St John's RC Church, Chorlton



Visiting St Johns

In the light of the Prime Minister's announcement and instruction from Cardinal Vincent Nichols, St John's church is now closed. 

Fr McMahon will still be available to speak to by phone on 0161-881-3558

Mass

We are still working on Fr Mac, in the hope that we can get him to appear on your computer screens before too long!

In the meantime, there are a large number of churches who are streaming Mass live and you can find a selection here - https://www.churchservices.tv/churches/ 

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We are very sorry to have to announce that it is the decision of the Archbishops of England and Wales, that from the evening of this Friday 20th March, that we must not gather for public acts of worship, in our churches.

Over the coming days, we will publish details of how we intend to offer both spiritual and practical support to our parishioners and the wider community. Of course, there can be no timescale attached to these restrictions and we continue to pray that this situation passes speedily and with as little harm as possible, but we can only advise that these measures will be in place for some time.

We have included below some details of the changes we will all have to cope with in these difficult times –

The full details of the instruction and letters from Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop John Arnold, can be found on the Diocese of Salford website.

 
The following instruction is now given for the celebration of the Sacraments and sacramentals of the Church at this time.

Celebrations of Holy Mass
Priests should continue to celebrate Mass in a church within their parish without the faithful, on a daily basis.

The continuing celebration of Mass ensures that the faithful can join in spiritual communion with the priests of the Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states (1364): As often as the sacrifice of
the Cross by which ‘Christ our Pasch has been sacrificed’ is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out.  

Wherever possible, during this period, churches will remain open, especially on Sundays, for individual private prayer, without any organised services, and offering prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. We will provide updated information on this.

Baptisms
The Bishops Conference have asked that Baptisms should be deferred until such time that the public health advice is that congregations can gather safely. If you have a baptism booked in the next few weeks please phone your parish priest.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confession may be offered on request as long as hygiene and social distancing requirements are observed (eg a physical barrier between the penitent and the priest such as a grille and cloth).

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
These celebrations will be postponed until a time that allows for families and friends to gather safely within our churches.
 
Confirmation
The celebrations of Confirmation will be deferred until such time that the public health advice is that congregations can resume public worship.

Marriages
The Bishops Conference have asked that if possible, the celebration of the sacrament of Matrimony should be deferred until such time that people can gather in numbers safely. However, if this is not possible and only in the most pressing of circumstances, then those present for the marriage should be restricted to the celebrant, bride and groom and immediate family, and if necessary, the legal Registrar.

If you have a marriage booked in the next few weeks please contact your parish priest as soon as possible.

Anointing of the Sick
No pastoral visits should be made to people who are self-isolating until the isolation period ends. 
However, priests can offer phone support.  When anointing the sick, the Oil of the Sick can be applied using a cotton bud which can be burned afterwards (one end for the head and the other for the hands) and the priest extend his hands over the sick person for laying on of hands, without physical contact.
 
Visits to people in care homes or hospitals should follow advice from the staff on infection control.

Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil
This will be dependent on the forthcoming decisions of the Bishops for the Holy Week ceremonies.

Funerals
The Bishops Conference have asked that the funeral service should take place at the graveside or at a crematorium. If you need to arrange a funeral please contact your parish priest as soon as possible.
Arrangements will be made for a Mass to be celebrated in memoriam when congregations are allowed to gather.



                                                                                               

                                                                                               


Policy in regards to COVID-19 Monday 16th March 2020


In the light of the current spread of COVID-19, we will observe guidance from the Catholic Bishop's Conference of England & Wales below -

The global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-evolving situation. We are currently at Stage 2 of our guidance. It may be necessary to move to Stage 3 of the guidance in the coming days, which may include the suspension of Parish Services, Masses and gatherings.


This is because the current status is:
A number of cases in local communities or a case specifically linked to a parish community


The key things for parishes to do under these circumstances are:

1. It is likely you will need to suspend distribution under both kinds (the host to be given on the hand only).

a. When giving communion in the hand seek to ensure you place the host in the hand of the recipient in such a way that you do not touch their hands.

2. Suspend the physical sign of peace

3. Remove holy water stoups

4. Public veneration of relics and the Cross on Good Friday should NOT be by kissing or physically touching them

5. Advise those most vulnerable (elderly, people with weakened immune systems and long term conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease) to refrain from large parish gatherings and stay at home.

6. Cease use of shared hymn books and missals which could help transmit the virus

7. Ask everyone attending Mass to sanitise their hands as they come into church using sanitized gel dispensers (make these available in porches or entrances where possible).

8. Ensure everyone maintains good hygiene especially at Mass and parish gatherings

a. The best way of protecting us from spread is still for everyone to use universal good hygiene, which will effectively disrupt spread of the virus. So display the public information poster attached, which states:

i. Catch it – sneeze into a tissue
ii. Bin it – bin the tissue
iii. Kill it – wash your hands with soap and water
iv. Do not touch your face unless you’ve washed your hands

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it – PosterDownload
9. Ask anyone with cold or flu symptoms to refrain from attending liturgical, public events and not to attend the sacrament of reconciliation (Confession) if symptomatic (A person may just have an ordinary cold but it’s important to ensure a precautionary approach).

10. Ensure very regular cleaning of surfaces lots of people touch regularly (e.g. ideally clean door handles before and after every Mass)

11. Do not pass the collection plate around

12. Ensure ministers of the Eucharist sanitise their hands before and after distributing communion (we should be doing this anyway as a matter of course). This can be done by washing hands discreetly before proceeding to the sanctuary or using good quality hand gel discreetly.

a. Remember to use good hand washing and gel use technique. You can find more here https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/ 

13. When visiting parishioners at home, wash hands before giving the sacraments. No pastoral visits to people who are self-isolating until isolation ends. However do offer phone support.

14. Visits to people in care homes or Hospitals should follow advice from the staff on infection control.

15. Suspend catering (teas, coffees etc) at large parish gatherings where multiple people touch mugs, utensils, biscuits etc.


Father McMahon St. John’s & St. Teresa’s  Tel: 0161 881 3558

High LaneChorlton

Mass times: Saturday 6.00pm. Sunday 9.00am, and 12.00 St. John’s

Weekdays: 10.00am St. John’s

Confessions Sat 10.30am and 5.30pm St. John’s


Reflection:  Sunday 16th February 2020

Christmas and it’s memories are well behind us and now we are being encouraged as Christ’s followers, live like Him. Last week we were told “you are the salt of the earth”, “you are the light of the world”. We all know what Christ means, but do we appreciate the dignity and respect it gives. Today Our Lord affirms all this, even going a little deeper into the rules and regulations guiding his followers. We are not just to keep them, but to live their message. We must search our hearts and look at what is going on inside us, at our thoughts, intentions, attitudes and desires.

As in everything there are times when we try to get away with the bare minimum. It could be preparing for an exam, doing our work, even to our relationships, only phoning home when we want something or calling on a friend when reminded. Even in our faith it can be the same. Our Lord says to us today that all his rules and regulations for us can be summed up in “Love God and love your neighbour”.

Next week we have Lent, a time to reflect and come back to God. Forget about giving up things, just try and do what we know we should be doing. Am I a light in the world or the salt of the earth? Why not?

This Lent, just make an effort to let God back into our minds and hearts, come to Mass, try and join in one of the Lenten Services and realise God loves you.

“I shall pass this way but once. Any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now and not delay it, for I shall not pass this way again”


Congratulations to Mary & Danny Mulligan who are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday 1st March.


Please remember in your prayers:

Sick:

Tina Loporchio, Annie Hickey, Teresa Reilly, Pauline James, Riley Hunter, Keith Blinston, Adrian Kilanski, Cath Boles, Mary Burns, Maureen Morley, Joan Kinsler, Kara Martin, Trish Kilmartin, Tony Dunne, Kevin Donlan, Asaf Lybal, Mary Muldowney, Sr Kathleen Standish, Karen Todd, Peter Lyons, Susan Gately, Kathleen Stirrup, Sean Fitzpatrick, John Hankey, Ray Doherty, Ellen Kehoe, Leo O’Callaghan, Marian McColgan, Margaret Stanley, Aidan Smart, Mary Johnson, Con McGuinness, Gary Brooks, John Towey, Morgan McGovern, Fr Pat Monroe, Anthony Schofield, Anthony Mullen, David Sykes, Beryl Millington, Kathleen Murray, Agnes Bedford, Anne Baldini, Betty Hardy, Madeline Herren, Rupert Harris, John Halpin, Millie Marsden, Dwain Felloden, Maureen Collier (Perth), Anne McLaughlin, Mary Roche, Kathleen McNamee, Nancy Watt, Mary Kearns, Nigel Mottram, Madeline Patten, Una Furlong, Linda Pelusi, Cath & Julie Stockton, Joe Kinsella, Nancy Jones, Mary Lally, Jim Flynn, Chris Cuffe, Mick Connors, Betty Redmond, Anthony Murray, Baby Hale-Seale, Rose Murphy Maureen Dalingwater, Norah Higgins, Jim Burke (Roscrea), Honora Edmonds, Kathleen Cox, Bridie Corrigan, Margt. Boyle, Sean Jennings, Dawn McCaffrey, Geraldine Cullen, Terry Grimshaw, Seamus McGuire, Nina Chesworth, Frances Holland, Winnifred Reilly, Pat O’Rourke, Gerard Roebuck. Joseph Haffey, Liam Nixon, Mary Cormican, Brian Waugh

Lately Dead:

John McDonagh (Crem Thur 11am), Dominic Duffy (Req Thur 20th 12pm), Leroy Ulett (Req Fri 21st 12pm),

Fr Tom McGettrick, Bob Tupling, Rita Craven, Pauline Sadler, Patrick McGrail, Francesca Motusa


“Love is blind – Friendship closes it’s eyes.”


Anniversaries about this time:

Eddie Kelly (sat 6pm), Tim Kilroe, Austin Fergus, Betty Kelly, Patrick & Mary Hill, Ron Walsh, Eddie Butler, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Ginty, Rose McCarthy, Bridie Henry, Agnes Halligan, Hilda Mulvey, Pulcheira Menezes, Frank Morgan, David Olbinson, Peter Drumm, Mgr. Sewell, Willie Doyle, Peter O’Connor, Willie Griffith, Elsie & Mary Neary, Mary Kyriaciou, Mary Howley, Peter O’Brien, Pat Byron, Billy McGah, John Julian, Noel Donnegan, Tom Deane, Josie Flanagan, Noble Robson, Joe Niland, John Joe Waldron, Una Mannion, Anne Gildea, Eddie Farrell, May Lardner, Mary Sands, Michael Murphy, Teresa Wayson, Lee Dennis, Eddie McDonald, Jim Keavney, James Grogan, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Lily Murray, Frank Muldoon, Declan, Cath & Charlie Conlan,, Nellie & Jack Hartnett, Kevin & Phyllis Heaney, Kathleen Furey, John Kenneth Burke, Madge Gilespie, Martin Tarpey, Winnifred Shires, Patsy Hand, Jaimie Burke, Jerry Flanagan, Billy Reilly, Ted Connors, John Watson, Edwina Hughes, Tony & Trudy Galvin, Sean Wheelehan, Pat & Mary Moran, Paddy Geoghegan, George Lally, Patrick Folan, Alf Sherriffe, James Prendergast, Gerry Griffith, Jack & Mary Hanna, Agnes O’Leary, Pat O’Brien, Margaret & John Barry, Michael Murray, Martin Banim, Ursula Sosalla Iredale


“Humility is not thinking less of oneself; it is thinking of oneself less.”


Lenten Programme

Ash Wednesday Mass times: 6.55am, 10.00am & 7.00pm also 11.00am in St John’s School

During Lent there will be Mass at 6.55am and 10.00am Monday - Friday.

Holy Hour with Novena & Benediction Tuesday 7.00 - 8.00pm

The Stations of the Cross Thursday 7.00pm

Exposition after Saturday Morning Mass till 12.00pm

House Mass?


“Be bold in what you stand for but be careful what you fall for.”


Bingo: Tuesday 8.45pm – Great prizes & good company. Monthly Draw Tues 25th £4 month

Piety Stall: Open after every Mass – great selection of cards & gifts

Weddings: Will alI those planning their Marriage this year, please get in touch before Lent. Bring your Baptismal Certificate with you.

First Holy Communion dates: Sunday 19th & 26th April & 3rd May at 2.00pm.

Lourdes: Fri 4th – Mon 7th Sept – Please see Church notice board.

Please let me know if any of your family or friends are in hospital.

Have a Lovely Lent!


                                                                                                  








Sunday 1st December 2019 

1st Sunday of Advent


Christmas Fair

After 12 o'clock Mass today (Sunday 1st), we are holding our Christmas Fair in the Parish Centre. There are Raffles, Stalls, Food & Refreshments and loads of activities to get the whole family in the mood for Christmas.


Carol Services and Advent Events


Joint Schools Carol Service

Wednesday 4th December at 7pm. Led by Loreto High School and featuring choirs from all the local feeder Primary schools.


Glor! & Chorlton Festival Orchestra Christmas Concert

7pm Sunday 15th December, the choir & orchestra will hold their annual concert of Carols and Christmas Music, old and new. All welcome. Admission is free. 


Carols by Candlelight

2pm & 6pm, Tuesday 17th December. The KS2 children from St John's Primary, will put on these two performances for all the families and friends of the school.

Christmas Grand Draw

Tickets are available in church. Please make sure that you return any money and ticket stubs, before the draw is held on Friday 20th December.


Christmas Mass Times

A newsletter will be out shortly, with full details of the Christmas Programme, but for those trying to make plans, the First Masses of Christmas, will be on Christmas Eve at 4pm, 6pm and then Midnight Mass. On Christmas Day there will be Masses at 9am and noon.


Sacramental Programme

Congratulations to all of our Year 3 children, who have completed their Sacrament of Reconciliation in the last few weeks. Please remember them and their families in your prayers.


Please also remember in your prayers, those who have died recently, including -

Janice Turner, whose Requiem Mass will be said here this Tuesday 3rd, at 11.30.

Bernadette Stacey, whose Funeral Service will also take place on Tuesday 3rd, 2.15pm at Southern Cemetery.

Anne Wemyss, whose Funeral Service will be held at Southern Cemetery, at 2.30pm, this Wednesday 4th December.

John Hannaway, long-time Governor at our school and much loved member of the Parish Community, whose Requiem Mass will be said here, this Thursday 5th at 10am

Bill Berry, whose Requiem Mass will be said here this Friday 6th, at 12 noon

Jason Smith, whose Requiem Mass wil be said here at 10am on Tuesday 10th December

Vincent Cashionella, whose Requiem will also be held on Tuesday 10th, at 1pm

John Heaney, whose Requiem will be said here, on Monday 16th December, at 10am



                                                                  


Christmas Fair Sunday 1st December


Our Parish Christmas Fair takes place this Sunday, from 1pm in the Parish Centre. Any donations towards the fair are still very welcome. Come along and join the Festive fun, with stalls, tombolas, refreshments, prizes to be won and shopping to be done (and maybe a visit from you know who!)


                                                                                                                     




Father McMahon                      St. John’s & St. Teresa’s           Tel: 0161 881 3558

High Lane

Chorlton

Mass times:   Saturday 6.00pm. Sunday 9.00am, and 12.00 noon St. John’s

Weekdays: 10.00am St. John’s

Baptisms & Marriages by arrangement  

  Confessions Sat 10.30am and 5.30pm St. John’s

                                                                                                              

15th Sunday of the year                                                           Sunday 14th July 2019

The Church last week told us how Jesus sent the Disciples out to tell the Good News that God’s Kingdom has come; helping them all to realise they were special. Doing so by maybe a word of sympathy or encouragement, or giving a helping hand. In that we are being reminded, now you, God’s children, go out and represent Him wherever you are.

