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Closure of Website aylesburycatholicchurches.co.uk 27th January 2022

 

Closure of Website aylesburycatholicchurches.co.uk

This “Aylesburycatholicchurches” website will be taken down on the 1st Feb 2022.

This website served the parishes of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Annes Parish

The new site for the Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Anne’s Parishes is:

Its  https://ourladyoflourdes.uk

The website serving St Joseph and St Clare Parish in partnership with Guardian Angels parish is served on the website;

www.stjosephandstclare.co.uk

Please update any bookmarks you may have for this site.

Canon John P Beirne. PP

27th January 2022

Synod Update January 27th 2022 “Where are we at in parish and diocese.”

SYNOD UPDATE 27th January 2022

Pope Francis’s Call to Listen for the Voice of the Spirit in Ourselves and Others, called “The Synod” Parish website News

A big thank you for the animated response to our handout last weekend, your enthusiasm was evident in the returns. Our first step gave all present at Mass the opportunity to express their minds on our parish, its growth, growth in our own individual lives, and in God’s Kingdom. We welcome any outstanding returns – just hand them to the stewards when you come to Mass. If you were unable to get a handout last week there will still be some available at the back of church this weekend but all must be returned by Sunday 13th February.

B The second step could be addressed to existing parish groups who might like to devote some time in their meeting to respond to the questions below and submit returns via parish email address by Sunday 13th January. This could include our church cleaners, our IT/Communications consultents. Catechetics Teams, Prayer groups, Outreach Teams, Cafod groups and Youth.

C The third stepof engaging in this is simply to bring together two or three people interested in their growth and that of Gods Kingdom and engage with the questions as below. Then kindly submit the returns via the parish email address.

D The priests of our deanery meet with Canon John Udris who guides the conversation on Tuesday 15th February to engage in this process at St Joseph’s presbytery

1 What do I appreciate about my parish?

2 How would I like to see it grow?

3 Have I any dreams for the growth of God’s Kingdom, in my Life and Community?

The chief characteristic of our conversations should be gracious listening and speaking with plenty of room for silence. This is not a debate but a gracious receiving of ourselves and each other.

All returns must be submitted by  Sunday 13th February via the parish email address when they will be collated and returned to the diocese eventually to forwarded to Rome

Fr John

27 January 2022

15:30h

Avril Baigent writes from Diocese.

Many thanks to all of you for making the Synod happen across the diocese.  It’s good to see the submissions start to come through.

  • Fr Francis Higgins will host a follow up zoom call for clergy to share best practice from around the diocese, and what the next stages involve – details to follow.
  • Fr John Udris will be hosting a series of Synod conversations for priests through February based around Pastoral Areas.  Groups for deacons are also being organised – details will be circulated separately
  • Writing up: there is a new resource on writing up your parish/group Synod submission here: https://northamptondiocese.org/synod-resources/.
  • Deadline for submissions: all submissions will be read, but to form part of the diocesan report, they must be uploaded to

https://northamptondiocesw.org/synodresponses by Monday 28th Feb.

       Diocesan Synod Gathering, 5th March, 10.30-3.30, St Paul’s Catholic School, Milton Keynes. Bishop David invites all the clergy to join our local listeners and other key members of the diocese to celebrate the Synod journey and discern where the Holy Spirit is leading us next.  To register and for more information, click here: https://diocesan_synod_gathering.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

Avril Baigent

Pastoral Ministry Advisory

Diocese of Northampton

www.pastoralministryoffice.org

07823 788310

Find out everything you need to know about the Synod process in our diocese here: https://northamptondiocese.org/for-a-synodal-church/

God Bless

Lorna

 

 

Lorna Heron

Bishop’s Secretary

Bishop’s House

Marriott Street

Northampton     NN2 6AW

Telephone: 01604 715635

Website: www.northamptondiocese.org

Diocesan Information on the Synod and where we are at currently, 27th January 2022

SYNOD UPDATE

Many thanks to all of you for making the Synod happen across the diocese.  It’s good to see the submissions start to come through.

  • Fr Francis Higgins will host a follow up zoom call for clergy to share best practice from around the diocese, and what the next stages involve – details to follow.
  • Fr John Udris will be hosting a series of Synod conversations for priests through February based around Pastoral Areas.  Groups for deacons are also being organised – details will be circulated separately
  • Writing up: there is a new resource on writing up your parish/group Synod submission here: https://northamptondiocese.org/synod-resources/.
  • Deadline for submissions: all submissions will be read, but to form part of the diocesan report, they must be uploaded to

https://northamptondiocesw.org/synodresponses by Monday 28th Feb.

