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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

Priest-in-charge:  Fr Patrick (Patsy) Foley

 Administrator:  Fr Francis Marsden VF

website:   www.stchads-southhill.org

3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year B)           15th April 2018

MASSES                                                                                                         INTENTIONS                                         FEASTS

April 14th                Saturday  5.00 pm  Vigil MASS                                      Frank Billingon

April 15th                Sunday  9.00 am   MASS                                                Parishioners

April 16th                Monday   No Mass or Eucharistic Service                                                                                   St Bernadette

April 17th               Tuesday 9.15 am  MASS                                                 Catherine Torevell  RIP

April 18th               Wednesday 9.15 am   Eucharistic Service

April 19th               Thursday   9.15 am   MASS                                             Anna Rigby

April 20th                Friday  No Mass or Eucharistic Service

April 21st                Saturday  5.00pm  Vigil MASS                                        Patricia McNicholas

April 22nd               Sunday   9.00 am   MASS                                               Derek Butterworth

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.

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

RECENTLY DECEASED:  Fr Michael O'Neill MHM.   Philip Raymond

SICK AND HOUSEBOUND:  George Morris,  Peter Deacon, Thomas Woodruff,  Amy Greenhalgh,  Bernard Sweeney,  Margaret Gray,  Thomas Hesse,  Ray Briant,  Vincent Cahill, Grace,  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.

COLLECTIONS:  The Offertory collection last weekend amounted to £502.07, including £259.77 gift aided. Many thanks for your generosity.

READERS FOR NEXT WEEKEND:  Sat 21st. T lowe,   Sun 22nd.  C Burrows

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 April 25th to have a cup of tea, a 'natter' and knit, sew or just chat.  We will meet from 1.30pm to 3.30pm fortnightly.  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.

GIFT-AID ENVELOPE PACKS for the 2018/19 tax year are now available at the back of church.  If you Gift-Aid your donations, please collect yours before the start of the new Tax year (unless you pay by Standing Order)

COFFEE MORNING:  next Sunday April 22nd to raise funds for the Easter flowers and other regular church flowers.  Organisers are being sought for the May 20th Coffee Morning. Please contact J Noblet if you would like to volunteer.

RETIRING COLLECTION:  Next weekend, 21st/22nd April for the Priests Training Fund, after both Masses.  Sunday is a special day of prayer for vocations.  Please make sure you have one of the prayer cards, available in the porch, and also pray for the 3 seminarians who are due to be ordained for our Archdiocese in July.

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.

ST CHAD'S BOWLING CLUB is looking for new members, ladies and men.  If you are interested please phone Gerald Matthews, 01257 273855

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.

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 www.thecatenians.com 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.

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

LEAFLETS IN THE PORCH:  The leaflets, prayer cards and booklets in the box in the porch can be taken home by anyone who is interested.  Four copies of the Saint Martin magazines have been added to the collection, well worth a read.

'WALK WITH ME' Meditation booklets are available in the porch. Please take one; 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.

 

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