PARISH MASS BOOKS: The Parish Mass Books at the back of the Church are provided for use in Church only and should not be taken away.

If you have one at home can you please return it.

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ADVERT CHARITABLE GIVING : as a parish we will be collecting items for the Hertford & Ware food-bank, that they particularly need.

Next Sunday the First Sunday of Advent we invite you to bring a carton of long life fruit juice & place it in the box at the back of Church. Please only bring what the food bank ask us for, thank you.

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ACTION FOR CHRISTIANS AGAINST TORTURE: Christmas Greeting Campaign will take place after each Mass 30th Nov/1st Dec in the parish hall.

We suggest you write a simple card saying, that you are thinking of him/her & perhaps urging them not to lose hope, or words to that effect.

Several prisoners of conscience featured in the last campaign (who are Christians) have been released. Sadly others are still in prison & it is important not to forget them.

Cards & pens pro-vided. An overseas postal contribution of £1.50 is welcome.

Justice & Peace Group.

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CONFIRMATION 2019/2020: young people who are registered in our parish and are in Year 9 or above at Secondary School are invited to make application for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Please contact the parish office, Monday - Thursday 9am - 1pm to arrange an appointment with Fr. Charles. Please bring to this meeting, a copy of your Baptism Certificate, and a recent school photo, a copy of your Sponsors Baptism Certificate, and £20 for the course (cheques made payable to Ware Catholic Church).

Confirmation meetings for candidates will begin in the new year.

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NOVEMBER - MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS: November is traditionally the month in which we pray for the Holy Souls.

Please take a sheet & envelope from the table at the back of Church and list the names of your deceased parents, relatives, friends and all for whom you wish to pray. Then place your list together with your offering into the envelope and return to the Parish Office.

All lists will be placed in our Book of Remembrance, which will be placed on the Sanctuary during each Mass in November.

All Masses will be celebrated for those names contained in our Book of Remembrance.

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CHANGE OF MASS TIME: in response to requests from parishioners, as from Monday 7th October the weekly Monday Mass will change from 10.00am to 7.00pm to enable those that work during the day to have an opportunity to attend a weekday Mass.

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FIRST COMMUNION 2019/2020: registration for this programme has now closed. Any further requests this year will now be accepted into next year’s programme.

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'BAPTISED & SENT' FAITH SHARING GROUPS: this week will explore the life of Ezechiele Ramin, Servant of God.

Each session stands alone so there is no problem in just coming to a session or two. Due to the lack of numbers Alan Chapman’s group will stop but Deacon Adrian’s Group meets Monday 21st October at 7.30pm,-8.30pm after Mass & John & Margaret Davis’ Group meets Thursday 24th October at 10.45am both groups meet in our parish hall and all are welcome, please do try to come along.

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PRAYER INTENTIONS: Following the new General Data Protection Act ealier this year we are no longer able to keep a book for prayer intentions but have to have a sheet for each week which is then distroyed.

The new folder is on the table at the back of the church.

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MASS INTENTIONS: If you would like a Mass offered for a particular intention, in rememberance of someone deceased, a special anniversary, or for someone who is ill; please contact the parish office with the details and date you would like the Mass said, your intentions will be printed in our newsletter.

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CARMEL CONVENT MASS TIMES: From Monday to Saturday inclusive Mass will be at 8.00 a.m. The Sunday Mass is at 11.00 a.m.

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GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS - GDPR: The new law around data protection (GDPR) came into force on Friday 25th May, 2018. Following instructions from the Diocese we have therefore updated all of our processes which include new confidentiality agreements for all volunteers and privacy statements on all documentation.

The GDPR states that we must:

Keep personal data secure
Only use personal data for the purpose collected
Only keep personal data for as long as needed, ensure it is kept accurate and up to date Securely delete or destroy personal data when no longer needed
Don't give out personal data to third parties.

