St John's RC Church, Chorlton


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
Sale    M33 7XN
SALE MOOR NORRIS EXP    M33 2UN
Stretford    M32 9BD 

Stretford    M32 0ZS


Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently including
Bridget McDonagh, whose Requiem Mass will be said at 12noon on Wednesday 15th November
Isobel Emmerich, whose Requiem Mass will be said on Thursday 16th at 10am
Seamus Mitchell, whose Requiem will also take place on Thursday at 6.30pm, prior to his return to Co Galway for burial
Michael Murray, who will be received into church at 7pm on Monday 20th, prior to his Requiem on Tuesday 21st, at noon.
Mary Frances Oates, whose Funeral Service will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 29th, at the crematorium

                                                                            


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

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                                                                            31st Sunday - 5th November 2017

Today as we start Remembrance Month, and life is slowly slipping away, the Church presents Jesus criticising the so called religious people. Why? The Church is reminding us, take a look at yourself. He is now speaking to each of us, his followers, asking us to do a little self-evaluation. Am I really a follower of His? Is God part of my life? Do I allow Him influence what I say and do? Or has my faith become just a name tag? We promised to live and show Him to the children and to one another. But do I practice what I preach?

Over the last few weeks we heard how we must show love by witnessing for Him. Many do this, like Mother Teresa. Oscar Romero, Fr. Damian and others. But do we? Jesus calls those who fail to live up to be what they promised ‘Hypocrites’. Surely we would never like to be thought of like that. Yet if we fail to practice what we preach (We are for Christ), if we fail to give leadership and example at home or anywhere, are we any different to those criticised?

During this month we remember all our loved ones and ask God to give them Eternal Happiness, let us not just remember them, but imitate and then they will always be close to us.          

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

Sick:Eddie Flynn, 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, Margaret & Tommy Casserley, Mick Connors, Betty Redmond, Eddie & Mazie Farrell, Anne Calvey, Tommy Murray, Tony Howley, Baby Hale-Seale, Maureen Dalingwater, John Regan, Debbie Mahon, 

“Every Saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”

Lately Dead: PJ (peter James) Newell (Req Mon 13/11 10.00am), Tony Bailey (Req. Fri 10/11 10.30am),

Andy Reed, Bridie McGowan, Ivy Moores, Isobell Emmerich, James Devaney (Galway), Maria Gabrickes, Eileen Prendergast, Patrica Gibbons, Kathleen Bougrouge,.

Months Mind:

Kath Kettlewell, Meliteo Dufficey 

Anniversaries about this time:

Desmond Curley, Andrew Milnes, Bernard Mulvey, Barbara Nolan, Daniel Grogan, Tony McGowan, Mary Kennedy, Paul Creedon, Patrick O’Keeffe, Patrick O’Reilly, Mary Howley, Seamus Ward, Patricia Brierley, Josephine McPhillips, Gerard Gallagher, William Wilson,Sean & Eileen Loughrey, Jim Kileen, Michael Sheedy, Grace Pulz, Mary Jane Griffin,       Paddy Brogan, Anne Barry, Sally Fields, Byna Lowry, Elaine Curley, Peter McKinley, Paul Swanick, Kathleen Diamond, Joseph Hughes, Fr Joe Carter, Padraic Higgins, Anthony Chebrika, Antoinetta Farugia, Patrick Moran, Winnie Groarke, Tom Porter, Maureen & Mike Finn, Mary Heffernane, Frank Hornby, Philomena Finn, Seamus Prendergast, Peter Shires, Seamus Mulkeen, Anna White, Johnie Scott, Eileen Philips, Patrick Walls, Bridie Seery, Delia Conroy, Ellie Candon, Luke Morgan, Jack Sides, Tony Deasy, Katheen Howley, Harry & Bernard Kierman, Mary Kyriacou, Mary & Kath Neary, Tommie Cantillon, Norman McIlwaine , Paddy Tierney, Celia Logan, Tom Moran, Kilroy Family, Henry Moran, Paul Barry, John Bannim, Sadie Moore, Mary Killeen, Bernadette Holland, Jimmy & June Kenny, Mary McNulty, Mary McWalters, Tony Healey, Gerry O’Meara, Mary Hyland, Fr Derek Holmes, Mary McEvey, William Hunt, Evelyn Cox, Bridget Lavin, Tony Galvin. 

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

Monday 6th Nov. – Mass for all deceased Members in Irish Club - 8pm.   

Sunday 12th Nov. – Mass Southern Cemetery - 2pm.

