St Werburgh's Roman Catholic Parish, Chester

Parish Diary 2017-2018

 

Parish Secretary's office hours
Monday 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Wednesday and Friday 9.00 am - 12.00 noon


Parish Council
Wednesday 7.00 pm (except where indicated)
12 September 2017 (Tuesday)
14 November 2017 (Tuesday)
17 January 2018
14 March 2018
23 May 2018
18 July 2018 (social)

Finance Committee
Tuesday 7.00 pm (except where indicated)
26 October 2017 (Tuesday)
21 January 2018 (7.30 pm)
24 April 2018
24 July 2018 (meeting and social)

Second/Special collections
23/24 September 2017 Clergy Education and Training Fund
9/10 December 2017 SVP Elderly and Housebound Christmas Lunch
Christmastide Crib Collection for Diocesan Children's Society
28/29 January 2018 Retired Priests' Fund
18/19 March 2018 Easter Flowers
19/20 May 2018 SVP Elderly and Housebound Summer Lunch
21/22 July 2018 SVP Holiday Home

Annual Mission Appeal 2017
Saturday/Sunday 21/22 October

Father Paul's Annual Holiday 2018
20 August - 7 September inclusive

Annual Parish Social
St Werburgh's Parish Centre
Friday 9 February 2018 7.00 pm

Great War Group
Monday 2.00 pm Parish House (except where indicated)
4 September 2017
2 October 2017
30 October 2017
4 December 2017
5 February 2018
5 March 2018
11 April 2018 (Wednesday)
9 May 2018 (Wednesday)
4 June 2017
2 July 2017
Great War Memorial Planning Group
7.00 pm Parish House
Monday 25 September 2017
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Monday 4 December 2017
Monday 5 February 2018
Wednesday 11 April 2018 (Wednesday)
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Tuesday 3 July 2018

Holy Days of Obligation
Wednesday 1 November 2017 All Saints
(Mass Times 7.30 am, 12.15 pm, 7.30 pm)
Monday 25 December 2017 The Birth of Our Lord
Sunday 7 January 2018 Epiphany
Thursday 10th May 2018 Ascension (Mass times TBC)
Sunday 3 June 2018 Corpus Christi
Friday 29 June 2018 SS Peter and Paul
(Mass Times: 7.30 am, 12.15 pm, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 15 August 2018 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Mass Times TBC)
Other Feast Days
Monday 2 November 2017 All Souls
(Mass times: 7.30 am, 12.15 pm, 7.30 pm)
Wednesday 14 February 2018 Ash Wednesday
(Mass times: 7.30 am, 12.15 pm, 7.30 pm)
Sunday 1 April 2018 Easter Sunday
Sunday 20 May 2018 Pentecost

November - Month of the Holy Souls
Monday 6 November 2017 7.30 pm Mass for the Recently Bereaved
Blessing of Graves
Sunday 12 November 2017 2.00 - 4.00 pm Blacon
Sunday 19 November 2017 2.00 - 3.00 pm Overleigh (old side)
    3.00 - 4.00 pm Overleigh (new side)
Monday 27 November 2017 7.30 pm Mass of the Holy Souls (for all those whose names have been inscribed in our Holy Souls Book)


Lent Devotions
Friday 7.00-8.00 pm (Church will remain open until 9.00 pm)
16 February 2018
23 February 2018
2 March 2018
9 March 2018
16 March 2018
23 March 2018

Marian Devotions
Sunday 3.00-4.00 pm
22 October 2017
20 May 2018
21 October 2018



Ecumenical Meetings and Events
Cheshire Cathedral
Sunday 17 September 2017 6.30 pm Anti Modern Slavery Service
Churches Together in Christleton
Thursday 21 September 2017 2.00 pm venue TBC
Thursday 16 November 2017 2.00 pm venue TBC
Cheshire Church Leaders
Tuesday 26 September 2017 1.00 pm St Werburgh's
Heswall Methodist Church
Monday 30 October 2017 2.00 pm Talk by Fr Paul
City Centre Churches Together Ministers
Wednesday 6 December 2017 1.00 pm St Werburgh's Lunch
Cheshire Churches Together
Sunday 21 January 2018 Time TBC Chester Cathedral Service
the Most Reverend John Sentamu, Archbishop of York preaching
18 - 25 January 2018   Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Cheshire & Ellemere Port Deanery Conference
Thursday 5 October 2015 10.30 am St Werburgh's Church