As a volunteer in the parish who generously gives their time and talents you may come across sensitive information that we need to protect so:

- Rotas that are published for display in the Church or on the Parish website must contain a name only.
Each Rota has to carry a 'Privacy Notice' advising volunteers on the specific rota that their details will be shared with fellow volunteers on the same rota to enable you to arrange cover and if you do not wish your personal details to be shared to let the 'Organiser of the Rota' or the Parish Priest know'. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. Rotas containing personal contact details should be kept secure in a locked cabinet. If kept electronically should be password protected.
- Rotas will run for a specific period and so paper copies should be securely destroyed using a 'shredder' and not put in a paper recycling bin. Electronic copies should be deleted from the computer and then deleted from the deleted items within one month after the end of the rota period.
- Contact details should only be shared with those on the rota for the purpose of arranging cover.

Please read, sign & return a 'Confidentiality agreement' (available in the Sacristy) if you are a parish volunteer and receive access to personal data via a rota or any other means.
If you use your own computer equipment for parish work you are required to have the permission of the Parish Priest and asked to please sign a Parish Computer Code of Practice and return to Fr. Charles.

Thank you for your patience and continued support

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THE ROSARY: The Holy Rosary will be recited every Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph's, Hertford at 7. 00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join with them.

For more information please take a leaflet from the back of the Church.

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CARITAS COMMUNITIES: Caritas Westminster, the social action agency of the diocese, is growing in communities by developing a series of hubs across the diocese, with a pilot hub starting in Hemel Hempstead to serve the Watford and St Albans Deaneries.

"The mission of Caritas Westminster is to encourage everyone in the Catholic community to reach out with practical help towards those in need. We are here to serve the good of all, especially the most vulnerable", Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

Caritas Westminster have adopted priority areas covering debt, food poverty, social isolation, people with intellectual disabilities and the deaf community, and aim to support existing projects and initiate new ones, build expertise at the parish level, and encourage volunteering.

For more information in requesting assistance with social action projects in your parish, or for volunteering opportunities and other ways to get involved, please contact John Coleby at, or visit our website at

For more information on the pilot hub or ways to get involved, contact development workers Sue Day (An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Chairperson for their Management Committee. It is not necessary to have a child attending the Kindergarten, for more information, please contact Carmel Chapman on 01920 485502 or email

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CATHOLIC SINGLES: Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single, widowed, separated and divorced Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet, either one to one or through social events.

For more information please call 0161 941 3498 or visit
or email

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SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE: The Diocesan Safeguarding Service is hoping to set up a support service for survivors of child abuse.

It is intended that a list is retained, confidentially by the safeguarding service, of professional counsellors, who have experience of this area of work. When requested by a survivor the safeguarding service can supply a list of counsellors from which the survivor will be able to choose from.

There is no guarantee of work emulating from this project and it will be the responsibility of the survivor to negotiate fees with the counsellor concerned.

If you are interested in adding your name to the list, please forward your full details, by email, and relevant experience to Peter Turner, the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor at

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THE CALIX SOCIETY: The Calix Society is for recovering alcoholics who want to draw on their Catholic faith as a sure path to serenity without alcohol. It offers a Catholic ministry to addicts in recovery, and their families: deepening faith, sharing the healing mercy of God.

Meetings are held each Thursday at the Calix Centre at the Church of Our Lady, 54 Lodge Road, NW8 8LA. Meetings begin with a celebration of Mass in the parish church at 7.00 p.m., though there is an opportunity to meet from 6.00 p.m. in the parish's lower hall.

The meetings after Mass have a different focus each week of the month - ranging from a fresh introduction to the basics of Catholic faith; Spiritual Exercises and Meditation, reflection on Matthew's Gospel; and celebration of reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Sick. Visitors welcome from all 12 step programmes, especially Alcoholics Anonymous & Anon.

For more information go to .

