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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 / 07429311437

Priest-in-charge:  Fr George Cheeramkuzhy

       email:   stchads.chorley@gmail.com         website:   www.stchads-southhill.org       

11th November 2018.  32nd Week of Ordinary Time

 

MASSES                                                                                                                   INTENTIONS                                                                                                  FEASTS

Nov 10th               Saturday  5.00 pm  Vigil MASS                                                Margaret Nolan (Anniversary)

Nov 11th               Sunday  9.00 am   MASS                                                          Pious List

Nov 12th               Monday  No Mass or Eucharistic Service                                                                                                                                                         St Josaphat

Nov 13th               Tuesday 9.15 am  MASS                                                           Pious List

Nov 14th               Wednesday 9.15 am   Eucharistic Service

Nov 15th               Thursday   9.15 am   MASS  with Class 3                                Pious List                                                                                                         St Albert the Great,                                                     

Nov 16th               Friday  No Mass or Eucharistic Service                                                                                                                                                            St Edmund of Canterbury, St Margaret of Scotland,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              St Gertrude

Nov 17th               Saturday  5.00 pm Vigil MASS                                                   Pious List                                                                                                        St Hilda, St Hugh of Lincoln,

St Elizabeth of Hungary

Nov 18th               Sunday   9.00 am   MASS                                                           Deceased of the Parish

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

 

A MESSAGE FROM FR GEORGE:

The Widow's Mite. (Mk 12:38-44)

Jesus was sitting and watching a widow put two copper coins into the temple treasury. He also observed how the rich people put the money into the collections. Here Jesus compares the two acts. He states that the widow’s offering is praiseworthy because she offered everything for God from her limited resources. That was the only money she had for her daily needs. She offered two copper coins from the little she had. Rich people made their offerings from their surplus. Her offering involved sacrificing her many needs.

One of my friends once said to me that he would help the poor and needy when he had great wealth. I told him that it may happen or may not. There is no guarantee that we will be rich in the future. Our life is always in God’s hands.  So it is always better to do anything good today rather than it be postponed for the future. A few years ago I made a visit to the United States. The main purpose of my visit was to raise some funds for the construction of a church. I approached a medical doctor for this. After writing two cheques for $1000 for the church he said to me, ‘Can we do charity after our death?’ No. We can do charity only now when we are alive. I thought what a great vision he had.We can make offerings to God only now. We can help others also only when we are alive here on earth.

God bless. Fr George.

Fr. George  has gone home to India to attend a family wedding and have a holiday.  He is due to return on Friday 23rd November. While he is away we will welcome Fr Leonsyo Akena (Fr Leo) who is from Uganda and Fr Santiago from Liverpool. Fr Leo is visiting the UK for a few weeks and will say the usual Masses at St Chad's and St Bede's until 18th Nov which will be his last day with us.  Fr Santiago will say the usual weekday Masses for both parishes from Nov 20th - 23rd inclusive. We send them both our best wishes for their time with us and hope Fr Leo doesn't feel the cold too much!

PIOUS LISTS: Please put your lists of names and donations in the red box in front of the altar.  Envelopes are available at the back of church.  If you can, please Gift Aid your donation by completing a Gift Aid envelope and putting it inside the Pious List envelope.  Thank you.

RECENTLY DECEASED:  Leo Bentley, Teresa Kershaw. Irene Baker

ANNIVERSARIES:  Kathleen Sweeney, Alan Fotheringham, Margaret Drew, James Bennett, Agnes Fairhurst, Winifred Bentley

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 £435.61, including £271.82 Gift Aided, CAFOD donations totalled £315.98 which will be sent to CAFOD. LAMP donations so far £20.60.

READERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND:  Sat. 17th Nov. T Lowe   Sun. 18th Nov. D Spencer

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 admin@animateyouth.co.uk.

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

FEAST OF THE WEEK:  St Margaret of Scotland was an English princess born in Hungary to Princess Agatha of Hungary and English Prince Edward the Exile about 1045.  Malcolm Calmore III welcomed Margaret and her family and put them under his protection. He soon fell deeply in love with the beautiful and kind princess.  Margaret and Malcolm were married in 1070 at the castle of Dunfermline.  They had eight children, six sons and two daughters.  In 1093 Malcolm and his oldest son were killed during the Battle of Alnwick. Already ill and worn from a life full of austerity and fasting, Margaret passed away four days after her husband on 16th November, 1093. Her body was buried before the high altar at Dunfermline.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DRAW: The tickets are now on sale.  Please take and sell as many as you can.  Thank you.  Thank you to those who have promised prizes – more will be welcomed, so please let J. Noblet know if you can help.  It is very difficult to store them in the Office so please do not bring them to Church until the weekend of 17th/18th November.  The Annual Draw will take place at the Parish Lunch on Sunday 2nd December.  Tickets will be on sale on 17th November.  I have already been given the names of a few attendees; the same arrangements apply as before: the meal will be two courses, of Hot Pot, plus a sweet, with a vegetarian option, and one other, if numbers warrant the choices.  Christmas cards, Advent Calendars, Diaries and other items will be on sale

COFFEE MORNING:  The next one is on Sunday 18th November after the Sunday Mass.  Proceeds will go towards the church’s Christmas flowers. Details of how to contribute towards the cost of flowers and/or make dedications will be given shortly.  Christmas cards, Advent Calendars, Diaries and other items will be on sale.

CATENIAN ASSOCIATION, CHORLEY CIRCLE:  A number of members will be attending Mass here at St Chad's on Saturday 17th November in memory of deceased members and their families.  We will remember them in our prayers

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