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Message from Fr Nicholas

 

Very Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

As many of you begin your summer break, I wish you and your families a well deserved rest. Please do enjoy your time with your nearest and dearest, after all, that is what life is all about. If you are new to the Parish or visiting, you are highly welcome. May God continue to bless you all. You remain in my prayers.

 

I will be taking my annual leave between 2nd August – 14th September (incl). We will have supply priests to cover Masses over that period. Do make them welcome. Thank you!

 

Fr Nicholas

 

Charismatic Prayer Group and Accompanied Prayer Group

 

Our Thursday afternoon Charismatic Prayer Group is now taking a break over the summer and will return in September. More details to follow. However, our Accompanied Prayer Group will continue to meet in the Crypt on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It starts with an informal get-together over tea and coffee at 11.00am, before prayers from 11.30am to 12.30pm. All our welcome.  

 

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 21st - 28th Sept 2018 by British Airways.  Price £560/- half board. There are only 25 places available. Contact Matthew Fernandes on 07958 666067 or Myo at St. Peter’s Pilgrimages on 0208 947 6369.

 

NYMO Summer Camp – 29th July to 2nd August at Alton Castle, Staffordshire. Five days of fun and activities for young Catholics aged between 11 to 18 years old. The cost of this is £195 (£265 actual cost) includes accommodation in the castle, all food, daily Mass and reconciliation, all activities including a day at Alton Towers Theme Park, biking, trekking, climbing, archery, camp fires and much much more. Please see poster on the noticeboard or pick up a leaflet from the Narthex.

 

Autumn Retreat

 

“YOUR GOD WILL BE MY GOD” A retreat based on the book of Ruth, 10.30am – 4pm, Saturday 20th October 2018 at The Bridgettine Guesthouse, Fulmer Common Road, Iver Heath, SL0 0NR. Costs £30/person which includes lunch, tea and coffee. To book contact NORES on 01582 723312 or email: admin@nores.org.uk. Please see poster on noticeboard for more details.

 

Volunteers Required

 

We are still looking for people to assist with various ministries in our Parish. This includes: Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristan cover, Cleaning, General Maintenance, Gardening, Odd Jobs and much more. If you would like to know more and help on an ocassional basis, please see Father Nicholas or Lisa in the office.

Adoremus

 

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool
7th-9th September 2018. 
The pilgrimage will bring people together from across the Dioceses of England and Wales for a time of focus and renewal of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information see: Adoremus

World Meeting of Families - Dublin 2018


The Northampton Youth Ministry Office (NYMO) invites all
young adults aged 16-30yrs to the World Meeting of
Families in Ireland. Pope Francis is travelling to Dublin for
this festival from 21st - 27th August. The trip costs £395
which includes travel, accommodation and conference
tickets. For more information and to book a place, please
email fiona@nymo.org or call Fiona on 01582 720627. 

 

Do you have a Prayer Request?

 

 

Over the years our two parish prayer groups have been an instrumental part of the Church's life. They have given parishioners and their families immense strength and support in times of sorrow and joy. In fact, they have been a great vehicle of prayer that has sustained our Parish through some very challenging times. Despite the loss of of number of key members over the years, both prayer groups are committed to carrying on this important ministry and wish to see these prayer teams grow and flourish. If you have a prayer request that you would like to forward, please see Rochdale Alexis or Eva Antao-Bento. The Charismatic Prayer Group meets at 1.30pm in the Crypt starting from Thursday 1 March 2018 and the Accompanied Prayer Group meets every second and fourth Saturday at 11.30am in the Crypt. Everyone is welcome! This Lent please make a special effort to show your support for these prayer teams.

Lighting Candles in the Chapels

 

We warmly invite parishioners and visitors to a light a candle for their intentions and loved ones in Our Lady Chapel and Our Sacred Heart Chapel. In doing so, please note that all children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a parent/adult when lighting a candle.

 

Also, the minimum cost of a candle is £0.30 each. However, if you are able to give more, please do so and place the money in the slot on the wall next to the light switches. Thank you!

New Parishioners

 

Have you just moved into the area? Are you new to our Parish? If so, a very warm welcome to St Anthony’s! Please pick up a new parishioner pack from the Narthex where you will find some information about our Church or go to Our Parish Office page to view this online. You will find much information about the Parish on this website.

Northampton Streaming Service

 

Northampton Cathedral now has a live streaming service. This means that you can view Masses and/or Services via the internet when you are unable to attend church in person. Please visit Live Stream to see the upcoming schedule, watch something or view a recording.

New Governors/Committee Members

 

Further to Bishop Peter’s request on Education Sunday, we are currently looking for new committee members (previously known as governors) to join St Anthony’s friendly Academy Committee. For more information, please see our newsletter or speak to Fr Nicholas, Natalia Soper or Eva Antao-Bento.

Be Involved

 

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Theresa 

 

The Parish warmly welcomes all volunteers! If you can assist with any of the following, please let Fr Nicholas know: Sacristy work, cleaning, children’s liturgy, repair works, painting, gardening, lifts for parishioners to and from Mass.
If there is something else you can do, please do let him know.

Welcome

 

If you have recently joined the Parish, you are most welcome. We hope that you are settling in well. Please do make yourself known to Fr Nicholas or the Parish Office. Parish Welcome Packs are available from the Church Narthex. 

 

Tea/Coffee Morning Donations - Sunday

 

If you would like to donate any cakes, biscuits, tea, coffee, fruit etc. They will be gratefully received. Alternatively, if you are able to increase your financial donation, that would be wonderful!

 

A big thank to everyone that helped and supported our tea and coffee mornings. For the month of  May. Our takings were £77.36. If you are new to our Parish, please pop into the Crypt after Mass on a Sunday - we would love to see you. Our tea and coffee mornings are run solely on donations so do support us and give generously. All donations recieved go towards the upkeep of the Crypt. 

 

Sick and Housebound

 

If you know of any parishioners that are sick or housebound that would like to receive Holy Communion, please let Fr Nicholas know or contact the Parish Office. 

 

Eucharistic Minister Readers and Counters Rotas

 

These are now available on the website under Mass Intentions and Rotas.

 

After Mass Tidy Up

 

We are looking for a small team of volunteers to help tidy up after Mass. This includes putting away the hymn books, Mass cards, kneelers and making sure the Church is neat and tidy for its next service.  If you would like to assist in anyway or join a rota, please see Fr Nicholas. 

Prayers for the Sick

 

Please continue to pray for the sick of our Parish and those that have asked for your prayers. If you know of anyone that would like a mention in our bidding prayers, please let Father, the Deacons or the Parish Office know.

Weekly Mass Readings

 

Can now be found here! Weekly Readings

 

Prayer to St Anthony

 

Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find {mention your petition} which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquillity of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favour I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

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