OUR LADY AND ST. CHRISTOPHER`S SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2015

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 26 APRIL 2015
DAY OF SPECIAL PRAYER THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, FOR VOCATIONS
MESSAGE
FROM
FATHER
MICHAEL
As
you
know,
the
construction
of
the
new
St
Christopher
Centre
is
now
underway
and
I’m
pleased
to
report
that
following
the
first
site
meeting
the
programme
is
on
course
and
no
problems
have
developed.
Let
us
hope
and
pray
this
continues
to
be
the
case.
Fr
Tony
and
I
are
looking
forward
to
joining
some
of
our
young
families
for
the
Family
Fun
Weekend
at
Savio
House,
Bollington,
this
coming
weekend.
May
God
bless
the
families
in
our
parish
and
all
who
make
up
our
parish
family
including
the
sick
and
housebound
in
the
week
ahead.
SACRED
LITURGY
THIS
WEEK
The
month
of
April
is
dedicated
to
The
Holy
Spirit.
Sunday
Readings:
Cycle
B.
Weekday
Readings:
Cycle
I.
Psalter:
Parish
Mass
Book
1
Page
261
The
Pope’s
intentions
for
April
that
people
may
learn
to
respect
creation
and
care
for
it
as
a
gift
of
God.
That
persecuted
Christians
may
feel
the
consoling
presence
of
the
Risen
Lord
and
the
solidarity
of
all
the
Church.
MASS
TIMES
and
INTENTIONS
(this
week)
Saturday
Sunday
25th
Vigil
Mass
of
the
following:
6.30pm
th
26 FOURTH
SUNDAY
OF
EASTER
9.00am
11.00am
Monday
27th
feria
9.15am
th
Tuesday
28 St
Louis
Marie
de
Montfort,P.
7.30pm
Wednesday
29th
ST
CATHERINE
OF
SIENA,V.D.
9.15am
DAY
OF
SPECIAL
PRAYER
FOR
EUROPE
th
Thursday
30 feria
Requiem
Mass
10.30am
Friday
May
St
Joseph
the
Worker
8.15am
1st
12
Noon
nd
Saturday
2 ST.
ATHANASIUS,B.D.
9.15am
Vigil
Mass
of
the
following
6.30pm
Sunday
3rd
FIFTH
SUNDAY
OF
EASTER
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
Barbara
Cooney
Harrytown
Chapel
George
Thornley
RIP
John
Locktie
RIP
People
of
the
Parish
Barry
&
Jeanette
Taylorson
RIP
Int.
of
Storan
Family
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
Tony
Monk
People
of
the
Parish
Charles
Pigram
RIP
Tony
Delaney
RIP
Ken
Faure
RIP
John
William
Birch
RIP
.
SVP
Collection
after
all
Masses
this
weekend
PRAYER
&
LITURGY
HARRYTOWN
SCHOOL
Mass
at
Harrytown
Chapel
has
begun
again.
Fridays
at
8.15am
during
term‐time
All
are
welcome.
REQUIESCANT
+
IN
PACE,
ALLELUIA
Those
who
have
died
recently:
Barbara
Cooney
Albert
Bernard
Woollam.
Those
whose
anniversaries
occur
around
this
time:
John
Gavan,
Tom
McDonald,
Colin
Moore,
Sarah
Flaherty,
Jane
James,
Norman
Timony,
Ida
Ready,
Hubert
Holland,
Joseph
Carty,
James
Storan,
Clifford
Bradshaw,
George
Owen,
Lillian
Owen,
John
Birch,
Lillian
Chapman,
Maureen
Smith,
George
Harney,
Sheila
Crowley,
Catherine
Gaskell,
Catherine
Higgins.
May
they
rest
in
peace
The
Visit
of
the
Miraculous
Relic
Image
of
Our
Lady
of
Guadalupe
from
9th­15th
of
May
at
Shrewsbury
Cathedral.
The
Miraculous
Relic
Image
of
Our
Lady
of
Guadalupe
is
one
of
two
hundred
and
twenty
digital
copies
created
and
sent
to
each
nation
of
the
world.
It
is
a
relic
because
the
image
has
been
consecrated
while
touching
the
original
image
of
Our
Lady
of
Guadalupe.
The
image
will
be
formally
welcomed
into
the
Cathedral
on
the
Saturday
afternoon
and
will
remain
in
the
Cathedral
for
prayer
and
veneration
until
the
following
Friday.
The
Cathedral
will
be
open
daily
from
10am
until
5:30pm
during
the
seven
days
of
the
visit.
