19th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
12th AUGUST 2018
Saturday 11th August
St. Theresa’s 10.00 a.m Parishioners’ Intentions
St. Columba’s 6.30 p.m. Ann McGowan-Scanlon – Vigil Mass
Sunday 12th August
St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m. Stephen Taylor RIP
St. Columba’s 11.00 a.m. The Parish
Monday 13th August
St. Theresa’s 9.00 a.m. NO MASS
St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m. Clergy Secular Fund
Tuesday 14th August – St Maximillian Mary Kolbe, PM
St Columba’s 9.15 a.m. Iris & Jimmy – Diamond Wedding
St. Theresa’s 7.00 p.m. Priest’s Intention
Wednesday 15th August –The Assumption of the B.V.M.
HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
St Columba’s 9.15 a.m John Leaver
7.00 p.m. Mary Devine
St Theresa’s 9.00 a.m. Private Intention
Thursday 16th August – St Stephen of Hungary, K
St Theresa’s 9.00 a.m. Private Intention
St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m. Anne Rooney
Friday 17th August
St Theresa’s 8.00-8.55 a.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9.00 a.m. Maureen Joyce RIP
St Columba’s 7.00 p.m. Polly Rowlands
Saturday 18th August
St. Theresa’s 10.00 a.m. George Joyce RIP
St Columba’s 6.30 p.m. The Parish – Vigil Mass
Sunday 19th August
St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m. Nicholas Huber & Mark Patavino RIP
St. Columba’s 11.00 a.m. Private Intention (MT)
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.
MORNING PRAYER (St Columba’s):
At 9.00 a.m. before the Blessed Sacrament in the Iona Chapel, 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.
St. Columba’s: By appointment. After speaking to Fr. Jonathan to arrange a date, please contact Claire O’Donnell 07743 704383 (text or ‘phone’).
We welcome Samuel James Connolly into our parish family, being baptised at St. Columba’s this Sunday. Please keep Samuel James and his family in your prayers. We wish them all a very happy celebration.
St. Theresa’s: To arrange a Baptism please contact Fr. Isidore.
St. Columba’s: Loose Plate: £380.99; Planned Giving: £355.68; Average Weekly Standing Orders: £735.00; Candles £66.19
Please pray for Francis Terrance Barcroft and Graham Leech who died recently. May the Lord grant them Eternal Life and console their family and friends.
ST COLUMBA’S AND ST THERESA’S ANNIVERSARIES:
Gordon Edward Townson, Nancy Corley, Bertha Cummings, Barbara Knight, Ellen Joan Astbury, Catherine Josephine Foster, Jane Wilbraham, John Edward (Jack) Harley, Beatrice Frances Dunne, Patricia Joan Shone, Bill Bailey, Marjorie Howarth, Margaret Newsham, June Anna Mary Smith, Gertrude Joan Jones, Harry Colley, Helena Wilbraham, Joan Margaret Pickmere, Bill Corley, Evelyn Florence Bailey, Amelia Paziuk, Patrick Sheehan, Laura Louise Roberts, Dorothy Mary Cramp, Christina Evans, Kate Smith, Graham Thompson, Brian Lewis Sweeney, Joseph Anthony McHugh, Marie Hopley, Terence Waters, John McGrath, Stella Paddock, Rosetta Brown, John Francis Phillips, Roy Gent, Gwendoline (Betty)Littler, Raymond Stuart Smellie, Joan Elizabeth Bale, William James Dennis Winder, George Edward Joyce, Helen Belli, Stanley Wynne.
ADDITIONAL ALTAR SERVERS:
There is a growing need for additional altar servers as the current team members begin to move on. If anyone who has received their First Holy Communion is interested in becoming an altar server, please contact Richard Curtis on email@example.com or 07787 782255
SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE:
12th Aug. SPUC
19th Aug. Brownies for Girl Guiding
26th Aug. Liz & Chris Tombola
Tea, coffee and juice are available in the hall after the 11am Mass.
Please call Marg Curtis 318424 to choose a Sunday when you can raise money for a charity of your choice.
Tea, coffee and juice are available in the Parish Club after 9.30a.m. Mass. All are very welcome.
URGENT PLEA FOR VOLUNTEERS:
Sunday Morning Coffee volunteers, at St. Columba’s, are needed to set up and remove tables and chairs from the Hall every week. Without help coffee mornings may just vanish! For more details or to offer help please ring Sue Carr on 07553-114531 or speak to Father Jonathon.
UPTON & BLACON CHURCHES TOGETHER:
This week we pray for:
· The residents of Caughall Road, Acorn Court, The Acorns, Rosedene Court, Endsleigh Gardens and Endsleigh Close, Donne Place, Kipling Road, Wordsworth Crescent, Wordsworth Mews and Wordsworth Square;
· The PCC Members, Elders and all who hold Office in the Church. For strong leadership by those elected and appointed.
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 on 01244 318424 to make other arrangements. Thank you for your continued support.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE AFTERNOON TEA:
Everyone is invited on Wednesday 15th August at Marian’s house, 11 Boughton Hall Drive Chester from 3.00 pm until late. All proceeds to Reaching the Unreached in South India. Come and celebrate this lovely Assumption feast.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
The Walsingham Pilgrimage for next year is from Mon 29th April 2019 for 3 nights. For further information please contact Gerry Templeton on 01244 374343 or 07743 448647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS’ ROTA (St Theresa’s)
The new rotas are now available for you to collect from the sacristy.
The Diocese has a number of vacancies for Foundation Governors within your local area, particularly people with financial experience. If you would be interested in joining a Governing Body then please contact Sue Blackwell at the Curial Offices email@example.com
FAMILY WORKER VACANCY:
Caritas Shrewsbury is looking for an experienced and dedicated person to be our Family Support Social Worker. The post is for 21hrs per week working in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, but predominantly in the South Manchester area. For more information please contact Claire Griffiths Tel 0151 652 1281; email firstname.lastname@example.org Or download an application pack from our website www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk Closing date for applications is the 16th August 2018.
If your child will be going to the Catholic High School and you have surplus backpacks or bags, also sports shirts and t-shirts, would you be willing to donate them to the CWL so they can be filled for Mary’s Meals. Please give to Mary Kilcoyne or Elizabeth Wilson at St Columba’s, or to Marie Becker at St Theresa’s. Thank you.
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 email@example.com
For all Hall bookings and enquiries please contact Sue Carr on 07553 114531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT WEEK’S NEWSLETTER:
This will be compiled by Ann Siddall. Tel: 01244 371787, email: email@example.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.