Our Lady of Victories News

FR CHRIS WRITES

 

Today we celebrate World Mission Sunday. There is a reflection on the back of the Newsletter. Last weekend we celebrated an on-line prayer meeting  for Prisons which was wonderful and also our CAFOD collection raised £885.95. Thank you.

 

Also: Please not meeting about stewards has been postponed a week to Thursday 29 October at 6.30 pm.

 

May God bless you all.

 

Fr Chris

 

N.B. ESSENTIAL: 

 

It is absolutely essential to pre book your intention of coming to Mass. Unless you have previously booked, and all places are filled to our limited capacity, it will not be possible or permissible for us to let you in. It goes without saying that this disappoints and hurts us as much as  it does you, and especially so the stewards who have the responsibility to implement the very strict rules and regulations imposed on us by Government Law, together with our Church Compliance and implementing of those laws. Also please note that nobody should, or can enter the Church for Mass without being greeted and taken to a seat by one of the stewards.

 

Who do I contact to reserve a place?

 

For those wishing to come to the 6.00 pm Mass on Saturday please ring Angela Wade on 01858 462293 between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

For those wishing to come to the 9.00 am Mass on Sunday please ring Jo Shellard on 01858 440983 between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

For those wishing to come to the 11.00 am Mass on Sunday please ring Stephen McGlone on 01858 465939 between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

Please only ring on the above stated evenings and times.

 

Reminders

 

Don’t forget to bring and wear a Face Mask.

 

Please follow the stewards requests at all times.

 

Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church.

 

 

Please remain seated or standing during Mass. Do not kneel.

 

Remember the Church must be cleaned and sanitised after every service.

 

Please remember also that all toilets WILL NOT be in use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your help and cooperation in everyway is required and expected.

 

You must book beforehand to come to Mass because of limited places.

 

Because we are observing the distance of a metre plus, face Masks must be worn by all from the moment you step inside the Church door, to the end of Mass when you step outside the Church door.

 

If you happen to forget to bring your mask, we have some disposable ones available for you to purchase at 60p. each. We would request that children of 12 years and upwards, wear a mask during Mass.

 

Both Church doors will be open. Those wishing to sit on Our Lady’s statue side of the Church, please enter through the front door entrance on Coventry Road.  (See update above now that the colder weather is with us.)

      

Those wishing to sit on the Sacred Heart Altar side, please enter by the side doors on Fairfield Road.

 

After you have sanitised your hands, you will be taken to your seat by a steward. During Mass, you can remain seated or stand as you wish, but please do not kneel. You will leave the Church through the door you came in through.

 

Whilst our car parks will be opened, you will have to walk around the outside to enter the Church. You will not be able to come through the Hall doors as you normally will have done.

 

Also please be aware that the toilets will not be in use.

 

With every good wish to you all, and God’s blessings to you and your loved ones.

 

Fr Chris

 

ALSO PLEASE NOTE:

 

A) All Face Masks must cover both mouth and nose.

B) Exit via Church door you entered through.

C) Please try your utmost to social distance within the Church, whilst exiting and outside the church doors.

D) DO NOT KNEEL during Mass, so as to avoid less contact with pew fronts and also to regulate and control the social distancing.

E) Try to follow the directives of the stewards and cooperate with them all the way.

F) As the church itself and all contact points within the building that might have been touched have to be sanitised immediately after every Mass it is essential that the church is emptied as smoothly and quickly as possible after every service.

G) Make sure you sanitise your hands on entry and exiting the church.

H) Mass books or any kind of handout are not permitted on entry.

I) Thanks to our stewards and thank you to all for your great understanding of the need and your cooperation.

 

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT VENTURED BACK TO MASS AS YET! 

 

You maybe interested to know that there are some changes:

1. As already printed, you must pre-book for weekend Mass. This is necessary to maintain the social distancing in Church. When you book you will be told which door to come through, also exiting through that same door.

2. Sunday Masses will be much shorter than previous. No music or Singing is permitted.

3. Priests are encouraged to give shorter homilies.

4. Strict guidelines must be follows in approaching for Holy Communion.

5. The Church doors will be left open during the celebration to allow a

6.  healthy airflow through the Church.

7. A shorter and quicker celebration means a shorter time together in the building.

 

In short: Come back to your Sunday Mass when you feel you are ready and comfortable with that responsibility.  The choice is yours.  We will do our best to welcome you back to your “Spiritual Home” and ensure your safety.

