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23 April 2017

Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday 23 Apr 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Maggie Goodfellow (Int)

Monday 24 Apr 9.00 Austin Dockney

25 Apr 9.00
David Campbell

Wednesday 26 Apr 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Fr Charles Conroy (Golden Jubilee)

Thursday 27 Apr 9.00
Helen McCann

Friday 28 Apr 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Alan & Edna Hornsby

Sunday 30 Apr 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Kathleen Nealon

Feastdays This Week:  


Baptisms:  By Appointment


Please Pray For:

All who are sick at home or in hospital, especially, Margaret Farrelly, Pat Milne, Tom Hall, Mary Young, Paul Righini, Fr Michael Cupit, Fr. Harry Stratton, Annette Loftus, Fr John Wright, Irene Walker, Veronica Norbury, John Holt, Christy Lynch, Imelda & Tim Judge, Veronica Lane, Paul & Joanna Winter, Joyce Leigh, Terry Ann Morgan, Trudy Watts, John Byrne, Pat Judge, Paul McClure, Cyril Jenkinson, Maggie Goodfellow.

 All who have died recently, especially Flann Boland.

All whose anniversaries occur around this time, especially, Canon Patrick Egan, Frs. John Gannon, Denis O’Sullivan, Michael Barry.



Offertory Envelopes:            The Offertory envelopes for the new Tax Year beginning 6 April are now at the back of church.  Joining the Gift Aid Scheme means that an extra 25p in every 1 you donate comes back to the Parish.  If you are a tax payer and wish to join the Gift Aid Scheme, please leave your name and address at the back of church or phone Kath on 483 3799.


NCSC:      National Catholic Safeguarding Commission protecting our children, young people and vulnerable adults.  There are handy sized purse/wallet leaflets at the back of church for anyone who would like to take one.  If you would like any further information you can contact Karen Tatton, our parish safeguarding co-ordinator, on 07758243830 or any of the numbers on the back of the leaflet.



A course on the Catechism will start at St. Joseph’s, Stockport this Thursday evening, beginning with Mass at 7.30pm, followed by a talk given by Fr. David Marsden.  All are welcome.


SVP STOCKPORT CHILDREN’S CAMP:     The Annual Walk will take place on 4th June at High Poynton as usual. More details later. Cheques should be written to SVP STOCKPORT CHILDREN’S CAMP FUND.                                                    

Can you spare some time each week?  Our Parish Community has an increased number of people living alone.  How about joining the Parish SVP Conference?  The Conference meets twice a month on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.  Ring Kevin on 07504 130749 or 0161 282 5523.


Has anyone got 1 – 2 hours a week to spare to do some shopping for a housebound lady on Bridgehall?  If you can help please contact Colin or Jim & Nick Seggie.  Thank You.


Craft Fair & Exhibition:       Davenport Methodist Church, Garners Lane are holding a Craft and Fair Exhibition featuring work by local artists on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June.  All are welcome and anyone wishing to exhibit at the Craft fair will need to book a table in advance.  Please see the poster at the back of church for full details.


Parish Tote:         The new Tote year began on 1 March.  We still need new members to join.

For a subscription of just 50p per week you have the chance to win 30 or 10 in the weekly draw. See Colin at the back of church for more details.


Parents seeking baptism for their children please contact Fr. Geoff on 0161 480 3723 or

Jenny Forshaw on 0161 494 6115.


The next Baptism Programme will commence on Sunday 30 April with a Welcome for new candidates during Mass on that Sunday.  The Programme will continue for the following two Sundays

(7 & 14 May).  Anyone who wants to take part in the preparation programme please contact Fr. Geoff or Jenny on the numbers given above.


Offertory Collection:    776.16                 The collection for the Holy Places raised 235.03

Thank You very much.

Parish Tote:

1st Prize:  30    No. 53 Pauline Lloyd       2nd Prize 10    No. 103 K. Canning           Congratulations


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



A Thought:

During life, faith is an ongoing struggle and there are moments of crisis when our minds are darkened and our vision of God is blurred by clouds of doubt.  There is nothing comfortable about believing as it challenges us to change our lives as a result of our encounter with Jesus.  The Risen Christ is present in our midst as much as he was with the early Christians and we are called to live our lives in his name.  It is through believing that we enter into a relationship with Christ and enjoy the new life which he offers us.

Adapted from Voicing a thought on Sunday.

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