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. 07429311437
Priest-in-charge: Fr George Cheeramkuzhy
email: email@example.com website: www.stchads-southhill.org
20th January 2019. Week 2 of Ordinary Time Year C
MASSES INTENTIONS FEASTS
Jan 19th Saturday 5.00 pm Vigil MASS Parishioners
Jan 20th Sunday 9.00 am MASS Amy & Bill Billington
Jan 21st Monday No Mass or Eucharistic Service St Agnes
Jan 22nd Tuesday 9.15 am MASS Charles Wilson R.I.P. Deceased members St Vincent
of Moss, Holder & Halpin families
Jan 23rd Wednesday 9.15 am Eucharistic Service
Jan 24th Thursday 9.15 am MASS Jack Robinson (Birthday) St Francis De Sales
Jan 25th Friday No Mass or Eucharistic Service Conversion of St Paul
Jan 26th Saturday 5.00 pm Vigil MASS Holy Souls Sts Timothy & Titus
Jan 27th Sunday 9.00 am MASS John Eccles (Anniversary)
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Saturday 4.00pm CONFESSIONS: Saturday 4.15- 4.45pm. The ROSARY is said at 8.55am before 9.15am Mass / Eucharistic Service.
ST BEDE'S MASS TIMES: Sat 6.30pm, Sun 10.30am, Wed and Fri 9.15am
MESSAGE FROM FR GEORGE: John 2:1-11
Today we learn so many things from the miracle at Cana. The scene is when Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding feast
in Cana in Galilee. May I share a recent experience I had with you? A few weeks ago, when I was invited for a dinner with one
of my friend's family, by coincidence there was a young lad present who I new before. He was my altar server a couple of years
ago and I have not seen him since I moved from that parish. Now he is grown up and has so many questions to ask. One of his
questions was about the miracle of Cana. He wanted to know why Jesus transformed water into wine.
There are so many explanations about this miracle. Many people think Jesus wanted to save the young couple from the humiliation
they might face in front of all the guests if they didn't have enough wine because wine was such an important part of the wedding meal. What a shameful situation
it would have been for the family, especially for the young couple. But that was not the real reason. What was the real reason then? The answer is there in the gospel itself; the Evangelist himself gives us an answer.
John writes in the end of the gospel that by performing such a miracle Jesus was revealing his divinity so that his disciples should believe in him and be saved.
Jesus said to his mother that his time hadn’t come, still he gave this sign to show his glory.
There are many other signs Jesus showed and they are written in the first 11 chapters of the gospel. The multiplication of bread was another sign.
John’s gospel is classified into two: the Book of Signs and the Book of Glory. The first 11 chapters are called the Book of Signs and chapters 12 to 20
are called the Book of Glory.
Jesus will show us also so many signs. It may be an accident we escaped miraculously by the grace of God or a healing and a miraculous cure from an illness;
we won a lottery or got a good job. Let us see God’s involvement and protective care in all those things and praise and thank God forever instead of
taking things for granted. God Bless. Fr George
HOUSE BLESSING is a very important sacramental which every priest does annually. It is part of the pastoral responsibility of a priest. By a house blessing a priest can consecrate a family and house to God. When was the last time your house was blessed? It will bring a lot of blessings to the family. Moreover, it is an occasion for a family and priest to sit together and talk to know each other. You don’t need to do anything, just let me know your time and convenient date. I will come and bless your home. God Bless. Thank you. Fr George.
RECENTLY DECEASED: Fr Alexander Fleming, Anne Murphy, Pauline Lamont, Charles Wilson
ANNIVERSARIES: Jean Clitheroe, Patricia McNicholas, Barbara Green, Frederick Biel, Donald Longton, Stephen Corcoran
SICK AND HOUSEBOUND: George Morris, Peter Deacon, Amy Greenhalgh, Margaret Gray, Thomas Hesse, Ray Briant, Vincent Cahill, Winifred Baxendale
If anyone has a family member or friend you would like to be included in the Sick and Housebound List please inform Fr George. Similarly, if anyone who is currently on the list no longer wishes or needs to be included please leave a note for Fr George in the Sacristy
IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO IS SICK OR HOUSEBOUND and would appreciate a visit please let Fr George know either at church or Mobile 07429311437. 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 George, 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 £377.60, including £231.18 Gift Aided.
READERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND: Sat. 26th Jan. A Robinson, Sun. 27th Jan. A Rigby
THE OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY begins on Friday, 18th Jan and ends on Friday 25th Jan, the feast of the Conversion of St Paul.
SERVICE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: Wed. 23rd Jan 7.00pm at St Gregory’s Church, Weld Bank. The ‘Chorley Churches Together’ invite all Christians to the service and remind us that there is ample
parking space at St Gregory’s
CHORLEY HELP THE HOMELESS: Thank you to all parishioners who put extra items in the bucket for Christmas and small gifts to go in the Christmas parcels they make up.
Gavin Clayton always thanks St Chad’s for the regular weekly food donations they depend on to help the vulnerable and homeless. Monet donations fund the operational costs of giving housing and benefit advice and counselling as well as running the food bank.
JUSTICE & PEACE GROUP: Meet once a month at St Bede’s. All invited to join. Please phone Susan Torevell for more details: 07753526908
FEAST OF THE WEEK: Sts Timothy & Titus were 1st Century Bishops and disciples of St Paul. Timothy accompanied accompanied St Paul on his travels and was put in charge of the Church at Ephasus.
Titus was put in charge of the Church in Crete and was Paul’s secretary to various Christian communities. Paul wrote Epistles to both men.
DIGITAL LEADERS: Within St Chad’s school we have a group of children known as Digital Leaders who love new technology and have a good level of skill. They carry out a role in school supporting fellow pupils and would like extend and share their knowledge to help others, of all ages, in the local community. To find out if such help is needed and would be welcome they are asking if parishioners would find out more about their project and kindly complete a very short survey. If such a need is identified the plan is to offer drop-in sessions and/or sessions on specific topics, such as Online Safety, for which the school should be able to provide the hardware required. Forms are available at the back of church. Please take one, complete it and return it to the school office. The Digital Helpers of St Chad’s thank you very much for your interest and help.
LOURDES 2019. Youth Pilgrimage, 18-27 July, 2019 for ages 15-22. See the poster at the back of church for details of how to download application forms on 1st October through firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANIMATE - the next Cymfed event for youth; 'Flame' on 2nd March 2019. Bookings being taken now, £25 for ticket and travel, at email@example.com. See poster for speakers and contact nos.
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