SUNDAY 19th MAY 2013: PENTECOST (YEAR C)
Acts 2, 1-11; Psalm 103; I Corinthians 12, 3-13; Sequence; John 20, 19-23
Saturday 6.00 pm (Rowton Methodists):
Intentions of Baby Oliver
Sunday 9.00 am: St Werburgh's: Tom and Mary Rogers (Birthday Remembrances)
Sunday 10.45 am: St Werburgh's: Fr Gerry Courell (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 6.00 pm: St Werburgh's: Alice Fetherston (L.D.)
Monday 20th May: Ferial: Ecclesiasticus I, 1-10; Psalm 92; Mark 9, 14-29
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Intentions of Heinz Levenig
1.05 pm: University Chapel: University Mass - all welcome!
Tuesday 21st May: Dedication of the Cathedral: Ecclesiasticus 2, 1-11; Psalm 36; John 15, 9-17
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Ursula Ratchford (2nd Anniversary)
Wednesday 22nd May: Ferial: Ecclesiasticus 4, 11-19; Psalm 118; Mark 9, 38-40
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Josh Neal (Birthday Intentions)
Thursday 23rd May: Ferial: Ecclesiasticus 5, 1-8; Psalm 1; Mark 9, 41-50
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Jim Ilott (L.D.)
7.00 pm: High School: Year 11 Leavers Mass
Friday 24th May: Our Lady Help of Christians: Genesis 3, 1-20; Psalm 102; Eph 3, 14-19; Luke 8, 19-21
11.00 - 12.00 noon: St Werburgh's: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Pat Griffiths (L.D.)
Saturday 25th May: St Bede the Venerable: Ecclesiasticus 17, 1-15; Psalm 102; Mark 10, 13-16
10.30 - 12.00 noon: St Werburgh's: Confessions
12.00 noon: St Werburgh's: Baptism of Harry John Boardman
1.30 pm: St Werburgh's: Wedding Service for Philip Pitcher and Stephanie McCann
3.00 pm: St Werburgh's: Baptism of George Robert King
6.00 pm: Rowton Methodists: Jim Lloyd (1st Anniversary)
SUNDAY 26th MAY 2013: THE MOST HOLY TRINITY (YEAR C)
Proverbs 8, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5, 1-5; John 16, 12-15
Saturday 6.00 pm (Rowton Methodists): Jim Lloyd (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 9.00 am: St Werburgh's: Retirement Intentions of Barbara Graves
Sunday 10.45 am: St Werburgh's: Kesiena and Kate - 1st Wedding Anniversary and Birthday
Sunday 12.00 noon: St Werburgh's: Baptism of Zachary James Vickers (NB Baptism, not Mass)
Sunday 1.30 pm: St Werburgh's: Wedding Service for Paul Griffiths and Emma Fellows
Sunday 3.00 pm: St Werburgh's: Baptism of Joshua Michael Farrissey (NB Baptism, not Mass)
Sunday 6.00 pm: St Werburgh's: Special Intention - Sue and Sheila
Your prayers are asked for the following who are sick: Agnes Kasperek, Mavis (Becky) Banks, Gwyneth Gill, Christine Davies, Bill Borthwick, Pat Concannon, Michael Morton, Sylvia Francis, Kath Rich; and for all the sick and housebound of the Parish. And for those who have died recently, especially Alan Kilfoyle and Catherine Watkins; and those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Daisy Chesworth, Martha Pattison, Elsie Wilson, John Carter, Charles Donachie and Carmela Calouri. May they Rest in Peace.
Sunday 2nd June - Deva triathlon
Advance warning that this event is taking place in the area around the church and there will be some traffic disruption. Please take care, or you could find yourself swept up in the excitement and swimming down the river in a bright yellow wet suit. You have been warned, Choir.
SVP summer meal second collection
Next weekend, to help our SVP take out so many of our elderly and housebound folk for their Summer Lunch together.
Director of Diocesan Education Service
The Diocese is seeking to appoint a practising Catholic with extensive educational experience at senior leadership level to lead the Diocesan Education Service's next stage of development. See poster at back of church for details.
Presbytery listed building status
English Heritage visited Wednesday to inspect the presbytery and its occupant, for possible Listing. They have a particular interest in old ruins.
Many thanks to everyone for making our Parish Pilgrimage such a success on Tuesday, and especially to Geraldo and Bernice for all their hard work on the day and behind the scenes.
Missal pages today: pentecost (C)
Prayers and Readings - Page 502; Preface of Pentecost - Page 422; Eucharistic Prayer II - Page 603
Photo of the week
John and Margaret McCarthy's Wedding, 1962, with Canon Murphy officiating. A lovely photo - please keep them coming, folks!
There will be a meeting of the Readers' Group to look at the readings for the next four Sundays next Monday evening - May 20th - in the Presbytery at 7.00pm for about 1 hour. All are always welcome whether readers or not - it's a very open forum.
Tuesdays-at-one organ concerts
This week's lunchtime concert will be given by Fay Adamson, St Paul's Church, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno. Retiring Collection.
The Fazey family would like to thank all friends for Masses, prayers and kind condolences following the death of our Mother and Gran, Mavis Fazey. Also thank you for generous offerings in her memory: we are able to donate £230 to Macmillan Cancer support. Thank you!
Running for Claire House last Sunday
The Werbie Wanderers, a.k.a. Lucy and Paul Broughton and Steve Graham ran the Chester 1/2 Marathon last Sunday for the Claire House children's hospice. Your support is welcomed and donations to this great charity can be made via http://www.justgiving.com/Steve-Graham4. If you'd like to ease their blisters, sponsor forms at the back of church or with Lucy, Paul and Steve.
If you'd like a Mass on a particular date, could you please write the details down for me, and say what you would like to happen if that date is already booked: either "or as soon as possible thereafter" or (for example) "the next available Sunday 9.00 am"? That will help me to help you!
Visit to Manchester Jewish Museum and Cheetham Hill area - Tuesday 4th June
All places now taken. £15.00 only and includes travel, museum entrance and light refreshments. Depart from lay-by at St John's at 1.00 pm.
First Holy Communions
Today at 10.45, it's the turn of Emily Bromley, Ben Higham, Madeline Jones, Zuzanna Maj, Chiara Shields, Amelia Wach, Alexander Williams and Patrick Tierney. Please keep them all in your prayers on this very special day.
Confirmation at St Werburgh's: Friday December 6th 2013
Advance notice that Bishop Mark will be coming to us for Confirmation in early December. The course will run on Thursday evenings from September onwards, and our Launch Meetings will be in July. Please take a flyer today.
Headline financial figures: March 31st 2013
- Income: £109, 712 (2012: £128,504)
- Expenditure: £94, 573 (2012: £108,933)
- Surplus: £15,139 (2012: £19,571)
- No Club Income notified as yet for 2013 (2012: £14,863)
Full Financial Report to Parish coming up later.
Bishop Mark writes...
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, invites us to join him in an hour of prayer and adoration on Sunday 2nd June, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. At 5.00 pm (Rome time) Pope Francis will lead an hour of Eucharistic Adoration in St Peter's Basilica and asks the bishops and faithful of the world to share in this prayer of adoration. It will be a moment of profound communion in prayer with our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ, the One who "leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection" (Heb. 12:2).
So, let's join Pope Francis and Bishop Mark; here at St Werburgh's, June 2nd, we'll have Eucharistic Adoration, 4.00-5.00 pm that Sunday.