40 Hours of
To conclude the Celebrations of the Jubilee Year of Our Sisters there will be ‘Quarantore’
40 Hours of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December.
This will begin with Mass at 6.00am on Friday and conclude with Night Prayer and Benediction
at 10.00pm on Saturday. This is an important event in preparation for Christmas
as you can gain a Plenary Indulgence for yourselves or your deceased or living loved ones.
ANNUNCIATION RETREAT DAY
An exciting workshop, retreat day will be taking place at Church of the Annunciation
on Saturday 8 December, following 10.00am Mass.
It is hoped that this will be an informal and relaxed opportunity to meet with fellow parishioners,
to listen to one another, and reflect on our journey together in Christ.
There will also be accompanying talks.
You are invited to bring some food to share. Refreshments will be provided.
CATHEDRAL OF ST MARIE – SHEFFIELD
22 TO 24 NOVEMBER 2018
England to be rededicated as the Dowry of Mary in 2020.
As part of the spiritual preparation for the rededication, the Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham
is visiting every Catholic English Cathedral!
The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will be in the Diocese of Hallam
for a three day triduum of prayer between 22 and 24 November.
The 2020 rededication will be the offering of the faith of the people of this country
to the Mother of God, to seek Our Lady’s prayers for the loving care and protection of our country.
“The contemplation of the great mystery of the Incarnation has drawn all Christian nations
to venerate her from whom came the first beginnings of our Redemption.
But we English, being the servants of her special inheritance and her own dowry,
as we are commonly called, ought to surpass others in the fervour of our praises and devotions.”
Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury 1399
"A moment of great promise …. for the Church in this country and for our mission"
Cardinal Vincent Nichols
On the weekend of 24/26 November Bethlehem Art will return to the Annunciation Church
to display their Olive wood religious items which can be purchased or ordered
(depending on availability).
ANNUNCIATION CHILDRENS LITURGY
Children's Liturgy will take place during Sunday 9.30am Mass from 11 November to 16 December.
All primary school aged children are welcome.
From 1 December to 31 March, there will be a Night-Shelter in Chesterfield.
Hosted by a different Church each night of the week.
Wednesday's Night-Shelter will be at Annunciation Hall
The guests will be given a hot meal in the evening and a breakfast in the morning.
During the night, paid trained employees will supervise.
However, volunteers are needed to help with the meals.
Could you volunteer from 7.00pm to 10pm or 6.30am to 8.00am?
If so please click below to obtain all the details and an application form.
MISSIO RED BOXES
Would parishioners with a red mission Box (Missio/Mill Hill) please return them
to either the Annunciation or Holy Family Church ASAP in order that they may be counted
and forwarded to the Mill Hill Fathers
2019 SUNDAY MISSALS
2019 Missals are now available.
(at a reduced price of £5.00)
READERS AND OFFERTORY PROCESSION
There is a great shortage of volunteers - individuals or families - for the Offertory Procession
at all Masses especially 7.00pm. Please consider participating in this important ministry.
The more there are the less often your turn comes around.
ANNUNCIATION MUSIC MINISTRY
Please consider joining our music ministry at the Annunciation.
The music is now identical for both the 9.30am and 11.00am Mass
and we perform in a range of different styles, led by three different musicians on rotation,
who each bring their own styles and expertise with them.
We rehearse on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm in the church,
and would really like new members, both to sing and/or play an instrument.
PARISH TODDLER GROUP
The parish toddler group has now relocated to St Joseph’s Little Scholars Nursery
(42 Newbold Road). We will meet every week at the nursery
in school term-time between 9.15am – 11.30am – All are welcome.
For more information please contact Cath on 07932 751048.
SVP CHRISTMAS GIFTS
The SVP is hoping to continue its tradition of distributing Christmas gifts to the needy
of Chesterfield, and is once more appealing to the generosity and imagination of
the Annunciation and Holy Family parishioners in donating presents.
