Joint Newsletter 19th Nov 2017

33rd IN WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

19th NOVEMBER 2017

Saturday 18th November – Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss Peter & Paul

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

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

Sunday 19th November

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

St. Columba’s 11.00 a.m.     Dennis Healey RIP

Monday 20th November

St. Theresa’s 9.00 a.m.     James Fletcher RIP

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Michael Kiernan – A

Tuesday 21st November – Presentation of the BVM

St Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     November Dead List

St. Theresa’s 12.45 a.m.     Requiem Mass for Graham George

Wednesday 22nd November – St Cecilia V.M.

St Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Frank & Gertrude Buddery

St Theresa’s 7.00 p.m.     Holy Souls

Thursday 23rd November

St Theresa’s 9.15 a.m.     Class Mass in Church     Special Intention

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     November Dead List

Friday 24th November – Ss Andrew Dung-Lac, P. & Companions

St Theresa’s 8-30.- 9.25 a.m.     Exp. of the Blessed Sacrament

9.30 a.m.     Graham George RIP

St Columba’s 7.00 p.m.     November Dead List

Saturday 25th November

St. Theresa’s 10.00a.m.     Graham George RIP

St Columba’s 6.30 pm     Rodney Bactung – Vigil Mass

Sunday 26th November – Christ the King

St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m.     Jeffrey Parry RIP

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

EXPOSITION AND MORNING PRAYER:

Exposition before the Blessed Sacrament takes place from 8.10 a.m., followed by Morning Prayer, at 9.00 a.m., Monday to Thursday, except Wednesday 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.

CONFESSION:

St. Columba’s: Between 6.00 p.m. and 6.25 p.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 (text or ‘phone’.

St. Theresa’s: To arrange a Baptism please contact Mike Maxwell on 07851 720217 (text or phone).

LATELY DEAD:

Please pray for Graham George who died recently. May the Lord grant him Eternal Life and console his family and friends.

A Requiem Mass for Graham George is on Tuesday 21st November at 12.45 p.m. at St Theresa’s.

OFFERTORY:

St. Columba’s: Loose Plate: £428.23 Planned Giving: £311.40 Average Weekly Standing Orders: £735.00.

Candles: 61.04 Coffee AM (SPUC): £31.86.

ST. COLUMBA’S ANNIVERSARIES:

Gertrude Buddery, Mary (May) O’Neill, Micheal Kiernan, Catherine Louise Columbine, Fred Rowlands, William Pollock, John North, Joseph Smith, Margaret Theresa Dennan, Margaret Mary O’Grady, Joseph Desmond McCartney, Helen Elizabeth Whitcombe, Mary Catherine Hopkins, Alan (Tony) Trotter, Margaret Bird, Annie Keegan, Patricia Madden, Alan Banks, Kathleen Heffernan, Nora Hughes, Margaret Henderson, Patricia McNicholas, Frank Allcroft, Anne Bowes, Sam Tierney, Michael Leon Delaney, Thomas Ledsham, Patrick Lavelle, Sibley, Fleury Bravet, Bridgit Corrigan, Martin Keating, Donald Brough, Frances Maud Boulton, Peter Jones, Rob Jones, John Gordon Sands, Mary Ethel McLoughlin.

ST. THERESA’S ANNIVERSARIES:

Thomas Starkey, Margaret Grindley, Simon Walton, Thomas J Kendrick, Doris May Shanley, William Anthony (Tony) Sullivan, James Alexander Fletcher, Annie Keegan, Mary Elizabeth Foxall, Edith Helen Sewell, Frank Pryce, Charles Crilley, William Morris, Lillian Margaret Edwards, Patricia Kelliher, Irene Chaloner, Mary Jane Holborn.

LOOKING AT THE ADVENT SUNDAY READINGS:

A series of four weekly talks and discussions on the readings for Advent is to be held on four Tuesday evenings commencing on 28th November at 7.30 p.m. in the Iona Chapel. For further details see the poster on the Notice Boards or contact David Savage, 01244 380626.

FIRST SACRAMENTS ENROLMENT MASS (St. Columba’s):

Next Sunday, 26th November, Feast of Christ the King and Youth Sunday, 22 children in the parish who are preparing to receive First Sacraments this school year will be enrolled at the 11.00 Mass. Please pray for the children and their families.

UPTON & BLACON CHURCHES TOGETHER:

This week we pray for:

· The residents of Queen’s Crescent, Weston Grove, Lakeside Close, Dukesway, Shelley Road, Coleridge Close, Stearns Close and Housman Close.

