CURRENT NOTICES


FAREWELL MGR. AUBERT

Mgr. Aubert will soon be leaving our parish to take up the position of Parish Priest
in Doncaster. Mgr’s presence here has been nothing short of vital and he has never been afraid
of turning his hand to any task required, he will be greatly missed,
and we all wish him well in his new parishes.


MASS TIME CHANGES

Click below to read about the upcoming changes to the current Mass Times,
that will come into effect as of Sunday 28 April 2019.

Thank you.


LENTEN DEVOTIONS

Times and locations for praying the Stations of the Cross, and for Adoration
of the Blessed Sacrament throughout Lent can now be viewed via the Prayer menu,
or by clicking below.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS AND
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

You are invited to sign up to be Guardians of the Blessed Sacrament during Exposition,
and/or lead Stations of the Cross during Lent.

Lists are at the back of each Church.


OFFICE OF MORNING PRAYER

Each Wednesday the Office of Morning Prayer will be said at
Church of the Holy Family from 8.00am.
This is an ideal opportunity to increase our devotions in Lent.


CARDS FROM KIRK EDGE

The Piety Stall at the Annunciation Church now has stock of a variety of beautiful cards
from Kirk Edge Convent, including Mothers Day and Easter cards.


IT ISN’T TOO LATE TO SIGN-UP!

If you missed our recent sign-up opportunity,
you can still do so at any time via the Volunteer page in the Parish menu
by clicking below, or by using a form from the back of church.

Please post forms in the sealed boxes at the back of church
(in envelopes at Holy Family).

Thank you.


OFFERTORY ENVELOPES

Boxes of envelopes for 2019/20 are now available at the back of both Churches
near the rear entrance. Please collect your own box, and for Annunciation only, please check
that your address details are correct. If not, then please record the amended details
on the sheet provided. Please remember to put the box number as well as your name and address. 

If you do not have a box and would like one, then a member of the Finance Committee
will be present at the end of each Mass on March 17/24/31 at Annunciation, or for Holy Family
there will be helpers available at the back of Church. If you use the envelope scheme
you do not commit to giving a set amount each week
. If you pay tax and have not signed
a Gift Aid form, these will also be available after each Mass. It costs nothing, only one simple form
needs completing which covers all future years, and the Parish gains an extra 25p for every £1
that you give under the envelope scheme, or by bank standing order payments.
Gift Aid monies are a very important source of funds for us and, by way of example,
over the past 25 years provided sufficient funds for Annunciation to wholly fund the substantial
net cost of the recent re-ordering. Total annual gift aid could be increased substantially
if more parishioners who are tax payers used offertory boxes or standing orders.

Click below for more information on the scheme.


ANNUNCIATION CHILDREN’S LITURGY

Children's Liturgy will take place in the Parish Centre during 9.30am Mass
for all primary school children (and younger with an adult) from 3 March until 7 April.
Just follow the Catechist as we process out from Church
and know where to return to your family at the Offertory.


EYRE CHAPEL FRIENDSHIP GROUP

The Eyre Chapel Friendship Group invite you to their their spring meetings to be held
at The Eyre Chapel, Newbold from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.
Admission to each is £3 and includes light refreshments.

Wednesday 20 March - Anne Peacey on Justice and Peace


CHILDREN’S LITURGY LEADERS

On Thursday 21 March at 8.00pm in the Annunciation Parish Centre,
there will be a planning meeting for the Holy Week Workshop for primary school children,
taking place on Wednesday 17 April.

Extra helpers very welcome.
If you would like to volunteer please click below.


WOMEN’S BLESSED BRUNCH

There will be another Blessed Brunch for all women of the Diocese
on 21 March, at St Joseph’s, 1 Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2RX,
from 10.00am - 12.00 noon. For more info please click below.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME

The First Holy Communion Programme will continue on Saturday 23 March
in the Annunciation Parish Centre.


