Saint Wulstan's Newsletter

(Maintained by Alison and Andy Machin)

You will find the news, dates & parish notices further down this page.

Mass and Meeting Times

(Mass unless otherwise stated)

Tuesday 19th February 2019
1830WolstantonSVP (in the cloister, near the sacristy, in church)
Wednesday 20th February 2019
0930ChestertonExposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1000ChestertonMass Sister E Doualive
1900WolstantonLectio Divina - Email: for details
Thursday 21st February 2019
0930WolstantonMass Gerard & Chris McMullen
Friday 22nd February 2019
1000WolstantonMass Anna Rossi R.I.P (RS)
Saturday 23rd February 2019
1000ChestertonMass The Marian Community Manchester
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)Deceased Family of Mick & Ellen Gould
Sunday 24th February 2019
0915ChestertonMass Betty & Arthur Davies (AL)(SF)
1100WolstantonMass Michael & Freda Bell R.I.P & Families (A&AB)


Regular Weekly Events at Wolstanton

Confessions:  Monday & Friday before Mass, and Saturday after Mass until 10.30am & 5.15pm-5.45pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: St Wulstan's Wolstanton:Fridays 9.30-10am.St John's Chesterton Wednesdays 9.30-10am

SVP:   7.30pm  every Tuesday in the cloister after Mass (Tel. 07923140746)

Lectio Divina:  7.00pm - 8.30pm every Wednesday at 2 Woolliscroft Ave


Saints the Week

Thurs. St. Peter Damian, Bishop


Fri. Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Apostle


Sat. St. Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr

General Notice


Coffee Morning after 9.15am Mass at Chesterton, and after 11am Mass at Wolstanton


Sixth Sunday of Ordinary time, The Gospel of today’s Mass plunges us into the Beatitudes. Here we discover the values Christ held up before His disciples. We need a spiritual vision & spiritual values to live by if we are to achieve the fulfilment God intends for us. What Jesus proposes is that we live by Gospel values & not by our own natural impulses. God our Father help us to see with eyes of Faith, the truly important things of life & give us the courage to livre them.


Music for 11am KYRIE & GLORIA Missa Brevis-A.Gabrieli; Gustate et Videte-Isaac; Organ Music Praeludium in D minor-Bohm


Prayers: Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or ill, those who are housebound and those who care for them. Also remember those who have died recently: and all whose anniversaries are about this time. Eternal rest, unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


The Royal Stoke University Hospital ring the Chaplaincy Office on 01782 676400 & leave a name & ward number. If you, or someone you know, becomes ill & is no longer able to get to Mass PLEASE inform Fr Dominic.


Second Collections for 2019 3rdMarch Cathedral Maintenance; 17thMarch CAFOD; 19th April Holy Places; 12thMay Clergy Training Fund; 2ndJune Catholic Communications; 16thJune Day For Life; 30thJune Peter’s Pence; 14thJuly Apostleship of the Sea; 15thSeptember Home Mission; 22ndSeptember Father Hudson’s Society; 20thOctober APF World Mission Sunday; 3rdNovember Johnson Association; 24thNovember Catholic Youth Service; 8thDecember Poor Parishes.


Baptism Preparation Course our next BaptismPreparation Course for parents who are thinking of Baptism for their child/children, will be 2ndMarch 2019,

10.30am at St Wulstan’sPlease contact Margaret Oldham 07751012870 or margaretoldham1964@gmail.comfor information/details.


Supporting asylum-seekers & refugees living locally We urgently require weekly donations of non- perishable food & also toiletries, to support these vulnerable people. See Noticeboard in the Church porch for suggested foodstuffs. Many thanks for your great kindness in the past.



Our Lady of Sorrows Knutton the pews have gone to a Catholic Church in Oxford in return we have acquired their chairs which are in the community centre.


St Wulstan’s & St John’s S.V.P are collecting good quality shoes & new socks for the homeless, there is a box for your donations at the back of Church. Thank you


Readers at Mass Wolstanton readers are asked to look out for the new Reader’s Rota & note their turns; Readers need to have a Missal to help them prepare. As advertised here on the Newsletter, there are still some available; Parishioners who attend one of the Sabbath Masses regularly, are invited to offer their services. Please try to encourage others in the congregation to offer their services too


Young at Heart is a new Fr Hudson’s Community Project based at St John’s Parish Centre Chesterton. Every two weeks 1.30-3.30pm all welcome £1 per session, tea, coffee, biscuits plus speakers, singers & good company.


CTS 2019 Sunday Missal year C New copies of this Missal (purple cover) have arrived & are on sale at the back of Church. The price as we have ordered significantly fewer than last year is £5.95. They are on a first come first served basis so don’t delay. Buy one & pray, today. For further details contact Tony Jenkins 07968130293


Stamps for Charity Thank you to all those who save & donate used postage stamps, please remember to continue to do so.


Dates for your Diary


Sunday 17thFebruary 8pm meeting of St Wulstan’s & St John’s CAFOD Group at 30 Woodland Avenue. All welcome

Saturday 23rdFebruary 7.30pmCAFOD INTERNATIONAL MEAL at St Wulstan’s Community Centre Tickets available shortly. Contact Gerry (717311) or John (631707) for further information.

Pub Games evening for all ex-St. Joseph’s pupils in aid of North Staffs Link line to be held at the school on the evening of 2ndMarch 2019. To obtain tickets please contact Gerard Whitehurst on 07966015221 or email soon as possible for numbers. Tickets £20/head including buffet. Never has so much fun….been gathered under one roof!

9thMarch 6pm Yr3 Commitment Mass we welcome the children who will be making their First Holy Communion & their families

12thMarch 6.30pm Meeting for First Holy Communion Parents School Hall


Ash Wednesday 6thMarch

Two Parishes Lenten Retreat 16thMarch talk given by Fr John Udris from Oscott College. Please do your best to attend Please put your name on the list at the back of Church

Palm Sunday 14thApril

Easter Sunday 21stApril

First Holy Communion 11am 15thJune

Parish Finance:

Wolstanton: £329.50

Chesterton: £196.87 100 Club No.50 £33

Contact Details

Parish Office: 01782 617393

Priests’ House: 01782 626611

Email :  website:

Community Centre Bookings:

  • Wolstanton : 01782-617393 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm; Friday: 9.30 - 6.30pm)
  • Chesterton : 01782-617393 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm; Friday: 9.30 - 6.30pm)
  • St W’s School: 01782 296140

Sites’ and Office Manager : 01782 617393 Mon, Tues, Thurs. 8-2; Fri 12-6

Hospital Chaplain : 01782 676400 Fr Michael Puljic is the new Hospital Chaplain,he is employed for 3 full days other emergency cover is being provided by a number of people. Communion rota to the wards is continuing.

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