· For the Seniors Citizens Club, Food & Fun and St Vincent de Paul Society.

· For all those who are retired.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE:

St. Columba’s:

19th Nov     AUTUMN FAYRE

26th Nov     Third World Group     Third World

3rd Dec        Badminton                    Parish

Tea, coffee and juice are served in the Hall after the 11.00 am Mass. All are welcome.

St Theresa’s:

There will not be any tea and coffee at St Theresa’s this week. If anyone is willing to take a turn at doing this, please let Ann McCarthy know.

AUTUMN FAYRE:

Held after 11:00a.m Mass today in St Columba’s Church Hall. Includes: A myriad of stalls, Bottle Tombola, Homemade Soup, Hot-Dogs and Refreshments. Teas and Coffees available.

DOMINICA HURRICANE APPEAL:

A huge “thank you” to all who made the cake sale on the 21st October such a success. We raised approximately £385 on the day and a further £70 from Claire O’Donnell’s valiant effort at her work place. The money has been passed onto a Dominican charity to help with the huge task of rebuilding the country. God Bless. Carol Francis Traynor.

FESTIVAL OF ANGELS:

On 25th November, Upton URC, as part of their Christmas Fair, are holding a Festival of Angels to be held in their Church from 10.00pm – 12.30pm. Different organisations from the local community, have made Angels artwork for the exhibition. St Columba’s has a joint entry with Holy Ascension Church. Do come along and support this community venture.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY:

We will be holding a Christmas Party again this year to which all senior parishioners are invited, this will be on Saturday 9th December in St Columba’s Church. Free food and drink plus entertainment from Upton Community Choir.

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 return to Carol Galvin, or place in the basket on the altar or in the offertory basket at St Theresa’s.

CHESTER CAFOD SUPPORT GROUP:

Chester CAFOD Support Group invite you to join them for their World Gifts Coffee Morning on Tuesday 28th November. Any time between 10.30am – 12.30pm, we hope you will call in to enjoy a coffee and goodies, friendly company and the opportunity to buy from a great selection of world gifts including for the first time a solar powered lamp and a birth certificate. Once again, our venue for this event is No.71 Liverpool Road. Heading out of Chester this is on the left-hand side just after Abbots Park and before the Bache roundabout. Plenty of parking in side streets, or Ellesmere Port buses stop outside the house.

SVP COLLECTION:

There will be a collection for the SVP at all Masses next weekend, 24th/25th November. Please take an envelope and if you are able to make a donation place it on the offertory collection plate over the coming weeks. All donations will go to help local people and our twinned group in India. SVP collections will now take place twice a year. Thank you for your generosity.

MONDAYS – ROSARY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE UNBORN:

On Mondays, after 9:15am Mass, the Rosary will be said for the protection of unborn children, and all vulnerable human life. Please join us, if you can. Thank you. SPUC, Chester Branch.

CLERGY EDUCATION & TRAINING FUND:

This weekend the annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund is being held. On the training and formation of Priests, the future of our Diocese so much depends.

Special Envelopes are available at both churches, which you can also use to take advantage of Gift Aid, and an explanatory leaflet about the Fund is also available.

If you prefer, you can donate Online via PayPal to the Fund at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/clergy-education-and-training-fund where you can also take advantage of Gift Aid. I ask that you give your support in whatever way is possible for the provision of the best formation for a new generation of priests.

Yours sincerely in Christ,

+ Mark

Bishop of Shrewsbury

VACANCY FOR ACCOUNTS SENIOR AT THE CURIAL OFFICE, DIOCESE OF SHREWSBURY:

Reporting to the Accounts Manager, the Accounts Senior will be responsible for supporting the Accounts Manager in the execution of their duties. Salary range: £18K to £22K depending on qualifications and experience. For further details please visit the website

http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies

Please send CV to Pauline.mcculloch@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Closing date Friday 24 November 2017

THE DIOCESAN LOURDES HOSPITALITY GROUP:

The Diocesan Lourdes Hospitality Group will be celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with Mass at 7.30pm on Friday 8th December at St Chad’s, Stockport Road, Cheadle SK8 2AF followed by a social gathering in St Chad’s Parish Centre. Everybody is welcome. Mass will be preceded at 6.30pm with a meeting for Hospitality members interested in joining a working party to discuss the constitution and work of the group, following on from an agenda item at the AGM last September.

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 Ann Siddall

Tel: 01244 371787, Email: a-siddall@sky.com

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