The Catholic Community Newsletter ~ St Mary’S, Marple Bridge and The Annunciation, New Mills Fr John Cairns St Mary Marple Bridge Marple Bridge Office The Presbytery, Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 5BB Lectionary Sundays Year B Weekdays Year 1 Contacts Parish Priest Tel: 0161 427 2408 Email saintmarysmarplebridge @btopenworld.com Web In Emergency 07525 052584 Deacon Rev Kevin Gradwell The Annunciation New Mills www.stmarysnewmills.org.u k www.stmarysmarplebridge. org.uk 8th March 2015 3 Sunday of Lent Safeguarding: Mrs Ursula Lundy xxxi Mrs Jo Barber (NM) Mr Peter Clarke (MB) (Contact via Presbytery or 07979 376933) rd Marple B. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 7h 6.30pm 8th 11.15am 12.45pm 9th 9.30am 10th 11th 9.30am 12th Friday 13th Saturday 14th Saturday Sunday 14th 6.30pm 15th 11.15am Saturday Sunday New Mills 3rd Sunday of Lent 9.30am 10am 10am 10.30 9.30am 10am 2-4pm BAPTISM Lenten Feria Lenten Feria Lenten Feria Lenten Feria Stations of the Cross Lenten Feria Stations of the Cross Deanery Penitential Service + Reflection 4th Sunday of Lent 9.30am 2pm BAPTISM Welcomers Readers Gifts Welcomers Readers Children’s Lit. Welcomers Readers Gifts Ch.Lit. Counters Flowers Tea & Coffee Cleaners Cleaners 6.30pm MB 9.30am NM 11.15am MB MB NM MB NM MB NM Angela + Chris Byrom RIP (MH) Joan Hines RIP(SG) Tony Burke RIP Mulryan Family Aiveen + Ciara Chamberlain RIP J Glannon RIP (KB) Private Int (MD) Joan Whitley Ints Eamon O’Brien RIP (MVC) Margaret Pickup RIP (DM) Joan Hines RIP(BL) Jim + Jean Sorahan Ints Dean Family 7/8March Gordon Lyon Teresa Clarke Cecilia Osborne Rene/ Brian Tierney Simon Sharp/Ann Webb 14/15Mar Rosemary Yuill Laurie Feehan Norah Hudson Sheila Harrison/ Margaret Beddows Rene Tierney/ Joe Hennigan Myra O'Connor Martin Savage Joe Harvey Jenny McGuiness Tony McHale Bradbury Family Jim+Pauline Howells Nigel Slack/Patricia Hulley No flowers Helen Wilson &Family No Cleaning No Cleaning Terry +Alice Poole Teresa Hogg/Peter Doyle No flowers Theresa Hogg & Ella Keller-Koczaska Catherine Anderson Marie Davies + Deborah Laugesen FR JOHN WRITES...To understand the full significance of what is going on in this Gospel it is important to realise that there was nothing corrupt going on in the Temple. The money changers and animal dealers were all acting in accordance with the Law of Moses. The basic religious observance of the Jewish people would not have been possible without this ‘market’. The money changers converted Roman coins into Temple currency so that pagan images would not be carried into the more sacred areas of the Temple complex. The animal dealers provided the necessary sacrifices for the rituals of the temple. Therefore, it was reasonable for the Jews to question Jesus on his behaviour. The Gospel teaches us that, although God never changes, the way in which God is worshipped changes from culture to culture. The Old Temple was coming to an end; to be replaced with the New Temple, Jesus Christ. BAPTISM...Any parent who wishes their child to be baptised within the parish between Easter and July this year are asked to fill in a form from the back of church and return it to the Presbytery before the end of March. You will then be put on our Baptismal Course which will start mid April. Once the 2 session course has been completed we will sort out a date for your child’s Baptism. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MB...The course has now started each Sunday morning 11am in the Old School MB. The 8 weekly sessions will prepare the children to receive the Lord through the Eucharist (Holy Communion) for the first time in their lives. Please keep all the children in your daily prayers. CONFIRMATION COURSE...The candidates will complete their 4th session this weekend and will be attending their weekend away at the Briars Youth Centre the following weekend. Please keep all the candidates in your prayers. Thank you. TRAIDCRAFT...Tea and coffee will be served after both Masses at MB this weekend March 7th /8th . The Traidcraft stall will open and Fairtrade Easter Eggs will be on sale. GIFT AID ENVELOPES...New Gift Aid envelopes have arrived. Mr Jim Howell will give a report on Gift Aid at all Masses next weekend of March 14th/15th Pray for the Sick and Housebound Remember especially Mary Forbes, George Cairns, Eileen Middleton, Monica Norton, Eileen Grace, Margaret Mary Jackson, Katherine Cowan, Richard Greiner, George Heeds, Joan Whitley, Beverley Burke, Fr. Hugh Doherty, Maureen Mitchell-Kirk, Bernadette Tonge, David Hill, Bill Martin, Marie Sidebottom, Aine Shaw, Mike Ellwood, Geraldine Knowles, Kate Beighton, Suzanne Mautschke, David Poole Dorothy Graham, Fr Marianus ,Anna Kalnis, Mary Farrell, Kathleen Greiner,, Christine Hall SCHOOL SERVICES...Every Monday morning at 9.05 am during term time in St Marys School Hall, NM there will be Whole School Worship and any parishioner who would like to is very welcome to attend. EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION...The Renewal Day for the North of the Diocese will be held in TEA BINGO AND LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Please search your cupboards and drawers for surplus Rosaries and help us to get them into the hands of those who will love, cherish and pray them. There will be a collection box for them at the back of church from next week. PARISH LENTEN SESSIONS WEEK 3– TOUCHED BY THE PASSION... I will be leading this week’s session and invite you for light refreshments from 7.15pm . Then this week I would like to lead the session in church beginning at 7.30pm. I look forward to seeing you all. God Bless. DEANERY PENITENTIAL SERVICE...Fr Robert and myself would like to invite you to our Deanery Penitential Service which will take place next Saturday from 2-4pm in the Church of the Annunciation NM. It will take the same form as our Advent Service – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Readings, Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Sick and, like Advent, the first hour of the Service will be repeated in the second hour. All are welcome. REPOSITORY STALL...We have a good selection of Easter cards at both churches but no more are ordered so buy what you need now while stocks last. Also available are Ordination cards for Deacon Kevin. TEA BINGO AND LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT...Our next session of Tea Bingo and Light Entertainment will be this Wednesday March 11th from 2-4pm in the Parish Hall, NM. All welcome. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK...Sorry I seem to be booked up almost every evening over the next few weeks apart from Thursday March 12th. Therefore can I please call a meeting of all pilgrims to meet at 7.30pm in the Old School, MB. Room accommodation and final payments will need to be sorted. Look forward to seeing you there. COLLECTION.... Envelopes £547.00 Loose Plate £310.33 Total £857.33 Thank you CAFOD £762.47 Thank you Rest in Peace Anniversaries Herbert Hall, Brian Towers, Vera Gower, Hugh Doherty, Elizabeth Crowley, Philis Robson, Frank Beighton, John Butterworth, Sarah Green, Bernadette Woolley, Gerard Brierley, May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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