Novena of Masses – Sunday 19th to Monday 27th Nov. – For all your deceased relatives & friends. Do send in a list of names for inclusion 

“As a child, my family’s menu consisted of two choices, Take it or leave it.”

2nd Meeting for First Confession & Holy Communion – Sunday 12th Nov. 10.30am

Hope in the Future – Can you put forward ideas for our Parish to support the faith of others? 

Congratulations – Chris & Michelle we wish them every blessing through Marriage.

Christmas Fayre – Sunday 3rd Dec. – After 12pm Mass

Loreto HS & Local Primary Schools Carol Service – Wednesday 6th Dec. – 7pm

St John’s School KS2 Children Present - Carols by Candlelight – Tues. 19th Dec. – 7pm

Christmas Programme will be as last year:

Christmas Eve - Mass - 4pm, 6pm & Midnight.

Christmas Day - Mass - 9am & 12pm

Great selection of Christmas Cards, cribs etc in the Piety Stall Now

Bingo: Tuesday 8.45pm – Great prizes.  Monthly Draw: Results at the back of Church.

“Smile, you don’t own all the problems in the world.”

God Bless

                                                                    


Bulletin for Sunday 29th October 2017

CAFOD Fast Day
Another £105 was donated last weekend. Thank you! If you would still like to contribute, perhaps sacrifice a meal or a comfort during this coming week and put any money you saved, in one of the envelopes in church, next weekend.
Christmas Fair
This year’s Christmas Fair will be held in the Parish Centre, after the Family Mass on Sunday 3rd December. Lots of stalls, activities, refreshments and an opportunity to stock up on some cards and gifts for Christmas.
All Saints and All Souls
All Saints Day, this Wednesday 1st, is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be Masses at 10am, (11am in St John’s School) and 7.30pm. 
A Mass for all the faithful departed will be said at 6pm on Thursday 2nd, in conjunction with the Reception into Church of Bridie McGowan, prior to her Requiem Mass, on Friday at 10am. Please remember Bridie and all those who have died recently, in your prayers.
Acts of remembrance.
A Novena of Masses will be said in November, for all our loved ones who have passed away. Please submit the names of anyone who you would like to be included, using the envelopes at the back of church.
At 2pm on Sunday 12th November, a Mass will be said at Southern Cemetery, in memory of those who have been laid to rest there and in the local area.
A Mass will also be said on Monday 6th at 8pm, in the Irish Association Club, for all deceased members
Catenian Mass

There will be a Mass for the Catenians, this Friday 3rd at 7.30, in the Parish Centre

All Souls Requiem - at 6.30pm, Sunday 5th November, St Clement's will hold their annual, All Souls service. This is a lovely occasion, where people are invited to submit names and bring forward a candle, in memory of their loved ones. The choir sing Faure's beautiful Requiem to accompany the Mass. All are very welcome.


                                                                         


Bulletin for Sunday 8th October 2017


Sacramental Programme

Our Year 3 children and their families will be welcomed to the Parish Centre next Sunday (15th) at 10.30, for the first Sacramental Meeting. They will then be presented at 12 o’clock Mass. Please remember them all in your prayers as they take these important steps in their journey of faith. If your child does not attend one of our schools, but you would like them to be included in the programme, please speak to Fr Mac, who will make sure that they are included.


Paint Chorlton Pink!

As part of a series of events over the weekend of 20th-22nd October, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the charity Prevent Breast Cancer are organising a Fun Day here in the car park, from 12-4pm on Saturday 21st October. There will be a Fun Fair, rides, activities and refreshments. This promises to be a super event for all the family, promoting a very important cause, so please give you support.


House!

Bingo in the Parish Centre, every Tuesday from 8.45. Cash prizes and plenty of fun to be had. All very welcome

                                                                    


Bulletin for Sunday 1st October 2017


Launch of Hope in the Future

Bishop John Arnold has announced the launch of Hope in the Future. An initiative designed to help grow the Church for future generations; and answer the call of Pope Francis for us all to be Missionary Disciples. Some of the details are explained in a Pastoral Letter, which can be read or listened to here

Please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently, including
Philip Loftus, whose Funeral Service will be held at 1pm, on Thursday 5th at the crematorium.
John (Pat) McNulty, whose Requiem Mass will be said here, on Friday 16th at 10am

                                                                       


Bulletin for Sunday 24th September 2017


Mass at Loreto High

Fr McMahon will be saying a Mass of Welcome at Loreto High, for the New pupils of Year 7, This Thursday at 2.30pm

Feast day of St Teresa

Next Sunday, 1st of October, the 12 noon Family Mass will be said in celebration of the Feast of St Teresa. Children from St Teresa’s School will help to lead the service.


Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently, including
Brian Porter, whose Reception into church will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 27th, prior to his Requiem Mass at 10am on Thursday 28th
Iris Lennon, whose Requiem Mass will also be said on Thursday 28th at 12noon
Rita Maher, who will be received into church at 7.30 on Thursday. Her Requiem will be said on Friday at 10 am
Philip Loftus, whose Funeral Service will take place on Thursday 5th October, 1pm at the Crematorium

                                                                  

Bulletin for Sunday 17th September 2017


Sacramental Programme for Year 3 children

The Sacramental Programme will soon be underway for our Year 3 children and their families. If your child does not attend one of our schools, but you would like them to be enrolled into the programme for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, please speak to Fr Mac, who will be very happy to help.

St John’s PTA Autumn Fair

The Autumn Fair takes place, at the school, next Sunday (24th) after Mass. The event is open to all and promises to be a great afternoon, with stall and events for all the family. Raffle tickets are still on sale and some smashing prizes are on offer. If you would like to enter the St John’s Bake Off, please make sure that you deliver your entry to the school, between 11 & 11.30 on Sunday.


Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently, including
Nancy Murphy, whose Requiem Mass will be said here this Monday 18th, at 10am
Hilda Johanneson, whose funeral service will held at Southern Cemetery, on Tuesday 19th at 1.15pm
Mary Hall, whose funeral service will also be held at Southern Cemetery, on Wednesday 20th at 1pm
Kathleen Hughes, whose Requiem Mass will be said on Wednesday 20th at 2pm
Chris Regan, whose Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday 21st at 12noon
Amy Lennon, whose Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday 28th at 12noon
Rita Maher, whose funeral details have still to be confirmed

                                                                                                               


Bulletin for Sunday 10th September 2017

Our children returned to school this week after what was hopefully, a refreshing break. Please remember in your prayers and give thanks for the hard work and dedication of the staff, who provide such wonderful opportunities to the children. There will be a Mass at St Teresa’s School, this Tuesday, 12th at 2.15, to celebrate the start of the new academic year.


St John’s School Autumn Fair

The PTA will be holding the fair, at school on Sunday 24th, after Mass (1-3pm). Amongst the wide range of events and stalls, will be a raffle, with lots of great prizes. Tickets will be on sale after 12 o’clock Mass today. Only 50p a go!


Glór!

Our choir will start back tomorrow (Monday) after their summer break, from 7.30-9pm, in church. It is a mixed choir, which performs a very wide range of music, from Elgar to Elbow. New members are always welcome. Absolutely no auditions! 

Come along for a listen/join in or contact Richard, the Choir Secretary for more info glor-chorlton@outlook.com 


Please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently, including-
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, who passed away on Friday
Lee Pether, whose Requiem Mass will be said here, this Thursday 14th at 12 noon
Siobhan Keely, whose Requiem will be said on Friday 15th at 10am
Mary Hall, whose funeral service will take place on Wednesday 20th , 1pm, at the Crematorium.

                                                                   

Bulletin for Sunday 2nd July 2017

Parish Census

Following on from ideas discussed at the Parish Meeting. We are trying to update our parish register, to give us a clearer picture of who is in the parish. It will also allow us to communicate news and events a little more effectively, particularly with those families who are unable to attend Mass regularly.

There are cards at the back of church, which can be completed and dropped in the box or alternatively, you can send details via the message box, on the Contact us page.

We are also looking for some volunteers, to act as Parish Reps for their road or immediate area. Nothing too onerous, but these people can help to deliver newsletters and keep in touch with people who may not be able to attend church, or do not use the internet. They can also help fill in blanks in the Parish Register.

If you can help either let us know by email, or tick the box on the card.

 


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

Rose Treacey, whose Requiem Mass will be said here, this Tuesday 4th at 12.30pm.

Catherine Parker whose Requiem Mass will be said on Tuesday 11th at 10am.

Christine Gallighan, whose Requiem Mass will be said here on Thursday 13th at 1pm

                                                                       


Bulletin for Sunday 18th June 2017

St Teresa's fair is almost upon us!

St Teresa's Summer fair will be held straight after school on Friday 30th June - more details on the Events page. Today Mickey Mouse will be outside after 12 o'clock Mass, posing for pictures and selling raffle tickets, also in support of a project to transform School Natural Area, into interactive area for growing vegetables, science and learning about the natural world plus a reflection corner. So children can think about God and what the world provides. - Dig deep!

