Joint Newsletter 8th July 2018

FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

8th JULY 2018

Saturday 7th July

St. Theresa’s 10.00 a.m.     Priest’s Intention

St. Columba’s 6.30 p.m.     Ged McDonald – Vigil Mass

Sunday 8th July

St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m.     Parishioners’ Intentions

St. Columba’s 11.00 a.m.     The Parish

Monday 9th July

St. Theresa’s 9.00 a.m.     Priest’s Intention

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Vera Kennedy

Tuesday 10th July

St Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Maria Rosa Farrell RIP

St. Theresa’s 6.30 p.m.     Private Intention

Wednesday 11th July – St Benedict, Ab

St Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Sarah McNicholas

St Theresa’s 1.00 p.m.     Funeral Service for Carolyn Pritchard

7.00 p.m.     Priest’s Intention

Thursday 12th July

St Theresa’s 9.00 a.m.     Private Intention

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Anne Rooney

Friday 13th July – St Henry, K

St Theresa’s 8.00-9 a.m.     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

9.00 a.m.     Private Intention

10.15 a.m. Funeral Service for Lilian Eileen Westley

St Columba’s 7.00p.m.     Fr Bernard Wilkinson

Saturday 14th July – St Camillus de Lellis, P; BVM

St. Theresa’s 10.00a.m.     Parishioners’ Intentions

St Columba’s 6.30 p.m.     Thomas Daley – Vigil Mass

Sunday 15th July

St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m.     Muriel Mattress RIP

St. Columba’s 11.00 a.m.     The Parish

MORNING PRAYER: (St Columba’s):

Until further notice Morning Prayer will take place in Church at 9.00 am before the Blessed Sacrament, Monday through to Thursday, except Wednesdays, when Morning Prayer will commence at 8.50 am followed at 9.10 am by Novena Prayers to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour prior to Mass in the Iona Chapel.

CONFESSIONS

St. Columba’s: Between 6.00 pm and 6.25pm before the Vigil Mass. At other times by arrangement with Fr. Jonathan.

St. Theresa’s: After every weekday Mass.

BAPTISMS:

St. Columba’s: By appointment. After speaking to Fr. Jonathan to arrange a date, please contact Maighread Kerry on 07900 668883.

St. Theresa’s: To arrange a Baptism, please contact Fr. Isidore or Mike Maxwell on 07851 720217 or email mike.maxwell28@gmail.com

LATELY DEAD – ST THERESA’S:

Please pray for Carolyn Pritchard and Lilian Eileen Westley who died recently. May the Lord grant them Eternal Life and console their family and friends.

Carolyn Pritchard’s Funeral Service is on Wednesday, 11th July at 1pm at St. Theresa’s. Lilian Westley’s Funeral Service is on Friday, 13th July at 10.15 am at St Theresa’s.

ST COLUMBA’S AND ST THERESA’S ANNIVERSARIES:

John Davies, Kay Hanratty, Anne Hynes, Eileen Mary Gray, Angela Byron (Fr. Cooke’s Cousin), Goronwy Williams, Arthur Robert Turner, Peggy Tobin, Peggy Harrison, Sean Terence Hughes, Christopher O’Gorman, Mary Molly Jones, Catherine Margaret Herbert, Carmen McNeill, Sarah Collins, Marisa Theresa Filon, Kathleen Gallagher, Roy Anthony Shanley, Molly Littler, Vincenzo (Larry) Pellegrini, Carol Ann Ray, Terence Francis Graham, Douglas Butler, Frank Mayers, Kenneth Vincent Hassall, Patrick Michael Murphy, Bernard Hanratty Hill.

OFFERTORY:

St. Columba’s: Loose Plate £419.66, Planned Giving £302.37; Average Weekly Standing Orders £677.00, Candles £40.32.

St. Theresa’s: £277.19. Average weekly standing orders £80.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support.

CONFIRMATION:

To prepare to be Confirmed in November, adults please speak to Farther Jonathan; under 18’s please email stcolumbatheresaconfirmation@hotmail.co.uk

For more information please contact Denise Lusk on 379742.

