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)

All masses and public acts of service are suspended from the evening of Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please download the Bishops statement on the RC response to Coronavirus here (in Word format) or view it in PDF format

Parishioners are also reminded that Father Dominic will still say Mass for us each day privately. Also do remember to keep bringing your donations for asylum seekers - Carmel will collect them each Sunday - the need is greater now than ever.

Monday 25th May 2020
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1000WolstantonChristian Meditation - Email: webmaster@saintwulstans.org.uk for details
1930ChestertonChristian Meditation - Email: webmaster@saintwulstans.org.uk for details
Tuesday 26th May 2020
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0000WolstantonMass Michael Lloyd R.I.P(E&MG)(W)
Wednesday 27th May 2020
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0000WolstantonMass Eileen Grant R.I.P(Ch)
Thursday 28th May 2020
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0000WolstantonMass Maria Bester (E&MG)(W)
Friday 29th May 2020
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0000WolstantonMass Michael Lloyd R.I.P(W)
Saturday 30th May 2020
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0000WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)Michael Peacock (E&MG)(W)
Sunday 31st May 2020
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0000WolstantonMass Mary & Eric Stubbs R.I.P

Notices

Coronavirus Service Suspension - Notice for Parishioners

As there will be no further Masses from the evening of Friday 20th onwards, please remember to save your weekly offerings so that you can give them when normality returns. The church cannot survive without these!

Regular Weekly Events at Wolstanton

FOR COMMUNITY CENTRE BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES Please note no new bookings being taken at the moment during the current Corona Virus situation


Saints the Week

 

 

Mon. St. Bede the Venerable

 

Tues. St. Philip Neri

 

Weds. St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

 

Fri. Solemnity of the Dedication

 

Sun. Pentecost

 

 

 

General Notice

Important notice Due to the on -going situation with Corona Virus, and the announcement from our Diocese, NO MASSES will be said for a congregation until further notice. Fr Dominic will continue to say Mass in PRIVATE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS every day, Masses will be said for the Intentions printed on the Newsletter.

 

Fr. Dominic will say ALL Masses at St Wulstan’s A copy of the Newsletter will be displayed at both Churches and will be available on the Church Website and School face book page. Thank you for your support in this matter.

 

Please continue to send Mass intention requests via the email:saintwulstans1203@gmail.com

Phone: 01782 626611

Or post through the Presbytery door

 

Pope’s Prayer Intention May–For Deacons We Pray that Deacons, faithful in their service to the Word & the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.

 

 

Parish Finance: Wolstanton: Direct Debit March £563; April: £556

Chesterton: Direct Debit March £248; April: £298

 

If you would like to set up a standing order to donate to our Parish please visit the following page on the Diocesan website

https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/finance-resources

 

Wolstanton & Chesterton: Thank you to all those who donate their collection via Direct Debit,

 

Seventh Sunday of Easter The Last Supper took place on an April evening in Jerusalem some two thousand years ago, todays Gospel from St John gives us a summary of the words Jesus spoke, His farewell address to those who had been His constant companions. There is a mystery & beauty about the high priestly prayer of Christ as He expresses to the Father what is deepest within himself. The apostles must have listened attentively as He stood in their midst, making special mention of them, the chosen ones who were to take up the challenge of spreading the Good News. Knowing the difficulties they would face, He asks the Father to protect them from evil & for them to be a good influence & example to all they meet. As we listen to Christ’s perfect Prayer we are conscious of the imperfection of our own prayer. Without prayer our lives are impoverished, prayer is absolutely necessary if there is to be a deepening of spirituality & enrichment of our lives. Prayer has become a lost treasure that helps to make sense of our lives & put our problems into perspective, without prayer our lives are impoverished.

 

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 call 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.

 

Condolences to The family and friends of Michael John Lloyd who passed away on 16th May. His funeral service will be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday 5th June. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

 

Supporting refugees & asylum-seekers living locally Thanks to parishioners for the ongoing supply of food/toiletries. Since the lockdown we have seen increased donation, so a huge thanks, & for passing the message on to friends & neighbours. While our Churches remain locked, donations can be left in my porch, 60 Sparch Hollow, Maybank, ST5 9PF. (carmel.dennison@ntlworld.com) Items that are now requested are: shower gel, shampoo, washing up liquid, nappies-newborn, size 4, size 5 only. Tins of red kidney beans, tins of tomatoes, pasta, cornflakes, coffee, sugar. Many thanks again.

 

 

 

CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal COVID 19 is affecting vulnerable people in all societies in the UK & in developing countries. In some countries there are almost no intensive care beds or ventilators. The coronavirus in these areas is likely to be devastating & will exacerbate the inequalities & injustices that these people already face. You can help by donating & adding your name to a petition on line at: cafod.org.uk/coronavirus. By working together to tackle this crisis, we will be able to start to rebuild our common home. Many thanks.

 

Second Collections 2020, 24 May Catholic Communications, 21 June Day For Life, 28 June Peter’s Pence, 12 July Apostleship of the Sea, 20 Sept. Catholic Evangelisation, 27 Sept. Father Hudson’s Society, 4 Oct. CAFOD, 18 Oct. APF World Mission, 1 Nov. Johnson Association, 22 Nov. Catholic Youth Service, 6 Dec. Poor Parishes.

 

Our Parish has volunteers ready to help if you are/or know of any people in the Parish who need help & support Please see the face book page or call Fr. Dominic, Thank you for all your support. LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER.

 

May is the month of Mary Throughout this month let us bring all our intentions & prayers before our Lady, asking for her care & protection from all infirmities & ailments, particularly during this time of pandemic.

‘Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us’

 

Sunday 24th May 2020 the 11am Mass will celebrate the 60year marriage of John & Jean Plumb, & the 45th anniversary of the death of Jean’s father, Jim Hudson. John & Jean’s marriage service at St Wulstans newly built Church in1960 was one of the earliest & Jim Hudson was our Parish Choirmaster for 42years prior to his death in 1975

 

Prayer:

Do not look forward anxiously to what might happen tomorrow, the same Everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow, and every day….

Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it…

Be at peace then and put aside any anxious thoughts and imaginings.

 

Act of Spiritual Communion Please say at Communion:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and desire to receive you into my Soul. Since I can not at this moment receive you Sacramentally, come at least Spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from you.

Amen.

Livesimply tip of the week: Look out for each other

https://cafod.org.uk/content/download/29754/339060/version/4/file/LiveSimply%20-%20A4%20100%20Ideas%20list.pdf

Contact Details

 

 

Priests’ House: 01782 626611

Email : office@saintwulstans.org.uk  website: www.saintwulstans.org.uK

 

 

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: www.northstaffsdeanery.org.uk