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10th December Newsletter

Mass and Service Times at St Aidan’s and St Jude’s    Tel 01942 511630 or St. Jude’s Tel: 01942 244864
Day St Aidan’s St Jude’s
Saturday   5.00pm Confessions 5.30 Vigil Mass
Sunday 9.00am   10.30 Mass
Monday 9.00am Exposition 9.30 Mass –  
Tuesday   9.00amExposition 9.30 Mass
Wednesday   6.30pm Confessions 7.00 Mass
Thursday 9.00 am Parish Rosary 9.30 Mass  
Friday 9.30 am Service of Word & Sacrament 9.30am  Service of Word & Sacrament
Details of the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St Aidan’s – to follow

 

Collections:   Standing Orders £184.00 Envelopes £185.98, Plate £100.01, Hospice £4.00, Cafod £ 23.10

Thank you for your generosity.

Long term sick

Elizabeth Danbury, Ted Houghton, Margaret Skellon, John Leicester, Kay Doolan, Dominic Hanley, Connor Hanley, Alex Hadwin, Leonard Abrams, Sheila Molyneux, Pauline Whelan, Teresa Barnes, Berenice Connelly,  Margaret Molloy, John Stevenson,

Ethan Fiddler, Bella Morris, Anthonipiliai Aloysius, Samantha Gee, Bernard Hoare, Barbara Harris. Mave Farrell , Kalan Brewster, Angela McIvor, Marie Duffy , Roy Baldwin & Lou Roberts

Eucharistic Ministers : T. Foster, M. Hitchen, P. Jones, J. Keating
Communion to the Sick : J. Corkery, J. Eccleston
Christmas Collection As in recent years the collection will be divided between CAFOD and NUGENT, and gift aid envelopes will be available for both charities. The collection will be open until after Christmas.
Christmas Masses 2017 in the new parish of St. Jude & St. Aidan

Sunday 24th Dec. 6pm  at St Jude’s  Children’s Vigil Mass

Sunday 24th Dec. 8pm Carol Service then 8.30pm Vigil mass at St Aidan’s followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre.

Monday 25th Dec 10am Mass at St. Jude’s

Would anyone who is planning to attend either mass at St Jude’s and is able to offer others a lift or anyone who would like to attend but has transport issues please make themselves known to any member of the P.P.C./ Friends of St. Aidan’s after Masses during Advent. For those unfamiliar with the location/layout/parking arrangements at St. Jude’s information is available in the porch.

Advent Holy Hour Monday 11th December at 2pm in Sacred Heart Church. During the service there will be opportunity for individual confessions.
Canon MacNally writes :- I am deeply grateful and appreciable of all at St. Aidan’s for your prayers ,cards and very generous gift last Sunday – the official day of my semi-retirement. Be assured of my prayers and support always.
CAFOD Carol Service St. Teresa’s Church college Rd, Upholland Thursday 14th December7.30pm with choirs & musicians from local schools followed by wine & mince pies. Also Fair trade stall, CAFOD world gifts & other Christmas goodies on sale
CAFOD Fun Run Wednesday 27th at Wavertree park & athletics centre. Wellington Rd L15 4LE at 1pm, please arrive at 12.00pm prizes for best fancy dress. See poster in the porch for further details or ring CAFOD office 01512284028
FAIRTRADE Our stall will be on this Sunday 10/12 last chance to buy your cards and gifts. Please have a browse.
Brownies – please continue to save your stamps there is a box on the newspaper table, and thank you to everyone who sponsored us through the co – op charity.
U.C.M   part of the UCM’s preparation for Christmas, there will be a performance by children from St. Aidan’s primary school in Church at 7pm. All parishioners are welcome to this.  UCM raffle – tickets still available. Prizes – Fairtrade hamper, Whisky, Christmas cake & other prizes. To be drawn Sun 17th in the club after Mass. Thank you
Please see the Mass Schedule for the Deanery of Wigan on the Notice board. Copies are available in the porch. These new times commence on the 1st Sunday of Advent i.e. The weekend of 2nd /3rd December
 

