Events in November 2018

Adoremus Revisited: Saturday 17th November 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; For details and registration, please see: www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/catholic-faith/the-new-evangelisation/registration

Confirmation Mass: Tuesday 27th November 2018
St Columba's Catholic Church

This Year Confirmation Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Mark on Tuesday 27th November, at 7pm, at St. Columba's Catholic Church, Plas Newton Lane, Chester, CH2 1SA.

Please pray for our candidates as they prepare to be Confirmed and please come to the Confirmation Mass and support our candidates as they take this important step on their faith journey.


Events in December 2018

Adoremus Revisited: 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, 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

'Secular Franciscans Group': Sunday 2nd December 2018

This is the date of the December 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 3rd December 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.

Hospital Mass: Thursday 6th December 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 7th December 2018

On Friday 7th December 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.

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