St.Mary's Catholic Church, Uttoxeter
Sacred Heart, Abbots Bromley

Sunday: 6th Sunday Easter Year A
Weekday Lectionary: Sixth week of Easter except for the Feasts
Psalter: Week 6 with of the day of Eastertide Week 2


Saturday 20th May (W)
9.30 Morning prayer with Mass followed by Exposition and Confessions from 10.15 – 10.45

Sixth Sunday of Easter 21st May (W)
Uttoxeter 9.30 Mass – Marjorie McLaughlin RIP
Abbots Bromley 11.30

Monday 22nd May (W)
9.30 MP with Mass – Private Intention (V&S)

Tuesday 23rd May (W)
11.00 Funeral Mass – Mary Colts

Wednesday 24th May (W)
9.15 Morning Prayer 9.30 School Mass in Church
16.00 Abbots Bromley Exposition, Rosary and Holy Communion

Thursday 25th May (W) St Bede the Venerable
9.30 MP with Mass – Peter Snellin RIP (LT)

Friday 26th May (W) St. Philip Neri
9.30 MP with Mass

Saturday 27th May (W) St Augustine of Canterbury
9.30 Morning prayer with Mass – followed by Exposition and Confessions from 10.15 – 10.45

The Ascension of the Lord 28th May (W)
Uttoxeter 9.30 Mass – Marjorie McLaughlin RIP
Abbots Bromley 11.30 – Keenahan & Hammersley RIP


Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia. 
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia. 
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia. 
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

Sung instead of the Hail Mary during the intercessions



*** Christian Aid Week ***
There will be a retiring bucket collection on Sunday 21st. Please support.

Next week there will be a second collection for Catholic Communications
Your gifts to the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) bring the message of the Gospel to people from all walks of life, all around the world. Where do your donations go? Fifty percent of all funds collected remains in your diocese to fund local communications projects. The other half helps to fund national and international programs that use the media to evangelise.

In the past year, CCC funds have made possible:
• TV and e-books to the faithful in five developing countries
• 365 days of audio podcasts and video reflections on the daily readings
• Over 127 million page views on the website in 2015
• Thousands of Catholics engaged daily through social media channels
• Millions of people reached . . . and still counting!

By supporting the CCC, you help bring the gospel message to “everyone, without exception,” as Pope Francis asks.


The response to the Psalm – the organist will play the response, cantor will sing it, then everyone to join in, repeating the response after each verse.


+++ First Holy Communion +++
First Holy Communion will be on June 17th.
Please visit the Piety Stall for new cards, medals and silver crosses, rosaries, small prayer books etc. Lots of Stock!


Information for submitting petitions to Our Lady of Lourdes by 25th May
Painsley Lourdes Pilgrims 

On Saturday, May 27th, fifteen young pilgrims from Painsley Catholic College will leave for Lourdes. Father Thé will be accompanying them. They have written to thank our parish for the encouragement and support we have given them.  They have found it a privilege to be able to share their pilgrimage with us.  If you have any petitions for Our Lady the students will be happy to take them and place them in the Grotto, with their prayers. They particularly ask that we keep them and the whole pilgrimage in our prayers. (Petitions may be put through the Presbytery door by Thursday 25th.) Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.


A Catholic Charismatic Conference for families is to be held at St. Mary’s Oscott on July 1st and 2nd 2017. Celebrate weekends work well for families because everyone, whatever age, is able to take part fully in the weekend. All ages focus on the same theme and families can continue to share with each other after the conference.
Leaflets at the back of church .


It is nearly time for the next sixth months of the Rotas to be compiled. If you would like to be added onto the rota please let me know by emailing or telephoning the number below.
• Reader of the lessons
• Reader of the Intercessions
• Collector
• Cantor (see above)

(Instruction readily available and any age group welcome)

If you already help out please let me know if there are specific days during the summer that you will be away asap. (including the Ministers)

Many thanks
Sally H


Please pray for all the housebound and the sick especially:
Parishioners: David Roberts, Kate and Alan Greensmith, Rosemary Pugh, Sybil Ottewell, Ann Wilks, Agnes Bradbury, Margaret Mitchell, Marie Sowter, Ronald Carter, James Lander, Jean Doudican, Brenda Hammersley, Angela Dartnell, Joan Mern, Pat Edwards, Kath Adams, Leanna Hudson, Josie Goodwin, Ann Campbell, Joyce Kinder and Mary Copestake.

Clergy, friends and relations: Father Fred, Ruby Gaskin, Doreen Jones, Louise Roberts, Abi Howard, Nora Freeman, Molly Inskip, John Parsons, Anne Bignell, Julie Broadbridge, Hannah Oakes, Roy Kerby, Beth Munroe, Anthony Warren, Joseph Edginton, Rev’d John Richardson, Jane Meehan, Rod Whiston, Christopher Brown, Margaret Walker, Jenny Warrallo, Kath Pym, Rachel Rushton, Brenda Smith, Dec Sweeney, Mary Hackett, Jan Spooner, Isabelle Blake, Maisie Bulmer, Felicity Dormer, Chris Hart, Ann Caravan, Bakeem and Tony Rigby.


Vocations Prayer Rota - Week beginning 22nd May
• Mon. A. Dartnell
• Tues. F. Kerby
• Wed. R. Whitehead
• Thurs. C. Lander
• Fri. St. Joseph’s School
• Sat. W. Shaw
• Sun.21st. A. Shaw


The amount banked on Friday 12th May 2017 was £485.52
Thank you all for your support which is so much appreciated. I would also like to thank all those people who have the APF Red Box in their homes and donate so generously throughout the year.

For anyone who would like to take and have a Red Box in their home please come and see me. Once again a BIG THANK YOU to everyone.


Lives in Faith.  
Remembering the lives of missionaries 2016. (Mission Today)
In 2016 there was, sadly, a further increase in the number of pastoral care workers killed worldwide. The majority of deaths occurred during robberies with 14 priests, nine religious sisters, one seminarian and four lay people dying violently during the year. Many lived and worked caring for people living in poverty, helping children and drug addicts and supporting development and faith projects.

One of the people killed was Fr Jacques Hamel, attacked whilst celebrating Mass in Normandy, France in August. Speaking of him, Pope Francis said, 'He gave his life for us so as not to deny Jesus. He gave his life in the same sacrifice of Jesus in the altar... He is a martyr and martyrs are beatified.'

Please join us in giving thanks for the work and witness of these our sisters and brothers. May they rest in peace Amen.

Local Secretary. Mary Buckley


Church Cleaning
Men’s cleaning: Monday 29th May 7pm
Ladies cleaning: Tuesday 30th May after Mass


Saint Mary's, Uttoxeter and Sacred Heart, Abbots Bromley
Father Thé Quang Nguyen, The Presbytery, 11, Balance Street, Uttoxeter ST14 8JB Telephone: 01889 562082
Parish email:

The Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered Charity Number: 234216.

Newsletter No: 807 - 21st May 2017

Please ring Sally Herbert 01889 563469 with information.

If you are new to the parish please take a Welcome pack or ask for one.


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