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20 January 2019

The Second Sunday of the Year

Special Day of Prayer for World Peace

20 Jan 9.30
(St. Vincent’sFor All Parishioners
Charlie Wilson

21 Jan 10.30
Funeral Mass for Ann Garner

22 Jan 9.00
Pete Tansley

Wednesday 23 Jan 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Mary Staddon (B/Day)

24 Jan 9.00
Noel Harrington

25 Jan 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Mary Hey

27 Jan 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Ann Garner

Feastdays This Week                


                                                THURS: St. Francis De Sales; FRI: The Conversion of St. Paul;

SAT: Ss Timothy & Titus.

                                              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, Mgrs. Francis McGuinness, Hugh McHugh, Canon Edmund Quinn, Frs. Terence Hillhouse, John Quinn.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service – this Sunday 20 January at 3pm at

St. Gabriel’s Church with the choir from St. George’s Church.  All are welcome.


Parish Tote:    Once again, the new Tote year begins on 1 March.  Can any members with envelopes outstanding please pay these by the end of February.

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

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

You can’t win if you’re not in!!


We have received a Thank You email from the Bishop of Kisii Diocese following his receipt of our Christmas donations for the Kenya Student’s Education Fund.  A copy is available to read at the back of church.


Youth Alpha:   St. Peters, Hazel Grove will be running a Youth Alpha Course in their Parish Centre on Sunday evenings from 20 January 2019 for all young people in our LPA. The course last 10 weeks.  Like all Alpha courses, food will be provided to the attendees.  If you attend Secondary school/6th Form and wish to join the course, please register your interest at  Anyone who would like to be confirmed next year is invited to take part.


The Annual Diocesan Mass to celebrate Marriage will be celebrated by Bishop Mark at 12 noon on Saturday 9 February at St. Columba’s Church, Plas Newton, Chester CH2 1SA.  All married couples and their families are welcome.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.  If you are celebrating a significant anniversary and wish to attend the Mass, please let Fr. Geoff know by 27 January and you will receive a special invitation.


Job Vacancy:  St. James’ High School are looking for a cleaner, 3pm to 6pm each evening, term time only.  Further details available from the school website or contact Michelle McCumesky on 482 6900.


Footsteps:       The next event in the series of presentations is on Tuesday 29 January at 8pm in St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Hazel Grove.  Come along to hear Fr Eamonn Mulcahy in a relaxed, informal café-style setting.  All are welcome.


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


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



Offertory Collection:     £329.32                Thank You.


Parish Tote:

1st Prize:  £30    No.  129  Ras Moore      2nd Prize:  £10    No. 11  Normie Bautista



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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