OUR LADY AND ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Serving Romiley, Bredbury, and Woodley 52 Barrack Hill, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire. SK6 3BA Tel: 0161-430 2704 www.ourladyandstchristophersromiley.org.uk e-mail: [email protected] PARISH PRIEST: Canon Michael Gannon VG ASSISTANT PRIEST: Fr. Tony McGrath SUNDAY 31 MAY 2015 MESSAGE FROM FATHER MICHAEL On Trinity Sunday, we celebrate our faith in the God who reveals himself to us as Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Somebody once said that the Blessed Trinity is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived and the way to do this is by living in love, so mirroring the inner life of God himself. I’m pleased to see the numbers that have signed up for the training days for Readers & Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Our Lady’s, Edgeley, on Wednesday & Saturday this week. I hope to be present on Saturday and I pray that the training and commissioning afterwards of our Readers and Ministers will give them a deeper appreciation of these ministries of service in the parish. May God bless all in our parish family in the week ahead. SACRED LITURGY THIS WEEK The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sunday Readings: Cycle B. Weekday: Cycle 1 Psalter: Week 1 Parish Mass Book 1 Page 83 The Pope’s intentions for June: that immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come. That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life. MASS TIMES and INTENTIONS (this week) TH Saturday Sunday 30 ST 31 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 nd 2 rd 3 th 4 th 5 Saturday 6 Sunday 7th ST th Vigil Mass of the following: 6.30pm 9.00am 11.00am ST. JUSTIN,M. 9.15am feria 7.30pm Ss. Charles Lwanga and Companions Mm 9.15am feria 9.15am St. Boniface,B.M. 8.15am 12 Noon THE MOST HOLY TRINITY Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday 9.15am Vigil Mass of the following 6.30pm THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST 9.00 am 11.00 am SACRAMENTS and OTHER LITURGIES (usual schedule) Adoration of the Holy Eucharist Mon, Wed, Thurs Tuesday Saturday Sunday Sacrament of Reconciliation Mon – Fri Saturday Sunday Liturgy of the Hours Mon, Tues, Wed. Tuesday Saturday Sunday Margaret Matthews Michael & Noreen Philpott People of the Parish Joan Kelly Patricia Jones Margaret Mitchell Mary Morris Harrytown Chapel Margaret & Malcolm Sutton th 45 Wedding Anniversary Ken Faure RIP Ints of Norah & Alan Isherwood Maureen Hadfield People of the Parish 8.15am – 9.10am 6.30 – 7.25 pm 5.30 – 6.20 pm 8.00 – 8.50 am upon request after Mass 5.45– 6.20 pm 10.20 – 10.50 am 8.55am Morning Prayer 7.10 pm Evening Prayer 9.00 am Morning Prayer; 5.30 pm Evening Prayer 8.00 am Morning Prayer PRAYER & LITURGY CORPUS CHRISTI (BODY & BLOOD OF THE LORD) Masses will be celebrated in church at the usual times next weekend. I’ve decided not to go ahead with the proposed outdoor Mass on Sunday afternoon in the school grounds for various reasons but mainly because of uncertainty over the weather. This should not be a problem next year when we will be able to use the facilities of the new St Christopher Centre. REQUIESCANT + IN PACE, ALLELUIA Those whose anniversaries occur around this time: Harry Hudson, Catherine Swarbrick, Elizabeth Brierley, Enoch Bradley, Lorraine Gordon, Michael Storan, Mary Gault, Rt. Rev. Ambrose Moriarty, Charles McKeown, Margaret Mitchell, Anthony Castle, Charles Fitzpatrick, Shelagh Hadfield, Joseph McClusley, Elizabeth Crompton. May they rest in peace ALTAR SERVER’S AFTERNOON -‐ 5th JULY All parents of current altar servers should have received an email with all information. ALTAR SERVER TRAINING The Year 3 children who recently made their First Holy Communion are eligible to train to become altar servers at Our Lady & St Christopher’s. Further information & an application form available from the clergy or Martin Coyle. CONFIRMATION 2015 There will be an information meeting for candidates and parents in church on Monday 1 June at 7.00pm. All young people in Year 9 and above are eligible to be confirmed this year. The Bishop will visit our parish on Thursday 9 July to celebrate the Confirmation Mass. MARRIAGE MATTERS (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) Holy Trinity (Deuteronomy 4:32-‐34, 39-‐40 Romans 8:14-‐17 Matthew 28:16-‐20) The Blessed Trinity is an intimate love relationship Jesus summarises the commandments: love God and your neighbour. The intimacy of