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)
Pope Francis’s Prayer Intention for May 2016
This month we focus on the stark reality that women in developing countries suffer disproportionately from poor access to health services, discrimination, the effects of war, and, at times, victimization by harmful traditions and trafficking.
Women around the globe should be celebrated for their extraordinary contributions in all areas of society – as professionals, as bread-winners, and as carers.
This month Pope Francis asks us to join in his prayer intention for May, “…That in every country of the world, women may be honoured and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.”
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 St. Joseph's, Burslem. Thursday 12th May at 7pm
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)
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
Diocesan Jubilee Churches and Places of Pilgrimage in North Staffordshire.
Holy Trinity, Newcastle and St Bernard’s Convent and “Coolock” (Sisters of Mercy)
24 Hours for the Lord
Holy Trinity, Newcastle-under Lyme
Friday 4 March;
1pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - Confessions begin
3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet Sung
6pm Divine Mercy Chaplet Said
8pm Holy Mass
9pm Divine Mercy Chaplet Sung followed by Nightfever until 10.3opm
11pm Taize Prayer
12midnight Divine Mercy Chaplet Said
Saturday 5 March
North Staffs Area Pastoral Council
Afternoon Visit to St Mary’s College Oscott
Sunday 13th March 2016
You are welcome to join parishioners from the North Staffs Deanery.
You will meet the staff and students and have a guided tour which includes the museum and chapel.
Evening Prayer in the Chapel at 6.30pm
Cost: Adult £8 Under 16 £4
Coach pick up points:
St John the Evangelist Kidsgrove 1.30pm
Holy Trinity Newcastle 1.45pm
St. Augustine Meir 2.00pm
arrive approx. 3.00pm Leave Oscott 7.00pm
To book a seat on the coach please speak to your APC representative.
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.
February / March
Saturday 13th February
St. Filumena Caverswall (Blythe Bridge Road, ST11 9EA).
Exposition 9.00am. Holy Communion Service 9.30am.
Sunday 28th February
St. John the Evangelist Chesterton (Loomer Road, ST5 7JS).
Mass 9.30am. Exposition until Mass at 5.00pm.
Friday 4th 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 Vocations Group
Divine Mercy Retreat
13 February 2016
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
St Teresa’s Catholic Church
The Presbytery, Brook Road
Ilford IG2 7JA
North Staffs Area Pastoral Council
“Catholicism” ‘A Journey to the Heart of the Faith’
A 10 week course based on the book and DVD’s by Bishop Robert Barron led by Father Julian Green
You are invited to a ground breaking documentary series on the Catholic faith.
To be held at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Trent Vale 100, Stone Road,
Trent Vale, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6SP. starting at 7.00pm.
These will take place on the following Fridays:
Taize evening at St. Teresa's Trent Vale on Thursday 21st January at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome, bring friends, neighbours and non-catholic friends.
NORTH STAFFS DEANERY VOCATIONS MASS 2016
Tuesday 9th February at 7.30pm Sacred Heart Tunstall, 13, Queens Avenue, Tunstall, ST6 6EE.Principal Celebrant: Fr. Dominic Chukka MA. Vocations Director. Sponsoring School. St. Margaret Ward Catholic Academy
CAFOD Evening for Volunteers and Supporters, Tuesday 19 January 2016, 7.15-8.45pm, Coolock Centre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1LH
With Andres Gomez de la Torre, CAFOD’s Head of International Development.
An opportunity to meet CAFOD volunteers and staff and hear about our work supporting water projects in Uganda and how your support makes a difference.
Headteacher and Accounting Officer for the multi-academy.
Archdiocese of Birmingham
ST JOHN FISHER CATHOLIC COLLEGE
a part of Christ the King Catholic Collegiate Multi Academy Company
11 – 18 MIXED COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
Group 6 School with 937 pupils on roll