 

NOVEMBER DEAD LIST 

 

The Catholic Tradition of praying for the Holy Souls, particularly our own departed family and friends, takes on a special focus in November. During this month and during the rest of the year Masses will be offered with this intention in mind.

 

If you would like to make a list of your deceased loved ones, it will be placed near the Altar during our November Masses. An offering is given and a series of Masses are offered for all our dead Loved ones in November and throughout the year. 

 

Forms and Envelopes  are available as you leave Church.

 

TOGETHER, WE ARE CARITAS:

 

Building social action in the Diocese of Nottingham - Saturday 7 November 2020 by Zoom (with a telephone option). Nottingham Diocese is joining Caritas, the Church’s worldwide ministry of charity.  Soon our parish will be part of one of the biggest humanitarian organisations on the planet – and you are invited to be part of it. Join Bishop Patrick, Caritas Social Action Network, the diocesan Justice & Peace Commission and Catholics from all round our diocese.  In two 90-minute online sessions at 11.00 am and 1.30 pm we’ll take practical steps, in parishes and chaplaincies across the diocese, to bring the Gospel to life, locally and globally.  For details and booking visit www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/faithintoaction or call 07470 907656 for further information.

 

PRISON FELLOWSHIP ANGEL TREE PROJECT:

 

The local Prison Fellowship group will be running the Angel Tree project this year at HMP Gartree and would like your help.  

 

The purpose of this  project is to purchase Christmas presents for children of some of the prisoners. The gifts will be sent to the children as from their dads. The value of each gift will be approx. £15. The aim is to alleviate some of the sadness experienced by the prisoners and their families at Christmas time. Angel Tree provides a crucial link between innocent children and their imprisoned father. If you would like to help with this project, either with a donation or a suitable gift you will be given a gift tag with the first name, age and gender of the child. The present will be wrapped in Christmas paper by a member of Prison Fellowship and a hand written gift tag from their dad will be attached to make it extra special. 

 

All presents will be posted so please keep them light. Thank you for your kindness this is very much appreciated by the prisoners, their families, staff and the chaplaincy.  Please contact Maureen Douglas 07966 515115. Thank you.

 

MASS IN CHURCH:

After review we have decided that as a rule we should keep the doors open during Masses at the present time.  We are hoping to introduce a Monday Mass at 10.00am or 9.00am soon. Any Comments about the time? We need to keep praying as the infection rates seem to be rising.

PS New Stewards needed:  Information / training evening on Thursday 29 October at 6.30 pm (this has been moved from this week) in the Small Hall. If you are interested in being a Steward please contact Judith Snaith on 419108 or come along.

FROM SPUC: Sign the petition to save the right to save lives

Pro-abortion MPs in Parliament want to stop pregnant women getting help outside abortion clinics by calling for buffer zones. SPUC is campaigning to save the right for peaceful Pro-Life vigils to take place. Hundreds of children are alive today in this country because their mother met a loving Pro-Life person just before they walked into the abortion clinic. We must protect this vital work.

Please sign our petition to save the right to save lives. It only takes a minute of your time, but it could mean a lifetime for an unborn baby. You can sign the petition here: https://spuc.org.uk/SaveTheRightToSaveLives

ALSO FROM SPUC: HELP STOP DIY ABORTIONS:

During the Coronavirus pandemic unborn babies and their mothers have been at even greater risk of abortion.  The Government’s “pills through the post”, brought in as Covid measure, means that over 23,000 women in England and Wales aborted their baby at home during lockdown. Please help us to spread the truth about DIY abortion and save women and babies from the tragedy of abortion.

 

Will you deliver pro-life information leaflets about DIY abortions door-to-door in your area? Every leaflet could make the difference to a vulnerable woman and save a baby’s life. Please go to our website to learn more and order some leaflets. Or you can order leaflets by calling SPUC on 020 7091 7091.

GIFT AID: MARKET HARBOROUGH:

Many thanks to all who continue giving to the Parish at this strange time. Many people have been dropping in their offering after Mass or through the Presbytery door. I know many are still shielding at home. You can of course give on line through direct transfer to the Parish Bank Account which is:

 

Name of account: Our Lady of Victories, Market Harborough RCP

Sort Code: 30-95-47

Account: 00068953

 

Just put a note to say it is church donation. If You are a Tax payer you can pick up a Gift Aid Form (if you have not completed one) at the Church or email Fr Chris at parishpriest@olvic.com and I can send you one by email. We can claim an extra 25% on top of anything you give if you are tax payer.

