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19 August 2018

Twentieth Sunday of the Year

19 Aug 9.30
(St. Vincent’sFor All Parishioners
Eddie Partington (sick)

20 Aug 9.00
Service of Word & Communion

21 Aug 9.00
Service of Word & Communion

Wednesday 22 Aug 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Service of Word & Communion

23 Aug 9.00
Service of Word & Communion

24 Aug 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) Damian Jeffers

26 Aug 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Kathleen Nealon

Feastdays This Week                

                                                MON: St. Bernard; TUES: St. Pius X; WED: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary; FRI: St. Bartholomew.

                                              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, 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, especially Marjorie Hughes.

All whose anniversaries occur around this time, especially, Mgr. Canon Vincent Turnbull, Frs. Patrick O’Brien, Christopher Jenkins.


Fr. Jim McGrath who will be celebrating Mass with us on the weekends that Fr. Geoff is away.


Parish Discussion on the famous Light of the World painting by William Holman Hunt, led by Kevin.  It has been described as “the world’s greatest evangelical picture.”  Wednesday 5 and Wednesday 12 September from 2pm to 3.15pm here at St. Ambrose.  Refreshments served from 1.50pm.  See the poster at the back of church.


‘The Men of St. Joseph’ meet every Thursday night at 8pm in the Parish Hall at

St. Joseph’s, Stockport.  Contact Simon Leigh on 07738 056761 for details.

Job Vacancy:  The SVP is seeking to recruit a Young Vincentians Programme Manager and a Mini Vinnies Officer as part of the expansion of our youth programme.

Young Vincentians Programme Manager: 30k pa; fulltime permanent contract.  Closing date: 3pm on Thurs 23 August.  Interviews: Thurs 30 August. Start date: ASAP.

Mini Vinnies Officer: 23k pro rata; 2 days per week; one-year contract.  Closing date: 10am Mon. 20 August.  Interviews: Fri 24 August.  Start date: ASAP.

Both roles are based at the national office. For more details and application pack visit the vacancies section of the SVP website on


Parish Data Protection Training:       Thurs. 13 September at 7.30pm at

St. Mary’s, 29 Zetland Street, Dukinfield, SK16 4EJ.

This GDPR training is for parish volunteers, employees, anyone who handles personal information or is interested in Data Protection generally.  Everyone is welcome.  See the poster at the back of church.


Mill Hill Missionaries – Red Boxes: Could all Red Mission Box holders please bring their boxes to church please.  For those contributors who are unable to bring their boxes into church Mary will collect personally. 


The Chester Across Group urgently require another nurse (or doctor) to travel overland to Lourdes by Jumbulance.  The dates are Thursday 30 August to Saturday

8 September.  Nurses are asked to pay half price, 400, but we can subsidise anyone who cannot afford to pay the full amount.  Contact Tony Murphy on 07881 656 974 or email  See the poster at the back of church.



Fr Geoff will be away until the 24th August. If you need a priest for an urgent matter, please contact Fr David on 480 2489 or Fr Peter on 483 3476.


If you have any notices that may have missed the publication of the newsletter over the holiday period, please ask for them to be given out verbally.



Offertory Collection:     234.31                Thank You


Parish Tote:

1st Prize:  30    No 6 T. Davies                   2nd Prize:  10    No. 68 V.A. Lane



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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