married love has this high calling: wholly love God and love each other, we are one another’s closest neighbour. It is said that married love most closely reveals the love relationships in the Trinity: three persons in one God, calls us to be two persons in one flesh. CAFOD “Time for Prayer” On Wednesday 10 June at 7.30pm Holy Mass will be offered at St Ann’s in Cheadle Hulme (29 Vicarage Avenue SK8 7JW) especially for the many thousands of refugees and displaced peoples around the world. After Mass there will be coffee/tea and a short presentation by Sue Bownas, CAFOD Diocesan Manager. Do join us if you can. More information contact Sue or Liz on 01244 677594 or mail [email protected] FORTHCOMING EVENTS LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP PLEASE …. CALLING ALL PARISH EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION & READERS Two training days are being offered in the local area and you are strongly urged to attend one of them. The venue is Our Lady’s Church, Shaw Heath, and the dates are Wednesday 3 June or Saturday 6 June from 10.00 am – 1.00pm. Tea & coffee will be available in the parish centre from 9.30am. All Readers & Extraordinary Ministers will be commissioned at the end of the training day. Please let Fr Michael know if you will be attending by putting your name on the sheet at the back of church as the names have to be sent to the diocese beforehand and please also pre-‐register with Mrs Pauline McCulloch at: [email protected] Please see poster in porch. AN EVENING OF BRASS The Vernon Building Society (Poynton band) will make a th return visit to the church, on Friday June 26 2015. The band was given a standing ovation on their last visit. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £8, including light refreshments. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses from this weekend. Also available from Gainsborough Interiors in Romiley Village. If you are able to donate a raffle prize it would be gratefully appreciated! LOURDES PILGRIMAGE Arrangements for the 2015 pilgrimage are progressing well. th The overland section leaves on Tuesday afternoon July 28 and travels by coach to Calais where the pilgrims board the chartered TGV train direct to Lourdes arriving early th afternoon on Wednesday July 29 . This section arrives back th home on the morning of August 5 . The air section departs th from Manchester Airport on July 29 and arrives back on th August 4 . Two flights will take our pilgrims direct to and from Lourdes. There are a few seats left on both the plane and the overland section. We also have a few places in the hospital for the less able. This year the theme running through the pilgrimage will be about responding to God’s call to service with joy. Full details and prices are available on the pilgrimage website www.shrewsburypilgrimage.co.uk and brochures and booking forms are also available from St Albans, 30 Mill Lane, Liscard, Wallasey CH 44 5UD or St Peters, 16, Green Lane, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4EA. NORTHERN CATHOLIC CONFERENCE at Liverpool Hope University – 12th, 13th, & 14th June. Theme: “You did not choose me…I chose You”. Speakers: Fr Pat Deegan, Frances Hogan, Fr Richard Reid, Sr Roseann Reddy, Dennis Wrigley. To register or for more information contact: Denise on 07543 800 812. www.northerncatholic.co.uk Email: [email protected] See poster in porch. JUSTICE & CHARITY SUPPORT & CHAPLAINCY SVP ANNUAL FUN WALK This takes place on Sunday 7 June along the Middlewood Way and the Poynton Canal to help raise funds for the annual summer camp, which provides holidays for young people. Shorter or longer walk possible. See poster in porch for details. HEALING MASS for Families affected by Mental Health issues. A Healing Mass, at noon on Saturday 13th June, will be celebrated for families that are affected by mental health issues and those that work in this area at St Patrick’s, King Street, Wellington, Shropshire TF13AP. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered & all are welcome. For more information contact: Mark & Liz Dutton 01625 428 498. Pause for Hope. Sunday 21st June 2015, St Columba’s, Chester, 3pm. An ecumenical gathering for families and friends who have been affected by Cancer. An opportunity for prayer and reflection accompanied by hymns. See poster. MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND Yarnfield Park, Staffs. 