 

REQUIESCANT IN PACE: (Anniversary 1st - 31st October)

Bertha Romancyk 1987; Paul Alfred Kuhnert 1987; Ethel Emma McCarthy 1987; Aleksander Hugo Turek;

Winifred Veronica Dudgeon 1987; Margaret Mary Roskell; Francis Doherty 1989; Jan Lubudek 1990;

Martyn Shiers 1991; Patrick William Murphy 1992; Antonio Guadagnini 1992; Zygmunt Raymond Partyka 1993;

Saivana (Pip) Magnani 1993; Dorothy Norah Payne 1994; Margaret Ann Langridge 1994;

Margaret Francis Jenkins 1994; Dawn Magdalen Robinson 1996; Sylvia Agnes Palmer 1997;

Daisy May Collins 1998; Helena Szymbirska 1998; Frederick Willoughby 1998; Michael Stanway 1999;

James Henry Aitkin 2000; Kethleen Monica Day 2000; Charlotte Mary Matthews 2001; Peter Stanley Tooms 2001;

Brian Cope 2001; Margaret Marie Thomas 2002; Gerald McCusker 2002; Margaret Mary Pickbourne 2002;

Caterina Palma Sellechia 2003; Joseph Francis Tatlock 2003; Margaret Watts 2003; John Joseph O’Connor 2003;

Rose Makin 2004; Edna May Bale 2005; Mikokaj 2005; James McCabe 2005; Tony Roy Patrick 2006;

Rosemary Frances Danby 2007; Rosemary Danby 2007; Joanna Leahy 2008; Maria Sedlak 2010;

Joseph Campbell 2010; Tony Moore 2011; Joan Goodman 2011; Patricia Mary Leeson 2011; Rene Wells 2012;

Winifred Caldwell  2012; Jimmy Brotherdale 2012; Pauline Tooms 2013; James Lawrence McAleer 2014;

Frank Cunningham 2014; Emma O’Malley 2014; Thomas Christopher Joseph O’Connell 2015;

Kathleen McCann 2019; Emilia Fialowska 2019; & Ronald Kempster; Mgr Harry Hunt 1956; Fr Frederick Askew 1962;

Fr Edward Rowles 1964; Canon John Buckley 1965; Fr Frank Lang 1966; Canon Louis Williamson 1967;

Canon James Beel 1981; Fr Frank Quinn 1983; Fr James Day 1985; Mgr Kazimierz Krzyabowski 1988;

Fr Bernard Brownbill 1990; Fr Ambrose Steen 1991; Fr Laurence Connell 1991; Fr Patrick Blackwell 1992;

Fr Eric Whitehouse 1992; Fr Dan Ainsworth 1993; Fr Patrick Mulligan 1994; Fr Marian Cieselski 1994;

Fr Philip O’Mara 1995; Fr John McDermott 1995; Fr Joseph Calnan 1998; Fr Sylvester Cotter 1998;

Fr William Ellis 1998

 

Eternal rest give unto the, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

 

SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2020 - TODAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

 

Reflection 2020 WORLD MISSION SUNDAY 2020 :

 

World Mission Sunday is celebrated in every Catholic community in the world. It provides us with a moment of grace to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression. On this day through prayer, reflection and material help we express our support of missionaries from all continents who are striving to preach and live the Gospel among those have yet to receive it.

 

Sister Nilcéia is a Brazilian missionary working in a health clinic in a remote area of Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. She has responded to God’s call by devoting her life to the practical care and spiritual nourishment of the most vulnerable. Please read more about her work on pages 12-13 and 16-17 of Mission Today.

 

She says: ‘Our small clinic is an oasis of hope. Despite the challenges, we persevere in this work because we love God and we love His people. I believe in the goodness of God and we serve as Jesus did. But sometimes, the darkness seems very dark. We share all that we have but sometimes it is not enough to save a sick child. The need here in Malawi is great but the Lord is faithful, and we continue to serve. We take courage from knowing you are with us in this mission. Together we are one family, one faith, one Church, and together we share love through good actions’.

 

In the Holy Father's message for World Mission Sunday, he says: ‘The Church continues the mission of Jesus and sends us everywhere so that, through our witness and the proclamation of the Gospel, God may continue to manifest his love and transform hearts, societies and cultures’. Missio, the Holy Father’s charity for world mission, helps Churches too poor or too young to support themselves. What you donate today will make a difference to struggling communities throughout the world. ‘God continues to look for those whom he can send forth into the world and to the nations to bear witness to his love, his deliverance from sin and death, his liberation from evil’ (Pope Francis). This World Mission Sunday, how will we share God’s love with those near and far?