If you are able to help, please wrap your gift and attach a ‘post-it note’ to identify the contents:
e.g. building bricks for toddler 8-15 months, pyjamas for boy 7-8 years, jigsaw for girl 10-12 years,
toiletries for young/older woman, wash bag and contents for young/older man etc.
Children’s toys and gifts suitable for teenagers would be particularly welcome this year.
If possible the present should be unused, particularly in the case of cosmetics.
Please place the gift in the SVP box, which will be placed at the back of The Annunciation
and Holy Family Churches over the weekends of 17/18 November and 24/25 November.
The gifts will then be selected by our members at the beginning of December for distribution
around the Parish prior to Christmas.
LET IT BE FILM VIEWING
We are running an exciting café (Catholic Faith Exploration) on the life of Mary, past and present. Filmed around the world with well known experts and down-to-earth testimonies
about how the example and prayer of Mary can help us grow in our everyday faith.
As part of the course you will get your own Let it Be book (cost of £2)
which covers the main content of the film, plus lots of follow-on info and daily prayer reflections.
The final film will be shown 7.00pm on Wednesday 21 November in the small parish hall
and will be followed by refreshments.
CALLING ALL WOMEN OF THE DIOCESE
We wish to invite you to another 'blessed brunch' on Saturday 24 November
at Church of the Annunciation Parish Centre 10.00am - 12.00 noon.
An informal time to get together as women of the diocese, have a natter, pray
and eat lots of lovely food. All are welcome!!
For more information please click below.
The last jumble sale for the year will be held on Saturday 1 December and as always
your donations of clothes, shoes, toys and bric-a-brac are required.
To arrange a delivery/collection please contact Chris on 01246 229517.
FAITH IN OUR FAMILY AT ADVENT
During Advent families with children aged 3-11 are invited to come along to reflect
on Advent together through child friendly activities. The sessions will be held on
Sundays 2nd, 9th and 16th December from 2.00pm - 3.30pm. A donation of £2.00per family
is suggested to cover the cost of refreshments and craft materials.
If you would like to attend please contact Sandra below, stating how many family members
will be attending and the Sundays you would like to attend.
ADVENT PREPARATION AT EDLINGTON
St Marys Church, Edlington in conjunction with the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal
invite you to celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas in the presence
of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday 4 December at 7.00pm.
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the church hall.
CAROLS AND CAKES!
Friday 28 December,
Carols, Cakes and family fun, at Annunciation Church from 5.00pm.
More details and tickets to be announced.
OF HOLY COMMUNION
This has now been rearranged for Saturday 19 January 2019.
All ministers should attend and further details will follow.
The day will begin with Adoration at 9.00am followed by Mass at 10.00am.
ST WILFRIDS CENTRE
Did you know that volunteers in our kitchen and café gave around
371 hours in August and accounted for 30% of all volunteer hours?
Or that volunteers who act as greeters at the door gave 100 hours
in September and 114 hours in August, opening the door
and welcoming clients, visitors, volunteers and staff to the centre?
We have 138 volunteers and their average age is 58.
By volunteering with St Wilfrid’s Centre you will be helping
to support homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults.
We are always looking for new volunteers in our many different roles.
We especially need door greeters (Monday afternoon)
and people willing to cover holidays and sickness.
Afternoon café volunteers are also needed, and wood-workshop helpers.
We offer training, support and pay travel expenses.
If you would like further information please contact Tracey
(Volunteers Co-ordinator) by clicking below.
UPENDO CHILDREN’S HOME
Please remember the children
and the Sisters in your prayers.
To get involved with the Upendo Children's Home projects
in any way please contact Sheila Nyland.
Food collections are still needed for the various organisations.
Please click below for more information.
Coping with Loss
Coping with loss of any kind,
(bereavement, separation, divorce, health, employment, trust)
St Joseph’s Convent, Newbold Road, Chesterfield S41 7PL.
To arrange an appointment please call 01298 872 645.
This is a free service.
Donations can be made at a person’s discretion.
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