The Rosary

The Rosary will be recited at 11.30am Monday to Thursday. If you would like to volunteer to lead the Rosary please contact Br Jinson. All are welcome to join in.

The prayers that compose the Rosary are arranged in sets of ten Hail Marys, called "decades". Each decade is preceded by one Lord's Prayer, and traditionally followed by one Glory Be.

Usually, five decades are recited in a session. Each decade provides an opportunity to meditate on one of the Mysteries of the Rosary, which recall events in the lives of Jesus Christ and his mother Mary.

Wikipedia contains a series on the Rosary of the Catholic Church available via this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary


St Francis Holy Hour

We will be meeting weekly for a Holy Hour to pray, to reflect and to share. We pray for our parish and our country in the sacramental presence of our Lord. We reflect on inspired readings and most of all on God’s Word. We share our thoughts and life experiences as Christian brothers and sisters. You are more than welcome to join in weekly, or bi-weekly or just once in a while when you can make it on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. in the Church (Entry via the green door at the left hand side of the Church).

If you have questions call 01244 351331. See you there!


June 2024

A new Christian film called 'Unsung Hero'

A Christian film 'Unsung Hero (PG)' is now showing at Broughton Cineworld on Friday 14th to Thursday 20th June 2024.

Unsung Hero: Directed by Richard L. Ramsey and Joel Smallbone. With Daisy Betts, Joel Smallbone, Kirrilee Berger, Jonathan Jackson. Based on a remarkable true story, a mum's faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold on to theirs.

Two showings daily except this weekend: Sat. 15th & Sun. 16th June at 8pm only

Click on this link to watch the trailer for the film on YouTube;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mYkDJ1vBg4


Friday 21st June 2024
An Evening with The Mercy Brothers

You are invited to a Lively Musical Evening with The Mercy Brothers, to support SVP Youth Work will take place on Friday 21st June. The Mercy Brothers are a clergy-based band from the Salford and Shrewsbury Diocese. Funds raised will go to support for SVP Youth Work in the Shrewsbury and Salford Dioceses. Venue: Our Lady’s Social Club, Flint St, Stockport, SK3 8GE.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets at £15 are available by clicking on this link
https://giving.give-star.com/event/saint-vincent-de-paul-society-england-and-wales/a-lively-musical-evening-with-the-mercy-brothers or on the door.

Sunday 23rd June 2024
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday 24th June 2024
Catholic High School Open Afternoon Day

Starting at 3.30pm - 6pm, meet & greet our dedicated students and staff, ask questions, tour the school and get a feel for the welcoming community that defines our school. Furthermore, interactive demonstrations, canteen tastings and live sports action. All welcome!

Wednesday 26th June 2024
Holy Reunion Mass

The Catholic High School would like to acknowledge the First Holy Communions taking place in all our feeder Parishes by celebrating the 'Holy Reunion Mass'. The Mass will be on Wednesday 26th June, 6:30pm at the Lyceum (6th Form building at the Catholic High School) followed by refreshments. The candidates are welcome to wear their Communion outfits or their school uniform. We look forward to celebrating with you all! RSVP: gasparinia@christofidelis.org.uk

Sunday 30th June 2024
St. Peter & St. Paul, Apostles
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


July 2024

Friday 5th July 2024
Monthly First Friday Devotion

Join us for First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, following the 10.30am Stations of the Cross in St Francis Church, in front of the Sacred Heart statue of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The statue depicts the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a representation of the love of Christ, devotion to which, although it first appeared explicitly in the late 13th century, only became widespread after the Napoleonic Wars.

It was declared a universal feast of the Church in 1856, and in 1875, the year our church was opened, Pope Pius IX exhorted all Catholics to consecrate themselves to the Sacred Heart. It might be considered a visual portrayal of the same sense of Jesus's overflowing love for mankind as is conveyed in the words of Methodist hymns dating from the same era.

Saturday 6th July 2024
Monthly First Saturday Devotion

Join us for First Saturday Devotion to The Immaculate Heart Of Mary. Prayers will be led by members of The St Francis Prayer Group. Part of The Holy Rosary will be said in different languages. Anyone who would like to lead a decade of the Holy Rosary is welcome to come forward.

Sunday 7th July 2024
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday 13th July
Shrewsbury Lourdes Hospitality

The next meeting is at St Mary’s Caritas Centre, Delamere St, Crewe, CW1 2JX on Saturday 13th July at 3pm. All members of the Hospitality are welcome to attend. Please pass details to any interested members. Register your attendance and make any apologies to secretary@teamshrewsbury.co.uk

After the meeting members are invited to attend the 5.30pm Vigil Mass at St Mary’s Church, Crewe (adjacent to the centre) to join in prayer for the success of the forthcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Sunday 14th July 2024
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 21st July 2024
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 28th July 2024
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Future Events


Saturday 3rd August 2024
Pilgrimage To Walsingham

Here are the live links from the poster:

For further details go to;   www.prolifepilgrimage.org

Follow online at;   www.youtube.com/c/walsinghamcatholictv

Or follow online at;   www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/


Thursday 15th - Saturday 24th August 2024
Lourdes Overland via Jumbulance

Tony Murphy will make an appeal for a nurse, helpers and sick and disabled pilgrims for the two local Across Groups that go to Lourdes by Jumbulance. Wirral Group travelled from Thursday 30th May to Saturday 8th June. Chester Group travel from Thursday 15th to Saturday 24th August and Brother John Cavanagh is the Chaplain. A second collection was made at all masses, the weekend of 27th/28th April 2024.

Franciscan Brother John Cavanagh is Chaplain. Cost including a kitty and insurance is £1,095. Nurses and young people in full time education pay half price. Help may be available if people cannot afford the full amount. Travel insurance is available for just £65.

For further information, visit www.across.org.uk or contact Tony Murphy 07881 656974 or email tonymurphyefc2002@yahoo.co.uk


Friday 8th November 2024
Sacrament of Confirmation

The next Chester parishes Sacrament of Confirmation will be on Friday, 8th November, 2024. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be led by St. Columba and St. Theresa's Confirmation team.

Any one who is currently at high school may be Confirmed in November, with no upper age limit. If you wish to be Confirmed please email stcolumbatheresaconfirmation@hotmail.co.uk to register and receive further information about the preparation program. Please say in your email if you are over 18, as adults will be prepared separately.


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