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THE VOCATIONS DISCERNMENT GROUP: This group for young adults (18-30's) meets on the 4th Friday of every month and over the last ten years has helped many to discern God's call for them in their lives.

Each meeting includes a talk, prayer, discussion and social time.

The group meets from 7-9 p.m. in the Hinsley Room in Morpeth Terrace next to Westminster Cathedral.

For further information contact Sr. Gabi on or Fr. Richard on

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FAMILY PLANNING - GOD'S WAY - NATURES WAY: The Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning is 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy with no side effects. This method is also very helpful for couples having difficulty conceiving and is a natural alternative to IVF. A clinic is held fortnightly on Wednesday evening 7.30 p.m.-9.30 p.m. at St Joseph's Church Hall, Hertford. To find out more and make appointments, call 07563828337 or email
Visit for more details.

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ECUMENICAL PRAYER GROUP: You are invited to join an Ecumenical Charismatic Prayer Group (formerly Hoddesdon Prayer Group - which met for over 20 years in Hoddesdon). Typical numbers are 10-15.

We meet to Praise God through Worship and Prayer, and grow in our faith through sharing. We meet from 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month in Leaside Hall, Room 1. All are welcome!!

If you would like to know more please contact Tony on 01920 411658

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'VINNIE PACKS' help London's homeless: The SVP (St Vincent de Paul Society) are distributing 11,500 packs containing cold weather essentials to the homeless & those spending the principal part of their day on the streets. Please consider sponsoring packs at a suggested donation of £3.50p per pack. Donations can be sent to Vinnie Packs, PO Box 722464, London SW1P 9EZ with cheques made out to SVP. Thank you for your support.

Thank you so much for your support."

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CATHOLIC SINGLES: Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single, widowed, separated and divorced Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet, either one to one or through social events.

For more information please call 0161 941 3498 or visit
or email

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CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION (CGA): The Catholic Grandparents Association's mission and purpose is to keep Prayer at the Heart of the Family and to pass on the Faith.

For information about the CGA, please visit:

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CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY: Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is an award winning, national debt counselling charity, offering free help and advice through a network of debt centres based in the local church.

CAP offers hope and a solution to people in debt through its top-quality, in-depth service, as well as financial education through the CAP Money Course and helping people back into employment through CAP Job Clubs.

Christ Church and Springs Christian Fellowship have partnered with CAP to offer debt counselling services in our community. The service offered is completely free.

Please see leaflets at the back of the Church for more details or call 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment with the Ware Debt Centre.

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CAR PARKING: Parishioners are aware of the double parking in the car park during weekend Masses and social events.

If you park in the middle please ensure you remove your car immediately afte Mass either to another parking space or on to the road if you are staying on.

We would remind you there is a large supermarket car park close by which allows 3 hours free parking and a number of our parishioners have used that facility.

If you have people visiting for Mass or a function please will you make them aware of the parking situation, thank you.

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SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS FUND: thank you very much for your contributions towards the collection last weekend. Together we raised £689.53.

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STEPHEN FOSTER RIP: his funeral Mass will be held at the Carmelite Monastery, Ware on Thursday 28th November at 12.00 noon.

Please pray for the repose of his soul .

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HELP NEEDED FOR OUR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: which will be after all Masses on the weekend of November 30th/December 1st.

Christmas cards, jams & cakes and small gifts for sale. Donations of small unopened & unwanted gifts welcome, please use the box at the back of Church. Also offers of help setting up, running a small stall or simply staying after Mass to sup-port our parish fund raising effort are needed.

Please ring Jan on 01920 420758 for more details.

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DICKENSIAN EVENING: Ware Dickensian Evening is on Friday 6th December & our parish will be having a Bottle Tombola Stall which raises money for our Parish.

There are boxes available in the Porch for you to donate any ‘bottles’ for the stall—unopened and in date please!