St John's ABC 10th Anniversary Open Day

Next Sunday 25th June from 12-5 in the Parish Centre, there will be an open day to celebrate 10 successful years of our Boxing Club. There will be Charity stalls, activities, displays, climbing wall, bouncy castle, face painting, Total Wipeout - the list goes on! - something for all the family, so please go along and show your support.

Parish Meeting

You are all warmly invited to a Parish Meeting, to be chaired by Fr Mac. This Wednesday 21st, at 8pm, in the Parish Centre. The meeting will focus on further detail regarding the reorganisation of parishes, following the Bishop's consultation.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Grace & Kieran O'Shea, who tied the knot here this Friday. We wish them all the very best for their life together.

Fight the good fight

There is a lovely article on the CCR website, by Gary Stephens, on the role that boxing can play in bringing, teaching and developing faith in young people (featuring our own Fr Mac!) - http://www.ccr.org.uk/articles/fight-the-good-fight/

Blooming Great Tea Party

Chorlton Methodist Church are holding a Blooming Great Tea Party, in aid of Marie Curie, next Saturday 24th between 10.30 and 1.30. You will be very welcome to go along and show your support!

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

Winifred Sellars, whose Requiem Mass will be said here on Tuesday 20th at 1pm.
Patricia Churchill, who will be received into church at 6.30pm this Wednesday 21st prior to her Requiem at 10.45 on Thursday 22nd.
Bertha Charnock, whose Funeral service will be held this Friday 23rd at 11.15 in Southern Cemetery.
Caroline Adesanya, whose Funeral Service will also be held on Friday, at 12noon, at the crematorium.
Robert Duffy, whose Requiem Mass will be said here, also on Friday at 12.30.
Please also pray for the victims of the terrible recent tragedies, in particular for the souls of those who died in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


Bulletin for Sunday 28th May 2017

Statement from Bishop Arnold, on the tragedy in Manchester last week
The citizens of Manchester and the members of the Catholic community are united in condemning the attack on the crowds at the Manchester Arena. Such an attack that can have no justification.
I thank the emergency services for their prompt and speedy response which saved lives.
We join in prayer for all those who have died and for the injured and their families and all affected by this tragedy.
We must all commit ourselves to working together, in every way, to help the victims and their families and to build and strengthen our community solidarity.
Bishop John Arnold

Bishop of Salford

“We Are One” Walk 2017

On Saturday 10th June the Maranatha Community is organising a 'We are One Walk' From Salford Cathedral via St Ann’s Square to Manchester Cathedral.

This follows the two very successful walks of witness to Christian Unity from Salford Cathedral to Manchester Cathedral in previous years. (2000 and 2009). The day will start with a gather to worship at Salford Cathedral at 10.00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Half term

Our Schools are now on a well-earned break after another busy half-term.
Please remember all our children, teachers and staff, who have worked so hard over this academic year.


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

Nicola and her baby Lacey Mae Moores, whose Requiem will be said here on Tuesday 30th at 2pm
Bridget Lynch, whose Requiem will be said here this Wednesday at 10am
Debra Grech, whose Funeral Service will be held here this Thursday 1st, at 12 noon.
Freda Crawford, whose Requiem will be said here on Monday 5th at 11 am
Danny Toland, whose Requiem will be said on Tuesday 6th.
Frances Burns, whose Requiem will be said on Wednesday 7th
In particular, please pray for those who died in the terrible events of last Monday.
Requiem aeternam, dona eis Domine et lux perpetua luceat eis 

                                                               

Bulletin for Sunday 14th May 2017


First Holy Communion

The final group of our Year 3 children, from St Teresa’s will receive their First Holy Communion on Sunday afternoon. We wish them all our best as they reach this wonderful stage in their journey.


Crowning of Our Lady

This year’s ceremony, will be held after 12 o’clock Mass, next Sunday 21st. Everyone is very welcome to come along and enjoy the celebration.


Glór! & Chorlton Festival Orchestra Concert

Tickets for the concert on Sunday 21st, have sold out and there are no tickets remaining. 

If you have missed out and are looking for a good alternative, Urmston Choral Society, have their concert the night before, at St Werburgh's Church. The programme includes Insanae et vanae curae, which Glor performed at last year's concert and is great fun and Petite Messe Solennelle, which is a wonderful and very popular work. Tickets on the door or from 0161 748 0903.