(7.30am‐7pm
on
the
Sunday).
Bishop
Davies
will
preside
at
the
Service
of
Reception,
the
official
beginning
of
the
visit,
at
4pm
on
Saturday
the
9th
of
May
(the
image
will
be
available
to
visit
and
for
prayer
from
lunchtime)
and
the
image
will
be
sent
to
St
Chad’s
Cathedral
in
Birmingham
following
the
12:12
Mass
on
Friday
the
15th
May.
It
would
be
wonderful
to
see
pilgrims
visiting
the
Cathedral
from
across
the
Diocese
and
praying
before
the
image
and
we
look
forward
to
welcoming
you
at
the
Cathedral.
Canon
Jonathan
Mitchell,
Cathedral
Dean.
OUR
LADY'S
CHURCH,
SHAW
HEATH,
STOCKPORT
is
hosting
Healing
in
the
Spirit
–
God’s
Living
Word’,
2nd
–
9th
May,
to
which
everyone
is
welcome.
Fr.
Jim
McManus,
a
Redemptorist
Priest,
will
lead
the
Mission,
and
will
have
a
special
Healing
Service
on
Monday,
4th
at
7.00
p.m.
He
has
been
promoting
a
deeper
awareness
of
the
need
for
an
effective
healing
ministry
through
his
talks
and
writings
over
many
years.You
are
welcome
to
contact
Our
Lady’s
for
times
of
Services
and
other
Liturgies
during
the
week:
[email protected];
telephone
480
2489.
MARRIAGE MATTERS
(www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk)
Fourth Sunday of Easter (Acts of the Apostles
4:8-12 1 John 3:1-2 John 10:11-18)
We lay down our lives, we go beyond…
Couples can relate to the notion of
‘shepherding’
with
regards
to
their
children: “I know my own and my own know me”.
Even in crowds, our children will recognise
our voices and we theirs. Also, just as Jesus
spoke today of ‘laying down His life’, when
marrying, we made a solemn vow to lay
down our lives for one another
.FORTHCOMING
EVENTS
STRATEGY
GROUP
MEETING
in
church
on
Monday
at
7.30pm
GUILD
OF
THE
SERVANTS
OF
THE
SANCTUARY
Chapter
of
St
Werburgh,
Stockport.
Anglican
servers
guild.
Vespers
(Evening
Prayer)
of
Our
Lady
and
Benediction,
at
Our
Lady
&
St
Christopher’s
on
Saturday
2nd
May
at
3.00pm.
All
Welcome.
The
Lay
Vocation:
What
is
it
and
how
can
I
live
it?
Bishop
Mark
invites
you
to
reflect
prayerfully
on
your
own
calling
in
the
Church’s
mission
to
the
world
with
speaker
Fr
Christopher
Jamison
O.S.B
(The
Monastery
TV
programme
and
director
of
vocations
for
England
and
Wales).
All
are
welcome
whatever
age
or
state
of
life.
Saturday
16th
May,
10.30
–
3.30
pm
at
Ellesmere
Port
Catholic
High
School
CH65
7AQ
(near
Cheshire
Oaks).
Please
bring
packed
lunch.
Contribution:
£5.
Register
by
emailing:[email protected]
For
more
information:
http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org
YOUTH
EVENT
Higher
Tour
Christian
Youth
Event
at
the
O2
Apollo
theatre
on
Sunday
17th
May,
7.30pm.
Hear
from
inspirational
speaker
Danielle
Strickland
and
music
from
Matt
Redman.
Ages
14
to
25.
Please
see
Fr
Tony
for
more
details
and
consent
forms.
http://highertour.com/
Day
of
Reflection
Sat
2nd
May
2015
A
'Day
of
Reflection'
led
by
Bishop
Brian
Noble
has
been
organised
by
'A.C.T.S’
('ADULT
CATHOLICS
TOGETHER
SPIRITUALLY')
on
Saturday
2nd
May
2015.
Anyone
aged
between
18
–
35
is
most
welcome.
Bishop
Brian
will
lead
us
prayerfully
through
a
reflection
on
the
Bishops'
Conference
document,
'Do
You
Love
Me?'.
This
will
take
place
at
Wistaston
Hall,
Crewe
CW2
8JS.
The
day
will
start
approximately
at
9.30pm
until
approx
5pm
(exact
times
to
be
confirmed
nearer
the
date).
Cost
£20
(£15
for
unemployed/students).
