Fr.Bill Fitzgerald 427:4922

18th August 2019



First Reading: (Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10)

You have borne me to be a man of dissension for all the land.

Second  Reading (Hebrews 12:1-4)

We shall keep running steadily in the race we have started.

Gospel:  (Luke 12:49-53)

I am not here to bring peace, but rather division.


Pope Francis’ prayer intention for August: That families, through their life of prayer and love,

become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth”.






18th August

Les Wazydrag

Cornelius & Margaret Lane





22nd August




19th August

Eucharistic Service



23rd  August

Eucharistic service




20th August

Eucharistic Service

Adoration and Rosary




24th August

Eucharistic Service



21st  August





25th  August

Lionel Barnie



One decade of the Rosary

Mon, Tues, Weds Thurs, Fri. – 10.30.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration and Rosary

Last Saturday of the month 10am-10.50am.

Tuesdays 4pm-5pm


By appointment

Sacrament of Reconciliation


Saturdays 5.15pm-5.50pm and last Saturday of the month.


£408.06p (4th August)     £461.68 (11th August)

Standing Orders (July) £1044.87p


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, Geoffrey Lord, Fr.Kevin Gradwell, Clare Hadlow, Pauline Magrath, Kathleen Jones, Father Pat Munroe, Audrey and Peter Turner, Renata Broda, Mary Foster, Maria Redfern.


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



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Fr.Bill  writes: As the ferry docked at the North Wall Dublin on Monday August 5th, the sun was shining, however as I drove west, the clouds gathered and by the time I reached my destination in Co.Sligo, the rains were torrential. I was glad to read in the press that the people of Whaley Bridge were able to return to their homes and businesses; it’s been an ordeal for everyone, and let us hope that repairs can be carried out before the inclement weather of Winter sets in. Fr.Dermot Byrne looked after the celebration of the Weekend Masses on August 10th/11th in my absence, and his colleague on August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption.  I had an opportunity to remember all the parishioners, especially the Sick of the Parish  as I celebrated Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock for the Feast of the Assumption. There were very big crowds in Knock for the ten day Novena which included the Feast of the Assumption.  Fr.Dermot Byrne will supply Masses this weekend August 17th/18th for which Fr.Bill and  Parishioners are most thankful.  The July Special Envelopes will be counted this week, and again thanks to everyone who has been able to make a Donation, it is appreciated and valued.  The August Special Envelopes  are now available from the table in the Church Foyer, and again Fr.Bill invites your continued support.  We welcome any Visitors attending our Weekend Masses and holidaying in Marple.  We hope those away on holidays are having a good time, we wish them safe travel.    During Fr.Bill’s vacation there will be no Daily Mass so look at the Weekly Schedule for Daily Services of Word and Holy Communion.  Fr.Bill is having a restful holiday with family, playing golf, and celebrating some Family events.       Fr.Bill will write again next week.

LLANBERIS AWAY BREAK at ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL: 1st to 4th Oct. One twin room still available. If interested please contact Marian Thomson 427 7254  or Frank Hollingworth 426 0097 for more details.  Walks of all levels or just relax and enjoy the area and company. 

SINGING DAY:  All singers welcome!  August 31 at Marple United Reformed Church. 10 -4.  See poster on Churches Together Notice Board.

HATS FOR REFUGEES: Thank you for another batch of hats for refugees. We have been asked for more hats and

Mittens of 8 year olds and over –up to adult. Many thanks for your generous help.

   LADIES’ TUESDAY EVENING WALKS:  Tuesdays 6.45pm from Church. Queries to Sue Hollingworth on 426.0097 or to Pat McChrystal on 449.8114.  All welcome.





POPE FRANCIS’S PRAYER INTENTION FOR August is on the front of the newsletter

WEEKDAY MASSES: Please note there will be NO WEEKDAY MASSES next week. Details of Services of the Word and Communion are on the front of the Newsletter.




BOOK  SALE: Books including children’s books priced from 50p-£1.   Boxed sets £2.50p. There are also DVDs/CDs at 50p each.  Proceeds to Our Mission in Zambia.  Many thanks for your continued support.

SUPPORT FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS: Our fellow Christians are suffering terrible persecution throughout the world and we want to continue to offer them prayerful and practical support. Please help them to know that they are not forgotten this Easter. Basket for donations remains at the back of Church. A big thank you to all who regularly contribute. Please continue to pray for them.

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