3rd-‐5th July 2015. This is an enrichment weekend for normal, ordinary marriages (Not counselling). Marriage Encounter Weekends have proved time and time again to be of immense value for couples however long they have been married. All discussions are private for the participating couples, there is no group sharing. Why not take advantage of this opportunity and for further information www.wwme.org.uk or ring 01538 385801 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Wool is urgently needed and our knitters will be very pleased to receive your donations which would enable them to produce warm hats for many poor children. Wool can be placed in the wool box in the church porch. Thank you. HOUSEBOUND AND THE SICK Please pray for: Fr Peter Coyle, Philip Smith, Brian Rogers, Christine Beswick, Hillary Rustage, Kieran O’Brien, Fr. Jim Farrell, Theresa Travis, Debbie Sainsbury, Dorothy Cornelly, Lionel and Jenny Rawlings, Anna Maria Bolton, Matthew Norman, Billy Lingard, Patricia Kelly, Winnie Monk, Jadar Jones, Michael Christie, Sonia Faure, Wilfred Hartley, Mandy Keane, Joyce Osbourne, Michael O’Sullivan, Bob and Mary Parker, Katelyn Reilly, Margaret Smith, Matthew Swallow, Amy Harris, Audrey Wilson, Christine Colley, Elizabeth Brown, Bridget Robertson, Eileen Powell, Michael Walsh, Valerie Gahan, Christopher Wilkinson, Michelle Wright, Roger Armistead, Joshua Goddard, Monica Jackson. Deirdre Nausen, Audrey Tynam, Gerard Davies, Gloria Flynn, Ronald Evans. Irene Daughney, KIrsty Czyzewsky, Baby William, Joan Aspinall, Kathleen Foley, Daniel Murray, Sarah Connolly, Mildred & John Coverley and Clair Mitten. We commend them all to the prayers of our Lady and St Christopher. OUR LADY & ST CHRISTOPHER’S PARISH is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe. The parish safeguarding representative is Carly Giblin who may be contacted on: 07769 110723 or at [email protected] MARRIAGE CARE If you are going through difficulties in your relationship Stockport marriage care offer a confidential Counselling service. You can contact them on 0800-‐389-‐3801 HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY If a relative or friend is in hospital please ensure that you contact the chaplaincy office to let them know that they will need that spiritual care and comfort, and if they are catholic, to receive Holy Communion, and if necessary the Sacrament of the Sick. You can do this directly by calling the chaplaincy on 419-‐5889 FINANCES . WEEKLY FINANCE Last week’s collection: £835.86 CAFOD: £22.83 Nepal Appeal: £740.33 Building Fund: £331,326.00 Thank you for your generosity LOOSE CHANGE BOXES Please bring in your Loose Change Boxes when they are full and leave them in the small sacristy. New boxes can be collected from under the table at the back of church. Thank you for your support. 200 CLUB – IT IS NOT TOO LATE ! The Parish 200 Club runs annually from May to April, which means that it’s either time to renew your numbers(s) or join for the coming year. Information / application forms for the 200 Club are on the table at the back of church or can be downloaded from the Parish Website. Completed forms and monies can be handed in at the Parish Office, marked FAO Matthew Standing. We currently only have 100 signed up for the new year. CAR PARKING Please note that there is no access to the rear car park during weekdays whilst on Saturday evening & Sunday morning the tarmac rear car park is available. Please be considerate to our neighbours and do not block access to their houses. Thank you -‐ Fr Michael. ODDMENT / CLEARANCE SALE Weather permitting ! – This weekend… Some wonderful bargains for a donation. Proceeds will go to the Building Fund. N.B. SAINSBURY’S SOLICITORS Please note that Michael Sainsbury and Sainsbury’s st Solicitors are moving to 1 Market Street, Denton on 1 June 2015 and merging with Sleigh Son & Booth Solicitors, providing the same services as before. Tel: 0161 336 7027 CHRISTIAN AID Thank you to all who collected for Christian Aid earlier this month. Together you raised £1,047.14. Volunteers can collect their individual receipts from the table at the back of church. PARTITA St Anthony’s Church, Portway, Wythenshawe, M22 OWR, Wednesday 24 June, 7.30pm. Award-‐winning early music ensemble Partita offer Renaissance and Baroque Music for voice, lute, harp, harpsichord, viola, baroque guitar, therebo and recorder th including music from the Elizabethan theatre, 16 century Spanish and Italian music, and baroque songs and arias. No charge –donations only for the church.
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