Today’s Gospel speaks freely to us all, challenging us about how we react to the needs of others. We are told in the Old Testament that what God wants from us, is there, in Gods’ laws but remember that what he expects is already in our hearts for our observance. To illustrate the point, Jesus sets what the world would call an outcast or a ‘not much cop’ Samaritan before us all and makes him the hero of his story. No doubt causing outrage to those listening. All the different characters were busy, had things to do, but the Samaritan, he did what he believed God expected from him.

Today’s Gospel brings us to the heart of what a Christian life involves, love of God and love of our neighbour. Go and do the same.

Today we say farewell to our Year Six children, they are sent out to witness for Christ wherever they go. We pray for them all, that God will inspire them to always represent him well. Thanks for your friendship and help during your time in St John’s, may it always continue.

“A good example has twice the value of good advice”.

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick:

Trish Kilmartin, Kathleen Stirrup, Sean Fitzpatrick, John Hankey, Ray Doherty, Michael Howe, Ellen Kehoe, John Bailey,Neil Doherty, Leo O’Callaghan, Marian McColgan, Margaret Stanley, Aidan Small, Mary Johnson, Con McGuinness, Gary Brooks, John Towey, Morgan McGovern  Pat Monroe, Gerard Oakes, Anthony Schofield, Karen Rodrigues, Paddy Lyons, Anthony Mullen, David Sykes, Beryl Millington, Kathleen Murray, Agnes Bedford, Anne Baldini, Betty Hardy, Madeline Herren, Rupert Harris, John Halpin, Millie Marsden, Dwain Felloden, Maureen Collier (Perth), Anne McLaughlin, Mary Roche, Kathleen McNamee, Nancy Watt, Robert Cahill, Mary Kearns, Tom Williams, Nigel Mottram, Madeline Patten, Una Furlong, Linda Pelusi, Cath & Julie Stockton, Joe Kinsella, Nancy Jones, Mary Lally, Jim Flynn, Chris Cuffe, Mick Connors, Betty Redmond, Anthony Murray, Baby Hale-Seale, Maureen Dalingwater, Charlie Cregg, Norah Higgins, Jim Burke (Roscrea), Honora Edmonds, Rose Murphy, Kathleen Cox, Bridie Corrigan, Kath Heaney, Margt. Boyle, Kathleen McIntyre, Sean Jennings, Dawn McCaffrey, Geraldine Cullen, Terry Grimshaw, Seamus McGuire, Nina Chesworth, Frances Holland, Winnifred Reilly, Pat O’Rourke, Gerard Roebuck. 

Please inform us if any of the above names can be removed from this list.


“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”.

                                                                                                                                                                               

“Without humility, there can be no humanity”.


Lately Dead:                                                                                                                     

Anne Calvey (Rec. Tues 16th 6-30pm & Req.17 10am),

Tommie McKenna (Req Wed 17th 7pm-back to Monaghan),

Catherine Kennebeck (USA), Brendan Hyland (Ir), Peggy Owens (Sligo), Anne Shields, James Murphy (Wexford), Anthony Fisher, Lisa Roberts, Cyril Lavin, Stephen Curley, Mary Lynch. Rita Reddington.


“Everyone is guilty of the good they didn’t do”. 


Anniversaries about this time:

Patricia Loftus, Matthew Coleman, Bronia & Stanislaw Chitryn, Tony Howley, John Kirrane, Barry Carroll, Jim Rushe, Ned Dwyer, Greta Cronley, Margaret Quinn, Bridie Conneely, John Williams, Martin Igoe, Betty Killiney, John Cassidy, Bill Ryder, Lee Baldini, Dick McNicholas, Tes Lamb, Matthew O’Dwyer, Marry Barry, Maureen Joyce, Peter Wise, Paul Creedon, Chrissie Grogan, Paul Leyland, Virgie Airing, George & Annie Holland, Michael Brennan, Dympna Mathan, Mick Corrigan, Sean O’Connell, Tom Miley, Ciaran O;Hanrahan, Catherine O’Donnell, Fr. Larry O’Toole, Marcello Giannini, Richard Carr, Eileen Harron, Jane Lee, Tom Deane, Bridie Dibble, Raymond Buckley, Eileen Clancy, Martin Stevens, Pat O’Donnell, Peggy O’Connor, Vincent Langan, Michael Callaghan, Patrick Curley, John Hurley, Charlie Cullen, Marie Mellis, Simon Kennedy, Theresa & James Kenny, Theresa Lavin, Kathleen Furey, Geoffrey Sullivan, Jimmy Prendergast, John & Mabel Dillon. Jonas Kutkericus, Pat Burns, Steven Cox, Paula Doherty, Mary Kilroy, Gay Parkinson, Eddie Walsh, Kathleen Cronley, Ned Henry, James Forbes, Jim Heslop, Josie Antisko, Peter Monaghan, Cathy McDonagh, Denis Moran, Betty Gallagher, Myles Worth, Tom Collins.

“Stand for something, or you will fall for anything”.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bingo: Every Tuesday at 8.45pm – Great prizes

Piety Stall: Open after each Mass – Cards & gifts for all occasions  

There are still some Nursery Places available for any child who will be 3 on or before 31 August 2019. Please contact school on 0161 881 1040

Baptisms: On 1st Sunday of the month children for Baptism are to be presented in the Parish Centre at 11.00am to explain the significance of Baptism. Please see Fr. McMahon outside church beforehand.


“Many parents give their children everything except themselves”.


Glor Choir meet in the Church every Monday evening at 7.30pm from September, always looking for new members. Why not come along?


A Few Good Men

The choir will be launching a new Male Voice Choir section called A Few Good Men from Monday 2nd September. This is a group for new starters and will perform on its own and as part of the main choir. If you fancy a go email afewgoodmenchorlton@gmail.com or find us on Facebook

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Bulletin for Sunday 23rd June

Crowning of Our Lady

The crowning of our Lady will take place in the Grotto during 12 o'clock Mass this Sunday. This is always a lovely occasion, so come along and join in the celebration.

The Creation

Later that evening, at 7.30, the Glor & the orchestra will be performing Haydn's The Creation, here in church. Tickets (£10 or £2.50 U/16s) are still available on 07936 387723. There will be some tickets available on the door.



                                                                      


Bulletin for Sunday 7th April

St John’s PTA Quiz Night

St John’s PTA will be holding a Quiz night, next Friday 12th April, in the Irish Club. The proceeds are going towards the Year 6 Leavers’ Books. Tickets are £6 which includes Pie & Peas. Available from PTA reps, or at the school gates.

Singers required!

Our choir, Glór! are about to begin rehearsals for our Summer Concert with the orchestra, on the 23rd June. This year’s performance will be of Haydn’s Creation.

New voices are always very welcome, from the absolute novice to accomplished singer. We provide music, rehearsal/home learning aids and plenty of support and encouragement and there are absolutely no auditions!

If you would like to give it a try, contact Richard on richardjamesglazier@gmail.com



Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently, including -

Una May, whose Requiem Mass will be held here this Monday 8th April, at 10am

Peter Hall, whose Requiem will take place this Friday 12th April, at 12noon.



                                                                                                                       


Nursery Places for 2019/20
Available @strcps (St Teresas Primary) Firswood M16 OGQ 

“Loving to learn, learning to love’”is the school's ethos. Described by Parents as ‘wonderful, warm and friendly’ School 2018 Ofsted as GOOD.

If your child is turning three in the next academic year we may be able to offer them a place after their birthday so please get in touch. 

Call 0161 881 3163 or Email office@saintteresas.com http://www.saintteresas.com



Parish Meeting

A meeting will be held in the Parish Centre, this Wednesday 13th February at 7.30, to discuss future events and direction for the Parish. All will be very welcome!

Bulletin for Mission Sunday 21st October

All Saints Day

Thursday 1st November is a Holy day of obligation, When we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. There will be Masses in church at 10am and 7.30pm. There will also be a Mass in St John’s School at 11am.

Catenian Mass

In memory of deceased Catenians, will be held in the Parish Centre on Friday 2nd November at 7.30pm

Sacramental Programme

The second meeting for our Year 3 pupils and their families, will be held at 10.30am on Sunday 11th November, in the Parish Centre.

Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently, including-
John (Johannus) Maas, whose Funeral Service will take place at 12.45 this Tuesday, in the Crematorium
Thomas Kelly, who will be received into church this Thursday 25th at 6.30pm, before his Requiem Mass at 10am on Friday
Patricia Murphy, whose Funeral Service will also take place on Friday, at 2.15 in the Crematorium
Terry Gaffney, whose reception into church will be at 6pm on Sunday 28th, prior to his Requiem Mass at 10am on Monday 29th
Ellen Ridgard, whose Requiem Mass will be said on Wednesday 31st at 10am
Doug Greenock, whose Funeral Service will take place on Friday 2nd November at 12 noon
Frank Hogan, whose Requiem Mass will also be said on Friday 2nd at 10am

                                                                       

Bulletin for Sunday 14th October

It was lovely to welcome so many of our children from St John’s at 12 o’clock today, in particular the Year 5s, who lead the Mass with some beautiful reading and prayers.

Annual Mass of Remembrance 

On Saturday 3rd November, we will be holding our Mass for the repose of souls, for those buried at Southern Cemetery, and indeed for any of your loved ones, who you would like to remember in this special way. The Mas will take place at 12 noon, in the cemetery.

Harvest

October is traditionally the month when Parishes have celebrated Harvest in various ways. This year we are asking that parishioners make some small sacrifice, be that a meal, a treat, or some other luxury and instead, make a donation to the work of CAFOD. Envelopes are available for donations, at the back of church. 

Glór!

Our choir and orchestra are on the look out for musicians to help out with their Christmas programme. We are short of a couple of Violas and an Electric Bass and (of course!) the choir will always welcome the odd Tenor and a few more Sopranos, in particular. Choir rehearsals are on Mondays 7.30-9, in church anyone is very welcome to come along and give us a try, from absolute novice to seasoned pro! The orchestra will be sent music in advance, with a rehearsal in December, then the concert on Sunday 16th.

Please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently, including-
Christopher Hibbert, whose Funeral Service will take place at the crematorium on Wednesday 17th at 11.30.
Benedicta Douglas whose Requiem Mass will be said here this Friday 19th at 10am
Patricia Murphy, whose Requiem will be said at 2.15 on Friday 26th
Neil Cussack, whose funeral details are still to be finalised
Terry Gaffney, whose Requiem Mass will be said here at 10am on Monday 29th
Ellen Ridgard, whose Requiem will be held here on Friday 2nd November.

                                                  


Sacramental Programme

Our Year 3 children and their families, will be taking the first step on the Sacramental Programme, this Sunday 30th. There will be an enrolment session, in the Parish Centre at 10.30. If you have a child who is not in one of our schools, but would like to take part in this year’s Programme, please call Fr Mac on 881-3558 and give him your details, so that you can be included.

Marian Procession
St Edward's, 13 Thurloe Street, Manchester, M14 5SG. Saturday 6th October 2018, 10.30am.
Around 1000 are expected to take part in this year’s procession. It is a lovely occasion, in which you are very welcome to join. More details can be found on the Diocese of Salford website.

Please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently, including-
Bill McLoughlin, whose Requiem Mass took place here on Monday
Dennis Searls, whose Requiem will be said here this Thursday 27th at 10am
Terence Riva, whose Funeral Service will be held on Friday 28th at 2pm in the crematorium
Christine Leonard, whose Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday 3rd October at 12 noon, at the crematorium.
John Winchcole, whose funeral will also take place at the crematorium, on Friday 5th at 12 noon.

                                                  


Bulletin for Sunday 8th July 2018


As the schools enter their last couple of weeks before summer and is a time of trips, shows and general excitement, as the children get to let their hair down after another year of hard work, remember also that it is a time significant transition for many pupils and staff.

This is a time to give thanks and pray for all those children who will be leaving our schools, to start the next stage of their journey in life and also the dedicated staff members who are moving on at the end of the academic year.

On Wednesday 18th July, at 6.30, there will be a Leaver’s Mass, for all St Teresa’s Year 6 pupils and their families. Followed on Thursday 19th, at 2.15, by a Mass of thanksgiving, for the hard work and dedication of the Headmaster, Richard Parkes, who will also be leaving the school at the end of term.


Please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently, including-
Nellie Mallon, whose Requiem Mass will be said here, this Tuesday 10th July, at 10am
Anne Taylor, whose Funeral Service will be held here, at 11am this Wednesday 11th

Terence Stuart, whose Funeral Service will be held at 10.45 this Thursday 12th

                                                                                     


Bulletin for Sunday 3rd June

Summer Musical Cocktail

From 6pm Friday 22nd June at The Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, there will be an evening of music in support of Kerry Firth’s forthcoming year at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. There will be a Craft sale and refreshments on the night. Tickets can be reserved at £10 via Julie Firth or Abbey College and should also be available on the door.

The Passing of the Year

At 7.30, Saturday 9th in Christ Church, West Didsbury, The Brixi Singers will be performing a beautiful programme of music, based around Jonathon Dove's "The Passing of the Year". Tickets are available from Ros Meehan, on 07862 736766.

Celebration of 50 years in the priesthood

Fr McMahon will celebrate his first 50 years as a priest, this Friday 8th June. There will be a Mass here at 7.30, followed by a get together at the Parish Centre. All are very welcome for what promises to be a lovely event, to mark such a great occasion for Fr Mac and the Parish.


Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently, including-
Gerrard Lyons, whose Requiem Mass will be held here, this Tuesday 5th June at 1pm
Bernard Valentine, whose Requiem will be on Wednesday 6th at 10am
Pauline Wood, whose Requiem will also be held on Wednesday at 12.30
Jane Holmes, whose Funeral Service, will take place here on Thursday 7th at 1pm
Mary Brown, whose Funeral Service will be held on Friday 8th in the Cooperative Funeral Home Chapel.

                                                     


Celebrating Fr McMahon's 50th Anniversary of Ordination

Friday 8th June will mark 50 years as a priest for Fr Mac! There will be a Celebratory Mass at 7.30, followed by a party and a chance to pass on our thanks and congratulations at the Parish Centre. We hope you can all come along to support such a special occasion.

                                      

Crowning of Our Lady

A reminder that Sunday 13th May will see the Crowning of Our Lady, after 12 o'clock Mass. This is a lovely event and hopefully we will have weather to match. We hope you will come along and enjoy the occasion.

Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently, including -

Eileen Holland, whose funeral service will be held at the crematorium, on Monday 14th May, at 11.30. 

William Scullion , whose funeral service will take place here, on Tuesday 15th at 12.30


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Feast of the Ascension Thursday 10th May

Ascension Day has reverted back to Thursday. As it is a Holy Day of Obligation, there will be an additional Mass at 7.30pm. 

The Armed Man

Unfortunately, all of the tickets for the concert on 20th May, have now sold. Apologies to all those who missed out this time.


Father McMahon St. John’s & St. Teresa’s Tel: 0161 881 3558

High Lane
Chorlton
Mass times: Saturday 6.00pm. Sunday 9.00am, and 12.00 noon St. John’s
Weekdays: 10.00am St. John’s
Baptisms & Marriages by arrangement
Confessions Sat 10.30am and 5.30pm St. John’s



5th Sunday of Easter                                                                              Sunday 29th April 2018

 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter, and now just stop and think what we celebrated, the message of Easter, New Life for All . Now we are all so close to God because of what Jesus did for us. He suffered and died for love of us. He didn’t just say I love you, He showed us what love is, a giving of oneself. Today we hear that we are all Branches drawing life from Jesus, The Vine. Now everything is possible, we are so close to Him, we are God’s children.

During these weeks of Easter, we live again with the Disciples, how the Risen Lord is so near to them, and how He shares his Holy Spirit with them to help them go out and represent Him. He wants us all to go out and live for Him, bring His love to a world that’s not listening to God. A world often looking and searching in the wrong places for everything.

So let Him in, give Jesus and His message a chance and show that loving message to everyone by kindness and greater forgiveness.      