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

Helen O’Driscoll, whose Requiem will be said here this Wednesday 17th at 10am
Elizabeth Maguire, whose Funeral will take place this Friday 19th at 10.45

Joy Robson, whose Requiem Mass will be said on Monday 22nd at 12 noon

John Daly, whose Funeral Service, will be held here on Friday 26th at 11.00
Nicola Moores and Baby Lacey May Moores, whose Requiem will be held here on Tuesday 30th at 2pm


                                                                     

Bulletin for Sunday 7th May 2017

Crowning of Our Lady

This year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday 21st May after 12 o’clock Mass. We will welcome Judith Lloyd, the Mayor of Trafford who will join to help to celebrate this lovely occasion.

Glór! & the Chorlton Festival Orchestra

Will be performing at 7.30pm, that same evening. Tickets will be on sale after Masses this weekend and next, or are available through Eventbrite.

Congratulations!

All our best wishes to Katie Fleming and Kevin Reilly, who were married here on Saturday.

Chorlton Arts Festival

Our local Arts Festival will take place between 20th & 29th May. Details of all this year’s events can be found here, including a wonderful looking concert by Urmston Choral Society, on Saturday 20th, at St Werburgh’s and of course, Glór! on the 21st. Please give it your support.

Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently including –
Reginald Graham, whose Requiem Mass will be said here on Friday 12th at 12.30
Helen O’Driscoll, whose Requiem Mass will be held on Wednesday 17th at 10am
Beatrice Elizabeth Maguire whose Requiem Mass will be said on Friday 19th at 10.45

                                                                  

Bulletin for Sunday 30th April

National Youth Poll

If you are aged between 13-29 The Catholic Church wants to hear what you have to say about your life and faith. This Mega Youth Poll should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. The poll anonymised to give you the freedom to be frank. The church would love to hear your opinions, so you can give it a try here.

Holy Communion.

The first group of children, mostly from St John’s School, will be taking their First Holy Communion today, followed by a second group next Sunday and the children from St Teresa’s on the 14th. Please remember them in your prayers on these occasions of joy and celebration.

Glór! & Chorlton Festival Orchestra

Our choir and orchestra, along with some wonderful soloists, including our own Kerry Firth, are giving their Arts Festival Concert on Sunday 21st May at 7.30. Nearly one-hundred singers and musicians will perform Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Requiem. Tickets are £8 full, £6 concs, £3 under 16s via www.glor.org.uk Tickets will also be on sale at the back of church after next weekend’s Masses.

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

Hilda Smith, whose Requiem Mass will be said here this Friday 5th May at 12 noon.
Thomas Reginald Graham, whose Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 9th.

                                                      

Bulletin for Sunday 23rd April

Sacramental Programme

The first group of our Year 3 children will take their First Holy Communion, next Sunday 30th April at 2pm. Please pray for the children and their families, as they take this wonderful step on their journey of faith.

Parish Youth Reps

The Diocese are trying to find Youth Reps, for every Parish, to help engage younger Catholics, promote events and share learning and experiences. If you think you might fit the bill, please speak to Fr Mac or visit the Salford Diocese website for more information.

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

Steven Hogan, whose funeral will take place, this Wednesday 26th, 10.30 at the crematorium.
John Kiely, whose Requiem Mass will also be said on Wednesday at 5pm, in church, before returning to Ireland for burial.
Robert Delaney, who will be received into church this Thursday 27th at 6pm, prior to his Requiem at 12 noon on Friday.
Anthony Johnson, whose funeral will be held on Wednesday 3rd, 11.30 at the crematorium.
Donna Heggarty, whose funeral will also take place at the crematorium, on Wednesday 3rd, at 2pm
Tony Blackburn, whose Requiem Mass will be said here on Thursday 4th May, at 12 noon

                                                                 

Bulletin for Easter Sunday 16th April


Thank you to all of our parishioners who have worked so hard to make our Lenten preparations and Easter celebrations, such a great success. We are so very lucky to have had the help of Musicians, flower arrangers, cleaners, readers, servers, Eucharistic Ministers, to name but a few and special thanks to Veronica for making sure that everything has been ready for action, every day.

