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


1st Sunday of Lent (Year B)           18th February 2018

MASSES                                                                                                         INTENTIONS                                         FEASTS

February 17th             Saturday  5pm   VIGIL MASS                                   Clark, Ellison & Sefton families (F)

February 18th             Sunday  9.00 am   MASS                                          Parishioners

February 19th             Monday 9.15 am   Eucharistic Service

February 20th             Tuesday 9.15 am  MASS                                          Patricia McNicholas (Anniversary)

February 21st              Wednesday 9.15 am   Eucharistic Service                                                                              St Peter Damien, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

February 22nd             Thursday   9.15 am   MASS                                     Rev George Holden (F)

February 23rd              Friday  9.15 am  Eucharistic Service                                                                                       St Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

February 24th              Saturday  5 pm   VIGIL MASS                                  Norah Eardly (RIP)

February 25th             Sunday   9.00 am   MASS                                         Parishioners

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

The  ROSARY is said very weekday morning at 8.55am

STATIONS OF THE CROSS   7.00pm each Thursday of Lent


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

ST BEDE'S MASS TIMES:  Sat 6.30pm, Sunday 10.30 am.

Fr Michael O'Neill MHM, Parish Priest of St Bede's, is ill and is currently in the Mill Hill Headquarters at Herbert House, Formby. Your prayers would be much appreciated. Fr Foley is covering the weekend Masses at St Bede's.

RECENTLY DECEASED:  Norah Eardly and Brian Lewis

Condolences:  Please pray for the repose of the soul of Norah Eardly, the mother of Mrs Maureen Hall who died peacefully last week.  Her funeral will take place at St Mary's, Euxton on Wednesday 21st February at 12.00 noon.  Your prayers are also asked for the repose of the soul of Brian Lewis, son of Teresa whose funeral took place last Friday.

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.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  The collection last weekend amounted to £356.74, including £202.71 gift aided.  Many thanks for all your generosity.

READERS FOR NEXT WEEK:  Feb 24th / 25th   SATURDAY:  P Hughes.    SUNDAY:   J Thompson

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.

CLASS MASS:  The Year 2 Class Mass takes place on Tuesday February 20th

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 February 28th 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.

SALE OF DIARIES:  We still have a few Catholic Diaries for 2018; they are in the Porch for £1 each.  Money can be left in the tray. Thank you.

COFFEE MORNING:  All are welcome to the Coffee Morning in the Parish Centre after Mass on 18th February. This will be organised by the ladies of the parish.  Proceeds will go to the Cafod Ethiopia Fund.

PARISH BRUNCH: On Sunday arch 18th, after the 9.00 am Mass. This is instead of a Coffee Morning.  Leaflets with further information will be available next week

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.

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 and Irish songs by Cleo M. The cost is £10 per head including supper. Tickets are available from Sue on 07749750299.

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'.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY:  This takes place on Friday 23rd Feb.  We are encouraged to fast from one full meal during this coming Friday and donate money to help the poorer people in other parts of the world.  There is a prayers card available at the back of church or from the collectors.  There will be a retiring collection next weekend but the envelopes can be returned throughout Lent.

HELPERS: 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 have the opportunity to meet and talk.  At the moment we only have a small number of helpers who set up the room in the Parish Centre before Mass and then brew and pour the tea and coffee.  If you are interested in giving a helping hand please give your name to Fr Patsy or have a chat with Josie Noblet.  Thank you.

'WALK WITH ME' - Lenten Meditation Booklets are available in the porch. A £1 donation is welcome.

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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