“An empty tomb proves Christianity. An empty Church denies it. “.


Sick: 
Marianne Waite, Sadie Deegan, Catherine Murphy, Anne Baldini, Margaret Hughes, Betty Hardy, Madeline Herren, Rupert Harris, John Halpin, Millie Marsden, Dwain Felloden, Maureen Collier (Perth), Ursula Sosalla Iredale,  Anne McLaughlin, Mary Roche, Kathleen McNamee, Nancy Watt, Robert Cahill, Mary Kearns, Tom Williams, Nancy Kirrane, Kitty Farren, Nigel Mottram, Madeline Patten, Michael Moore, Claire Facchini, Una Furlong, Linda Pelusi, May Murphy, Mary Canny, Cath & Julie Stockton, Joe Kinsella, Nancy Jones, Mary Lally, Jim Flynn, Martin Noone, Chris Cuffe, Mick Connors, Betty Redmond, Mazie Farrell, Anne Calvey, Brendan &  Anthony Murray, Tony Howley, Baby Hale-Seale, Maureen Dalingwater, Debbie Mahon, Charlie Cregg, Ann Creedon, Janet Stevens. 

Lately Dead: 
John Dillon (Funeral Service Tuesday 10.30am)
Anne Keane (Requiem Thursday 3rd May 10.00am)
Margaret Conroy, Frances Dervin, Aiden Sweeney, Gloria Green, Big Tom McBride, Evelyn Rose McDermott, Margaret Bond, Ann Nee, Margaret Hampson, Luke O’Hanlon, Agnes Begley.

Months Mind:
Paddy Murray, Patsy McGrath. 

Anniversaries about this time: 
Peggy & Jimmy Gleeson, Peggy Mitchell, Pakie Monagle, Bridie O’Connor, Rose McCormack, Tom Lavin, Hilda Smith, Jimmy Brennan, Marcella McEntee, Brendan Forkin, Mattie Maloney, Moira Jarvis, Michael Quinn, Honora Kirwin, Bridie Highley, Kathleen Hogan, John Waite, 
Fr. Peter Pessagno, Bernadette Reilly, Mary Moss, Patrick Duffy, John Smithers, Bill Daley, Teresa O’Donoghue, John Kelly, Tom Giblin, Mary Martin, Teresa Kelly, Winnie Spellman, 
Ellen Connor, Trish Ryder, Denis Weir, Mary McGovern, Jessica Smythe, Michael Henry, Sally Creighton, Elena Salvedra, Joe Dillon, Sally Murphy, Tommie McCreery, Joan Kilroy,            Tony Devaney, Maria Karbonicka, Michael Kelly, John McNulty, John & Nora Daley, Martin Kelly, Chris O’Dell, Ellie Murray, Michael Brabazon, Ida Hobbs, Nellie Quigley, Joe O’Connell, Tommie Morley, Joan Keavney, Mary & Caroline Gill, Thomas Kelly, John Davies, Mick Molloy, Paddy Brennan, Jim & Bridie Farrelly, Chrissie Quigley, Joe Dyer, Edward Charlton, Peg Sogden, Sean & Mary May, Catherine & Gerard Steadman, Marie Dromey, Kathleen Samuels, Patty Grogan, Patrick & Peter Connolly. 

“Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.”


First Holy Communion: The final group of children will celebrate their receiving of 1st Holy Communion this Sunday, 29th at 2.00pm. Well done everyone.

Thanksgiving Mass & Crowning of Our Lady: In the past it has been a lovely celebration, and this year again on Sunday 13th May, we will have the Crowning of Our Lady after 12.00pm Mass. All children are to wear their Holy Communion outfits. Four children will be picked to crown Our Lady. A box will be placed at the door next Sunday for the names of the children who would like to be considered. Names will be drawn at the end of 12.00pm Mass on 6th May.


“If you want a dream to come true, you must first wake up.”


Big Tom: A Commemorative Requiem Mass will be offered here on Thursday 3rd May at 7.30pm for Big Tom McBride and his wife Rose. All welcome to say farewell to a good man and a singer who touched many peoples’ lives.   


“Remember, the fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them.”


Glór: The St John’s Choir will present “The Armed Man” on Sunday 20th May at 7.30pm. Some tickets are still available.

“How you say something is as important as what you say.”


Bingo: Tuesday at 8.45pm – Great prizes.

Monthly Draw: Results at the back of Church – Maureen Martin’s Grandchildren £500, 
Mary De Cruze £200, Tina £100.  

New Envelopes available, started 8th April – Have you signed a Gift Aid? 

Lourdes – All 35 places have been taken – Thank you 

 



Bulletin for Sunday 22nd May 2018

Sacramental Programme

Another group of our Year 3 children will be making their First Holy Communion this weekend. Please remember them and their families as they mark this important step in their journey of faith.

The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace

7.30pm on Sunday 20th May, the choir and orchestra will be holding a concert, including a performance of Karl Jenkins’ – The Armed Man, in the full orchestral setting. The concert will feature wonderful soloists, including our own Kerry Firth, also Mezzo Soprano Helen Gregory and a Muezzin from Didsbury Mosque will sing The call to Prayers. It will be a great night! Tickets are available - £12 full or £10 concessions - from members of the choir, or from Richard on 07738 161352 or glor-chorlton@outlook.com.

Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently, including
Margaret Bond, whose Requiem Mass will be said here on Wednesday 25th April at 12 noon.
Ann Nee, whose Requiem will be said on Friday 27th at 12 noon.
John Dillon, whose Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday 1st May at 10.30 (tbc)
Anne Keane, whose Requiem will be held on Thursday 3rd May at 10am




Father McMahon         St. John’s & St. Teresa’s        Tel: 0161 881 3558

High Lane

Chorlton

Mass times:   Saturday 6.00pm. Sunday 9.00am, and 12.00 noon St. John’s

Weekdays: 10.00am St. John’s

Baptisms & Marriages by arrangement

Confessions Sat 10.30am and 5.30pm St. John’s

                                                                                                              

Palm Sunday                                                                                        Sunday 25th March 2018

Today we hear and recall the elation of the crowds as they welcome Jesus into Jerusalem. But their loyalty is short lived as we discover in the Passion story. Jesus, the hero is soon deserted, betrayed, denied and left to face humiliation and death alone.

We can all see ourselves in the Passion. There are times when everything is going smoothly, then times when we struggle, when we’re confused, upset, maybe even turn our backs on God, we cannot find the courage to stand up for our beliefs.

The Passion should make us stop and think, it shows us how Jesus responded to what was done to Him. He absorbed all the violence and returned it as love and forgiveness. This is the victory of love over all the powers of destruction. Even when they nailed His hands and feet He was loving. It helps to think about that, when we are going through hard times. 

“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation”.

Please remember in your prayers:


Sick:  Madeline Herren, Rupert Harris, John Halpin, Millie Marsden, Dwain Felloden, Maureen Collier (Perth), Anne Keane, Ursula Sosalla Iredale, Paddy Murray, Anne McLaughlin, Mary Roche, Kathleen McNamee, Nancy Watt, Robert Cahill, Mary Kearns, Tom Williams, Nancy Kirrane, Kitty Farren, Nigel Mottram, Madeline Patten, Michael Moore, Claire Facchini, Una Furlong, Linda Pelusi, May Murphy, Mary Canny, Cath & Julie Stockton, Joe Kinsella, Nancy Jones, Mary Lally, Jim Flynn, Martin Noone, Chris Cuffe, Mick Connors, Betty Redmond, Mazie Farrell, Anne Calvey, Tony Murray, Tony Howley, Baby Hale-Seale, Maureen Dalingwater, Debbie Mahon, Bill Lisgo, Charlie Cregg, Ann Creedon, Janet Stevens.


