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.

Sunday 29th November 2020
TimePlaceDetails
1000WolstantonPrivate Prayer at St.Wulstans
1100WolstantonMass Conrad & Eva Mellor .Bradley Family.Live Streamed.First Sunday of Advent

Notices

 

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. Clememt I Pope, Martyr; St. Columban, Abbot, Missionary

 

Tues. St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions, Martyrs

 

Weds. St. Catherine of Alexandria

 

 

 

General Notice

 

Following the Government’s announcement: Churches can only be open for private Prayer & Funerals.

 

All Masses will be said in PRIVATE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 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 remember Sunday obligation is still suspended

 

Please note St Wulstans’ Church will be open for Private Prayer 10-10.30am on Sunday &10.30-11am Wednesday

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

Phone: 01782 626611

Or post through the Presbytery door Thank you

 

Pope’s Prayer Intention November –Artificial Intelligence We Pray that the progress of robotics & artificial intelligence may always serve humankind

 

Parish Finance: Wolstanton: Direct Debit October £679

Chesterton: Direct Debit October £363

Thank you for your continued support

 

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 Please consider donating in this way, if you require any information or help please call Alison Machin at St Wulstans School, 01782 973722 option 5

 

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

 

Month of November, Month of the Holy Souls Mass intention envelopes for November intentions are at the back of Church Please return with your offering to Fr Dominic or place in the Collection boxes.

God Bless

 

Christ the King With the death of nature in evidence all around us, this Feast of Christ The King brings the Liturgical year to an end. Matthew sets the scene with a pictorial impression of the Last Judgement. This immense picture painted in a few words gives a powerful image of Christ assuming the mantle of leadership as a true shepherd & acclaimed as Lord of all creation, ‘when the Son of Man comes in His glory escorted by all the angels, then He will take His seat on His throne of Glory.’ The thought of the day is that when we come face to face with Christ to give an account of our lives it will be both daunting & awesome. We will be held accountable for the conduct of our lives & every act will carry a burden of consequence. Let us take from today’s Gospel the fact that what will give shape & meaning to our lives on earth is the joining together of love of God & love of our neighbour.

 

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.

 

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. (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, oil, chickpeas, tuna, cornflakes, coffee, sugar. Many thanks again. I am sorry we cannot accept clothes, shoes or household items.

 

Livestream of the Rosary Saturday at 5pm access to the livestream will be through the St Wulstan’s Facebook page.

 

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 tonyj27@aol.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.

 

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. For the last Sunday of the current liturgical year the hymns will be fitting for Christ the King.

 

Baptism hopefully after this lockdown, we will be able to offer the Sacrament of Baptism again. If any parents would like their child Baptised, please contact Fr. Dominic (626611) or Mrs Margaret Oldham. (07751012870) The next Baptism Course hopefully will be on Saturday 12th December 10.30am in Church.

 

Second Collections 2020, 22 Nov. Catholic Youth Service, 6 Dec. Poor Parishes,13 Dec. Catholic Evangelisation, 20 Dec. Apostleship of the Sea

 

QR CODE AS OF THE 24TH September 2020 QR codes must be displayed in Church Halls. If you have downloaded the NHS Test & Trace App. onto your smartphone please use the code as you enter our Parish Halls, The Diocese has suggested QR codes are put up in Churches, Please, use the displayed code as you enter our Churches. If you don’t have a smart phone you must sign in as before, paper & pen method. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

 

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.

 

 

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