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12 May 2019

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Special Day of Prayer for Vocations

12 May 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Conor Walsh

13 May 9.00
Mary Ceccherelli

14 May 9.00
Pauline Henshaw

15 May 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Sheila Lodge

16 May 9.00
Conor Walsh

17 May 9.30 (St Vincent’s) Michael Mullen

19 May 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Elizabeth Fowler

Feastdays This Week                TUES: St. Matthais.



                                              Baptisms:  By Appointmentcontact Fr. Geoff on 0161 480 3723 or Jenny Forshaw on 0161 494 6115


Please Pray For:

All who are sick at home or in hospital, especially, Seamus Maxwell, Barry Lloyd, Eddie Partington, Baby Molly, Andrew Way, Joan Rowles, Tom Hall, Robert Graham, Ann Forshaw, Frances Hynes, Maddie Lofthouse, Margaret Farrelly, Pat Milne, Mary Young, Paul Righini, Fr Michael Cupit, Annette Loftus, Fr John Wright, Irene Walker, Veronica Norbury, John Holt, Christy Lynch, Imelda Judge, Veronica Lane, Joanna Winter, Terry Ann Morgan, Trudy Watts, Pat Judge, Paul McClure, Helen Jenkins, Baby Isabella Ortis, Eileen Ben, Marie Hughes.

All who have died recently.

All whose anniversaries occur around this time, especially, Frs. Frederick Robinson, John Murphy.


Healing Mission:       Our Local Mission Area (LMA) is having a Healing Mission led by the Little Way Healing Ministries.  It is for all the parishes in our LMA and will be held from 30 May to 2 June.  The Opening Healing Service is at Our Lady’s on Thursday 30 May at 7.30pm.  At the back of church there is a book about Healing available for purchase (cost 12.50) written by one of Healing Team leaders – a very good read - with accounts of numerous healings of all sorts which have happened during their Missions – physical, spiritual, psychological etc.  Also, leaflets which give more details and background information

Footsteps:       The next event in the Footsteps series of presentations is on Tuesday 14 May at 7.30pm in St. Peter’s Parish Centre, Hazel Grove.  Come and hear Mary Hardiman “Finding God in unexpected places”.  Mary has a great gift for unwrapping the Scriptures and presenting them in ways that are inspiring, practical and thought provoking.  Come and join us.


Annual SVP Fund Raising Family Walk:

Once again, a chance to put on your hiking boots and join us for a

pleasant walk along the Middlewood Way and Macclesfield Canal.

Meet as usual at the Coffee Shop, Poynton at noon on Sunday 2 June.

See you there!


Serra Meeting:           Thurs 16 May, 7.30pm at Christ Church, Heald Green.  Kevin McKenna will give a talk on “Christ the Light of the World” by Holman-Hunt.  Everyone is welcome.  Contact Gerry on 428 9103 if you would like to attend.


Easter Raffle:            The winning prize is still unclaimed.  It could be you!

If you have a ticket with the number 661 please come along to claim your prize.


Major Diocesan Event:            A Conference on Holiness and the Mission of the Laity on Saturday 18 May at Hale Barns from 9.30am to 3.30pm.  Everyone is welcome, but bring a packed lunch.  Ring 0151 652 9855 to register.



Offertory Collection:     340.05

The collection for Aid to the Church in Need raised 339.60         Thank You very much


Parish Tote:

w/e 5/5    1st Prize:  30    No. 155 K. Diep                                     2nd Prize:  10    No. 139 Phong Lee

w/e 12/5 1st Prize:  30    No. 103 Mrs K Canning                     2nd Prize:  10    No. 47 E. Edwards




Hospitals:                   Someone in the Alexandra?  Phone St. Chad’s 428 2480

Someone in Stepping Hill or Cherry Tree?  Phone 483 1010 or the Chaplains 419 5889.

or St. Peter’s 483 3476



Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – 2 July to 1 August

Booking forms are available on the pilgrimage website (  If you are going to fly and would like transport to and from Liverpool Airport, please let Fr. Peter Sharrocks know on 0161 483 3476 or as we may be able to arrange a coach to the airport. If you wish to travel by train, please get in touch with Fr. Peter.  No assistance with luggage or wheelchairs with train travel is available.


Parish Tote:    Don’t forget - You can’t win if you’re not in!!

Subscriptions are only 50p per week, with a chance to win 30 or 10.

If paying by cheque please make them payable to St. Ambrose, Stockport.


Gift Aid:         If you are a taxpayer and contribute regularly to the Offertory collection, please consider joining the Gift Aid Scheme.  Your contributions must be recorded so therefore you will need to contribute either by weekly numbered envelope or by standing order.  Please contact Kath, the Gift Aid organiser on 483 379

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