At the Heart is an evening for young people from our Deanery (secondary school age and young adults) to prepare for Holy Week and Easter.
It is being led by the team from Soli House, and will include Praise & Worship, a teaching, Holy Mass, and a get together afterwards.
It starts at 6.30pm and is on Wednesday 29th March at Sacred Heart, Jasper Street, Hanley.
It will end by 9.30pm.
SOWING THE SEEDS Growing in Faith North Staffs Deanery
A 11 week taught course for catechists, those who would like to be catechists and those who would like to know more about their faith.
To be held on Tuesdays beginning on Tuesday 2nd May 7pm-9pm in Holy Trinity Parish, London Road, Newcastle-under- Lyme ST5 1LQ
For further details and an application form please contact your Parish Priest or Sister Gillian
Choir Practices to be held in readiness for the Pilgrimage on Saturday, 13th May 2017.
Three Practices will be held on Sundays, 2nd April 2017, 30th April 2017 and 7th May 2017 at 2.15pm.
Each practice will be held at Holy Trinity Church, London Road, Newcastle ST5 1LQ and will end no later than 4pm.
Parking will be available in the car park adjacent to the Church and may be reached from Grosvenor Road off London Road (A34). You are welcome to join in the preparations.
NORTH STAFFS DEANERY
VOCATIONS MASS. 2017.
You are most welcome to join us as we all come together from parishes and schools from around the Deanery
to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religiouslife.
Tuesday 7th March. Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Fenton at 7.00pm.
(Please note Mass at 7pm not 7.30pm)
Masterson Street, Fenton, Stoke on Trent, ST4 4PF.
Principal Celebrant: Fr. Craig Szmidt
Sponsoring School: St. Thomas More Catholic Academy
Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus Christ, make me a better person; considerate towards others, honest with myself, faithful to you.
Help me to find my true vocation in life and so to find happiness myself and bring happiness to others.
May those whom you call to the priesthood, the diaconate or the religious life have the generosity to answer your call,
and so may those who need your help always find it, and give you glory for ever and ever. Amen.
As of today, Thursday 26th January, the hospital chaplain is unable any more to search on the hospital computers for Catholic patients, as the new system does not have this facility.
As a result, the only information Fr Michael Puljic will have of Catholic patients is if people ring the chaplaincy office on 01782 676400.
Therefore it is important for you to inform the chaplain directly or the chances are that they will not be visited whilst they are at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
23 -25 June 2017 @ Alton Castle
A National Event bringing Young Adults (16-35) together.
Brightlights Unlimited. Great Live Music & Bands. Interesting Speakers. Engaging workshops.
“The value of spirituality is unlimited, since it holds out promise both for life here and now, & for the life to come” 1Tim 4:8
Marriage Care North Staffs.
Marriage Preparation Courses 2017.
As from Monday 21st November 2016 all couples who wish to book on to a Marriage Preparation course organised by Marriage Care should contact the Marriage Care Appointments Team at National Office. The contact details are as follows:
Telephone numbers: 0800 389 3801. 01159 934 255
Monday - Thursday 9.00am till 6.00pm Friday 9.00am till 5.00pm
The dates for 2017 courses are on the following Sundays:
February 5th April 9th May 21st July 2nd October 1st November 26th
All courses take place at Our Lady & St Benedict Catholic Church, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent.
As the summer courses fill very quickly - we suggest you book onto the earliest course that you are able.
You are invited to Alpha course at St Thomas More Academy, Longton.
Alpha is for anyone who’s curios.
The talks are designed. to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.
No question is out of bounds and you are
free to discuss as much or as much or as little as you wish.
A new Alpha course for Staff in Catholic Schools
The twelve week course begins on January 11th!
Join us at St. Thomas More, Longton, ST3 2NJ
Starting at 4.30pm with a meal together!
We will ?nish by 6.15pm. A warm welcome is waiting!
A warm welcome is waiting
Kenelm Youth Trust. #Try Alpha. Alpha.org
North Staffs Walsingham Association
Annual Pilgrimage to
The Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham
Travel by coach, with disabled access, from Holy Trinity, Newcastle on Wednesday April 5th
And return on Saturday April 8th
Cost: Approx £160 or £186 for an en-suite room
For full details and a Booking Form contact:
Rev Deacon Neil Adlington at Sacred Heart Silverdale (Tel 01782 624325)
or Justin Emery (Tel 01782 616031)
Pope Francis’s Prayer Intention for November 2016
The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for November is: “That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity”.
His intention for evangelisation is: “That within parishes, priests and lay people may collaborate in service to the community without giving in to the temptation of discouragement”.
Meir, Caverswall & Creswell Statement.
Our Diocese is preparing to welcome two new priests from the Religious Order of St Paul, Fr Kazimierz and Fr Pawel to serve in the parishes of St Augustine's Meir, St Filumena's Caverswall and St Mary's Cresswell.
They will be living at the presbytery at St Augustine's Meir.
The weekend Mass times , from the beginning of August, will be:
Saturday for Sunday 6pm at St Mary's Cresswell.
Sunday 9am at St Filumena's Caverswall
Sunday 11am st St Augustine's Meir.
The Changes come into effect from Saturday 6th August 2016.
Cardinal Vincent Issues a Pastoral Letter on the Synod on the Family
In the letter, Cardinal Vincent explains that the Synod ‘was about the pastoral care that we try to offer each other, the “motherly love of the Church”, especially when facing difficult moments and experiences in family life.’
In Evangelii Gaudium - the Joy of the Gospel - Pope Francis invites us to live our missionary calling with great joy and reminds us that our ‘task of evangelisation’ is actually ‘authentic personal fulfillment.’
Evangelii Gaudium, the Joy of the Gospel, looks at the new evangelisation for the transmission of the faith and has chapters on the following subjects:
- The Church's Missionary Transformation
- The Crisis of Communal Committment
- The Proclamation of the Gospel
- The Social Dimension of Evangelization
- Spirit-Filled Evangelizers
You can download a 223-page PDF of Evangelii Gaudium by using this link