Parish News for Our Lady and St Werburgh and Our Blessed Lady and St John The Baptist

2020

March

UK Catholic Diocesan Newspapers Available Online - 23/03/2020

Adam here with more updates. CathCom Group have made available all UK Catholic Diocesan newspapers on one website, www.churchpaper.co.uk, so parishioners can stay in contact with their Church and their community.

News Papers include

  • A&B News
  • Cardiff People
  • Catholic East Anglia (East Anglia Diocese)
  • Catholic South West
  • Catholic Pic (Archdiocese of Liverpool)
  • Hallam News
  • Lancaster Voice
  • Middlesbrough Voice
  • Nottingham Catholic News
  • The Pilgrim (Archdiocese of Southwark)
  • The Vine (Northampton Diocese)
  • UCM News (Union of Catholic Mothers)
  • Reach - Catholic Schools Paper

More papers expected to follow in during next few weeks

This week - Fourth Sunday of Lent - 22/03/2020

Adam here, keeping up updated with communications by email. I hope that you are coping as best you can in this difficult situation.

The newsletter includes just Fr. Anton's weekly column. More updates on what is happening at our church as i get them.

Updates can also be found on the Deanery website

Live streaming of Masses and Catholic Worship

The following website gives a number of live stream Masses and other acts of Catholic worship throughout the day and from Catholic churches across the UK and Ireland that people may want to watch and join in: https://www.churchservices.tv/

Live streaming of Masses and Catholic Worship - 18/03/2020

The following website gives a number of live stream Masses and other acts of Catholic worship throughout the day and from Catholic churches across the UK and Ireland that people may want to watch and join in: https://www.churchservices.tv/

Updates on Deanery website www.northstaffsdeanery.org.uk

Live streaming of Masses and Catholic Worship - 18/03/2020

The following website gives a number of live stream Masses and other acts of Catholic worship throughout the day and from Catholic churches across the UK and Ireland that people may want to watch and join in: https://www.churchservices.tv/

Updates on Deanery website www.northstaffsdeanery.org.uk

Public acts of worship in Catholic Churches in England and Wales - 18/03/2020

"In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. It is very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. This will begin from Friday evening, 20th March 2020, until further notice."

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This week - Third Sunday of Lent - 15/03/2020

Adam here, safe in my bunker! Today's updates include the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column and diary dates. We remember Bishop David McGough this weekend as he has celebrated his Golden Jubilee, giving thanks to him for his service; the retiring collection will be towards a small token of our appreciation.

Events during Lent: Find out more>>

Lent Appeal – WaterAid Jars of Change: We will be supporting the charity WaterAid. Please collect your loose change throughout Lent and fill an empty jar.

Church Volunteers for Church Cleaning Teams and Tea and Coffee Makers, please contact the parish office.

This week - Second Sunday of Lent - 08/03/2020

Adam here, Today's updates include the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column and diary dates.

Coming up this week: Bishop David McGough celebrates his Golden Jubilee next weekend.

Events during Lent: Find out more>>

Lent Appeal – WaterAid Jars of Change: We will be supporting the charity WaterAid. Please collect your loose change throughout Lent and fill an empty jar.

Church Volunteers for Church Cleaning Teams and Tea and Coffee Makers, please contact the parish office.

This week - First Sunday of Lent - 01/03/2020

Adam here. Today's updates include the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column and diary dates.

Coming up

On 14th March our area bishop, Bishop David will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his ordination.

Events during Lent: There are several events taking place during Lent. Find out more

Lent Appeal – WaterAid Jars of Change: This year we will be supporting the charity WaterAid. Please collect your loose change throughout Lent and fill an empty jar.

Church Cleaning. We would like two volunteers to clean the Upper Room and ONE person to offer to join Group 2 rota to vacuum the church carpet only!  This would be on a Thursday or Friday morning every 6 weeks. Please contact the parish office.

Tea and Coffee Makers. More volunteers are needed to join the teams who are now down to 2 people. Please contact the parish office.

February

This week - 23/02/2020

Adam here. Today's updates include the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column and diary dates.

Coming up

On 14th March our area bishop, Bishop David will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his ordination.

Events during Lent: There are several events taking place during Lent. Find out more

Lent Appeal – WaterAid Jars of Change: This year we will be supporting the charity WaterAid. Please collect your loose change throughout Lent and fill an empty jar.

Church Cleaning. We would like two volunteers to clean the Upper Room and ONE person to offer to join Group 2 rota to vacuum the church carpet only!  This would be on a Thursday or Friday morning every 6 weeks. Please contact the parish office.

Tea and Coffee Makers. More volunteers are needed to join the teams who are now down to 2 people. Please contact the parish office.

This week - 16/02/2020

Adam here. Today's updates include the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column and diary dates and many new events in March.

Coming up

There is a Christians against Poverty Special Service at Ashely Methodist Church on 23rd February.

On 14th March our area bishop, Bishop David will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his ordination.

Events during Lent

There are several events taking place during Lent. Find out more

Lent Appeal – WaterAid Jars of Change: This year we will be supporting the charity WaterAid. Please collect your loose change throughout Lent and fill an empty jar.

Church Cleaning. We would like two volunteers to clean the Upper Room and ONE person to offer to join Group 2 rota to vacuum the church carpet only!  This would be on a Thursday or Friday morning every 6 weeks. Please contact the parish office.

Tea and Coffee Makers. More volunteers are needed to join the teams who are now down to 2 people. Please contact the parish office.

This week - 09/02/2020

Adam here. Today's updates include the parish newsletter and Father Anton's column and diary dates.

Coming up, there is a Christians against Poverty Special Service at Ashely Methodist Church on 23rd February. Our area bishop, Bishop David will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at a special service at The Sacred Heart, Tunstall on 14th March

Church Cleaning. We would like two volunteers to clean the Upper Room and ONE person to offer to join Group 2 rota to vacuum the church carpet only!  This would be on a Thursday or Friday morning every 6 weeks. Please contact the parish office.

Tea and Coffee Makers. More volunteers are needed to join the teams who are now down to 2 people. Please contact the parish office.

This week - 02/02/2020

Adam here. Today's updates include the parish newsletter and Father Anton's column and diary dates.

Church Cleaning. We would like two volunteers to clean the Upper Room and ONE person to offer to join Group 2 rota to vacuum the church carpet only!  This would be on a Thursday or Friday morning every 6 weeks. Please contact the parish office.

Tea and Coffee Makers. More volunteers are needed to join the teams who are now down to 2 people. Please contact the parish office.

January

This week - 19/01/2020

Adam here. Today's updates include the parish newsletter and Father Anton's column and diary dates. We still would like more volunteers are needed to join the teams helping the Church. Please contact the parish office.

Please help Our Lady & St Werburgh’s school win £20,000! and get free books. See newsletter for details.

A date for your diary's is the Annual Parish AGM on 26th April.