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17 March 2019

Second Sunday of Lent

17 Mar 9.30
(St. Vincent’sFor All Parishioners
Ann Garner      

18 Mar 9.00
Service of Word & Communion

19 Mar 9.00
Service of Word & Communion

20 Mar 9.00
(St. Vincent’s) Intentions of Winnie Mullarkey

21 Mar 9.00
Vera Wilson

22 Mar 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Jean Jest
Stations of the Cross

24 Mar 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Winefride Moss

Feastdays This Week                


  TUES: St. Joseph.

                                              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.


Please note the change of Mass time on Wednesday 20 March.


An Introduction to the Old Testament for BeginnersWednesday 20 March at 7.30pm in the Crypt Room here at St. Ambrose.  The sessions will continue for the following four weeks of Lent.  No previous knowledge required.


Serra Meeting on Thursday 21 March at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, Christ Church, Heald Green.  Fr Geoff will give a talk on the Psalms as part of our Lenten Reflections.  All are welcome.


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 which will involve an early start from Stockport/Manchester and travelling via London and Paris and arriving in Lourdes the same evening again, please get in touch with Fr. Peter.  No assistance with luggage or wheelchairs with train travel is available.


Lay Chaplaincy Vacancy:         The St. Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust are looking for a Lay Chaplain to work in a few secondary and primary schools in the New Mills, Buxton, Marple Bridge area.  More information from or contact Joe Hopkins on 07708907498 by 25 March.


Cantores Oecumenica, a not for profit community choir will give a concert at Holy Angels Church, Hale Barns on 14 April at 4pm.  Free entry with donations going to charity.  See the poster at the back of church.


CAFOD Lent Family Fast Day:        Drought, floods and famine are having a devastating impact on our global family. Through CAFOD’s global Church network – one of the largest aid networks in the world – your support can reach the people most in need of help. Please collect your Fast Day envelope from the back of church and return it by the end of Lent.  Thank you.


Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday evening at 7.30pm throughout Lent.

We need volunteers to lead the Stations of the Cross.  If you can help, please put your name on the list at the back of church.


The SVP is still collecting any of your used stamps - Penny Blacks included!!



Offertory Collection:     669.32                Thank You.


Parish Tote:

1st Prize:  30    No. 9 M. Lane                    2nd Prize:  10    No. 150 Margaret Porter



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



Parish Tote:    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.

You can’t win if you’re not in!!

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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