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PARISH HALL CLEANING: we urgently need volunteers to keep our lovely hall spic & span. Could anyone spare their time to join a rota, always at your convenience? If so please speak to the parish office

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PARISH SOUND SYSTEM: parishioners who use a hearing aid will have already noticed that our Loop System is not working, in fact it is dead! We are having an estimate done to replace our out dated sound system. This will be very expensive to replace.

We are grateful for the anonymous donation towards our new system. We hope to start work on this very soon.

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CATECHISTS NEEDED: in order for our Parish Catechetical programmes to function well and properly we need a team of Parish Catechists. Is this a service you feel you can offer our Parish community? Training can be provided.

If you would like to know more, please speak to Deacon Adrian or Fr. Charles.

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC: If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic, or want to find out more about the Catholic Faith please have a word with Fr. Charles, Alan Chapman or Mary Hallett.

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IF YOU TELEPHONE THE PRESBYTERY: When some people call the presbytery and they have to leave a message, they either do not hold the phone near their mouth or talk at a speed which even Lewis Hamilton would not be able to keep up with. This makes it impossible to know who has called or the telephone number to return the call.

If you have rung the Presbytery & left a message; but have not received a call back - you know the reason why. If you need to leave a message please speak slowly & clearly.

Thank you.

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PARISH REGISTRATION FORMS: If you have recently moved in to our parish of Ware, or if you are not yet registered with the parish, please obtain a registration form from the presbytery. This ensures that we are able to support you in your pastoral needs and our records our kept up to date.

Fr. Charles can then ensure he meets new parishioners.

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CHANGE OF ADDRESS: if you change your address within our parish please do notify the parish office of your new address so that we can keep our records up to date.

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FACEBOOK: We're on Facebook.
As you all know we are committed to raising money to pay for the new Parish Centre. As another way to communicate with all parishioners in this social media age a Facebook group called "Sacred Heart of Jesus & Saint Joseph R.C. Church Fundraising Group" has been created.

This Facebook group will aim to promote and communicate with parishioners about all the fundraising events over the next few years to pay for the new Parish Centre which is being built. The group will be a place to see what's going on, how much has been raised and bring the online community of the Parish together.

Everything on Facebook is currently being communicated at Church, in the weekly newsletter and this website. This does not change.

All we are doing is launching another channel to reach our community.

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NEW PARISH HALL: Our new Parish Hall was formally completed towards the end of 2016 and now provides a warm and welcoming venue for Parish activities as well as a meeting place for tea and coffee after Mass.

The Hall is already being well used by all of the parish groups. The Hall is a great resource for the Parish and more activities can now be planned.

The final cost of the Parish Hall is around £450,000. When construction started the Parish already had some funds and through 2016 we had an absolutely fantastic fund raising effort, raising around £110,000 which included a one off grant of £50,000. We are left with £70,000 to raise to clear the debt from the cost of the Centre, and our fundraising team are continuing to organise events to raise this amount.

The debt has now been cleared but please do continue to support the events.

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ITEMS FOR THE NEWSLETTER: All items for the Parish newsletter must submitted to the Parish office in writing or by email by 9:00am Wednesday with your name & phone number.

Thank you.

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EMERGENCY SICK CALLS: If you need a Priest URGENTLY, to administer the Sacrament of the Sick because someone is seriously ill & you ring Fr. Charles & the telephone is on answering machine; please do not leave a message for him, hoping that he will be back shortly. He may be out for the rest of the day & even longer - by the time he returns it may well be too late.

In such circumstances please call the following Priests until you are able to speak personally to one of them to see if he will be able to visit immediately in the emergency.
Fr. Terry Phipps (Hertford)..............01992 582109
Fr. Philip Miller (Hoddesdon)............01922 440986
Fr. John Cunningham (Waltham Cross)......01992 623156
Fr. Peter Harris (Bishop's Stortford)....01279 654063
Fr. Carlos Quito (Bishop's Stortford)....01279 654063
Fr. Clement Nyarko (Cheshunt) 01992 629878
Fr. Cyril Chiaha (Buntingford) 01763 271471

The above 6 Priests all have their own transport.

