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Catholic Community – Herne Bay, Kent Clarence Road, Herne Bay, Kent. CT6 8TH– 01227 375095-Parish priest: Fr Mark White CP ( Assistant Priest: Fr. Patrick CP (743727): Deacon Barry Walker (368685) email - -Facebook:/OurLadyOfTheSacredHeartHerneBay Twitter:@ourladyhernebay – SVP Helpline 07869 509 804


Entrance Antiphon – Lord, hear my voice when I call to you. My heart has prompted me to seek your face; I seek it, Lord; do not hide from me, alleluia. CHILDRENS LITURGY- This group is open to children aged between 4-9 years (9.30am Mass) term time. TRAIDCRAFT took £148.69 over the weekend of 28th/29th April - plus £155 in orders. Thanks to all those who have supported a fair price for small producers. Tea & Coffee-Soft drinks & Biscuits – are served after the 9.30am Mass in the hall, all welcome 9.30 MASS Hymns: Hymn numbers for this week are 852, 604, 644, 813, 366; Mass Setting: Missa de Angelis: 497 - 500.

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS & SERVICES Sat 12th May Vigil Mass Sunday 13th May Monday 14th May

18.00 09.30 11.15

Albert Davey (RIP) People of the Parish Sean McGrath (INT)


Barbara Gaffney (INT)

Thursday 17th May Friday 18th May Saturday 19th May


Pat Walters (RIP)


Maureen Edmeades (RIP)


Roger Fry

Tuesday Saturday VIGIL MASS 15th May Brian Walker 19th May 18.00 Desmond O’Keefe (RIP) 10.00 Wednesday Sunday 09.30 People of the Parish 16th May Holy Souls 20th May 11.15 Mary & Michael Meehan (INT) 10.00 th FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK: Monday St. Matthias Apostle. Wednesday 16 May St. Simon Stock. PENTECOST NOVENA - From Friday 11th May to Pentecost Sunday (20th) the Church throughout the world prays for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit with a particular emphasis on the Unity of all Christians. This is the Pentecost Novena. We join in spirit with the Anglican Church whose leaders, Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu have of recent years, promoted prayer for the renewal of Christian faith in our lands. Please try and say the following prayer each day from 11-20 May (and why nor continue it afterwards too!!) The first part is a prayer Pope St John XXIII asked to be said worldwide in preparation for the Second Vatican Council: Renew your wonders in this our day as by a new Pentecost. Father, pour out your Holy Spirit upon your

people and grant us: a new vision of your glory…..a new experience of your power….a new faithfulness to your Word….and a new consecration to your service. That your love may grow among us and your Kingdom come, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

FORTHCOMING FUNERAL: Tony Pozzetti’s Requiem which will take place on Friday 25th May at mid-day. NO MEDITATION THURSDAY TUESDAY 15TH MAY WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY - Sunday 13th May 2018 World Communications Day collection: this collection supports the work of the Catholic Communications Network (CCN), the media office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and wales. The CCN seeks to be of service both to the Church and the world in offering professional channels of communication, and provides support for the Bishops of England and Wales and the wider Church in promoting the Gospel through the media on current issues. Its office is the focus for media enquiries on national matters, and seeks to develop the public profile of the Church and its teaching. The CCN provides up-to-date news releases, features and podcasts, information from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and trains spokesmen and women. We would encourage you to support this work by contributing to the collection which is taken today, enabling the Church to continue this work of communication.

