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Parish Office

 

Kindly note that the Parish Office will re-open on Monday 21 May. If you need to contact us please call: 01753 267918 and leave a message on the answerphone or drop a note in the door for Fr Nicholas. Many thanks. 

Pentecost Sunday

 

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. The Feast of Pentecost affirms who we are as the Church – the People of God called to spread the news far and wide of the mighty words and works of Jesus Christ. We especially remember the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the need to invoke his assistance.

 

 

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful
And kindle in them the fire of Your love 
V: Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created 
R: And You shall renew the face of the earth

 

Let us Pray:


O God, Who instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, Grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen

Birthday Thank-You

 

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,


Thank you very much for all your Birthday wishes and for making my birthday a celebration to remember. I sincerely thank everyone that contributed to the delicious food, wonderful cake and BBQ. I received many wonderful messages, cards and gifts throughout this week.  All I can say is that God has truly blessed me with a wonderful family and amazing friends. You are all in my heart and prayers. God bless you.

 

Fr Nicholas 

 

Results of the Parish Survey

 

Good news! The results of our Parish Survey can now be viewed by accessing the analysis document below. Please do take a read. More information about these results will continue to be updated on this website and paper copies of the document will be available in the Church Narthex. Thank you to everyone that participated. 

Survey Analysis
Survey Analysis.docx
Microsoft Word document [255.4 KB]

Sacristan Help

 

We are still looking for people to assist with Sacristan cover over the weekend. If you would like to know more and help on an ocassional basis, please see Father Nicholas.

Easter Sunday

Easter Vigil 2018

Photos from St. Anthonys Easter Vigil are being added to the gallery page over the next couple of days.

Easter Basket Blessing

 

In keeping with previous years, we had a truly blessed Holy Saturday with the blessing of the Easter Baskets. It has become a lovely tradition at St Anthony's. Thank you to all the families that came with their beautifully dressed baskets. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Please visit the photo gallery for more images.

Palm Sunday

On Sunday 25th March, we marked the start of Holy Week at St. Anthony's by celebrating Palm Sunday with a colourful array of palms from our culturally diverse congregation.  

Please see the Gallery page for more images.

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!

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.

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.

Year of Prayer and Vocation

 

Bishop Peter has launched a Year of Prayer and Vocation. The video message  was played in churches on 2nd/3rd December is available to view under our Deanery and Diocesean page. Do take a look as we will be looking at this as a Parish in the coming year.

 

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.

For photographs of all our events, please see our photo gallery.

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 March We have taken a grand total of £60.54. 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 of various homemade cakes, breads, biscuits etc. so do pop in and 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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