TWELFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
25TH JUNE 2023
|Sat 24 June|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||Parishioners’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||Joe & Jackie Francis|
|Sun 25 June|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Franklin Mwansa Kasonde RIP|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||Mary Kilcoyne|
|Mon 26 June|
|St. Theresa’s||Private Intention|
|St. Columba’s||10.30am||Ann Traynor RIP|
|Tue 27 June|
|St. Theresa’s||Private Intention|
|St. Columba’s||The Parish|
|Wed 28 June||St Irenaeus, B, M. Mem|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Priests’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||9.30am||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament|
|Vigil Ss Peter & Paul||7.00pm||Private Intentions|
|Thu 29 June||Ss Peter and Paul, Ap|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Charles Woods RIP|
|St. Columba’s||Phillip & Lucienne Francis|
|Fri 30 June|
|St. Theresa’s||10.00am||Gladwen Rowena Nicholson RIP|
|St. Columba’s||Phil and Lin Francis|
|Sat 1 July|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||Rod & Josie Prescott’s Ints.|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||Priests’ Intentions|
|Sun 2 July|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Parishioners’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||The Parish|
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 9.30am this Sunday 25th June 2023.
Please remember in your prayers Linda Barlow, Ryan Salmon and Bernard Walsh. Linda’s funeral service is at St Theresa’s on Monday 3 July at 1pm and Bernard’s Requiem Mass is at St Theresa’s on Monday 10th July at 12.45pm.
Mary Kilcoyne, Patricia Lally, Edward Glynne Jones and Daniel O’Hanlon.
There will be Confessions after every weekday Mass until 11.30am. at both churches.
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.
FINAL HYMN AT ST. COLUMBA’S:
This week’s final hymn, “Go silent friend” at 11am Mass St Columba’s is dedicated to the late Mary Killcoyne. Mary was beloved wife of Kenneth Killcoyne and a great servant to the parish. Her anniversary occurs this Sunday. Please remember her in your prayers.
St Columba’s: Loose plate: £tbc; Planned Giving: £tbc; Average Weekly SO – £574.00; Candles: £tbc
St Theresa’s: Loose plate & Planned Giving: ££305.81; Average weekly SO – £161.
THANK YOU for all your generous support.
WHITE FLOWER APPEAL 2023:
The White Flower Appeal raised £291.75 at St Columba’s last weekend plus an additional £30 received after the appeal weekend from St Theresa’s. The total from both churches is £426.99. Thank you very much indeed for your generosity.
SISTERS OF ST PETER CLAVER MISSION APPEAL:
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver will be here on July ½ 3023 to appeal on behalf of the Sisters Missions Committee of England and Wales. They will tell us about their missionary work and will be grateful for your support
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE HIGH:
All the children from Chester, Neston and Frodsham Parishes will join together to celebrate their First Holy Communion. The Holy Reunion Mass will take place on Wednesday 28th June at 6:30pm at the CHS, followed by refreshments. The children are invited to wear their Communion outfit or the school uniform. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We pray for:
- The residents of Somerset Road, The Crescent, Heathfield Close, Fowler Road, Clifton Drive, Blacon Point Road and Dalton Close.
- For the Pastoral Groups and Caring and Sharing.
- For the pastoral care of the community.
ST COLUMBA’S COFFEE ROTA:
25th June – volunteers please
2nd July – volunteers please
9th July – Rippon family for Camps International, Humanitarian Collaboration with Peru
Why not donate a little time to make tea and coffee to refresh the parishioners 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).
Nora Howick would like to thank everyone who supported the coffee and cakes after last Sunday’s mass in aid of the Soul Kitchen. We raised about £200 for this very good cause.
The Soul Kitchen was set up in Chester 7 years ago and is now a registered charity. It runs out of Campbell Hall on Saturday evenings providing food, clothing, toiletries and vital support to homeless and lonely people and those suffering from food poverty. Anyone is welcome and no one is turned away.
The organisation also runs “Soul Survivors” football training to promote physical and mental well-being and a sense of belonging to a team. “Soul in a Bowl” cookery classes offer a weekly opportunity to cook nutritious, economic meals, learn new skills and build relationships.
Chester Sinfonia has earned a reputation as being one of the fastest growing amateur orchestras in the Cheshire/North Wales area. They are a group of enthusiastic amateur musicians who rehearse in St Columba’s Hall. You are warmly invited to their final rehearsal of the year on Friday 7th July at 7pm followed by a social picnic. Please bring your own food/drink but tea and coffee will be served. Donations welcome for Dee Banks School.
ANNUAL PARISH COACH TRIP – YORK, 27th JULY:
The list for the coach trip is now closed. If you want to be added to the reserve list, in case of cancellations, please call Margaret Curtis on 01244 318424. For those booked on the coach, can you please pay £20 in advance to Paul Wrigglesworth (07708 304246) at St Ts or Margaret C at St Cs.
NEEDLES AND PINS:
Needles and Pins is on this Wed 28th June. Everyone is welcome to come along to this friendly needlecraft group in St Columba’s Hall, between 2:00-4:00pm every fourth Wednesday of the month. Hope to see you.
SVP MUSIC NIGHT:
On Friday 14th July at 7.30 pm, an evening of great music by the City Jazz Orchestra and singers from the Catholic High School at the High School in aid of the SVP Holiday Home. Tickets £10 from Sue McCarthy 07515 491251 or any member of the SVP team.
SHREWSBURY LOURDES HOSPITALITY:
The next meeting of the Shrewsbury Lourdes Hospitality will be on the 27th June 2023 at 7.30pm via zoom. Please register your attendance, request the link, and send items for the agenda to email@example.com or text/call 07451 249267. Please pass on these details to any hospitality members who may be interested in attending.
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE HIGH:
On Friday 9th of June, The Catholic High School celebrated the Golden Anniversary in Chester Cathedral, making this event a memorable day for the school. The students and staff are grateful to everyone who has supported the school over the past 50 years in any capacity.
Old socks, odd socks, single socks, any socks! I’m going to Uganda in 2 weeks’ time and will be making sock hand puppets for education purposes with approx. 180 children. If you have any socks that you would like to donate, I can be contacted on Chester 340243. I can collect. Thank you. Alex Mosquera.
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 chester@cyclingwithoutagechester
200 CLUB ST THRESA’S:
The winners are £100 S Parry (no.25) £75 G Hankin (no.6) and £50 C. Ingram (no.17)
The new envelopes will start on 2nd July and are available at the back of St Theresa’s church. Thank you for your continued support.
Thought for the week – Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” – Rosa Parks
We’re all in this together – With the recent stabbings and shootings, things can look dark and feel very unreal but, in Nottingham in particular, the outflowing of love and support and kindness and the ability to look after one another that has outpoured following the murders is important and will be part of a long healing process. John’s readings recently talked of loving one another, for love comes from God. And Julian of Norwich talks of “All shall be well and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well”. None of us knows what will happen to us but having that love and faith will help us all.
Resources – Chester’s Midsummer Watch Parade returns on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June starting from Town Hall square at 2pm. The medieval parade is one of the country’s oldest and most colourful street parades dating from 1498.
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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 Nuala Keegan, Church Office, 01244 624019, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to arrange booking.
NEXT WEEK’S NEWSLETTER:
18th June Edition will be compiled by Rebecca Vaughan, phone: 01244 318632, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 28th June