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19th November Newsletter

Mass and Service Times at St Aidan’s and St Jude’s    Tel 01942 511630 or St. Jude’s Tel: 01942 244864
Day St Aidan’s St Jude’s
Sunday 9.00am  George Spain A/R 10.30 &6.30 Mass
Monday 9.30 am Mass 9.30am Communion Service
Tuesday 9.30am Communion Service 9.30am Mass
Wednesday 9.30 am communion Service 9.30am Mass
Thursday 9.30 am Communion  Service 9.30am Mass
Friday 9.30 am Mass 9.30am  Communion service
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at St Aidan’s after Mass

Collections:   Standing Orders £184.00 Envelopes £, Plate £, Hospice £. Cafod £, NO details available this week

Thank you for your generosity.

Long term sick

Elizabeth Danbury, Ted Houghton, Margaret Skellon, John Leicester, Kay Doolan, Dominic Hanley, Connor Hanley, Alex Hadwin, Leonard Abrams, Sheila Molyneux, Pauline Whelan, Teresa Barnes, Berenice Connelly,  Margaret Molloy, John Stevenson,

Ethan Fiddler, Bella Morris, Anthonipiliai Aloysius, Samantha Gee, Bernard Hoare, Barbara Harris. Mave Farrell , , Kalan Brewster, Angela McIvor, Marie Duffy , Roy Baldwin & Lou Roberts

Eucharistic Ministers : A. Brennan, S. Brown, G. Callaghan, M. Cardy
Communion to the Sick : R. & G. Callaghan
The Holy Father’s prayer Intentions for the month of November from “Mission Today” Christians in Asia

That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding especially with those of other religions

From the 1st Sunday of Advent 3 new parishes will be created in Wigan and 1 parish will remain.

The present geographical Parishes of St. John’s, St Patrick’s, & St. William’s will be formed into one new parish called St william’s. the parish will use the churches of St John’s & St Patrick’s. Fr Ian O’Shea will be the parish priest.

The present geographical parishes of St. Cuthbert’s, St. Edward’s and Sacred heart will be formed into one new parish called St. Edward’s. The parish will use the churches of Sacred Heart & St. Cuthbert. Fr. Aidan Kelly will be the parish priest & Dean.

The present Parishes of ST. Jude & ST. Aidan will be formed into one new parish called St Jude & St. Aidan. The parish will use the churches of St. Jude & St Aidan. Fr John Causey will be the parish priest.

The present parish of St. Mary’s will remain for the time being as a parish. Fr. John Johnson will remain as parish priest.

This is a new start for all the new parishes. I urge all the parishioners to embrace this opportunity & to pray for the work of the Church in Wigan.

Mass changes from 1st Sunday of Advent

St Aidan’s Monday 9.00 am Exposition 9.30 Mass; St Jude’s Tuesday 9.00am Exposition 9.30 Mass; St Jude’s Wednesday 6.30pm Confessions 7.00 Mass. St. Aidan’s Thursday 9.00am Parish Rosary 9.30 Mass. St. Jude’s  Friday 8.30- 9.30am Exposition 9.30 Service of Word & Sacrament. St. Aidan’s Friday 9.30 am Service of Word & Sacrament St. Jude’s Saturday Confessions 5.00 – 5.20pm Vigil Mass 5.30. St Aidan’s Sunday Confessions 8.30- 8.45 am Mass 9.00 St Jude’s Sunday 10.30am Mass

