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Parish Diary 2016-2017

Parish Diary 2016-2017

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Diary

Autumn 2016 - Summer 2017

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

Parish Council Election
Weekend 17/18 September 2016

Parish Council
Wednesday 7.00 pm
14 September 2016
19 October 2016
23 November 2016
8 February 2017
3 May 2017
19 July 2017 (social)

Finance Committee
Tuesday 7.00 pm (except where indicated)
20 September 2016
1 November 2016 (8.00 pm)
31 January 2016
7 March 2017
4 April 2017
9 May 2017
27 June 2017 (social)

Special collections
November 2016 Clergy Education and Training Fund
December 2016 SVP Elderly and Housebound Christmas Lunch
Christmastide Crib Collection for Diocesan Children's Society
January 2017 Retired Priests' Fund
March 2017 Easter Flowers
May 2017 SVP Elderly and Housebound Summer Lunch
July 2017 SVP Holiday Home

Annual Mission Appeal 2017
Details to be announced

Father Paul's Annual Holiday 2017
14 August - 1 September inclusive

Annual Parish Social
St Werburgh's Parish Centre
Friday 10 February 2017 7.00 pm

Great War Group
Monday 2.00 pm Parish House (except where indicated)
5 September 2016
3 October 2016
31 October 2016
5 December 2016
2 January 2017 (venue TBC)
6 February 2017
6 March 2017
3 April 2017
8 May 2017
5 June 2017
3 July 2017



Holy Days of Obligation
Tuesday 1 November 2016 All Saints
(Mass Times 7.30 am, 12.15 pm, 7.30 pm)
Sunday 25 December 2016 The Birth of Our Lord
Sunday 8 January 2017 Epiphany
Sunday 28 May 2017 Ascension
Sunday 18 June 2017 Corpus Christi
Thursday 29 June 2017 SS Peter and Paul
(Mass Times: 7.30 am, 12.15 pm, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 15 August 2017 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Mass Times TBC)
Other Feast Days
Monday 2 November 2016 All Souls
(Mass times: 7.30 am, 12.15 pm, 7.30 pm)
Wednesday 1 March 2017 Ash Wednesday
(Mass times: 7.30 am, 12.15 pm, 7.30 pm)
Sunday 16 April 2017 Easter Sunday
Sunday 4 June 2017 Pentecost

November - Month of the Holy Souls
Tuesday 8 November 2016 7.30 pm Mass for the Recently Bereaved
Blessing of Graves
Sunday 13 November 2016 2.00 - 4.00 pm Blacon
Sunday 20 November 2016 2.00 - 3.00 pm Overleigh (old side)
    3.00 - 4.00 pm Overleigh (new side)
Tuesday 29 November 2016 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)
3 March 2017
10 March 2017
17 March 2017
24 March 2017
31 March 2017
7 April 2017

Marian Devotions
Sunday 3.00-4.00 pm
30 October 2015
21 May 2017
22 October 2017

Wave of Light Service
Saturday 15 October 2016 Time TBC St Werburgh's Church
For those who have lost babies by miscarriage, still birth or infant death


Ecumenical Meetings and Events
Cheshire Church Leaders
Tuesday 13 September 2016 1.00 pm St Werburgh's
Churches Together in Christleton
Thursday 22 September 2016 2.00 pm venue TBC
Thursday 24 November 2016 2.00 pm venue TBC
City Centre Churches Together
Covenant Service Sunday 23 October 2016 3.00 pm
Festival Church, Queen Street 29 September 2.30 pm St Werburgh's
Quarterly meetings details TBC
Heswall Methodist Church
Monday 28 November 2016 2.00 pm Talk by Fr Paul
City Centre Ministers
1st Wednesday every other month 1.00 pm St Werburgh's Church
commencing 5 October 2015
18 - 25 January 2017   Week of Prayer for Christian Unity


