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2011 Parish News & Reports  
January 2011
15th-16th Visitation of Bp Christopher, the first since 2007
15th Decree from Bishop officially confirming the canonical union of B & L
18th New laptop computer installed in parish office at L
18th-25th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: services in Methodist churches at B, H & L
29th New readers recruited at L

February 2011

13th Presentation of the 10 candidates for First Holy Communion at L
Appeal on behalf of the Bude Street Pastors by Ros Dolphin at B
Anne Hammond & Lea Deely appointed Safeguarding Reps for B, working with Parish Rep Geoff Provis
15th Meeting of Churches Together in Launceston
Work begins on painting & renovation of Sacristy at L
22nd Meeting of PPC after Mass at L
23rd Work begins on stage 1, clearing “jungle”, felling some trees in L churchyard: stage 2 will landscape and provide more space for graves
24th Meeting of Churches Together in Bude
26th &27th In all 3 churches North Devon Catenians make an appeal for Bp Christopher’s Fund for Seminarians
27th Launch of Bishop Christopher Jubilee Fund for Seminarians: 9 men at present in formation
Chris Hazard becomes leader of the flower arranging team at L

March 2011

4th Women’s World Day of Prayer celebrated at B, L & H, where the speaker is Fr David
9th Ash Wednesday: Mass 10 am at B & 6 pm at L. Lenten programme & free spiritual reading available
13th Collections of food for needy started at B
15th Colin Barrett & Fr David represent Parish at official Opening of Town Hall by Duchess of Cornwall
20th New vestment cupboards in Sacristy at L completed
23rd Lenten Penitential Service at L
25th Big Breakfast at White Hart Hotel L in support of Cancer Research
28th New parish emails and website

April 2011

3rd Mothering Sunday: daffodils provided by Hilary Jenkin
7th Fr David represents Parish at Grants Awards ceremony at Town Hall L, cheque to help maintain churchyard
Throne for monstrance re-gilded for L
Separate bank accounts merged: now PRCDTR St Cuthbert Mayne RC Parish at NatWest L
10th Curtains fitted in Sacristy at L
Ivy removed from granite staircase at L
Painting & renovation of gutters & downpipes at L church
Meeting space in church foyer enlarged at B
12th Meeting of Churches Together in H
15th Redundant telephone poles removed from churchyard at L
17th Palm Sunday processions in all 3 communities
20th Dee Wynne-Morter from B represents Parish in Chrism Mass in Plymouth Cathedral
22nd Good Friday: Fr David preaches at St Thomas, L
23rd Polish food offerings for Easter blessed by Fr David: c100 people present
Easter Vigil at 8.30 pm, ends 9.50 pm followed by hot cross buns & wine
24th Easter Sunday Masses at 9 am at B, 10 am at L: Easter eggs donated by Hilary Jenkin at L
28th Church at L: external woodwork renewed & repainted, gate cleaned & repainted

May 2011

1st Detailed plans for Launceston Pilgrimage made public
3rd Additional fencing near Presbytery for noticeboard

September 2011
Important discussion documents:
• The future of the Catholic Community at Holsworthy: A Discussion Document for the PPC (click HERE to view pdf)
• Proposed Plans for the Renovation of Launceston and Bude Churches (click HERE to view pdf)

St. Cuthbert Mayne's Feast Day is 29th November

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