If none of them were available then please call the following who does not drive:-
Fr. Paul Arnold (St. Elizabeth's)........01279 842145

Please keep this information for further reference.

Thank you.

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QEII A&E DEPARTMENT CLOSURE - 1st October 2014: The NHS has asked us to pass on the following information:

The Accident and Emergency Department at the QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City closed on the 1st October 2014.

A new Urgent Care Centre will replace the A&E Department. This Centre will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Adults and children of all ages with minor injuries or minor illnesses will be able to go to the Urgent Care Centre. No Appointment will be necessary.

The Urgent Care Centre will treat:

• Muscle and joint injuries - such as strains, sprains, sudden back or neck pain, tendonitis and soft tissue injuries

• Suspected fractures and broken bones

• Bites, stings, cuts, bruises and grazes

• Burns and scalds

• Foreign bodies stuck in ears or noses

• Minor eye injuries

• Minor head injuries

• Minor illnesses which would normally be treated by a GP, but which cannot wait until your GP practice is open

For a suspected heart attack, stroke or any other serious or life-threatening illness or injury in an adult or child, ring 999 immediately. You will be taken to your nearest Emergency Department.

For more information visit

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IF YOU GO INTO HOSPITAL: Catholics in hospital are unlikely to receive an automatic visit from the Catholic Chaplain, as this information is now systematically withheld from Chaplains.

If someone is sick in hospital, please let us know here at the presbytery, or ask the staff on the ward, so that your loved one can be visited whilst in hospital, and receive Holy Communion and any other Sacraments from the Chaplain.

The Lister Catholic Chaplain, John O'Neill can be contacted office 01438-285138 or 07876-526935.

For Princess Alexandra, Fr Leszek Gamracy 01279-426017

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ROTAS: If you are currently on any of our rotas for Church cleaning, Eucharistic Minister, Readers,etc we would be grateful if you will provide the office with an email address in order for your copy to be emailed to you.

If you are not on email then please contact the office so that alternative arrangements can be made to ensure you receive your copy.

Thank you.

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CHURCH CLEANING: Thank you to those who kindly give their time to clean our Church. Your work is greatly appreciated.

If you are able to give your time for an hour a month to join the team, please contact Tracy in the parish office.

We have a lovely Church, it’s good to keep it clean. Thank you for your help.

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CHURCH CLEANING ROTA: A copy of the rota can be found on this website at:

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CHURCH CLEANING ROTA: the latest rota, from 21st July, is ready for collection from the Church porch.

Thank you to those who kindly give their time to clean our Church. Your work is greatly appreciated. If you are able to give your time for an hour a month to join the team, please contact Tracy in the parish office.

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EUCHARIST MINISTERS: the new rota will run from November 23rd – January 25th. In order to avoid too many changes will Ministers please let Jan know of any dates when they will be unavailable.

The usual list for volunteers to sign up for the Christmas period will be available on Weekends 15/16th and 22/23rd December on the table at the back of the Church.

It would be good to have some new Eucharistic ministers if you would be prepared to undertake this ministry please talk to Father Charles or myself Tel: Jan on 01920 420758 or Email Sick

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EUCHARIST MINISTERS ROTA: A copy of the rota can be found on this website at:

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READERS ROTA: A copy of the rota can be found on this website at:

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READERS REQUIRED: Readers are needed for the 6.30 p.m. & 10.30 a.m. Masses. If you are able to help with this ministry please let Fr. Charles know.

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CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD: At 10.30 Mass each Sunday during school term-time, we have a special Liturgy of the Word for young children.

For Key Stage 1 children, they go into the church hall and will listen to a simple reading of the Gospel and perhaps do some colouring, a simple craft activity or other activity.

