renovation. We’ll be delving into Pelagianism and Jansenism (!) with Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ, who many of you will know as a spiritual guide and speaker. She wrote her doctorate on Jansenism, and I am looking forward to unpacking this in an accessible way. I’d be grateful if you could share this in your newsletters (insert below).

You might also be interested in the workshops that I am planning to help improve our welcome, which feels particularly important as people come back to church. Apparently people make up their minds whether or not they are come back to a church in the first 9 minutes after getting out of their car. This makes our welcoming teams absolutely vital. The first workshop will be on May 22nd, and would be a good formation opportunity for existing teams, as well as helping new groups get off the ground. More information here: https://pastoralministryoffice.org/event/entertaining-angels/.

Monday 3rd May: Clearing out the junk with Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ (Chapter 4)

Monday 10th May: Transforming our parish culture with Jo Boyce of CJM Music (Chapter 5)

Monday 17th May: Sacraments as opportunity with Fr Simon Penhalagon, Director of Mission Northampton (Chapter 6)

Monday 24th May: The Essential Role of Leadership with Hannah Vaughan-Spruce, Executive Director of Divine Renovation UK (Chapter 7)


Astra Zeneca controversy

------------The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical Academy of Life have expressed the view that one may in good conscience and for a grave reason receive a vaccine sourced in this way, provided that there is a sufficient moral distance between the present administration of the vaccine and the original wrongful action.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, we judge that this grave reason exists and that one does In the COVID-19 pandemic, we judge that this grave reason exists and that one does
not sin by receiving the vaccine-------- click here

 

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.

 

Dunstable good neighbours, need help/advice? 07491455777 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Bishop David “Pastoral Message during the third lockdown" Click Here

 

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. 

 

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.  

 

 BIshop Davids letter on Toddington  

 

MVE 200CLUB APRIL WINNERS

               Ist Prize £100 Ray Benson2ndPrize £50 Sylvia WalshIf you would like to help contribute towards the upkeep of the Parish churches, please see Fr Tony for an application form.

Now is a great time to join, just £5 a month

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  01525 220644

or collect info. from Fr Tony

 

  

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.
If you or anyone you know might appreciate the friendship of a phone buddy or you yourself could support someone in this way please ring Rosemarie 01525 220644 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  

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.

 

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MASS TIMES

  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