30 May 2010
SUNDAY 30th MAY 2010: 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: Arnold
Sunday 9.00 am: St Werburgh's: Jerry McCann (Birthday Remembrance) Both Masses
Sunday 10.45 am: St Werburgh's: Thanksgiving - Mr and Mrs Bennet Both Intentions
Sunday: 12.30 pm: St Werburgh's: Baptism of Harriet Mary Young (NB Baptism, not Mass)
Sunday 1.00 pm: St Werburgh's: Baptism of Joseph Deering (NB Baptism, not Mass)
Sunday 1.30 pm: St Werburgh's: Baptism of Victoria Elizabeth Dida (NB Baptism, not Mass)
Sunday 6.00 pm: St Werburgh's: Peter Walsh (L.D.)
Monday 31st May: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Zeph 3: 14-18; Psalm Is 12; Luke 1: 39-56
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Liam and Mary Day
No University Mass - Bank Holiday, University closed.
Tuesday 1st June: St Justin, Martyr: 2 Peter 3: 12-18; Psalm 89; Mark 12: 13-17
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Kath Rich (90th Birthday)
Wednesday 2nd June: Ferial: 2 Timothy 1: 1-12; Psalm 122; Mark 12: 18-27
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Special Intentions (PS)
Thursday 3rd June: Ss Charles Lwanga and Companions Martyrs: 2 Timothy 2: 8-15; Ps 24; Mark 12: 28-34
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Exam Intentions (MP)
Friday 4th June: Ferial: 2 Timothy 3: 10-17; Psalm 118; Mark 12: 35-37
11.00 - 12.00 pm: St Werburgh's: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
12.15 pm: St Werburgh's: Luke, Ann and Keith
2.00 pm: St Thomas of Canterbury: Chester University Valedictory Service
Saturday 5th June: St Boniface, B.M.: 2 Timothy 4: 1-8; Psalm 70; Mark 12: 38-44
10.30 am - 12 noon: St Werburgh's: Confessions
12.30 pm: St Werburgh's: Baptism of Bethan Mary Duke
6.00 pm: Rowton Methodists: Winnie Micklethwaite
SUNDAY 6th JUNE 2010 THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST - CORPUS CHRISTI (YEAR C)
Deuteronomy 8: 2-16; Psalm 147; 1 Corinthians 10: 16-17; John 6: 51-58
Saturday 6.00 pm: Rowton Methodists: Winnie Micklethwaite
Sunday 9.00 am: St Werburgh's: Stan Hughes (Anniversary 1998)
Sunday 10.45 am: St Werburgh's: Peggy Shyne (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 6.00 pm: St Werburgh's: Exam Intentions (JC)
Your prayers are asked for the following who are sick: Sean Tern, Gwyneth Gill, Christine Davies, Bill Borthwick and Ray Astbury; and for all the sick and housebound of the Parish and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: John Carter, Charles Donachie, Carmela Caluori, Sheila Austin, Gladys Read, Christine Farr, John Keegan, Simon Reynard, Stan Hughes, Peter Caswell, Joan Clarke, Winifred Sexton and Eileen Dinwoodie. May they all rest in the peace of the Risen Lord Jesus.
First Holy Communion
Today at 10.45 am we welcome Gerardo Esposito, Emily Hughes, Saffron Gruffudd-Jones, Jessica Holmes, Nicola Burns, Erica Long, Lilly O'Gorman, Sophie Runciman, Hannah Ward and Jodie Webster. Please pray for them and their families today.
St Werburgh's and St Columba's Primary School
Thank you all who supported our Summer Fair last Saturday - we raised over £2,000 towards providing an outdoor classroom in the School grounds. Whether you bought raffle tickets, baked cakes, grew plants, gave donations or just came to enjoy the sunshine on the day: THANK YOU!!
Prayers for our diocese
Week 4 today, and we move on to St Gabriel's Alsager, a very pretty little town right down on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border, the only Parish in the Diocese to boast a ST (Stoke-on-Trent) Post Code!
Our Prayer Board is now in place by the Statue of the Sacred Heart - please add any special prayers or intentions you would like us to include in our Masses.
Papal visit - second chance to give
Last chance if you missed last week - basket and special Gift Aid envelopes at the back of Church.
The lunchtime organ recital this Tuesday, 1st June, will be given by JOHN EVANS, organist at Hamilton St Methodist Church, Hoole. Retiring Collection. Please advertise as widely as possible. Leaflets are available but word of mouth is the best publicity.
Catholic Children's Society - spring appeal
Please bring your donations (in bags with names!). Many thanks. We always welcome new supporters. See list at back of Church.
Shrewsbury day out - Wed 30th June 2010
Still a few seats available - last chance for Werbies this weekend before we offer the remaining seats to other Parishes. Forms at the back of Church
Please don't park across the pavement. It's illegal and highly inconsiderate, especially to wheelchairs and prams. The Council is clear: if it continues, tickets will be issued. You have been warned!!
Greetings cards for 1st Holy Communions
Special selection for First Holy Communions!
City Centre Churches Together
On Wednesday lunchtime, all the Ministers of the various City Centre Churches here in Chester gather in St Werburgh's for a Farewell Lunch for Canon Trevor Dennis, retiring after many years distinguished service as Vice-Dean of the Cathedral. We all wish him and Mrs Dennis a long and happy retirement.
Ave atque vale!
Farewell to all our Students going down this week. We hope they have a great long Vacation, and look forward to seeing them all again in September.
Seeds of hope - growth of the Church
11th - 13th June 2010 - a conference at Liverpool Hope University exploring Growth in the Catholic Church - Donation only. Further details at rear of Church.
The contexts of early Christianity
The talks by Dr Zosia Archibald planned for June have had to be postponed until the Autumn. Totally my responsibility and nothing to do with Zosia!
Corpus Christi celebrations - St Francis
St Francis Church is celebrating a 40 hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament leading to the solemnity of Corpus Christi. The celebration begins with Mass on 2nd June at noon and ends on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi on Sunday 6th June at 4.00 pm, after the procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. St Francis is inviting parishioners to attend any part of the celebration - full details at the back of Church
Diocesan office - job vacancies
An opportunity has arisen to work within the Diocesan Curial Offices in Birkenhead. The positions available are part-time. The successful applicants will be proficient in computer use, have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Publisher), possess a good telephone manner and communication skills. Conditions of service include a salary commensurate with experience, a 17.5 hour week and holiday entitlement of 5 weeks, pro rata, per annum, plus bank holidays. To apply: either send your CV and a covering letter, also giving the names an address of two referees, to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 08701 671935 or post to Mrs Mary Passey, Diocese of Shrewsbury, Curial Offices, 2 Park Road South, Prenton CH43 4UX. Closing date is Friday June 18
Styal prison - job vacancy
HMPYOI Styal has a vacancy for a part time employed RC Chaplain providing 14 hours in the week (Wednesday and Thursday) and 4 hours on a Saturday morning. Lay applicants need to hold the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies as a minimum, and will need to apply on line at http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/careersandjobs/currentvacancies/. Further information from HMPYOI Styal Chaplaincy on 01625 55300.
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Next choir practice
Monday June 7th at 7.00 pm. Last time, we revised all our Alleluias and Gospel Acclamations. On Monday week, we're looking at our Holy, Holy, Holy (Sanctus) Mass Part - revising our existing ones and learning a few new ones. Everyone warmly invited who just likes to have a good sing in church