News

2019

 

Christmas Fair 

Our annual Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 16th of November 2-4 pm in The Church Hall.

Please come to celebrate the start of the festive season with Christmas cards, face painting, cakes and bottles sale. Raffle tickets are still available (5£ per 5 tickets). 

Cake donations, spirits and items for the hampers are very appreciated.

Holiday Club

It's that time of year again when 'Christians Together in Sawston' are gearing up for a week of fun, frolics and heart-warming moments at Holiday Club.

Bramble Grove Holiday Club will run from 29th July to 2nd August 2019 from 9.30am-3.30pm daily at the Bellbird School in Sawston.

Holiday Club has grown year-on-year since it began in 2016 and we would love not to have to turn any children away this year. However, in order to achieve that we will need an increased base of helpers.

If you feel able to help out in any way, either before the event or during the week itself, we would really appreciate your input. There are many activities that need to be fulfilled including: craft preparation, refreshments, security, site preparation and administrative duties as well as working directly with the children. Whether you can help for just a few hours, one day or the whole week it will make a difference to the children's lives.

Everyone who has been involved with Holiday Club over the years has gained as much from the experience as the children have! The children enjoy crafts, games, Bible stories, singing, crafts and prayer activities. The adults can gain much from the purity of the children's insights, the questions that they ask and the sheer joy of them coming to know something of what it means to live a life in relationship with Christ.

If you can help in any way please do get in touch by e-mailing maggie.jones90@ntlworld.com (please do not use the 'reply all' option)

 

 

Annual General Meeting

AGM of the Our Lady of Lourdes Sawston Pastoral Council will be held on 14th May at 7:30pm in the church hall. It is a great opportunity to get together as a community and plan for the future, especially given the recent growth in parishioner numbers and our position now as a new joint parish with Cambourne. All parishioners are encouraged to attend, particularly newcomers to the parish. The Pastoral Council are always looking for new members, willing to help within community. Please speak to Fr. John or any member of the PC if you could like to get involved or have questions.

"Sawston Quiz Night" on Friday 1st February 7.00 for 7.30 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall. £5 per person. Bernie Flood will again be our Quizmaster. Teams of six - form a team in advance or join one on the night. Bring and share snacks, nibbles and drinks. There's no need to book but it would help to have an idea of numbers - please e-mail Bernie on bjflood@timicomail.co.uk or text on 07808 296383

Children's Christmas Party will be held on next Sunday 6th January after 11.15 Mass in OLOL Hall. . Sandwiches (for the kiddiewinks!) will be provided but as always parents are requested to bring some snacks to share among them. Please also dress up your children as Magi for the Mass !

2018

Christmas Fete  

Christmas fete will be held on Saturday 17th of November 2-4 pm in The Church Hall.

 

Annual General Meeting

 

AGM of the Our Lady of Lourdes Sawston Pastoral Council will be held on 15th May at 7:30pm in the church hall. It is a short meeting with reports on activities during the last year by the chairman, and also a report on finance by the Finance Committee.

Parish pilgrimage to  Lourdes

Parish pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place in October. We are trying to estimate the costs which depends on number of people going. Closing date is 30 April 2018. Please let us know if you wish to go. 

Curry Night

Due to popular demand Curry Night is back this year :)

Amazing, authentic Indian food will be served in OLOL Hall on 11th of April at 6pm

Cost £10 per adult and children free

Tickets will be available for sale from 18th of March after mass. Please get your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment

All proceeds to go towards payment of the new church signs

Knights of St. Columba 

  • Easter Scene Painting Competition 2018

      The Easter Scene Painting Competition is opened to 4 year groups in Schools and Parishes in East              Anglia. For criteria, prizes and more info click here

  • National Prayer Writing Competition 2018 

      The competition is open to young people 12 to 18 years of age in secondary education. For more info          click here

  • National Essay Writing Competition 2018 

      The competition is open to young people 12 to 18 years of age in secondary education. For more info          click here

Important events for our calendar: 

  • Mysterium (March 29th - April 1st) - An Easter Triduum retreat for 18 - 35s. Journey through the Triduum as a community of young adults in the intimate surroundings of Dowry House, Walsingham. Led by the Ignite Team

  • Ignite Festival (5th & 6th May) - Bishop Alan usually writes in the Ad Clerum the he expects everyone preparing for Confirmation to come, so do please ask your Confirmation candidates to keep the date free.

  • Celebrate East Anglia (2nd & 3rd June) - this is the conference for the whole family from age 0 - 99! We are involved in running the programme for young people.

 

 

A new parish was officially launched in the Diocese of East Anglia 

https://www.rcdea.org.uk/new-cambs-parish-created-in-diocese-of-east-anglia/

Bishop Alan will come to our communities to officially announce the establishment of the new Parish. He will say the 5pm Mass at SJF on Saturday 13/1 and the 11.15am Mass at OLOL on Sunday 14/1/2018. Please bring cakes & foods to share after both Masses. Many thanks.

 

Address

135 High St, Sawston,

Cambridge CB22 3HJ, UK

Canon Hoan Minh Nguyen

01223 832397 / 07754 227468

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