THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
4th JUNE 2023
|Sat 3 June||St Charles Lwanga & Companions, Mm|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||John Black RIP|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||David Traynor|
|Sun 4 June||THE MOST HOLY TRINITY|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Min & Joe Gannon|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||The Parish|
|Mon 5 June||St Boniface, B,M|
|St. Theresa’s||Parishioners’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||10.30am||Stuart Worrall RIP|
|Tue 6 June|
|St. Theresa’s||Private Intention|
|St. Columba’s||Priests’ Intention|
|Wed 7 June|
|St. Theresa’s||Donald & Friends|
|St. Columba’s||9.30am||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament|
|10.30am||Roy Godwin RIP|
|Thu 8 June|
|St. Theresa’s||10.00am||Requiem Mass for Tom Groom|
|St. Columba’s||The Parish|
|Fri 9 June|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Patrick McHugh RIP & Anna Graham & Will Barzu|
|St. Columba’s||William Pollock|
|Sat 10 June|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||John Black RIP|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||Catherine Simms|
|Sun 11 June||The Body & Blood of Christ|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Min & Joe Gannon RIP|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||Harry Elwell (Thanksgiving)|
N.B. Mass at St Theresa’s on Friday 9 June is at 9.30am due to the 50th Anniversary Mass for the Catholic High School at the Cathedral at 11am.
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.
Late addition: COUNTESS of CHESTER HOSPITAL
Roman Catholic Mass to be celebrated on Thursday 8th June 12.15pm in the Countess of Chester Hospital Chapel. The mass is for all the staff, patient families, volunteers and parishioners of the area. All welcome.
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS:
Mass will be streamed from St Theresa’s at 9.30am this Sunday 4th June 2023.
Please remember in your prayers, Tom Groom, ,Michael Murray and Brenda Garner. May the Lord console their families and friends.
Tom Groom’s Requiem Mass is on Thursday 8th June at 10am at St Theresa’s.
Stuart Joseph Bright, Lilian Eileen Westley & Eileen Waters.
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.
SPIRITAN’S MISSION APPEAL – 27TH /28TH MAY:
Thank you for your donations last weekend. We will let you have the amount when it has been counted.
We pray for:
- Pray for the residents of Cambridge Road, Devon Road, Yerburgh Street, Cairns Crescent, Hobart Way, Auckland Road & Wyndham Road.
- For our local Councillors and the work they do.
- For our Parish Council and those involved with the Arradon twinning.
St Columba’s: Loose plate: £250.14; Planned Giving: £149.50; Average Weekly SO – £574.00; Candles: £58.00; Badminton £200
St Theresa’s: Loose plate & Planned Giving: £352.03 ; Average weekly SO – £161.
THANK YOU for all your generous support.
WORLD COMMUNICATION DAY
Many thanks for the sum of £35.10 which was collected for this.
ST COLUMBA’S COFFEE ROTA:
4th June – Ripon family for Camps International Humanitarian Collaboration Peru
11th June – St Columba’s feast day BARBECUE
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 3184234 to book your date(s).
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Please pray for all those who have made their First Holy Communion recently.
ANNUAL PARISH COACH TRIP – YORK:
The annual trip this year is to fabulous city of YORK on Thursday 27th July. There’s a sheet in the front of both churches to enter your name to reserve a seat. £20 a ticket, departs St Columba’s at 09:00 and St Teresa’s at 09:15.
THE CHS 50TH ANNIVERSARY MASS:
You are warmly invited to join the CHS celebration Mass on Friday 9th of June, 11a.m. at Chester Cathedral. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Mallon by email at email@example.com. There are extra seats available!
ST PIO PRAYER GROUP:
The next meeting is on Thursday, 8 June, at 2pm in Flat 5, Abbots Court, Eversley Park, Chester CH2 2DY. Everyone is welcome.
SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY 24th JUNE:
There is a day of reflection, prayer and discernment about your role and mission in the Church on Saturday 24th June 2023 from 10am-5pm at St Columba’s Church Hall. More details to follow.
NHS AT ST THERESA’S: – 21st JUNE
The NHS will be in St Theresa’s car park on 21st June for Covid booster vaccinations for anyone over 75 years of age or anyone who is immunosuppressed. Health checks are also available. This will be from 10.30am to 4pm on all dates
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR DIARIES:
Sun 11th June: Annual BBQ to celebrate the feast of St Columba
Thurs 27th July: Coach trip to York. There’s a sheet in the front of both churches to enter your name to reserve a seat. £20 a ticket, departs St Columba’s at 09:00am and St Theresa’s at 09:15am.
Chester Deo Gratias Choir will be having their summer concert on Saturday 17th June 7.30p.m. at All Saints in Hoole Road, Chester to support two charities Reverse Rett and Fountain of Life in Kyrgzstan. Tickets £9/£8 concessions. Free glass of wine/juice. Tel: 01244 345649 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Truly, much can be done, provided we come together like so many streams, brooks and rivulets, merging finally in a mighty river to irrigate the life of our marvellous planet and our human family for generations to come. So let us join hands and take bold steps to “Let Justice and Peace Flow” throughout our world.” Pope Francis, Care of Creation.
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Walking down the street the other day, a person in front of me received a phone call and answered, “Hello Sunshine!” I thought this was such a lovely opening to a chatty conversation and it reminded me of a dress I have; the label on the hem, hidden from view, says “you look lovely today.” Both little things, but made and said to make you feel good. We never know what other people are going through but a small gesture or kind word can make a huge difference.
Cheshire West and Chester Council – Home Upgrade Grants are available to homes which are not heated by mains-gas and have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of Band D, E, F or G. Properties heated by electric (such as storage heaters), oil, LPG or solid fuel, which have a mains-gas supply for cooking purposes only, are eligible to apply if all other eligibility criteria are met. You must be a home owner or private tenant and meet certain criteria. Check out the Council web site or try the Councils contact centre on 0300 123 8123.
VATICAN II COURSE:
Thank you to the many people who have been in touch to say how helpful they find the reflections on Vatican II. We continue Part III on The Church by asking the question: ‘Who is the Church?’ The relevant podcast and handout are now available on the website; dioceseofshrewsbury.org in the section on ‘News and Events’. For any information contact Barbara; email@example.com or Tel: 07730 526821.
VACANCIES FOR UPTON-BY-CHESTER & DISTRIC PARISH COUNCIL
For more information please contact the clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07584415343 or see the poster on the noticeboard.
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: email@example.com
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.
NEXT WEEK’S NEWSLETTER:
11th June Edition will be compiled by Amy O’Donnell, phone: 07854 290897, E-mail: email@example.com
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