Lately Dead:  Patsy McGrath (Rec. Monday 6.00pm, Req. Tuesday 10.00am)

Emile Wybrannick, John Lardner, Pauline Keane, Mary Clarke (USA), Hughie Fitzpatrick, Peter Keary, Jimmy Kehoe, Rachel Doran (Wicklow), Martin Sloane (Co Down), Clarence Powell (Jamaica), Margaret Bell, Pauline Cahill, Ita Healey, Paddy Lohan


Anniversaries about this time: Senan Haugh, Joe Hargaden, Patrick McCoy, Oliver O’Dowd, Patrick O’Gorman, Joe Cahill, Teresa Finn, Mary Bohan, Hugh Farren, Rosie Stokes, P.J. Murphy, Jean McNeill, Patrick Byrne, Charidimo & Mary Kyriacou, Kath Henry, Tony McGowan, Hilda & Denis Humphries, Hilda Mulvey, Cecelia Hopkins, Margaret Kedian, Viktor Matuza, Bridie & Sean Barnes, Phil Bryant, Margaret Flynn, Peter Towe, Agnes Curley, Sean Savage, Aroon Mehta, Joe Leonard, Michael Joyce, Larry Heaney, Maurice Walsh, Patrick Glenn, Barbra Burd, Evelyn Hunt, Brendan Cosgrove, Peggy Gleason, John Chaney, Agnes Carr, Patrick Morley, Cath Blackledge, Michael Fahey, Mark Grannaghan, Peter Horner, Martin Flynn, Andrew & Richard Byrne, Maurice, Paddy Healey, e Doherty, Paddy Crystal, Evelyn Doyle, Eileen King, Franko Martinelli, Paddy Lyons, Sean Warnock, Kevin Murtagh, Mary Healey, Kath & Pat O’Brien, Joe Borowiak, Jim McClarron, Albert Owens, James Clarke, Margaret  & Mary Comisky, Tommie Boland, Paddy Healey, Barry Smart, Martin Forkin, Rita Cahill, Donal & Eileen McKay, Ted Gomez, Paddy Durkin, Margaret McDevitt

 “Speak little about what you know and keep quiet about what you don’t know”.


Congratulations to John & Dorothy Powell who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary 


New Envelopes available, start 8th April – Have you signed a Gift Aid?


Lourdes – All 32 places have been taken – Thank you

“Forget yourself for others and others will not forget you”.

HOLY WEEK

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”

Mon – Wed Mass 6.55am, 10.00am (Holy Week)                             

Tues - Holy Hour 7.00 - 8.00pm

                     

Thursday 8.00pm:  Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  In this Mass we remember in a special way Jesus’ last supper with his apostles when he gave himself to them and to us in the Eucharist.  At this Mass there will be the ceremonies of the washing of feet and the presentation of the Holy Oils—which remind us to love, heal and sanctify.  After Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be removed from the Tabernacle and reserved on the altar of repose.  Here we watch and pray until midnight.

Good Friday 3.00pm: The Liturgy of the Passion.                Today is a day of fasting and abstinence.

“This is the wood of the Cross …”

Today we remember Our Lord’s Passion and Death on the cross and pray for all our needs.  

There is an opportunity to receive Holy Communion and to venerate the cross.

Good Friday 7.30pm:  The Stations of the Cross.

“He who kneels before God, can stand before anyone”.

Holy Saturday: (no Morning Mass)                                    

Easter Vigil Service Mass 8.00pm

“This is the night when you saved our fathers….”

The Blessing of the Paschal Fire, the lighting of the Easter Candle and the readings remind us of God’s love and concern.  This is all in a manner of a family reunion around the fire with someone saying, “do you remember the time when….” then the renewal of the Baptismal promises.

Can I encourage as many as possible to join us in St. John’s Church for the Easter Liturgy.  

Easter Sunday Masses:  9.00am, 10.30am (Extra Mass), 12.00 noon

“Leave the herd and think for yourself”.

Congratulations: It was so uplifting to see such great support throughout Lent for the different spiritual exercises - for the Holy Hour, the Stations of the Cross and the morning Masses.  I am sure many blessing were granted to you and your families.

Easter – The Sunday, after the 1st Full Moon, after the Spring Equinox – (1st April) - (Full Moon when Christ died). 

First Holy Communion Dates: – 15th, 22nd & 29th April at 2.00pm     

Crowning of Our Lady: – Sunday 13th May at 12.00 Noon Mass

Happy Easter         Buona Pasqua         Wesolego Alleluja                 Joyeuses Paques

Felices Pascual De Resurrecion

Frohliche Ostern                                                         Casc fe shone dhuit                                             

God Bless You All     


Bulletin for Sunday 4th March


Lourdes

There will be a parish pilgrimage to Lourdes this year, on the weekend of 7-10th September. There is a list to sign-up, at the back of church, if you are interested in joining. There will also be a meeting this Wednesday at 8pm, in the Parish Centre, to discuss the trip in more detail.


Fundraiser for Loreto Rumbek, South Sudan

This Wednesday 7th March, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, the students and staff of Loreto High School are holding an event at the school. There will be food, entertainment, promise auctions and much more. 7-9.30 at the school £5 per ticket from the school office (BYO drinks). All to raise funds for Loreto Rumbek, in South Sudan. More information on the Events page.

Glór!

The choir & orchestra will be performing The Armed Man at 7pm on May 20th (ticket details to be announced soon). Singers of any voice are always very welcome to join, but the orchestra are still short of 2 1st violins, 2 horns and 2 percussionists. If you can help, please contact Richard on richardglazier@outlook.com.


please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently, including –
Anne Kielthy, whose Requiem Mass will be said here tomorrow, Monday 5th March at 10am.
Matthew Bradley, whose Funeral Service will be held at the crematorium, on Tuesday 6th at 3.30pm
Michael Ginty, whose Requiem Mass will be said on Wednesday 7th at 12noon.
John Dee, whose Funeral Service will also take place on Wednesday, at the crematorium at 1.45.
Frederick Hyland, whose Funeral Service will take place this Thursday 8th, at 12.30.
James Prendergast, who will be received into church at 6pm on Thursday, prior to his Requiem Mass on Friday 9th at 10am.


                                                                                       

Father McMahon                      St. John’s & St. Teresa’s                Tel: 0161 881 3558

High Lane

Chorlton

Mass times: Saturday 6.00pm. Sunday 9.00am, and 12.00 St. John’s

            Weekdays: 10.00am St. John’s

            Baptisms & Marriages by arrangement.

            Confessions Sat 10.30am and 5.30pm St. John’s

                                                                                                              

                                                                      

Reflection:                                                                                      Sunday 11th February 2018

It’s hard to believe, Christmas has come and gone, there is a lovely stretch on the evenings and Spring ‘New life’ is everywhere. Can I once again congratulate and thank you all for the great Mass attendance and the kind expressions of appreciation over the busy time.

This year we are being guided by Mark’s presentation of Christ’s teaching and we heard already how they accepted it, as He spoke with authority – they saw His deeds. We too are invited to represent Him and so next week, Ash Wednesday, to help us prepare, the Church gives us the Season of Lent.

Lent is a time to stop and think, to take stock and ask, ‘Am I tuned into Christ, living and preparing to receive what God wants for us? It’s so easy to drift along and just go with the flow, be influenced by the media and swallow everything we see and read.

During Lent, like Christ Himself, just stop and think, and let the words of the old pop tune help us - More questions than answers, what is life? How do I live? What do I take? And how much do I give?

If we allow Christ’s words and example to direct our lives, we will realise our great dignity and like Christ, our lives will be a sermon to others.

“It’s good to be a Christian and know it, but it’s better to be a Christian and show it.”

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick:

Maureen Collier (Perth), Anne Keane, Ursula Sosalla Iredale, Paddy Murray, Anne McLaughlin, Mary Roche, Kathleen McNamee, Nancy Watt, Robert Cahill, Mary Kearns, Tom Williams, Nancy Kirrane, Jim Prendergast, Kitty Farren, Nigel Mottram, Madeline Patten, Michael Moore, Claire Facchinni, Una Furlong, Linda Pelusi, May Murphy, Mary Canny, Cath & Julie Stockton, Joe Kinsella, Nancy Jones, Mary Lally, Jim Flynn, Martin Noone, Chris Cuffe, Mick Connors, Betty Redmond, Mazie Farrell, Anne Calvey, Tony Murray, Tony Howley, Baby Hale-Seale, Maureen Dalingwater, Debbie Mahon, Bill Lisgo, Charlie Cregg, Patsy McGrath, Ann Creedon, Janet Stevens.