EYRE CHAPEL MASSES

Please note that Masses will resume at the Eyre Chapel on Wednesday 10 April
and then each month until September. Please see the weekly Mass schedule for dates and times.


PARISH CENTRE/BAR BOOKINGS

For info about hiring the Parish Centre for groups, and other events
please click below.


DERBY ROAD WORKS

For a period of ten weeks, there will be major work at the junction of Derby Road
and St Augustine’s Road. Major traffic diversions will be in operation.
You are advised to check your route to church and allow extra time for your journey.


PARKING FOR MASS AT
CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION

Please note:  the Parish Centre car park on Queen Street is strictly for use
by those with physical disabilities.

Thank you.


TUESDAY CLUB HELP NEEDED

After year upon year of dedicated service, Joe and Jean McElvaney have decided that
it is time to hand the reigns of the Tuesday over 60s Club to someone new.  

If you are interested please speak to Fr Adrian.


NOVENA TO OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR

The Novena this year will begin Tuesday 18 June, nine days before the feast of
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, and take place every evening at 7.00pm
with the exception of Saturday when it will be at 10.30am following the morning Mass,
and Sunday when it will be at 12 noon following the 11.00am Mass.


2019 DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE
TO LOURDES
30 JUNE – 5 JULY  

Booking forms are now available for the 2019 pilgrimage led by Rt. Rev. Bishop Ralph.
Full board, travelling by charter flight direct from Doncaster Airport.
Pilgrims who need medical support or assistance with mobility are very welcome.
Volunteer helpers are needed especially doctors and nurses.
Places are limited this year so please book as early as possible.
For enquiries please click below.


NEW PARISH EVENTS PAGE

We now have a What’s On parish events page that can be accessed via the main menu.
This page is in calendar format and will include parish events throughout the year.

Click below to view.


SAFEGUARDING

For anyone wishing to learn more about, or get involved with Safeguarding
within the Parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace, a Safeguarding page can now be accessed
through the Parish menu or by clicking below.


CHESTERFIELD NIGHT-SHELTER

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.
Thank you.


2019 SUNDAY MISSALS

2019 Missals are now available.
(at a reduced price of £5.00)


DIOCESAN YEAR BOOKS

The new Diocesan Yearbooks are now available from both Churches priced £3.00.


DISCOUNT MAGNIFICAT SUBSCRIPTIONS

Copies of Magnificat will be available in the Church of the Annunciation sacristy
from Sunday 3 February for those who subscribed following the Extraordinary Ministers
day of Recollection. The annual subscription per copy is £42 (or £3.50 per month)
a huge saving on the full subscription price of £4.95 per month.

If there are more parishioners interested in a Magnificat subscription,
please let Fr Adrian or the parish office know.


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. 


CHURCH CLEANERS URGENTLY NEEDED

Our lovely church requires a lot of maintenance.
If you can spare some time to help with the cleaning please see one of our priests.


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. 


RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW

An outing to the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show at Chatsworth is taking place
on Thursday 6 June 2019. A community transport bus will be leaving Cross St
at 10.00am and leaving the show at 4.00pm.
Cost for entrance and transport is £36 and must be made before 5 January.
To make a booking please contact Audrey Powell or Irene in the Parish office.


UPENDO CHILDREN’S HOME
MOSHI, TANZANIA

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 the Parish Council below.


Food Collections

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.


MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGES 2019

The dates for the 2019 pilgrimages to Medjugorje are 9 June for 7 nights half board
(flying from East Midlands Airport) at a cost of £585 per person, and 5 October for 7 nights
half board (flying from Leeds/Bradford Airport) at a cost of £579 per person.
For both pilgrimages, the single room supplement is £130pp and travel insurance £30pp.
Please note that if you pay the deposits for either/both pilgrimages before 31 January 2019,
there is an incentive of £30.

For more information , see the poster in the porch or contact Pete Marshall bellow
on 07807 955836 or click below.