Advent Taize Service,
 
St. Teresa's Church, Trent Vale on
Thursday November 30th 2017 at 7.30pm
Please come and join us in this Ecumenical Service of Prayer and Songs, looking forward with hope to the coming of Jesus at Christmas. Bring your friends and family and join with others from neighbouring churches. Everyone is welcom.
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"Eucharist & the Family" days - December 2017

Over the next few months around the Archdiocese of Birmingham, there will be a day consisting of keynote speakers and workshops, in preparation for two large events next year in the life of the Church: the World Meeting of Families (21st - 26th Aug) and the Adoremus: Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress (7th - 9th Sept) 2018.

The next day is at Holy Trinity Church Centre in Newcastle, on 9th December, beginning at 10am with mass in the parish, and finishing at 3.30pm, and our prayer is that attendees will return to their parishes with a greater love for Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and a desire to share that particularly with families in the parish. There will be opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration during the day and people are asked to bring a packed lunch.

For more information contact Paul Northam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sr Gillian Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0121 360 8118.

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Young Catholic Adults

Events: Please click on the link http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk/events.htm for a selection of national, international and local information. If you have any information about traditional Catholic events, which would be suitable for young adults please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving a brief description of the nature of the activities involved.

For the latest news at Young Catholic Adults: http://youngcatholicadults-latestnews.blogspot.co.uk/

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St Thomas More  Catholic Academy – OFSTED Inspection

St Thomas More received a two day inspection by the OFSTED on the 9th and 10th May.  The school community is very proud of the outcome.  The school was rated as a Good school and rated as Good in every category including Sixth Form.  Inspectors recognised the significant improvements in education and the changing culture of the school to improve life chances of the students.  This comes just a few months after the Diocesan inspection which judged the school as a good with outstanding features.  The full report can be accessed from the homepage of the schools website www.stmca.org.ukOfsted Inspection Report 2017

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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

Read more: sowing_the_seeds_may17

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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.

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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

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Office hours:

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.

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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.

 

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CardinalNicholslib rarypictureCardinal Vincent Issues a Pastoral Letter on the Synod on the Family

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has issued a pastoral letter reflecting on the recent Synod to be read out in all parishes in Westminster at Masses this weekend.

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.’

Read more at Diocese of Westminster >

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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

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You can download a 223-page PDF of Evangelii Gaudium by using this link 

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 Habemus Papam Franciscus!

English translation of the first words of Pope Francis.  News VA. The Vatican Today.

Brothers and sisters good evening. 
You all know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone almost to the ends of the earth to get him… but here we are. I thank you for the welcome that has come from the diocesan community of Rome.

Read more: Pope Francis First Words

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Ancient Texts Online.

The Cambridge Digital Library has just made available thousands of pages from fragile religious manuscripts for Internet users' perusal, including a 2,000-year-old copy of the 10 Commandments, known as the "Nash Papyrus."

Read more: Ancient Texts

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Times of Mass fulfilling your Sunday obligation.

 

Saturday Evening Mass
Fulfilling the Sunday Obligation.

Sunday Morning Mass 

Sunday Evening Mass  

12.05pm    
Hanley   

5pm    
Abbey Hulton
Cheadle   

5.15pm    
Newcastle   

5.30pm    
Trent Vale   

5.45pm.    
Burslem    
Longton    
Stoke

6pm    
Alton
Ashley   
Cresswell
Leek
Norton
Wolstanton   

6.30pm    
Kidsgrove   

8.15am    
Clayton  

9am  

Alton
Biddulph
Caverswall
Fenton

Silverdale

9.30am   
Birches Head 
Chesterton
Trent Vale
Tunstall

10am   
Clayton    
Leek
Longton
Norton

10.30am    
Bucknall
Cheadle  
Newcastle 
Stoke    
Wolstanton   

11am   
Burslem
Goldenhill    
Hanley
  Meir  

Fenton Polish Mass 

12noon  
Newcastle 

12.30pm   
Keele University Chapel

2pm
Fenton Polish Mass

5pm    
Birches Head

5.30pm    
Tean    
Trent Vale

6.30pm

Packmoor

7pm
Fenton Polish Mass

 

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Born For This
A moving dramataic, musical performance of the Stations of the Cross, performed by students across the All Saints Collegiate.

Friday 27th March, 7pm arrivals prompt start at St Gregorys Church, Heathcote Road, Longton.

Tickets are FREE, with a collection on the night.  Suggested donation of £2 going to St Thomas More Lourdes Pilgrimage fund.

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