OUR LADY & THE APOSTLES
Stockport SK3 8BQ
The Diocese of Shrewsbury is
a Registered Charity 234025
Your prayers are requested for:
Today's Gospel - At the very heart of our world is a God who loves us unconditionally. This is the content of the Gospel, or Good News, brought to us by Jesus and demonstrated in his life, death and resurrection. It is the good news we need to hear in a world that at times seems cruel and heartless.
The Apostolic Nuncio, - Archbishop Menneni will be visiting the Diocese from Friday, 31st October to Sunday, 2nd November. He will be meeting the Clergy of the Diocese in Our Lady's Parish Centre over lunch on Friday from 1.00 p.m. Then at 2.30 p.m. there will be Solemn Evening Prayer of the Church. There is a Diocesan Mass at St. Columba's Church, Plas Newton, Chester that evening at 7 p.m. A representation from each parish is invited, so please let us know if you would like to be present for the Mass.
Clergy In-service Day - Thursday in Warrington; please note that Mass is at the earlier time of 9.30 a.m.
Feast of All Saints - with 1st November falling on a Saturday this year the solemnity will be celebrated next Sunday, with the Vigil Mass at 7 p.m. and Mass on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Feast of All Souls is being transferred this year to Monday, 3rd. There will be Masses at 12 Noon and
7 p.m. It is not a holyday of obligation; however you are strongly encouraged to come to Mass and remember your deceased family and friends.
Mass of Remembrance - this Saturday, 8th November at 9.30 a.m. for all those whose funerals have been arranged through Our Lady's since November 2013. Invitations have been sent to next of kin, if for any reason you know of someone who did not receive one, let us know. Everyone is welcome to Mass. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Presbytery.
Remembrance Service at the Cemetery - the annual Service will be held at the Cypress Chapel, next Sunday, 2nd November at 3.00 p.m. Those with family graves in Stockport Borough Cemetery are particularly encouraged to come. It was well attended last year.
November Envelopes - these are available for you in which to put in the names of your deceased relatives and friends. It is sufficient to write: ‘Family of friends of...(family name). Please print or type names so that we can accurately record names for the November Book of Remembrance which will be placed near the Altar throughout the month, and update weekly. This is not to be confused with the Book of Remembrance which is open each day throughout the year.
Baptism Preparation Course - This new initiative on the part of our LPA will train catechists for working in their own parish. Ideally we are looking for 5/6 people from each parish who will prepare together over four sessions, the first of which will be on Tuesday, 25th November at Aquinas College at 7.30 p.m. Baptism preparation is a wonderful ministry of service to the Parish. Please speak with Fr. Pat if you would like to take part or know more about it.
Christmas Fair - A flyer was published last week with the newsletter requesting gifts each week to help ensure that we have a variety of goods for the Fair. Today the request is for tombola gifts, homemade and fancy goods. Next week we are asking for bottles of wines, spirits, Soft drinks etc. Please leave your gifts at the back of Church or bring to the Presbytery. It is important that we all work together to ensure that the Fair is a big success. The date of the Fair is Sunday, 7th December after 10 a.m. Mass.
CAFOD - "Syria, Delivering Aid in a Conflict Zone" is the title for an evening arranged with CAFOD on Thursday, 6th November at the Evron Centre 7.30 - 9.00 p.m. The speaker will be Alan Thomlinson,
CAFOD Emergency Programme Manager-Syria. All are welcome; please pick up a leaflet in Church.
Diocesan Symposium - on the ‘Human Person and Reconciliation' will take place Saturday, 1st November, 10a.m - 4.00 p.m. at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School. See the poster on Notice Board.
Aid to the Church in need - Terry Gorman will be coming to talk at Mass this coming weekend about the work this Papal Charity which supports Christians who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need throughout the world. As we did not take a Collection on World Mission Sunday, we can on this occasion support a particular area where the Church is in urgent need of our support. See the poster!
Parish Finance Parish Finance - Offertory £955.30 Building Fund £15.18 Thank You.
Parish Christmas Raffle - Tickets are now available for you to take at the back of church. Please try and sell as many as you can. The Draw will take place on Wednesday 17th December 2014.