Fr.Bill Fitzgerald 427:4922

13th October 2019




First Reading: (2 Kings 5:12-17)

Naaman returned to Elisha and acknowledged the Lord

Second Reading :(2 Timothy 2:8-13)

If we hold firm, we shall reign with Christ.

Gospel: (Luke 17:11-19)

No one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.


Pope Francis’s prayer intention for October: That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary “spring” in the Church.






13th October

Jack Leeson

Geoffrey Lord





17th October

Eucharistic Service



14th October

Caterina Lavcava



18th October

Eucharistic Service





15th October

Edna & Bill Harris

Adoration and Rosary




19th October

No Service

(SVP mems Verification)




16th October

Spec.Int.Elsie Donellon






20th October

GoldenWedding (Harrison)




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.



Please pray for Peter Turner who died last week. May he 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, Audrey Turner, Renata Broda, Mary Foster, Gino Belli.


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





Fr.Bill  writes: This past week I completed a series of Masses at our local Catholic Schools to celebrate the start of the new Academic Year 2019/20  On Monday last I celebrated afternoon Mass at St.Mary’s, Marple Bridge and the children and staff, along with Parents and Grandparents were all in good voice. On Thursday evening last I celebrated the Welcome Mass for Year 7s at Harrytown again it was a great celebration, with lots of families and staff from the local Primary Schools in attendance. It is an opportunity to remind families of the great work that goes on in our local Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools, and the need for Catholic Parents to support these schools by ensuring where possible that their children attend these Catholic schools, and support the Parishes that contribute to their upkeep. Some Diocese across England/Wales/Scotland have handed back a number of their Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools as the number of Catholic Children dropped below a sustainable number so to maintain the school as a Catholic School. It’s a case of “if you don’t use them!! you will lose them!! At our last Parish Finance & Development Meeting a “Parish Meeting” has been dated for Sunday 17th November at 1pm Light refreshments will be served at 1pm and the “Parish Meeting”will follow the refreshments. An Open Agenda Sheet will be available on the Table in the Church Foyer in the leading up to the “Parish Meeting” so that Parishioners and Friends can submit items they would like to have discussed at the “Parish Meeting”. The Meeting also decided that our next Fundraising Event will be early in the New Year 2020. On the Weekends leading up to Christmas, the Parish will have the usual “Seasonal Tombola & Christmas Markets” There will be no Grand Raffle as the “Special Monthly Envelopes” are enough for people to have to support, at what is an expensive time of year for families. During the Sundays of the Advent Season 2019 we will have Taize Reflections and our usual Parish Advent Carol Service in the afternoons. This Sunday the Church worldwide celebrates the Canonisation of “Blessed John Henry Newman” in Rome it is a wonderful time for all Christian believers here in Britain. Please take a copy of the Special Pastoral Letter from the table in the Church Foyer from our Diocesan Bishop, to mark this very special occasion. We record the death of Peter Turner, a well known parishioner, and offer our sympathies to his family. His funeral will take place here at Holy Spirit on Friday October 25th at 1pm followed by committal at Stockport Crematorium. May he rest in peace. The Diocesan Safeguarding Officer will be here on Saturday morning next, 19th October at 11am to verify the DBS Documents for those who have signed up for Membership of our Parish SVP Conference if there is anyone else interested, speak now with Fr.Bill. We also have New Volunteers to take on the role of “Safeguarding Officers” for Holy Spirit and St.Bernadette’s Parishes.  Stockport NHS this Sunday October 13th at 2pm at St.George’s Anglican Church.Heavily, opposite Stockport Crematorium, will host the Annual Baby Memorial Service. Fr. Bill  is sorry that the Daily Mass at present is on different days each week, this is due to a very busy work schedule just now.

Fr.Bill will write again next week.





POPE FRANCIS’S PRAYER INTENTION for October is on the front of the newsletter.

DAY OF PRAYER FOR PRISONERS: Today we remember in prayer prisoners and their families.

WEEKDAY MASSES AND SERVICES: Please check front of Newsletter for details. Thank you.

CAFOD “Faith in Action” Retreat Day – Saturday November 2nd at Savio House, Bollington, Macclesfield 10am-4pm. Details and means of booking are in the letter at the back of Church.  Marian Thompson (427.7254) can offer a lift if needed.

READERS’ TRAINING DAY – Saturday October 19th  10.30-1pm at St.Christopher’s Romiley.

BIBLE SUNDAY – October 27th: Churches Together Service at St.Thomas’s Mellor – 6.30pm. Theme“Making the Bible Heard”.  Retiring Collection for the work of the Bible Society.





CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY – was on Friday 4th October. Special envelopes are available in the Foyer for your donations.

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. 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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