HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH, MARPLE

www.holyspiritmarple.org

Fr.Bill Fitzgerald 427:4922

22nd  March 2020

4th  SUNDAY OF LENT

First Reading: (1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13)

David is anointed king of Israel.

Second Reading :(Ephesians 5:8-14)

Rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.

Gospel: (John 9:1-41)

The blind man went off and washed himself and came away with his sight restored.

 

Pope Francis’s prayer intention for March: That the Church in China may persevere in its

faithfulness  to the Gospel, and grow in unity.

 

Saturday

Church Open

5.30pm-6.30pm

Sunday

Church Open

8.30am-9.30am

 

21st March

Private Prayer

 

22nd March

 

Thursday

 11am-1pm    

26th March

Exposition/

Private Prayer

Monday

Church closed today

23rd March

Friday

9am-11am

27th March

Exposition/

Private Prayer

Tuesday

12noon-2pm

 

24th March

Exposition/

Private Prayer            

                                                 

Saturday

Church Open

5.30pm-6.30pm

28th March

Private Prayer

 

Wednesday

3pn-5pm

25th March

Exposition/

Private Prayer

Sunday

Church Open

8.30am-9.30am

 

29th March

Private Prayer

 

One decade of the Rosary

Mon, Tues, Weds Thurs, Fri. – 10.30am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration and Rosary

Suspended

Baptism/Marriage

By appointment

Sacrament of Reconciliation

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

 

By appointment.

Suspended

Collection:

£313.52p   Standing Orders (February) £931.87p

  

Please  pray for Angela Arnold who died last week. May she rest in peace.

Those who are sick:

Please pray for Bill Davies, Christopher Brown, Stuart Madden, Christopher Clifford, James Tanner, Annie Shufflebotham, Marie Sidebottom, Malcolm Garrett, Libby Webb, Nina Noworyta, Fr.John Cairns, Marie Hayes,  George Williams,  Ruth Grace Crosby, Jarek Tomaszewski, Emily Small, Ann Crossley,  Kathryn Smith, Pauline Walton, Steven Platts, Fr.Kevin Gradwell, Clare Hadlow, Pauline Magrath, Kathleen Jones, Father Pat Munroe,  Renata Broda, Mary Foster, Gino Belli, Cyril & Eunice Nield.

.A warm welcome to everyone. If you are new to the parish, please fill in a card and give it to Fr Bill. We shall be glad to visit you and make you as welcome as possible.

                

The Diocese of Shrewsbury is a Registered Charity No. 234025

Data Protection Privacy Notice. The Parish of Holy Spirit, Marple sometimes collects personal information about parishioners. All personal information is collected, processed and stored in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations. This is retained only as necessary and used by the Parish/Diocese for the benefit of the Parish and for legitimate reasons such as administrative and religious purposes. You can read our full privacy notice at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/ privacy-notice

 

A/C details:Account Name: “The Holy Spirit Development Account” Account No. 58710368                                                     Sort Code 30 15 52

 


 

 

SOCIAL

 

 As Fr. Bill prepares this Newsletter, he has just received notification via the latest Statement from the “Bishops Conference of England & Wales” this “Statement READS”  that all Parishes in all Diocese of England & Wales  will cease to celebrate “Public Masses & other Liturgical Services” as well as any Public Meetings planned for their Churches, or other Premises belonging to their Parish. Dioceses and Parishes will implement this Directive from “Friday March 20th  until  FURTHER NOTICE. Fr. Bill, would also like to remind anyone going into Stepping Hill Hospital or any other hospital to let him know, the “Hospital Chaplaincy Teams” have now been stood down by Hospital Authorities, so that Holy Communion and other Pastoral Care will not be available via the “Chaplaincy Teams” The Parish Newsletter here at “Holy Spirit” will continue to be published as usual each week, It will be available on the Parish Web/Site – Hard Copies will be available  from the “Table in the Church Foyer” in the usual place, and can be picked  up by those who visit “Holy Spirit” for Private Prayer / Exposition. (Times when the Church will be opened for Private Prayer / Exposition are posted on the Front of this Newsletter & also on the “Entrance Door” of the “Holy Spirit”   The Website: www.churchservice.tv/churches  gives access to many churches who have Live Streaming of Mass & Other Religious Services.  Local Churches such as St. Peters Hazel Grove, Our Lady`s Stockport, Shrewsbury & Nottingham Cathedrals & St. Mels Cathedral, Longford, Ireland. As Masses are being reduced at these venues, times of the live streaming should have been updated by this weekend. Parishioners who use Weekly Offertory Envelopes have been asking about what to do with their Offertory Envelope: (A) If you are going to drop into Church during one of the times posted for Private Prayer / Exposition you can put your Offertory Envelope in the Basket on the Table beside where the Newsletters are. (B) If you are Self Isolating then you can either get someone else to drop off your Offertory  Envelope or drop them all off together when the Masses recommence at the end of the Pandemic.  The essential consideration at this time is that Parishioners and Friends of Holy Spirit, make their own “Personal Health” number 1 priority, all other issues can be addressed  at a later stage. Fr. Bill is most thankful for the advice and reassurance received from the Parish Finance & Management Team that met on  Thursday evening at short notice. There is an attachment to this “Weeks Newsletter” which was the handout given by the Bishops Conference on the “ celebration of the Sacraments”  during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Diocesan Accountant Mike Russell, paid us a visit earlier in the week, to see how the New Diocesan Accounting System is bedding in.  Holy Spirit, is one the first parishes in the diocese to trial the new system, which began after the Parish Audit last summer. A big thank you to Michael Blundell and Joan Maher who look after our Parish Accounts and give a lot of their own time, as professionals free of charge. It is with sadness that we record the death of Angela Arnold (nee- Farrell) who died last weekend. We extend our deepest sympathies to her husband and family on their sad loss. Her Funeral Service will take place this coming Wednesday “March 26th @ 1:45pm at the Rowan Chapel, Stockport Crematorium, there will be a Memorial Mass here at Holy Spirit, once Masses recommence again after the Coronavirus Pandemic. May she rest in peace. Thank you to all who continue to donate to Cafod via the Lenten Envelopes. Please observe the Steps outlined in PHASE 2 of Directives – Sanitising of hands with the Gel provided             in the Church Foyer. Keep a Safe Social Space between you and others, no Hand Shaking or Hugging

 


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