File - St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Didsbury

1st February 2015 Readings Yr B . 1. Ordinary Week 4 St.Catherine’s Newsletter 2 School Lane, Didsbury, M20 6HS. Tel: Presbytery: 0161 445 2079, School: 0161 445 6359
Email: [email protected] Web:
Community Centre: 0161 445 0577, Bookings: 07775 753423, Hospital Chaplain: 0161 224 1895.
Lately dead: Sr Margarita Fitzgerald, Kath Smart, Ronald Stott, Joseph McLoughlin,
Brian Black, Eamon Plunkett, Fr J T Cribben, Neil Kay, John Askew, José Sherrington, Ann
Leece, Peggy Morgan, Niel Kay, Brian Black, Sarah Duffy, Yvonne Whieldon, Mary Doherty.
Anniversary: Joan McEvoy, Fr Michael Farrington, Kathleen Roche, Patrick Quigley.
Sick: Susan Donnegan, Michael Brennan, Peta Nockles, Jenny Graham, Tony Martin.
Others: B’day Aniv. Bridgiet Collins, Thanks for good things, Marie Lamoury B’day Aniv.,
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Many thanks for kind & generous donations towards our Repairs &
Redecoration Fund.
Repairs & Repainting? Not much to report as yet: the Loss Adjusters have been in touch to
make arrangements to view the site – I await their advice.
Meanwhile – in the Community Centre – I hear that Siobhan is making good use of her time
and she advises that Bookings should be made using the new number 07775 753423. The Club
Room number is 445 0577 (unchanged).
Mass Times Mon 2nd Feb
The Presentation of the Lord
Tue 3rd Feb
St Blaise, Bishop
(Blessing of throats)
Wed 4th Feb
Thur 5th Feb
St Agatha
Fri 6th Feb
Req: Peggy Morgan
Sat 7th Feb
Sun 8th Feb
9.30am, 11.00am
Housekeeping Matters! Please keep the church doors closed as much as possible before and
after masses. Heating the whole of Didsbury at the parish expense is not a good Christian act!
CONFESSIONS & Exposition
Money –
Many thanks once again for kind donations towards our redecoration and repair fund. Your gifts
are greatly appreciated. If you write your “Offertory Envelope Number” with your gift, it can be
‘Gift Aided’. Thank you.
CAFOD: Fairtraid Stall – next weekend after the 9.30 & 11.00 Masses. This is an opportunity to
buy fairly traded goods with all profits going to the Parish Connect2 Ethiopia project.
CAFOD Lent Fast Day is Friday 27 February and every £1 donated, up to £3.5 million, will
be matched by the Government. Email [email protected] or call 020 7095
Gift Aid – New envelopes will be issued in early March for 2015/16. This is an ideal time to
register for Gift Aid. Details can be found on the Parish Website or Mike Schilling 445 9858.
7 & 8 February: Retiring Collection for Soc for Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC).
Fund raising night in aid of Cornerstone Day Centre Saturday 28th February 2015, 8.00pm
till late at St Kentigern’s Club, Fallowfield. Tickets £5.00, or £6.00 on the door. Comedy from
Jimmy Cricket.
Pilgrimage to Walsingham Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July, accommodation plus bed and
breakfast £90 (children under 12, £65), staying at Elmham House and joining the Marist Day
Pilgrimage. Deposit £30 (non-returnable). Contact Sister Anne 881 4528 or Ann Tipper
07982280024. Coach departing from the Marist Centre 4.00pm on Friday 3rd July.
The Salford Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage – 31st July to 6th August, led by Bishop Arnold.
For further details please contact Joe Walsh Tours on 0161 820 8790 or email:
[email protected] For all other queries
[email protected]
Panto – Aladdin - Our Annual Pantomime now takes place 30th, 31st January & 6th, 7th February.
Adults £6.00. Children £4.00 (Friday only).
Next Journey in Faith: 17th February at 7.00pm in the presbytery.
They require:
Notice, Preparation and Active
Church Membership.
Getting Married in 2015 or
early 2016?
Pre-marriage Course –
Registration forms available
now! It’s a must.
See Fr Wilson for form.
Readers, Counters, etc
Sat 7th Feb 2015
7.00pm E Perry
Sun 8th Feb 2015
8.00am Kevin Horrrocks
9.30am Teresa Bonney
Counting Team:
Sun 8th Feb 2015
M Lyons, N Slevin,
A Cunningham
Last Weeks Offertory
Collection: £
Thank You
Ladies Group
(2nd & 4th Wed. at 8.15pm)
11th Feb – Social - TBA
The pre marriage course at st kentigerns has started well and
Boldness has genius, power & magic in it.
Better to fail than not try.
Saturday 11.00am – 12 noon