Marriage Care in North Staffordshireis looking for volunteers to train as marriage preparation facilitators locally. We are holding an information evening at St Gregory’s  Meeting Room, Longton, on April 11th at 7pm if you would like to know more about the role and what it involves. Otherwise please visit: www.marriagecare.co.uk or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

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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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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

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07725554946

Kenelm Youth Trust.   #Try Alpha. Alpha.org

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walsinghamThe North Staffs. Walsingham Association

The AGM will be held on Tuesday 24th January 2017 at Holy Trinity, Newcastle.

We will begin with mass at 7pm followed by our meeting in the Parish Centre.

Membership fees are £12 for a single person and £20 for a family. New members are always welcome.

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The Divine Mercy Sunday

(Divine Mercy Sunday, 23rd April at 2-30pm)

ST AUGUSTINE’S, SANDON ROAD, MEIR

HOLY HOUR at St. Augustine’s, Meir, with veneration of the Image and recitation of the Chaplet, and Benediction starts at at 2-30pm on Divine Mercy Sunday 23rd April 2017

There will be EXPOSITION from 1-00pm (Confessions available).

When Jesus appeared to Saint Faustina, a Polish nun, in the 1930’s, he gave her renewed messages of his Mercy for sinners. He asked that a Feast of Mercy be held on the Sunday after Easter.  

Sister Faustina was canonised by Pope John Paul 11 on the Feast of Mercy in 2000. Pope John Paul 11 was beatified on that Day in 2011, and was canonised on Divine Mercy Sunday 2014.

Our Lord promised: ‘the soul that will go to CONFESSION (within the Octave), and receive HOLY COMMUNION on that day, will receive COMPLETE FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND PUNISHMENT’ (becoming like newly baptised infants).

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EASTER MONDAY MASS

Traditional Men’s Mass 2017 in thanksgiving for the Blessed Sacrament

10am at Sacred Heart Church, Hanley

Chief Celebrant: Bishop David McGough

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 Easter Triduum and Easter Celebrations across the Deanery

Eater at St Gregory’s, Longton, St Maria Goretti, Bucknall and Our Lady’s, Fenton

Holy Saturday
10.30 until 11.30am Confessions at St Gregory’s
7.30pm First Mass (Vigil) of Easter at St Gregor’s
7pm Easter Vigil, Polish Mission at Our lady’s Fenton

Easter Day.
9am Mass at Our Lady’s
10.45 Mass at St Gregory’s
11am Mass at St Maria Goretti
11am and 7pm Polish Mass at Our Lady’s

Mon  17th 
Polish Mass  11am and 7pm at Our Lady’s Fenton.

Easter Services for Our Lady and St Werburgh and St John the Baptist, Ashley
Saturday 15th April     Easter Vigil                                        8. 00 pm
Sunday 16th April        Easter Sunday                                   9.30 am   Mass at Ashley
Sunday 16th April        Easter Sunday                                   11.00 am Mass at Clayton

Details from St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, Trent Vale.
Easter Vigil Saturday Mass 8.30pm

Easter Sunday Mass times which are 9.30am and 5.30pm

Details for St Giles Cheadle and St Thomas’ Tean
Holy Saturday
St Giles' Cheadle: 10.00am-11.00am Confessions
St Giles' Cheadle:  7.30pm Easter Vigil & First Mass of the Resurrection

Easter Sunday
St Giles' Cheadle: 10.30am Mass of the Resurrection
St Thomas' Tean 5.30pm Mass of the Resurrection

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St Thomas More Catholic Academy. Longton Hall Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 2NJ

11-18 Mixed Academy.  NoR 1030

Part-time Temporary Teacher of RE (0.6 FTE)

Required for January 2018, or earlier, to cover a period of maternity leave, initially for two terms. The Directors are seeking to appoint a part-time teacher to join our RE department. Applications are invited from both experienced and newly qualified teachers and from all denominations.

Further details can be downloaded from our website www.stmca.org.uk. To apply please email up to date cv and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references, DBS checking procedures and medical clearance.

Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 16 October 2017

STM Catholic Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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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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