Parish Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
A joint pilgrimage for St Teresa’s and St Wilfrid’s parishes will be made to Medjugorje, in Bosnia/ Herzegovina on 2nd—9th October 2014 through Joe Walsh Tours. (see poster at the back of Church). The cost of the week-long pilgrimage is £499pp for two sharing a room. This includes flights from Manchester to Dubrovnik; transfers from the airport to Medjugorje; half board accommodation in a guesthouse close to St. James’ Church; full religious programme and the services of a Joe Walsh Tour representative, plus guided tours of the apparition sites. (single rooms are subject to availability and will be limited, a supplement of £112 will apply) NOTE: There is a £100 reduction in the cost for those who can pay the full amount by the beginning of December 2013 i.e. £399. payments can be made by cheque/credit card/ cash etc. Numbers are limited and so anyone interested is advised to contact Denise Pursall on 0151 474 1984 as soon as possible to reserve a place. The Parish Priests from both churches will accompany the group – Fr Chris Fallon, St Teresa’s and Fr Andrew Unsworth, St Wilfred’s, as Spiritual Directors.
Remembering our loved ones – Bereavement mass
Our special Mass for the Bereaved will be celebrated next Sunday, 17th November at 6pm. This is when we remember especially those who have died during the past year. During this Mass these names are called out and a member of their family invited to come forward and light a candle in their memory.
The names of all those whose funerals were celebrated in our church during the last year are automatically on the list, (the names of loved ones who have recently died from other parishes may be added by filling in a purple slip found at the back of church). After the names have been read out anyone else who wishes to light a candle in memory of their loved ones will then be invited to do so. During the month of November, we have at least three ways of remembering our loved ones who have died. We can put their names into a November Dead list envelope so that they will be remembered at all Masses celebrated in St Teresa’s during the month of November. November Dead List envelopes will be available at the back of church, please note that these names are NOT called out at the Bereaved Mass.
Finally, if we haven’t already done so, we can add their names to the Memorial Book that we have in church (contact the parish office to find out how to do this).
Advent Retreat at Wistaston Hall, Crewe – Fr. Frank Santucci OMI
You are invited to attend an Advent Retreat entitled “Hope amidst shattered dreams”. Fr. Frank will be exploring this theme and we may discover how having this hope enables us to make a difference in our world. The event is being offered twice at Wistaston Hall, Crewe, from Nov. 29th – Dec. 1st and Dec. 2nd – Dec. 4th. For more information: please contact Mr. Kirk Jacob at Partners in Mission Office on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 020 7624 7296
Do you have a First Holy Communion suit or dress that you could donate to a pupil at our school? All donations of clothes and accessories will be greatly appreciated. Please bring any items into either the Priests house or to the school office. Thank you.
Christmas stock has arrived! Get in early before all the lovely Christmas cards, calendars and crib sets have gone. We also stock a wide range of items, why not call into the shop after mass at the weekend?
Prisons week 2013 “Stand in the Light!”
Prisons week was formed to pray for and raise awareness of the needs of prisoners and their families, victims of offenders, prison staff and all those who care. It consists of representatives of Christian denominations and Christian organisations. Please pray each day during Prisons Week, but also ask yourself whether there is one thing you can do to assist in any of the above. For suggestions in how you can help, to make a donation or order prayer leaflets/posters, please visit our website at http://www.prisonsweek.org You may also write to: The Secretary, Prisons week, PO Box 2733, Lichfield, WS13 6GZ
Journey in Faith Group
Our Journey in faith group for people who are thinking of becoming Catholic has moved its meeting to 5.00pm on Sundays, just before the Mass at 6.00pm. If you know anyone who would like to join us, please encourage them to get in touch the parish office.
Many thanks to those who continue to contribute to our Foodbank Appeal, you are all so very generous. We are still collecting and need your help! Food can be dropped off at the priests house. All this food goes out to people in our community!
Winning numbers for draw on 6th November 2013:
1; 7; 19; 22 Two consolation prizes of £25 each; 279161; 279297
No winner of the Jackpot of £600 (subject to re scrutiny). Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £900. Many thanks to all who support OUR Parish Lottery and to the team who run it for us. Your support is really appreciated!
Service this week
|Monday 11th November||9.00am||Eucharistic Service & Rosary & Exposition|
|Tuesday 12th November||9.00am7.30pm||Mass, Rosary& ExpositionNovena|
|Wednesday 13th November||9.00am12.00
|Service, Rosary & ExpositionRequiem
|Thursday 14th November||9.00am||Mass, Rosary & Exposition|
|Friday 15th November||9.00am||Mass, Rosary & Exposition|
|Saturday 16th November
|Eucharistic Service & RosaryBaptisms
|Sunday 17th November33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Journey in Faith Meeting
Your prayers are asked for those who have died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur about this time. May they rest in peace. Please pray for all those who are lonely or housebound, for those who are sick, at home or in hospital, and all those visited by our Eucharistic Ministers.