Advent reconciliation services.
Several priests will be available to hear confessions.
Friday 9th December. St Teresa. Trent Vale. 7.30pm.
Monday 12th December. Holy Trinity, Newcastle. 7pm
Monday 19th December. St Augustine, Meir parishes (and Longton). 7pm
Tuesday 20th December. Our Lady and St Werburgh, Clayton. 7.15pm
Thursday 22nd December. Sacred Heart, Hanley. 7 pm
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)
You are invited to Alpha taster session 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
Taster session 30th November 2016.
Join us at St Thomas More, Longton. ST3 2NJ
Starting at 4.30pm with a meal together!
We will finish by 6,15pm
A warm welcome is waiting
Kenelm Youth Trust. #Try Alpha. Alpha.org
Priests and Deacons Prayer Card. November 2016.
15-NovRev Philip Rogerson and Dcn Andrew Lomas
16-NovRev Fr Anthony Rohan and Dcn Sean Loone
17-NovRev Fr Cornelius Safe and Dcn Peter Mason
18-NovRev Fr Arul Samy and Dcn Paul Mayland
19-NovRev Fr John Saward and Dcn David McCarroll
20-NovRev Fr Patrick Sayles and Dcn Michael McGrail
21-NovRev Fr David Senyk and Dcn Mick McKearney
22-NovRev Fr Charles Serignat and Dcn Peter Middleton
23-NovRev Fr Daniel Seward and Dcn Tim Millage
24-NovRt Rev Mgr Michael Sharkey and Dcn Max Ngamsha
25-NovRev Fr John Sharp and Dcn Adam Nicholls
26-NovRev Fr Richard Sharplesand Dcn Stephen Norman
27-NovRev Fr Frederick Sheldon and Dcn Gerard Nosowski
28-NovRev Fr Emmanuel Shiynyuy and Dcn John O'Brien
29-NovRev Fr Edward Simpsonand Dcn Patrick Oldman
30-NovRev Fr Hugh Sinclair and Dcn Kevin O’Connor
Year of Mercy:
The Year of Mercy finishes on the Feast of Christ the King 20th November.
Holy Doors will close on 13th November.
Our Deanery event for the end of the year will be held at St Gregory’s, Longton on the afternoon of Sunday 20th November 2016.
It will begin at 3pm with recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by prayer, testimony, and Benediction.
Make a date in your diary
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”.
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.
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.
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