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2024

June

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This Week's Newsletter - 23rd June

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

23/06/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, parish events.

The next meeting for The Potteries Theological Society is on July 3rd. Also, North Staffs Area Pastoral Council have organised an evening talk on Divine Revelation by Father Eamonn Mulcahy.

Have a great week and enjoy the nice weather.

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This Week's Newsletter - 16th June

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

16/06/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

Congratulations to the children in Year III who are making their First Holy Communion.

Happy Father's Day to all dads!

Today is also a “Day for Life” a reminder to us of the gift of life from God and its sacredness from conception to its natural end.

Coming up next Saturday is the Summer Fayre. Prizes for the main raffle are required aswell as donations of books, toiletries, toys, bottles and chocolate. Raffle tickets now available for you to take from the porch.

Have a great week.

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This Week's Newsletter - 9th June

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

09/06/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

Newcastle Foodback urgently need donations and several items in particular listed in the newsletter.

Coming up on 22nd June is the Summer Fayre. Prizes for the main raffle are required aswell as donations of books, toiletries, toys, bottles and chocolate. Raffle tickets now available for you to take from the porch.

Have a great week.

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Lenten Appeal

By Parish Office

09/06/2024

We collected £457.53 during Lent. This will be divided between Mary’s Meals and WaterAid. Thank you to all who donated.

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Missio Appeal

By Parish Office

09/06/2024

Father Noah has written to thank everyone who donated to the Missio appeal. £701 was collected over the three Masses, and 30 red boxes were distributed.

May

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This Week's Newsletter - 26th May

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

26/05/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter for two weeks. Check out the parish events.

Next weekend we welcome Father Noah to our parishes to give a Red Box Appeal.

Newcastle Foodback urgently need donations and several items in particular listed in the newsletter.

Coming up on 22nd June is the Summer Fayre. Prizes for the main raffle are required aswell as donations of books, toiletries, toys, bottles and chocolate.

Have a great week.

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Missio Appeal

By Parish Office

26/05/2024

Next weekend we welcome Father Noah to our parishes to give a Red Box Appeal. Thank you to parishioners who already give to Missio, the Pope’s charity for World Mission. Your generous donations either through the Red Box or Direct Debit support the Church around the World where it is young or in need. There will not be a second collection as the appeal is for membership to the Red Box scheme. Please keep the work of Missio and the Mill Hill Missionaries in your prayers. To find out more: www.missio.org.uk

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Newcastle Foodbank

By Parish Office

26/05/2024

Items that are urgently needed are soup, cereals, tinned cold meat, tinned fruit, tinned fish, long life juice and long life milk.

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This Week's Newsletter - 19th May

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

19/05/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter for this week, and parish events.

Coming up on 22nd June is the Summer Fayre. Prizes for the main raffle are required aswell as donations of books, toiletries, toys, bottles and chocolate.

Also, the next meeting for the Potteries Theological Society in on 22nd May.

Lastly, the youth group meets on Saturdays from 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm. The Youth Mass is on 19th May at 10am Mass.

Have a great week.

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This Week's Newsletter - 12th May

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

12/05/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter for this week, and parish events.

Newcastle Staffs Foodbank send their thanks for all the recent donations.

Coming up is the Open Day and Classroom Blessing at Our Lady & St Werburgh Primary School, and the North Staffs Vocations Promotions Group - An evening of prayer and reflection for vocations.

The next meeting for the Potteries Theological Society in on 22nd May.

The youth group meets on Saturdays from 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm. The Youth Mass is on 19th May at 10am Mass.

Have a great week.

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This Week's Newsletter - 5th May

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

05/05/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter for this week, and parish events.

Coming up in May are lots of events including: The St John of the Cross – Talks by Father Matthew Blake, Reconnect by Kenelm Youth Trust, and the Open Day and Classroom Blessing at Our Lady & St Werburgh Primary School.

The next meeting for the Potteries Theological Society in on 22nd May.

Lastly, the retiring collection this weekend is for the Sudan crisis appeal 2024. Find out more at www.cafod.org.uk/SudanAppeal.

