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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

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (A) 18th – 19th FEBRUARY 2017

Entrance Antiphon – Lord, your mercy is my hope, my heart rejoices in your saving power. I will sing to the Lord for his goodness to me. CHILDRENS LITURGY- This group is open to children aged between 4-9 years (9.30am Mass) FAMILY MASS 9.30AM next Sunday 26th February 9.30am with CHILDREN’S CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES after the Mass in Retreat Hall. All welcome. TRAIDCRAFT - Next weekend, Traidcraft will be only after the 9.30 Mass on Sunday 26th February. Saturday night customers may call Moyra 368662 to arrange for anything they need. New catalogue now out. Collect one after Mass next weekend. Tea & Coffee-Soft drinks & Biscuits are served after the 9.30am Mass in the hall, all welcome 9.30 MASS Hymns: 920, 603, 898, 924, 847; Mass Setting (Belmont) 1001 -1011. MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS Saturday th 18 Feb 18.00 People of the Parish Sunday 09.30 Michael Gatens (RIP) th 19 Feb 11.15 Bob Meehan (RIP Birthday) Monday Mary Locke (INT) th 20 Feb 10.00 Helen Mitchell (RIP) Tuesday Mary Brennan (INT) 21st Feb 10.00 Fr. Brenden Smythe (INT) Wednesday Olive Dawson & Family (INT) 22nd Feb 10.00 Gino Capochi Thursday 23rd Feb 10.00 Jimmy Mizen (RIP) Friday 10.00 Paul Saunders (RIP) 24th Feb 11.00 Celebration Mass for LSU Convent School Saturday 25th Feb 11.05 Sr. Corinne (INT) Vigil Mass 18.00 Peter & Marian Green (INTS) Sunday 09.30 People of the Parish 26th Feb 11.15 Bob Meehan (RIP) Christian Meditation each Tuesday at 2.15pm in the Upper Room and on each Thursday at 7.30pm (Upper Room) Retreat Day at Minster Abbey: The Parish Pastoral Council mentioned a few weeks ago the possibility of arranging retreat days to help deepen our faith. The first one will be on Saturday 25 March and it will run from 10.30 to 4.00pm. We will be looking at St Matthew’s Gospel, which is being read on the Sundays of this year. There are copies of the Gospel available in the shop – please see Sr Corinne. Further details to follow: why not give this a try: the nuns at Minster make us most welcome and we will be joining them for prayer at some point during the day. First Holy Communion Programme: next session at 6.00 on Tuesday 21st in the Retreat Hall.


WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER here at 2.00pm Friday 2rd March The pupils of La Sainte Union Convent School Herne Bay are holding a Mass and Dedication of a mosaic to remember the Convent School. The service will be held on Friday 24 Feb. 11.00am here in the Church. All past pupils & staff of the Convent School are welcome to attend. There will be light refreshments served in the Catholic Social Club after the service where all will be able to get together and reminisce about the old Days. SVP LENTEN APPEAL – The Lenten coin cards will be available next weekend after all the Masses. Please complete the card with a £1 coin a week during Lent. The completed cards will be collected on Easter Sunday. 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. THE VOCATION OF HEALCARE: MAKING PEOPLE WHOLE. The Catholic Medical Association Kent Branch is holding meetings in Chislehurst Friday 10th March at 7.30pm St Mary the Virgin 28 Crown Lane BR7 5PL and in Canterbury on Friday 17th March at 7.30pm The Church of St Thomas of Canterbury 59 Burgate CT1 2HJ Please visit their website (www.catholicmedicalassociation.org.uk/events) /poster at the back of Church. 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 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. 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 FRI. 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 Cleaning Group – (D). Other rotas can be found in the porch The Collections for last week were: 1st Collection - Loose change £329.28 Gift aided £465.50 = £ 794.78 Second collection for Racial Justice = £183.98 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 18/19 February 2017  

Newsletter from the Catholic parish of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Herne Bay (18/19 February 2017)