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


5th Sunday of Lent (Year B)           18th March 2018

MASSES                                                                                                         INTENTIONS                                         FEASTS

March 17th             Saturday  5.00 pm   VIGIL MASS                                Maureen Hughes

March 18th             Sunday  9.00 am   MASS                                             Vincent Noblet

March 19th             Monday   No Mass or Eucharistic Service

March 20th             Tuesday 9.15 am  MASS                                              Special Intention (FWS)

March 21st             Wednesday 9.15 am   Eucharistic Service

March 22nd            Thursday   9.15 am   MASS                                          In Thanksgiving

March 23rd             Friday  9.15 am  Eucharistic Service

March 24th             Saturday  5 pm   VIGIL MASS                                       Fred Southworth

March 25th             PALM SUNDAY   9.00 am   MASS                               Vincent Noblet

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:  Saturday 4.00pm          CONFESSIONS: Saturday 4.15 - 4.45pm

The  ROSARY is said on weekday mornings at 8.55am when there is Mass or a Eucharistic Service

STATIONS OF THE CROSS   7.00pm each Thursday of Lent

FEASTS.  19th March, St Joseph, a Solemnity.

He was of Davidic descent and was betrothed to Mary at the time of the virgin birth. He was declared patron of the Universal Church by Pope IX in 1870


Maundy Thursday - 7.00 pm at St Bede's

Good Friday - 3.00 pm at St Chad's

Easter Vigil (Saturday) - 7.00 pm at St Bede's

Easter Sunday - 9.00 am at St Chad's and 10.30 am at St Bede's

HOLY WEEK SERVICES at Lisieux Hall Chapel

Maundy Thursday, 7.00pm,  Holy Saturday, 7.30pm

ST BEDE'S MASS TIMES:  Saturday 6.30pm, Sunday 10.30 am,  Wednesday and Friday 9.15am.  All celebrated by Ft Patsy Foley

SICK AND HOUSEBOUND:   Fr Michael O'Neill,  George Morris,  Peter Deacon, Thomas Woodruff,  Amy Greenhalgh,  Bernard Sweeney,  Margaret Gray,  Thomas Hesse,  Ray Briant,  Vincent Cahill, Grace (aged 14).  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.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Robert McNeill Alexander

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  The collection last weekend amounted to £497.84, including £286.14 gift aided.  Many thanks for your generosity.

READERS FOR NEXT WEEK:  March 24th / 25th   SATURDAY:  T Lowe & P Hughes   SUNDAY:   A & M Rigby

Father Patsy wishes the Readers to lead the Bidding Prayers by delivering 2 or 3 prayers of their choice prior to Fr Patsy inviting members of the congregation to add their own requests for prayers.

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.

KNIT AND NATTER GROUP:  Come along to St Chad's Parish Centre on Wednesday March 21st to have a cup of tea, a 'natter' and knit, sew or just chat.  We will meet from 1.30pm to 3.30pm every two weeks.  It is an opportunity to meet fellow parishioners, learn a new craft and spend a relaxing couple of hours.

STAMPS:  The parish is collecting 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.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST FUND. The total donated so far is £200.75. Your envelopes can be returned anytime during Lent. There are spare envelopes and prayer cards in the porch.

REMINDER TO GIFT-AIDERS.  Many Gift-Aid statements for the 2016/17 Tax Year have remained uncollected at the back of church since being made available last June.  Please take yours if you have not already done so.  Any remaining after the end of March will be disposed of.

COFFEE MORNING:  The next one will be on April 22nd.  It will be run by the Flower Arrangers to raise funds for the Ester flowers and other regular church flowers.

HELPERS NEEDED: To promote the development of our Parish as an active community Fr Patsy is encouraging us to have more Coffee Mornings etc so that parishioners can meet and talk.  At the moment we just have a small number of helpers (and some of us are elderly!).  It would involve brewing and pouring heavy pots of tea and coffee and setting up the room in the Parish Centre before Mass.  If you are interested please speak to Fr Patsy or Josie Noblet.

PARISH BRUNCH: on Sunday March 18th after the 9.00 Mass.  The proceeds will go to 2 charities  that help Christians in the Holy Land Charity and the near East.  There will be a raffle and and visitors will be welcome to join us for tea and coffee between 10am and 11am.

ST CHAD'S '200 CLUB':  This aims to provide income for the parish / school levy for our diocesan schools by means of a monthly draw.  As the new financial year is about to start, it is time to renew your shares or take out new ones for the next year.  One share costs £12 and is entered in the draw each month.  The draw takes place in school.  Money can be paid by cash or cheque, and can be given to Mrs Olga Lowe,  Mr Peter Hughes or one of the collectors.  Please make cheques payable to St Chad's School, and print your name, address and telephone number on full on the envelope containing the money.

200 CLUB RESULTS: February:  1. £50 No. 202  Mrs P Noblet.   2. £30 No 78  Mrs M Routledge.   3.  £20  No 210  Mrs B Conlon.

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.

ST PATRICK'S NIGHT CELEBRATION: in the Parish Centre on March 17th which will include Irish dances, Irish songs by Cleo M. and a raffle. The cost is £10 per head including supper. Tickets are available from Sue on 07749 750299.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE:  Are you thinking of going to Lourdes as a volunteer helper? Are you 16 or over, but under 25 yrs of age?  If so, The Catenians Association's Bursary Fund may give you £75 towards your costs.  For more details, and to apply go to and click on 'Bursary'.

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.

CHRISM MASS:  A coach will be taking Chorley parishioners to the Mass at the Cathedral on Wednesday 28th March.  Cost is £10.  The coach will leave from West Car Park at 5.15 pm, and return around 11 pm.

JUSTICE AND PEACE GROUP: Are you interested in justice and peace issues: the plight of fellow Christians in the Holy Land, refugees, prisoners of conscience, euthanasia/abortion, climate change, our impact on the 3rd world?  Would you like to find out more? To find out what an existing group is doing please call Susan Torevell on 01772 312414

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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