CURRENT NOTICES


PREPARING TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION

On the way to Mass, think about what you are going to do:
Gather in your mind and heart your joys and burdens and prepare to present them to the Lord.

As you come into church bless yourself with Holy Water and before entering the pew,
genuflect and make the sign of the cross. As you wait for Mass to start be still in mind and heart.

As you wait to receive Holy Communion speak to God in prayer –
use prayers you know or use your own heartfelt prayers.

When the priest or minister shows you the Sacred Host, look at it and say ‘Amen’ with faith and hope. 
Return to your place and join in the hymn and also thank God that you now have
communion with Him.


MARY’S MEALS BACKPACK PROJECT

Our parish is involved in the Mary’s Meals Backpack project which provides children
in developing countries with school-wares and clothes.
Items such as stationary, children’s’ clothes (4 – 12 years), balls etc can be placed in a backpack
and labelled boy/girl accordingly and brought to the church/parish office.

Please note: no foodstuffs or liquids due to customs. 


WELCOME!

We welcome Fr. Joseph Kimoga from Uganda who will be assisting in the Parish
for the next few weeks. In these times of priest shortages, his presence is a very welcome
addition to the clergy.


39th ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGIMAGE
TO WALSINGHAM

The annual Walsingham Piilgrimage will this year take place on Saturday 27 July
and will be led by Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR. During the day, the Holy Mile walk will begin at 2.15pm
and a Vigil Mass at the National Shrine will be celebrated at 4.00pm. A coach will depart from
Cross Street, Chesterfield at 8.30am prompt and return at approx 9.00pm.
Cost for adults is £18 and children and students are £12. To reserve a place or for more information
please contact Angela Norwood on 01246 851239.


MARY’S MEALS PEAK DISTRICT
PILGRIMAGE WALK

On 27 July Maria Volpone will be doing a ten-mile sponsored walk in the Peak District
to raise money for Mary’s Meals. So far £3546.61 has been raised towards a goal of £6214
which will feed 447 children at Katete primary school, Malawi for a whole year.
Please help her reach her goal and maybe even join her – all are welcome!

For more details or to pledge a sponsorship contact Maria:  07796 080401


A DATE FOR THE DIARY

13 October - All about us Sunday

A chance for all groups within our parish to tell us about what they do, 
and to invite parishioners to join them.

To let us know if your group will be attending please click below or ring Lisa on 07583 391823.


PARISH BOOK SALE

The next book sale will take place on the weekend of 2nd/3rd November for which
your donations of books and DVD’s are welcomed.


INAUGURAL CONCERT
OF OUR RENOVATED ORGAN

The inaugural concert of our renovated 1881 Father Henry Willis Organ will take place
on Friday 22 November (Feast of Saint Cecilia) at 7.00pm and will be performed by
Dr. Colin Walsh, organist Laureate to Lincoln Cathedral and renowned Willis expert.
This promises to be a very exciting concert and an opportunity to hear our
historical and praiseworthy organ in its restored glory.


RCIA
JOURNEY IN FAITH 2020

Applications are now invited for the 2019/2020 RCIA course.  
Forms can be collected from the sacristies of our churches.
Would those who have already taken a form please return it as soon as possible.


PURCHASING NEWSPAPERS

Please be aware that all Catholic newspapers must be paid for (with the exception of Hallam News).  Please place monies for newspapers in the tin labelled ‘newspapers’ at the back
of Annunciation church/narthex and not in the repository stall box.

Thank you.


GIFT AID 2019

The Diocese has provided individual letters for each parishioner who had a current
Gift Aid Declaration for the tax year 2018/19. These letters are now available for collection
at the back of Annunciation Church and will be handed/posted out at Holy Family.
For Holy Family, a small number of names were not transferred to the merged records last year.
A separate claim for these has now been submitted and letters will be provided shortly.

Please note that for Annunciation the addresses shown may not have been updated
from the date the original declaration was signed.

Could we please ask that everyone in the scheme collects their envelope and checks the details.
If these are incorrect, or if there is no envelope, or if you are a tax payer and would like to join
the scheme then please contact Peter Sharp - Tel 01246 569417 or click below (for Annunciation).
For Holy Family please speak to Tony O’Malley. To join the scheme you need to pay by standing order
or have an offertory box, both of which can also be provided upon request.

As a result of the promotion at Annunciation earlier this year, 57 additional gift Aid declarations
were completed. Most years we are made aware of parishioners who have signed declarations
but aren’t included in the Diocese records and we are able to claim back 
up to 4 years providing substantial additional funds for us.


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.


CARDS FROM KIRK EDGE

Now available from both our churches - a variety of beautiful cards
made by the Sisters at Kirk Edge Convent.


PARISH CENTRE/BAR BOOKINGS

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


PARKING FOR MASS AT
CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION

Please note: The blocking of residents driveways on Spencer Street is prohibited,
and the Parish Centre car park on Queen Street is strictly for use
by those with physical disabilities.

Thank you.


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 PILGRIMAGE 2019

5 October for 7 nights half board (flying from Leeds/Bradford Airport) at a cost of £579 per person.
The single room supplement is £130pp and travel insurance £30pp.

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