Welcome

Welcome to the Catholic parish of March and Chatteris.

The Parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel & St Peter

8 St Johns Road, March, PE15 8RJ

Diocese of East Anglia. Registered Charity Number 278742

Serving the communities of March, Chatteris, Manea, Wimblington & Doddington

Please remember that the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holyday of Obligation is removed until further notice.

 

Sunday 13th June 2021

Masses This Week

Lectionary: Sundays Yr B   Weekdays Yr 1 Week 3

Sat 12th Immaculate Heart of the BVM

6 pm Mass First Mass of Sunday

Sunday 13th 11th Sunday in Ordinary time

9 am Mass Chatteris Parish Church

11 am Mass March – (People of the Parish)

Mon 14th No Mass

Tue 15th No Mass

Wed 16th 10 am Mass (Maureen Mc Fadden)

Thurs 17th  No Mass

Fri 18th 12.30 pm Requiem Mass – Patrick McGovern

Sat 19th

6 pm Mass First Mass of Sunday

Sunday 20th 12th Sunday in Ordinary time

9 am Mass Chatteris Parish Church

11 am Mass March – (People of the Parish)


Confessions are available before Mass.


Please pray for those who are sick or housebound in March and Chatteris Parish:
Fr Ivan Weston, Carol Campey, Estelle Misso, Gerard Bourne, Jack Pettingill, Claire Reynolds, Mary Fabriz, Margaret Griffiths, Beryl Dow, Anna Sullivan and all those who are known to us.

We also remember those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Ann Trotter, Margaret Twigg, Jo Lawrence, Pat Kesteven, Stella Johnson, Kevin Sweeney, Bruce Murdoch, Bernadette Lear, Eileen Fogg and Aldona Kapacinskeine.


News and Events 

Wednesday Evening Prayer: You are warmly invited to join us for Zoom Evening Prayer on Wednesday, 16th June at 5.15 pm.  I hope to open the “Zoom doors” at 5.00pm. If you would like to join us or know of anyone who would like to share in our Evening Prayer, please feel free to pass on this email to request a zoom link:  maryfitzpatrick1623@gmail.com

I look forward to seeing you if you are able to join us. God bless you.  Mary

FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY

 


Gospel Sharing is on the last Thursday in the month at 3pm. Please join us for 30 minutes of prayer and reflection on Thursday 24th June.

Email marchgospelsharing@gmail.com and Rebecca will send you a zoom link and more information on the day.


Can you help? An elderly couple need some domestic help – cleaning, shopping. If interested please contact 01354 659799


Singing at Mass: We are able to have up to 6 people in a choir. If you wish to sing at the 11 am Mass, please just turn up around 30 minutes before Mass and see Mike in the organ loft for an informal practice.


If you are unable to get to Mass, most of the Sunday 11 am Masses are livestreamed. Go to www.Facebook.com and search for March Catholic Parish.  Alternatively click on this link https://www.facebook.com/March-Catholic-Parish-567380230121104


Financial Matters

Thank you for the recent Sunday collections.

We are still carrying a large debt on our hall (funded by a Diocese loan) and whilst our outgoings are relatively light at the moment our main source of income is the weekly offertory which is obviously well down.

The offertory is to support your Priest, the church and the poor.

Many will be struggling or have lost work at this time, so no one should feel under any pressure or obligation. However, if you can, please consider setting up a Standing Order monthly into our Bank Account – you can cancel at any time needed. Or you can send one-off donations direct if you bank online:

The Parish’s bank details are:
Bank; Barclays Bank Plc
Account Name: Our Lady’s RC Church
Sort Code 20 – 46 – 65
Account Number 1395 0476
Please add your name in the reference box

Please make cheques payable to ‘Our Lady’s RC Church’


When possible Mass will be live streamed to the March Catholic Parish Facebook page.

March Catholic Parish | Facebook

 


THE CATHOLIC CHURCH   

BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES

Click  Live Catholic Mass online  to visit https://www.cbcew.org.uk/ for an online directory of churches in England and Wales streaming Catholic Mass live online.  You may enter a post code to see Masses in your area.

