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


PARISH DIRECTORY 2017

LITURGY

Father Thé Quang Nguyen, The Presbytery,
11, Balance Street, Uttoxeter ST14 8JB   
Telephone: 01889 562082
Email: catholicparishuttoxeter@gmail.com

Celebration of Mass:
Sunday morning Mass is at 9.30 a.m. in Saint Mary’s, Balance Street, Uttoxeter
Late Sunday morning Mass is held at 11.30 a.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Abbots Bromley. (WS15 3DD)

Weekday Morning Prayer, Mass/ Communion Service:
St. Mary’s, usually daily at 9.30 a.m. Morning Prayer with Mass but always check the Newsletter or website for changes.

The Eucharistic Ministers will normally lead Morning Prayer and a Communion Service whenever Father Thé is away. Please contact Peter Edginton: 01889 565876

Wednesday Mass at the School 9.30 a.m. takes place during the winter but is not every Wednesday.
If school service is in church, it will be at 9.15 a.m. for Morning Prayer and 9.30 a.m. for Mass. Check the Newsletter or the website.

Holidays of Obligation:
Mass at St. Joseph’s school 9.30 a.m.
Mass at Abbots Bromley 12 noon. Check the newsletter or the website.
Mass at St. Mary's 7.30 p.m.

Exposition and Rosary:
Uttoxeter Exposition: Saturday after Morning Prayer with Mass until 11.00 a.m.
Abbots Bromley: Wednesday 4.00 - 5.00 p.m. - Exposition, Rosary/Stations and Holy Communion

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Usually Saturday 10.15 - 10.45 a.m.

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SCHOOLS

St. Joseph’s Primary School, Headmistress Mrs Joyce Cassidy
Springfield Road, Uttoxeter. Telephone: 01889 562702
Secretary: Debra Wilks office@st-josephs-uttoxeter.staffs.sch.uk

Friends of Saint Joseph’s School:
Contact person: Debra Wilks. Telephone: 01889 568098

Painsley Catholic College
Station Road, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. ST10 1LH
Telephone: 01538 483944
Principal: Mr Stephen G. Bell
Website: www.painsley.org.uk
Parish Link: Miss Veronica Gillett. Telephone: 01889 500301
Relevant information passed to the Forum and Newsletter.

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PARISH INFORMATION AND ORGANISTATIONS:

Weekly Newsletter - with updated times of services and current activities. Information should be forwarded to Sally Herbert by ‘phone or email sallypmh@btinternet.com - use subject ‘Parish‘.
The Newsletter includes a list of those who are sick and need prayers plus anniversaries for that week.
Please inform Sally H with names to add - or remove when people have recovered, as well as any names to be added to the anniversary book.
Recently those on the Vocations Prayer List are also printed as a reminder.

Parish Website – www.catholicchurchuttoxeter.org.uk
The Newsletter is put on the website each week.
It also gives directions to the church, times of services, history of the churches, who does what in the Parish. Feedback and suggestions welcomed.
Please contact Tim Deville.
Email: timdeville@btinternet.com or telephone 07950 695 030.

Welcome Packs
These are now available at the back of church for new parishioners. Please ask if you cannot see one.


Parish Forum
Chairman: Rosemary Whitehead. Telephone 01889 566220
Vice Chairman: Mike Tromans. Telelphone 01889 560979
Secretary: Veronica Gillett. Telephone 01889 500301

Parish Forum Correspondence: may be given to Father Thé.

The Parish Forum usually meets bi-monthly to discuss Parish business. Meetings usually last fior about an hour. Anyone in the Parish - Uttoxeter and Abbots Bromley - is welcome. Meetings are held in the Guild Hall usually on a Monday at 7.00 p.m.. See Newsletter or website.

Dates for this year: Jan 9th, March 6th, May 8th, July 10th, Sept. 11th, Nov 13th AGM.

Future dates for 2017
Christmas Coffee Morning - Sunday 3rd December 2017.
Carols at the Town Hall - Saturday 16th December 2017.
Coffee after Mass and drawing of the main raffle - Sunday 17th December 2017.