ADDITIONAL ALTAR SERVERS:

“If anyone who has received their First Holy

Communion is interested in becoming an altar server, please contact Richard Curtis on rich.curtis89@yahoo.co.uk or 07787 782255.

RETIRING COLLECTION:

Retiring Collection this weekend is for “Peter’s Pence”.

RED MISSION BOXES – St Columba’s:

Could those parishioners holding Red Mission boxes please leave them in the sacristy for Marg Curtis to collect. You can collect your emptied box from the table in the rear porch of the church. If you would prefer not to collect from the table, phone Marg to make other arrangements. Thank you for your continued support.

RED MISSION BOXES-St Theresa’s:

Thank you for your donations –please collect your box from the back of church.

NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS AND PILGRIMAGE, ADOREMUS:

Places for Mass at 9.30a.m on Sunday 9th September in Liverpool Metropolitian Cathedral may be requested online either as an individual or as a group at www.jumpdp.com/adoremus2018. Although tickets are free, a processing fee applies £3.50pp. The 11.30a.m. Mass on Sunday is fully booked. Places are still available to hear the inspirational and motivational Bishop Robert Barron on Saturday 8th September in Liverpool Echo Arena and can be booked via your parish. Please book as soon as possible – all Friday Symposium tickets have been taken up! Forms may be accessed via Adoremus link at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org or from your parish.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE:

St. Columba’s:

8th July   Badminton Group            Hospice

15th July   CWL                                   CWL

22nd July   NW England Guides     World Jamboree

Tea, coffee and juice are served in the Hall after the 11.00 am Mass. Please call Marge Curtis 318424 to choose a Sunday when you can raise money for a charity of your choice.

St Theresa’s:

Tea, coffee and juice are available in the Parish Club after 9.30a.m. Mass. Proceeds from this Sunday’s coffee will go to Christian Aid. All are very welcome.

UPTON & BLACON CHURCHES TOGETHER:

This week we pray for:

· The residents of Dawpool Close, Ullswater Crescent, Orchard Close, Boleyn Close, Tudor Green, Saxon Way and Palatine Close.

· For the Upton Churches Together Monday Coffee Morning. For the Churches Together in Upton Committee.

ANNUAL COACH TRIP TO SHEFFIELD FRIDAY 27th JULY:

There are still seats available on the coach which will leave St Columba’s car park at 8.45a.m. and St Theresa’s at 9.00a.m. There is a list in the front porch of both Churches for names. Also an overview of some things you might wish to see in Sheffield i.e. 2 Cathedrals indoor and outdoor gardens and much more. The price of the trip is £12 per head to be paid by Friday 21st July. Paul W will be in St Columba’s hall after 11:00 Mass on Sunday 15th July for anyone wishing to pay for the trip.

CARMELITE MONASTERY:

In celebration of 100 years Foundation in Birkenhead, a Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Mark Davies on the Feast of Mount Carmel on 16th July at 7pm. All Welcome.

BLACON CHURCHES TOGETHER:

Songs of Praise will take place at 12.30 p.m. Saturday 4th August at Blacon Old Station. Bring a picnic.

THANK YOU:

Fr Isidore thanks the parishioners for their support, cards and gifts for his 50th birthday celebration last Monday. May God bless and reward you abundantly.

CONGRATULATIONS:

Congratulations to Fr. Mike Lester on the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

200 CLUB:

The winners of the Grand Draw are:- £150 M. Lane (no15) £100 J. Casey (no.73) and £50 S. Parry (no.25) The new cycle starts today, 8th July, apologies some of the envelopes will not be ready until next week. Thank you for your continued support.

SEA SUNDAY – 8th JULY:

Today is a Day of Special Prayer for Seafarers – There will be a retiring collection.

ROSARY & AFTERNOON TEA- 12th July:

There will be the Rosary and afternoon tea in St Theresa’s parish garden at 2pm on Thursday 12th July. All welcome. No charge but donations towards the garden would be appreciated.