Please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently including-
Franco Martinelli, whose Requiem will be said here this Tuesday 18th at 12noon
Pat Connor, whose Requiem Mass will take place this Thursday 20th at 10am
Cecilia Leech, whose funeral will take place this Friday 21st 3pm at the crematorium
Robert Delany and Caroline Adesanya, who have also died recently

                                                                     


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

High Lane
Chorlton


                                                                                                              
Palm Sunday                                                                           Sunday 9th April 2017
Today Palm Sunday, we begin Holy Week, bringing together the coming of Christ in triumph into his own city and the proclamation of his Passion. The Passion is a drama with a large cast, and hearing it, we must ask “Where do I stand?” Because we are all in that, a story of betrayal, trial, suffering and death.         
Jesus of course is the central figure, fulfilling the role spoken of in today’s First Reading, “The suffering servant”. He puts up with all punishment and insult, because of his great confidence in God’s love.
We should all draw strength from his example of courage. Let us remember today all who stand for justice, those who speak against oppressive systems. Make sure and reflect during the week on what Christ endured, there are many opportunities to act and live like Him.       

“The greatest fault is to think you have none.”

Please remember in your prayers: 
Sick: 
Joe Kinsella, Nancy Jones, Josephine Robson, Denis O’Connor, Kath Kettlewell, Roena O’Mahoney, Bridie Henry, Mary Lally, Barry Regan, Christine Millar, Jim Flynn, Robert Delaney, Sandra Deckor, Joe Kelly, Mona Byrne, Martin Noone, Eva Sweeney, Eamonn Fahy, Noli McDonagh, Joe Moore,Mary Kearns, Tom Williams, Ita Conway, Chris Cuffe, Margaret & Tommy Casserley, Mick Connors, Betty Redmond,Eddie & Mazie Farrell, Anne Calvey, Grace Boyce, Mary Clarke, Michael Cunningham, Philip Peers, Rose Murray, Melitto Dufficey, Tommy Murray, Tony Howley, Robert Duffy, Mark Chebrika, Ann Meyer, Baby Hale-Seale, Maureen Dalingwater, Peter Dowling, Isaiah Carney, Tom Landers, Pauline Earley, Joseph Davidson, Tommie McKenna, John Regan, Ena Meehan, Lizie McKiernan, Helen Colling, Bridie Lane, Joyce Morgan, Louise Grace, Debbie Mahon, Hugo Boyce. Liam Rowney, Bill Lisgo, 

Lately Dead:
Kevin Murtagh (Rec. Tues. 6.00pm Req. Wed 12.00pm)
Franko Martinelli (Req. Tues 18th April 12.00pm)
Pat Byrne, Susan Sutcliffe, James O’Shea (Hackney), Celia Leach, Ned Comfort, Jimmy Walsh

Months Mind: Ted Gomes

Anniversaries about this time:
Joe Murtagh, Paddy Lyons, Joe Borowiak, Nora Dyer, John Gilligan, Tony Boland, Pat & Kath O’Brien, Eileen Ring, Bridie Keegan, Evelyn Doyle, Daisy Nasuna, Peter Burns, Kathleen Ennis, Jimmy Ellis, Pat Kelly, Teresa Bennett, Nora Mescki, John McKenna, Bernadette Reilly, Tony Lee, Barry Smart, Anne Keane, James Brennan, Des O’Hora, Paddy Healey, John Morgan, Sean Warnock, Johnnie Loughrey, Victor Hammond, Molly Mellarkey, Betty Stuart, Patricia Dillon, Tom Lavin, Alice Taylor, Bill Etchells, Richard, Andrew & Maureen Byrne, Mark Ruane, Nancy Hennessy, Charles & Teresa Donnegan, Helena Grundy, Delia Wright, Cecilia Murphy, Fr. Pat Keane, Edward Charlton, Mary Doyle, Tom Lowry, Bernadette Keane, Jimmy Moran, Eugene McLaughlin, Peggy & Jimmy Gleeson, Patsy Mooney, Frank Rogers, Maurice Clancy, Nula Casey, Jimmy Keaveney.  

 “No one gives more than he who gives hope.”

New Envelopes available, start 9th April – Have you signed a Gift Aid? 

Red Boxes – Tony Walsh is taking over from Marie as coordinator – Tel. 07792198295 

FROSTYS Meeting – Friends of St Teresa’s, will be holding their next meeting 7.30, this Tuesday 11th at The Quadrant pub.

Parking – We received several complaints last Sunday, from residents of the flats on Whitelow Road, as it seems some of our congregation filled the residents parking spaces. Please could you ensure that you show consideration to our neighbours and avoid parking on their land, causing inconvenience to them and embarrassment to us.

Refugee Aid Chorlton Thank you for your recent contributions. They are currently appealing for food, toiletries etc. for a container leaving in the next couple of weeks. A full list of the items they need and details of when the collection centre is open for donations, is on the noticeboard.


“Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.”
HOLY WEEK

“God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through.”

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.

“If you wouldn’t write it & sign it, don’t say it.”