During November we remember our loved ones who have died. Please place your Pious list intentions in the box provided NO money please in box or envelopes Thank you.
Brownies :- please continue to save your stamps there is a box on the newspaper table, and thank you to everyone who sponsored us through the co – op charity.
Fairtrade Our stall will be open this weekend .We have a big selection of Christmas cards , biscuits , cakes and chocolate. Also Advent calendars. All profit goes to CAFOD
The Cafod Memorial Mass for deceased supporters of CAFOD will take place at Sacred Heart , Liverpool Rd Ainsdale Merseyside PR8 3BP on Saturday 25th November at 5.30pm Tea , coffee & biscuits will be served afterwards. Celebrant Fr. Tony Slingo….
This Sunday  we remember our parishioners who have died during the last year; Mona Breen, Margaret Rowbottom, Ethel Mary Tinsley, George Sinnott, Jacqueline Fletcher, John O’Donnell, Julia Mary Walls, Celia Roberts, Maurice Smith, Arthur Worthington Anthony Evans
Please see the Mass Schedule for the Deanery of wigan on the Notice board. Copies are available in the porch. These new times commence on the 1st Sunday of Advent i.e. The weekend of 2nd /3rd December

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12th November Newsletter

Mass and Service Times at St Aidan’s and St Jude’s    Tel 01942 511630 or St. Jude’s Tel: 01942 244864
Day St Aidan’s St Jude’s
Sunday 9.00am  George Spain A/R 10.30 &6.30 Mass
Monday 9.30 am Mass 9.30am Communion Service
Tuesday 9.30am Communion Service 9.30am Mass
Wednesday 9.30 am communion Service 9.30am Mass
Thursday 9.30 am Communion  Service 9.30am Mass
Friday 9.30 am Mass 9.30am  Communion service
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at St Aidan’s after Mass

Collections:   Standing Orders £184.00 Envelopes £172.00, Plate £69.23, Hospice £3.00. Cafod £2.90,LAMP £132.31,

Thank you for your generosity.

Long term sick

Elizabeth Danbury, Ted Houghton, Margaret Skellon, John Leicester, Kay Doolan, Dominic Hanley, Connor Hanley, Alex Hadwin, Leonard Abrams, Sheila Molyneux, Pauline Whelan, Teresa Barnes, Berenice Connelly,  Margaret Molloy, John Stevenson,

Ethan Fiddler, Bella Morris, Anthonipiliai Aloysius, Samantha Gee, Bernard Hoare, Barbara Harris. Mave Farrell , , Kalan Brewster, Angela McIvor, Marie Duffy , Roy Baldwin & Lou Roberts

Eucharistic Ministers :  J. Rogers, J. Stevenson, C. Williams, J. Rawlinson
Communion to the Sick : I. Dooley, M. Cardy
The Holy Father’s prayer Intentions for the month of November from “Mission Today” Christians in Asia

That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding especially with those of other religions

From the 1st Sunday of Advent 3 new parishes will be created in Wigan and 1 parish will remain.

The present geographical Parishes of St. John’s, St Patrick’s, & St. William’s will be formed into one new parish called St william’s. the parish will use the churches of St John’s & St Patrick’s. Fr Ian O’Shea will be the parish priest.

The present geographical parishes of St. Cuthbert’s, St. Edward’s and Sacred heart will be formed into one new parish called St. Edward’s. The parish will use the churches of Sacred Heart & St. Cuthbert. Fr. Aidan Kelly will be the parish priest & Dean.

The present Parishes of ST. Jude & ST. Aidan will be formed into one new parish called St Jude & St. Aidan. The parish will use the churches of St. Jude & St Aidan. Fr John Causey will be the parish priest.

The present parish of St. Mary’s will remain for the time being as a parish. Fr. John Johnson will remain as parish priest.

This is a new start for all the new parishes. I urge all the parishioners to embrace this opportunity & to pray for the work of the Church in Wigan.

