Joint Newsletter 14th Oct 2018

28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

14th OCTOBER 2018

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

Monday 15th October

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

St. Columba’s 12 noon     Requiem for John Taylor

Tuesday 16th October

St Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Brian Kelly RIP

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

Wednesday 17th October – St Ignatius of Antioch, B

St Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Secular Clergy Fund

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

Thursday 18th October – St Luke, Ev

St Theresa’s 9.00 a.m.     Special Intention

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

Friday 19th October – St Peter of Alcantara

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

9.00 a.m.     Priest’s Intention

St Columba’s 7.00 p.m.     Frank Stone Snr

Saturday 20th October

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

St Columba’s 6.30 p.m.     The Parish –Vigil Mass

Sunday 21st October

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

St. Columba’s 11.00 a.m.     Luis Pona Pan RIP

MORNING PRAYER: (St Columba’s):

Until further notice Morning Prayer will take place before the Blessed Sacrament, in Church at 9.00 am 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 6.25 pm 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 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.max28@gmail.com

A very warm welcome to the Weightman family and friends as they gather to celebrate the baptism of Kaia Mary at St. Columba’s this Sunday. We wish them a very happy day. Please remember them in your prayers on this special day.

LATELY DEAD:

Please pray for John Taylor and Kathy Dempsey, who died recently. May the Lord grant them Eternal Life and console their families and friends. John’s Requiem will take place at St. Columba’s on Monday 15th October at 12 noon.

ST COLUMBA’S AND ST THERESA’S ANNIVERSARIES:

Jack Millington, Paul V Mouritz, James (Jimmy) Barlow, Edward (Ted) Andrew Patterson, Kitty Knox, John Desmond Barrett, Aileen Mary Griffiths, Joan McHugh, Esther Woods, Mary Lilian Davenport, Margaret Houston, Brenda Dorothy Dugdale, Ermina Perruzza, Anne Rosario Mary Daly, Norman Swift,Winifred McSweeney, Edward Byrne, Dan Roberts, Frank Makinson, Peter Eugene Curtis, Mary Brenda Duffy, Mary Parry, Matt Delaney, Lionel William Steele, John Bernard Connolly,Teresa Nicholson, Catherine (Kay) Isaacson.

NOVEMBER DEAD LIST:

During November, we are invited to pray especially for the Faithful Departed in our Parish. A November Dead List will be placed before the Altar during the month of November. Please put names of deceased and a donation in the Holy Souls envelopes (available in both porches) and either return to Carol Galvin, or place in the basket on the alter or in the Offertory basket at St. Theresa’s.

OFFERTORY:

St. Columba’s: Loose Plate £354.37, Planned Giving £416.40; Average Weekly Standing Orders £677.00, Candles £49.61 .

St. Theresa’s: £328.10. Average weekly standing orders £80.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – 21ST OCTOBER 2018:

There is a retiring collection for World Mission Sunday next week ending 21st October 2018.

REMINDER EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND READERS:

Please can I remind you to let me have your GDPR forms back so that my records are kept up-to-date. Many thanks.

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 this Sunday.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE:

St. Columba’s:

14th Oct.    SVP                          SVP

21st Oct.     Scout Jamboree   Rebecca Rippon

28th Oct.     Sue Flynn             Chifundo UK

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.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING:

A massive thank you to all those who baked cake, bought cake and ate cake and made this year’s coffee morning another wonderful success. We made a whopping £158.59 for the charity. See you again next year!

UPTON & BLACON CHURCHES TOGETHER:

This week we pray for:

· The residents of Old Mill Court, Mill Lane, Mill Close and Deans Close.

· For all those involved with the upkeep of our Church buildings and Church grounds.

· The residents of Onslow Road, Springwood Close, Overwood Lane and Norman Way.

SCHOOLS SUPPORT OFFICER (RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & GOVERNANCE)

(Salary circa £40,000 pro rata)

The Diocese of Shrewsbury is looking to appoint to a part-time (3 days a week) temporary position (until the end of the Summer term 2019), a Schools Support Officer who will support the Director of Schools in:

· Promoting the highest standards of religious education in our Diocesan Schools.

· Supporting Governors and Headteachers in appointing high quality Catholic Leaders of Religious Education

· Providing training to Governors

· To represent the Diocese at meetings with local and national bodies

The person appointed will:

· be a practising Catholic with a commitment to the Spiritual Life of the Church.

· understand the teachings of the Catholic Church especially in its directives regarding the purpose and practice of Religious Education

· be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of Catholic Education and Catholic Teaching on Education.

· have substantial experience as a senior leader in a Catholic school and will have a good understanding of Local Authority and national government structures and responsibilities for schools and colleges.

· An awareness of the Government’s academisation programme and how it will impact on Diocesan Schools

Further details and an application form are available from the diocesan website  www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org  or Pauline.McCulloch@dioceseofshrewsbury.org  by 10.00 a.m. on Friday 19th October 2018.

CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY:

Please return any further envelopes via the offertory baskets this week or next. Thank you very much for your support.

CLEANING:

We are very short of cleaners at St Theresa’s. If anyone is willing to clean with a few others once a month, please contact Maureen Maxwell on 01244 881425. Thank you.

LOOP SYSTEM:

The Loop System at St. Theresa’s is not working at the moment; we do have someone looking at this. Thank you for your patience.

AUTUMN FAYRE: BOTTLE TOMBOLA PLEA:

The Autumn Fayre is on the 25th November. If you have any spare bottles you would like to donate 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 Friday, 2nd November at 7.00 p.m. £1.00 entry. The bar will be open, all very welcome.

NIGHTFEVER:

Following the recent success of our first NightFever, we’ve take the decision to organise our second NightFever for Friday 19th October. We will start with a Mass at 18.30 at St Francis’ Church Chester; immediately followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The night will conclude with Benediction at 21.30. We would like to warmly invite all parishioners to come along for as long or as little time as they feel they can dedicate to prayer on this evening. If anyone wishes to volunteer as a street minister or musician please contact Ant Hunt on 07714 160268. Please do pop along, it’s an extremely powerful evening!

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 Rebecca Vaughan

Tel:01244 350323

E-mail address: Rebecca_vghn@yahoo.co.uk

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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