Latest Parish Updates

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION -THE SOURCE AND THE SUMMIT OF OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE

Prayer before The Blessed Sacrament at St Thomas of Canterbury Church and St Joseph Church  before each Mass.

At St Thomas of Canterbury this will take place in The Lady Chapel

In addition, Adoration continues to be available in The Lady Chapel at the usual times access with key fob (if there is a Service taking place then the Tabernacle will be closed).

Dates for Your Diary

 

 

24 June Radio 4 Hustings

25 June SVP Tea Time

29 June Enkindle Away Day

7 July Summer Concert

9 July Fashion Show

12 July String Quartet Evening

14 Sept Folk Night

 

For details please see the individual notices and What’s New Magazine

 

What’s New Magazine

Please follow the link for the third edition of the What’s New Magazine created by Len with details of upcoming events in the Parish.

Whats New 23rd June 2024

Radio 4 Today Programme Hustings

You may be interested to know that Radio 4’s Today Programme will holding a Hustings event for the Bolton West constituency this Monday coming 24th June at the Bolton Wanderers FC stadium at 6.00pm.

For further details & tickets look for the Poster in both churches or, with the parish online website.

CAFOD’s Sudan Crisis Appeal

Millions of families in Sudan, forced to flee their homes amid conflict, now face yet another urgent crisis – extreme hunger. Please give to CAFOD’s Sudan Crisis Appeal in church or at cafod.org.uk/sudanappeal. Your donation will help CAFOD’s partners to support more families with food packages and emergency cash payments as well as rebuilding water pipelines so clean water can reach communities who need it. Thank you for your generosity and prayers.

 You can also text Text CAFODSUDAN to 70450 to donate £10.

 

St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)

Our Parish group is one of over 800 such groups in England and Wales.

Many Schools and Parishes have “Mini Vinnie” or Youth SVP groups.

The Parish groups focus on befriending and visiting individuals and families in any sort of need.

In the past year we had income of £1922 from individual and parish donations and £470 from member giving.

We spent £2120 on material assistance to families.

The SVP groups in the Diocese organise a summer Activity Holiday Camp for 40 children from low-income families.

We gave £300 towards the cost of sending 6 local children to the Camp in August 2023.

Around the country the Society also runs a number of major permanent projects –

Community Support Centres, Holiday Camps for children, Furniture redistribution outlets and Food Clubs.

The SVP in England & Wales has a “twinning” relationship with SVP groups in India and also Sudan.

Our Parish group is twinned with Southern Sudan and we forward £150 each year as a small help for the SVP work in that troubled country.

 

 

ENKINDLE MINISTRY

Prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit for the success of the ENKINDLE Ministry

We beseech the Holy Spirit for help and guidance of our Enkindle Ministry in order to successfully develop the future of our Parish Community.

We pray for all our ministries, the clergy, parishioners and schools that through our commitment and dedication we will be able to achieve all our goals in the coming months and years ahead.

May our blessed Lady intercede for us to enkindle the flame in our Church and give us the passion, strength and drive to see it through. WeaskthisthroughJesus, Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

THANK YOU – MISSIO APF MILL HILL

The total amount raised in 2023 by our Parish of St Cuthbert was £3,382.19. This includes Red Mission Box donations together with Brown Envelope, Annual Membership, direct  and anonymous donations.
 MISSIO APF MILL HILL  The total amount raised by the Spring Collection 2024 from the Red Mission Boxes was £475.16 including Brown Envelope donations
 
Sincere thanks to all promoters/collectors and members and to all who donate by Gift-aid.

 MISSIO is the Pope’s charity for World Mission, helping missionaries to work alongside global communities who are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Your generous support during the last year and going forward, is very much appreciated.

 Date for your Diary:The Annual Mission Mass will be celebrated at Salford Cathedral on Saturday 15th June at 3 pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Assembly Hall.

 Any queries please contact:

 Bernadette Robinson, St Thomas of Canterbury Tel: 492805 Mairead Pindar St Joseph’s Tel: 491887

FUNERAL PREPARATION

Could you help families as they prepare for a funeral in our parish?  We already have a small group of parishioners who undertake this special ministry and we need to increase our number. You may like to ask yourself these questions.  Could you sit down with family members to guide and help them in their choice of readings and hymns? Could you help on the day of the funeral by welcoming families and looking after them in church?  Could you co-ordinate and liaise with funeral directors to ensure everything in church goes smoothly? Are you interested in this important parish ministry?  If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions and would like to find our more, please let Fr. Chris or Mary Conway know or leave your contact details at the parish office.

For more detailed information, please come to a meeting after the 10 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, 7 May. 