       Diocesan Synod Gathering, 5th March, 10.30-3.30, St Paul’s Catholic School, Milton Keynes. Bishop David invites all the clergy to join our local listeners and other key members of the diocese to celebrate the Synod journey and discern where the Holy Spirit is leading us next.  To register and for more information, click here: https://diocesan_synod_gathering.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

Avril Baigent

Pastoral Ministry Advisory

Diocese of Northampton

www.pastoralministryoffice.org

07823 788310

Find out everything you need to know about the Synod process in our diocese here: https://northamptondiocese.org/for-a-synodal-church/

God Bless

Lorna

 

 

Lorna Heron

Bishop’s Secretary

Bishop’s House

Marriott Street

Northampton     NN2 6AW

Telephone: 01604 715635

Website: www.northamptondiocese.org

Bringing Books “I Belong” to Mass at weekends First Confession and Communion 2022

Dear Parents

It was great to see so many of you supporting your children last weekend 22nd and 23rd in the three Masses.

by taking them to church and supporting them in taking their Books”I Belong” and having them viewed.

We look forward to seeing you on the weekend coming and meeting you all again

Fr John loves to meet the children and the families as they leave the church.

Fr John

Wednesday  26th January 

22:00 h 

Re Steaming Sessions

We hope you manage to log on and avail of the presentation.

It is vital that you do for we only have five such presentations to cover a wide course.

We are very grateful for your feedback which helps us deliver in accordance with your needs.

So please do get back to us letting us know how you are getting on. parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org 

One of the team will always get back to you.     

We look forward to seeing you at Mass over the coming weekend 22nd/23rd.

In all the masses our children preparing for First Confession and Communion will be given a chance to stand up and show their books to the congregation.

So do make every effort to take the children to Mass as it is our only hope of seeing them and welcoming them.

And Remember our Book is our Badge, we recognize you as A First Communion Family by Carrying the Book.

We also include all the families in our prayers of intercession weekly.

Fr John

20th Jan 2022

07:00h

 

The Team, Fr John Felicity and Denise look forward to seeing you online shortly for the presentations to help your children prepare for the  above Sacraments

The presentations will cover the following;

1 The Spiritual                   Fr John

2 Teaching                          Felicity

3 Practical Matters.          Denise

The first presentation was streamed on Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 20:00h. This is available for a week until 26th January.

The streaming link is as follows;  https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury.

All parents are asked to avail of this presentation as it is vital if we are to help prepare the children.

There is no other way.

All families must now be in possession of the two books, one for the child and one for the parents.

If for some reason you are not in possession of these books you must email Fr John at the parish email address right away.

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org

Also if you need any help, do email in and we will get back to you as soon as possible, so keep in touch and above all visit the parish website NEWS

We look forward to you sharing with us by email how you found the presentations   – the team perform even better with encouragement.

In Christ

Fr John

Friday 21th January 2022

07:30h.

Ways to Communicate with our Parish

Parish Website Address

www.stjosephandstclare.co.uk 

Parish Email Address

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org .

(All communication from the parish will now be via this address

   And all communication should be addressed only to this address

Streaming Link https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury

Parish Office Telephone Number

01296 48 36 29

Office hours 0900h – 1300h Tuesdays – Fridays.

Communication by Parish Landline.

The parish administrator, during the above office hours

Will be available to take calls and pass on messages to

Fr John who will then get back to you. 

Fr John’s Surgery/Saturday at St Joseph Church High St.

Should you wish to see Fr John in Person, you can come to the surgery on Saturday Mornings at St Joseph Church 1000h – 1130h.

Parish Newsletter

This is posted on the website weekly as Newsletters  and contains a lot of information on parish life

Canon John P Beirne PP  January 15th 2022.

Confirmation 2022 First Session of Preparation Jan 20th 1900h St Clare’s Church

Dear Parents /Guardian

I hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Last night 20th, we had the first session of preparation which was very much a get-to-know-you time.

Do get back to us if you need any further help. 

Thank you to the families who got back to us to let us know of absences and the reason for absences.

These were passed on to the team.

We do emphasize the importance of attending all the sessions as what we do is indeed little enough in the overall preparation.

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org    

Fr John

21 1 2022

   

BLAZE 2022   A Day Away with others Preparing for this Sacrament.

Bishop David and NYMO invite Confirmandi school Year 7+ to attend BLAZE on Saturday 14th May 2022 at the Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes.

BLAZE gives Confirmandi from across the Diocese the opportunity to come together: to be celebrated and encouraged as they prepare to be Confirmed, through an engaging and fast-paced day.