Catholic High School
Masses
Tuesday 20 September 2016 9.30 and 11.00 am:
Start of year Masses
Thursday 20 October 2016 6.30 pm: Year Seven Welcome Mass

University of Chester
Sunday 25 September 2016 5.30 pm University Chapel University Welcome Service
Thursday 29 September 2016 11.00 am - 3.00 pm Freshers' Fair
Friday 30 September 2016 Time TBC: Societies Freshers' Fair
Saturday 1 October 2016 2.00 pm Chaplaincy House:
Walk around City Walls for new students
followed by afternoon tea
Wednesday 19 October 2016 5.30 pm University Chapel
University Dedication Service - all welcome
Wednesday 26 October 2016 5.30 pm University Chapel
Foundation Hour - Speaker Bishop Tim Dakin
Thursday 10 November 2016 Manchester University Chaplaincy
Catholic University Chaplains NW Group
Thursday 17 November 2016 12.15 pm University Chapel
Foundation Hour - Speaker Kate Daubney, Head of Careers and Employability, University of Chester
Tuesday 22 November 2016 2.00 pm University Chaplaincy Committee Meeting
Wednesday 7 December 2016 7.00 pm Chester Cathedral: Carol Service - all welcome
Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 June 2017 Leeds: National Catholic Chaplains' Conference
University Chapel Services - Term Time
Mondays 1.05 pm: Mass - all welcome
Wednesday 5.30 pm: Ecumenical Service
5 September - 19 December 2016
9 January - 10 April 2017
24 April - 26 June 2017
University of Chester Catholic Society - CathSoc
Sundays after 6.00 pm Mass - Parish House
2 October - 4 December 2016
15 January - 2 April 2017
30 April - 4 Junw 2017
All students welcome

Eucharistic Ministers Review Sessions
Next programme May 2018

Readers Review Sessions
May 2017
Thursday 9 May 10.00 - 11.00 am
Tuesday 11 May 2.00 - 3.00 pm
Tuesday 16 May 8.00 - 8.00 pm
Monday 22 May 2.00 - 3.00 pm
Tuesday 23 May 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Tuesday 25 May 10.00 - 11.00 am
Every reader must attend one of these sessions

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 5 April 2017 7.00 - 8.00 pm Parish House
All Holy Week readers and welcomers must attend

Altar Servers
Contact Gerry Tighe for information
Tel: 01244 682630 or Email: g.tighe@btinternet.com
Monday 26 December 2016 10.00 am: St Stephen's Day Mass
Enrolment of new Altar Servers into the Guild of St Stephen
Wednesday 28 December 2016 7.00 pm
Christmas Treat - Rock & Roll Panto Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Liturgy Group
Tuesday 7.00 pm
13 September 2016
18 October 2016
22 November 2016
13 December 2016
14 February 2017
14 March 2017
2 May 2017
20 June 2017 (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 2016

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 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 25 September 2016 2.30 pm Primary School
Afternoon Tea
Wednesdays 5 October and 7 December 2016 Catholic High School
Nursing Home Remembrance Day Service - Crawford's Walk:
TBC
Advent Reconciliation Service
Saturday 3 December 2016 10.30 am St Werburgh's Church
Nursing Home Carols
Thursday 8 December 2016 Crawford's Walk am/Oaklands pm
Christmas Lunch
Saturday 14 January 2017 Primary School
Lent Reconciliation Service
Saturday 8 April 2017 10.30 am St Werburgh's Church
Spring Mass
Sunday 7 May 2017 2.30 pm Primary School
Summer Lunch
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Nursing Home Mass Oaklands
Arrangements to be confirmed


Refreshments after mid-day Mass
3rd Wednesday of each month (except where indicated)
21 September 2016
19 October 2016
16 November 2016
21 December 2016
18 January 2017
15 February 2017
15 March 2017
26 April 2017 (4th Wednesday)
17 May 2017
21 June 2017
19 July 2017

