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St Chad's, South Hill, Whittle-le-Woods

Serving the Catholic Community at South Hill since 1791

St Chad's, South Hill, 237 Town Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 8AJ    Tel. 01257 270162

Priest-in-charge:  Fr Patrick (Patsy) Foley

 Administrator:  Fr Francis Marsden VF

website:   www.stchads-southhill.org

PENTECOST SUNDAY           20th May 2018

MASSES                                                                                                         INTENTIONS                                                 FEASTS

May 19th                Saturday  5.00 pm  Vigil MASS                                      Maureen Hughes

May 20th                Sunday  9.00 am   MASS                                                Philip Gaughan

May 21st                Monday   No Mass or Eucharistic Service

May 22nd               Tuesday 9.15 am  MASS with Class 2                           Special Intention (40th Anniversary)          St Rita of Cascia

May 23rd                Wednesday 9.15 am   Eucharistic Service

May 24th                Thursday   9.15 am   MASS                                            Patricia McNicholas

May 25th                Friday  No Mass or Eucharistic Service                                                                                                St Bede,  St Gregory VII,  St Mary Magdalen of Pazzi

May 26th                Saturday  5.00pm  Vigil MASS                                       Bernard Gray                                                 St Philip Neri

May 27th                Sunday   9.00 am   MASS                                               Parishioners

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:  Saturday 4.00pm          CONFESSIONS: Saturday 4.15 - 4.45pm.   The  ROSARY is said at 8.55am before Mass / Eucharistic Service.

ST BEDE'S MASS TIMES:  Saturday 6.30pm, Sunday 10.30 am,  Wednesday and Friday 9.15am.

SICK AND HOUSEBOUND:  George Morris,  Peter Deacon, Thomas Woodruff,  Amy Greenhalgh,  Bernard Sweeney,  Margaret Gray,  Thomas Hesse,  Ray Briant,  Vincent Cahill,  Grace,  Anna Leonard

If anyone has a family member or friend you would like to be included in the Sick and Housebound List please inform Fr Patsy.  Similarly, if anyone who is currently on the list no longer wishes or needs to be included please leave a note for Fr Patsy in the Sacristy

IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO IS SICK OR HOUSEBOUND and would appreciate a visit please let Fr Patsy know either at church or at the presbytery on 01257 270162. The same for anyone who can no longer manage to get to church and would like to receive Holy Communion regularly at home, and for enquiries about baptisms or marriages.

MASS REQUESTS:  Please pass all requests for Masses to Fr Patsy, preferably using the forms and envelopes available in the porch.  If you wish to Gift Aid your donation you will need to complete a Gift Aid form (available in the porch),  even if you have already completed one for other donations. Thank you.

COLLECTIONS:  The Offertory collection last weekend amounted to £415.55, including £259.50 gift aided.

READERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND:  Sat 26th. D Dunn,   Sun 27th.  M Rigby

MASS ROTAS:  New rotas are available in the porch for Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

GIFT-AID ENVELOPE PACKS for the 2018/19 tax year are now available at the back of church.  If you Gift-Aid your donations, please collect yours before the start of the new Tax year (unless you pay by Standing Order)

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MASS:  The first Dementia Friendly Mass to celebrate Pentecost and Dementia Action Week will be said on Pentecost Sunday, 20th May, at 3pm at Holy Rosary Parish Church, Altway, Aintree, Liverpool. L10 2LG.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in the parish hall and everyone is welcome. For more information please ring 0151 522 1040.

COFFEE MORNING:  There is a Coffee Morning today (Sun 20th May) after the 9am Mass. Some of the money raised will be used by the Knit and Natter group to buy wool and fabric to make articles for various charities in the Third World and for local neo-natal units.

RIGHT TO LIFE:  The Annual Sponsored Walk takes place in Clitheroe on 28th May.  Details and sponsor forma are on the noticeboard at the back of church.  If anyone is interested in doing the walk, please take a sponsor form and the contact details of the Walk organiser.

