Joint Newsletter 7th Oct 2018

27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

7th OCTOBER 2018

Saturday 6th October

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

St. Columba’s 6.30 p.m.     Murphy Family – Vigil Mass

Sunday 7th October

St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m.     Eilish & Ian Trow’s Intentions

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

Monday 8th October

St. Theresa’s 9.00 a.m.     Charles Woods RIP

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Mary Briody

Tuesday 9th October

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Graham Leech RIP

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

Wednesday 10th October – St Paulinus of York

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Matthew Wickham

St. Theresa’s 7.00 p.m.     Priest’s Intention

Thursday 11th October – St John XXIII

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

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Frank Queenan Anniversary

Friday 12th October – St Wilfrid, B

St. Theresa’s 8.00-8.55 am     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

9.00 a.m.     Priest’s Intention

St. Columba’s 7.00 p.m.     John Briody

Saturday 13th October – St Edward the Confessor

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

St. Columba’s 6.30 p.m.     Christine Meaney – Vigil Mass

Sunday 14th October

St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m.     Mary & Eric Walsh RIP

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

MORNING PRAYER (St Columba’s):

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

WEEKDAY MASS (St Theresa):

Weekday Masses are now said in the sacristy at St Theresa’s until further notice.

PRISONERS’ WEEK:

Sunday 14th October is a Special Day of Prayer for Prisoners and their families.

THE ROSARY:

October is the month of the Holy Rosary. The Rosary will be said after the 7pm Mass on Wednesday at St. Theresa’s.

CONFESSIONS

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

St. Theresa’s: Confessions are heard after every weekday Mass.

BAPTISMS:

St. Columba’s: By appointment. After speaking to Fr. Jonathan to arrange a date, please contact Claire O’Donnell 07743 704383.

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

MASS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE SICK:

Thank you to all who came along to this last Sunday, who gave lifts or who helped in any way. A special big thank you to those who helped in school for their help in hosting the refreshments and entertainment afterwards, the children’s singing was brilliant.

LATELY DEAD:

For those who have died recently, especially John Taylor May the Lord grant them Eternal Life and console their families and friends. John’s Requiem Mass will take place on Monday 15th October at St Columba’s Church at 12 noon.

OFFERTORY:

St. Columba’s: Loose Plate £436.23; Planned Giving £342.67; Average Weekly Standing Orders £677.00; Candles £31.78.

St. Theresa’s: £244.04 plus average standing orders of £80 per week. Home Missions £36.98

Thank you for your continued generosity and support.

CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY:

Please return envelopes in the offertory baskets this weekend or next weekend. Thank you very much for your support.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: 21st OCTOBER 2018:

There will be a retiring collection next Sunday for World Mission Day.

ST COLUMBA’S AND ST THERESA’S ANNIVERSARIES:

Veronica Maquire, Mary Southall, Patrick Joseph Hickey, Michael John Avery, Anthony Marshall, Frank Stone, Guiseppe De Riso, Esther Veronica Thomas, Olive Joyce Pascall, Gerald Fergus Patrick Doran, Michael Jones, Maureen Fynn, Amy Harris, Ann Jane Williams, Jack Millington, Paul V Mouritz, Patricia Senhorinho, Antonia Lindop, Thomas Robert Boden, Mary Agnes Dutton, Joseph Patrick Edwards, Sylvia Joan Bulmer, Teresa White, James Clarke, Thomas Josiah Wilding, Robert Cook, Mary Brenda Duffy, Mary Parry, Matt Delaney

ALTAR SERVER OUTING:

This year’s altar server trip will be at Tenpin, Cheshire Oaks on Thursday 25th October, at 18:30. The outing will consist of 2 games of bowling, a drink and a sharing platter of food. Could all altar servers of St Theresa’s and St Columba’s fill in the following questionnaire by 20:00 Friday 12th October: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QHRLKFZ

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE:

7th Oct     Sue Carr                  Chernobyl Children

14th Oct    SVP                          SVP

21st Oct    Scout Jamboree     Rebecca Rippon

Tea, coffee and juice are available in the Hall after the 11am Mass. All are welcome.

St. Theresa’s:

Tea, coffee and juice are available in the Parish Club after 9.30a.m. Mass. All are very welcome.

ST COLUMBA’S COFFEE AND CAKES:

Coffee and cakes after 11am Mass this week is for Children from Chernobyl – to enable a group of young children from Belarus to spend a holiday in this area. While enjoying a good time, they also receive physical checks. Please come and support us.

PARISH CATECHISTS:

All Parish Catechists involved in preparation programmes for Baptism, First Sacraments and Confirmation, and the Children’s Liturgy team, are invited to renew their commitment at the Masses next Sunday 14th October.

UPTON & BLACON CHURCHES TOGETHER:

This week we pray for:

· The residents of Boleyn Close, Tudor Green, Saxon Way, Palatine Close, Garth Drive, Liverpool Road and Ennerdale.

· The Church Hall Secretaries and Electoral Roll Secretary.

