OUR LADY AND ST. CHRISTOPHER’S SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2014

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
e-mail: [email protected]
PARISH PRIEST:
ASSISTANT PRIEST:
Canon Michael Gannon VG
Father Edmund Montgomery
SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2014
MESSAGE FROM FATHER MICHAEL
Thank you to all those who attended the Mass for the bereaved last Thursday and let us continue to remember and
pray for all who have died and those who mourn them during this month of November. Let us be thankful for the gift
of faith in Jesus Christ our Risen Lord who is the ultimate source of our consolation in the face of the sad reality of
death. As I announced last weekend the work for the construction of the new Christopher Centre has now gone out to
tender and the closing date for completed tenders is 8 December. The carpeting of the presbytery has begun and
should be finished by the middle of the week. May God bless us all in the week ahead.
SACRED LITURGY THIS WEEK
The month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory
Sunday Readings: Cycle A. Weekday Readings: Cycle II. Psalter: Week I Parish Mass Book 2 Page 155
The Pope’s intention for: November 2014: That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of
others. That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-informed mentors.
MASS TIMES and INTENTIONS (this week)
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Sunday
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Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
23rd
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Vigil Mass of the following: 6.30 pm
THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9.00 am
11.00 am
St. Hugh of Lincoln,B.
9.15am
dedication of the basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul, Apostles
7.30 pm
feria
9.15am
feria
9.15am
THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
8.15 am
12 noon
ST. CECILIA,V,M.
9.15 am
Vigil Mass of the Following
6.30 pm
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, UNIVERSAL KING
9.00 am
11.00 am
Priest’s Intention
People of the Parish
November Dead List
Ken Faure RIP
Jack Dobson
Eileen Barlow
November Dead List
Harrytown School Chapel
Phyllis Gardner
Morris & Leigh families
People of the Parish
Bill Ibison
Dexter Samuels
Mary M
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
----------------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
-------------------7.10 pm Evening Prayer
9.00 am Morning Prayer; 5.30 pm Evening Pr
8.00 am Morning Prayer
MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS
JUSTICE & CHARITY
JUSTICE & PEACE ADVENT REFLECTION
Wistaston Hall, Crew, Sunday 7 December 4.30 – 6.30 pm.
With Fr Liam Purcell from Church Action on Poverty. Please
see poster for further details.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
NOVEMBER DEAD LIST
On the right-hand side of the sanctuary, you will see a
Memorial and envelopes marked ‘November Dead List’. On
the Memorial you will see the names of the 22 parishioners
who have died in the past year. You are welcome to take an
envelope and insert the names of deceased family and
friends and return to one of the priests after Mass. During
November, at least one Mass a week will be offered for all
those on the November list. May all the souls of all the
Faithful Departed, rest in peace.
REQUIESCANT + IN PACE
Those who have died recently:
Barry Taylorson
Those whose anniversaries occur around this time:
Christopher Crump, Pat Pearson, Raymond Molesdale,
William Bradburn, Sarah Hill, James Ernest Kilgallon, Edith
Shaw, Cecilia Moores, Barbara Lawton, Paul Bruce. May
they rest in peace.
BARRY TAYLORSON RIP We offer our condolences to
Barry’s wife Cath and family in their loss at this time. The
reception of Barry’s body into church will take place on
Monday 24 November at 7.00pm followed by a Requiem
Mass the following day at 10.30am. May he rest in peace.
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, Ingrid
Kucak, 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, Charlie Pigram, Bridget Robertson,
Eileen Powell, Michael Walsh, Winifred Rollinson, Valerie
Gahan, Christopher Wilkinson, Michelle Wright, Kath Rose,
Elsie Edwards, Betty Kenny, Roger Armistead, Joshua
Goddard, Ann Platt, Monica Jackson, James Espley, Deirdre
Nausen, Joan Donald, Audrey Tynam, Gerard Davies, Gloria
Flynn, Ronald Evans, Adele McCluskey and Irene Daughney.
We commend them all to the prayers of our Lady, Health of
the Sick and St Christopher.
Please return your box to Church this weekend, as they
need to be sent off to the children who will receive them in
time for Christmas. Thank you to all who have generously
filled their shoebox. At the end of the 11am Mass this
Sunday, the boxes will be blessed, so that we can send our
prayers to the children along with their packages. If you
would be willing to assist with the checking of the
Christmas boxes in the warehouse near Hyde/Ashton,
Whitehill Estate, Unit 7 please contact Jane Wright or Karin
Moore for further details on 0161-494-9104.
CHRISTMAS FAIR: 2 WEEKS TO GO
We are just a fortnight away to our biggest fund-raiser of
the year. The Fair takes place at St Christopher’s school on
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the 29 November starting at 12 noon. Thank you to all
who have donated items so far – please continue to do so,
particularly any new & unwanted gifts/toys, Tombola or
Raffle prizes, groceries and cakes. All donations need to be
clearly labelled and can be left at the back of church. There
are still a couple of raffle prizes that we require – please
see the list on the notice board in the porch.