Offertory Envelopes – Gift Aid / Please collect from the back of the
church

New Offertory Collection Envelopes are being prepared and it is a good time to invite you to consider registering your collection offerings with Gift Aid.
If you pay income tax and give money to the church, the parish can claim 25 pence tax relief on every pound you give, at no further cost to you.
The amount of your collection is given in confidence and there is no continuous commitment to any set amount of collection.
To receive further information about Gift Aid, please leave your name and address on the form at the back of church or telephone the Parish Office

Bible Journeys

Continues meeting  on a Monday evening @ SToC Becket Suite from  7.00—8.00 pm

All welcome

 

Friendship and Memory Cafe

Meet every Wednesday from Wednesday 10th January in the Becket Suite, at St Thomas of Canterbury Church Bolton, BL1 4PN : 1pm-3.30

Our doors are open for all members of our parish and the wider community. Bring a friend or a neighbour and enjoy the entertainment, meet new people, renew old acquaintances, whilst having a tea or coffee and a slice of cake.

Contact Mairead on 07428 340797 0r Anne-Marie on 07519 176890

 

PARISH DRAW

Here are list of winners for the second draw of the first quarter (Jan – Mar 2024):-

No 19 on book 4. Janet Height

No 645 on book 129. Eileen Sullivan

No 192 on book 39. David Robinson

No 441 on book 89. Paul Johnson

Each winner will receive £50. Just a reminder for the friends paying by cash £10 is now due for the start of (Apr – June 2024) Draw.

Please pay Jackie
Thank You

               

Piety Stall

 The Piety Stall is being relocated to the Main Church Porch at St Thomas of Canterbury.

There are some Christmas items (cards, diaries and Advent candles) already on display for sale and remaining items are in the process of being sorted.

If you need a specific item then please ask.

Emergency Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Donate online at Cafod.Org.uk

 

CAFOD World Gifts Catalogue

Each World Gift is a real example of Cafod’s work. Share the hope and joy of Christmas with our Global family. Collect a World Gift Catalogue from church or order your gifts on line.

cafod.org.uk/worldgifts

ST CUTHBERT PARISH DRIVING MINISTRY 

Have you got a car? Can you help some elderly parishioners get to/ from church for Saturday or Sunday Mass?

If so, the church is looking for volunteers to join the drivers’ Rota.

 You can still help if you are not available every weekend. The more volunteers we have, the less you have to do!

PLEASE CONTACT JUDITH 07882688972 (11.15 MASS) or JACKIE 07888888889 (9.30AM MASS)

 

FORMATION – A LIFE OF LEARNING

WORD ON FIRE AND OTHER RESOURCES

We are seeking someone with IT and administration skills to support and develop

improved communication with Parishioners via use of a specifically designed software

tool. This is an exciting step forward for the Parish, enabling us to share spiritual and

formation resources, as well as parish updates and relevant information.

If you are able to help please contact the Parish Office – telephone 01204 497068

or email – office@stcuthberts.org.uk

 We ask everyone to please pray to the Holy Spirit for the right person to come forward to help.

 

To those parishioners who have signed up to receive the Word On Fire Resources we apologise for the delay.  There have been some issues with the database administration side of things. Please be patient and we hope to have this resolved shortly.

HOUSE PRAYER GROUPS

DURING LENT A NUMBER OF OUR PARISHIONERS TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO GATHER TOGETHER TO PRAY THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS  AT HOME.

ONE GROUP TOOK IT IN TURNS TO HOST THE SESSIONS IN THIER DIFFERENT HOMES AND USING DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE STATIONS. ALL THOSE WHO TOOK PART THROUGHOUT THE PARISH FELT IT WAS A VERY WORTHWHILE EXPERIENCE AND ENJOYED THE TIME TOGETHER.

SOME PARISHIONERS ARE NOW LOOKING AT CONTINUING TO MEET UP TO  HAVE SOME PRAYER / MEDIATION TIME TOGETHER.

IF ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED  IN HOSTING PRAYER SESSIONS AT HOME PLEASE LET US KNOW BY EMAILING THE OFFICE   office@stcuthberts.org.uk  or TELEPHONE 01204 497068

 

REMINDER—DATABASE / PARISH REGISTER / EMAILS

 As you are aware we are in the process of updating our database/Parish register. Please follow the instructions you will find on the last few newsletters archived in the parish website, to update your details, if you haven’t done so already.

                       

 An additional item is the delivery of the Parish Newsletter Supplement. Do you want to receive an emailed version of the supplement.?  If so please let the parish office know by email.

 

This information will only be used to send you emails about our Parish Services, Events and other Parish information. We will not share your email address with any third party. For information about how we protect your data please see our privacy policy which can be located here: (stcuthberts.org/privacy)

 

REMINDER  –  ‘Word on Fire’ again if you want to receive this free information follow the instructions from previous newsletters, which you will find archived on the parish website

SAFEGUARDING

We are looking for a couple of people to come forward to assist in our Safeguarding Ministry.   We are looking for persons with a background knowledge and understanding of safeguarding to operate as part of a team.    There is some admin work involved with the role. Training and support will be provided.

If you are able to assist or require any further information please contact the

Parish office by email: office@stcuthberts.org.uk or telephone 01204 497068.

We ask everyone please to pray to The Holy Spirit for the right people to come forward to help in this very important Ministry.

 

 

A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice

We pray for the people of Ukraine today,

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war and peace,

for wisdom, discernment and compassion

to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,

that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace

Amen