For Key Stage 2 children, they meet in the sacristy, and in addition to listening to the Gospel and other readings of the day will have an opportunity to discuss what the readings mean for them.

Each of the group is guided by a catechist and helper. At present we need more helpers. If you would like to help with either the KS1 or KS2 liturgy, as part of a group working on a rota basis, then please talk to Deacon Adrian or one of the catechists.

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NEW CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED: an appeal for additional choir members as numbers are very low.

If anyone would like to join please speak to John Davis or let the office know.

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WE NEED MORE ALTAR SERVERS: Are you able to help?: Anyone who has made their First Holy Communion and is willing to attend a training session; then go on a rota to Serve at their usual Mass will be most welcome.

Just give your name and contact details to Fr. Charles, Deacon Adrian or Jon Woodford on 01920 420758 and all will be revealed!

Apply soon for Heavenly rewards.

Remember if you are under 16 you must get your Parent's permission.

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PARISH FLOWER ARRANGERS NEEDED: We need volunteers to arrange flowers, at present on a Friday or Saturday morning, in preparation for the weekend services. You would join a small team on a rota system. Help and initial support will be given.

For further information please contact the Parish Secretary via email or Jean McAleer on [01920 467531]

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GROUNDS AND GARDENS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: volunteers needed to maintain the gardens & lawns on a rota basis throughout the summer. Even families & non gardeners could help by just weeding & sweeping up.

Please put your names forward via the parish office if you can help our parish with this.

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PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES: Thank you to all parishioners who make regular donations with the weekly envelopes or through standing orders. Boxes of envelopes for the new financial year are available for collection. Please remember to collect them.

If you would like to start donating through either envelopes or standing orders please contact the Parish office

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GIFT AID: Thank you to all who Gift Aid their Sunday collection donations to our parish.

Thanks to them we have just received £8,000 back from the Chancellor.

This is a great benefit to our parish and is placed in our Building Fund for any repair and maintenance work that needs to be done.

If you are a tax payer and would like to support our parish by Gift Aiding your donations speak to Tracy in the Parish Office (for every £1:00 you give the goverment will give a further 25p) .

Well done and thank you.

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CATHOLICS ENCOURAGED TO CARRY 'FAITH CARDS': Parishioners across England and Wales are invited to carry a card showing that they are Catholic.

One million cards have been made available to 24 Catholic dioceses in this new initiative.

The credit-card-size resource features on one side, a space for the owner to sign, a statement that the carrier is a Catholic and a list of six things that Catholics are called to do. There is also a sentence that reads: 'In the event of an emergency, please call a Catholic priest'. The other side of the card has a quote from Blessed John Henry Newman, focusing on the call to serve and affirming that everyone has a mission.

The cards are now available on the table at the back of the Church.

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THE GIVING MACHINE: - We recently received a credit for £18.37 from the 'Giving Machine' in respect of commission because parishioners bought goods 'on line'

Thank you to all who do this & put our parish as your nominated charity.

If you are shopping online, did you know you can raise money for our Church at no extra cost to yourself by accessing your favorite retailer's website via The Giving Machine website

Please be reassured, you do not need to put any credit card details into the Giving Machine website, these are only entered in the normal way on the retailer's website for the purpose of making your actual purchase.

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OPERATION 'STOMP': This is a new initiative from Hertfordshire police which is aimed at identifying vulnerable people and putting measures in place to prevent them becoming the victims of crime.

Are you worried that your property looks vulnerable to burglars or rogue traders? If so Operation 'Stomp' may be able to help you.

For more information please take a leaflet from the table at the back of the Church.

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100 CLUB DRAW FOR THE CHURCH FUNDS: If you would like to join our 100 club please speak to the Parish Office. It is £26 for 6 months or £50 for 12 months. Cheques payable to Ware Catholic Church.

The draw is made on the 1st Sunday of the month in the hall after 10.30am Mass


1st - £50
2nd - £30
3rd - £10
4th - £5
5th - £5.

