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)

Friday 24th January 2020
1000WolstantonEucharisti Service
Saturday 25th January 2020
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)R.I.P Robert Sayburn (MP)
Sunday 26th January 2020
0915ChestertonMass Kathleen Jenkins R.I.P(TJ)
1100WolstantonMass R.I.P Marjorie Miller (MP)


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. St. Fabian, Pope, Martyr & St. Sebastian, Martyr


Tues. St. Agnes, Martyr


Weds. St. Vincent, Deacon, Martyr


Thurs. St. Nicholas Owen


Fri. St. Francis de Sales, Bishop


Sat. Conversion of St Paul


Parish Finance:


Wolstanton: £234 Holy Places £34

Chesterton: £209.31 100 Club No. 18 £30

General Notice

Please remember the importance of Offering Mass Intentions


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


Second Sunday of the Year: Today we are introduced to Isaiah, Paul & John the Baptist, three people who were chosen by God for specific purposes in life. Isaiah, leader of the Israelites in exile, a light to the nations proclaiming God’s salvation to the ends of the earth. Paul, favoured as an Apostle, a man of mission, particularly to the people of Corinth. John the Baptist, the first witness to Christ. The Gospel reading set on the banks of the river Jordan, is John’s finest hour, announcing the presence of The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Everyone of us has a different path through life, a specific vocation, & purpose. It is up to ourselves whether we achieve it. Each path has its own joys, crisis, satisfaction & problems, to become what God wants us to be our personal choices are hugely significant. Do we move closer or further away from God’s plan? Following Christ is not easy, absolute loyalty & commitment are required, no room for half-heartedness, ‘Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.’


Music for 11am Mass: KYRIE & GLORIA: Missa O Quam Gloriosam-Vittoria, Sacerdotes Domini-Byrd, Iste Confessor-Sacrlatti. Organ Music: Toccata, from Symphony No. 5-Widor


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.


Baptism Preparation Course our next Baptism Preparation Course for parents who are thinking of Baptism for their child/children, will be 1st February 2020, 10.30am at St Wulstan’s. Please contact Margaret Oldham 07751012870 or for information


Second Collections 2020 16 Feb. Pro Life, 1 March Cathedral Maintenance, 8 March CAFOD, 10 April Holy Places, 3 May Clergy Training Fund, 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.

Mass Intentions: Please keep in mind that the tradition of offering Masses for others, particularly the dead, originates in the very early Church. When a priest offers Mass he has three intentions: first, to offer the Mass reverently & validly, second, to offer the Mass in union with the whole Church & for the good of the whole Church, thirdly, to offer the Mass for a particular intention, such as the repose of the soul of someone who has died, or in thanksgiving for another person (such as a birthday). Pope Leo XIII emphasized the connection between the communion of saints with the Mass, ‘The grace of mutual love among the living, strengthened & increased by the Sacrament of the Eucharist, flows, especially by virtue of the Sacrifice of the Mass to all who belong to the communion of Saints.’

To request a Mass intention Please complete the details on one of the envelopes at the back of Church & pass to the Priest or post through the Presbytery door.


Fund raiser St Johns A huge thank you to all who most generously supported our fund- raising endeavour. A marvellous £386.70 was raised. Thank you very much


Red boxes THANK YOU Through the Red Mission Boxes you have raised almost £400 (£395.73) during 2019! Please feel free to hand in your boxes to either Sacristy at your convenience during 2020. Thank you for your continued support.


Support for refugees & asylum-seekers living locally A huge thank you for your most generous donations over the Christmas period. Please continue your support of these vulnerable people with donations of non-perishable foodstuffs & toiletries.


The God who speaks Scripture is the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer & worship. 2020 is the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ & the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. Inspired by this our Bishops have decided this year will be the year to inspire & encourage us all to read, pray & understand the Bible more. A second initiative is the re consecration of England as the Dowry of Mary. To mark this year the Archbishop has asked that we pray the Angelus before each Mass over the coming year. A prayer card is available at the back of Church.


Dates for your Diary


18th January 6pm YR4 Family Mass, readings for feast of St Wulstan

8th February International CAFOD meal 7.30pm

26th February Ash Wednesday Mass 9.30am St. Wulstan’s , 6pm St John’s

29th February 6pm YR3 Family Mass

3rd March Meeting for Year 3 First Holy Communion Parents.

21st March Lenten Retreat at St Wulstan’s 10am-4pm led by Fr, David Oakely

24th March First Confession for YR3 First Holy Communion children, 6.30pm

Livesimply tip of the week: Recycle, re-use, donate to Charity

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: