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You will find the news, dates & parish notices further down this page.
(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.
|Saturday 27th February 2021|
|1730||Chesterton||Mass Joquim De Saiya R.I.P(A&GS)Mass with Congregation|
|Sunday 28th February 2021|
|1100||Wolstanton||Mass Christopher Kelly (AK).With Congregation and live streamed|
FOR COMMUNITY CENTRE BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES Please note no new bookings being taken at the moment during the current Corona Virus situation
Mon. Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Apostle
Tues. St. Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr
Fri. Lent Fast Day-CAFOD
Mass will be said with a congregation at St Wulstan’s on a Friday 10.30am; Sunday at 9am & 11am & at St John’s on a Saturday at 5.30pm. Guidelines still apply, restricted numbers, signing in, wearing of face masks, hand sanitising.
All Masses for the rest of the week will be said in PRIVATE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, Masses will be said for the Intentions printed on the Newsletter. Except for 5.30pm Saturday, 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 remember Sunday obligation is still suspended
Please continue to send Mass intention requests via the email:email@example.com
Phone: 01782 626611
Or post through the Presbytery door Thank you
Pope’s Prayer Intention February–Violence Against Women – We Pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society & have their sufferings considered & heeded.
Parish Finance: Wolstanton: Direct Debit January £676 Collection banked £258.35
Chesterton: Direct Debit January £473
Thank you for your continued support
First Sunday of Lent (Year B) We have hopefully, all begun to notice, the days getting longer, flowers & trees swelling with new growth, nature awakening from its slumber. It is not by chance that the Church has set aside the Springtime as a reminder that we too, have to awaken Spiritually & take stock of the direction of our lives. The Lenten call to repentance is as relevant today as it was to those who flocked to hear Jesus preach some two thousand years ago. The world we live in seems to have lost its way, void of meaning. Our sense of emptiness increases as our reliance on material possessions blocks out our Spiritual values. This Lenten period is a time to turn to God with our whole heart & focus on the values & attitudes of mind that helps us live as Jesus would have us live. It is a season of grace, our Prayers, Fasting & Almsgiving are to be carried out in a spirit of joy, not sadness, let us become better people. WITHOUT GOD WE ARE BUT DUST & ASHES, BUT WITH GOD WE ARE MORE PRECIOUS THAN SILVER & GOLD.
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.
My Condolences to Val Milward on the recent loss of her husband, Terry, Parishioners from Our Lady’s Knutton & St John’s. Terry’s funeral Mass has taken place at Sacred Heart Hanley, May he rest in peace, please remember Val & her family in your Prayers.
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.
Supporting refugees & asylum-seekers living locally Thanks to parishioners for the ongoing supply of food/toiletries. Donations can be left in St Wulstan’s Church porch or dropped off at my porch, 60 Sparch Hollow, Maybank, ST5 9PF. (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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, oil, chickpeas, tuna, cornflakes, coffee, sugar. Many thanks again. I am sorry we cannot accept clothes, shoes or household items.
Chesterton Parish can bring donations to Saturday Evening Mass & pass to Tony Jenkins/Kathy Winter
Parish Newsletter Larger Print Version If you would like to receive a larger print version by email please send an email to Tony Jenkins on email@example.com & he will add you to the Parish Newsletter distribution list. Your email details are hidden from everyone on the list to maintain Data protection.
2021 Boxed Collection Envelopes are available to collect from the back of Church.
Hymn Singing if you are missing singing hymns in Church at the moment, I can offer you the chance to join our Sunday Hymns by Zoom! If you would like to join the 10am Hymns & Prayers, please email Tony Jenkins to be added to the list.
Baptism, Unfortunately, due to the current Tier system & restrictions there will be no Baptisms until after Easter. If you have any queries please contact Fr. Dominic (626611) or Mrs Margaret Oldham. (07751012870)
Google You Tube & search St Wulstans Wolstanton, click on the Church page and the correct date for the Mass/service Please remember the live streaming will not start until the actual time of the Mass/Service.
Lent 2021 Live Streamed from St Wulstan’s, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, (starting 19th Feb.) every Friday morning, 10-10.30am, followed by Mass. Also starting Friday 19th (& every Friday through Lent) Stations of the Cross, by zoom, 7pm. (If you would like to join please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Adult Instruction Are you interested in knowing more about the Catholic Faith & maybe joining the Church? Adult instruction will begin this year with a short online Alpha Course & then continue for those wishing to further explore the Catholic Faith. All welcome, practising Catholics, lapsed & those of no religious background at all. We will be joining people from the Parishes of Holy Trinity & St Teresa’s. To register go to www.catholictrentvale.org.uk & complete the online form. Alpha will run on Zoom on Thursday evenings 7.30-8.30pm from 4th Feb-25th March. For more information telephone Barbara Davies 07401201272.
CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2021 The Big Walk! Abdella lives in an extremely remote & mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes him TEN HOURS a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he ha no time for anything else. Give today to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water & to provide other vital support. Donate on line at cafod.org.uk/give or by using one of the envelopes, or via text Text LENT to 70460 to donate £10. John Chadburn or other members of the CAFOD group are walking alongside Abdella this Lent by challenging themselves to walk 10,000 steps every day for 40 days. Give your support at justgiving.com/fundraising/John-Chadburn1
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 cannot, 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 .
Deanery Website: www.northstaffsdeanery.org.uk