27 June 2010
SUNDAY 27th JUNE 2010: 13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)
1 Kings 19: 16-21; Psalm 15; Galatians 5: 1-18; Luke 9: 51-62
Saturday 6.00 pm: Rowton Methodists: Mrs
McCarthy (L.D. - Cork)
Sunday 9.00 am: St Werburgh's: Denis Hickey (3rd Anniversary)
Sunday 10.45 am: St Werburgh's: Thanksgiving (Peggy Ronayne)
Sunday 6.00 pm: St Werburgh's: Intentions of Calum Piper
Monday 28th June: St Irenaeus, B, M: Amos 2: 6-16; Psalm 49; Matthew 8: 18-22
10.30 am: St Werburgh's: Funeral Service for Kathleen Mills, Willows NH, then burial at Christleton
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Mike and Mary Fazey (35th Wedding Anniversary)
1.05 pm: University Mass - University Chapel. All welcome! Last Mass till September.
Wednesday 30th June: Ferial: Amos 5: 14-24; Psalm 49; Matthew 8: 28-34
7.30 am: St Werburgh's: Rachael Andrews
Thursday 1st July: Ferial: Amos 7: 10-17; Psalm 18; Matthew 9: 1-8
10.00 am: St Werburgh's: Requiem Mass for Bill Wilson (Late of Princes Avenue)
1.00 pm: Landican: Funeral Service, Ethel Burridge, Late of Redcroft Court, Greasby
Friday 2nd July: Ferial: Amos 8: 4-12; Psalm 118; Matthew 9: 9-13
11.00 am - 12.00 noon: St Werburgh's: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Winifred Shaw (Birthday Remembrance)
Saturday 3rd July: St Thomas, Apostle: Ephesians 2: 19-22; Psalm 116; John 20: 24-29
10.30 - 12 noon: St Werburgh's: Confessions
12.30 pm: St Werburgh's: Baptism of Georgia Marie Franzen
2.00 pm St Werburgh's: Wedding Service for Anthony Daly and Lauren Hobson
6.00 pm: Rowton Methodists: Mary Cuzner (L.D.)
SUNDAY 4th JULY: FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)
Isaiah 66: 10-14; Psalm 65; Galatians 6: 14-18; Luke 10: 1-20
Saturday 6.00 pm: Mary Cuzner (L.D.)
Sunday 9.00 am: Liz Allison (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 10.45 am: Molly Franks (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 12.20 am: Baptism of Kurtis George Jones-Kennedy
Sunday 6.00 pm: James Kelly (L.D. Kilkenny)
Your prayers are asked for the following who are sick: Gwyneth Gill, Christine Davies, Bill Borthwick and Ray Astbury; and for all the sick and housebound of the Parish and for those who have died recently: Kathleen Mills, Hilda Clifford, Ethel Burridge and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time; Elizabeth Jones, Michael Carroll, Denis Hickey, Peter Jezek, Marjorie Harvey, Annie Egan, Pauline Kelly, Corinne Mashiter, Frank Miciah, Mary McCleary, Liz Allison and Pearl Corken. May they all rest in peace.
Fr Paul away
This weekend, down in Cambridge, on the first leg of this summer's A Level marking marathon. Many thanks to everyone who helps look after the shop when I'm away and especially Father John Clements for assisting with Masses - back Sunday evening.
On Monday, followed by lunch in the refectory, is the last before the summer recess. All welcome.
Opening of church to visitors
We are considering the possibility of opening our very beautiful Church more regularly for visitors. Very soon we'll be asking for volunteers to act as Stewards - the initial aim is to open Monday to Friday after the day Mass until 4.00 pm. We are looking for two Stewards to cover each of two 90 minute sessions - either 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm or 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm. Would you please consider if you could volunteer for these sessions and if so how often you would be able to come along.
Parish diary 2010/11
We are preparing the new Parish Diary covering September 2010 to June 2011. If you have any dates to be included please let us know ASAP but certainly by the end of July.
Parish Council and Finance Committee
Minutes on Notice Board at rear of Church.
No longer being issued but we're still collecting - please leave on Offertory plate.
St Werburgh's and St Columba's PTA
Five dads taking part in a Sponsored Cycle Ride Chester to Chepstow (180 miles) over the weekend 2nd - 4th July would be very grateful for support. All funds raised go towards improving outdoor facilities for the children at school. Sponsor forms at the rear of Church. Any amount appreciated!
Prayers for our diocese
Week 8 and we pray for Our Lady of Fatima at Barnton, a pretty village nr Northwich in Cheshire.
Shrewsbury day out - June 30th
Our coach will leave the lay-by outside St. John's Church (by amphitheatre) at 9.15 am PROMPT. Arrival home by 5.30 pm. We tour Shrewsbury, celebrate Mass in our Cathedral, lunch at The Lion Hotel and visit Shrewsbury School. All seats now taken.
Tuesdays-at-one organ recitals
The lunchtime organ recital this Tuesday, 29th June, will be given by FAY ADAMSON, St. Paul's Church, Craig-y-don, Llandudno. - Retiring Collection.
Discussed again at the Parish Council. We'll produce a flyer for all our visitors showing the location of all nearby car parking places, both free and paid.
Parking down side of Church
A perennial problem - Parish records show it was first raised in 1576 - discussed at Parish Council. Notices - "for Church use only" - will be placed at both ends. We invite everyone to cooperate with this policy and park considerately at all times. ESPECIALLY NOT ON OR ACROSS PAVEMENTS, PLEASE!!
Vocations to the priesthood and religious life
From 2nd - 4th July there is national festival at St Mary's College Oscott intended for younger people interested in vocations to the priesthood or religious life. Further details at the back of Church.
Stained glass window guards
Excellent progress! A cherry picker booked for higher level windows. Some damage found to St Christopher in the porch which was not visible through the old heavy perspex protectors. These repairs will increase the bill but I am sure you will agree it's well worth it.
CHS school charity concert
Wednesday 30th June, 7.30 pm at the Catholic High School. "A Handbag of Harmonies" perform to raise money for 3 charities sponsored by students of Years 7, 8 and 9. Tickets £8 (£5 for children) from school - 01244 981600. Further details at back of Church.
APF red boxes
This weekend we are delighted to welcome Fr John Clements, national organiser for the Red Boxes - or to give them their full name the Association for the Propagation of the Faith - which works through the Mill Hill Missionaries. He is coming to thank us for all we do for the APF and bring us up to date with their excellent work through their world wide missions.
Chester Catholic - summer issue
Items are needed for the next issue of The Chester Catholic. Deadline for copy (200-300 words) 2nd July. Possible topics include Youth activities or programmes in the parishes that might spark wider interest, and diary dates in the parish up to the end of the year. Contributions should be sent to Bernard Payne, email@example.com, 01244 350323.
Day by day for July - now available - £1.
Also Sacred Heart Messenger for July and August.
Queen of Peace day of prayer
Saturday 26th June 2010, 10.00 am - 3.30 pm at Franciscan Friary, Pantasaph. Rosary, talk, confessions, Exposition and Vigil Mass at 4.00 pm. Further details at rear of Church.
September papal visit
Some booklets are available today with more details of the Papal Visit in September and ways in which it may have an impact on our national life. The booklets are free and on the news stand at the back of church