If
you
would
like
to
join
us
or
wish
to
know
more
about
it
please
contact
Siobhan
at
[email protected]
or
tel:
0161
477
2783
/
07761
138947
.
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
and
all
are
welcome.
For
more
information
please
contact:
Mark
&
Liz
Dutton
on
01625
428
498.
MARRIAGE
ENCOUNTER
WEEKEND
Yarnfield
Park,
Staffs.
3rd­5th
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
go
to
www.wwme.org.uk
or
ring
01538
385801
NORTHERN
CATHOLIC
CONFERENCE
12
–
14
JUNE
2015
If
you
would
like
to
attend
the
conference
or
to
find
out
more
information
please
see
the
noticeboard.
CAR PARKING
During the construction of the St Christopher
Centre the following car parking restrictions
will apply:
WEEKDAYS
No access whatever to the rear car park. The
drive will be closed from the Presbytery.
Pedestrian access to school via the right hand
side of Church only and down the steps.
There must be no access whatever to the
building site.
SATURDAY EVENING & SUNDAY
MORNING
The tarmac rear car park will be available.
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE TO OUR
NEIGHBOURS AND DO NOT BLOCK THE
ACCESS TO THEIR HOUSES.
Thank you.Fr Michael
help.
All
monies
collected
goes
to
projects
in
the
developing
world,
helping
to
alleviate
poverty
and
hunger.
Very
soon
a
list
of
roads
in
our
collecting
area
will
be
put
in
the
church
porch.
The
job
entails
delivering
an
envelope
to
each
house
on
your
chosen
road
and
returning
later
to
collect
it.
If
you
can
help
please
sign
up
as
soon
as
possible.
Some
roads
are
quite
short
so
you
might
prefer
one
of
these.
You
might
also
like
to
collect
with
a
friend
for
company
and
support.
All
materials
and
full
instructions
will
be
available
in
the
small
sacristy
after
Mass
on
the
weekend
9th/10th
May.
Please
ring
Margaret
Hughes
406
0833
for
further
information.
CATHOLIC
CHILDREN’S
SOCIETY
BOXES
Collectors
are
now
ready
to
collect
your
boxes
for
emptying.
If
you
are
able
to
bring
your
box
to
church
please
leave
them
in
the
labelled
box
in
the
small
sacristy
(not
on
the
table
in
church)
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,
Ann
Platt,
Monica
Jackson.
Deirdre
Nausen,
Audrey
Tynam,
Gerard
Davies,
Gloria
Flynn,
Ronald
Evans.
Irene
Daughney,
KIrsty
Czyzewsky,
Albert
Perris,
Baby
William,
Joan
Aspinall,
Kathleen
Foley,
Daniel
Murray,
Sarah
Connelly
and
Mildred
&
John
Coverley.
We
commend
them
all
to
the
prayers
of
our
Lady
and
St
Christopher.
JUSTICE
&
CHARITY
CHRISTIAN
AID
WEEK
is
fast
approaching,
7
days
of
fundraising,prayer
&
action
for
the
world’s
poorest
people
and
we
are
appealing
for
volunteers.
Over
the
last
few
years
some
of
our
long
serving
collectors
have
had
to
retire,
and
although
we
have
had
some
new
volunteers
we
still
need
more.
Each
of
the
churches
in
the
district
have
a
particular
area
to
collect
from,
ours
is
Bredbury
Green
and
the
surrounding
roads.
Please,
during
the
next
few
weeks
consider
whether
you
could
FINANCES
WEEKLY
FINANCE
Last
week’s
collection:
£839.24
CAFOD:
£41.30
Thank
you
for
your
generosity
SUPPORT
&
CHAPLAINCY
200
CLUB
–
RENEWALS
DUE
Information
and
application
forms
for
the
200
Club
can
be
found
on
the
table
at
the
back
of
church.
Alternatively
they
can
be
downloaded
from
the
Parish
Website.
Renewal
/
Application
forms
and
money
can
be
handed
in
at
the
Parish
Office,
marked
FAO
Matthew
Standing.
VOLUNTEERING
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
THE
FAMILY
OF
CHARLIE
PIGRAM
RIP
wish
to
thank
all
those
who
donated
the
sum
of
£209.50
in
Charlie’s
memory
to
CAFOD
at
the
Requiem
Mass
for
him
last
week.
POLITE
NOTICE
Please
try
to
observe
the
car
park
“In”
“Out”
signs
especially
when
exiting
the
car
park
after
Sunday
Mass.
The
entrance
should
not
be
used
as
an
exit
after
Mass
or
at
any
other
time.
Thank
you.