Catholic High School
Masses
Friday 15 September 2017 9.45 am, 11.00 am, 12.00 noon:
Start of year Masses
Thursday 19 October 2017 6.30 pm: Year Seven Welcome Mass

University of Chester
Sunday 24 September 2017 Freshers' Arrival Day
Wednesday 27 September 2017 5.30 pm University Chapel University Welcome Service
Friday 29 September 2017 12.00 noon - 4.00 pm Freshers' Fair
Thuesday 28 September 2017 T12.00 noon - 3.00 pm: Societies Freshers' Fair
Wednesday 4 October 2017 3.00 pm Chaplaincy House:
Walk around City Walls for new students
Wednesday 25 October 2017 5.30 pm University Chapel
University Dedication Service - all welcome
Friday 3 November 2017 University of Lancaster Chaplaincy
Catholic University Chaplains NW Group
Thursday 23 November 2017 2.00 pm University Chaplaincy Committee Meeting
Wednesday 13 December 2017 7.00 pm St Thomas of Canterbury: Carol Service - all welcome
Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 June 2018 Leeds: National Catholic Chaplains' Conference
University Chapel Services - Term Time
Mondays 1.05 pm: Mass - all welcome
Wednesdays 5.30 pm: Ecumenical Service
University of Chester Catholic Society - CathSoc
Sundays after 6.00 pm Mass - Parish House
24 September - 10 December 2017
14 January - 18 March 2018
15 April - 3 June 2018
All students welcome

Eucharistic Ministers Review Sessions
Next programme May 2018 dates and times to be confirmed
There will be several sessions and varying times
Every Eucharistic Minister must attend one of the sessions

Readers Review Sessions
May 2017
Next programme May 2019

Readers Group
Usually 3rd Monday of the month 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Note: No meetings in August or December
See Parish Newsletter for any other changes

Holy Week Readers and Welcomers Meeting
Wednesday 21 March 2018 7.00 - 8.00 pm Parish House
All Holy Week readers and welcomers,
including those from Rowton, must attend

Altar Servers
Contact Gerry Tighe for information
Tel: 01244 319353 or Email: g.tighe@btinternet.com
Tuesday 26 December 2017 10.00 am: St Stephen's Day Mass
Enrolment of new Altar Servers into the Guild of St Stephen
Thursday 28 December 2017 7.00 pm
Christmas Treat - Rock'n'Roll Panto Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Liturgy Group (all welcome)
Tuesday 7.00 pm (except where indicated)
10 October 2017
21 November 2017
13 December 2017 (Wednesday)
30 January 2018
6 March 2018
17 April 2018
29 May 2018 (shared table)

Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC)
Third Wednesday of every other month 7.30 pm
St Francis Church Hall
Commencing September 2017

Catholic Women's League
(Shrewsbury Diocesan Branch)
St Francis Church Hall - 2nd Monday of the month
January - March after Midday Mass
April - December 7.30 pm
New members always welcome
contact Marian Curtis on Chester 341307

St Vincent de Paul Society
Parish Meetings
St Werburgh's Parish House
Note: some meetings will be held elsewhere and will be notified
Twice monthly:
2nd Monday at 1.30 pm
Last Wednesday at 6.30 pm
 
Events for the Elderly and Housebound
Autumn Mass
Sunday 24 September 2017 2.30 pm Primary School
Afternoon Tea
Wednesdays 6 December 2017 and 7 March 2018 Catholic High School
Nursing Home Remembrance Day Service - Crawford's Walk:
Thursday 16 November 2017 10.30 am St Werburgh's Church
Advent Reconciliation Service
Saturday 25 November 2017 10.30 am St Werburgh's Church
Nursing Home Carols
Thursday 7 December 2017 Crawford's Walk am/Oaklands pm
Christmas Lunch
Saturday 13 January 2018 Primary School
Lent Reconciliation Service
Saturday 17 March 2018 10.30 am St Werburgh's Church
Spring Mass
Sunday 22 April 2018 2.30 pm Primary School
Summer Lunch
Wednesday 4 July 2018

