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PLEASE PRAY FOR those who anniversaries occur at this time: Denis O'Reilly, Mabel Driscoll, Regina Scott, Charles Holland, Katherine McQuaid, Julian Sas, Daniel Buckley, Nancy Gilboy, Dick Rayner, Anne Digby, Kathleen Budd, Angela Johnson, Joseph Hodskinson, Matthew Driscoll, James Healey, Mary Gilbert, Betty Lawson, Matthew Hughes, John Gallagher, Carmen Prince, Len Donnelly. May they rest in peace.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Barry Bedwell, Susan Butler, Michael Black, Bellina Casagrande,  Linda Cleary, Matthew Coen, John Cox, Cora Crawford, Joyce De-Cotis, Brian & Monica Dutton, Margaret Garford,  John Hadleigh,  Joan Hughes, Gordon Higginbotham, Emma Holmes, Arthur Hunt, Milina Joseph, James Lipscombe, Michael Lowden, Beth Milne, Sylvia Norbury, Brian O'Loughlin, Susan Riseley, David Ritchie, Ray & Oscar Sayers, Hanna Spragg,  Veronica Sutherland, Peter Tomkin, Philip Tomkin, Paul Townsend, Peter Walker, Maureen Waller,  Sylvia Zaluska, Susannah Gwekwerere.

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER-This week we pray for Revv Mgr Eugene Harkness, Peter Raj and the parishioners of Our Lady and English Martyrs, Cambridge.

PLEASE PRAY FOR those who have recently died: Eileen Evans RIP & Keith Wallace RIP. May they rest in peace.

CAFOD works to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice and brings hope and compassion to some of the worlds poorest communities. Come & hear about CAFOD'S work this Sunday 11th February at 12.30pm in the Parish Hall.

Bishop Alan will be celebrating Deanery Station Mass at St Oswald's Church 7.00pm Tuesday 20th February There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 6.00pm, with Deanery priests present to hear individual confessions. Following Mass at 7.00pm there will be soup and refreshments in the Parish Hall.

CHILDRENS CHOIR PRACTICE will now take place next Monday 19th February at 5.30pm, please note change of date, in the Parish Hall.

PARISH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT-This weekend there will be the first of six second collections this year, to help repay the debt owed for our new parish hall.

ASH WEDNESDAY-Mass with distribution of Ashes takes place Wednesday 14th February at 10am and at 7.00pm in St Oswald's Church. It is not a day of obligation but attending Mass is a great way to get the season of Lent off to a good start.  It is also a day of fasting and abstinence.  Fasting means that the amount of food we eat is considerably reduced and applies to those aged 18 to 59.  Abstinence means that we give up meat, or another form of food if vegetarian, and applies to those aged 14 and above.

LENTEN COURSE takes place 7.00pm Thursdays, in the Parish Hall.

WINNERS-Gospel Board Game - 6pm & 10am Sunday Masses No. 68. Anslo De Melo No. 4. Chris Dunkley. 50/50 Sunday 4 February   No. 66  Sylvia Jefferies  £50.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION takes a break for the half-term holiday, resuming 10.30am Saturday 24th February.

CONFIRMATION 2018-The next meeting takes place next Sunday 18th February at 3pm in the parish hall.

ST FELIX SENIOR GROUP meets Tuesday afternoons 2.00pm-4.30pm. All senior citizens are very welcome.

BABIES & TOTS GROUP will be taking a break resuming 10.45am Wednesday 21st February.

ST. PATRICK'S CELEBRATION 8.00pm Saturday 17 March in Parish Hall. Music by 'Athenrye' Please bring a plate of finger food to share and your own drinks, soft or alcoholic. Tickets cost £5.00 on sale at back of Church/Hall.

THANK YOU for last week's contribution:

Gift Aid Envelopes;                   £233.00

Loose Plate & Envelopes;           £485.71

Standing Orders:                       £550.00

Total:                                     £1268.71

Thought for the week If you suppress a moment of anger, you can prevent a day of sorrow.

LENTEN ACTIVITIES & IDEAS 2018-Please pick up the Lenten Activities & Ideas leaflet, in the Church/Hall entrance foyer for the different ways to observe Lent with the Parish.

HCPT GROUP 209 are holding a Ceilidh night this Friday 16th February to support our group to travel to Lourdes this Easter. Money raised will help take disabled and disadvantaged local children on an experience of a lifetime. Held at the PSL, 651 Lincoln Road, PE1 3HA at 7.30pm. Tickets £7 adults /£3 children. To reserve tickets contact Sarah on 07814476356.

CELEBRATION OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES-Bishop Alan Hopes invites you to join him in celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes at a Solemn Mass and Anointing of the Sick on Saturday 17th February at 11.30am in St John's Cathedral, Norwich.

DAY OF RECOLLECTION-"Life to the Full" How the Power of Easter can help us every day, led by David Payne, Director of Café (Catholic Faith Exploration), on Saturday 10th March at Our Lady of Good Counsel & St. Peter, 8 St John's Road, March, PE15 8RJ, from 10.30am - 4.00pm. There will be Praise and Worship, a talk by David Payne, prayer, ministry, finishing with Holy Mass. Everyone welcome, please bring a shared lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Please see poster on noticeboard for more details.

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019 IN PANAMA-Join with thousands of other young Catholics from across the world, for a week of pilgrimage culminating in Mass with Pope Francis. Booking closes at the end of February 2018 (You need to be 17 by 1st September 2018). Please see www.rcdea.org.uk/youth for more information.

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 4th -11th June including visits to Biarritz, Gavarnie & Evening with Dinner in Bartres. Cost £679.00. Anyone interested please speak to Fr Tom.

Parish Pilgrimage to The Holy Land 22nd to 29th October 2018 Cost per person approx. £1440 (cost of transfer to and from Luton Airport not included) single supplement £250. Non-refundable deposit £400