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Catholic Community – Herne Bay, Kent Clarence Road, Herne Bay, Kent. CT6 8TH– 01227 375095-Parish priest: Fr Mark White CP (mwhite8684@aol.com) Assistant Priest: Fr. Patrick CP (743727): Deacons James Foley (366841) & Barry Walker (368685) email ourladyhernebay@gmail.com - www.ourladyhernebay.co.uk -Facebook:/OurLadyOfTheSacredHeartHerneBay Twitter:@ourladyhernebay – SVP Helpline 07869 509 804 th th

THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (A) 11 – 12 FEBRAURY 2017

Entrance Antiphon – Lord, be my rock of safety, the stronghold that saves me. For the honour of your name, lead me and guide me. CHILDRENS LITURGY- This group is open to children aged between 4-9 years (9.30am Mass) Tea & Coffee-Soft drinks & Biscuits are served after the 9.30am Mass in the hall, all welcome 9.30 MASS Hymns: 872, 874, 747, 817, 883; Mass Setting: (Joy & Peace).

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS Saturday 11th Feb Sunday 12th Feb

18.00 09.30 11.15

Monday 13th Feb Tuesday 14th Feb Wednesday 15th Feb Thursday 16th Feb Friday 17th Feb Saturday 18th Feb Vigil Mass Sunday 19th Feb

10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 11.05 18.00 09.30 11.15

Fr. Severo Rossi (INT) Iris & Sean Kinge (INT) Members of Catholic Women’s Guild Bob Meehan (RIP) Fr. Brendan Smyth (ints) Kevin Meehan (RIP) C.P. Community Valerie Saunders (INT) People of the Parish Sr. Anna D.M.J. (RIP) Catherine Erwin INT) Matt Keane Betty Evans (INT) People of the Parish Michael Gatens (RIP) Bob Meehan (RIP Birthday)

This Sunday is Racial Justice Sunday and a retiring collection will be taken for the work of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice which promotes racial justice in schools and parishes. FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK: Tuesday 14th: Sts Cyril and Methodius, Patrons of Europe. Friday 17th: the Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order. FANCY A SATURDAY WALK IN GOOD COMPANY?? There will be a group leaving the grotto area in front of the church on Saturday at 9.30 a.m., walking to King’s Hall and back, calling in to the Catholic Club for a hot drink and leaving time for anyone who wishes to attend the 11.05 Mass. Why not give it a try? The walk is wheelchair-and buggy-friendly.


LET’S TALK: After the very successful session on Atheism last month, this month we tackle (so to speak) The Bible. Is the Bible important today? Why do Protestants seem to know the Bible better than Catholics? How do we approach the Bible in terms of science, history and morality etc? How do different communities eg. Christians and Jews differ in their approach to the Bible? How do other faith communities approach their holy books? Just a few questions to exercise your minds as we prepare for the next Let’s Talk session, which will take place on Monday 20 February from 7.00 to 8.30 in the Catholic Club. CHARITY CONCERT: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS THERAPY CENTRE, CANTERBURY (MSTC)- 7.30 p.m. 25th MARCH The Hoath Village Singers are holding a concert in aid of the MSTC at the Hoath Village Hall CT3 4LA. The programme will include musical and contemporary songs- see poster on Notice Board for more details For Tickets £6 each please contact Frank on 01227 652370 or Pauline 07584346907"

ONE DAY REFLECTION FOR MARRIED COUPLES. Marriage and Family life are offering a one day reflection for married couples. An opportunity for all married couples to reflect on their marriage is being offered on Saturday 4th March 2017 at St Teresa’s church hall, Ashford. Please see poster in porch for further details. Couples who have attended the course noted the positive changes it made to their marriage. There is no group sharing and this is not marriage counselling or guidance but a chance to make your marriage even better. Contact: Carole - Tel: 07983524727 - email: mflkent@gmail.com PLATEA : The second edition of our parish magazine, is being planned for March. The first edition was very well received. For this edition, we are looking for reflections on our parish Mission, led last February by the Sion Team. If you could write a reflection of between 50 and 100 words and have it ready by 18 February that would be great. Either hand it in to the house or email: CAP (Christians Against Poverty) are running their well - established “MONEY COURSE” at the Baptist Friendship Centre for three weeks on Tuesday evenings , starting on 21 February. There are many thousands of people in the UK who are now not in debt because of what they learned on the course. However, it is not just for those struggling with debt: it’s for anyone who wants to sharpen up their budgeting and make their money go further. Please see poster in church porch or take one of the cards from the ledge at the back of the church. The course is free, including materials. AUCTION & IRISH CEILIDH FRIDAY 17TH MARCH TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE STREET CHILDREN OF THE PHILIPPINES The Sacred Heart Sisters and companions are holding an auction and Ceilidh, Irish evening in the retreat Hall on St. Patrick’s Day. All the proceeds raised will go to the street children in the Philippines where the Sacred Heart Sisters work with the very poor. If you would like to support the sisters, you can do so by. 1. Donate good quality items for the auction 2. Come along on the 17th March and enjoy an Irish welcome and auction. 3. Buy raffle tickets on sale after all the weekend masses. If you are able to help please contact Sue on 01227-361240 or 0795 5419987 or Sister Maria on 01227-375319 LA SAINTE UNION CONVENT SCHOOL - There will be a Mass in our Church at 11.00am on Friday 24th February and a dedication of the memorial mosaic plaque. Details to follow. Cleaning Group – (C). Other rotas can be found in the porch The cleaning groups are depleted due to sickness, please contact Audrey on 01227 373133 if you can spare an hour a month to help us clean the Church. Thank you. The Collections for last week were: 1st Collection - Loose change £475.70 Gift aided £509.25= £984.95 NB If you are a UK tax-payer then you can gift-aid whatever you offer. To gift-aid your offering please fill in one of the forms at the back of Church. Adoration every weekday: One hour, from 8.30-9.30a.m. Also Saturday morning, 10.00 to 11.00. There is a further opportunity each week: at Convent Chapel, 25 Western Esplanade from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. on Fridays. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10am-11am and 4.30pm-5.30pm Looking to arrange a wedding or baptism? Contact the parish, details above. Any notices for the forthcoming Newsletter please email the Office – Sueourladyhb@yahoo.com

Parish Newsletter 11/12 February 2017  

Newsletter from the Catholic parish of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Herne Bay (11/12 February 2017)

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