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 19 APRIL 2015 MESSAGE FROM FATHER TONY This week we welcome back the staff and pupils from St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School and Harrytown Catholic High School. ‘Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord’ we respond in the psalm on this Third Sunday of Easter. May that be the prayer of our community this week as we ask the Risen Lord to reveal his presence among us in prayer, in the liturgy, and in the daily events of our lives. 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 258 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) Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday th
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25 ST MARK, EVANGELIST 9.15am Vigil Mass of the following 6.30pm 26th FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 9.00 am 11.00 am THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER 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 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 Rita McGrath RIP Elsie Edwards RIP People of the Parish Olive Booth RIP Tony Delaney RIP Jack Dobson RIP Intention of Donor RIP Malcolm Clegg RIP Winifred Mills RIP Harrytown Chapel Lillian O’Neill RIP Tommy Molloy Tony Monk RIP People of the Parish Charles Pigram RIP th
CATHOLIC VOICE Have you picked up your free copy. There are plenty on the table at the back of church. Joy & Hope Easter Prayer Leaflets if you didn’t receive one of these beautifully produced prayer leaflets you can pick one up from the back of church. welcome whatever age or state of life. Saturday 16 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 HARRYTOWN SCHOOL Weekly Mass at Harrytown Chapel begins this Friday at 8.15am and continues during term-­‐time All are welcome. PRAYER & LITURGY REQUIESCANT + IN PACE, ALLELUIA Those who have died recently: Barbara Cooney, Tony Delaney., Charlie Pigram and Malcolm Clegg. Those whose anniversaries occur around this time: John Nelson, Katherine Birchenough, Joyce Hannon, Phylis Cleary, James Nolan, Patrick Noctor, Mary Turner, Gertrude Glendinning, Ian Shaw. May they rest in peace YOUTH EVENT Higher Tour Christian Youth Event at the O2 Apollo theatre th
on Sunday 17 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/ 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. MARRIAGE MATTERS (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) Third Sunday of Easter (Acts of the Apostles 3: 13-­‐15, 17-­‐19 1John 2: 1-­‐5 Luke 24: 35-­‐48) Let peace reign in our hearts There are times in life, as couples, when the demands of work, concerns about money and care of the children can seem overwhelming. In times like these let’s acknowledge each other, take time out to clarify the issues and remind ourselves of the words of Jesus to the Apostles when they thought it was all over, “Peace be with you!” 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. FORTHCOMING EVENTS GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS EVENT The Romiley/Bredbury/Woodley areas of the HAZEL GROVE constituency will be holding a hustings event at St Chads Church, Church Lane, Romiley, SK6 4BN this Sunday 19th April 2015 between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm (doors open at 6.00 pm). All four declared candidates have agreed to attend the meeting to answer questions from constituents. Any Independent candidates who are nominated by the official deadline will also be invited. The theme of the evening will be 2020 Vision of a Good Society with some set questions, but also the opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions themselves. The event is free and open to members of the public. The former Bishop of Carlisle, Graham Dow, will chair the meeting. [We intend to supply an address on Eventbrite for people intending to attend to register and if possible post a question – this should be set up in the next week]. '2020 Vision of a Good Society' is available from www.ctbi.org.uk 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 Thank you. Fr Michael DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 28/29th July – August 4/5th 2015 The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place this th
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August 4 by air. Booking forms from St Alban’s Wallasey & St Peter’s Hazel Grove as well as from the pilgrimage website www.shrewsburypilgrimage.co.uk. The pilgrimage is led by Bishop Davies. All are welcome to join the pilgrimage and we look forward to receiving applications from those who have never been to Lourdes. We particularly look forward to welcoming nurses and healthcare professionals to assist in the care of the sick and less able. Full details are available on the website. Fr Michael is happy to answer any questions . FINANCES 200 CLUB Congratulations to the winners for March: Alison Pruce, Breege Lynch, Christine Hudson and Stella Walker. Your envelopes will be ready in the small sacristy this weekend. ALSO…200 CLUB – RENEWALS DUE The Parish 200 Club runs annually from May to April. We will shortly be having the final draw of the 2014/15 year, which means that it’s time to either renew your number(s) or join for the coming year. Information and an application form for the 200 Club can be found on the table at the back of church. Alternatively they can be downloaded from the Parish Website. th
The first draw of the year will be on Saturday 30 May, but please send in renewals prior to this date. Renewal / Application forms and money can be handed in at the Parish Office, marked FAO matthew Standing. PIETY STALL The stall at the back of church raised the sum of £560.10 for parish funds during the last financial year (2014 –’15). Not only has the stall provided a worthwhile service to parishioners and visitors alike but it has also provided a boost for parish funds. My thanks to Sarah Heaton & Cath Rogers for looking after the stall. WEEKLY FINANCE Last week’s collection: £798.90 CAFOD: £33.15 Thank you for your generosity SUPPORT & CHAPLAINCY 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 and Mildred & John Coverley. We commend them all to the prayers of our Lady and St Christopher. JUSTICE & CHARITY VOLUNTEERING N.B. FOOD BANK The Food bank is still short of some supplies and they are in need of the following items: Fruit juice, Fish, Fruit, Rice Pudding, Milk, Coffee, Sugar, Treats, Toiletries. With grateful thanks to people who have donated fresh goods may we respectively remind everyone that only tinned goods like fruit, veg. and fish can be accepted. 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 MANY THANKS to Gabriella Wyatt who has donated £10.06 to the Building Fund from her sale of Loom Bands. This donation is in memory of her Great Grandfather, Charlie Pigram. 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 PLANNED GIVING & GIFT AID RENEWAL If you completed one of the Offertory Giving Cards and requested a box of Offertory Envelopes, a Standing Order form or information about Gift Aid, you should by now have received these. If you took an Offertory Giving Card, Gift Aid form and/or Standing Order form home with you and have not yet returned it, please could you do so by either handing them in at the Presbytery or during the Offertory collection. Alternatively, please send them direct to Mike at the Curial Offices using the envelope provided -­‐ his address is also shown on the Gift Aid and Standing Order forms. If you missed the Renewal but would like to Gift Aid your Offertory donations, or set-­‐up a Standing Order, please contact Dominic Berry on 494 1174. Thank you. URGENT ! Planned Giving Envelopes Please collect your box from the back of church. They need to be used now. NEWSLETTER & WEBSITE SAVIO HOUSE, BOLLINGTON The Salesian order is looking for people to go on a volunteer placement with the community for ten months. Involves living in a Catholic community and working with young people, receiving training in first aid, food hygiene, safeguarding and youth work skills. All food and board included as well as a weekly allowance. Please pick up a leaflet at the back of church or go to: www.saviohouse.org.uk