St. Mary’s Parish, 82 West Street, Dunstable.

Canon Tony Brennan Tel: 01582 662710

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Website: www.stmarys-dunstable.org

Parish Office Hours – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am – 1.30pm 

Parish Safeguarding Rep – Lin Bateman 07985922706

                                                                       

                                  FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT - 27TH NOVEMBER 2022

    

Sat 26th

 

 

     5.00pm- 5.30pm

     6pm Mass

 

           Confessions followed by Rosary in the Lady Chapel

           Mary Ann & John Devine (Ann)

 

Sun 27th

 

 

     9.30amMass      

     11.30amMass

 

           Rohan Fitzsimons Ann & Edward Buczak B’Day Rem

           Karen Goff Int & Holy Souls

 

Mon 28th

 

 

     NB10am

     12 Midday

 

           Mass at St. Vincent’s School – For Parish

           Funeral - Catrina Lamagna

 

Tues 29th

 

     NB 9AM MASS

 

           Teresa Thomas (Rec Dec) & Rita Theresa Gilbert Ann

 

Thurs 1st

 

     9.30am

 

           Vera & Lydia Caires (RIP)  

 

Fri 2nd

 

 

     8.45 – 9.15

     9.30am Mass

 

           Exposition

           Fr Jeremy Davis RIP & Tony Colman & Agnes Croft

 

WALK WITH ME – A JOURNEY OF PRAYER FOR ADVENT AND CHILDRENS ADVENT CALENDERS AVAILABLE IN CHURCH

SVP APPEAL THIS WEEKEND

BAPTISM COURSE – Saturday 10TH December, at 11am at St. Mary’s Church.

ADVENT HOLY HOUR WITH CONFESSION – Tuesdays 6,13,20, 6.30 – 7.30pm

ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE – Mon 19th Dec at 7pm at Holy Ghost Church, Luton.

MASS AND ANOINTING OF THE SICK – Tuesday 20th Dec at 10am followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre.

KNIGHTS OF ST. COLUMBA CHRISTMAS QUIZ Friday  9th December in the parish centre

Doors open 7.00 pm Quiz starts at 7.30 pm Teams with a Max. Of 6 players under 16 free.

£3.00 per head Bring your own food and drink. To pre-book a table call Justin Redmond 607869

YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY - 16th December 7pm to 9pm in the parish centre.

We will have lots of games and a disco to spread the festive cheer. Food and Drinks will also be provided. hope to see you all there! Please email if you are able to attend This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME 2023 It's time to start thinking about whether you are ready for confirmation.  You will need to be a member of our Parish, and in year 9 or above, with an interest in deepening your faith, and becoming a full member of our Catholic community. Confirmation registration of interest will be open from 1st Dec until 1st Jan 23. Places are limited and managed on a strictly first come, first served basis .  Visit the following URL link to register www.stmarys-dunstable.org/sacraments/confirmation

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME Registration takes place online via a Google Form which can be accessed using this link: https://forms.gle/jn8SaUoEGtpKEQ3P8

WHICH WILL OPEN FROM 1st December until 1st January 2023 for children in year 3 and above. YOU WILL NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF OUR PARISH. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 200 CLUB WINNERS; 1st prize of £100 to Sheila Iliasu

2nd prize of £50 to Maureen Saint. Thanks for your continued support. Miriam

CARITAS HARMONY LADIES CHOIR CHRISTMAS GALA CONCERT – Sunday 11th December at St. Mary’s Church at 6pm. Doors open 5pm. Tickets £10, under 12 free. Refreshments available cash only. Tickets www.caritasharmony.co.uk or phone 01582 599520. Tickets on the door- cash only.

GRAND CHRISTMAS CHARITY CONCERT – Vauxhall Luton Male Voice Choir, Luton Concert Orchestra and the Parkside Singers- Sat 17th Dec at 7.45pm in St. Mary’s Church.

Doors open 7.15pm. Admission £10 Children up to 12 years free. Tickets on the door, cash only or phone 01525 753110.

ADVENT RETREAT - With plenty of time for prayer and contemplation, join Fr John Udris and Avril Baigent as we seize the opportunity to switch off from all the pressures on us and just 'be’. Thursdays through December: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 7.30-8.30pm.

Both can be booked through the Diocesan website.

CARITAS – LOVE CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN – You can donate items to the parish office  for Christmas Gift Bags from Infants to elderly which will be collected and distributed by the Diocesan Caritas team. There is a suggested list of gifts on the notice board or visit www.northamptondiocese.org/lovechristmas. Gifts to be handed in by 12th December.

DECLUTTER FOR NOAH THIS AUTUMN - Homeless charity NOAH are calling for urgent donations for their shops this autumn. Please consider dropping any unwanted items of gently loved clothing, shoes, toys, linens, and other homeswares and bric-a-brac items, to either Lewsey Farm or High Town Shop, or NOAH Welfare Centre on Park Street.

YOUNG ADULTS LUNCH event on Saturday 17th December 2022. Our Lady Help of Christians church, Luton from 11am-3pm (optional extras Adoration from 10am and Mass at 3pm) Lunch Provided.

FLAME is a national event on 4th March 2023 at Wembley Arena. It’s aimed at those aged 13 -25 and we are taking two coaches down from the diocese with various pick-up points. It is always a great day to celebrate as part of the wider Church and we have managed to secure costs for a ticket, t-shirt and travel for £49. Booking details can be found on our website and further details including previous videos of the event can be found www.cymfed.org.uk/flame

Details for these and all other events can be found on our website www.nymo.org