Have a great week.

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Our Lady & St Werburgh Parish and School Summer Fayre

By Parish Office

05/05/2024

The annual parish and school summer fayre is on Saturday 22nd June between 12pm and 2pm.

April

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This Week's Newsletter - 28th April

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

28/04/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter for this week, and parish events.

Coming up in May are several events including: The St John of the Cross – Talks by Father Matthew Blake, the Archdiocese of Birmingham Mass for Marriage, Reconnect by Kenelm Youth Trust, and the North Staffs Area Pastoral Council evening talk on the Vatican II document Sacrosanctum Concilium.

Also, the retiring collection next weekend is for the Sudan crisis appeal 2024. Find out more at www.cafod.org.uk/SudanAppeal.

Have a great week.

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This Week's Newsletter - 21st April

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

21/04/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter for this week, and parish events.

Coming up in May are the St John of the Cross – Talks by Father Matthew Blake, the Archdiocese of Birmingham Mass for Marriage, and the North Staffs Area Pastoral Council evening talk on the Vatican II document Sacrosanctum Concilium.

Have a great week.

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This Week's Newsletter - 14th April

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

14/04/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter for this week, and parish events.

Coming up is the formation of the New Youth Group at St. Werburgh's. The first session will be on Saturday 20 April. Read more.

Have a nice week.

March

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This Week's Newsletter - 31st March

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

31/03/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, and the newsletter for this week and next. The next will be issued on 7th April.

Easter Monday Mass will be at Sacred Heart Church, Hanley at 10.00 am.

Happy Easter!

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This Week's Newsletter - 24th March

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

24/03/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, and the newsletter

Please see the Deanery Penance Services for Lent.

Happy Holy Week and Happy Easter!

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Holy Week for Children: Maundy Thursday

By Parish Office

24/03/2014

At 5:30pm on Maundy Thursday there will be a short service in the Upper Room. Good Friday at midday: We will hold a special Stations of the Cross prayer service for children in Church. If possible, please arrive a few minutes early so we can practice and prepare our songs and readings in the Side Chapel. All are welcome.

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Lenten Lunches at Ashley

By Parish Office

24/03/2014

Thank you to all who organised and supported the lunches. £150 was raised at our parish to make the grand total £511.20 which will go to Christian Aid.

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This Week's Newsletter - 17th March

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

17/03/2024

Dear Parishioners,

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

Coming up this week is The North Staffs Area Pastoral Council - Year of Prayer Mass.

The final Ashley Lenten Lunch is on Wednesday 20th March at the Catholic Church.

Finally, please see the Deanery Penance Services for Lent.

Have a great week.

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Holy Week

By Parish Office

17/03/2014

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: On Thursday 28th March at Our Lady & St Werburgh’s 7.30 pm. Lists for watching and washing of feet are available to sign in the porch.

Easter Monday Mass: At Sacred Heart Church, Hanley at 10.00 am. Chief Celebrant Canon Paul McNally. All welcome. Light refreshments available.

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This Week's Newsletter - 10th March

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

10/03/2024

Dear Parishioners,

Firstly, a very Happy Mother's Day to all mothers.

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

Coming up this week is the North Staffs Deanery Vocations Mass and the North Staffs Christian Aid Sponsored Walk at Tittesworth Water. Next week is The North Staffs Area Pastoral Council -Year of Prayer Mass.

The final Ashley Lenten Lunch is on Wednesday 20th March at the Catholic Church.

Finally, please see the notices for Holy Week for Children and Children's Liturgy.

Have a great week.

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This Week's Newsletter - 3rd March

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

03/03/2024

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

The team at CAFOD send their thanks for the donations made during the family fast day. Also, The Newcastle Foodbank send their thanks for donations made.

Coming up on Wednesday is the Ashley Lenten Lunch at the Anglican Church. This is followed by the next meeting of the Teen Discussion group on Saturday.

Finally, please see the notices for Holy Week for Children and Children's Liturgy.

Have a great week.