Holy Saturday:  (no Morning Mass)   Easter Vigil 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 

“Aim high in your career, but stay humble in your heart.”

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. 

First Holy Communion Dates: – 30th April 2.00pm, 7th May 2.00pm & 14th May 2.00pm     

Crowning of Our Lady: – 21st May at 12.00 noon Mass – The Mayor of Trafford will be our special guest on this day.

Vivaldi Gloria & Mozart Requiem Glór! and the orchestra, will be giving their annual concert, in church, 7.30pm Sunday 21st May. Tickets – 07738 161352


“They who only think of Number One, should remember it’s next to 0.”

Happy Easter                               God Bless You All     

                                                             

Bulletin for Sunday 2nd April 2017


Mass Times for Holy Week

Palm Sunday Vigil (Saturday) 6pm, then 9am & 12noon
Holy Thursday No morning Mass – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8pm
Good Friday No morning Mass – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3pm
Holy Saturday Lighting of the Easter Candle at the grotto, followed by the Easter Vigil from 8pm

Easter Sunday – 9am, 10.30am (extra Mass) & 12noon.

Refugee Aid Chorlton

The organisers at Refugee Aid send their sincere thanks for the donations received from St John’s this week. 
They are hoping to ship a container, part funded by Unicorn, to Athens in the next couple of weeks, due to a developing situation in Greece. Many refugees, including families and unaccompanied children, have found themselves in real hardship, with many living in squats, or out on the streets. More details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/soulfoodforrefugees/ 
I realise that, we are expected to support many very worthy causes at this time of year, however, if you are able to help they would particularly appreciate any of the following – 
Food pack for families – Spaghetti, UHT milk, washing powder, plain flour, sugar, 3 x tins tomatoes, lentils rice & pasta, 2 x sardines, biscuits, tea, coffee, olive oil (no glass jars)
Single person pack – Pasta, rice & lentils, 500ml cooking oil, 2 x tins tomatoes, chick peas, tea, coffee, sugar.
Baby – Pushchairs, moses baskets, nappies, travel cots, baby milk (liquid if poss)
Miscellaneous – (including) Toiletries, sanitary products, new underwear.

There is a full list of the items they need, on leaflets at the back of church, or on their facebook page. Donations of food, toiletries & small items, can be left in the box under the newspaper table, at the back of church, or (preferably!) taken straight to them – via the back entrance at Chorlton Central Church (Zetland Road entrance). Open 10-12 & 6-8 on Wednesdays & 10-12 on the 1st Saturday of the month.

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

Pat Byrne, whose Requiem Mass will be held at 11.30, this Wednesday 5th.
Susan Sutcliffe, whose funeral will take place this Thursday 6th 1pm, at the crematorium.
Kevin Murtagh, whose Requiem Mass will be said here on Wednesday 12th.
Franco Martinelli, whose Requiem will be said here on Tuesday 18th.

                                                     


Bulletin for Sunday 26th March 2017

Refugee Aid Chorlton

There is a box at the back of church for any donations. It will remain there for the coming weeks, so please have a look at the list of required goods & bring them along next week.

Taize Service

This evening at 7.30. St Clement’s are holding their monthly Taize Service. This is a lovely opportunity for prayer and contemplation during Lent. All are very welcome.


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

Hilda Bond, whose funeral will take place this Tuesday 28th, 3.30pm, at the crematorium.
Robert Burrows, whose funeral will take place on Thursday 30th, 3.30pm, at the crematorium. 

                                                          

Bulletin for Sunday 19th March 2017


St John’s PTA Quiz Night

Please book your babysitters –  the annual PTA Quiz night will return on Friday 31st March in the Parish Centre. Looking for teams of approximately 8 - £5 per head This night raises vital funds for the Year Six Leavers Books.

Date for your diaries

Glór! and the Chorlton Festival Orchestra, will hold their annual concert at 7.30pm on Sunday 21st May, in church. They will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Requiem. This will be another great night, given by musicians from the Parish and the local area. Programme and ticket details will be available in the next couple of weeks.

Refugee Aid Chorlton

Are a local group, collecting goods to ship to refugees in Greece and Syria and have asked for our help. There is a poster at the back of church, which outlines what they need and how a small contribution can make a big difference – from toiletries, clothes, food, toys through to money. There will also be a box left at the back of church for donations. Have a look at the poster or perhaps bring along any toiletries, personal hygiene or baby care products, that you may be able to spare, next weekend?


