Joint Newsletter 18th Aug 2019

20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

18TH AUGUST 2019

Saturday 17th August

St. Theresa’s 10.00 a.m.     NO MASS

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

Sunday 18th August

St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m.     Bernie Maxwell RIP

St. Columba’s 11.00 a.m.     The Davies’ Family

Monday 19th August

St. Theresa’s 9.00 a.m.     Parishioners’ Intentions

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     P.I. (STR)

Tuesday 20th August – St Bernard, Ab., Dr.

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

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Fr Bernard Wilkinson

Wednesday 21st August – St Pius X, Pope

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

St. Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Murphy Family

Thursday 22nd August – Queenship of the BVM

S.t Columba’s 9.15 a.m.     Fr Leo Wilkinson

St Theresa’s 12 noon     Funeral Mass for Joan O’Hanlon

Friday 23rd August – St Rose of Lima, Virgin

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

9.00 a.m.     Mark Patavino & Nicholas Huber RIP

(Mass in garden weather permitting)

St. Columba’s 7.00 p.m.     Christopher Stevens

Saturday 24th August – St Bartholomew, Ap.

St. Theresa’s 10.00 a.m.     Fr Isidore (17th Anniv. of Ordination)

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

Sunday 25th August

St. Theresa’s 9.30 a.m.     Keith Evans RIP

St. Columba’s 11.00 a.m.     Jean Hewson

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.

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.max28@gmail.com

LATELY DEAD:

Please pray for Joan O’Hanlon who died recently, and also her family. The Requiem Mass is on Thursday 22nd August at 12 noon at St Theresa’s.

ANNIVERSARIES:

Bill Corley, Evelyn Florence Bailey, Amelia Paziuk, Patrick Sheehan, Laura Louise Roberts, Dorothy Mary Cramp, Christina Evans, Derek Beckett, Jane Ann (Ann) Melia, Mary Elizabeth Pendlebury, Philip McEnery, Bernard Lumby, Patricia Carole Copeland, Mary Kathleen Hanna, Paul McKenna, Raymond Stuart Smellie, Joan Elizabeth Bale, William James Dennis Winder, George Edward Joyce, Stanley Wynne, Maria Porter, Nicholas Anton Huber, Paul Frances Dwerryhouse, Francisco Senhorinho, John Charles Carroll, Ian Shaw, William Souter, Phylis Tengwall, Eileen Buckley, Lester McMahon, Mary Powell.

OFFERTORY:

St. Columba’s: Loose Plate £346.60; Planned Giving £325.61; Average weekly standing orders £677.00; Candles £37.29.

St. Theresa’s: £284.16 plus average weekly standing orders £80.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support.

CONGRATULATIONS:

Please pray for Fr Isidore as he celebrates his 17th ordination to the Priesthood on Saturday 24th August.

FAREWELL PARTY:

All are warmly invited to a Parish Party on Wednesday 4 September at 7.00 pm at St Columba’s Hall to say Farewell to Fr Jonathan and Fr Isidore.

Buffet and wine/soft drinks will be provided by the parish.

So that lifts can be organised, please will those of you coming from St Theresa’s – with or without cars – meet in the car park at St Theresa’s at 6.30.

In order to plan for the catering, if you know you are able to attend, it would be helpful if you could sign the list in the church porch, but if you can only decide to come at the last minute it is not planned to run out of food or drink etc.

FAREWELL GIFT FOR FR. JONATHAN AND FR. ISIDORE:

Envelopes will be available in church for the next few weeks for those who wish to donate to a collection for Fr. Jonathan and Fr. Isidore. Please put the name of the intended recipient on the envelope and put it in the normal church collection plate.

VOLUNTEER MISSIONARY MOVEMENT:

At Masses this weekend there will be a volunteer speaker from the charity VMM, the Voluntary Missionary Movement. It is an international lay Christian movement which recruits, trains and sends volunteers to share their skills in the developing world. A collection will be taken in support of their work. More information can be seen on their website: www.vmminternational.org

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE:

St Columba’s:

18th Aug     Joseph O’Neill           Friends of the Holy Land

25th Aug     Badminton Group   Hospice of the Good Shepherd

1st Sept     Alex Mosquuera        Malaysia

Tea, coffee and juice are available in the hall after Mass. All are welcome.

St. Theresa’s:

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

UPTON & BLACON CHURCHES TOGETHER:

This week we pray for:

· The residents of Greenfields, Flag Lane North and Oakfield Avenue.

· For the Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Lay Readers, Parish Assistant and Local Church Leaders.

· For all those not yet connected to the life of the Church or those who have lost their faith.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY (St Theresa’s):

This will start again in September.

RED MISSION BOXES:

Could those parishioners holding Red Mission Boxes please leave them in the Sacristy Safe for Marg Curtis. Your box can be collected from the table in the rear Church porch. Thank you for your continued support.

MASS FOR THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND:

This will take place at St. Theresa’s at 2.30pm on Sunday 29th September. If you know of anyone needing a lift please put their names on the list at the back of church or ring either of the parish offices.

DAY OF REFLECTION, SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER:

A Day of Reflection and Healing for those affected by mental health issues and their families. Bishop Richard Moth, who leads the ministry to those affected by mental health issues, will lead this day of reflection and celebrate Mass with anointing of the sick at St. Columba’s Church, from 11am to 5pm. More information in September.

PARISH CHEESE AND WINE EVENING:

This will take place on Friday 20th September in St Columba’s Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Cheese and one glass of wine on arrival. (You are able to bring your own drinks and glasses for the evening as there is no bar.) Entertainment and dancing to the Paul Parsons’ Quintet. Tickets £8.50. To book, contact Peter Devine on 07825172932 or email jill.devine0312@hotmail.com

THANK YOU:

I would like to a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me over the past 18 months with my fundraising at Church with raising money for The 24th World Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia, USA. I returned last Friday & have had the most amazing time of my life and I would like to say thank you to everybody who bought a cake, coffee, tea, plant, book, ticket to my disco etc in order to help raise the funds to make it possible. The money raised enabled me to go but also a Scout from a developing country, less fortunate than we are. I’m very proud to be a Scout & I have learned so many new skills and had a fab experience. Without the help and support from parishioners at St Columba’s, I wouldn’t have been able to raise the money and for that I am very grateful to you all. Yours in Scouting, Esme Rippon.

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 Eileen Irwin, tel: 01244 371660

email: st.theresas@btinternet.com

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