Fr Michael Puljic is the new hospital chaplain.
At the Royal Stoke University Hospital
He is the first to call.
To contact the chaplains the telephone number is 01782 67400.
He is employed for only 3 full days. Other emergency cover is being provided by a number of people.
Communion rota to the wards is continueing.
When someone is ill... If you, or someone you know, becomes ill, or goes into hospital for any length of time, and is no longer able to get to Mass please contact your local parish priest, deacon or sister.
If you know someone who is going into hospital arrangements can the be made for the chaplain to vsit in hospital or a minister to bring Holy Communion to their home
Pope Francis’s Prayer Intention for October 2016
Is ethical journalism a thing of the past? There’s no doubt about it, journalists need help and support to stand up to the pressures from those who want them to be servants of big business or of political masters. Journalists who do not want to be mouthpieces for owners or political dogma, or other vested interests need our support. This month we are asked to join in Pope Francis’ prayer intention “….that journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.”
Deanery Year of Mercy Celebration Mass here at Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus, Trent Vale on Friday 30th September at 7pm. All welcome.
This is taking place during our 5 day Parish Mission which starts of Tuesday 27th September with Mass at 7pm and concludes on 1st October (our feast day) with the 5.30 Mass.
Evenings of Mercy. Each month there will be an evening dedicated to God’s mercy, with a call to return to the Sacrament of Forgiveness in confession. These events will move around the deanery.
The next will be at Our Lady of the Angels and St Peter in Chains. Stoke-on-Trent. 7pm Monday 12th September 2016.
The Year of Mercy is closely connected with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or the Sacrament of Forgiveness, or as we like to call it Confession. In the last fifty years we have seen a tremendous decline in the practice of this Sacrament in our churches. Some of that decline is healthy, but some of it has to do with our understanding of what sin is. In the past, our religion was practiced very rigidly, and there was a sort of enforcement by obligation- this is unhealthy and therefore decline for that reason can be good. BUT we have lost the image give to us in the parable of the prodigal son - where God our Father is waiting for us to turn back to him and accept that forgiveness which he gives freely - read it St Luke Chapter 1511 So the Evenings of Mercy are a way for us to look at Sin and our sinful ways of life and to accept the forgiveness(mercy) of our loving Father. Please do your best to attend as many as you can during this Year of Mercy. (from St Gregory's newsletter)
Young Catholic Adults Weekend. 28th – 30th Oct 2016
If you are in the 18-40 age range, there will be a weekend retreat at Douai Abbey in Berkshire featuring Fr. Thomas Crean.
YCA will be running a weekend with the assistance of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge. There will be:-
• Sung/High Masses and Marian Procession
• Gregorian Chant Workshops
• Rosaries, Confessions, Talks and Socials
This is a great opportunity to deepen your faith, grow in holiness and meet fellow young Catholics.
How to Book for the Weekend.
Prices range from £12 upwards for more details, please see:-http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk/events.htm, or https://v1.bookwhen.com/yca-douai-2016 or ring 07908105787 or 07515 805015.
(Please note to guarantee your place this year Douai Abbey have requested that everyone books in 3 weeks before the start of the weekend i.e. 7th Oct 2016.) http://youngcatholicadults.co.uk
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.
Year of Mercy 2015 – 2016
Day of Pilgrimage to Aston Hall Stone
Sunday 21st August 2016, from 12 noon
Open Air Mass -3pm Main Celebrant, Bishop David McGough.
Free Car Park and Refreshments
Holy Door and Veneration of the Relic of Blessed Dominic Barberi with an exhibition to Blessed Dominic
The Sacrament of Reconciliation available
Procession of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass in the footsteps of St Dominic.
Those who have been unable this year to take advantage of gaining the Jubilee indulgence may like to take advantage of this opportunity.
Departure should be around 5pm
Posted by ZENIT Staff on 29 May, 2016
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of the Pope’s homily during the Holy Mass concluding the Jubilee for Deacons this morning in St. Peter’s Square. Deacons and their families from all around the world were invited to make a pilgrimage to Rome in order to participate in this major gathering on the occasion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. This Jubilee for Deacons, May 27-29, was a celebration for deacons, along with their wives and children:
Click Here: Pope’s Homily at Jubilee for Deacons
Photograph thanks to Deacon Bill Baines
Archdiocese of Birmingham Days of Prayer for Vocations 2016
Please pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life,and for an awareness of the vocation of all within the church.
Sacred Heart Tunstall (Queens Avenue ST6 6EE). Friday 3rd June
11.30am Adoration. 12.30 Holy Mass. Adoration until Solemn Benediction at 6.45pm. 7.00pm Solemn Mass
Sacred Heart Silverdale (High Street ST5 6NG) Friday 3rd June
3.00pm Exposition / Watching. 6.30pm Novena Sacred Heart then Benediction
Our Lady of the Angels and St. Peter Stoke (Hartshill Road ST4 7LT). Tuesday 7th June
10.00am Mass. Exposition until 3.00pm
St. John the Baptist Alton (Castle Hill ST10 4AH). Tuesday 14th June
St. Mary Leek (Compton ST13 5NH). Wednesday 15th June
9.30am Mass. Adoration until 4.00pm
Change to Mass times in Fenton and Bentilee.
Mass at Our Lady's, Fenton Sunday 9am
Mass at St. Maria Goretti, Bentilee (Bucknall) Sunday 10.30am (there is no Saturday Mass)
Laudato Si’ - Care for the Common Home.
Holy Trinity Cafod invite you to join us to learn about Pope Francis Encyclical, Laudato Si’
Tuesdays, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd at Coolock Pastoral Centre, Stubbs Gate, Newcastle, ST5 1LH. 7.15 to 8.30pm.
Study Guide, Includes: passages from the encyclical. Witnesses from around the world and UK parishes
Ideas for action