Order of Deacons There will be a meeting on Friday 24th November at St. John’s Church , Fountains Rd, Kirkdale Liverpool L4 1QL beginning with refreshments at 7pm and ending by 9.00pm. After the Archbishop’s talk about the ministry of deacons in our archdiocese, I will explain the process of formation and discernment, two serving deacons and their wives will share their different experiences, & there will be time for questions. If you have anyone in mind who you think may be called to this ministry, please encourage them to come along. Wives & priests will also be very welcome. Poster in the porch.
During November we remember our loved ones who have died. Please place your Pious list intentions in the box provided NO money please in box or envelopes Thank you.
Brownies :- please continue to save your stamps there is a box on the newspaper table, and thank you to everyone who sponsored us through the co – op charity, repository  Christmas cards now in stock.+
Fairtrade Our stall will be open next weekend .We have a big selection of Christmas cards , biscuits , cakes and chocolate. Also Advent calendars. All profit goes to CAFOD
The Cafod Memorial Mass for deceased supporters of CAFOD will take place at Sacred Heart , Liverpool Rd Ainsdale Merseyside PR8 3BP on Saturday 25th November at 5.30pm Tea , coffee & biscuits will be served afterwards. Celebrant Fr. Tony Slingo….
U.C.M. meeting on Tuesday 14th November at 7.45pm in the Social Centre. All ladies welcome.
Copies of the Archdiocesan Annual report –available in the porch.
 

St. Aidan’s Parish Centre

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5th November Newsletter

Mass and Service Times at St Aidan’s and St Jude’s    Tel 01942 511630 or St. Jude’s Tel: 01942 244864
Day St Aidan’s St Jude’s
Sunday 9.00am  Fr. R. McGivern L/D 10.30 &6.30 Mass
Monday 9.30 am Communion Service 9.30am Communion Service
Tuesday 9.30am Communion Service 9.30am Communion Service
Wednesday 9.30 am communion Service 9.30am Communion Service
Thursday 9.30 am Communion  Service 9.30amCommunion Service
Friday 9.30 am Communion Service Requiem
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at St Aidan’s after Mass

Collections:   Standing Orders £184.00 Envelopes £158.69, Plate £97.49, Hospice £2.00. Cafod £1.32,Baptismal Offerings £56.85,

Thank you for your generosity.

Long term sick

Elizabeth Danbury, Ted Houghton, Margaret Skellon, John Leicester, Kay Doolan, Dominic Hanley, Connor Hanley, Alex Hadwin, Leonard Abrams, Sheila Molyneux, Pauline Whelan, Teresa Barnes, Berenice Connelly,  Margaret Molloy, John Stevenson,

Ethan Fiddler, Bella Morris, Anthonipiliai Aloysius, Samantha Gee, Bernard Hoare, Barbara Harris. Mave Farrell , , Kalan Brewster, Angela McIvor, Marie Duffy , Roy Baldwin & Lou Roberts

Eucharistic Ministers :  D. Mills, B. Mole, P. Murphy, M. Allen
Communion to the Sick : S. Brown, B. Mole
The Holy Father’s prayer Intentions for the month of November from “Mission Today” Christians in Asia

That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding especially with those of other religions

Pastoral Area Changes: As part of Wigan Deanery changes St. Jude’s and St. Aidan’s are to join together to form one parish to be known as “The Parish of Saint Jude and Saint Aidan”. Our new parish will have one Parish Priest with one administration and two church buildings. It is hoped that this will happen around the beginning of Advent but the exact date is not known as it is dependent on various building adaptations and other changes across the Deanery. Our new Parish Priest, Fr. John Causey, is very much looking forward to joining us and supporting us as we move forward together. Canon MacNally in retirement will reside in St. Aidan’s presbytery.
This week  we have a mandatory collection for LAMP
During November we remember our loved ones who have died. Please place your Pious list intentions in the box provided NO money please in box or envelopes Thank you.
Brownies :- please continue to save your stamps there is a box on the newspaper table, and thank you to everyone who sponsored us through the co – op charity, repository  Christmas cards now in stock
CAFOD FUN RUN is the perfect way to burn off Christmas calories and help others. It is on Wednesday 27th December at Wavertree park and Athletics Centre, Wellington Road, L15 4LE at 1pm (please arrive by 12.00 pm) Prizes for best fancy dress. For further   information please call Ged or Collette on 0151 228 4028. If you would like to volunteer to help on the day please ring.
The Cafod Memorial Mass will take place at Sacred Heart , Liverpool Rd Ainsdale Merseyside PR8 3BP on Saturday 25th November at 5.30pm
P.P. C.  The P.P. C. meet tonight at 7.30pm in the presbytery
Fairtrade Stall 5/11/17 with a selection of Christmas cards and also Advent calendars and our usual selection of goods.
Copies of the Archdiocesan Annual report –available in the porch.
 