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Parish House
Friday 30 September 2016 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Heritage Open Days
Thursday 8 September - Sunday 11 September 2016
10.00 am - 4.00 pm


Music Group Practice
Mondays 6.45 pm (except where indicated)
12 September 2016 (7.00 pm)
10 October 2016
14 November 2016 (First Holy Communion Enrolment Mass 20 November)
12 December 2016
9 January 2017
13 February 2017
13 March 2017
3 April 2017 (Palm Sunday 9 April)
8 May 2017
5 June 2017 (First Holy Communion Celebration Mass 11 June)

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
2 September 2016 Michael Reynolds and David Palmer - Piano duets and organ
7 October 2016 Onslow String Quartet
4 November 2016 Graham Eccles - Organ recital
2 December 2016 Vale Royal Singers
5 May 2017
2 June 2017
7 July 2017
4 August 2017
1 September 2017
6 October 2017
3 November 2017
1 December 2017
Other Concerts
Saturday 1 April 2017 7.30 pm Chester Bach Singers

Catholic Enquiry Course
Next programme Spring 2018
All enquiries to Fr Paul

Marriage preparation days
Saturday 11.00 am - 5.00 pm Parish House
1 October 2016
26 November 2016
18 March 2017
27 May 2017
23 September 2017
18 November 2017

Confirmation Programme
Wednesday 7.00 pm Parish House
6 July 2017 Catechists Meeting
12 July 2017 Programme Launch
Programme begins in September 2017

First Sacraments Programme
The Sacrament of Forgiveness
Tuesday 4 October 2016 6.30 pm Parish House Introductory meeting just for parents whose children are not at our primary school
Thursday 10 November 2016 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Monday 14 November 2016 7.00 pm Primary School Baptismal Service and introductory meeting for all parents
Sunday 20 November 2016 10.15 am St Werburgh's Church Meeting followed by Enrolment Mass for all children and their families
Monday 21 November 2016 7.00 pm Primary School Refresher Evening for parents (discussion and information about First Forgiveness and First Holy Communion)
Tuesday 6 December 2016 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Monday 16 January 2017 7.00 pm Primary School Meeting for parents: "The Sacrament of Forgiveness"
Tuesday 24 January 2017 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Saturday 28 January 2017 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
Thursday 16 February 2017 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Thursday 16 March 2017 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
Monday 20 March 2017 7.00 pm Primary School Meeting for parents: First Holy Communion Information Evening
Monday 24 April 2017 6.30 pm St Werburgh's Church Commentary Mass for children and their families
Tuesday 4 May 2017 6.30 pm Parish House Meeting for parents and children not at our primary school
 
Families can choose their child's First Holy Communion Date from any of the Sundays in May
 
Sunday 11 June 2017 10.45 am St Werburgh's Church Parish First Holy Communion Celebration Mass
Thursday 29 June 2017 10.00 am Primary School Primary School First Holy Communion Celebration Mass

"Our Mission Together" Diocesan Fundraising Appeal
Building Diocesan Services
Student and Retired Priests
Renovating the front of our Church
Each September, for those who wish to, there will be an opportunity to make an annual contribution

Ampleforth - Father Paul Teaching
Friday (except where indicated)
16 September 2016
7 October 2016
21 October 2016
11 November 2016
2 December 2016
16 December 2016
13 January 2017
3 February 2017
24 February 2017
17 March 2017
30 March 2017 (Thursday)
28 April 2017
19 May 2017
9 June 2017
30 June 2017

Calendar

Parish Calendar
Altar Servers
Catholic Enquiry Course
Catholic Women's League
University of Chester
Choir
Confirmation Programme
Ecumenical Meetings and Events
Eucharistic Ministers
Finance Committee
First Sacraments Programme
Hospice of the Good Shepherd
Liturgy Group
Marriage Preparation
Music Group Practice
Parish Council
Readers Group
Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC)
St Vincent de Paul Society