Joint Newsletter 19th Feb 2019

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

17th FEBRUARY 2019

Saturday 16th February

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

St. Columba’s 6.30 p.m.     Elizabeth Balfour – Vigil

Sunday 17th February

St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m.     Marie Becker’s Intents.

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

Monday 18th February

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

St. Columba’s9.15 a.m.     Marie Beckett

Tuesday 19th February – St Joseph

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

St Columba’s 12 noon     Requiem Mass for Marie- Theresa Charlesworth

Wednesday 20th February

St Theresa’s 7.00 p.m.     Private Intention

St Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Mary Jeffes

Thursday 21st February

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

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Margery Whatmough

Friday 22nd February

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

9.00 a.m.     Joan & Charles Woods

St Columba’s 7.00 p.m.     Joan & Jack Sheeran

Saturday 23rd February

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

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

Sunday 24th February

St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m.     Mary Burke RIP

St. Columba’s 11.00 a.m.     Richard Murphy

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

LATELY DEAD:

Please pray for Marie-Theresa Charlesworth, Michael Sanderson Miller, Leo Carroll and Colette Fitzgerald who died recently. May the Lord grant them Eternal Life and console their family and friends.

Michael’s Requiem will be held at St. Columba’s on Monday 25th February at 12 noon and Leo’s Requiem will be held at St. Columba’s at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 26th February.

Also, please pray for Miss Teresa Hart who was the head teacher of Mount Carmel School in Blacon. She was 89 years old and she died in the Countess of Chester Hospital after a short illness. May the Lord grant her Eternal Life and console her family & friends.

ST. COLUMBA’S AND ST. THERESA’S ANNIVERSARIES:

Margaret Turner, Eileen Harrison, Emily Marian (Marie) Leonard, John McHugh, June Adrianne Angela Garnett, Adriano Semenzato, Llewellyn Eaton, Anna Spiten, Sheila Kilcoyne, Frances Connolly, Albert Ronald Williams, Mary Anastasia Jeffs, Joan Wilkin, Mary Jeffes, Patricia Elizabeth “Trish” McClure, Gladys Murdoch, Margaret Parry, Annie Faulkner, Karol Kunicki, Gladys Marron, Gerald (Gerry) David Galvin, Evelyn Jones, John Spencer Madden (Dr.) Maureen Anne Taylor, Kathleen Teresa Broster, Louisa Garratt, Agnes Mary Bennett, Gordon White, Austin Francis Grainger, Garrett Joseph Nelson, Jean Margaret Field, Mabel Heselwood, Richard David Jones,

OFFERTORY:

St. Columba’s: Loose Plate £411.16, Planned Giving £311.12; Average Weekly Standing Orders £677.00, Candles £ 58.34.

St. Theresa’s: £238.25. Average weekly standing orders £80.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support.

HOLY COMMUNION (St Theresa’s)

If there is anyone at St Theresa’s who would like Holy Communion brought to them at Mass please sit in the front bench (on the right-hand side) if possible, then the priest will know to bring you Communion.

READINGS FOR THE SUNDAYS OF LENT:

A series of talks on the readings for the Sundays of Lent commences on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30 pm in the Iona Chapel. There are more details on the Notice Boards.

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE:

St. Columba’s:

17th Feb.     Sue Bownas                    Fair Trade

24th Feb.     SVP                                    SVP

3rd Mar.     N.W.England Guides      World Scout Jamboree

10th Mar.     SPUC                                 SPUC

Tea, coffee and juice are available in the hall after Mass. All are welcome. The 2019 tea/coffee rota is on the notice board, if you would like to make tea/coffee for a charity of your choice please contact Marg Curtis 318424.

St. Theresa’s:

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

UPTON & BLACON CHURCHES TOGETHER:

This week we pray for:

· The residents of Cotes Place, Bridgeman Road, Stubbs Place, South Way, Shepherds Lane, Thornton Drive, The Beeches and Windermere Avenue.

· For the Growth Action Planning in our Churches, Commitment for Life, Vision4Life and Fresh Expressions.

HEATING (St Theresa’s):

Apologies again for the lack of heating in Church; it appears that even though all 3 boilers were working when the engineer left, one of them is now not functioning. The heating engineer was scheduled to come last Friday so by the time you read this you will know if he has worked his magic or not!

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2019:

It is now time to pay our final deposits for the pilgrimage to Walsingham in April. The tariffs are as follows: Single Room – £185 and Ensuite Rooms – £228. Please will you hand your cheques into the respective Parish Offices as soon as possible. We have to make a final payment by Friday, 22nd February.

SVP THANK YOU:

The SVP would like to thank everyone who contributed to our January toiletries collection. The parish contributed in excess of 200 items which were gratefully received by Chester Aid to the Homeless. We would like you all to know that your generosity has gone to provide some basic human dignity to the most marginalised and vulnerable members of our local community.

PIMGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE, IRELAND,

13-16th MAY 2019:

Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland. £649 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast and 4 Course Dinner each evening. Limited single rooms supplement of £100. See full details on the notice board. Contact Patricia on 01268 762278 or 07740 175557. E-mail address on the notice board.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – NOW RENAMED WORLD DAY OF PRAYER:

The service will be held at the Holy Ascension Church on Friday 1st March at 10.30 a.m. For any ladies who would like to take part in the 40-minute service, a practice is arranged at 2.00 pm on Thursday, 21st February at Holy Ascension, Upton. Any queries please phone 380776.

LOST PROPERTY:

Please check the table in St Columba’s back porch. Any items left by Sunday, 24th February will be disposed of.

RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY – 17th FEBRUARY:

This Sunday is marked as a Day of Special Prayer for Racial Justice. In a world steeped in violence, conflict and discrimination the Gospel demands that we acknowledge the dignity of the human person, the necessity of building peace, prosperity, justice for all. We pray for all who work in support of these causes.

A HEALING MASS:

For all families that are affected by mental illness and those that work with them. A Healing Mass will be held at St Mary’s, King Street, Middlewich, CW10 9EB on Saturday 2nd March at 12.15 pm. There will be an Anointing of the Sick, and soup and coffee and tea afterwards as well as an opportunity for socialising and meeting members of the Diocesan Mental Health Action Group.

SWIMMING CLASSES:

Chester City Baths have started a family swim suitable for all ages, plus an over 60s swim every Tuesday and Thursday, cost £3/hour with coach to help. This is a really fantastic facility.

90th ANNIVERSARY CHESTER SHERIFF 2021:

Join us for a Fun Quiz and Hot Supper on St David’s Day, Friday, 1st March, 7 for 7.30 pm £10 per ticket BYOB, in St Columba’s Church Hall. Contact John Ebo on 07890 609697, email jb.ebo@btinternet.com

HEART START DE-FIBRILLATOR:

Chester Heart Support Group have recently donated us a De-fibrillator, for use in the Church and Hall. This is situated on the wall in the Hall porch, just off the car park. Please be aware of this as speed is of the essence if it were to be needed. It is a vital piece of equipment and we are very grateful to the Chester Heart Support Group for their generosity.

First Aid – this is still in the front porch (right hand alcove on top of book shelf) if needed for minor injuries.

CARITAS CURRENT VACANCIES:

Caritas Shrewsbury currently has 3 vacancies; 1 x FT Community Services Manager (closing date 4th March), and 2 x P/T Parenting Support Workers Wirral based (closing date 1st March). For further details and an Application Pack, please contact us:

www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk (‘Job Vacancies’ can be found under the ‘News’ Section) / Tel:0151 6521281, email info@caritasshrewsbury.org.uk

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 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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