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CAFOD’s Family Fast Day appeal this Lent

By Parish Office

03/03/2024

Thank you for giving to CAFOD’s Family Fast Day appeal this Lent. Your generous donations, given in love, will support families around the world and help them with the resources to feed their families for good. You can still give online at https://www.cafod.org.uk

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Newcastle Foodbank

By Parish Office

03/03/2024

Thank you from the Foodbank for all your generous donations. Any donations can be left in the porch.

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February

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This Week's Newsletter - 25th February

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

25/02/2024

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

The next Ashley Lenten Lunch is on 6th March at the Anglican Church. Also, The next meeting of the Teen Discussion group is on 9th March.

Lastly, the Pilgrimage to Walsingham by North Staffs Walshingham Association is between 20th – 23rd March.

Have a great week.

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Lent Appeal

By Parish Office

25/02/2024

We are donating to WaterAid and Mary’s Meals for our Lenten appeal. Please bring any donations in at the end of Lent.

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This Week's Newsletter - 18th February

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

18/02/2024

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

Coming up are the Ashley Lenten Lunches and the CAFOD Family Fast Day.

The next meeting of the Teen Discussion group is on 9th March.

Lastly, the Pilgrimage to Walsingham by North Staffs Walshingham Association is between 20th – 23rd March.

Have a great week.

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This Week's Newsletter - 11th February

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

11/02/2024

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

Walk With Me Lenten Booklets and Calendar are available. Please take one today as you leave Church.

The local foodbank have thanked us for the recent donations.

Coming up on 1st March is the World Day of Prayer at Ashley.

The Prayer & Life Workshops continue until March on Saturday’s after the 10 a.m. Mass. Join in at the upper room.

Also, there is the Bethsaida Parish Youth Leader Training Course taking place in this month and in March.

Lastly, the Pilgrimage to Walsingham by North Staffs Walshingham Association is between 20th – 23rd March.

Have a great week.

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Stations of the Cross

By Parish Office

11/02/2024

On Sunday’s during Lent at 3pm starting at Clayton on 1st Sunday of Lent then alternating with Ashley Parish.

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Newcastle Foodbank

By Parish Office

11/02/2024

Thank you for all your recent donations. Please leave donations in the porch.

Visit website

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This Week's Newsletter - 4th February

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

04/02/2024

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

The local foodbank have listed what they are short of in the newsletter.

Coming up on 1st March is the World Day of Prayer at Ashley. The theme this year is very special as it is the Christians in Palestine.

The Prayer & Life Workshops continue until March on Saturday’s after the 10 a.m. Mass. Join in at the upper room.

Also, there is the Bethsaida Parish Youth Leader Training Course taking place in February and March.

Lastly, the Pilgrimage to Walsingham by North Staffs Walshingham Association is between 20th – 23rd March.

Have a great week.

January

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This Week's Newsletter - 28th January

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

28/01/2024

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

The Prayer & Life Workshops continue until March on Saturday’s after the 10 a.m. Mass. Join in at the upper room.

Also, there is the Bethsaida Parish Youth Leader Training Course taking place in February and March.

Have a great week.

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Newcastle Foodbank

By Parish Office

28/01/2024

Items that the foodbank are short of at the moment are:Items that the foodbank are short of this week are: custard, rice pudding, cereal, instant mash, squash, long life fruit juice, household cleaning items, shower gel, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes and washing up liquid.

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This Week's Newsletter - 14th January

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

14/01/2024

Dear Parishioners,

Happy New Year to you all.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

The Prayer & Life Workshops continue until March on Saturday’s after the 10 a.m. Mass. Join in at the upper room.

Coming up on 17th January is the next meeting for the Potteries Theological Society. The meeting will take place via Zoom. Meeting details are in this week's newsletter.

Have a nice week.

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This Week's Newsletter - 7th January

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

07/01/2024

Dear Parishioners,

Happy New Year to you all.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The parish website updates include Fr. Anton's weekly column, the newsletter, and parish events.

Fr. Anton send his best wishes.

Coming up are the Prayer & Life Workshops and the Annual Parish Youth Leaders Retreat.

All the best for the New Year!