APF/MILL HILL:  Thank you to all parishioners who regularly donate to the 'Foreign Missions' APF/Mill Hill.  The annual total for 2017 was £1647.81.  Thank you to the team of promoters who distribute the Mission Today magazine and collect donations - Marie Gray, Agnes Paul, Marie Smith, Joe and Marion Walmsley, Pauline Wilson and Shelagh Young, who has now retired from the team after almost 40 years of service.  Shelagh's long-term commitment was recently acknowledged by APF/Mill Hill with the award of a certificate and medal of appreciation.  If you do not currently make a regular donation to APF/Mill Hill please consider doing so; it would be good to have a few more in the scheme and it is quite easy to do.  If you would like to join our team of promoters and look after a small round of collections then your help would be greatly appreciated.  For further information please contact Peter Snape (01257 233467) or any of the team of promoters.

COME, CELEBRATE THE CHILD:  The Annual Family Celebration Mass and fun day will take place on Sunday 1st July at Notre Dame Catholic College, Great Homer St., Liverpool L5 5AF.  A picnic (please bring your own) and fun activities will start at 1pm followed by Mass at 3pm celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon.  More information from The Safeguarding Office at LACE on 0151 522 1043.

ST CHAD'S BOWLING CLUB is looking for new members, ladies and men.  If you are interested please phone Gerald Matthews, 01257 273855

LITTLE CHURCH NEEDS NEW HELPERS:  If you are interested in helping run our Little Church sessions for the children, or would like to find out more, please join us in Little Church on a Sunday and speak to Frances or Hilary, or to Fr Patsy.  We welcome adult helpers or young people and we've had grandparents and dads helping in the past, and this is a very valuable and rewarding way to help the parish.  All helpers are first required to undergo DBS clearance through our parish Safeguarding Officer.

WALSINGHAM ASSOCIATION:  The annual Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady from Chorley and other Lancashire towns will take place this year from 18th to 22nd June.  The cost will be £304.50 per person, and the coach will leave Chorley early in the morning.  For information please contact Josie Noblet on 01257 265498.

WALSINGHAM ASSOCIATION:  The Chorley Branch will be celebrating Mass at 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd May at St Mary's church, Chorley.  This will be followed by a light lunch in the Parish Centre. All are welcome

PADRE PIO DAYS at the National Shrine at Pentasaph.  The Franciscan Friars and the St Pio Working Group invite visitors to the St Pio Prayer Days with Mass, Rosary, Talk, Stations of the Cross and an opportunity to be blessed with the St Pio relic.  The days begin at 10 am and run until 4pm and cost for the day is £5.  Visitors should take a packed lunch.  Pre booking is essential and places are available on Sundays 10th June, 12th August and 23rd September.  Please see the notice in the porch for further details including tel nos and email address.

LEAFLETS IN THE PORCH:  The leaflets, prayer cards and booklets in the box in the porch can be taken home by anyone who is interested.  Four copies of the Saint Martin magazines have been added to the collection, well worth a read.

STAMPS:  The parish collects stamps to help support the fundraising activities of Derian House. To help this very worthy cause please place used and unwanted stamps in the box in the church porch.

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY:  If you or a family member is in hospital you need to tell the nurse who takes your details that you are a Catholic AND that you wish to see a Catholic Chaplain, otherwise the chaplaincy team (which includes lay ministers) will not be aware of your stay. Please ring St Joseph's Presbytery, 01257 262713 if any member of your family in Chorley Hospital needs visiting.  In an emergency ask staff to contact immediately the on-call Catholic Priest via the switchboard.

 

CATHOLIC TELEVISION - EWTN - Sky 589 under the Religion category.    EWTN Radio - Sky 0147

Have a look at our CATHEDRAL WEBSITE:  http://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk   Lots of future events listed.

The general ARCHDIOCESAN WEBSITE :   http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/

Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Trustees Inc.  Registered Charity No 232709