Weekly Celebration and Plans
Sun 20th May 2007: Ascension of the Lord, Year C
Mass book: Page 133; Psalter Week 3; Weekday Reading: 7th Week of Easter
Prayer Intention for 31 Day Club: conversion of the lukewarm and secularists.
Sanctuary Candle lit for the Evans family
Please pray for our sick and housebound family and friends: Cecilia Akers, Sandra Avery, Pauline Bailey, Irene Barker, Peter Bartlett, Eddy Beauchamp, Emmeline Bould, Donabella Brain, Tom Brindley, Lona and Norman Brougham, Gabriella and Sheila Bunn, Peter and Jean Butler, Mrs K Cook, Freda Dobson, Frances Eagles, Don Edwards, Gillian Ellis, Harry Goodall, Ella Goodier, Ray Goodier, Mrs Greensmith, Beryl Griffin, Mick Hawksworth, Michael Hamnett, Cissie Hayes, Kaye Hessler, David Hilditch, Rosemary Johnson, Eileen Kula, Kim Martin, Callum McGough, Emma Moors, Cath Mycock, Paddy Nolan. Ivy Ryles, Bernard Sellars, Alice Shenton, Gladys Skeoch, Harry Smith, Mrs Steel, Mary Thomas, Raymond Thompson, Alice Wilson, Lily Wright, Sandra Bailey, Frank Knox (a friend of Gerry White), Maggie Causer, David (son of Michael Ankrett, very ill following a motorbike accident), Laura Reney, Nemesia Lucin, Anthony Ford, Donna Lloyd, Dave Oldham, Chris Chatterton. May the Lord bring solace and strength to all those suffering at this time, to their families and to those who care for them.
Those whose anniversaries occur about this time
Peter Kelly Florence Wallace Mary Bryan Giovanni Pontrémoli James Sutton Peter Johnson Richard Raldo John Kelly Kathleen Dowling Hubert McGlynn Yvonne McKay Celia Hilditch Andrew McKinney
To all the children who received their first Holy Communion,
Thanks to those who’ve helped to prepare them.
The children will receive certificates at Sunday Mass after half term.
Open Evening at St. John Fisher Catholic High School
Yr 7 admissions for Sep 08, Thursday 21st June 7:00-9:00pm. Children in Yr 5 and their parents will be very welcome to visit the school and meet the pupils and teachers.
Pilgrimage to Holywell and Pantasaph
Saturday 16th June 07 - £10 each (includes entrance to the Well). Please see notice board for further details.
Parish meeting to finalise plan for Fun Day
Tue 22nd May, at 7:00 pm.
Pilgrimage to Holywell and Pantasaph: Saturday 16th June 07 - £10 each (includes entrance to the Well). Please see notice board for further details.
Gift Aid Scheme: It is not too late to join the Gift Aid Scheme. For every pound that is given to the parish by a tax payer, we can reclaim 28p from the Inland Revenue. Over the tax year, you need to pay as much tax as we reclaim. It costs you nothing and your parish has all those 28p. See Fr. ThÃ© or Peter Bradley.
The Easiest Way for Gift Aid Donors to make your offerings is by Bankers Standing Orders which leave you with complete control. Only the account holder can amend S.O.s.
Water4All: is a campaign organised by the Ashley Youth Group. In order to join, you are to pray and drink only water but eat normally on 6th June 2007. Please also sign the list at the back of the church to ask the G8 Summit in Germany to show their commitment to make water available to everyone. The form has to be returned by the 25th May. For further details, please visit www.water4all.org.uk .
Parish Day-out: A trip to Drayton Manor is planned for September. If you are interested, please put your name on the list at the back of the church.
Events at Maryvale Institute: Pilgrimage of the Sacred Heart with Mass - Sun 17th June, 3 pm.
Recollection Eve. For Eucharistic Ministers - 21st June, 7:30 pm. For further details please see notice board.
There is a long queue for mass intentions on Saturday evenings; they could take quite a while to be said, weekday masses could be said sooner.
Would you please state clearly if the intention is for the deceased or not thank you.
If anyone is going into Hospital please be sure to inform the Chaplain’s Office. Telephone no. 552252. Fr Eric Kemball is the RC Chaplain.
Drugs Addicts Helpline: 01782-273144.
DO YOU help care for a relative or friend or do you have someone who helps care for you? Phone N Staffs Carers No.831615 /831616 /831617 for information.
Are You An Unattached Catholic seeking new friends or perhaps looking for someone special? Why not join the Catholic Unattached Directory? It is run by Practising Catholics for practising Catholics. For free information pack ring 01322 222213 or write to: The Catholic Unattached Directory, FREE POST (DT 1153), DARTFORD, DA1 2BR, or visit their web pages at: www.catud.com
Marriage Preparation Courses: It is required that those who are planning to get married next year are to see the Parish Priest and attend a Preparation course at least 6 (six) months before the wedding. The dates for these courses are: Sun 20th May 2007, Sun 23rd Sep 2007, Sun 2nd Dec 2007. Venue: The North Staffs Centre, Catholic Marriage Care, 44 Jasper Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DA. Cost: £30.00 per couple. Contact: Tel: 01782 213018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.disciplesnow.com – For young people; www.sacredspace.ie - Daily prayer online; www.cafod.org.uk – Support to the poor; www.amm.org/chss.htm - Catholic Home Study Service
www.totalcatholic.com – Join the discussion forum that everyone’s talking about.
Youth Group: will have a Music Evening on Mon 21st May in Church, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Please bring your instruments.
Tai Chi Exercise: Young people: Thu 6:30 - 8:00 pm; Adults: Fri 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Many Thanks: Michael Ankrett would like to thank all the people of the parish who remembered his son in their prayers. He is now out of hospital and on the way to recovery.