ST PIO PRAYER GROUP:

The next meeting is on Thursday 12th July, starting at 7.30 p.m. in 10 Totland Grove, Newton, Chester CH2 2EY. 01244 310415.

CHESTER ACROSS GROUP:

Chester Across Group urgently require another nurse (or Doctor) to travel overland to Lourdes by Jumbulance. Now in our 25th year, sadly, one of our nurses has withdrawn so another is needed. Dates: Thu 30th August to Sat 8th Sept. Cost. Nurses are asked to pay half price – £400 – but we do fund raising to subsidise anyone who cannot afford to pay the full amount. For further information see church notice boards or contact Group Leader Tony Murphy on 07881 656974 or by email  tonymurphyefc2002@yahoo.co.uk

YOUTH GROUP (10 TO 14 YEARS):
The last meeting of the youth group before the summer break is tomorrow, Monday 9th July, beginning at 7.15 pm in the Iona chapel, finishing at 9pm.

BIKE RACKS:

Bike racks have recently been installed at both our churches – and they have started to be used! Our thanks go to Peter Bulmer for arranging for the supply of the racks from Cheshire West & Chester Council.

SVP COLLECTION OF TOILETRIES:

We will be doing a collection of toiletries for people supported by Chester Aid to the Homeless. They have asked in particular for disposable razors, spray on deodorants, sun creams and also during this hot weather tee shirts, shorts and sun hats. Please place any donations in the boxes at the back of the Church.

DIOCESAN VACANCIES:

Senior Trusts & Foundations’ Officer to play a key role in the development and implementation of the Diocesan fundraising activities and those of Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury in order to secure funding for parishes, programme work, project work (and organisational core costs) by assisting with the preparation of funding bid applications.

Diocesan Health & Safety Officer The post holder will act as the key contact for all health & safety matters throughout the Diocese and will co-ordinate health and safety compliance in all Diocesan Departments and Parishes, trading subsidiaries and associated organisations; supporting, training and assisting in developing risk assessments, policies and procedures required to deliver and promote a first class safety culture. This post is suitable for those holding NEBOSH diploma and Chartered Member of MIOSH.

For more information, please visit our website www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies or send CV to Pauline.mcculloch@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNITY:

A new CLC group is starting up in Chester and they will meet regularly to pray and share, supporting one another through the ups and downs of ordinary life. If you would like to learn more about CLC and are interested in this group, please contact Judith O’Neill on 0161 465 1368.

CHESTER MYSTERY PLAYS:

Several parishioners are taking part in the Chester Mystery Plays being held at Chester Cathedral from 27th June until 14th July. The plays are performed once every 5 years. This year’s production is a great example of high quality, community theatre at its very best. Come and join us on an epic journey from Creation to the Last Judgement. Tickets 01244 500959 or visit www.chestermysteryplays.com

LET’S MOVE TOGETHER:

Gentle exercises for the over 55’s. £3.50 per session.

St Columba’s – Wednesday 2-3pm

Vernon Institute, Saughall, – Thursday 10.30 – 11.30am

Blacon URC – Friday 10-11am

For more information please ring 07933 306745

SECOND HAND LAPTOPS FOR SIERRA LEONE:

Has anyone got a second-hand laptop please for people in Sierra Leone? If so, please call 07840 621878.

ST COLUMBA’S CHURCH & HALL BOOKINGS:

If you wish to arrange meetings etc. in either the Church or the Iona Chapel, please make a booking through Carol Galvin, Church Office: 01244 624019, email stcolumbaschurch2016@outlook.com

For all Hall bookings and enquiries please contact Sue Carr on 07553 114531 or email columbashallbookings@gmail.com

NEXT WEEK’S NEWSLETTER:

This will be compiled by Bernard Payne

Tel: 01244 350323  email: bernard.payne691@btinternet.com

Items for inclusion can be left in the Sacristy at either church. Please ensure that all items are in place by 9.00 a.m. on Thursday. Please include a phone number in case of queries.

Website: www.stcolumbachester.org.uk

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