Sun 30th June Sileby 9.00am Mass (Thanksgiving - Bridget) Sts PETER AND PAUL
Syston 11.00am Mass (Viv Liptrot RIP)
Mon 1st July Syston 6.50pm Adoration + Word and Sacrament Feria
Tue 2nd July Syston 9.30am Mass (MaryMelly RIP) Feria
Wed 3rd July Barrow 7.00pm Mass (Kathleen St. John RIP) St Thomas, Apostle
Thu 4th July Sileby 9.30am Service of Word and Sacrament Feria
Fri 5th July Sileby 9.30am Mass (Mr & Mrs E Higgins – Diamond Wedding) Feria
Sat 6th July Syston 6.30pm Mass (Sean Lennon RIP) Vigil of 14thSunday
Sun 7th July Sileby 9.00am Mass (Tommy Reilly) 14th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Syston 11.00am Mass (Tony Ryan’s Intentions)
Theme of today’s Mass: We celebrate the ancient feast of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome. They are often referred to as “princes” of the apostles, from whom we derive our Christian faith. The Lord stood by them and gave them power, so that through them the message of the gospel might be proclaimed for all the world to hear. They kept the faith and received the crown of righteousness.
Sick list: Please pray for the following members of our parish: Beryl Ford, Bernard Moyers, Ida De Melo, Maurice Nixon, Irene Pallot, Eva Shirreffs, Stefania Stasior, Angela Doyle.
Father John: we remember Fr John in our prayers.
First Holy Communion: If you took some photographs of the occasion and have not yet forwarded them to Peter, please do so as soon as possible (email address at the bottom of this newsletter).
Finances: Collection 23rd June: £92.66. Mass Offerings: £30.00. Many thanks. (Cheques to “St Gregory’s RC Parish”).
Second Collection: There will be a second collection todayin support of “Peter’s Pence”. “Peter’s Pence” is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need. There are ten mandatory second collections each year and this is the sixth. Thank you in advance for your unfailing generosity.
Confirmation preparation: The next meeting is today after Mass. Thereafter on 7th July, 1st September and 8th September. There are eight candidates. These will be presented to the parish at Mass on a Sunday at the beginning of September. The Bishop will be coming to St Gregory’s on Friday 20th September. The service will start at 7.00pm. There will be a shared table in the Social Centre afterwards. There will be more details published nearer the time. All parishioners are invited to both the service and the refreshments afterwards.
St Mary’s Grub Club: Our friends at St Mary’s in Loughborough run a club that aims to provide a cooked meal and activities for disadvantaged children during the holidays when the free school meals these children depend on are not available. They are keen to find volunteers to help with this valuable initiative. The club offers 11 lunchtime sessions (11:45-14:15) between 15th July and 19th August. They would be immensely grateful for help with any or all of these 11 sessions. If you’d like to be involved, please talk to Rebecca Jinks.
Parish Pastoral Council: The PPC met on Wednesday 19th June. The minutes of the meeting are posted on the parish website and at the back of church.
Rosary Rally: The 33rdRosary Rally to pray for World Peace and Young People, will be held this year at Mount St Bernard Abbey on Sunday 1st September starting at 2.00pm with concelebrated Mass. Please see the poster at the back of church for full details.
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine: Ireland, 30th September 2019. £599.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with Full Board. All entertainment and excursions included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £100. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613. There is a poster at the back of church.
Sponsor a Mass Book: please give some thought to the possibility of sponsoring a Mass Book or a set of Mass Books at £2 per book in memory of someone dear to you or requesting prayers for a special intention. Please see Kathryn Timmons who will advise on the wording to be used and arrange for inserts in the books you sponsor.
Happy Birthday: Happy 8th Birthday today to Kellan. First Holy Communion and birthday in the same month!
Afternoon Tea invitation: All Over 65s are invited to afternoon tea at The Divine Infant of Prague church next Sunday from 3.00 – 5.00. Please see notice at the back of church.
After Mass: Please come and join us in the Social Centre for a cup of tea/coffee/soft drink and a chat. If you are a newcomer or a visitor you are particularly welcome.
Sun 30th June
Reader: Isaac Banks
Offertory: Veronica Powell & Bron Coleman
Children’s Liturgy: Lorraine & Rebecca
Tea & Coffee: Jon & Lorraine
Cleaners: Sheila & Veronica
Sun 7th July
Reader: Sheila Breed
Offertory: Children’s Liturgy
Children’s Liturgy: Cath & Marie-Hélène
Tea & Coffee: David & Abigail
Cleaners: Sheila & Veronica