 

Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this very important collection which will sustain the future of our Church. Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation, if possible: www.missio.org.uk

 

 

PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION: 

 

I recommend that you pray this prayer every. morning.

 

A “Spiritual Communion” encouraged when we are unable to receive Holy Communion Sacramentally. This prayer was composed by St Alphonsus  Liguori:

 

My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since this moment I cannot receive you sacramentally, I embrace you as being already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

 

QUESTIONS PEOPLE ARE ASKING:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why have you changed Mass times?

 

This is a temporary measure, so that those who have to clean and sanitise the Church after everybody has gone on a Saturday evening, can do so without disturbance and get to their homes in reasonable time. Likewise on Sunday Mornings, there must be at least an hour to give time for cleaning and getting ready for the 11a.m Mass.

 

Why no Mass at Husbands Bosworth?

 

The Church has not been approved for reopening for services. Because it is so small and narrow, Social Distancing would create big problems, with very few being able to attend, so it will remain without it’s Sunday Morning Mass until further notice.

 

Why are only so few allowed to go to any one Mass:

 

As already stated many, many times, we must adhere to Social Distancing. The Church has had to be adapted to the maximum it can admit for any one service.

 

Why are we asked to wear a Face Mask in Church?

 

Again because we have opted for the metre plus in distancing, as against the 2 metre, we are required to wear a Mask for obvious reasons.

 

Why can’t we sing our hymns and have music?

 

To prevent the droplets from your mouth from spreading further out. Apparently singing spreads the droplets further afield than just speaking.

 

Why are we not using our Mass books?

 

To prevent the spread of any germs which might be already there, or which may attach themselves from your hands to the surface of the cover or the pages.

 

Why only one Reader and why must she/he sanitise and wear gloves during that ministry?

 

One Reader cuts down the movement within the Church, also helping to curtail any possibility of passing on any signs of the virus to anybody else. Gloves are worn because the Lectionary and microphone may be touched inadvertently or otherwise by the Reader.

 

Why are we not allowed to pick up a Newsletter on our way in to Mass as against when leaving?

 

Any paper, books etc. that you might touch can become infected. So the idea is that any loose leaflets such as the Newsletter, should be picked up on your way out and taken away with you. Please, please, do not leave any loose leaflets, papers, sheets of any kind behind you in Church. Take them home with you and dispose of them appropriately.

 

Why are we not allowed to walk along the Cloister and go through the Rooms etc. to the Hall and into the car park as we have always done.? 

 

Again for very practical reasons. Any area that has been used for whatever reason or for access, must be cleaned and sanitised. The less area and equipment used, the less the cleaning afterwards by our volunteer stewards.

 

What is the biggest change we can expect next Sunday, or whenever we feel ready and able to go back to Mass:

 

The biggest change will be the lay out of the Church and being shepherded by stewards, remembering that you will not be able to sit in your customary seat, that you will not be able to ramble around to greet or chat with your friends whom you have not seen for weeks. There will be a complete change in atmosphere in the Church. The celebration of Mass will be much shorter than usual, to try and prevent you being “indoors together” for as short as possible. But your great reward, happiness and joy, will be in being able to receive our Divine Lord again in Holy Communion. What a blessing that will be for all of you who have been denied that joy, that great privilege of receiving your Eucharistic Lord for such a long time. Like St. Paul you will be saying :  “I live, now not I, but Christ lives in me”.

 

Will we be able to receive Holy Communion?

 

Yes indeed you will in the hand only, through the Sacred Host. You will not be able to receive from the Chalice. You will receive further instructions at Mass re. approach, keeping the correct distance, stretching out your hand as far as possible, and how you will return to your place. Again following the advice of the stewards will be absolutely essential for all of us. By the way, you will not see any Altar Servers on the Altar for the time being, or anybody allowed on to the Sanctuary except the Eucharistic Minister(s) on duty. He/she will have to sanitise, keeping the Social Distancing, as will the Priest, before and after distribution.

 

Why are we using both Church doors for entry and exit?

 

Again in the hope that this will help with the Social Distancing required. Those entering the side doors will be asked to use the seats on the Sacred Heart Altar side. Those who come through the front doors on Coventry Road will be asked to use the seats on Our Lady’s Statue side of the Church. You will leave the Church via the door you entered through.  (See update above now that the colder weather is with us.)

 

Please remember the importance of the required Social Distancing.