Do please support this parish fund raiser.

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FREE HOME FIRE SAFETY CHECKS: Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service is offering you the opportunity to have a Free fire safety check of your home, carried out by firefighters from your local station.

Visits are by appointment only. All appointments will be pre-arranged with you.

The firefighters that call will always be in uniform, use an agreed password and show an ID card.

This assessment will look at all areas of accident and fire risk within your home.

They will advise you on the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms (where necessary they will supply and fit one free of charge).

They will also give advice and information on how to stay safe from fire, including kitchen hazards, safe disposal of smoking materials, candles, heaters, electric blankets & dangers from harmful substances.

Finally, they will help you to make an escape plan to prepare you, should a fire occur in your home.

To request a free home fire safety check the easiest way is to complete the online request form at or alternatively you can call 0300 123 4046.

"It won't cost a penny and it could save your life!"

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CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY: Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is an award winning, national debt counselling charity, offering free help and advice through a network of debt centres based in the local church.

CAP offers hope and a solution to people in debt through its top-quality, in-depth service, as well as financial education through the CAP Money Course and helping people back into employment through CAP Job Clubs.

Christ Church and Springs Christian Fellowship have partnered with CAP to offer debt counselling services in our community. The service offered is completely free. Please call 0800 328 0006 to book an appointment with the Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm Ware Debt Centre.

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BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION: There's life in your unwanted furniture and electricals. Book a free collection to donate your furniture and electrical items, visit or call the Harlow store on 01279 905684. The funds raised from your unwanted items will save countless lives.

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BRITISH RED CROSS - SUPPORT IN THE HOME: The Red Cross helps thousands of people with short term support in the home following an accident, illness or short stay in hospital, giving them the confidence to continue their daily lives.

The service is funded by Herts County Council and is available free for adults in Hertsmere & East Hertfordshire

The volunteers and staff can help with a wide variety of everyday tasks which help regain independence and cinfidence at home.

Please see the leaflet in the porch or to make an enquiry please call 01992 585955/585972 or email:

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EMMAUS: Emmaus is a homelessness charity providing more than just a bed for the night. They have recently opened a new shop in Hertford at Foxholes Farm, London Road, SG13 7NT. This sells quality used furniture, white goods and other items. Please see the poster in the porch or visit their website for more information

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HERTFORDSHIRE HEALTH WALKS: Health walks are part of a countrywide programme of free, led walks helping everyone get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits.

Walks are graded according to ability and start at different times all over the county.

To find a walk near you please visit

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DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENINGS: Hertford Theatre has a new initiative at their cinema. They will be holding monthly dementia friendly screenings.

There will be no adverts or trailers and the lighting will be slightly raised throughout the film.

Ticket prices £5 with one carer free.

Screenings start at 1:30pm

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EUROPEAN WEEK FOR WASTE REDUCTION: 16th-24th November. In caring for God's creation, we are all encouraged to use the world's resources wisely, and care for the environment, not least through a reduction in waste.

The Justice & Peace Group invites you to take a leaflet home with tips on how to recycle waste. REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE

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#RED WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER: Aid to The Church In Need supports millions of Christians around the world who suffer persecution, oppression and discrimination because of their Faith.

You are invited to 'go to Mass for someone who can't' on Monday 25th November at 7:00pm and show support to persecuted Christians by wearing something red on Red Wednesday 27th November

Justice & Peace Group


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WARE CHRISTMAS TOGETHER - RIVERSIDE HALL, PRIORY STREET: A warm welcome awaits anyone living alone to a free three course Christmas lunch.

Do you know someone who might like to come? Alternatively the meal can be delivered to people in their homes.

Come as a Guest or a Helper who joins in or helps with transport which is really needed.

Forms available at the back of the church for a guest (white) or for a helper (pink) Further information available from Zara & Pat Kimber phone 01920 420642

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