battle of the somme - Plymouth Cathedral
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Resolution of all the Bishops of England and Wales on the EU
This referendum is about much more than economics. We must not forget the
profoundly religious roots of European nations; that Europe has a two thousand year-old Christian culture that has shaped the continent and is a dynamic
spiritual, moral and intellectual resource as we address the future. In response
to grave challenges, we are called to be generous and welcoming to all others,
especially the most vulnerable. This referendum is an opportunity to reflect on
those values we cherish as a nation and as Catholics. High among these
values are mutual respect and civility, vital in this national conversation about
the very future of our nation within the world. Before voting, ask yourself the
following question: How in the light of the Gospel, can my vote best serve the
THE JUBILEE OF MERCY
The Jubilee of Mercy, given to us by Pope Francis, invites
us to contemplate the mercy of God revealed to us in the
face of Jesus, his Son. The Year offers us the opportunity to reflect on how we might better radiate and reflect the
tender love of God in our world and to seek to draw others into experiencing that love and mercy.
June is the month of the Sacred Heart
“O Heart of love, I put all my trust in Thee; for I fear all
things from my own weakness, but I hope for all things
from Thy goodness”. Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
“Lord, grant us wisdom that we may walk with integrity, guarding the
path of justice, and knowing the protection of your loving care for all”.
BATTLE OF THE SOMME
1st JULY 1916
At 7.30am on 1st July 1916 one of the longest and
bloodiest battles of World War One started. By the
end of the first day over 19,000 British soldiers had been killed and the
casualties numbered over 60,000. This was the highest number of casualties ever suffered in a single day and still remains so.
A Requiem Mass and wreath laying ceremony will be held on Friday 1 st
July at 7pm in remembrance of all who lost their lives in this battle. Everyone is invited to attend, to pray and reflect on this dreadful day 100 years
ago. I am sure many of our own Parishioners will have had relatives lost in
that battle. There will be refreshments after the Mass in the Cathedral
Centre and everyone is welcome.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION
Sr Dympna, former headmistress of St Joseph’s school and parish
worker since her retirement in 2006, will celebrate her golden jubilee at
St Joseph’s Church on Sunday 17th July. The main celebrant of Mass
at 11am will be Bishop Mark.
Parish lunch, after the Mass, in the School Hall in honour of Sr Dympna’s Jubilee.
This weekend there will be a retiring collection at all
Masses for ‘Day for Life’
Day for Life is an annual celebration in the Catholic Church’s year
dedicated to upholding the dignity of all human life. The Church teaches that life should be protected and nurtured from conception to natural death.
TWELFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME— Yr C2 Psalter 4 - Mass Times & Intentions
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS OF
Eamon Kennedy and all those who have died recently and
those whose anniversaries occur at this time.
May they rest in peace and their family and friends be
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR
sick and housebound:
Ena Fleming, Jo Cotter, Peter Jerrett,
Fynn Fleming, Teresa, Heidi Loughlin,
Anaiya Dawn, Phil Tinley, Isabelle, Keith
Harrison, John Donovan, Sr. Agatha,
Pauline Huddy, Tony Bird
Annual Naval Mass in the Cathedral today, Sunday at 10am
Parishioners in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their families
are invited to take part in the Annual Naval Mass, which provides an
opportunity of celebrating their identities as Catholics and as members of the Naval family. Fr Michael Sharkey will preside and preach.
Serving personnel are encouraged to wear uniform (RN: 1B/RM:
Blues with medals) and Veterans to wear their medals. Afterwards
there will be a reception for everyone.If you need more information,
please contact Fr Michael Sharkey on 01823 362218)
PETER’S PENCE - NEXT WEEKEND
There will be a retiring collection after all Masses
in support of Peter’s Pence.
‘‘Peter’s Pence is the most characteristic expression of the participation of all the faithful in the Bishop of Rome’s charitable initiatives in
favour of the universal Church.” (Pope Francis)
HOLY HOUR EVERY FRIDAY AT 6PM
IN THE CATHEHDRAL
with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, including Novena to
our Lady Untier of Knots. Confessions from 6.15—6.45pm.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
in the cathedral
Mon - Thurs 9.30am - 4 pm ending with Rosary and Evening
prayer, Friday: 9.30am - 7pm , Saturday: 10.30am - 4pm.
It is good to see so many people drop-in to say a brief prayer to Our Lord
exposed in The Blessed Sacrament, however we are still lacking people
to fill the many vacant slots. Please give this serious consideration
EXTRA CONFESSIONS DURING HOLY YEAR.
The Cathedral will be open for confessions every Tuesday from 5pm—
6pm. During this time there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Please do take this opportunity as part of the Holy Year.