 

Lastly, remember that during this time of pandemic, only those who feel ready, those who feel comfortable with it, those who are fit and healthy, should consider coming to Mass. Those with serious underlying health issues, and those who are very elderly, should not consider coming at this time. Remember your Sunday obligation to attend Mass has been suspended during this time. So please do not take any chances if you are not comfortable. Do not take any risk, and certainly do not put others in any danger of risk. For those who cannot come for whatever reason, at this time, be assured that you will be in the thoughts and prayers of all who can, and will come to Mass. God bless you all and keep safe.

 

WANTED: WANTED:

 

Your foreign coins and used or unused stamps - all can be sorted and valued, with profits to our Bazaar fund.

See Fr Chris or Mick Crook for further information.

 

DATA PROTECTION:

 

All data is stored securely on computer and access is limited to the Parish Priest and a small number of people authorised by the priest, to assist with parish administration. The Diocese remains the sole Data Controller (i.e. has responsibility for the use and control of this data), even where processing is carried out by parishes. The Diocesan Policy can be found at http://www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/data-protection-policy

 

WHO SHOULD REGISTER?

 

All who are associated with the Parish in any way are invited to register. When completing the form please use BLOCK CAPITALS and complete all relevant boxes. If there is not enough room on the form for any information please use the reverse. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

FAIR TRADE:

 

Market Harborough Fairtrade Town are promoting a bag of Rice can change a life in September and October. If they can sell NINETY one-kilogram bags of Kilombero rice then: ONE Malawian rice farmer can afford to send ONE of his/her children to secondary school for ONE year. Kilombero rice £2.99 will be available from The Oxfam Shop, The Growing Tree in Manor Walk,  Anita Beer 07910 073436.

 

WE NEED THEM!

 

Yes, don’t forget to bring along your used postage stamps and foreign or old coins. We can use them. Just pop them into the box marked for that purpose in the cloister.

 

HAVE YOU BEEN AWAY?  WANT TO CATCH UP ON PARISH NEWS?

 

If you have been away and want to catch up on what's been happening in the parish you can now read the Parish Newsletters for the previous four weeks.  Click the "Newsletters" button at the top of this page.  You can also download a copy of this week's Newsletter.

 

JUBILEE FOODBANK: 

 

We are grateful for your generous support and would ask you to continue with your donations please. The following items are urgently required:

 

· Fruit Juice

· Tinned Sponge Puddings

· Tinned Meat Pies

· Tinned Meat

 

All non perishable donations will be appreciated. There is also an urgent need for more volunteers to help at the Foodbank. Those interested can leave their details at the Congregational Church Office on 01858 462376 or via email at jubileefoodbankmh@gmail.com

 

ACTIVE GROUP FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA:

 

Great news for Market Harborough. In addition to the Carers Support Group there will now be an Activity Group for people with Dementia. We are looking for people who would like to volunteer for the Activity Group on a Friday morning from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm. You will be involved in welcoming people with dementia and their carers and helping people with dementia to take part in a variety of discussions and activities. Please contact Alison Chaplin of Alzheimer's Society on 0116 231 1111

 

THE THIRD WORLD GROUP

 

sell clothes on e-bay to raise funds for their charities.  Last year, thanks to your very generous donations, we raised £1,000 in this way.  Life is busy and we have had very few donations recently.  This is a gentle reminder that we still use this method to fundraise and are most grateful for your donations. When the weather breaks and you get out your winter wardrobe please remember us.  Clothes can be left in our box in the cloisters.  Thank you.

 

GOING INTO HOSPITAL FOR ANY REASON!

 

If so please ask your family, or if you are well enough to do so yourself, to let the Catholic Chaplain know that you are there. Otherwise you will not have a visit from the Catholic Chaplaincy or be able to receive Holy Communion. Under the Data Protection Act, the hospital staff can no longer reveal to any chaplain, or to anybody else enquiring, the religion of any patient in their care. The same applies to Residential Homes and other places of care. The onus is now on the patient or their family to inform the Chaplain.