St. Aidan’s Parish Centre

Birthdays , Christenings, Weddings, Meetings, Anniversaries, Funerals

Contact Pat on 01942 211121 or just pop in for a chat

Monday morning 9.30 – 11.30 Rosemary conley Class

Afternoon 4.00 – 5.00 Academy salsa etc.

Evening  Indoor Bowls

 

29th October Newsletter

Mass and Service Times at St Aidan’s and St Jude’s    Tel 01942 511630 or St. Jude’s Tel: 01942 244864
Day St Aidan’s St Jude’s
Sunday 9.00am Mass Bernadette Mellors A/R 10.30 &6.30 Mass
Monday 9.30 am Mass 9.30am Communion Service
Tuesday 7.30pm Vigil Mass 10.30 am  & 7.30 pm Mass
Wednesday 9.30 am communion Service 9.30am Mass
Thursday 9.30 am Communion  Service 9.30am Mass
Friday 9.30 am Mass 9.30am Communion Service
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at St Aidan’s after Mass

Collections:   Standing Orders £184.00 Envelopes £137.65, Plate £107.46, Hospice £3.00. Cafod £6.00,Baptismal Offerings £ 69.95,

Missio £136.97, Laughter Africa £24.00 Thank you for your generosity.

Long term sick

Elizabeth Danbury, Ted Houghton, Margaret Skellon, John Leicester, Kay Doolan, Dominic Hanley, Connor Hanley, Alex Hadwin, Leonard Abrams, Sheila Molyneux, Pauline Whelan, Teresa Barnes, Berenice Connelly,  Margaret Molloy, John Stevenson,

Ethan Fiddler, Bella Morris, Anthonipiliai Aloysius, Samantha Gee, Bernard Hoare, Barbara Harris. Mave Farrell , , Kalan Brewster, Angela McIvor, Marie Duffy , Roy Baldwin & Lou Roberts

Eucharistic Ministers :  M. Hitchen, P. Jones, J, Keating, C. Mills
Communion to the Sick : J. Corkery, J. Eccleston
The Holy Father’s prayer Intentions for the month of October from “Mission Today” workers and the unemployed

That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

Pastoral Area Changes: As part of Wigan Deanery changes St. Jude’s and St. Aidan’s are to join together to form one parish to be known as “The Parish of Saint Jude and Saint Aidan”. Our new parish will have one Parish Priest with one administration and two church buildings. It is hoped that this will happen around the beginning of Advent but the exact date is not known as it is dependent on various building adaptations and other changes across the Deanery. Our new Parish Priest, Fr. John Causey, is very much looking forward to joining us and supporting us as we move forward together. Canon MacNally in retirement will reside in St. Aidan’s presbytery.
Next Weekend  we have a Mandatory collection for LAMP
During November we remember our loved ones who have died. Please place your Pious list intentions in the box provided NO money please in box or envelopes Thank you.
Brownies :- please continue to save your stamps there is a box on the newspaper table, and thank you to everyone who sponsored us through the co – op charity, repository  Christmas cards now in stock
CAFOD FUN RUN is the perfect way to burn off Christmas calories and help others. It is on Wednesday 27th December at Wavertree park and Athletics Centre, Wellington Road, L15 4LE at 1pm (please arrive by 12.00 pm) Prizes for best fancy dress. For further   information please call Ged or Collette on 0151 228 4028. If you would like to volunteer to help on the day please ring.
The Cafod Memorial Mass will take place at Sacred Heart , Liverpool Rd Ainsdale Merseyside PR8 3BP on Saturday 25th November at 5.30pm
The Rosary is recommended for prayer in the month of October.
Fairtrade Stall 5/11/17 with a selection of Christmas cards and also Advent calendars and our usual selection of gods.
U.C. M.  Meeting on Tuesday, 31st October will take place in the social Centre after the 7.30pm Vigil Mass for the feast of “All Saints”. All ladies welcome.
 

