St Werburgh's Roman Catholic Parish, Chester

Parish Newsletter




Exodus 32, 7-14; Psalm 50; I Timothy 1, 12-17; Luke 15, 1-32

Saturday 6.00 pm: Rowton Methodists: David Gray (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 9.00 am: St Werburgh’s: Intentions of H
Sunday 10.45 am: St Werburgh’s: David Woodbury (Birthday Remembrance)
Sunday 12.30 pm: St Werburgh’s: Baptism of Esme Veitch
Sunday 1.00 pm: St Werburgh’s: Baptism of Ava Rose Reddy
Sunday 6.00 pm: St Werburgh’s: Mavis Hopper (L.D., Nuneaton)

Monday 16th September: SS Cornelius & Cyprian: I Timothy 2, 1-8; Psalm 27; Luke 7, 1-10
12.15 pm: St Werburgh’s: Dilys Ball (Birthday Remembrance)
1.05 pm: University Chapel: University Mass – All Welcome!
2.40 pm: Blacon: Funeral Service for Mary Ann Carrier, late of Rhyl

Tuesday 17th September: Ferial: I Timothy 3, 1-13; Psalm 100; Luke 7, 11-17
12.15 pm: St Werburgh’s: Arthur Harrison (L.D.)
1.30 pm: St Werburgh’s: Funeral Service for Alan Harrison, late of Pinetum Nursing Home
7.00 pm: St Werburgh’s: Confirmation Class Two

Wednesday 18th September: Ferial: I Timothy 3, 14-16; Psalm 110; Luke 7, 31-35
11.00 am: Grosvenor Gardens NH (Crawford’s Walk): Service for Residents – all welcome.
12.15 pm: St Werburgh’s: Maureen Standring (L.D.)

Thursday 19th September: Ferial: I Timothy 4, 12-16; Psalm 110; Luke 7, 36-50
10.00 am: St Werburgh’s: Special Intention (J)

Friday 20th September: St Andrew & Companions: I Timothy 6, 2-12; Psalm 48; Luke 8, 1-3
11.00 am – 12.00 noon: St Werburgh’s: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
12.15 pm: St Werburgh’s: Patricia Cain (L.D., Melbourne)

Saturday 21st September: St Matthew: Ephesians 4, 1-13; Psalm 18; Matthew 9, 9-13
10.00 am: HMP Berwyn: Mass for Prisoners and Staff
10.30 am – 11.30 am: St Werburgh’s: Confessions (Fr Neill)
2.00 pm: Liverpool Cathedral: National Altar Servers Mass
6.00 pm: Rowton Methodists: Nora Reddy (L.D.)

Amos 8, 4-7; Psalm 112; I Timothy 2, 1-8; Luke 16, 1-13

Saturday 6.00 pm: Rowton Methodists: Nora Reddy (L.D.)
Sunday 9.00 am: St Werburgh’s: Brian Boardman
Sunday 10.45 am: St Werburgh’s: Bernie Booth (Birthday Remembrance)
Sunday 12.30 pm: St Werburgh’s: Baptism of Lena Szatowska
Sunday 2.30 pm: Primary School: Autumn SVP Mass for Elderly and Housebound - All Welcome!
Sunday 6.00 pm: St Werburgh’s: Eileen Finnegan (1st Anniversary)

Prayer Intentions

Your prayers are asked for the following who are sick: Stuart Clark, Keith Hayes, Sheila Winder, Heather Lannin, James Catterson, Joe and Ruth O’Kane, Henri Diacono, James Donovan, Garth Stocking and Kevin Maguire; and for all the sick of the Parish; and for those who have died recently, especially David Robert Battersby, Sarah Whiles and Alan Harrison; and for those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Jean Sullivan, Edward Hill, Janet Douglas, Kay Lockhart, Marjory Davies, Thomas Blythin, Geoff Hall, James Cotgreave, Clare Williams, Ron Roberts, Francis White, Canon Francis Murphy, Lilian Appleton, Alex Barnes, Richard Turner, Kathleen Burgess, John Winfield and Carol Walker. May They All Rest in Peace.


Parish events


Confirmation – 19th November 2019

Class Two: Tuesday 17th September 7.00 pm.

Parish Diary Now Arrived!

Have you taken YOUR copy yet??

Catholic High School PTA and Friends

Year 7 and 8 Cheese and Wine Evening – All Year 7 and 8 parents and their children are invited to a Cheese and Wine Evening with a Family Quiz on Friday 27th September at 7.30 pm in the School Hall. An evening to meet and socialise with other parents. The event is free.

