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.

Wednesday 1st April 2020
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0000WolstantonMass Poppy Neal R.I.P(Ch)
Thursday 2nd April 2020
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0000WolstantonMass Terry Connor R.I.P(RS)(W)
Friday 3rd April 2020
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0000WolstantonMass Deceased members of the Gibson family(W)
Saturday 4th April 2020
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0000WolstantonMass K Sheppard ints.(W) Peter & Christine Long & family
Sunday 5th April 2020
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0000WolstantonMass Paddy Beirne R.I.P(MP)(W)Kathleen Proudman R.I.P(MM)(Ch)Palm Sunday

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

 

 

Thurs. St. Francis of Paola, Hermit

 

 

Fri. First Friday of the Month

 

 

Sat. St. Isidore, Bishop

 

 

Sun. Palm Sunday

 

 

Parish Finance:

 

 

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.

 

 

Pope’s Prayer Intention March– Catholics in China We Pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.

 

Parish Finance:

Wolstanton & Chesterton Thank you to all those who donate their collection via Direct Debit, Please, consider doing this during the current Corona Virus situation Thank you for your continued support

 

 

Fifth Sunday of Lent: We have all been let down at one time or another by friends, so we can readily understand the disappointment of Martha & Mary when Jesus, who was their close family friend, failed to turn up at the sick bed of their brother. At the sight of their tears Jesus was broken hearted& not ashamed to show His feelings. We can only imagine their surprised joy as they embraced their brother. They had never for one moment doubted that Jesus’ power over life & death was absolute. The real focus of this miracle is belief, Jesus is the life- giving word of God. The seed of new life was planted in each of us at our Baptism through our sincere & generous co operation it is gradually deepened by the Holy Spirit. As Lent approaches its climax we are being challenged to re new our Baptismal calling by rooting out those obstacles that stand between God & us, so that we can walk refreshed into the new life of Easter. The Lord is standing at the door of our hearts, calling us from the shadows, to come into the sunshine & walk in the fullness of life.

 

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.

 

Condolences to the family & friends of Teresa Donlon who died this week, Please remember her in your prayers, May she 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 2020, 10 April Holy Places, 3 May Clergy Training Fund, 24 MayCatholic Communications, 21 June Day For Life, 28 June Peter’s Pence, 12 JulyApostleship 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.

 

 

Support for refugees & asylum-seekers living locally. Please continue your support of these vulnerable people particularly at this difficult time, with donations of non-perishable foodstuffs & toiletries. Please leave donations at the Presbytery door.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Prayer: Dear Guardian Angel, go for me to the Church, there kneel down at Mass for me. At the Offertory take me to God, and offer Him my service: What I am, what I have, offer as my gift. At the Consecration, with your seraphic strength, adore my Saviour truly present, praying for those who have loved me, for those who have offended me, and for those now deceased, that the Blood of Jesus may purify them all. During Holy Communion, bring to me the Body & Blood of Jesus uniting Him with me in Spirit, so that my heart may become His dwelling place. Plead with Him, that through His sacrifice all people throughout the world may be saved. When Mass ends, bring home to me and to every home, the Lord’s blessing. 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