Archdiocese of Birmingham Days of Prayer for Vocations 2018

Please pray for vocations to the priesthood Diaconate and consecrated life,

and for an awareness of the vocation of all within the church.

February / March 2018                   

Monday 5th February             St. Joseph Goldenhill      (High Street, Goldenhill ST6 5RD)
Saturday 10th February        
St. Filumena Caverswall    (Blythe Bridge Road, ST11 9EA).   
Sunday 11th February            
St. John the Evangelist Chesterton   (Loomer Road, ST5 7JS).
Friday 2nd March            St. George and St. Martin Birches Head (Boulton Street, ST1 2LS)

During February / March you are invited to join our Catholic communities from these parishes in praying for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

NORTH STAFFS DEANERY  VOCATIONS MASS

Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 7pm  St. Giles, Charles Street, Cheadle, ST10 1ED

 

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ST. THOMAS AQUINAS STUDY WEEKEND   Feb.23 – 25  2018

The Great Commandment

With FR.ROBERT ECCLES OP and SR. VALERY WALKER OP

At ST. DOMINIC’S CONVENT STONE STAFFS ST15 8EN

Saturday only: Cost £25 including lunch   Residential Friday 7pm – Sunday 2pm Cost £150

Further information: Sr. Valery OP at above address
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Tel. 01785 812091

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  Parish Parish Mission - Into the Light at At The Catholic Parishes of Our Lady & Saint Werburgh, Clayton and Our Lady & Saint John the Baptist, AshleyMission - Into the Light
   At The Catholic Parishes of
   Our Lady & Saint Werburgh, Clayton and Our Lady & Saint John the Baptist, Ashley

   Parish Mission *Into The Light”: 27th JANUARY - 11th FEBRUARY 2018

   More Information: http://www.ourladyandstwerburgh.co.uk/parish-mission/

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NORTH STAFFS DEANERY
VOCATIONS MASS

Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 7pm

St. Giles, Charles Street, Cheadle, ST10 1ED

Principal Celebrant: Father Michael Dolman Vocations Director.

Sponsoring School. Painsley, Catholic College

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, diaconate and religious life.

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.  © Archdiocese of Birmingham

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North Staffordshire Deanery Masses

for Holy Days throughout the Year.

Parish

Telephone

Holy Day Mass Times

Our Lady & St Benedict. Abbey Hulton

01782.268405

7.30pm

St George & St Martin. Birches Head

 

9.15am

St John the Baptist. Alton

01538 703503

9.15am & 7.30pm

St Joseph’s. Burslem

01782.838357

11am

Sacred Heart. Tunstall

 

Vigil 7pm and 9.30am

St Giles. Cheadle

01538.753130

As announced

St Thomas’ Tean

 

As announced

Our Lady & St Werburg. Clayton

01782.613023

9.15am & 7.15pm

Our Lady & St John the Baptist. Ashley

 

Vigil 7.15pm

St Joseph. Goldenhill

01782.782121

9.30am.   Term time 6.30pm

St John’s. Kidsgrove

 

Term Time 2.15pm. 
Not term time 6.30pm

St Patrick. Packmoor

 

Vigil 6.30pm

English Martyr’s. Biddulph

 

11am

Sacred Heart. Hanley

01782.215217

12.05pm

St Mary. Leek

01538.382385

9.30am (in school in term time) 7pm

St Gregory. Longton

01782.313796

9.30am & 7pm

St Maria Goretti Bentilee

 

As announced

Our Lady. Fenton

 

9.15am

St Augustine. Meir

01782.313734

9.30am & 7.30pm

St Filumena. Caverswall

 

9am

St Mary. Cresswell

 

Vigil 6pm

Holy Trinity. Newcastle

01782.616483

10am & 7.30pm

Sacred Heart. Silverdale

 

6.30pm

St Mary. Norton

01782.257371

9.30am & 7pm

Our Lady of the Angels. Stoke

01782.844308

9.30am (term time in school) & 7pm

St Teresa. Trent Vale

01782.658063

9am in term time.  10am otherwise

St Wulstan. Wolstanton

01782. 26611

10am

St John the Evangelist. Chesterton

 

6pm

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"Eucharist & the Family" days

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.

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 2017, 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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