Prayer Intercessors - (Please ring Ann Purtill with prayer intentions) The prayer intentions for this week are for
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of December 2013
General: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.
Missionary: That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Saviour's coming. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)
SVP CHRISTMAS MASS & SERVICE OF HEALING FOR THE HOUSEBOUND AND ELDERLY . SATURDAY 21st December Mass at 12noon Refreshments will be available in the Parish hall afterwards. If you or anyone you know will require transport please contact a member of the SVP as soon as possible.
ADVENT MASSES: The themes for the Friday Advent Masses are as follows:
CHURCH CLEANING next Church cleaning will be Tuesday 17th December from 10am. . Everyone very welcome, just come along everything is provided.
NEWMAN R.C. COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CONCERT Wednesday 18th December 2013 7pm-9.15pm Tickets Adults £3 Concessions £2. For more details please ring 0161 785 8858
ST EDWARD’S R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL~NURSERY There are limited places available for Nursery aged children. If your child was born between 1.09.09 and 31.08.10 and you would like more information please ring 0161 624 1377
ST EDWARD’S DRAMA GROUP :
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
THE BIBLE The U.S. mini-series The Bible, created by producer and three-time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice) is coming to British screens. An epic 10-hour mini-series that will be broadcast this December on Channel 5 (with the first episode airing on November 30 at 9pm).
If you are going into hospital or have someone in hospital, please let Fr.Dolan know and he will do his best to visit. (Any hospital)
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME. YEAR 3 CHILDREN
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME - YEAR 4 RECONCILIATION
FACEBOOK page called 'St. Edward's RC Parent Forum" where the Forum post updates about meetings/events etc which we would love people to join.
'St Edward’s Community & Toddler Group '
Every Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am in St Edward's church hall. There are lots of toys and facilities for toddlers, but you don't have to have a toddler to come and join us for a brew and a chat.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/198615816990589/#!/groups/378515458878782/ Friends of St.Edward's on Facebook
SUNDAY SCHOOL GROUP
Sunday school is intended for those children aged 3-8 who have not yet started sacramental programme. We are always looking for more volunteers so if you are interested please contact Geraldine Chapman on 0161 6210479.
All children between 3 and 8 years old are welcome to join us at 11:30am Mass. Fr Dolan will call the children out after the first hymn and they will re-join mass at communion. Dads or mums are able to accompany the youngest children if they wish.
ST. EDWARDS 100 CLUB DRAW
About Being Catholic About Being Catholic. Every Thursday evening for anyone who wants to know more about the Church or is thinking of coming into the Church. Ideal for those who may have lost touch for a while. Everyone welcome
www.caseresources.org.uk and www.comehomeforchristmas.co.uk for more information . CASE also runs the Catholic Enquiry Office, offering free and confidential information about the Catholic faith to enquirers - if you know someone who has questions about the Catholic faith, you could ask them to look at www.life4seekers.co.uk
No ABC until after Christmas. Best wishes for Christmas and New Year.
REPOSITORY STALL Open after each Mass, come along and browse.
St Vincent de Paul Society The SVP hold their meetings every Monday evening at 8pm in the Church Porch. Anyone wishing to contact us or join the society will be warmly welcomed
SVP VISITS One of the roles of the SVP is to visit people in their own homes. If you would like a visit or you know of anyone who would like a visit please let us know by ringing Kath on 0161 620 9692 or Geoff on 0161 678 6901. We would like to stress that all visits and information are kept in the strictest confidence.
Divine Mercy Devotions
held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm. All are welcome.
Emergency Food Distribution for Refugees (See J&P pages)
Oldham Unity Refugee Support continues to offer food every week to destitute refugees. . See Justice & Peace pages for details and note that the list of items required has changed slightly.No perishables please.
ASYLUM SEEKERS APPEAL UPDATE.
Thank you for your continuing support and care.
New people are needed for every activity and group mentioned in this Newsletter. Any help you can give to continue to build up the Parish Community will be invaluable .Please don’t be shy coming forward during the summer months, as you can see we have a few blank spaces for volunteers.
New readers needed to read at every Mass during the weekend. The readings are available beforehand so you can go over any tricky bits! Please contact Fr Dolan or Eileen O'Toole
Function Rooms (Parish Centre) : Church Hall available for parties, weddings, christenings,events etc. Bar and staff included. Enquiries to Hugh Chrystal 620 3481. For downstairs hall contact Tony Ashton 665 3419
St .Edward's Lending Library Checkout the bookrack in the Church Porch (just outside the Piety Shop). If you have any Christian books you no longer require, please consider donating them to our library for other people to enjoy. Books may be freely borrowed but please remember to return them!Catholic newspapers are also on sale in the porch - please pay at the Piety Shop
CHILDREN’S LIBRARY Do you have any children’s books, bibles, books about saints, you could donate to Church? We are trying to get a selection of books for children to borrow during Mass. Please leave in the box at the back of Church.
Links pages Several new links have been added to our links page
EWTN - This 24 hour catholic television channel is now available on Sky channel 589 . Programme Schedule can be downloaded from http://www.ewtn.co.uk/