The day starts at 11;00hd finishes at 17:00h. At different points in the day, smaller groups of Confirmandi will have the chance to meet Bishop David and ask him questions.
Throughout the day, Confirmandi will take part in a number of interactive workshops that include a mixture of different themes and activities. Although there will be some input before the groups go and explore their workshops, our aim is that Blaze is experiential: giving Confirmandi the chance to engage with the wider church and to be impacted by the many ways the Holy Spirit is at work within her!

The cost for both Catechists and Confirmandi is £13 per person. Lunch is provided for catechists, but Confirmandi must bring a packed lunch. 

Fr John

20th January 2022.

 

Paperwork Returns.

Thank you to all who returned the documents completed. This was so helpful.

For some, the return has been partial with the following missing.

1 Registration form, currently we have twenty to be returned.

2 Baptism certificates, currently four to be returned

3 Consent forms, twenty-six currently to be returned

4 Data protection forms, 26 to be returned

5 Payment for the course, 24 payments to be made.

If you happen to be in the above category,  can you kindly download, fill in, return them for Thursday evening 13th.

(These can be found in the Sacrament section 0f  parish website “Confirmation”)

Every good wish

In Christ.

Canon John

11th January 2022

Ways to Communicate with our Parish

Parish Website Address

www.stjosephandstclare.co.uk 

Parish Email Address

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org .

(All communication from the parish will now be via this address

   And all communication should be addressed only to this address

Streaming Link https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury

Parish Office Telephone Number

01296 48 36 29

Office hours 0900h – 1300h Tuesdays – Fridays.

Communication by Parish Landline.

The parish administrator, during the above office hours

Will be available to take calls and pass on messages to

Fr John who will then get back to you. 

Fr John’s Surgery/Saturday at St Joseph Church High St.

Should you wish to see Fr John in Person, you can come to the surgery on Saturday Mornings at St Joseph Church 1000h – 1130h.

Parish Newsletter

This is posted on the website weekly as Newsletters  and contains a lot of information on parish life

Canon John P Beirne PP  January 15th 2022.

 

 

 

 

Online Presentations for Parents Preparing for First Confession/Communion 19th January 2022 20:00h

Dear Parents

Last night we met you online and commenced our first session of preparation 19th January.

We hope you manage to log on and avail of the presentation.

It is vital that you do for we only have five such presentations to cover a wide course.

We are very grateful for your feedback which helps us deliver in accordance with your needs.

So please do get back to us letting us know how you are getting on. parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org 

One of the team will always get back to you.     

We look forward to seeing you at Mass over the coming weekend 22nd/23rd.

In all the masses our children preparing for First Confession and Communion will be given a chance to stand up and show their books to the congregation.

So do make every effort to take the children to Mass as it is our only hope of seeing them and welcoming them.

And Remember our Book is our Badge, we recognize you as A First Communion Family by Carrying the Book.

We also include all the families in our prayers of intercession weekly.

Fr John

20th Jan 2022

07:00h

 

The Team, Fr John Felicity and Denise look forward to seeing you online shortly for the presentations to help your children prepare for the  above Sacraments

The presentations will cover the following;

1 The Spiritual                   Fr John

2 Teaching                          Felicity

3 Practical Matters.          Denise

The first presentation was streamed on Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 20:00h. This is available for a week until 26th January.

The streaming link is as follows;  https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury.

All parents are asked to avail of this presentation as it is vital if we are to help prepare the children.

There is no other way.

All families must now be in possession of the two books, one for the child and one for the parents.

If for some reason you are not in possession of these books you must email Fr John at the parish email address right away.

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org

Also if you need any help, do email in and we will get back to you as soon as possible, so keep in touch and above all visit the parish website NEWS

We look forward to you sharing with us by email how you found the presentations   – the team perform even better with encouragement.

In Christ

Fr John

Friday 21th January 2022

07:30h.

Ways to Communicate with our Parish

Parish Website Address

www.stjosephandstclare.co.uk 

Parish Email Address

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org .

(All communication from the parish will now be via this address

   And all communication should be addressed only to this address

Streaming Link https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury

Parish Office Telephone Number

01296 48 36 29

Office hours 0900h – 1300h Tuesdays – Fridays.

Communication by Parish Landline.

The parish administrator, during the above office hours

Will be available to take calls and pass on messages to

Fr John who will then get back to you. 

Fr John’s Surgery/Saturday at St Joseph Church High St.

Should you wish to see Fr John in Person, you can come to the surgery on Saturday Mornings at St Joseph Church 1000h – 1130h.

Parish Newsletter

This is posted on the website weekly as Newsletters  and contains a lot of information on parish life

Canon John P Beirne PP  January 15th 2022.

 

Please check our latest newsletter for mass intentions and details of other services and events this week