Missio/APF Red Boxes are due to be emptied by
the end of June. Please give boxes to your promoter or Cathedral Office. Liz Wilton
The cost to the parish, of the repairs to the guttering,
stone work, windows, chimneys and architectural fees,
is £108,000. Please be as generous as you can. All
contributions help clear the debt.
Thank you for your generosity. Monsignor Bart
DIVINE MERCY. If you would like to have this beautiful image in
your home for a period of time, please contact Raad 07816542349
THE CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is designed for people who are engaged in the communication of
their Catholic Faith, whether directly or indirectly. It is open to
catechists, people involved in liturgical work and other interested adults. More details about start dates, fees and your
nearest centre please visit www.brs-ccrs.org.uk or call
CAR PARKING. DUE TO WORK IN PROGRESS, THERE IS
NO PARKING AVAILABLE IN THE CATHEDRAL GROUNDS
MONDAY—FRIDAY EVERY WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Parking at the school playground: please be careful not to damage children’s tables and chairs. In
recent weeks someone has reversed into them
causing damage. These items are the property of
the school and are costly to replace.
Volunteers required to help with the Repository at
6pm Mass on Sundays. Please contact the Parish
Please refrain from parking on the drive way. We
have to keep the drive way clear at all times for
Christ the King, Armada Way, every 3rd Friday of each
month at 6pm, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
and Confessions, followed by Vespers (at 6.40pm)
Afterwards everyone is welcome to join the group for fish &
chips at Rock Café (£3.00).
HCPT 60—Celebrating 60 years of Pilgrimage
Mass to celebrate HCPT’S Diamond Jubilee
Saturday 2nd July 2016, 12 Noon in
Plymouth Cathedral. Celebrated by
The Right Reverend Mark O’Toole
Bishop of Plymouth.
After Mass there will be a shared plate reception.
Next class: October 2016, Tuesday, 4pm–5pm
YOUTH 2000 - CONQUERORS THIS August 1500
young adults (ages 16-35) and their families will journey to
Walsingham for a 5-day festival. Info: www.YOUTH
Next class: New Group forming In November
2000.org: [email protected]: 020 72212124
To enrol on any of the Sacramental
Preparation courses, please contact
with your name, address and tel. number.
School of the Annunciation Summer Schools
The School of the Annunciation at Buckfast Abbey, offers a
variety of courses in adult formation, including four-day Summer courses. Come to our conference on the Trinity (25-28
July); Summer School (1-4), (11-14), (22-25) and
(25-28) of August.
Applications are being received now. For more information
see poster at back of church or visit
www.schooloftheannunciation.com and click on
courses, Summer Schools or phone 01364 645660.
ECUMENICAL PRAYER MEETING:Tuesday, 28th
June at 7pm, St Peter’s Church (Wyndham Square).
THE GIFT for Plymouth
6 Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm (from 7th June)
St Peter’s RC Church,
Crownhill, Plymouth PL5 3AX
Gift Aid. UK tax payers, please consider increasing
your mass offertory by 25% at no extra cost to yourself!
Gift Aid it. We can re-claim tax at the rate of 25p (25%)
for every £1 that you donate. For further details please
contact the Gift Aid Organiser via the parish office
A new course which carries the Apostolic Blessing of
Pope Francis! THE GIFT has been produced by CAFÉ
(Catholic Faith Exploration). There will be prayer, DVD
talks and discussion (plus lovely refreshments). See a
clip online: www.thegiftofthespirit.org. There will be no
charge, but please book your place in advance: Contact
[email protected] or call Teresa on 01752 895926
Msza Święta w języku Polskim
Niedziela, 26 lipca o godzinie 15.00
POLISH MASS in the Cathedral
Next Sunday, 26 June at 3pm
APF—Mill Hill invites you
to the Regional Summer
Masses (followed by refreshments). Sat, 25th June 2016 at 3pm in the
Cathedral or Sun, 3rd July 2016 at 3pm in Llantarnam Abbey, NP44 3YJ
Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament
in St Joseph's Church Devonport
Volunteers required to support a Pop Up Prayer Space
for a day in St Joseph’s RC
school. Pop Up Prayer spaces are a great way to enable
children to engage in prayerful
activities. Parish volunteers
can help organise and prepare
the space and the activities for
children. For more information
please contact: Leah Bartram,
RE Leader, St Joseph’s
School, tel. 01752 563185
6.30-7.30pm each Wednesday to pray that The Holy Spirit will
lead us to become a more evangelising parish. Everyone is
invited to attend
Wystawienie Najświętszego Sakramentu
w Kościele Świętego Józefa Devonport
Od 18.30 do 19.30, w każdą środę. Prosimy o modlitwę za
Rosary group led by Polish people in
St Joseph's Church Tuesdays at 6pm.
All are welcome.
Modlitwa Różańcowa w języku Polskim
Modlitwa Różańcowa w każdy wtorek o godzine 18.00 w
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