Saturday 18th March
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Hilda & Albert Clarkson RIP

Sunday 19th March – 3rd SUNDAY OF LENT (CYCLE A)
9;30am – Jack Hunt RIP
11:00am – People of the Parish
Noon – St Joseph’s Day – Shared Table

Monday 20th March
9:30am – Mass – Bill Fay
7:30pm – Scripture Group

Tuesday 21st March
9:30am Mass – Joe Davies (Get well soon)

Wednesday 22nd March
Noon Mass – Alan Isherwood RIP

Thursday 23rd March
9:30am Mass – Kathleen Harrison RIP

Friday 24th March
No Service

Saturday 25th March
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Frank Rose RIP Birthday & Wedding Anniv.

Sunday 26th March
9;30am – Frank Chedotal RIP
11:00am – People of the Parish

Monday 27th March
7:30pm Scripture Group

Dates for your Diary

 Sunday 19th March – Shared Table

After the 11am Mass we will be having a Shared Table to celebrate St Joseph’s Day. Please make a note in your diary and come along and join in the fun.

Please bring along some food to share – sandwiches, sausage rolls, salads, pasta dishes, crisps, trifles, cheesecakes, etc. etc.
There will also be a selection of foods from various nationalities.
The Bar will not be open, so please bring your own drinks.
There is going to be an Easter Egg Tombola so could you please donate an Easter Egg to Church next weekend.
Volunteers will be needed please to help clear up afterwards.

Saturday 25th March – Healing Mass

This will take place at St Werburgh’s in Chester. Please see the poster on the notice board.

Wednesday 29th March 10:30am – COFFEE MORNING

Please come along and meet parishioners who go to a different Mass to the one you usually attend.
There will also be a Bring and Buy Stall – so bring something along.


“Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me”.

We recently told you that for our Lenten Charity this year we would be supporting SPA (The Society of St Peter the Apostle) to help train priests in Mission countries.

However – you will have seen and read the reports that are coming in from Eastern Africa about the severe drought, and several compounding problems – lack of food, and civil war – which means that now over 16 million people across South Sudan, Somalia, northern Kenya and Ethiopia are facing starvation. The United Nations warns that this is the largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which CAFOD is a member, has launched a full scale humanitarian crisis appeal.

In South Sudan, alone, 4.9 million people – nearly half the population – urgently need food aid. Famine has been declared in two areas of Unity State, where 100,000 people face starvation and fears are growing that more vulnerable families in other parts of the country are on the brink of famine.
In Somalia, the UN estimates that half the population are in now need of urgent food aid with over 400,000 children now in need of urgent life-saving support.
In northern Kenya, the government declared drought a national disaster in February, affecting more than 2 million people in northern region of the country.
In Ethiopia, failed autumn rains in 2016 have led to a new drought affecting 5.6 million people in the southern and south eastern regions of the country.

So it has been decided that all donations for our Lenten Charity will now go to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

A humanitarian crisis on this scale cannot be ignored. Things may be difficult for many of us here in the UK; but, compared to the plight of these people, our problems sink into insignificance.

Please be as generous as you can to this Appeal.


Sadly we have had to cancel this event as there were insufficient numbers wishing to go.
We hope to organise a Retreat later in the year at a more local venue.


The new Boxes are available today. Please take home your new box – but please don’t start using them until the
9th April. If you are not already making your Offertory donations by Envelope – or by Standing Order – and would like to, please speak to George Snape or Derek. Similarly, if you wish to Gift Aid your donations please ask for a Gift Aid form.


Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mrs A Bradbury


We are still collecting unwanted spectacles/cases to be sent to the Missions. If you have any that you no longer need please bring them in.

Newsletter Download: 282. 19th March 2017 3rd Sunday of Lent