Raffle tickets are still available at the back of Church, priced
at £1 per book. Please take a couple of books and sell
amongst family and friends.
Raffle Ticket monies & Counterfoils can be brought back to
church, along with any unsold books.
CALLING ALL LADIES!
A date for your diary: Friday 16 January 2015 at 7.30pm
there will be a fashion show in St Christopher’s school hall
in aid of the Building Fund. Tickets cost £3, there will be a
variety of clothes on sale, all high street brands and some
designer ones. The majority of items are under £10 and you
can pay by card or cash. Clothes for all ages and sizes. There
is no obligation to buy and you can try items on, too. An
evening not to be missed – pick up a bargain! Bring your
sisters, mothers, daughters, neighbours and friends: the
more ladies the merrier! For more information contact
Sarah on 494-2026. Tickets will be on sale soon.
PIETY STALL
We now have Christmas cards, calendars, diaries, Advent
calendar and cribs in stock. Please come and have a look!
The Piety Stall will be open this weekend of 15/16
November and will be at the Christmas Fair on 29
November.
DONATIONS OF SOAP …LAST CALL
Gifts of soap for poor children in Europe and Africa can be
placed in the ‘Soap Box’ in the porch. Let’s try to beat last
year’s target! Soap is a real luxury and a good present for
poor children.
CAKES
The ‘Batty Bakers’ will be having a cake sale in December,
most probably the weekend of December 6/7.
SOCKS WANTED
The charity Lifeshare Manchester works with rough
sleepers and they are urgently in need of socks. If you have
a spare pair of socks, they do not need to be new just in
good condition, please put them into the ‘Socks Box’ at the
back of church.
Centre.
Tel:
0161-494-6428
or
e-mail
[email protected] You can find out more
about marriage care at www.marriagecare.org.uk.
SUPPORT AND CHAPLAINCY
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.
TOYS
HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
As last year the Wood Street Mission is appealing for toys
for ages 1-15. They need to be new toys and unwrapped. If
you are able to help please leave them for the attention of
Christine Connolly who will send them to the Mission via
the Methodist Church.
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 support, 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.
OLD GREGORIANS: ANNUAL MASS
for
deceased former pupils and teachers of St Gregory's R C
High School, Ardwick Green, Manchester to be celebrated
at St. Kentigern's Church, Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield,
M14 7DW at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 28th November, 2014
followed by a gathering in the St Kentigern's Social Club.
Further information from Terry O’Neil 442 6839 or
[email protected]
Diocesan Youth Event
Krakow 2016 is the next International World Youth Day
and Pope Francis invites you to join him. The journey to
Krakow starts now - want to know more? Want to meet
other young Catholics? Come along to the another step on
our journey on Sunday 30 November at Sacred Heart &
Saint Peter Church in Baguley at 3.30pm (until 6.30pm) and
find out more. Open to all young people in Year 10 and
above. The event will include Mass. Email
[email protected] for more info.
VOLUNTEERING
GARDENERS NEEDED
We are at present trying to tidy up the grounds around the
Church. The border underneath the front hedge badly
needs weeding/clearing. If you are able and can spare an
hour to help it would be greatly appreciated.
Just clearing a foot or a yard would help. You would need
your own tools.
VOLUNTEERING WITH MARRIAGE CARE
Are you looking for some rewarding voluntary work?
Stockport Marriage care is looking for volunteers –
particularly for the roles of counseling receptionist (two
evening a month) and secretary (three meetings a year).
Marriage Care is a national charitable organization which
has its roots in the Catholic Church.; it exists to support
adult couple relationships in the best and worst of times.
We offer marriage preparation for couples getting married
in church, and relationship counselling which is open to all.
For more information please contact John Worth, Head of
FINANCE
Last week’s collection: £808.56
CAFOD: £44.50
Thank you for your generosity
200 CLUB WINNERS
The October winners were: Joan Marshall, Margaret
Hughes, Tony Bibby and Jo Taylor. Envelopes will be given
out as soon as possible. Apologies for any delay.
CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY Part-time Family
Support Worker required based in Wirral with some
outreach to other areas in the Diocese
Working in partnership with local schools and Wirral CCG
you will directly engage as part of our support team with
children, young people and their families who are
experiencing some form of disadvantage. Closing date for
applications 21 November 2014.
You will have extensive experience in supporting children,
young people (0-19) and or their families in school, home
and community settings For an application pack please
contact Anne Smith 0151 652 1281
e-mail
[email protected] or download it at:
www.cathchildsoc.org.uk
PARISH WEBSITE
Our Parish Website has been alive for 18 months now. In
that time we have had over 12,000 hits on the site and over
22,000 page reviews. The site is updated weekly with any
relevant news and the newsletter/Wednesday word article
is uploaded at the same time. If anyone has any news,
photos or articles to go on the site please let me know. I’m
also keen to get feedback on the site – what you like,
anything that you would like to see, any suggested changes,
etc. Matthew Standing, e-mail [email protected]