Today: Sunday 6 in Ordinary Time (B)

Parish Mass Book: page 137

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes & World Day of Prayer for the sick.

Today is also a Day of Prayer for the Unemployed


Ash Wednesday: this week 14 February


“Lent is the time to start breathing again.

It is the time to open our hearts to the breath of God

who can turn our dust and ashes to humanity.”                                                             Pope Francis


Holy Mass with blessing and marking with ashes:  

  • 10.00am at St James
  • 12.00 at St Boniface
  • 7.30pm at St James


Ash Wednesday in our Catholic tradition is a day of fasting & abstinence.

We are invited to eat less food and abstain from meat – as a measure of self-discipline, in empathy with the passion of Jesus, in solidarity with our brothers and sisters world-wide who have no choice but to go hungry.


Lourdes Pilgrimage Collection

Bishop Mark has asked us to contribute today to the Lourdes fund. This is to help very ill people, who couldn’t otherwise afford it, to join the pilgrimage to seek healing of body, soul and spirit, under Our Lady’s protection.

Please spare what you can and give to the retiring collection


Everything Belongs – Journey in Faith

A Lent course based on the book Everything Belongs –  the Gift of Contemplative Prayer, by the renowned Franciscan Fr Richard Rohr, where he challenges people to see anew, to move beyond the comfort of a settled life toward an understanding of themselves rooted in their connection to God.

Tuesday afternoons at 3.00pm in St James church hall: February 20th and 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.

Anyone wanting to know more can ring Barbara on 01398 331823. Books can be borrowed from the Journey in Faith base in the hall, or by arrangement.


 “Come home…I am waiting for you..”

Pope Francis has asked that our churches be ‘a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey’.

  • St James will be open on the following Friday evenings in Lent from 7.00 to 8.30pm: Feb 23rd, March 2nd, 16th, 23rd.
  • St Boniface will be open on the following Tuesdays in Lent from 11.15am to 12.00: Feb 20th, 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th.

This will be a period of prayerful silence in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. A priest will be available at the same time for individual private Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).


Fund Raising for the New Church: can you help?

Are there people in the parish who work for Companies that match their employee’s fund raising?  If so, can you help in our Fund Raising for the New Church?


Summer Fete: 12 May

We are planning to have a Summer Fete at St James in aid of the New Church, which will show our talents in making things; having fun; providing tasty food and drinks; having a good time; Music and the like.  Can you help us?  More information to follow.


Photographs of St John’s Church 

Have you photographs of St John’s Church?  If the answer is yes, can you put them in an envelope with your name and address on, and bring them to church for the attention of Deacon Peter.  He will make electronic copies and return them to you.  Thank you.


200 Club

Congratulations to George Fitz-Costa who won the £30 prize and to Margaret Found who won the £20 prize in the February draw. Subs for March will be collected at both Masses this weekend. New members always welcome.


Catechetical Summer Camps

Applications are now being taken for places at the Plymouth Diocese Catechetical Summer Camps, to be held at Grangehurst, Buckfast Abbey. Camp details and application forms can be obtained from the parish office or on-line from the camp website:  Prompt applications are advisable.


West Side Story

The junior society will be performing West Side Story in the New Hall Tiverton every evening next week. Tickets available from Twyford  Photograpy  £9.00 for adults £7.50 for children and seniors. Several young people from the parish will be performing and would greatly appreciate your support. Come and enjoy the show!


Garment alterations

– male and female. Not wearing it because it’s too long? Is the zip broken? Call Pauline on 01884 829028. All proceeds to New Church Building Fund.




Fr Paul Rea CRL, Parish Priest                 Twitter:   @StJamesRCTiv

Rev Michael Tosh, Deacon                      Facebook: St James RC

Rev Peter Found, Deacon                        Church Tiverton

Parish Office:                                           

40 Old Road, Tiverton EX16 4HJ

Telephone: (01884) 252292        Email:


Church of St Boniface – Cullompton

Crow Green, Shortlands, Cullompton EX15 1EW


Church of St James – Tiverton

Old Road Tiverton EX16 4HJ


Parish Safeguarding Reps

Marian Coombs, Siobhan Gilroy and Shelagh Eastwood

Contact: via the Parish Office on 252292 or


St John’s Catholic Primary and Pre-School (Academy)

Mrs Caroline James, Headteacher

Mr Simon Coombs, Chair of Governors

Melbourne Street, Tiverton, Devon EX16 5LA

Telephone: (01884) 253630    




Sunday 11 February                                 Sunday 6 in Ordinary Time (B)

Holy Mass at 11.00am                                 World Day of Prayer for the Sick

Children have their own Liturgy of the Word


Wednesday 14 February                                                 Ash Wednesday

  • Holy Mass with Ashes at 12.00       Day of Fast & Abstinence


Sunday 18 February                                          First Sunday of Lent  (B)

  • Holy Mass at 11.00am



Saturday 10 February

  • Vigil Mass of Sunday 6.00pm


Sunday 11 February                                Sunday 6 in Ordinary Time (B)

  • Holy Mass at 9.00am     World Day of Prayer for the Sick


Monday 12 February                                             

  • Holy Mass at 10.00am


Tuesday 13 February

  • Churches Together AGM (Methodist church Tiverton)


Wednesday 14 February                                                  Ash Wednesday

  • Holy Mass with ashes at 10.00am       Day of Fast & Abstinence
  • Holy Mass with ashes at 7.30pm.


Friday 16 February                                                          

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 11.30am
  • Holy Mass at 12.00
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) before Mass.


Saturday 17 February

  • Vigil Mass 0of Sunday 6.00pm


Sunday 18 February                                           First Sunday of Lent (B)

  • Holy Mass at 9.00am

Children have their own Liturgy of the Word at this Mass



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