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)

Saturday 17th August 2019
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)
Sunday 18th August 2019


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

Columban Missionary Appealwill take place in our two Parishes THIS weekend 18th/19thMay, we welcome them to our Parish.

Saints the Week



Mon. Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major

Tues. Transfiguration of the Lord

Weds. St. Sixtus II & Companions, martyrs;

St. Cajetan

Thurs. St. Dominic

Fri. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Sat. St. Lawrence, Martyr



Parish Finance:

Wolstanton: £

Chesterton: £190.23 100 Club No.68 £32


General Notice


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


Eighteenth Sunday of the Year: The ancient Greeks had a saying ‘Greed is like drinking sea water- the more you drink the thirstier you become.’ In today’s Gospel Jesus warns us to avoid greed in all its forms, through the story of the foolish farmer He reminds us that life on earth is God’s to give & God’s to take away. Greed & envy are the root cause of a great deal of our unhappiness. Jesus uses the man’s death in the story to put wealth & prosperity into their proper perspective by giving us a stark reminder that we are not completely in control of our lives. Jesus is knocking the foolish idea of placing undue emphasis on material riches at the expense of spiritual treasures. Let us not forget life is short, let us make good use of the time God gives us. Have I lived by Christian values? Was I a good parent? A good neighbour? Have I always offered help? Do I value people for who they are in the sight of God?


Music for 11am Due to holidays there are no published music lists for the August holiday period.


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, grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

If you need a priest to visit the sick, please see Fr. Dominic


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 201915thSeptember Home Mission; 22ndSeptember Father Hudson’s Society; 20thOctober APF World Mission Sunday; 3rdNovemberJohnson 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 7thSeptember2019,10.30am at St Wulstan’sPlease contact Margaret Oldham 07751012870 or margaretoldham1964@gmail.comfor information/details.


Our Lady Chapel Myself & our Parish fundraising team are planning to raise money to re furbish & decorate the Lady Chapel. It will cost nearly £8000, so we plan to hold fundraising events in the future. As always, I thank you for your continued generous support & contributions.


St. John Fisher School Mass, From September,straight after our own Primary School Mass I will be celebrating Mass at St John Fisher School, at 10.40am


Eucharistic Service from THISMonday 5thAugust, & every Monday afterwards there will be a Eucharistic Serviceat St Wulstan’s at 9.30am. I would like to ask the Eucharistic Ministers to volunteer to join a rota, so each Monday is covered. Please put your name on the list in the entrance to the Sacristy. Thank you for your support.


Message from Fr Dominic He has arrived home safely, thank you for your prayers.


Dates for your Diary


Kenelm Trust Summer Camp at Alton Castle, for 12-18yr olds. Either 4-8 August or 11-15 August. Full cost £275, bursaries are available making it £195. See details

15thAugust The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mass: 9.30am St Wulstan’s; 6pm St. John’s.

1stSeptember The Choir & Director of Music are away singing at the 11am Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral at the invitation of the Archbishop

5thSeptember 9.30am Whole school Mass new school year.

10thSeptember 7pm Fundraising meeting at St Wulstan’s.

21stSeptember 6pm Year 6 Commitment Mass.

1stOctober 6.30pm Meeting of Eucharistic Ministers & Readers.

10thOctober 6.30pm St Wulstan’s School- Curry Night- Fundraising for the Lady Chapel at St Wulstan’s Food prepared by Fr. Dominic & team.

12thDecember 7pm Confirmation Mass, Celebrant Bishop McGough


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.

Deanery Website: