NINETEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
13TH AUGUST 2023
|Sat 12 Aug|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||Parishioners’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||The Parish|
|Sun 13 Aug|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Franklin Mwansa Kasonde|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||Ian Bullough A.|
|Mon 14 Aug||St Maximillian Mary Kolbe Mem|
|St. Theresa’s, Vigil – Assumption of the BVM||7.00pm||Fran & Roy Gent RIP|
|St. Columba’s||10.30am||Rev Tom Coyle|
|Tue 15 Aug||The Assumption of the BVM|
|St. Theresa’s||Private Intention|
|St. Columba’s||10.30am||The Parish|
|Wed 16 Aug|
|St. Theresa’s||Priests’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||9.30am||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament|
|10.30am||Graham Leech RIP|
|Thu 17 Aug|
|St. Theresa’s||Private Intention|
|St. Columba’s||Successful IVF Treament. (A & R)|
|Fri 18 Aug|
|St. Theresa’s||10.00am||Tom Grom RIP|
|St. Columba’s||Priests’ Intentions|
|Sat 19 Aug|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||Parishioners’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||Private Intention (CT)|
|Sun 20 Aug|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Nicholas Huber & Mark Palatino|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||Parishioners’ Intentions|
Please note if there is no time next to Mass it means there is no Mass for parishioners to attend that day but the Priests will say Mass privately.
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS:
Mass will be streamed from St Columba’s at 11a.m. this Sunday 13th August 2023.
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – 15TH AUGUST:
The Vigil Mass will be at St Theresa’s on Monday 14th August at 7pm. Mass on the 15th August will be at St Columba’s at 10.30am
Please remember in your prayers Deacon Tom Coyle, Thomas Byrne and Winifred Meakin, who died recently. Deacon Tom’s Requiem will take place at St Columba’s Church on Wednesday 13th September at 12 noon.
Michael Paziuk, Hubert McDermott, Roy Gent, Christine Ann Meaney, Sarah Jane Flynn.
There will be Confessions after each weekday Mass until 11.30am
St Columba’s: From 6pm before the 6.30pm Saturday evening Mass.
St Theresa’s: From 4.30pm before 5pm Saturday evening Mass.
WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS AND FUNERALS:
Please contact one of the Parish Offices to make your arrangements.
St Columba’s: (30/07 & 06/08) Loose plate £472.34; Planned Giving £195.60; Average Weekly SO – £574.00; Candles £45.36.
St Theresa’s: Loose plate & Planned Giving tbc; Average weekly SO – £161
THANK YOU for all your generous support.
We pray for:
- the residents of Greenfields, Flag Lane North, Oakfield Avenue, Venable’s Road, St Chad’s Road, Church Hall Close and Cedar Mews.
- the Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Lay Readers, Parish Assistant and Local Church Leaders.
- all those not yet connected to the life of the Church or who have lost their faith.
DEACON TOM COYLE:
Deacon Tom Coyle: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Deacon Tom Coyle on Friday 21 July 2023.
Deacon Tom moved to Chester in June 2018 from Maidstone in Kent, where he had been a deacon for almost 19 years. He was appointed by Bishop Mark to serve as a deacon in St Columba’s parish, along with Deacon Lawrence. Deacon Tom was a Knight of the Papal Order of St Gregory.
Deacon Tom was born and brought up in Dunfermline in Scotland before moving to London where he worked in the Civil Service for 40 years. He had two children with his wife Lyn who was from Lincolnshire. They moved to Chester to be near their family in the North West.
Deacon Tom was an active minister in our parish until the Covid pandemic hit in 2020 when he then began preparing weekly reflections which were published on the parish website. He did this for about a year until mid-2021 when failing health prevented him from being more active following the pandemic.
We remember Deacon Tom and his family in our thoughts and prayers, may he rest in peace.
RED MISSION BOXES, ST COLUMBA’S
If you have a Red Mission box for collection, please leave it in the sacristy. When counted I can return your box to your home. Thank you, Margaret Curtis 01244 318424.
ST COLUMBA’S COFFEE ROTA:
13th August Volunteers please
20th August Lina Greig for Uganda Orphanage
27th August Volunteers please
Why not donate a little time to make tea and coffee after 11:00 Mass on Sunday? You can make some money for your favourite charity, too. Call Margaret Curtis 01244 318424 to book your date(s).
