SUNDAY 20th FEBRUARY: SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)
I Samuel 26, 2-23; Psalm 102; I Corinthians 15, 45-49; Luke 6, 27-38
Saturday 6.00 pm: St Werburgh’s: Cath Haslam
9.00 am: St Werburgh’s: Jean Hewson (Birthday Remembrance)
10.45 am: St Werburgh’s: Philip McCabe (4th Anniversary)
6.00 pm: St Werburgh’s: Rachael Andrews (13th Anniversary)
Monday 21st February: Ferial: James 3, 13-18; Psalm 18; Mark 9, 14-29
12.15 pm: St Werburgh’s: For a Successful Cancer Operation (GB)
1.10 pm: University Chapel: University Mass - All Welcome.
Tuesday 22nd February: Chair of St Peter: I Peter 5, 1-4; Psalm 22; Matthew 16, 13-19
12.15 pm: St Werburgh’s: Intentions of Mary, Steve and Family
Wednesday 23rd February: St Polycarp: James 4, 13-17; Psalm 48; Mark 9, 38-40
7.00 pm: St Columba’s: Confirmation Mass with Bishop Mark
Thursday 24th February: Ferial: James 5, 1-6; Psalm 48; Mark 9, 41-50
9.00 am: St Werburgh’s: Intentions of GS and SS
Friday 25th February: Ferial: James 5, 9-12; Psalm 102; Mark 10, 1-12
12.15 pm: St Werburgh’s: John Haslam (Birthday Remembrance)
2.00 pm: St Clare’s: Requiem Mass for Ann Leach, late of Vincent Drive
Saturday 26th February: Ferial: James 5, 13-20; Psalm 140; Mark 10, 13-16
10.30 - 12.00 noon: St Werburgh’s: Confessions
1.30 pm: Our Lady and St Thomas’s, Meadowhead, Sheffield: Baptism of Paige Neal
6.00 pm: St Werburgh’s: Mary Boulton (37th Anniversary)
SUNDAY 27th FEBRUARY: EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C)
Ecclesiasticus 27, 4-7; Psalm 91; I Corinthians 15, 54-58; Luke 6, 39-45
Saturday 6.00 pm: St Werburgh’s: Mary Boulton (37th Anniversary)
9.00 am: St Werburgh’s: Albert Norman (Anniversary 2000)
10.45 am: St Werburgh’s: Derek Taylor (14th Anniversary)
6.00 pm: St Werburgh’s: Neil Longridge
Your prayers are asked for the following who are sick: Duncan Steele, Brian Boardman Jnr, John McMahon, James Convey, Bill Hackett, Laura Chadwick, Elisabeth, Stuart Clark, Keith Hayes, Ruth O’Kane, Garth Stocking and Kevin Maguire and for all the sick of the Parish; and for those who have died recently, especially Ann Leach, Peter Devine, Christopher Roberts, Carol Barry and Dympna Malone; and for those whose anniversaries occur about this time: Josephine Owens, Margaret Connolly, Bernard Flaherty, John Axon, Mary Barr, Kathleen Vickers, Winifred Swaine, Garry Nelson, Mary Lambert, Harry Keyzor, Peter Melia, Eric Muldoon, Dorothy Welch, Fred McClelland, Joe Dunne, Kathleen Ward, Bob Ward, Bernie Clark, Irene Whitehouse, Winifred Morris and Paul Power. May They All Rest in Peace.
CAFOD Lenten Fast Day Envelopes on Table Today
On the Free Table This Weekend...
The portable table went to one of our High School Students to help with his homework in his bedroom - excellent! - and one of the Walkers went too. Today, the other Walker is still there, plus a large number of Padded Envelopes, some sheets of cardboard and a number of Polystyrene Blocks, great for anyone, for example, who still does Polystyrene Modelling. All in the corner by the Library. Help yourselves!
New Tax Year Weekly Offertory Envelopes
The 2022/23 envelopes are available at the back of church. If you use envelopes, please collect yours as soon as possible. Thank you.
Appeal from a Parishioner for Tutor
"I am looking for a face-to-face GCSE Science tutor for my daughter..." One offer came through which we’re following up. Any more offers?
Altar Servers: Now Hiring!
We are delighted to announce that we shall be recruiting a few new Altar Servers in the Spring, immediately following the completion of the First Holy Communion Programme. This is a serious commitment and any boy or girl who has made their First Communion will be eligible to apply. Watch this space for further information.
The Repository: Two More Weeks for Pre-Loved!
We’re finishing on Ash Wednesday, 2nd March, so do have a good look at all our goods before then. No reasonable offer refused! (For the goods, you fools - not for Bernice or Paula!)
St Werburgh’s Feast Day and Social - 18th Feb
A slimmed-down Parish Social in the Club last night, Friday 18th, but still enormous fun - and just so good to have a relaxing evening together. The usual stupid quiz - copies on the table at the back of church to work on during the Sermon today. Super buffet, with a pint to wash it down! It made that 2.00 am start in the kitchen so worthwhile...
Ash Wednesday: 2nd March 2022
Three Masses as usual: 7.30 am, 12.15 pm and 7.30 pm. We are honoured and delighted that Bishop Mark has asked if he can join us for the 12.15 pm Mass and stop on for a soup lunch afterwards. Another 2.00 am start for me!!
Chester Gang Show
I shall be there Saturday Evening, my dancing pumps ready just in case they need me on stage...
Women’s World Day of Prayer: Friday 4th March
St Thomas of Canterbury, Parkgate Road: 10.30 am
Christian Aid Lenten Lunches: 12 noon- 1.30 pm
- Monday 7th March: Wesley Methodists
- Thursday 17th March: Hoole URC, Hoole Road
- Monday 21st March: Wesley Methodists
- Friday 1st April: Vicars Cross URC
- Wednesday 6th April: St Mary’s Church Handbridge
On Monday 7th March, it’s St Werburgh’s turn to make the soup, with City Road to help us. It’ll mean another 2.00 am start in the kitchen for me, but, in the cause of church unity, I’m willing to suffer.
Confirmation at St Columba’s
Bishop Mark is coming to St Columba’s the week after next for their Confirmation, and it would be great to keep all these youngsters in our prayers at this wonderful time in their lives., Sadly, because numbers are limited, it isn’t possible for them to welcome everyone who’d like to attend, but we can certainly, all of us, hold them all in prayer.
Retreat House, Chester: Thursday 31st March
Retreat House, Chester, an independent Christian Charity, have very kindly offered to come here to provide a Lenten Retreat Day. It’s to be on Thursday 31st March, 10.30-2.15 pm, based in the Day Chapel, Simple Lunch, and limited to 20 parishioners. Signing-Up List at the back of Church today.
Photo of the Week: Our Lady’s, Isles of Scilly
You need to walk through the Presbytery to go upstairs to this tiny Chapel in Hugh Town on St Mary’s. Thanks to Martin O’B for sending it in!