Lately Dead:

Darren Green (Service Thur. 15th 1.45pm), Eddie Farrell (Req. Frid. 23rd 10.00am),

Teresa Wason (Req. Frid. 23rd 11.45am), May Lardner (Req. Tues. 27th 10.00am)

Mary Sands (Req. Thur. 1st March 10.00am), Eddie Child, Bridget McDonald, Joe Niland, Eddie McDonald, Jos Byrnes, Eamon Fahey, Tom Weatherby, Pedrito Ballester, Joan Robinson, Mary McConville, Colin Budsworth, John Bones.

Month’s Mind: John McKiernan (Leitrim)

“Exercise daily – walk with the Lord.”

Anniversaries about this time:

Andy Glynn, Jimmy Walsh, Padraig Cullinane, Margaret Lyons, Lizzie Horgan, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Lily Murray, Tim & Margaret White, Teresa & Jim Doherty, Tim Kilroe, Michael Murphy, Peter O’Brien, Anne & Tommie Kelly, Maureen Connors, John & Mary Gallagher, Paddy McDermott, Jack Hartnett, Janice Debotte, Peter Hughes, Stephen & Margot O’Hara, Gerry Dowling, Reginald Harrison, Anne Gaffney, Bridie Burke, Jane Deane, Italo Molinari, Margaret O’Shea, Vincent Sheridan, Maria Prendergast, Elsie Kane, Michael Clancy, Michael Aherne, Hugh Cronnley, Jim Keavney, Eddie Kelly, Grace Finnigan, Eddie Butler, Pulcheria Meneges, David Olbinson, Frank Morgan, Peter Drumm, Kevin McCarthy, Elsie & Mary Neary, Mary Kyriaciou, Mary Howley, Pat Byrne, Billy McGah, Mgr Sewell, John Julian, Willie Doyle, Willie Griffith, Peter O’Connor, Noel Donnegan, Tom Deane, Josie Flanagan, Noble Robson, John Joe Waldron, Una Mannion, Betty Dursey Anne Gildea  

 “If you can’t have the best of everything, then make the best of everything you have.”

Lenten Programme

Ash Wednesday Mass times: 6.55am, 10.00am and 7.00pm

During Lent there will be Mass at 6.55am and 10.00am Monday - Friday.

Holy Hour with Novena & Benediction Tuesday 7.00 - 8.00pm

The Stations of the Cross Thursday 7.00pm

 Exposition after Saturday Morning Mass till 12.00pm

“When looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescope.”

Bingo: Tuesday 8.45pm – Great prizes

Needed: Musicians to support Choir and Orchestra – Performance Sunday 20th May

Friday 16th March: School Mass 9.15am followed by a celebration

St Patrick’s Night Social: Parish Centre

“Enjoy what you can and endure what you must.”

Monthly Draw:  Why not join, £4.00 per month – let me know. Next draw Tues 27th February

“Be bold in what you stand for, but be careful what you fall for.”

Weddings: If you have booked a Wedding for later in the year and haven’t yet filled in the Form 1, please get your Baptismal Certificate and come and see me as soon as possible

First Holy Communion dates: 15th, 22nd and 29th April at 2.00pm



Bulletin for Sunday 7th January

The Feast of the Epiphany


Social Climbers 

Saturday 20th January 8-1 at the Irish Club
St John’s PTA are holding an event to raise money for the Learning Land Project. Dance the night away with our very own DJs, bands and performers. Tickets £5 from the stall in the playground, before school.

Glór!

Our choir start back on Monday after their Christmas break. 7.30-9pm. New members always very welcome. Absolutely no auditions!

 


Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently including-
Mary O’Brien, whose Requiem Mass will be said here this Tuesday 9th at 10am.
Draga Osmanovic, whose Funeral Service will also take place on Tuesday at 12 noon.
John Mongan, whose Requiem Mass will be said on Wednesday 10th at 10am.
Mary Larkin, whose Requiem will also be said on Wednesday at 12 noon.
John Regan, whose Requiem Mass will be said here on Thursday 11th at 10am.
Gerard Sullivan, whose Requiem Mass will be said on Friday 12th at 10am.
Eileen Bennett, whose Funeral Service will be held here on Monday 15th at 10.45.
Kathleen Warner, whose Funeral Service will be held here on Tuesday 16th at 3pm.
Margaret Terry, whose Funeral Service will be said here on Friday 19th at 11.30.

                                                                                   


Sunday 24th December 2017

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Mass Times Reminder
The first Mass of Christmas will be today (Sunday) at 4pm, then 6pm and Midnight, with carols from 11.30.
On Christmas Day, Masses will be at 9 & 12noon

St Stephen’s Day Mass will be at 12 noon (Boxing Day)

Congratulations

Congratulations to Mary and John McGagh, who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this Wednesday 27th.

New Year’s Eve Party
All are very welcome at the Parish Centre from 8pm on the 31st. Come along with friends and family, to usher in 2018.


Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently including-

Rose Faulkner, whose Funeral Service will be held this Thursday 28th, 11am at the crematorium.
Rose Walsh, whose Requiem Mass will be said here on Friday 29th at 10am.
Margaret (Betty) Phelan, whose Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday 3rd January at 10.45
Mary Povak, whose Funeral Service will take place at the crematorium on Friday 5th at 11am.
Mary O’Brien, whose Requiem Mass will be said here on Tuesday 9th at 10am.
Draga Osmavic, whose funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed,


Father McMahon       St. John’s & St. Teresa’s       Tel: 0161 881 3558

Reflection:                      

As we continue our preparations to celebrate the birth of Jesus, John the Baptist begs us to be ready, open your eyes and listen to his message. John is telling us, stay awake, and make a way for the Lord through all the shopping, the Santa’s, the parties and festivities, in what is still a very dark world for many. Thankfully someone always steps up to speak like John; parents, grandparents, children, a friend, teachers. But do we listen?

Let’s just reflect — there are many lonely voices. Somewhere at this moment a child is crying — crying for love, or maybe for bread.  Somewhere a young person is crying — crying for a listening ear or an understanding heart. Somewhere an old person is crying — crying for a visit or a word from his/her children. There are a thousand unheard cries in our world, coming from the victims of injustice and neglect. Maybe we are listening too much to the wrong voices.

Lord help us to listen to these voices. Above all, help us to listen to your voice telling us that we are loved by you and that we are to love one another.

 

Many parents give their children everything except themselves”.

 

“Wisdom is the art of knowing exactly when to speak your mind, and when to mind your speech“.

 

 People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do”.

 

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick:

Nancy Watt, Robert Cahill, Mary Kearns, Tom Williams, Nancy Kirrane, Jim      Prendergast, Kitty Farren, Nigel Mottram, Madeline Patten, Michael Moore, Claire  Facchinni, Una Furlong, Linda Pelusi, May Murphy, Mary Canny, Cath & Julie Stockton, Joe Kinsella, Nancy Jones, Mary Lally, Jim Flynn, Joe Kelly, Martin Noone, Chris Cuffe, Mick Connors, Betty Redmond, Eddie & Mazie   Farrell, Anne Calvey, Tony Murray, Tony Howley, Baby Hale-Seale, Maureen Dalingwater, John Regan, Debbie Mahon, Bill Lisgo, Charlie Cregg, Patsy McGrath, Liam  Rowney, Ann Creedon,  Janet Stevens, Gerry Finn, Mary Sands 

Lately Dead:

Tommie & Margaret Casserley (Rec. Sun 7.00pm Req. Mon 11.0am)

Patricia Pereira (Req. Tues 12.00pm)

Eddie Flynn (Req. Wed 20th 10.00am)

Rose Faulkner (Crem. Thur 28th 11.00am) 

Rose Walsh (Req. Fri 29th  10.00am)

