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Events in February 2019

The Humanity of Christ: Saturday 16th February 2019

A prayerful reflection on "The Humanity of Christ" is the theme for the next Day of Reflection for 'ACTS' ('Adult Catholics Together Spiritually') being held on Sat 16 February 2019. Fr Michael Coughlan will lead the day which starts at 9.30am and finishes around 4.30pm ish. The venue is Sacred Heart and St Peter Church, Southmoor Rd, Baguley, South Manchester M23 1HP.

Payment by anonymous donation (suggested cost £10). Please contact Siobhan Cartwright for further details (siobhanbc@gmail.com/ tel: 0161 477 2783 / 07761138947).
The venue is near Wythenshawe Hospital and Manchester Airport

Darwin and the Invisible Gardener: Monday 18th February 2019

Darwin and the Invisible Gardener: Perspectives on Science and Faith. Monday 18th February, 2019 at 19:00 at Shrewsbury Cathedral, Town Walls. A lecture on the impact of Darwin's work on beliefs about divine action, and how this impact shapes our understanding of science and faith today.

Fr Andrew Pinsent is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. Formerly a particle physicist on the DELPHI experiment at CERN, he has degrees in philosophy and theology and a second doctorate in philosophy. The lecture will be 45 minutes long with a 15 minute questions and answers session at the end. Refreshments will be available at 8pm at the Orchard Cafe which is part of the Cathedral. Free entry

Funeral Service for the Late Mr Reginald Buckland: Tuesday 19th February 2018

We will have the funeral service of the late Mr Reginald Buckland husband of our faithful parishioner Anne Buckland on Tuesday 19th February at 9:20am at Blacon Crematorium.

Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in Peace.  Amen.


Events in March 2019

'Time For Jesus': Friday 1st March 2019

On Friday 1st March 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.

Healing Mass: Saturday 2nd March 2019

A Healing Mass for all families that are affected by mental illness and those that work with them. The Healing Mass will be held at St Mary’s, King Street, Middlewich, CW10 9EB on Saturday 2nd March at 12.15 pm. There will be an Anointing of the Sick and soup and coffee and tea afterwards as well as an opportunity for socialising and meeting members of the Diocesan Mental Health Action Group.

'Secular Franciscans Group': Sunday 3rd March 2019

This is the date of the March 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 4th March 2019

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.

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday 6th March 2019

6th March 2019 is Ash Wednesday. On this day, the Church formally summons its sons and daughters to enter into this period of prayer, almsgiving and self-denial, in preparation for the celebration of Easter. All Masses will include the rite of blessing and distributing ashes. The Masses will be as usual: Convent 8am; St Francis 12 noon. Although not a day of obligation, there will be an extra Mass at 7pm in Polish, for those who cannot make it to the other Masses. Please note that it is a day of fasting for those between the ages of 18 and 60. It is also a day of abstinence from meat for everybody. Let us enter into this solemn period, asking Our Lord’s blessing on our penitential efforts, and pray especially for those who are preparing for the Easter sacraments.

Hospital Mass: Thursday 7th March 2019

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.

Solemn Profession Of Sister Maria Graziella: Monday 25th March 2019

The Carmelite Monastery of The Annunciation invites you to The Solemn Profession Of Sister Maria Graziella of Jesus Crucified on Monday, March 25th at 11.00am.

Celebrant; The Right Reverend Mark Davies Bishop of Shrewsbury. All are warmly welcome to join with the community in thanking Almighty God, for this grace-filled day. Refreshments will be available after the Ceremony.

Visit their beautiful website for further information about the Monastery; www.carmelitesbirkenhead.org.uk/index.html


Events in April 2019

Monday Club: Monday 1st April 2019

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 4th April 2019

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 5th April 2019

On Friday 5th April 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 7th April 2019

This is the date of the April 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

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