Mass Cards: Top Two Drawers in the Sacristy

Always delighted to say Masses for your intentions. Did you know that in addition to Mass cards expressing sympathy or for general intentions, we also have a selection of cards for special intentions? Anniversary/Special Remembrance/Get Well/Recovery/Thinking of You/Birthday/Especially for You/Thank You/ Special Occasion/Happy Occasion/Exam Success/Golden Jubilee. Please note, there is no charge for Mass Cards, but they do need to be signed by a Priest and the details recorded, so we can ensure the Mass is actually said.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day: October 2019

Please take an envelope from the back of church and return it on the Collection Plate before the end of October. Thanks, everyone!

Second Collection for Church Students

Five new students began their training for the Priesthood in Shrewsbury Diocese this autumn, so any help you can give with the cost of the training is highly appreciated. Weekend 28/29 September. Gift Aid Envelopes available.

Liturgy Group Meeting – Wednesday

An opening meeting, to which everyone is invited, when we look at our services in Church for the next few months and do some detailed planning. Do come along!

Philip Chidell “First Friday” Recital

Friday 4th October, 7.30 pm sees the return of our old friend Philip Chidell and his violin. A flyer advertising his concert is out today.

Calling All Elderly and Housebound!

Do you know of anyone who would enjoy joining our Masses for the Housebound, our teas at the Catholic High School, our Advent and Lent Reconciliation Services or our Christmas and Summer Lunches? The SVP offer free transport to all these events so if you know of anyone that you feel would like to join us, please email or call Stephen Perry , 07775781204 for more information. If you know of anyone stuck at home, who doesn’t get out much and would like to, let us know!!!

Refreshments After Mass next Wednesday

Come and join us in the Dining Room after 12.15 pm Mass on Wednesday – everyone welcome!

National Altar Servers Mass Liverpool Cathedral

We are delighted that a group of 24 Servers, Parents and Family Members from our Parish will be joining thousands of others from around the country for this special Mass, on Saturday 21st September, the first time it has been held outside of London. Our coach will leave the Lay-By outside St. John’s Church (adjacent to the Amphitheatre) at 11.45 a.m. PROMPT. Servers will bring with them Cassocks/Cottas/Albs and Guild Medals if they have been enrolled. Black shoes are to be worn. A light packed lunch would also be a good idea. Our coach will also be picking up Servers and Parents from St. Columba’s in this joint Parish event. We hope to return home between 4.30 and 5.00 pm.

New Handrails for Parish House

Peter has now finished the beautiful new antique cast iron hand-rails for the Front Door of the Parish House, and installed them. We can’t thank him enough – and grateful thanks from all our elderly parishioners who’ve struggled up and down those steps for far too long. Thanks, Peter!

Old Photos of Front of Church?

The architect would love to see any photos of this era that show what that flat paved area originally looked like. Keep’em coming in!

First Holy Communions for 2019-20

This is the final list of 16 names: Emily Connolly, Leo King, Esmée Latham, Jack Salem, Mia Spiteri, George Knights, Joseph Penson, Charlotte Benson, Olivia Man, Christian Jones, Marta Polanczyk, Kate Sexton, Helen Sexton, Caroline Sexton, Isabel Hughes and Sofia Esposito. Apologies if you have submitted a name and it’s been missed off – please let FP know.

APF Red Box Mission Collection

Bernie will be available at all Masses on Sunday 6th October to collect any red boxes ready for emptying. Thanks very much!

Next Meeting of the Readers Group

Monday September 16th September at 7.00 pm in the Presbytery for about an hour, to look at the Sunday readings for the next month. All very welcome, whether readers or not. Do just come along!

SVP: Mass for the Elderly and Housebound

Sunday 22nd September, 2.30 pm in the Primary School. Transport provided. For further info, contact Stephen Perry on 07775 851 204.

Heritage Open Days – September

As usual St Werburgh’s opens its doors to visitors 10.00 am – 4.00 pm this weekend. Many thanks to all our Volunteer Stewards and helpers!

October Bible Month in Chester

A few brochures left, and a flyer out today giving details of FP’s three talks on Bible Translation on Wednesday evening during October. Please take one, and one for anyone else who might be interested.

Photo of the Week: Summa Cum Laude!

Samanta throwing her hat in the air at her recent Graduation at Queen Mary University, London.