TWENTY NINETH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
22ND OCTOBER 2023
|Sat 21 Oct|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||Parishioners’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||Gladys Campbell and Richard Griffiths|
|Sun 22 Oct|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||John Finnegan Snr.RIP|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||The Parish|
|Mon 23 Oct|
|St. Theresa’s||Joan Woods RIP|
|St. Columba’s||10.30am||Private Intention (CS)|
|Tue 24 Oct|
|St. Theresa’s||Special Intentions (SR)|
|St. Columba’s||Jim Mason RIP|
|9.30am||Requiem Mass for Margaret Lannin|
|Wed 25 Oct|
|St. Theresa’s||Priests’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||9.30am||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament|
|10.30am||Kenneth Kilcoyne RIP|
|Thu 26 Oct||St Chad & Cedd, B|
|St. Theresa’s||Private Intention|
|St. Columba’s||Priests’ Intentions|
|Fri 27 Oct|
|St. Theresa’s||No 10.00am Mass|
|12.30pm||Requiem Mass for Jessica Baker|
|St. Columba’s||Christopher Delaney RIP|
|Sat 28 Oct||Ss Simon & Jude, Ap.|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||Parishioners’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||Joan Bullough. B.day|
|Sun 29 Oct|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Jessica Baker RIP|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||Elizabeth (Betty) Allingham RIP|
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 Theresa’s at 9.30a.m. this Sunday 22nd October 2023.
ALL SAINTS- 1st NOVEMBER:
The Vigil Mass for All Saints will be held at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 31st October at Theresa’s Church and the Mass of the Day will be held at St. Columba’s Church on Wednesday 1st November at 10.30 a.m.
Please remember in your prayers Delia Hesketh, Jessica Baker, Joan Benson of Grey Friars, and Margaret Rose Lannin. May the Lord console their families and friends. Jessica’s Requiem Mass will take place at 12.30pm on Friday 27th October at St Theresa’s.
Doreen Mary Judge, Catherine (Kay) Isaacson, James Dooney, Kathleen Burns, Josephine Creagh-Barry, Rosetta Griffin, Catherine Sullivan, Mary Keating, Margaret Winder.
POPE’S PRAYER INTENTIONS:
For October – For the Synod
Let us pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a style of life at every level, allowing herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the world’s peripheries.
WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS AND FUNERALS:
Please contact one of the Parish Offices to make your arrangements
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.
St Columba’s: (8/15th/10/23) Loose plate £502.15p; Planned Giving £273.00; Average Weekly SO – £574.00; Candles£51.23 ;
St Theresa’s: Loose plate & Planned Giving £224.19; Average weekly SO – £161.00.
THANK YOU for all your generous support.
We pray for:
- Pray for the residents of Upton Drive, Pine Gardens, Bache Avenue, Boleyn Close, Tudor Green, Saxon Way. Palatine Close.
- For the British Legion, Golf Club and Village Hall Committee, and all who use their facilities.
- For those who have served their country.
ST COLUMBA’S COFFEE ROTA:
22nd Oct – volunteers please
29th Oct – volunteers please
5th Oct – 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).
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.
THE URSULINE SISTERS:
The Ursuline Sisters who taught for many years in Chester are celebrating the centenary of the Roman Union of Ursuline Convents in England and have written a book called ” Roots and Shoots”. If you would like to order a copy please go to Ursulines – Roman Union, England (ursulinesuk.org)
HEARTS ON FIRE, FEET ON THE MOVE:
Sunday 22 October – Today is World Mission Sunday
World Mission Sunday is being celebrated in every Catholic parish around the world today! It supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. By supporting Missio, the Pope’s charity for world mission, you will help missionaries like Sr Mary who has given her whole life to bring the love and hope of Jesus to situations of extreme poverty and injustice. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can to this very important collection which will sustain the future of our Church, Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation if possible: missio.org.uk
FISH ‘N CHIP BABIES:
This is a project to knit warm clothes for newborn babies in the Third World who, because of poverty, would be discharged from hospital wrapped in newspaper. It has been established for some time. If you would like to hear more, and perhaps join the scheme, come along to the Needles and Pins afternoon on Wednesday week 25th October at 2 p.m.in St Columba’s Hall when more information and simple knitting patterns will be available. More from David Savage (380626) or Margaret Curtis (318424).
AUTUMN FAYRE – 19TH NOVEMBER 2023:
This popular event in St Columba’s Hall is nearly upon us again. Food, Stalls and TOMBOLA.