 

COMMUNITY COMPANIONS - Supporting Older People back into the heart of their communities: 

 

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL) has been offering a befriending service in the Harborough District for over 14 years and are keen to recruit more volunteers who could visit an older person for 1 - 2 hours a week. Training and ongoing support are given, and travel costs are covered. If you could volunteer, or you would like a befriender to visit you, please contact Rohini Corfield (Community Champions Project Manager) or Jenny Young on 01858 439262.   More information is available at www.VASL.org.uk/our-projects/community-champions

 

SUPPORT FOR CARERS:

 

The Market Harborough Carers Support Group facilitated by Alison Chaplin meets on the first Friday of every month at 10am at the Coffee Lounge of the Methodist Church on Northampton Road. This group gives carers an invaluable opportunity to share some of their experience of caring for a loved one with dementia. There is also an opportunity to hear about the latest news from Alzheimer’s Society and to look at books and leaflets about dementia, including many written from a Christian perspective. If you or anyone you know is in a caring situation, do let them know about the group. Contact Alison on 0116 031 1111 (alison.chaplin@alzheimers.or.uk). Or just turn up on the day and Alison will be thee to welcome you.

 

Alzheimer’s Society is also looking for volunteer befrienders in Market Harborough and area. The volunteer befriender enables a person with dementia to participate in an activity they would like to do in the community - perhaps going out for a cup of tea, shopping, going for a walk, doing a sport or taking a class. The befriender needs to be available for a session of up to 4 hours a week between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm Mondays to Fridays. It is useful to be able to drive too. Volunteers will receive induction and ongoing training and support from the Befriending Manager. If you would like to hear more, please contact Alison as above.

 

BOWER HOUSE: 

 

The Bower House Christian Counselling Service offers counselling and help to people of the local community. We are open from 9 am to 9 pm and need Support Worker volunteers to offer hospitality within the house as well as some admin. such as answering the phone and taking referrals.  We have a lovely band of volunteers but could do with more help. How will you be spending your time this autumn and winter? Could you offer a three hours slot once a week or once a fortnight? If you are interested please ring Jadz Bower, Chris Hodgson or Jeanette Payne on 01858 469257 or drop in to see us between 9 am and 5 pm.

 

TORCH BOOK GROUP:

 

The Torch Book Club requires sighted people to be part of their group. They meet at the Congregational Church room on 1st Friday of the month from 2 pm - 4 pm. Book of the month ‘Faith like Potatoes’. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to find out more please contact Angela Butlin 01858 467419.

 

AFRICAN CHURCH NEEDS ROSARY BEADS

 

The developing Church in Africa is in need of Rosary Beads.  If you have a surplus Rosary, or part of a Rosary, beads, or crosses and centre pieces surplus to requirement, please hand them to Vanessa, Lisa or Fr Chris.

 

USED CLOTHES FOR THE THIRD WORLD:

 

Just a reminder that the Third World Group eBay’s clothes in order to raise funds, so if you have been sorting out you wardrobes after incorporating all the Christmas newbie’s please pass your cast-off’s onto us.  We do get money for rags, so everything is most welcome.  Please mark bags clearly with “For 3rd World”.  Thank you for your continuing support.

 

THE LIFE GROUP:

 

wish to thank each and everyone for their gifts to the “LIFE SHOP”.  When bringing in goods for the LIFE SHOP, can they be clearly marked with “LIFE” on the outside of the plastic bag.  Small items of furniture will also be welcome, but please contact the Life Shop direct for collection.  Please DO NOT place small furniture in the Cloister for collection.

 

INTERPRETING THE LAW:

 

Our Diocesan advisors have informed us that legacies left in wills, directly to the parish, should really be directed to the  registered charity.  The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham is the registered charity.  The advice given, is to encourage parishioners contemplating leaving a legacy via their will to their parish, and to make sure the parish will be the beneficiary , is to direct the legacy to the Registered Charity - the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham with strict instruction that it is (in our case) for the parish of Our Lady of Victories, Market Harborough.

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR TORCH:

 

Torch Trust is an international Christian Mission that aims to help people with sightless to discover faith in Christ and live fulfilling Christian lives.  They are continually developing their service for blind and partially sighted people and as a result the volunteer needs are also changing.   Perhaps you know someone who has recently retired and is looking to use their gifts and skills, honed in the workplace, in a new avenue.  Or perhaps you know someone who has been long termed unemployed, volunteering can help to raise self esteem and build new skills that can go on the CV with a view of getting back into work. 

 

Further information on what volunteering roles are available can be found on the poster on the notice board.

 

"The Lord's Day" -

 

Weekly Newsletter of the Watermead Apostolate:  http://www.watermead-apostolate.com/lords_day.html

 

NEWS ITEMS FOR THE WEBSITE: 

 

This webpage is updated from the Weekly Newsletter.  Sometimes due to shortage of space it is not possible to include everything in the weekly Parish Newsletter. If you would like an item published on the website please email any items to newsletter@olvic.com 

 

We can only publish items which meet the criteria for inclusion in the weekly Parish Newsletter.