OUR LADY & THE APOSTLES
Stockport SK3 8BQ
The Diocese of Shrewsbury is
a Registered Charity 234025
Your prayers are requested for:
Today's Feast - The Exhalation of the Holy Cross - has a long history and is greatly revered in the Eastern Church. The discovery of the True Cross is dated to 14th September 320. On 13th September 335 the Churches on Calvary were dedicated and the cross that Helena (mother of Emperor Constantine) discovered was venerated there the next day. The annual commemoration of that event has been celebrated since in praise of the redemption won for us by Christ. The Feast takes precedence over the Sunday; the readings speak of God's amazing love.
Racial Justice Sunday - today the Catholic Church in England and Wales calls on all Christians to pray
earnestly for an end to racism and social inequality. The theme for 2014 is ‘Combating Human Trafficking'. The Church is committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalised people. The Catholic Bishops' office for Migration Policy takes the lead in our work to address the horrors of this modern day form of slavery.
Pope Francis has made the fight against Human Trafficking a priority in his papacy.
Welcome to Fr. Francis Uchenna Nnadi on his first Sunday with us. He comes from the Diocese of Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria. He was ordained a priest on the 18th August 2007. He has held a variety of pastoral posts within parishes in his own Diocese. This is his first visit to England, and so everything will be ever so new to him. Since his arrival on Monday afternoon he has had his first taste of pastoral work with visits to Our Lady's Primary School, Stepping Hill Hospital, home communion visits and the daily celebration of Mass. Please afford him your customary welcome and hospitality. His friend, Fr. Isidore, priest of the same Diocese, will be joining St. Joseph's Parish Birkenhead during the coming week.
St. Bernadette's in Brinnington: Fr. Pat will be celebrating Mass at 10 a.m. today and will have a meeting with the parishioners afterwards. It is anticipated that there will be Mass at St. Bernadette's Church on a Monday morning, this week it will be at 9.15 a.m. with a class from the School coming also. Fr. Francis will celebrate the Sunday Mass at St. Bernadette's next week.
Aquinas College - Mass this week will be on Wednesday at 1.15 p.m. in the Chapel - all are welcome.
There is a Diocesan Schools Mass for all staff and Governors in our Catholic Schools and colleges to mark the begging of the new school/college year on Monday (15th) at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, all are welcome.
St. Vincent de Paul Society -next meeting is on Monday, 15th September at 7.30 p.m. after Mass.
CaFÉ (Catholic Faith exploration) - the next meeting is on Tuesday (16th) at 7.30 p.m. in the Presbytery Lounge. It is a good opportunity to meet together to explore our Catholic faith and enjoy good company.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - On Thursday we had our first meeting at Evron Centre. We next meet on Thursday, 25th in Our Lady's Church at 7.30 p.m. when we will have a guided tour of the Church. It may be a good opportunity for those of you who are thinking about learning / exploring the Catholic faith to come along. The time duration is about 1 hour.
Mass with Anointing of the Sick - will take place Sunday, 28th September 2.30p.m.; with refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre. There are already some names on the list, so now is the time to add your own or the name of someone who has expressed an interest. We particularly welcome those who are unable to get to Mass regularly. If you are ready to volunteer with transport / refreshments please put your name on a separate list.
Family Groups - Group 2 (Mary's Group) meet on Thursday (18th) at 7 p.m. in the Presbytery for Poet's corner. Group 1 (Ian and Catherine's Group) Friday (26th) Presbytery for Bible Fun. There is an open invitation to join existing groups and/or form new groups. Why not visit the Family Groups Notice Board?
Recent Christenings - We welcome our newly baptised Brieanne Wilson and Beau Coghlan.
Catholic Voice - the Autumn Edition is available on the Paper Stall free of charge.
CAFOD'S Novena for Peace - There are regular Masses throughout the Diocese to pray for troubled parts of the world. Next one is on Wednesday (17th) 7.30 p.m. St. Paul's Church Hyde, SK14 2JU.
Bonanza Winners - £50 No. 90 Catherine Gould. £20 No. 81 Robin Chilton. £10 No. 124 M Donohue.
Parish Finance - Offertory Collection: £1100.23 Cafod; £55.95 Building Fund; £14.95 Thank you.
A Call for Assistance! At present there are 8 people, four teams of two, who clean our church. One is over 80 years of age; several others are in their middle seventies. They would appreciate some support. Can you spare 2 hrs once a month to help keep our church clean and tidy? If you can please ring Bill Walker, on Tel; 0161 483 3889.
St. Vincent's Charity Golf Day - Friday, 19th September at Bramhall Golf Club - from 1.30 p.m. Individual Stableford 18 hole - alternative 9 hole. There are lots of prizes. Entrance fee including meal is £37.
Entrance fee for members of Bramhall Golf Club is £20. Non golfers meal only is £16; meal: 8 pm.
Eucharistic Ministers and Readers - A day has been arranged for both by the LPA at St. Vincent's Church, Bramhall. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday, 6th December: Readers: Saturday, 21st February 2014.
Mass for Grandparents - The third Diocesan Mass for grandparents will take place in Our Lady's, Saturday 18th October at 2.00 p.m. It would be wonderful to see as many grandparents and families as possible gathering to celebrate either their own vocation as grandparents or praying for their grandparents. Canon Michael Gannon VG will officiate at the Mass. All are welcome.
Diocesan History Day - Saturday 4th October at St. Mary of the Angels, Hooton, (near Ellesmere Port) CH66 1QJ from 10.30am. There is a poster with an outline programme on the Church Notice Board.