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

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22nd July 2018.  16th Week of Ordinary Time

MASSES                                                                                                                INTENTIONS                                                                FEASTS

July 21st                 Saturday  5.00 pm  Vigil MASS                                           Parishioners

July 22nd               Sunday  9.00 am   MASS                                                     Ruby Jubilee Thanksgiving (FWS)

July 23rd                Monday  No Mass or Eucharistic Service

July 24th                Tuesday 9.15 am  MASS                                                      Elizabeth Gardner

July 25th                Wednesday 9.15 am   Eucharistic Service                                                                                                                   St James, Apostle

July 26th                 Thursday   9.15 am   MASS                                                 Robert Gardner                                                              Sts Joachim & Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

July 27th                 Friday  No Mass or Eucharistic Service

July 28th                 Saturday  5.00pm  Vigil MASS                                             Grace Fernando

July 29th                 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.

RECENTLY DECEASED:  Grace Fernando (Aged 15), James (Jimmy) Addison, Janet Southworth, James (Jim) Halpin, David Kidd, Tom Woodruff, Norman and Jennifer Thistlethwaite, Paul Rederer

SICK AND HOUSEBOUND:  George Morris,  Peter Deacon, Amy Greenhalgh, Margaret Gray,  Thomas Hesse,  Ray Briant,  Vincent Cahill,  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.

THANKSGIVING MASS FOR FR PATSY:  A Mass will be said for Fr Patsy at St Mary's on Monday 23rd July at 6.30pm.  This is in recognition of and thanksgiving for the sterling service he has provided for the Chorley Deanery in the short time he has been with us.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Fr Patsy will be greatly missed and we wish him good health, happiness and every blessing in the future.

NEW PARISH PRIEST APPOINTED AT ST BEDE'S. The Archbishop has appointed Fr George Joseph Cheeramkuzhy to be Parish Priest at St Bede's.  Fr Joseph will also look after St Chad's until Fr Bill's situation is resolved.  Fr Patsy is moving on to Holy Family parish in Southport and will say his last Masses with us on Sat 28th / Sunday 29th July. Fr Joseph will then take over and say his first Masses with us on the following weekend 4th / 5th August.

COLLECTIONS:  The Offertory collection last weekend, 14th /15th July amounted to £289.13, including £209.23 gift aided.

GIFT-AID STATEMENTS are now available at the back of church for all who have Gift-Aided their donations during 2017/18.  Please take yours - you will need it if you have to complete a tax return. Any not taken at the end of this year will be disposed of.

READERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND:  Sat 28th July. H Parker,   Sun 29th July.  J Thompson

FLOWER ARRANGERS:  New rotas are the back of church.  Please take one.  If anyone would like to join the flower arrangers they would be very welcome.  NO special skills are required, just an ability to put flowers in a vase and check water levels.

UNSAFE GRAVESTONES:  Mr Kevin Harvey, Health & Safety Surveyor from the Archdioceses, visited St Chad's during this last week.  Before leaving, he inspected the graveyard and found half a dozen headstones which he considered very unsafe and, to avoid ant accidents, he laid them flat.  Mr Harvey will return in due course to attach a letter to each of these headstones explaining his actions and what needs to be done. More information will be given when we have it.

CAFOD:  Including a gift to charity in your will is a wonderful way to build a brighter future for the needy.  Did you know that CAFOD offers a free will-writing service for supporters? Pick up a leaflet in the porch, email or call Hannah on 02070955367

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.

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE: at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on Sunday 22nd July. Catherine Wiley and her team have spent the last 12 months preparing and planning, especially with children and grandparents, for the re-enactment of the Walsingham story which will take place in the midst of the activities you will find on the poster at the back of church.

ADOREMUS:  'Let us adore', the theme of he National Pilgrimage and Congress to be held by the Bishops of England and Wales in Liverpool 7th - 9th September, the first to be held in England since 1908. Events will be held in the Echo Arena along with Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral and an outdoor procession.   With an aim of rejuvenating Eucharistic adoration, the programme includes a Symposium day on Friday 7th September featuring keynote addresses and workshop presentations, and a Congress Day on Saturday 8th with full discussion of the themes of the Congress. Admission is by pre-booked tickets at £43.50 each. To book visit Sunday is Pilgrimage Day beginning with Solemn Mass in the Cathedral celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon followed by a second solemn Mass, also in the Cathedral, celebrated at 11.30am by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.  These Masses are free but, for  safety reasons, entry is by ticket only.  the outdoor procession begins at 1.00pm and is free to anyone who wishes to take part. A parallel programme will be going on throughout the city during the three days with concerts taking place in the evenings.  Leaflets giving more details of the parallel programme are available in the sacristy as are maps etc.

RESTORED LIVES - RECOVERY FROM DIVORCE & SEPARATION:  A course of 6 meetings starting on Wed, 19th September 2018.  It is for anyone who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce, either recently or at any time in the past.  Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming. A poster with more details is in the porch or contact Maureen O'Brien on 07967 753371.

THE MINISTRY OF CONSOLATION:  St Chad's used to have a 'Bereavement Team' which was well received and much missed by parish workers.  The Archdiocese is about to run a basic training course to help parishes set up Bereavement Care teams.  The two sessions will take place in Liverpool on two afternoons in October.  Initially, if you are interested, please contact Fr Patsy or Josie Noblet (265498) as this is not a project for an individual.

SPUC:  A Petition organised by SPUC is in the porch.  If you agree that any anti-abortionists should be allowed to continue to pray peacefully outside abortion clinics please sign it.  Marie Gray will send the forms away after next weekend.

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.


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