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 May 2013
General: That administrators of justice may act always with integrity and right conscience.
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 .
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
REVISED READERS' ROTA: Will readers please pick up a Revised Rota from the table in the Church Porch. Thank you.
CHURCH CLEANING next Church cleaning will be Tuesday 4th June from 10am. Everyone very welcome, just come along everything is provided.
St Edward’s Fun Walk - Sunday 12th May 2013
CONFIRMATION SERVICE will take place on Sunday 19th May @ 3.00p.m. 35 of our children will receive the Sacrament. Please keep them in your prayers.
ST EDWARD’S DRAMA GROUP :
FRIDAY 28TH JUNE 12.15 - 1.30pm ST EDWARD'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
On this date Fred Uttley will have cycled round all the cathedrals and CAFOD offices in the UK and Wales and will be visiting our CAFOD area Salford East, at St Edward's school, on the last day of his epic journey to raise awareness and funds for people living with hunger.
It is a big day with a few events at different destinations. Please would you, family and friends come to welcome him and cheer him on as he makes the last leg of the journey? He is not a cyclist and it will have been a huge challenge for him, so let's be there to acknowledge this fantastic achievement. See him talk at the link below.
You can sponsor him, or sponsor children at the school who will also be cycling (at the school). Also, you can join him for the cycle stretch to the school, or into Manchester to the Holy Name Oxford Rd.
SALFORD DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2013
Dinner Dance to raise money for the youth travelling to Lourdes at St Herbert's Parish Centre Friday 21st June. Tickets £23 for 5 course meal and entertainment are available from school.
ST EDWARD’S R.C. PRIMARY is now collecting Morrisons Let’s Grow Vouchers. Please leave on the table at the back of Church. Thank you.
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 i.e.: Preparation for celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation, Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. If you have a child in year 3 who does not attend St.Edward's school whom you would like to be prepared for the sacraments, please telephone Pat Mulholland on 0161 678 1750 or Fr. Dolan 0161 624 3762
YEAR 4 CHILDREN
The remaining meeting for this group has been re-arranged on will now be on 23rd June
FACEBOOK page called 'Friends of St Edward's" 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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL GROUP 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 ABC Thursday ….Anyone wanting to be received into Church at Easter or anyone who likes a good and stimulating discussion will be very welcome. Every Thursday in the Church Porch 7pm - 8pm.
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
REPOSITORY STALL All new stock now in ~ Communion & Confirmation cards and gifts. 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.
The latest appeal is for children's clothes (0 - teenage) which can be left in the Church Porch alongside the food donations. The food centre is currently very short of tins of tuna and fruit juices and is having to buy them so any supplies of these would be most welcome. Thank for your continued generosity and care.
Statement on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill
To read comment on behalf of the Bishops by Archbishop Peter Smith, Vice President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales please see http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/Home/News-Releases/Marriage-Comment
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/