We would also love to offer food at the Fayre from other world cuisines representing the parish. PLEASE contact Margaret 01244 318424, if you can bring food from your cultural heritage to give more variety. Soup, sandwiches, hotdogs and pizza are already on the menu, so whether it’s half a dozen naan breads or a pot of authentic curry, ANYTHING would be appreciated. Thank you.
Donations of bottles etc are needed as prizes for The Tombola stall at The Autumn Fayre. Could you please leave them inside the entrance to St Columbas and St Theresas.
NEWS FROM THE WIDER CATHOLIC WORLD : ST THERESA OF LISIEUX:
The Pope published a letter on St Theresa on 15 October to mark the 150th anniversary of her birth. He said St Theresa lived ‘devoted to God, forgetting about herself, loving and consoling Jesus, and interceding for the salvation of all’. St Theresa’s Jubilee Year ends on 7th January 2024.
We met in St Theresa’s on Monday 16th Oct. As it is the 150th anniversary of the birth of St Therese of Lisieux, we spent time in church looking at the statue of St Therese of Lisieux and talked about her life. The youngsters had already learnt about her in school so knew more about her than the adults! They each wrote a short sentence about her interesting life. Did you know, for instance, that she persuaded the Pope of the time, Leo XIII, to let her join the convent at the age of 15? Normally girls had to wait until they were 20. They then made paper roses to decorate their pictures. Their work will be displayed on the board by the statue at the front of St Theresa’s. Please take a look.
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE HIGH:
Save the date! The Catholic High School, Chester, invites you to come along to the Christmas Fair followed by Carol Service on Tuesday 19th December from 4pm in the school. There will be stalls, games, and refreshments. Visit Santa’s Grotto! The Carol Service will start at 6:30pm. Entry Fee £1. Everyone is welcome!
CT UPTON ANNUAL QUIZ EVENING:
To be held on Friday 27th October in the Hall at 7 p.m.
See poster on the Notice Board for more details.
CT UPTON FIFTH SUNDAY SERVICE:
This will be held on the theme of “the Two Saints Way” at Holy Ascension Church at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 29th October. We are invited to read one of the readings at this service. If you would like to do this, please contact David Savage firstname.lastname@example.org
Thought for the week : The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle! Unknown.
Resources: Household support fund for those most in need of support, Cheshire West and Chester Council has received funding to help until the end of March 2024. The Council having consulted with local organisations about how best to help people in Cheshire West and Chester, they have chosen to spend the money in the following ways: food vouchers for families with children who get free school meals; payments to low income households who haven’t received the cost of living payment from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP); making financial support available to people via local charitable organisations; helping low income households with energy and food costs. To find details use the web link, or telephone 0808 175 3599 (Monday – Friday, 9am- 5pm) https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/news/household-support-fund-is-available-for-those-in-most-need-of-support .
CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP COURSE:
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ST COLUMBA’S CHURCH & HALL BOOKINGS
To arrange meetings etc. in either the Church, Newman Room or the Iona Chapel, please book through Carol Galvin, St. Columba’s Church Office, phone: 01244 624019, email: email@example.com
Office hours Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm
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.
CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES:
The diocesan Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) will resume this month, with both an online course or daytime classes in Wythenshawe. Details are at: www.educationshrewsbury.org/formation-development/ccrs or enquiries to email@example.com
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER:
The synod has started in Rome and runs until 29 October, with 363 participants. It consists of round table open discussions led by facilitators, with the inclusion on women for the first time and lay people. Discussions will be on the three main themes of communion, participation, and mission. The resulting summary report will then advise the Pope. And 2024 and 25 will see further stages. What we do know is that as a Parish we wanted to do more, be more inclusive and outgoing. This is our opportunity to put into action those things we felt as a community were important. We need you to help our community please. Think about volunteering. Thank you.
PARISH PASTORAL PLAN DEVELOPED FROM PARISH SYNOD CONSULTATION:
As regards volunteering – your Pastoral Council has identified a whole range of areas which need your support, clarified what they are and how much time they demand. We are now asking all of you to consider how you might be able to volunteer. On 22nd October, co-chairs of the Pastoral Council, Pauline Rourke and Ann McCarthy will be speaking at Masses with details of how you can get involved.
……WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR PARISH:
Thanks to those who volunteered last week to help with parish activities. Your generosity is appreciated. However, as was said, much more assistance is needed to maintain existing activities and keep the parish going let alone develop more. The details of the activities in which we are looking for assistance at present and the forms to record names are available in the entrance to church. We would urge all parishioners to consider if you could offer a small amount of time every few weeks to help in some way. If you are aware of assistance you can offer which isn’t described on the list we would be very happy to hear from you anyway – please record your details on the form and put it in the box in the church entrance. Ann McCarthy, Pauline Rourke
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