Fr.Bill Fitzgerald 427:4922

15th July 2018

15th Sunday of the Year




First Reading: (Amos 7:12-15)

The prophet Amos is faithful to the task God gave him, even though he is rejected by those to whom he is sent.

Second  Reading: (Ephesians 1:3-14)

This is a hymn of thanksgiving to God for the great spiritual gifts he had given us in Christ.

Gospel:  (Mark 6:7-13)

Jesus sends out the twelve apostles in twos as his representatives.


Pope Francis’ prayer intention for July: That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.






15th July

Bill Penketh




19th July

Father Brendan Blundell




16th July

Eucharistic Service





20th July

Clare Hadlow (Sick)




17th July

Eucharistic Service

Reception of Celia Walker’ body into Church.




21st July

Eucharistic Service



18th July  

REQUIEM Celia Walker




22nd July

Ted and Margery Foulkes

Margaret Conroy



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, Dick Howell, Marie Sidebottom, Malcolm Garrett, Libby Webb, Nina Noworyta, Fr.John Cairns, Marie Hayes,  George Williams,  Ruth Grace Crosby, Jarek Tomaszewski, Emily Small, Chris Henry, Ann Crossley,  Kathryn Smith, Pauline Walton, Steven Platts, Gino Belli, Geoffrey Lord, Fr.Kevin Gradwell.




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










Father Bill writes…  England football fans will be sad at the failure of their team to reach the final, but what cheer they gave us during the past weeks, as opposed to the negativity of listening to Brexit. On the home front, the work on the Presbytery was completed on Wednesday last, and the house is open this weekend for anyone who wishes to go and have a look at the refurbishment.  The weekday Mass goers have had a look already. The work on the Church started on Monday last, somewhat ahead of schedule, and this will continue for about eight weeks.  During these works, we invite Church users to use the toilets in the Presbytery; as there are two sets of toilets we will sign them Ladies and Gents.  The usual courtesies apply to their use – that you leave them fit for use, for those using them after you.   The funeral of Celia Walker will take place on Tuesday Evening with reception of the Body into Church at 7pm and Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am. On Thursday last at St.Bernadette’s, Brinnington, we celebrated the Leavers’ Mass on conjunction with the Mass of Thanksgiving for the First Holy Communion Children.  Mr.O’Brien will retire as the Head Teacher at the end of the Term.      Fr.Bill will write again next week.

CHURCH KNEELERS:  It would be much appreciated by the Apparitors if you could put the kneelers back on your seat after Mass. Thank you for your co-operation.

LUNCH CLUB that meets at Marple United Reformed Church, Hibbert Lane, on Mondays and Fridays is staffed by local volunteers mainly from the local churches. The Club is for older people and provides a 2-course meal along with good company and some entertainment. They are looking for people to help COOK ON A MONDAY, once a month. Could this be you!!! They would be most grateful for your help. Some training in Food Hygiene would be helpful but could be organised. Please contact Joan Brown 0161 427.8757 or 07717033219 if you would like to help.

COUNTING TEAMS: Please collect new Rotas for July 22nd – December 30th from the pigeon holes. We are very grateful for your continuing support.

LADIES TUESDAY EVENING WALKS: Meet at Church at 6.45pm. All ladies welcomes. Details from Sue on 426.0097.

CATHOLIC PRESS:  Please consider buying a Catholic Paper to keep in touch with what is happening in the Church and the world that affects us as Catholics, and to help keep the Catholic Press publishing.





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

“HAVE YOU GOT TIME”?             A quiet morning at Ridge Methodist Church, Saturday July 21st, 10am-12.15pm (Coffee from 9.30am). See poster on Churches Together notice board.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:   St.Columba’s Catholic Church, Chester, need a Nurse to join the Pilgrimage, Thursday August 30th- Saturday 8th September. They would be very grateful to anyone who can help.  See poster on Notice Board.






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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