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11 February 2018

Sixth Sunday of the Year

Special Day of Prayer for the Unemployed

Sunday 11 Feb 9.30
(St. Vincent’sFor All Parishioners
Fr. Frederick Lane

12 Feb 9.00
Margaret Frankland

13 Feb 9.00
Angela Guy

Ash  Wednesday 14 Feb 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Mary Rochford
(St. Ambrose) Priests Intention

Thursday 15 Feb 9.00
Pedro Ballaster

Friday 16 Feb 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Rita Riley
Stations of the Cross
Saturday17 Feb12.30(St. Vincent’s) Kathleen Barclay

Sunday 18 Feb 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Drf Celia Cameron

Feastdays This Week

                                                Ash Wednesday (Day of Fasting & Abstinence)

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, Joan Rowles, Tom Hall, Liz Beddows, Robert Graham, Ann Forshaw, Veronica Morrissey, Fr Steve Dwyer, 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, Maggie Goodfellow, Helen Jenkins, Baby Isabella Ortis, Eileen Ben.

All who have died recently.

All whose anniversaries occur around this time, especially, Frs. Michael Wagstaffe, Edward Carroll, Ernest Daly, Ivan Burke.


Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent and a Day of Fasting and Abstinence.

Ashes will be distributed at each Mass that day.

Please try to start Lent by attending one of these Masses.


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

Reflection Morning for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:

Saturday 17 February, at St. Vincent’s, from 10am to 1pm, finishing with Mass at 12.30pm.  Led by Margaret Lillis, with coffee from 9.30am.

Lenten Talks on the Eucharist at St. Vincent’s - Tuesday 6 March, 7.30 to 9pm, led by Fr. Bernard Bickers; Tuesday 20 March, 7.30 to 9pm, led by Canon David Roberts.

St. John’s Gospelthe mystery of Jesus:      Workshops led by Jonathan Goodfellow on Wednesday afternoons at 1.30pm, continuing until 7 March, in the Crypt Room of the Parish Centre. 

Three suitcases are required to send clothes to children in Kenya.  The cases must have handles and wheels.

Parish Tote:            Can any parishioners with envelopes outstanding please pay these

by the end of February as the new year for the Parish Tote starts in March.

If possible, could you consider paying for your numbers either yearly or half-yearly.

You can pay by cash or cheque (made payable to St. Ambrose, Stockport).

If this is a problem please speak to Liz, Karen or Colin at the back of church.

Remember, you have to be in it, to win it!  Thank you.


The Lourdes Youth Group – A Date for your Diary:     To raise funds for the young people from our parish who go with the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, we are hosting a Ladies Evening/Fashion Show on Friday 16 March at St. Peter’s, Hazel Grove, Parish Centre, and we would love you to come.  Tickets will be on sale soon, price 5 (which includes entry into a door prize).  It promises to be a fun evening.  We are also looking for unwanted gifts or donations for our raffle and silent auction.  Please contact Mary Conway-Kelly on 07809748805/, Marie Young on 07968778303/ or Una Devlin on 07893904930/ if you can help.


Foreign and Old Coins:        The SVP now have about 15 kilos of coins, the minimum weight to send to raise funds for the SVP nationally and locally.  Please drop any old or foreign coins into the container behind Colin’s table over the next few weeks.  Thank you.


If you would like to become a Prayer Sponsor for our Confirmation Candidates, this year.  Please sign the cards on the Confirmation noticeboard at the back of church.



Offertory Collection:    383.51             Thank You


Parish Tote:

1st Prize:  30.  No. 89 Sarah Jackson                          2nd Prize:  10.   No 19 D. Carlin    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

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