Fr.Bill Fitzgerald 427:4922

11th August 2019



First Reading: (Wisdom 18:6-9)

By the same act which you took vengeance on our foes, you make us Glorious by calling us to you.

Second  Reading (Hebrews 11:1-2,8- 9)

Abraham looked forward to a city founded, designed and built by God.

Gospel:  (Luke 12:32-48)

You too must stand ready.

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

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







11th August

Gerald Nield

Deborah Deaville

Thanksgiving (Grime)






15th August

Peter Arnfield



12th August

Eucharistic Service



16th August

Eucharistic service




13th August

Eucharistic Service

Adoration and Rosary




17th August

Eucharistic Service



14th  August





18th  August




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.




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.


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: By the you come to read this weeks Newsletter, Fr Bill will have gone on his Summer Vocation. He will in common with so many of the Parishioners and Friends of the parish be taking some time to refresh himself with his family for his Ministry going forward at Holy Spirit. Fr. Dermot Byrne Mill Hill Missionaries, will supply the Weekend Masses this weekend August l0 & 11 while also making the Red Box Mission Appeal. (The Appeal will not be for money) Fr Dermot will be inviting Families / Individuals to consider having a Red Mission Box

in their homes, in support of the Mill Hill Missions. The idea being that any loose change con be put in the Red Mission Box.

Bernard Grime has kindly offered to be the Parish Coordinator for the counting of the monies collected via the Red Mission Boxes. I know that the Parish will give Fr Dermot  a warm welcome, he enjoyed his visit here last January when he supplied for Fr Bill.

Fr Bill would also like to invite donations via the special monthly envelopes for the Phase 2 redevelopment. The

Julv donations will be counted after this weekend. July donation envelopes are still available from the table in the church foyer. If you pay by Direct Debit or by Standing Order and you are part of the Parish Gift Aid Scheme please identify yourself  by placing a slip with your name inside the Special Envelope with your donation or write your name in the space provided on the outside of the Special Envelope. If you contribute to the Weekly Offertory via an Offertory Envelope simply put your "Weekly Offertory Envelope Number" on the Special Envelope. If you do not pay tax then the above does not apply to you, simply put your donation in one of the Special Envelopes and put it in the box provided on the Toble in the Church Foyer.

Fr. Bill is hearing on the "Parish Grape Vine" that people were worried about their donation via the "Special Envelope" because they could not afford the suggested donation of £10 per Month. Fr Bill is at pains to remind Parishioners and Friends of the Parish that  the amount of £l0 was only a suggested amount, as in all things some people will be able to afford to give £10 or in some cases more, others will not, so please give what you can afford, We want everybody to have a share in providing the funding for Phase 2 of the redevelopment of the Holy Spirit Church & Grounds, everybody who uses and attends Holy Spirit Church must now take on the responsibility for its ongoing maintenance. Next Thursday August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption" (There will be no Vigil Mass)

On the Feast Day August 15th Mass will be at l0:00am celebrated by Fr Dermot Byrne.

Our Organist Mr Tony Walker will organise the music and hymns for the Mass. As a parish we would also like to welcome any who are sharing our Liturgy with us at this time. The interior light fittings are due to be replaced the

second week in September - this will considerably improve the light in the Church, just as the new spots have done on the Sanctuary.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you have recently requested a Mass to be offered for your intention please speak with Mary Abbott confirming your dates as the Parish Diary containing Mass intentions has unfortunately gone astray.

LLANBERIS AWAY BREAK at ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL: 1..4 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 8year 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.

   “CONTEMPLATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY – Seeking God in the everyday”- a morning of quiet reflection at The Ridge Methodist Church this coming Saturday 10th August, 10am-12.15pm (Coffee from 9.30am) leader Rev.Tracy Ward. Please bring some means of taking photos – camera, phone etc., and let Tracy know you are coming by email:tracyward6@ntlworld.com or by phone 0161 312 9861, mobile: 07875059113.



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.



CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2019:  Elizabeth Paxton, our Churches Together organiser writes: I am delighted that this year we raised £8238.712, only £7.57p less than last year! The Plant Sale raised £542.30p which helped keep our total high. Working together as a team has made this possible and a big “thank you” to everyone involved before, during and after Christian Aid Week. 

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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