Notices to be at the parish office (not the presbytery) in writing or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 12 noon.
REMEMBRANCE SERVICE – SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER At 3.00pm held at St Anthony’s for people from both parishes: there will be a Roll Call of people who have died in the last 12 months, from both parishes. If you wish someone to be included in this Roll Call please add their name to the list at the back of either church.
ADVENT – ‘POSASA’ AT ST MARY’S AND ST ANTHONY’S
This Advent we are again continuing a Mexican Tradition that is becoming popular in some church communities. ‘Posada’ is a Spanish word meaning ‘Inn’. In Mexico two young people used to travel from house to house, carrying the nativity figures and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus and asking if they would give Him a room.
The modern day equivalent is based on this concept but encourages people to give a home to the nativity figures of Mary and Joseph in our house for a night, symbolically making room for Jesus in our lives, and homes. The journey encourages us to think about the meaning of Christmas and to share the message with others.
Each night during Advent the figures will travel around the parishes of St Mary and St Anthony, work place or community, arriving back at church on Christmas Eve in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Posada has become an important outreach tool in some places with the figures going into schools, old people’s homes and hospitals.
As our church figures are rather large and difficult to transport we are using smaller figures and they will be accompanied by a prayer card which can be read on transfer to their next ‘home’ for the night.
Please add your name to the list at the back of St Mary’s church – or if you are a St Anthony’s parishioner and cannot get to St Mary’s to do this, then please ring the office and ask them to do it for you. You will need to be responsible for contacting the next family on the list and taking the figures to them. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people in our parish communities and it would be good to include any housebound members of the parish who would need ‘runners’ to assist. Liz Newman Parish office 01202 675412
IMPORTANT CHANGE TO THE HOSPITAL MASS
From Thursday 10th October 2019 the Hospital Mass will be celebrated at the NEW TIME OF 6.00PM and not 6.30pm as previously.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOLY HOUR
From Wednesday 16th October Holy Hour will alternate between St Mary’s and St Anthony’s. It will remain at the same time 7.00pm – 8.00pm
6th November at St Mary’s
13th November at St Anthony’s
PLEASE always check the newsletter or the websites for the location as it will not always be a two week rotation pattern.
This change is to enable our young people embarking on the journey to the Sacrament of Confirmation to join with other parishioners in this beautiful time of prayer.
ST MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL – LITTLE DUCKLINGS
Little Ducklings Stay and Play – for 0 - 4 year olds. Every Thursday during term time 1.30pm – 2.45pm. Free snacks, crafts, music and play time. For more information find us on Facebook – Little Ducklings Stay & Paly at St Mary’s Primary School.
ST ANTHONY'S CHURCH OFFICE
Our parish office has now moved. It is now located in the office at St Mary's in Wimborne Road. It will continue to support the the work and worship of the people of St Anthony's Parish. To contact your parish office please ring Madge and Eunice on 01202 675412 or email
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PARISH REGISTRATION – St Mary’s and St Anthony’s
St Mary’s and St Anthony’s parishes are trialling a new Parish on line Database for the Diocese. Even if you filled in a ‘Keeping in Touch’ form last year, we would be grateful if you could take some time to go the parish website (both www.stmaryspoole.org.uk and www.st-anthonys-broadstone.co.uk will take you to the joint St Mary’s and St Anthony’s website) and use the link under ‘Register’ and register yourselves. (Each adult must do this individually). The reason for this is the new Data Protection laws which came in last year meant we could not keep all the information we previously held about our parishioners – date of reception of sacraments, names of children, etc. We can only put on the database the basic information you provided on the keeping in touch form. So for some parishioners we don’t even have the basic information of if you are married, have children or where you live. Not having this information does hamper Father getting to know everybody in your family. If you do not have access to the internet please contact your parish office.