MASS TIME CHANGE
From Sunday 6 January the 7.00pm Sunday Mass will move to 6.00pm,
until the clocks go forward in late March, and thereafter revert to 6.00pm again
when the clocks go back each Autumn.
ST WILFRID’S CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Please will parishioners continue their long tradition of providing unwrapped gifts
for the St Wilfrid’s centre in Sheffield, which are then distributed to rough sleepers,
the homeless and those in need around the Diocese?
This year they would like you to donate men’s underwear - boxer shorts in M/L/XL sizes,
women’s pants in all sizes and also hats, gloves and scarves.
Please leave in the boxes that will be placed at the back of both Holy Family
and Annunciation Churches on the weekends of 1st/2nd and 8th/9th December.
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 after the 9.30am Mass.
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.
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.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
The next meeting of the Bereavement Support Group will be on
Wednesday 12 December at 11.00am in the Parish Centre Library.
All are welcome.
On the Third Sunday of Advent after all Masses the priests will bless the images
of the baby Jesus from your crib at home, and any other images of the Christ Child,
for your family and friends who cannot be there. This is an ancient and holy Catholic tradition,
and a beautiful reminder of what and Who is at the centre of this Holy Season.
PARISH RAFFLE TICKETS
The draw will be on Sunday 16 December.
If you have unsold tickets please bring them in as soon as possible,
in order that they can go to somebody else to be sold before the deadline.
Voices of Christmas Concert
On Wednesday 19 December at 7.30pm, the Church of the Annunciation will once again
host MusicWork ensemble for a concert of carols, songs, and anthems for the festive period.
The programme will also include selected readings and poetry. With seasonal refreshments to follow.
ANNUNCIATION STAINED GLASS
Parisioners at the Church of the Annunciation will have noticed the two new additions
to our stained glass in the narthex. These beautiful depictions of Our Lady and Christ
were rescued from St Joseph’s, Staveley and have been mounted into light boxes so that
we may continue to appreciate them. This project has only been made possible through
your generous donations – thank you.
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.
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.
The next Jumble sale will be 12 January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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