Mental Health Support Group
7.00 pm Parish House
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Friday 24 November 2017
Friday 15 December 2017
Monday 22 January 2018
Tuesday 20 February 2018
Tuesday 20 March 2018
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Tuesday 17 July 2018


Refreshments after mid-day Mass
3rd Wednesday of each month (except where indicated)
27 September 2017 (4th Wednesday)
18 October 2017
15 November 2017
17 January 2018
21 February 2018 (Lenten Lunch)
21 March 2018 (Lenten Lunch)
18 April 2018
16 May 2018
27 June 2018 (4th Wednesday)
18 July 2018

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Parish House
Friday 29 September 2017 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Heritage Open Days
Thursday 7 September - Sunday 10 September 2016
10.00 am - 4.00 pm


Music Group Practice
Mondays 6.45 pm in Church
11 September 2017
9 October 2017
13 November 2017 (First Holy Communion Enrolment Mass 26 November)
11 December 2017
15 January 2018
12 February 2018
12 March 2018 (Palm Sunday 25 March)
9 April 2018
14 May 2018
4 June 2018 (First Holy Communion Celebration Mass 10 June)
9 July 2018

Choir Practice
Thursday 7.30-8.30 pm
During school term time only unless otherwise notified
Choir Social details TBC

Concerts and recitals
"First Fridays" 7.30 pm
1 September 2017 The Delphian Singers
6 October 2017 Paul Carr - Organ Recital
3 November 2017 Helen Charleston - Mezzo Soprano
1 December 2017 Philip Chidell - Violin
4 May 2018  
1 June 2018  
6 July 2018  
3 August 2018  
7 September 2018  
5 October 2018  
2 November 2018  
7 December 2018  
Other Concerts
Saturday 16 December 2017 7.30 pm Chester Bach Singers - Christmas Concert


Marriage preparation days
Saturday 11.00 am - 5.00 pm Parish House
18 November 2017
24 March 2018
19 May 2018
29 September 2018
24 November 2018

Confirmation Programme
Wednesday 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm St Werburgh's
(except where indicated)
6 September 2017 Class 1
13 September 2017 Class 2
20 September 2017 Class 3
27 September 2017 Class 4
4 October 2017 Class 5
11 October 2017 Class 6
18 October 2017 Class 7
25 October 2017 Class 8
1 November 2017 No meeting
8 November 2017 Class 9
15 November 2017 7.00 pm Penitential Service
22 November 7.00 pm Rehearsal
Tuesday 28 November 2017 7.00
Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Mark
Wednesday 7 February 2018 7.00 pm Celebration Pizza

First Sacraments Programme
The Sacrament of Forgiveness
Tuesday 3 October 2017 6.30 pm Parish House Introductory meeting just for parents whose children are not at our primary school
Thursday 7 November 2017 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Monday 13 November 2017 7.00 pm Primary School Baptismal Service and introductory meeting for all parents
Monday 20 November 2017 7.00 pm Primary School Refresher Evening for parents (discussion and information about First Forgiveness and First Holy Communion)
Sunday 26 November 2017 10.15 am St Werburgh's Church Meeting followed by Enrolment Mass for all children and their families
Tuesday 5 December 2017 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Monday 15 January 2018 7.00 pm Primary School Meeting for parents: "The Sacrament of Forgiveness"
Tuesday 23 January 2018 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Saturday 27 January 2018 St Werburgh's Church Children receive the Sacrament of Forgiveness
10.00 am School Group; 11.00 am Parish Group
     
The Sacrament of Holy Communion
Tuesday 13 February 2017 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Tuesday 13 March 2018 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Monday 19 March 2018 7.00 pm Primary School Meeting for parents: First Holy Communion Information Evening
Thursday 19 April 2018 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Monday 23 April 2018 6.30 pm St Werburgh's Church Commentary Mass for children and their families
 
Families can choose their child's First Holy Communion Date from any of the Sundays in May
 
Sunday 10 June 2018 10.45 am St Werburgh's Church Parish First Holy Communion Celebration Mass
Friday 29 June 2018 10.00 am Primary School Primary School First Holy Communion Celebration Mass


Ampleforth - Father Paul Teaching
Friday
8 September 2017
6 October 2017
27 October 2017
17 November 2017
8 December 2017
19 January 2018
16 February 2018
9 March 2018
13 April 2018
4 May 2018
25 May 2018
22 June 2018
20 July 2018