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OUR LADY & THE APOSTLES

Shaw Heath

Stockport SK3 8BQ                                           
Tel: 0161 480 2489/ 07711428970

                                                                            
E-mail:
pat.munroe@btinternet.com

                                                               
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The Diocese of Shrewsbury is a Registered Charity 234025


Fr Pat Munroe and Deacon Peter Lafferty.

 

OUR LADY & THE APOSTLES

Sunday 29th March 2015


THE CELEBRATION OF HOLY WEEK


"Dying you destroyed our death,

   Rising you restored our life.

   Lord Jesus, come in glory."



PASSION SUNDAY (Palm Sunday)

First Mass, Saturday 7pm                Jim Brosnahan

10.00am                                        Ray Brown

Palms will be blessed and distributed during Mass

4.00pm           Evening prayer and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction


MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK 

      

11.30am             Morning Prayer of the Church and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

12.15pm              John and Madeline Sexton

7.00pm                Margaret Walker

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

11.30am          Morning Prayer of the Church and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

12.15pm              Fr Chris Jenkins

7.30pm               LPA Service of Reconciliation.

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

11.30am            Morning Prayer of the Church and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

12.15pm             John Molloy

(There will be opportunity for Confession during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Monday to Wednesday)


7.00pm            Chrism Mass at St Columba's Plas Newton Lane, Chester CH2 1SA

                        All are welcome to this Diocesan Celebration.

THURSDAY OF HOLY WEEK

11.30am to 12 Noon

 Morning Prayer of the Church and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

 2.00pm  Funeral Mass for Charles Galligan followed by committal at the Rowan Chapel.


                                                                                           

THE SACRED TRIDUUM


7.30pm              Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper.      Bernard Pritchard.

At the end of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be carried solemnly to the Altar of Repose.

Adoration at the Altar of Repose will take place until Midnight. 11.50pm, we will celebrate Night Prayer.


GOOD FRIDAY                                  (today is a day of fasting and abstinence)

9.45am                  Morning Prayer of the Church for Good Friday

10.00am                                Stations of the Cross

3.00pm                  The Celebration of the Lord's Passion

7.00pm                  Prayer around the Cross at the Evron Centre

HOLY SATURDAY

9.45am                  Morning prayer of the Church

10.00am  Waiting at the ‘Lord's Tomb'- Prayer and reflection. Blessing of Food - 

                led by Fr Tomasz

                                                                                                                                                                 

8.30pm                  The Easter Vigil                For People of the Church.

EASTER SUNDAY

8.00am                  In Thanksgiving.

10.00am                  Timothy, Kate and Sarah Duffy.


Your prayers are requested for:

Sick List:. Jean Hopkins, Kathleen Muldoom, Mary Farrell, Brian Donohoe, Margaret Hale, Tom Connell, Teresa Greenwood, Peter Madden, Esther McGarrity, Mary Riley, Fr. Mike Cupit, George Alexander, Mary Glindon, Maureen O'Shea, Bill Selby, Mary Hall, Charles Woods, Gertrude Ashton, Tricia Woolstencroft, Bernard Smallwood. Tom Finnegan.

 May God bless them with healing and peace. Amen.


Lately Dead. Charles Galligan, Florence (Flo) Wild. May they all rest in peace, Amen


Anniversaries: Martin Anthony Connor, Joan Finnerty, Mary Phyllis Hampson, Monsignor Bernard Bell, Margaret Horton, Vivienne Johnson, Joan Riley, Clifford Woods, Beatrice Currie, Harry David Oakley, James Winters, Mr J O'Gara, Elizabeth Buckley, Joseph Arthur Bennett, Dave Fox. May they all rest in peace, Amen



Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, when the Church invites us to create time and space to enter more fully into the amazing depths of God's love.


As your Parish Priest I encourage you to make this a Holy week by availing of the many opportunities to gather as a parish during the week. The Church will also remain open throughout the week for people to visit. The times of Masses and other services are all listed on the other side of the newsletter.  The Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil) is one celebration that unfolds over three days, the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ. It reaches its climax at the Easter Vigil, when each person is invited to renew the promises made at Baptism.


Sacrament of Reconciliation - we welcome Priests and people from our local parishes on Tuesday, 7.30 p.m. for a Service of Reconciliation during which there will be opportunity for personal confession.  It is an opportunity not to be missed.  Please note the time of the Service.


Wednesday Journey in Lent - we have the final one this week at 7 p.m. with a ‘Music Way of the Cross'; what wonderful timing.  Thank you for coming along each week and for those who have made the preparations. It has all been very creative in coming together in prayer and generating a lovely sense of community.


Easter Sunday Masses - Vigil 8.30 p.m. 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.

Easter Flowers - there will be a retiring collection today to help defray the cost of flowers for Easter.  All donating will be greatly appreciated.


Recent Christenings - We welcome to the family of the Church Lucia Rose Smith, George Christopher Edgerton and Eva Denise Mary Norton who were baptised at Or Lady's last Sunday.  We rejoice with the families at this special time.


Parish Mission 2nd - 9th May will have as its overall theme: ‘Healing in the Spirit- Living by God's Word.' A brochure with an invitation and full details of the Mission Programme is available today.  It is meant for wide distribution, so perhaps you can take one for someone you know, or better still invite them personally.  We will also make the Mission known in our local parishes and other Christian churches.  There are Prayer Cards with the Mission Prayer, an essential part of our preparation.  There are also posters available to enable us to spread word - to be a Missionary Parish.


Parish Finance - There are still some envelopes awaiting collection for the start of the new Financial Year.  Those who do not use Offertory envelopes may consider doing so or taking out a Sanding Order with your Bank to help ensure that your Parish has a regular source of income to resource its financial commitments.  Gift Aid is also a valuable source of income.  Please contact Tom Horan on 0161 487 1717 and he will assist with financial queries.  Thank you for your offerings of £907.76 last Sunday.


Fr. Tomasz will be joining us in time for Holy Saturday Morning prayer 9.45am.  where he will be doing the customary blessing of Food, an Eastern Europe tradition but one he is inviting us all to share, there are some letters with instructions!   (Copies at the back of Church for you to take).


Divine Mercy Sunday - (2nd Sunday of Easter) by many Catholics throughout the world.  The institution of the Feast was inspired by a desire of Jesus which was conveyed by Sr. Faustinia, a Polish nun. The Timetable on 12th April 2015 will begin at 1.30pm.with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration.- 3pm Liturgy of the Word, The Chaplet to the Divine mercy, Holy Communion, Final blessing.

4.pm -  Film Faustina in the presbytery with refreshments.  All are welcome.



The Olive Branch on Castle Street - ‘Easter cracked open' 4 Short Lunch time reflections next week. Please see poster for further details.


Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Holy Thursday washing of feet -

Please collect sheets at the back of church for details of Easter Services.


Evron Centre - Services will resume Wednesday 15th April.  Prayer group next meeting 9th April 2015.

The Offertory Collection on Easter Sunday is the customary offering to the priests of the parish.

Please take home a Holy Week poster, compliments of the KSC, for display in your window.





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