OUR LADY & THE APOSTLES
Stockport SK3 8BQ
The Diocese of Shrewsbury is
a Registered Charity 234025
We welcome the families of children preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist at 10.00 a.m. Mass. It is the beginning of a special week. On Tuesday afternoon at 2.30 p.m. the children will visit the Church for a guided tour and workshop. They will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on either Friday 2.30 p.m. or next Saturday at 10.00 am. Let us support one another in prayer.
Stockport Catholic Schools "Together in Faith" - this annual event to promote awareness among pupils and staff of the Stockport Catholic Schools and Colleges that they belong to a wider Catholic family across the Borough; a family which is supported by three different Dioceses - Salford, Shrewsbury and Nottingham - took place in Our Lady's Parish Centre and Church on Friday. The theme this year was "Blessed are the Peacemakers" to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. It was a very memorable occasion, which we were privileged to host. The chaplains of Harrytown, St. Anne's, St. James and Aquinas College deserve special recognition for organising the event.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) -next meeting: Thursday 27th 7.30 pm. in the Evron Centre.
Fr. Pat will give a presentation on the Liturgical Year to which anyone is welcome to come to.
Old Gregorian's Annual Mass for deceased former pupils and teachers of St. Gregory's High School, Ardwick Green, Manchester to be celebrated at St. Kentigern's Church, Fallowfield, M14 7DW on Friday, 28th November 7.30 p.m., followed by a gathering in St. Kentigern's Social Club. Further information from Terry O'Neill 442 6839 or email@example.com
Baptism Preparation Course - Two people from Our Lady' have signed up for the LPA Baptism preparation course which begins at Aquinas College, Tuesday, 25th November at 7.30 p.m. We would welcome some more. Please speak with Fr. Pat if you would like to take part or to know more about it.
Christmas Fair - thanks for the gifts that are trickling in; however the stock of goods is quite low. Today the appeal is for groceries. Next week the appeal is for boxes of chocolates and boxes of biscuits. The Fair is our major fundraising and social event in the year and it is most important for a renewed commitment to help ensure at is a great success. You can bring your gifts to the Presbytery or place them in the box near the back of the Church. The Fair is Sunday, 7th December after 10 a.m. Mass.
Christmas Raffle Tickets are available from the Church; please take some books and ask others also.
Family Groups - The Christmas Gathering for the Parish is Sunday, 14th December after Mass.
Recent Christenings - We welcome into the family of the Church Noah Paul Harrop who was baptised here last Sunday. We rejoice with his family at this special time for them.
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.
All Eucharistic Ministers are particularly encouraged to take part in he day, Saturday 6th December.
Parish Finance - Offertory £994.04 / Building Fund £31.37 / Cafod £46.40. Thank you.
Offertory Envelopes - If anyone would like a box of envelopes please add your name to the list at the back of Church. There are also new leaflets relating to Gift Aid. If you are in a position to Gift Aid your donation please indicate on the list and a form, which takes two minutes to complete, will be sent to you. Any questions you may have regarding Offertory envelopes please contact Tom Horan on 487 1717.
Season of Advent begins next Sunday. There will be Prayer and Adoration each Sunday from 4.00-5.00 p.m. in Church. There will be Morning Prayer - Monday to Friday - at 10.00 a.m. though this may vary on occasion, so please check on the newsletter. We also hope to have some Advent resources available for prayer and reflection next Sunday. Let us make it a season of reflection and prayer.
The times of Masses for Christmas will be similar to last year namely: 8.00 p.m. (beginning with Carols from 7.30 p.m.) Midnight, 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.