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The Diocese of Shrewsbury is a Registered Charity 234025

Fr Pat Munroe and Deacon Peter Lafferty.


Date: Sunday 1st February 2015

Rev Pat Munroe Rev Francis Nnadi

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deacon: Rev Peter Lafferty


First Mass Saturday 7pm -
Fr Chris Jenkins (Anniversary of Ordination)


Kathleen Wood


Presentation of the Lord

2nd February


A Holy Hour


Fr Dermot Murphy


St. Werburgh

3rd February


Funeral Mass for Mary Shorrocks followed by Interment at Mill Lane Cemetery.



4th February


Vincent Higgins


Memorial Mass for Sister Philomena Gavin at the Evron Centre.


Mass - Intention for Parishioners - followed by Parish Meeting in presbytery.


St. Agatha

5th February


Morning Mass at Evron


Rose Anne Lowarch


The Prayer Group meets. All are welcome.


St. Paul Miki & Companions

6th February


Nellie Littlewood



7th February


In Thanksgiving


From 10am-10.45am; from 6.15pm - 6.45pm and on request.


First Mass of Sunday - John and Bridget Teehan


Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8th February


Harold (Tim) Harper

We also remember Kathleen Wood today.

Your prayers are requested for:

The Sick:

Mrs Mamelka (Fr Tomasz's Mum) Teresa Greenwood, Ann O'Gara, Bill Selby, Mary Hall, Mary Farrell, Ray Brown, Esther McGarrity, Fr Martin Riley, Nick Cook, Hilary Ashcroft, Francesca Ryan, Tom Burns, Tim Mapp, Ton Connell, Mary Devlin, Thomas Summers, Sylvia Piggott, Peter Callaghan, John Redman, Kath Murray, Hilary (Kane) Rustage, Charles Woods, Veronica Lane, Gertrude Ashton, Brian Cox, Fr John Cairns, Sandra Bannatyne, Rufus Henry, Tricia Woolstencroft, Sofia Cahill, Dorothy Waugh, Aine Carrilline, Irene Houndslow, Gillian Singleton, David William, David Whittaker, Bill Thomas, Margaret Burnell, Frank Pritchard, Jo Bacchas, Miriam Henry, Brian Webb, Mary Farrell and Bernard Smallwood. 

May God bless them with healing and peace. Amen.

Lately Dead:

Mary Shorrocks. May she rest in peace, Amen


Joseph Costello, Elsie Draycott, Fr Dermot Murphy, Peter Sheilds Jnr. Smauel Flaherty, Betty Selby, Renee Frances Curtis, Sydney Thomas, Philip Allott, Vincent Oldham, Mary Davies, David Horton, Olwyn Chetwynd, William (Billy) McGill, John McCoy, Ian Hurst.

May they all rest in peace. Amen.

Today's Gospel
- People who heard Jesus preach and saw him heal were said to have been astonished and amazed by the authority of his teaching.  The news about him spread quickly, it could not be contained.  Two thousand years later, the news of Jesus continues to spread through people like you and me. St. Francis of Assisi reminds us that we do this most effectively through ‘action rather than words.'

Time for Mission (2nd-9th May) - Thanks for the warmth of your welcome to Fr. Jim McManus last Sunday and positive response to his coming back for a Mission week in May.  The Healing Service that he led on Friday (23rd) was very well attended, not just by people from the parishes, but also by parishes in the LPA and beyond.  My initial reticence gave way to one of enthusiasm that we host a week long mission to which people within and beyond our parish would be welcome.  It is a great privilege to have someone of the calibre of Fr. Jim, a priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, internationally known with a gentle and spiritual presence. He will be accompanied by a member of his Lay team.

Parish Meeting - Wednesday, 4th February - everyone is welcome to the Presbytery after 7 p.m. Mass. The main item on the Agenda will be to begin planning for the Mission.  With Lent beginning later in the month, ideas new and old to make it a truly special are to be welcomed. The meeting provides a forum for all to exchange ideas that will bear positive fruit for the wellbeing of the Parish. 

Local Pastoral Area- there is a Meeting of LPA representatives at Our Lady's Tuesday (3rd) at 7.00pm.

St. Bernadette's Brinnington - Fr. Pat will be celebrating Mass today at 10 a.m., and having a 6 monthly review meeting with the parishioners afterwards.  Members of the School community have received a specific invitation to pray in remembrance of Mary Teresa Flannery, previous Deputy Headteacher of St. Bernadette's School for many years, who died recently.

Memorial Mass - for Sr. Philomena Gavin at the Evron Centre, Wednesday 4th (February) at 2.00 p.m; parishioners are particularly invited to come.

RCIA - next session will be Thursday, 5th February 7.30 p.m. at the Evron Centre.  The topic will be

The Sacraments of Healing with Sr. Ann Marie leading.

Day for Readers -will take place at St. Vincent's Church, Handley Road,  Bramhall, Saturday, 21st February 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome especially readers.

Mass for Marriage - 14th February -the annual Diocesan Mass for Marriage takes place  Saturday, 14th February, 12 Noon at St. Columba's Church,, Chester CH2 1SA.  Couples who are celebrating special anniversaries this year (25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th) are particularly welcome to this celebratory Mass. Please let Janine have your name and address at the Parish Office so that you can receive a written invitation from Bishop Mark. We have had a few requests. Everyone is welcome!

OASIS FOR CARERS - is a support group for carers based at the Evron Centre on Tuesdays from 10.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. "We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere where people can meet, chat and share experiences with other carers and talk to someone in confidence who understands.  It is a place to let go of tension and the pressures of caring for others and relax for a few hours to rediscover you. We offer complementary therapies such as, Hand and foot massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Yoga, Tai Chi, various craft sessions and Meditations.  We hold informative talks, coping with stress, dealing with difficult behaviour and can assist with information about welfare rights and other issues.  We have a dedicated team of volunteers waiting to welcome you and pamper you.  Our facilities are free to carers.  Donations are gratefully received". If you would like more information. Contact Janine, Tel: 292 7270 on Tuesday's.

Offertory Envelopes - Boxes of Envelopes for the Year commencing 12th April are now available on the table at the back of Church.  If you are new to the Parish and would like a Box please add your name to the list on the Table. There are information leaflets near the boxes.  If you would like further details, including information on Gift Aid or Standing Orders, please telephone Tom Horan on: 0161 487 1717.

Bonanza - We need new members to make it worthwhile. It would help for forms to come in now so that Janine can process them before taking time out for surgery this week. Please join up!

SPUC (Society for the protection for the Unborn Child) - the annual white flower appeal is next weekend (7th/ 8th).  Your generous response is both appreciated and needed for its ongoing work. 

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