St. Aidan’s Parish Centre

Birthdays , Christenings, Weddings, Meetings, Anniversaries, Funerals

Contact Pat on 01942 211121 or just pop in for a chat

Saturday Cabaret Night Once a Month

All other Saturdays available for hire day and night

 

22nd October Newsletter

Mass and Service Times at St Aidan’s and St Jude’s    Tel 01942 511630 or St. Jude’s Tel: 01942 244864
Day St Aidan’s St Jude’s
Sunday 9.00am Mass Bernadette Mellors A/R 10.30 &6.30 Mass
Monday 9.30 am Mass 9.30am Communion Service
Tuesday 9.30 am Communion Service 9.30am Mass
Wednesday 9.30 am communion Service 9.30am Mass
Thursday 9.30 am Communion  Service 9.30am Mass
Friday 9.30 am Mass 9.30am Communion Service
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at St Aidan’s after Mass

Collections:   Standing Orders £184.00 Envelopes £162.69, Plate £81.82, Hospice £3.00. Cafod £10.50 Cafod Harvest Fast Day £5.00, Baptismal Offerings 361.94.

Thank you for your generosity.

Long term sick

Elizabeth Danbury, Ted Houghton, Margaret Skellon, John Leicester, Kay Doolan, Dominic Hanley, Connor Hanley, Alex Hadwin, Leonard Abrams, Sheila Molyneux, Pauline Whelan, Teresa Barnes, Berenice Connelly,  Margaret Molloy, John Stevenson,

Ethan Fiddler, Bella Morris, Anthonipiliai Aloysius, Samantha Gee, Bernard Hoare, Barbara Harris. Mave Farrell , , Kalan Brewster, Angela McIvor, Marie Duffy , Roy Baldwin & Lou Roberts

Eucharistic Ministers :  I. Dooley,  J. Eccleston,  P. & T. Foster
Communion to the Sick : J. Rawlinson, P. Foster
The Holy Father’s prayer Intentions for the month of October from “Mission Today” workers and the unemployed

That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

Pastoral Area Changes: As part of Wigan Deanery changes St. Jude’s and St. Aidan’s are to join together to form one parish to be known as “The Parish of Saint Jude and Saint Aidan”. Our new parish will have one Parish Priest with one administration and two church buildings. It is hoped that this will happen around the beginning of Advent but the exact date is not known as it is dependent on various building adaptations and other changes across the Deanery. Our new Parish Priest, Fr. John Causey, is very much looking forward to joining us and supporting us as we move forward together. Canon MacNally in retirement will reside in St. Aidan’s presbytery.
The Catenian Association are holding a fund raising evening for Diabetes UK and the British Lung Foundation in St.Jude’s Social Club on Friday 24th October at 7.30pm to which all are invited. Tickets are available at £5 from Harold Trowbridge Tel. 375216
Today we have a Mandatory collection for A.P.F. on World Mission Day. Please take a leaflet this week and a Gift Aid form for return next week. Thank you
Today is week 4 of the Annual Mass Count
Mission Boxes In accordance with the Safeguarding regulations Mission boxes must now be brought to church to be emptied as collectors are no longer allowed to enter people’s homes. A reminder will be put on the newsletter when boxes are required to be brought to church. Thank you for your co-operation.
The Rosary is recommended for prayer in the month of October.
Baptisms at St. Aidan’s Baptisms normally take place in the proper parish church of the parents of the child to be baptised. An exception may be made when St. Aidan’s is the normal place of worship of someone who lives outside the parish i.e. that they regularly attend Mass here. The permission of the Parish Priest of their home parish is, however, still required. A previous residence or association with the parish is not just cause for an exception in these circumstances.
 

St. Aidan’s Parish Centre

Birthdays , Christenings, Weddings, Meetings, Anniversaries, Funerals

Contact Pat on 01942 211121 or just pop in for a chat

Friday Morning 9.30 – 11.00 Mother and toddler group

Evening  Room available for hire