Daily Masses will be live streamed from St John’s Cathedral every day at 10am. You can watch all of these Masses at: www.sjbcathedral.org.uk

St. Luke’s  https://twitter.com/saintlukesbull
Link from parish website saintlukesparish.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/105785057750972/live/

Walsingham  https://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/
And also churchservices.tv has Masses from all over Britain and Ireland.

Children’s Liturgy Websites (They can be accessed via google search engine)
Children’s Liturgy-Cathedral-St Marie’s Cathedral
Sermons4Kids
Cafod – Children’s Liturgy
Diocese of Westminster Children’s Liturgy
Catholicmom.com
For craft orientated sites, see Catholic Inspired and Catholic Icing
Sunday Liturgy for Children

Also some hymns –
You have called us (with lyrics) – You Tube By Bernadette Farrell
Shepherd Me, O God – You Tube By Marty Haugen:
Here I am Lord (with lyrics) – YouTube: by Eric Tom
One Bread, One Body with lyrics.wmv You tube

Dial A Mass opportunity: Telephone Sunday Mass from St Mary’s cathedral, Middlesborough is being offered by Middleborough diocese.
The Mass is recorded at 12noon on Sunday and is available once it’s been uploaded so after 1pm is best. It is then available all week.
The number to call is 01642 130120. Calls are charged at local rate and free if in your included minutes.
Rebecca tried it and you can hear it hands free with your speaker volume up so a couple can listen together.


An invitation to all young people!
 
The Ignite Team are planning plenty of new online content over the coming months. Join us on YouTube for First Fridays, our NEW monthly online chat show which goes live on the First Friday of each month. And why not join young people across the Diocese for our Mass for Young People on the Second Saturday of each month? Streamed via our YouTube channel and coming in person to a church near you! Follow us on Instagram and subscribe on YouTube to keep up to date with all we have to offer you: @igniteyea 
 

Foodbank: As we can’t do our usual monthly collection for the Foodbank in church, if you are able to do so please consider adding an item if you are shopping in Tesco, Sainsburys, Iceland, Badgeney Road Co-op and direct to the Foodbank on Monday mornings (10:30-11:30). Both stores have collection boxes which are emptied weekly. The Foodbank continue to distribute supplies to about 25 families a week in March and the surrounding areas.  All donations gratefully received but they are short of uht milk, coffee, peas, carrots, mashed potato, and even baked beans at the moment. Also household items and toiletries; bleach, washing up liquid, shampoo, toothpaste,  and shower gel.

If you or someone you know is in difficulties at this time, it may help to know that March Foodbank is open 1pm – 2.30pm on Tuesdays at Centenary Baptist Church in the High St in March. Just turn up to speak to someone.

Fenland District Council’s local COVID-19 response hub is coordinating help and support throughout the district to ensure the most vulnerable members of community can access critical support as soon as they need it.

The hub took over 300 calls in its first three days of its launch with callers being signposted to more than 50 known support services.

The Customer Services and Community Hubs has been re-opened on an appointment only basis. To book an appointment, please complete the webform. For further information on attending appointments, please refer to the  Appointment Booking Guidance [409kb].

A community hub service has been setup that brings together volunteers, support groups and partners across Fenland to help those most at risk during the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re a resident and need help with food shopping or collecting medicines, they can provide details of a local voluntary service who can help you. Call on 01354 654321 or email covid19@fenland.gov.uk. If you’re a resident and are able to offer help to people in need, please email covid19@fenland.gov.uk.

Some of the committee meetings have been postponed. Others will be available to view online via our YouTube channel.

Further details can also be found at https://www.fenland.gov.uk/coronavirus, where there is also advice and information for local businesses.


Parish Contacts

• Parish Priest: Fr Nicholas Kearney 01354 650788 email: marchcatholicpriest@gmail.com
• Deacon: Rev Martin Wells 01354 741488 email: mwells42@btinternet.com
• Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (fmm) 01354 652266 
• Newsletter: Please submit items for consideration to: marchrcnewsletter@gmail.com
• All Saints Inter-Church Academy Primary, County Road March 01354 659000
• Please visit the Parish website for the latest updates:  https://www.catholicchurchmarch.co.uk/

May God bless you and keep you safe this week