NEW DATA PROTECTION LAWS: As you may all be aware there is some new data protection legislation coming into force on 25th May 2018, which is going to impact on all of us. One of the responsibilities we will now have to undertake is to know who has access to the vast amount of personal information we hold in the parish. I know that a great number of you currently volunteer for the parish or may have done so in the past and may have some personal information at your home in a file and/or on a PC or laptop. Please could you let either me or (the parish secretary) know if this applies to you so that I can let you know what actions you will need to take going forward. The Archbishop is encouraging all of us to help implement these changes and I thank you in advance for your co-operation. THIS IS YOUR PARISH: We invite you all to an afternoon’s reflection on our life as a parish community…what it is at present and how it might be improved in the future. Sunday 20 May, 4.30 p.m. Do come!!!!! EQUAL SHARES: Thank you to everyone who has joined the 2018/2019 scheme. Winners for May 1st prize £30 Prim Wyatt, 2nd prize £15 Terry Suggett. YOUTH GROUP – With increasing youth numbers, we are in desperate need of additional adult help in order to ensure the continuation of the club. Please contact: 01227 373497 if you are interested. WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB Sadly May’s lunch club is cancelled - Lunch club will be back as normal on Wednesday 13th June. "SAVE THE DATE 30TH JUNE – SUMMER FAYRE’ - St Mary's Parish Hall, outside grounds & Club facilities Parishioners able to help organise there will be a meeting to be held in Hall on 13th May after 9.30 am Mass MISSION RED BOXES: The members red boxes have been emptied and are now at the back of the church for collection. Thank you to promoters and members for your continued support. GIFT AID – Envelopes are at the back of the church for collection. If you would like to join the parish Gift Aid Scheme, please complete a form. The new envelopes start in June. Thank you to all our Gift Aid subscribers, your support makes a huge contribution to our parish annual income. We are very grateful to Betty Evans for the many years of dedicated service she continues to provide administrating the Gift Aid Scheme on our behalf. BEREAVEMENT RETREAT being held at Minster Abbey on June 1st -3rd. More info: or write to Minster Abbey, Church St. Minster, Nr. Ramsgate, Kent. CT12 4HF Telephone: 01843 821254


AN AUDIENCE WITH ANN WIDDECOMBE Saturday 19th May 2018 at St Thomas Catholic Church, Canterbury. The Kent MS Therapy Centre are delighted to announce that former Conservative Shadow Home Secretary, author and ‘Strictly’ star, The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe DSG, is coming to Canterbury to share stories about her life in order to help raise funds for the Charity. There will also be a Charity Raffle and refreshments available to purchase on the night. As Ann has kindly donated her time for this event, all proceeds will go directly to the Kent MS Therapy Centre. Tickets are £15.00 per person. Doors open at 7pm. The Talk starts at 8pm. To book your tickets please contact Community Fundraiser Victoria Wilsher on or call 01227 470876. THE ARCHDIOCESE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES with Clifton, East Anglia and Northampton Diocese is being led this year by Archbishop Peter Smith. 24th -31st August 2018 - Flights from Stansted. Visit: Or: Or call : 01732 886 666 or 0800 917 357 PARISH BIBLE WEEKEND: 22-24 JUNE. Please keep the dates in mind. More details to follow. COURSE FOR GRANDPARENTS- PASSING ON THE FAITH Come to 4 sessions at St. Theresa’s Ashford. To consider some key points that can help children acquire a solid faith. See leaflets at back of church. Cleaning Group – (C) –Other rotas can be found in the porch The Collections for last week were: 1st Collection - Loose change £521.96. Gift aided £509.20 = £1,031.16 There will be a second collection this weekend for World Communications Sunday. 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. “SVP -Bring some food each week and help someone to eat" CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: Tuesday 2.15 pm; Thursday 7.30 pm. In the Upper Room. All welcome Adoration every weekday: 8.30-9.30a.m. Wednesdays: also after Mass till 12.00 Also Saturday morning, 10.00 to 11.00 with Rosary at 10.45., said for the Parish each week. There is a further opportunity each week: at Convent Chapel, 25 Western Esplanade from 3.00 to 4.00pm 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 –

Parish Newsletter 12/13 May 2018  

Newsletter from the Catholic parish of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Herne Bay (12/13 May 2018)

Parish Newsletter 12/13 May 2018  

Newsletter from the Catholic parish of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Herne Bay (12/13 May 2018)