Michael Dillon (St Alphonsus), Fr Eugene Dolan,

Jim Muldowney, Teresa Maher, Edith Baker, Norah Doherty, Phil Hopkins,

Joseph Bailey, Bernie Brosnan, George Robinson, Gerard O’Boyle,

 

Months Mind:

Essie Loonan, Michael Murray, Norah Doherty

 

Anniversaries around this time:

Tom Moran, Séan McCormick, Tim & Katie Coffey, Michael McCool, Michael Logan, John Oglesby, James Boyce, Moira & Gerald McCoy, Leo Hornby, Helen Maher, Maureen Leonard, Anne O’Grady, Bernard McCarthy, Sheila Cassidy, Séan McLaughlin, Chris & Mary Kieran, Nichola Angelides, Katie Child, Joseph Nowicki, Tony McKeown, Gerard Gallagher, Damian Callaghan, Patrick Moran, Annie Ginty, Bridie Kelly, Ellie Hotham, Bernie Chinton, Evelyn Poland, Kevin Byrne,Terry Hopkins, Danny Christian, Peter Mahon, Paddy McDevitt, Gerty Coyne, Michael O’Dwyer, Annie Moran, Roy Bamber, Kevin Galvin, John Dowling.

 

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives”.

Congratulations to John & Mary McGagh on their 50th Wedding Anniv.- 27th December.

“Bless us Lord, this Christmas with Quietness of mind, teach us to be  patient and always to be kind ”.

 Christmas Programme:

Mass as usual on Sun- Christmas Eve 9.00am & 12.00pm

Family Mass 4.00pm & 6.00pm,

Midnight Mass (with carols at 11.30pm)

Mon- Christmas Day: Mass at 9.00am and 12 noon.

Tues - St Stephens Day: Mass at 12 noon

New Years Day: Mass as usual

 

“If you buy what you don’t want, you might have to sell what you need ”.

 

Glór Family Christmas Concert : Saturday. 16th  7.00pm in Church

St John’s School perform Carols by Candlelight: Tuesday 19th 2.00pm & 7.00pm in Church

 

Monthly Draw & Christmas Raffle: Friday 22nd Parish Centre

 

Bingo: Every Tues 8.45pm— Next spot 9th January.

 

New Year’s Eve: Family Party Night in Parish Centre 8.00pm.  Why not get all the family together, young and old and make it special. Say goodbye to this year and welcome in the new one.     

 

“It is nice to be important, but it is important to be nice”.

 

Christmas Fair: Once again thanks to all who worked and supported this effort. There was a lovely atmosphere and Fr. Christmas got all the messages. On the day you raised £2250.00 towards parish expenses.

Thanks to all the local shops and business for all their support.

 

Thanks

Once again a big thank you to one and all for making this year special. To Veronica for the sacristy work, Lesley for the beautiful floral arrangements, the Altar servers, Marta, Mary and Helen for the music, all the church cleaners for keeping God’s House tidy, the readers, lay servers and

Eucharistic Ministers for their commitment, and all who look after the Piety Stall, Margaret and Siobhan for running the Parish Centre, Mary for looking after the house. Likewise to Lily for making sure downstairs is clean and fresh, all the Catechists and helpers, to the school teachers and all the staff for their great part in Parish Life, also Greta, Tina and Phil for the

Parish Newsletters, but lastly to all of you for your dedication and support

every time.

 

God Bless

 

Bulletin for Sunday 10th December

2nd Sunday of Advent


Penance Service

A Penance service will be held on Tuesday 12th, 12noon, at St Anthony’s School. Several priests will be available to hear Confessions. Please give it your support.

Glór! Christmas Carol Concert

The choir, Kerry and the band will be holding their Christmas Concert here, next Saturday 16th, at 7pm.

It will be a lovely evening of Carols and Christmas Music to get you into the Christmas spirit! Admission free.


Please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently including-
Michael Dillon & Phil Hopkins
Theresa Maher, whose Requiem Mass will be said here this Wednesday 13th at 10am
Tommy and Margaret Casserly, who will be received into church, next Sunday 17th at 7pm, prior to their Requiem Mass at 11am on Monday 18th



Bulletin for Sunday 2nd December

First Sunday of Advent


Christmas Fair

After 12 o’clock Mass, we will have our Christmas Fair in the Parish Centre. Great fun, for all the family, please come along and feel some festive cheer!

Mass at St Teresa’s

There will be a Mass to mark the beginning of Advent, at St Teresa’s school, this Wednesday 6th, at 2.15.

Schools Carol Service

Also on Wednesday, at 7pm in church, the local schools will hold their annual Carol Concert.


Please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently, including

Mary O’Connor, whose Funeral Service will take place this Monday 4th December at 10.30.
Jim Muldowney, whose Requiem Mass will be said on Monday 11th at 11am



Bulletin for Sunday 26th November 2017

Christ The King

Christmas Fair Next Sunday 3rd December

Our Christmas Fair will take place after 12 o’clock Mass, in the Parish Centre. Loads of great stalls and activities. Any budding Bake-Off Champions are encouraged to bring any contributions for the Cake Stall!

Baptisms

As it is the Christmas Fair next Sunday 3rd, please remember that there will be no Baptisms after 12 o'clock Mass. The Enrollment Session will also be postponed until Sunday 10th.

Beech Road Christmas Lights

The annual Lantern Parade and Christmas lights switch on, takes place this Thursday 30th November. The parade will leave Beech Road Park at 5.30 for the Green, where Father Christmas will switch on the lights at 6pm. Glór! and Loreto High School Choir, will be singing carols round the tree.


Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently including Nora Doherty, whose funeral arrangements have yet to be announced


!Hold the front page!

There will be a Parish Meeting this Wednesday 22nd 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.

On the agenda will be the Christmas Fair – Sunday 3rd December and future developments in the Parish. Everyone is very welcome to come along.

Carol Services at the Hidden Gem

Every weekday, from 4th December to Friday 16th (then also on 18th, 19th & 21st), after 12.30 Mass, local schools and colleges will present a short Carol Service in the church.  St John’s Primary school, will take their turn on Thursday 14th. These are a lovely occasion and can provide a peaceful interlude to a busy day, if you are in town. Please take the opportunity to go in and listen.

A day of Fellowship for Men

The latest of these very successful events will be held on Saturday 2nd December 8.30 – 5.00pm, at Our Lady’s Parish Centre, Raby Street, Moss Side. £12/£6concs (includes breakfast and dinner). For more info or to reserve a place call Fr Pat Deegan – 0161 226 1730 pat.deegan@btinternet.com

Glor! Christmas Carol Concert

On Saturday 16th December, at 7pm, the choir will hold their annual Carol Concert. There will be the usual range of carols and Christmas music, from Once in Royal David's city, through to Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and all points between. We will have the string and trumpet ensemble, soloists including Kerry Firth, a bit of Messiah and plenty of traditional carols to join in. The programme will last for around an hour. Admission is free. We hope to see you all there!



Buletin for Sunday 12th November 2017


Sacramental Programme

The first group of our Year 3 children will be taking their Sacrament of Reconciliation next Saturday 18th. Please spare a thought and your prayers for them and their families, as they take this important step on their journey if faith.

Frostys

Do you want to help St Teresa's . Well we have a solution! For a limited period of time (throughout Nov and Dec 17), you can help children & the school by voting at Tesco for us!
 It’s really easy to help us. All you have to do is go to any of the Tesco stores listed below and buy something. There is no minimum value, there is no need to buy a bag. You just have to go through the checkout and ask for a token when you’ve paid for your shopping.  The token should be placed in the display in-store, but be sure to place it in our slot: Friends of St Teresa's Primary; Project Title - Community Nature Trail. This is to develop the nature area adjacent to the Reception class. 
The fundraiser will only be available up until New Years Eve,
 Participating Stores:
ASHTON ON MERSEY EXP    M33 5PP
CHORLTON-CUM-HARDY EXP    M21 8AY
CHORLTON EXP    M21 9PT
MANOR AVE SALE EXP    M33 4XA