Events in October 2018
The Journey in Faith Group (RCIA)
The Journey in Faith Group (RCIA) meet each Wednesday at 6:45pm in the Church. This group is meant, not only for those interested in becoming Catholics, but also for practising Catholics who would like to deepen their faith.
Annual Mass Counts
The third of four Annual Mass Attendance counts will be made this weekend 20th/21st October. The fourth count will be taken on the weekend of 27th/28th October.
Would the people taking the collections please count attendance at each Mass over the four weekends and put the numbers on paper after each Mass.
Events in November 2018
Hospital Mass: Thursday 1st November 2018
At 12:15pm on the first Thursday of each month a Mass is celebrated in the Chapel of the Countess of Chester Hospital. This is for patients/outpatients, staff, families, friends and the wellbeing of our hospitals, including the Bowmere. All are welcome.
'Time For Jesus': Friday 2nd November 2018
On Friday 2nd November we continue the special celebration 'Time for Jesus' which started on Friday 7th November 2014 and will be continued every first Friday of the month. It will begin at 11.00 am with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacrament of Reconciliation then at 12 Noon there will be Holy Eucharist followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which will be held until 9.00 pm.
During this time there will be:
- Midday Prayer of the Church after Mass;
- Divine Mercy Prayer at 3.00pm followed by the Holy Rosary;
- Mass in Polish at 6.30pm;
- All the time there will be a Priest available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
At 9pm a group of parishioners will continue with prayer and readings in the small Chapel behind the main altar until 1am. All are welcome.
'Secular Franciscans Group': Sunday 4th November 2018
This is the date of the November meeting of the S.F.O. at 2.15pm in the Friary. Please note all future meetings of the S.F.O. will now take place on the first Sunday of each month.
The rule and life of the Secular Franciscans is this: To observe the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and the centre of his life with God and people. (From the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order).
If you would like to know more, please contact the minister of the Chester fraternity; Mrs Kate Hughes OFS, 7 Lansdowne Grove, Chester, CH4 8LD, telephone 01244 683538. Or follow this link to the national Secular Franciscan website; The Secular Franciscan Order of GB
Monday Club: Monday 5th November 2018
The Monday Club are a group of retired/semi-retired parishioners who get together on the first Monday of each month at 2:00pm in the Hall. They arrange trips out for meals, visits to Garden Centres and other activities throughout the year. Anyone who would like to attend the meeting and take part in future activities of the Group would be very welcome to join them.
Adoremus Revisited: Saturday 17th November and Saturday 1st December 2018
For Catechists and anyone who’s interested, Bishop Robert Barron’s talk on the Mass from the Eucharistic Congress will be shown, followed by a time of discussionand reflection, on Sat 17th November at St Hugh & St John’s Parish Hall, Altrincham, WA14 5NB - 9:15 for 9:45 am start, ending with Adoration and Mass around noon; and in Shrewsbury on Sat 1st December at St Winefride’s School Hall, Belmont, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1TE - Mass at 9:30am (Cathedral) - 10:15am for 10:30am start, ending with prayer at 12:25pm. For details and registration, please see: www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/catholic-faith/the-new-evangelisation/registration