Fr.Bill Fitzgerald 427:4922

11th November 2018

32nd  Sunday of the Year




First Reading: (1 Kings 17:10-16)

In the middle of a famine, a poor widow shares the last of her food with the prophet Elijah, and far from losing by so doing, she is enriched.

Second  Reading: (Hebrews 9:24-28)

Through his death Christ has taken our sin upon himself and has opened for us the door to salvation.

Gospel:  (Mark 12:38-44)

In the eyes of others the offering of the widow was the least, but in the eyes of Christ it was the greatest.


Pope Francis’ prayer intention for November: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.






11th November

Holy Souls

Margaret Grime




15th November

William Armes



12th November

Eucharistic Service



16th November

Special Intention-Chris

Holy Souls




13th November

Eucharistic Service

Adoration and Rosary



17th November

Eucharistic Service




14th November

Thanksgiving (Hennessy)




18th November

Margaret Maxwell

Annie & John Conboy

Holy Souls



One decade of the Rosary

Mon, Tues, Weds Thurs, Fri. – 10.30.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Last Saturday of the month 10am-10.50am.


By appointment

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturdays 5.15pm-5.50pm and last Saturday of the month 10am-10 50am







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, Gino Belli, Geoffrey Lord, Fr.Kevin Gradwell, Clare Hadlow, Pauline Magrath, Kathleen Jones.



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







Fr.Bill writes: The pace of life has been a little easier this past week, though on the repairs front the Roofer and Builders continue to finish off the schedule of works. I have also agreed a contract for the annual servicing and emergency call out for the Church and Presbytery Boilers with J & W Heating Engineers, the company that previously did the servicing has gone into liquidation. On the Sacramental front, last Sunday we celebrated the Baptism of Jules Albert Emery here at Holy Spirit; thanks to his parents Michael and Hannah for preparing their son for the reception of his Baptism. This Sunday is “Remembrance Sunday” Churches and various Civilian Groupings will spend time in remembrance of those men and women who gave their lives in defence of their country in the two Great Wars and the Conflicts in between the Great Wars as well as the ongoing Conflicts of the present time. This year’s “Remembrance Service” marks 100 years since the end of the 1914/18 War.  The Children’s Liturgy Group will lead the Parish during the 9am Sunday Morning Mass in a short Service of Remembrance. (People who have been to Mass already elsewhere or on Saturday evening are welcome to join us for The Service of Remembrance at the 9am Mass, and can leave once it is over).  Registration Forms for those Candidates eligible for “First Sacraments and Confirmationare available from the table in the Church Foyer. I had intended during the later half of  November to hold an Open Parish Meeting, however due to a number of unforeseen issues turning up on my desk, I will have to leave the planned meeting until early in 2019. I  intend by way of preparation for the Parish Meeting to issue an Interim Agenda  well in advance of the actual Meeting, and then that Parishioners would add the items that they wished to have discussed to that Interim Agenda. I have already held an open “Parish Meeting” at St.Bernadette’s Brinnington, at the end of September, by way of preparation for the Bishop’s Pastoral Visitation of  the St.Bernadette’s Primary School, on Tuesday November 20th and his Pastoral Visitation of the Parish of St.Bernadette’s on Sunday 25th November “Feast of Christ the Kingwhen he will celebrate the 10am Mass. Preparations for the Bishop’s Pastoral Visitations of both School and Parish are well advanced.      Fr.Bill will write again next week.

A PARISH EVENING OF MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT this coming Friday November 16th at 7.30pm. Do come along for what promises to be a most enjoyable evening.

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER: Our Lady and St.Christopher’s Parish are providing a FREE Christmas Day Dinner for anyone who finds Christmas a difficult time. {Please  contact Fr.Michael Gannon on 0161 430 2704 if you would like to attend. See Poster on the Notice Board.

GETTING MARRIED?  Marriage Care run Courses in Stockport for couples preparing for marriage. They also need volunteers male and female to help in this work. Training and support will be given, See notice board for full details.




POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER is on the front of the newsletter.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:  Today is Remembrance Sunday when we remember with gratitude all those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and other more recent conflicts, so that we could live in peace.

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS when we remember in a special way all our deceased relatives and friends.

REFLECTION MORNING FOR READERS – Saturday17th November 10am-12.30pm at St.Vincent De Paul Church, Handley Road, Bramhall, SK7 3EX.




THANK YOU: Many thanks to the parishioner who has donated £40 to Our Mission in Zambia. Your generosity and ongoing support is very much appreciated and will go to help the most needy there.

.BOOK SALE: Books including children’s books priced from 50p-£1.   Boxed sets £2.50p. There are also videos/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. Basket for donations remains at the back of Church. A big thank you to all who regularly contribute. Your generosity is very much appreciated. Please continue to pray for them.



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