To Andreea and Anil Parmar of our parish who were married on Saturday, at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, in Andreea’s home parish, in Brasov, Romania, amongst her family. Anil was baptised and received into the Roman Catholic Church in St Columba’s at Easter; the couple worship at St Theresa’s church. We wish Andreea and Anil every blessing and happiness in their married life. Please keep them in your prayers.
CARITAS-HOME FOR UKRAINE:
Are you interested in making a difference by hosting a family fleeing the war in Ukraine? For more information please take a leaflet from the back of church or visit the website: www.sjog-homesforukraine.uk
OUT OF THE BLUE JAZZ ORCHESTRA:
Out of the Blue Jazz Orchestra will be performing in St Columba’s Hall on Tuesday 29th August at 7.30p.m., organised by Cheshire Swing Cats. Tickets cost £12 each, pay at the door.
SYNOD 2021 – 2024:
In Rome, from 4-29 October, bishops, priests, religious and lay people will be asked to consider a series of questions as part of the global synod process. The document for discussion will consider how women can better participate in “governance, decision–making, mission and ministries at all levels of the church.” Pope Francis has ruled that, for the first time, women will take part in the assembly as voting members. Questions to be considered include the ordination of married men, greater acceptance of LGBTQ+ Catholics, a reform of governance, the selection of bishops and lay leadership. These are all issues which emerged from last year’s consultation process in which our parish played its part. Pauline Rourke
ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO…
- Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
- Wants to learn more about the Catholic faith?
- Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For information please contact Fr. William or Fr. Desmond who will put you in touch with the RCIA team
CYCLING WITHOUT AGE CHESTER:
This is an initiative to get the elderly back on bikes. Specially adapted trishaws take passengers out for free. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPORT FOR ONE OF YOUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS:
Currently St. Werbugh’s & St. Columba’s Primary School is bidding for up to £1,500 from a Tesco Community Grant. The project is for their Gardening and Wellbeing Club. Voting is open now in these Tesco stores: Chester Pepper St; Chester Delamere St; Chester Sealand Road CH1; Chester Weston Grove; Chester Broughton. Voting closes at the end of September. Customers vote using tokens at the check-out each time they shop.
CAFOD – COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION COORDINATOR:
CAFOD is recruiting! Could you inspire Catholics to participate in the Church’s mission, by working to overcome poverty and injustice? Could you work for CAFOD within the Diocese of Shrewsbury and the Archdiocese of Birmingham? Are you good at inspiring and working with volunteers? Then you might like to become our Community Participation Coordinator. Use the following link for more details and please pass on to any friends or relatives who might be interested: https://cafod.org.uk/work-with-us Closing date 13th August 2023 or contact John Woods via email@example.com
The Diocese is looking to appoint a Welfare Officer. The role is for 3 days per week. Salary: £38 – £42K FTE pro rata depending on experience. For further details of the role and application form, please see the Diocesan website: https://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/latest-vacancies/ Completed application should be sent to Pauline McCulloch firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date 25 August 2023.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
With the close of World Youth Day, the Pope said “ As you return home, please continue to pray for peace. What is more, you are a sign of peace for the world, showing how different nationalities, languages and histories can unite instead of divide. You are the hope of a different world.”
Take your seats for the first Choose Day Film Club at @newchestermkt! Free films in the market every Tuesday at 7pm, commencing with Casino Royale (cert 15) starring Chester’s very own 007 Daniel Craig.
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER:
With exam results coming out for our school students over the next few weeks, we want to wish you all the very best for your future and whatever adventure awaits you, be it sixth form, college, university, work, apprenticeships, year out… Whatever your exam results, remember that results don’t make a person, or necessarily predict the future. It’s what we know to be true about ourselves that will define us. As they say, “the world is your oyster” and as one door closes, another will open for you, a new beginning, no matter what your results are. Enjoy. And good luck!
YORK COACH TRIP – LOST PROPERTY:
There was a pair of glasses left on the coach on 27th July. Call Margaret Curtis to arrange their return.
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ST COLUMBA’S CHURCH & HALL BOOKINGS
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Hall availability can be checked by looking at St Columba’s Church website – section for Church Hall gives a calendar of events in the Hall. Then contact Sue Carr on 07553 114531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange booking.
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20th August Edition will be compiled by Harry Sweeney, Phone: 01244 327462, Email: email@example.com, please include a phone number in case of queries, and please ensure that items are emailed or phoned to the compiler by 9.00a.m. on WEDNESDAY 16TH AUGUST