· For those who come to our church halls, that they will find fellowship.

QUIZ NIGHT FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER:

This is our annual Quiz Night, arranged in conjunction with Churches Together in Upton and held in St. Columba’s Hall, at 7.30pm. Admission on the door; £2, nibbles provided, teas and coffees served, bring your own wine. The Quiz is arranged for teams of six – pre-arranged or made up on the night, so if you are “unattached” do please come along! Not too serious, always a very enjoyable evening. Proceeds to CAFOD and Christian Aid.

‘SINGING FOR JUSTICE; SINGING FOR PEACE’:

On Sunday, October 14th, 4.00pm, at Hoole URC church, there will be a ‘Songs of Praise’ type service organised by the Chester Christian Aid Committee. It will include hymns chosen and introduced by members of churches around Chester – including St. Columba’s and St. Theresa’s. There will be a retiring collection going to Christian Aid’s Harvest Appeal. All welcome.

ONE WORLD WEEK

There will be a service at St Theresa’s for this on Saturday 20th October at 11am.

ST. PIO PRAYER GROUP:

The next meeting is on Thursday 11th October at 7.30 p.m. in 10, Totland Grove, Newton, Chester CH2 2EY.

CHIFUNDO COFFEE MORNING:

There will be a coffee morning on Sunday 28th October 2018 at 12 noon at St Columba’s in aid of CHANASA with Women’s Enterprise Products from Malawi for sale. Please support this worthwhile cause. Please see noticeboards for further details.

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION:

The CHS Parents’ Association is looking for new parents to join the PA or just to help out at fundraising events. If you have a child at the Catholic High School and would like to get more involved in the school’s life please join us. We welcome any level of commitment. For more information or to volunteer, please phone or text Cristina on 07816 569010 or email  cgtrevisan@yahoo.com

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

(St Theresa’s) – Children have the opportunity for their own Liturgy at the 9.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday.

(St. Columba’s) – Could you take a turn leading the children’s liturgy at 11am Mass once every couple of months? All resources and ideas are provided. Dates to suit you. At present it is for primary school children, older children who’d like to help, and pre-school children with a parent or guardian. If you’d like more information or to volunteer, please contact Catherine on 07462 780 302 or catherine.green@care4free.net

RED MISSION BOX:

(St. Columba’s): Could those holding Red Mission Boxes please leave them in the Sacristy. You can collect them, once emptied, from the table in the rear porch of the Church. Thank you.

(St. Theresa’s): Would all those at St Theresa’s who have the Red Mission Boxes please bring them in and leave in the sacristy to be counted. Thank you.

‘ACTS’ (‘Adult Catholics Together Spiritually’):

The 2018 residential retreat will take place Fri 26 – Sun 28 Oct. Fr. Tony McGrath will lead the retreat entitled ‘Living the Eucharistic Mystery’ to coincide with ‘The Year of the Eucharist’. Venue: St. Winefride’s Guest House in Holywell, North Wales (lifts may be available). Attendees will be invited to give an anonymous donation (suggested £100). For further information contact Siobhan Cartwright (Tel: 0161 477 2783 / mobile 07761 138947) or email siobhanbc@gmail.com

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED:

Please support the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) this weekend as we welcome international speakers from the Church in Iraq and Pakistan to talk about their Suffering Churches. Learn about their struggles in the face of extreme persecution and their hopes for a better future. Please pray for all those suffering persecution around the world. All are welcome to the Chester event:

Sunday 7th October: 3.00pm here at St Columba’s: Talks on the Suffering Church in Iraq & Pakistan.

MEMORIAL MASS – BRO JAMES KIMPTON:

This Mass is being held at St. Werburgh’s Church at 2.00pm on the anniversary of Bro James’ death, Saturday 27th October. St. Werburgh’s parish is where he spent his childhood. The Mass will be followed by talks and films about his work with “Reaching the Unreached”, the charity he founded in South India, and one we in this parish have supported for many years. Refreshments will be served. All welcome.

WALSINGHAM 2019:

If anyone is interested in joining the Walsingham Pilgrimage on Monday 29th April 2019, please can you let Carol (St. Columba’s office) or Gerry Templeton have your deposits of £20.

AUTUMN FAYRE BOTTLE TOMBOLA PLEA:

The Autumn Fayre is on the 25th of November. If you have any spare bottles you would like to donate them to the Tombola please leave them in the rear porch of either Church, marked TOMBOLA. Thank you in advance.

FAMILY FUN – BEETLE DRIVE:

Beetle Drive at St. Theresa’s Social club on Fri 2nd November at 6.30 p.m. £1.00 entry. The bar will be open, all very welcome.

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

Hall availability can be checked by looking at St Columba’s Church website – section for Church hall gives a calendar of events in the Hall. Then contact Sue Carr on 07553 114531 or email columbashallbookings@gmail.com to arrange booking.

NEXT WEEK’S NEWSLETTER:

This will be compiled by Ann Siddall

Tel: 01244 3717877  email address: a-siddall@sky.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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