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17 September 2017

Twenty Fourth Sunday of the Year

Special Day of Prayer for Home Missions

Sunday 17 Sep 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners.
John Byrne

Monday 18 Sep 9.00 Special Intention

19 Sep 9.00
Austin Dockney

Wednesday 20 Sep 9.30
(St. Vincent’s)

Thursday 21 Sep 9.30
Christopher Moran

Friday 22 Sep 9.30
(St. Vincent’s)

Sunday 24 Sep 9.30
(St. Vincent’s) For All Parishioners
Kathleen Nealon

Feastdays This Week

WED: Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang & Companions, THURS: St. Matthew; SAT: St. Pio of Pietrelcina.



Baptisms:  By Appointment


Please Pray For:

All who are sick at home or in hospital, especially, Fr Steve Dwyer, Frances Hynes, Maddie Lofthouse, 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, Joanna Winter, Joyce Leigh, Terry Ann Morgan, Trudy Watts, Pat Judge, Paul McClure, Cyril Jenkinson, Maggie Goodfellow, Helen Jenkins, Baby Isabella Ortis, Eileen Ben.

 All who have died recently, especially Doreen McDonald.

All whose anniversaries occur around this time, especially, Canons Peter Coughlan, Clement Turner, Francis Murphy, Frs. Frank McManus, John Corcoran, Gerald McDonald, William Mellor.


Tea & Toast:        Come along and join us for tea/coffee and toast in our

newly refurbished Parish Hall next Sunday immediately after 11am Mass.

See you there!


Aquinas College – Open Events:     Saturday 30 September from 10am to 1pm; Wednesday 11 October from 6.30pm to 8.30pm; Thursday 2 November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Confirmation 2018:


A “Come and See” meeting will be held next Sunday 24 September in St. Peter’s

Parish Meeting Room, Hazel Grove from 4.45pm to 5.45pm.  This is for young people

(Year 8 and above) and their parents/carers.  It is essential that those wishing to take

part in the programme attend this meeting.  If, for any reason, you are unable to do so, please contact Fr. Geoff before next Sunday.


Job Vacancies:     Two positions are available at St. James Catholic High School:

An Attendance Officer – fulltime, permanent.

Teaching Assistant – to start as soon as possible until 31 July 2018

Full details can be obtained by ringing Michelle McCumesky on 0161 482 6900 or


Serra Meetings   Speakers: - Thursday 21 September, Canon Jonathan Mitchell;

Thursday 5 October, Mr W. Livingstone – “Mercy Ships”

Meetings are now held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at Christ the King Parish Hall, Heald Green. Everyone is welcome.  Contact Gerry Lanigan for further information.  Meetings begin with Mass at 7.30 followed by a light supper and a talk.


SVP:       Now the holiday season is on us again.  Please give those spare foreign /old coins – dollars euros, cents, roubles, zloty, pesos and swiss francs to the parish SVP conference.  There is a container at the back of church.  Thank you.


Parents seeking baptism for their children please contact Fr. Geoff on 0161 480 3723 or Jenny Forshaw on 0161 494 6115.



Offertory Collection:                 311.91   Thank you very much

Second collection this weekend for Home Missions


Parish Tote:

1st Prize:  30.  No. 33 S. Slingsby             2nd Prize:  10.   No 158 C. Conley



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 5889or St. Peter’s 483 3476



The parable in today’s gospel speaks to us about the kindness of God, but also what he expects from us.  Because we have been loved, we must love.  Because we have been forgiven, we must forgive.

Adapted from Intercom

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