Joint Newsletter 12th Aug 2018

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)

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.

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.

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’).

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.

OFFERTORY:

St. Columba’s: Loose Plate: £380.99; Planned Giving: £355.68; Average Weekly Standing Orders: £735.00; Candles £66.19

St. Theresa’s:

LATELY DEAD:

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 rich.curtis89@yahoo.co.uk or 07787 782255

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE:

St. Columba’s:

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.

St. Theresa’s:

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 geraldtempleton@btinternet.com

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS’ ROTA (St Theresa’s)

The new rotas are now available for you to collect from the sacristy.

FOUNDATION GOVERNORS

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 sue.blackwell@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

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  claire.griffiths@caritasshrewsbury.org.uk Or download an application pack from our website www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk Closing date for applications is the 16th August 2018.

MARY’S MEALS:

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 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

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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