Please remember in your prayers, those who have died recently, including-
Vincent Birrane, whose Requiem Mass will be said here, this Wednesday 22nd at 10am
Marion Carville, whose Requiem will be held here on Thursday 23rd at 12.30pm
Michael Nee, whose Requiem Mass will be said on Friday 24thth at 12noon.
Fr Edmund Maguire, who passed away recently, in Ireland

                                                                        

Bulletin for Sunday 12th March 2017


St Patrick’s Day Events Friday 17th March

There will be Masses held in Church at 6.55am, 10am & 7pm
There will also be a Mass in St John’s School at 9.15am, followed by some St Patrick’s Day Festivities and entertainment.

In the evening, there will be a Social in the Parish Centre, with music, dancing and fun for all the family, straight after the evening Mass

World Youth Day 2017

In the years when there is no single global celebration, World Youth Day is celebrated in the Dioceses, normally on or around Palm Sunday. Here in Salford we have a celebratory gathering for our young people at the Salford Cathedral Centre on Saturday 8th April 2017, from 13.00 – 17.00 with Mass at 4.00 p.m. There will be music, praise, workshops, adoration, and a chance to meet Bishop John who will be presiding at the Mass. Everyone is very welcome. For more information please contact Lorraine Leonard (Lorraine.Leonard@dioceseofsalford.org.uk)

“Celebrate” Northwest 2017

“CELEBRATE” is a Roman Catholic Charismatic weekend for familes, a faith-filled fun event for all ages, combining good Christian teaching, inspirational speakers and celebration of the Liturgy, all in the power of the Holy Spirit. The North West weekend takes place at All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield, on 22nd – 23rd April 2017. Speakers include Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, David Payne and Maria Heath. For more information check the website or contact Christ or Martina on 01706 640359

Our prayers are requested for those who have died recently, including-

John Cartwright, whose Requiem Mass will be said here, on Monday 20th at 10am
Agnes O’Leary, who will be received into the church at 6pm on Wednesday 22nd, prior to her Requiem on Thursday 23rd at 10am.
Michael Nee, whose funeral details are still to be confirmed
Claire Marie Kendrick, whose funeral took place here, last Wednesday 8th
Fr Geoffrey Hilton, who died suddenly, last week.

                                                                                                       

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

 Newsletter for Lent 2017

                                                                                     Sunday 26th February 2017

Reflection:

Nowadays the papers and the media are full of advice, indeed everyone we meet wants to advise us on physical health, it’s become a fulltime preoccupation. Lent in contrast, invites us to focus on our spiritual lives. It gives us a chance to look into ourselves. There we will see that we are no Angels. We can all do better, but we know we need God’s grace and support to do this.

So Lent, which begins on Wednesday- Ash Wednesday provides us with a window of opportunity to look at ourselves, and see how we can become better follows of Christ, real Children of God.

 

Lent Is a kind of spiritual pruning time.

There is much that is useless and perhaps harmful in our lives,

which saps our energy, and diminishes our spiritual fruitfulness.

Of what shall we prune ourselves this Lent,

so that we may become more fruitful branches of Christ the true Vine?

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.”

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick:

Denis O’Connor, Kath Kettlewell, Roena O’Mahoney, Bridie Henry, Mary Lally, Barry Regan, Christine Millar, Jim Flynn, Robert Delaney, Sandra Deckor, Joe Kelly, Mona Byrne, Martin Noone, Eva Sweeney, Eamonn Fahy, Noli McDonagh, Joe Moore,Mary Kearns, Tom Williams, Ita Conway, Chris Cuffe, Margaret & Tommy Casserley, Mick Connors, Betty Redmond,

Eddie & Mazie Farrell, Anne Calvey, Grace Boyce, Mary Clarke, Michael Cunningham, Philip Peers, Rose Murray, Melitto Dufficey, Tommy Murray, Tony Howley, Robert Duffy, Mark Chebrika, Ann Meyer, Baby Hale-Seale, Maureen Dalingwater, Peter Dowling, Isaiah Carney, Tom Landers, Pauline Earley, Joseph Davidson, Tommie McKenna, John Regan, Ena Meehan, Lizie McKiernan, Helen Colling, Bridie Lane, Joyce Morgan, Louise Grace, Debbie Mahon, Hugo Boyce. Liam Rowney, Bill Lisgo, Terry O’Brien, Maureen Martin.

Lately Dead:

Michael Keogh (Req. Thur 12.00pm), Sarah Williams (Req. Fri 12.00pm)

Alison Hodkinson (Req. Sat 11.00am)

Michael Murphy, Padraig Cullinane, Pat Gailey, Joseph Francis Purcell, Selina Nash.