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 / 07429311437

Priest-in-charge:  Fr George Joseph Cheeramkuzhy

 Administrator:  Fr Francis Marsden VF

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23rd September 2018.  25th Week of Ordinary Time


MASSES                                                                                                                   INTENTIONS                                                                                                                    FEASTS

Sept 22nd               Saturday  5.00 pm  Vigil MASS                                              Margaret Bunting (Wedding Anniversary)

Sept 23rd                Sunday  9.00 am   MASS                                                       S & M Woods (Silver Wedding Anniversary)

Sept 24th                Monday  No Mass or Eucharistic Service                                                                                                                                                                         Our Lady of Walsingham

Sept 25th                Tuesday 9.15 am  MASS                                                        Rita & Edward Kane

Sept 26th                Wednesday 9.15 am   Eucharistic Service                                                                                                                                                                        Sts Cosmas & Damian

Sept 27th                Thursday   9.15 am   MASS                                                                                                                                                                                                St Vincent de Paul

Sept 28th                Friday  No Mass or Eucharistic Service                                                                                                                                                                             St Lawrence of Ruiz

Sept 29th                Saturday  5.00 pm Vigil MASS                                               Catherine & Eleanor Noblet                                                                                             Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

Sept 30th               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.



My dear people.  May I tell you something about my family?  I have four sisters and one brother.  My parents have already passed away.  One of my sisters also.  After my parents I consider my eldest sister as the greatest among my siblings.  You may think, Why?  There is a reason for that viewpoint.  I have never seen my sister sitting to take a rest.  Because she put others first in her life.  She was always at the service of others.  When I was sick she was always there at my bed.  If any guest arrived in our home she never spent too much time to talk to them; instead she straight away went into the kitchen to get some food for the visitor.  She prepared breakfast, dinner and supper for the whole family without any complaint and like a machine.  I wrote that bit not to praise my sister but that because those thoughts came to mind when I was reading today's Gospel, Mk 9:30-37.  Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.  He was talking to his disciples about the forthcoming events; his passion, death, resurrection and glorification.  Whereas, on the opposite hand the disciples were discussing about a first place in his kingdom.  Sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with their mother asking for a place in Christ's kingdom.  So, here Jesus was teaching them a new lesson that they should be ready to serve one another in order to be great.  Jesus showed them with example from his own life .  By washing the feet of his disciples he showed them how to be great.  Later on the disciples imitated the master and became great.  Let us decide to serve the people who need our help.  It may be by visiting the sick and elderly or looking after the disabled.   God Bless.  Thank you.  Fr George.

Induction as Priest-in-Charge.  Fr George Cheeramkuzhy will be inducted as Priest-in-Charge of St Bede's and St Chad's on 30th October at 7pm in St Bede's.  His Grace the Lost Rev Malcolm McMahon, OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, will officiate at the Induction and at the solemn concelebrated Mass together with priests from the Chorley Deanery.  All from St Chad's are invited for the celebration and for refreshments in the School Hall afterwards.   St Chad's parishioners are also invited to attend a meeting on 26th September at 7pm in St Bede's Presbytery to discuss preparations for the Induction.


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



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 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 at the presbytery on 01257 270162 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 £401.12, including £241.27 gift aided.  The total collected for Home Missions amounted to £66.87

READERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND:  Sat. 29th Sept. D  Dunn,   Sun. 30th Sept. E Humphrey

KNIT & NATTER GROUP  will meet on on Wednesday 3rd October in the Parish Centre 1.30 - 3.30pm.  All welcome. You don't need to be a knitter, we do other crafts as well.

FAMILY FAST DAY is on Friday October 5th. Leaflets /envelopes will be available from next weekend and envelopes will be collected from Oct 7th.

CAFOD's Candlelight Fund is a special fund in memory of a loved one who has died.  This is your fund and you can grow it in whatever ways you feel comfortable.  It can be a private act of remembrance - donating to make special moments like your loved one's birthday - or you can invite others to join in too.  If you would like the money your funds accumulate to support a special area of CAFOD's work that meant a lot to your loved one, it can be accommodated.  Once you have set up your Fund a welcome pack will be sent to you by post.  Roisin Beirne is Cafod's Candlelight Funds Officer, and is ready and willing to answer questions. Call or email, 02070985348,  candlelight@  

POTENTIAL BAN on peaceful pro-life vigils.  the Home Secretary will shortly announce the possible setting up of buffer zones to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils outside abortion clinics.  If you agree that such prayerful, peaceful vigils should be allowed to take place, please pick up a card from the back of the church, complete it, add a stamp and post it to the Home Secretary.  Thank you.

ST CHAD'S 200 CLUB:  winners for Aug:  1. No 221, £50,  Mr Pennington.  2. No 69, £30, Mrs C Cornwell.  3. No 20, £20, Mr B Derbyshire

COFFEE MORNING Next Sunday 30th Sept.  In the Parish Centre after Mass. Tea, coffee, cakes and a raffle. Funds raised will go to CAFOD Special Project in Ethopia.

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  News from ANIMATE - the next Cymfed event for youth; 'Flame' on 2nd March 2019. Bookings being taken now, £25 for ticket and travel, at  See the poster for speakers and contact nos.

HOUSE BLESSING.  House Blessing is a very important sacramental, which every priest does annually.  It is part of the pastoral responsibility of a priest.  By House Blessing a priest can consecrate a family and house to God.  When was the last time your house was blessed?  It will bring lots 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 house.  God Bless.  Thank you.  Fr George, your priest.

FEAST OF THE WEEK:  St Lawrence Ruiz was a devoted husband and father of three children in the Phillipines during the 17th Century.  After being unjustly accused of murder, he fled with Christian missionaries to Japan where he was tortured for the faith and died professing, 'I shall die for God, and for him I would give many thousands of lives if I had them'.

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:   Lots of future events listed.


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