Average attendance at Mass on the Sundays of October 2015;
Uttoxeter 153 Abbots Bromley 26


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FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham
Contact Peter Edginton for details. Telephone: 01889 565876
This usually takes place the second Saturday in May.

Apostleship of the Sea
Sally Herbert. Telephone: 01889 563469
Monthly newsletter in the porch. Christmas card forms in November.

Association for the Propagation of The Faith (APF)
Mary Buckley. Telephone: 01889 568655
APF Boxes available for new collectors. Monies collected twice a year.

Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Veronica Gillett. Telephone 01889 500301
Relevant information passed on via the Newsletter.

Children’s Liturgy
Becky Murray. Telephone: 07929 560694
Sunday mornings during 9.30 a.m. Mass during Term time. Aged 2 – 1st Holy Communion.
Please send your children to join the procession in front of the alter when called up by Father. They will be escorted there and back for the Liturgy.
Helpers always needed.

Church Maintenance:
Terry Allen. Telephone 01889 565203
Anyone willing to help with odd jobs please contact Terry. Help needed.

Church cleaning:
Ladies - usually the second Tuesday morning of the month 10.15 a.m.
See Newsletter for dates or telephone Sally Herbert 01889 563469
Anybody thoroughly welcome!
Men’s cleaning – usually on the second Monday evening of the month 7.00 p.m.
See Newsletter or telephone Terry Allen 01889 565203
Average age of male cleaners is 75! Please help to reduce the average age!!

Churches Together
RC contact: Veronica Gillett. Telephone: 01889 500301
Relevant information passed on to the Forum and via Newsletter.
Lent Course coordinator: Mrs Hazel Edginton. Telephone: 01889 565876
Lent groups, lunches, Good Friday children’s workshop, Walk of Witness, etc are organised by the Uttoxeter Churches - C of E, URC, Methodist, RC and Pentecostal.

Clery Training Fund
Contact: Tim Deville. Telephone: 01889 562679
Vocation Prayer calendars are at the back of church. If you wish to donate to the Fund on a monthly basis, please ring as above.

Friends of the Holy Land
Contact: Rosemary Whitehead. Telephone: 01889 566220
Boxes are available to collect moniees at home to provide help for Christians living there.

Guild Hall Available for hire. (see advert by the Guild Hall door).
Contact: Willy Shaw. Telephone: 01889 563163 for bookings.

Flower arranging:
Contact Sally Herbert. Telephone: 01889 563469
List at the back of church. Please offer to help.

Friends of St Mary’s
Rosemary Whitehead. Telephone: 01889 566220
Lorraine Tams. Telephone: 01889 566153
This small group visits those in the parish who are elderly, housebound, sick, recovering from a recent illness or living in the residential homes in the Uttoxeter area. They also organise Mass for Sick once a year. Helpers appreciated.

Going into hospital?
Because of Data Protection requirements it is often difficult for Chaplains to identify Catholic patients. So if you are being admitted it is best to contact the appropriate Chaplaincy direct. Below are the phone numbers for our local hospital chaplaincies:
Queen’s Hospital, Burton. Telephone: 01283 563246
Stafford and Cannock. Telephone: 01785 230930
North Staffs. Telephone: 01782 552252

Mass requests
Envelopes are available at the back of church for requests for Mass intentions. Please fill in the front and put your donation in the envelope, post through Father’s door or leave in the Sacristy for him. Make sure you put a date if a particular one is to be requested and indicate whether RIP is appropriate.

Parish Safe Guarding Officer:
Please contact Fr Thé.

Piety Stall
For items ask Rosemary Whitehead. Telephone: 01889 566220 or
Sally Herbert. Telephone 01889 563469
Open on Sunday at 9.30 a.m. Mass during Easter, Christmas, 1st HC and Confirmation periods. Items available at any time. Just ask. Items can be specially ordered. Mass cards always available on the stall with a box for payment,

Prayer Group
Brian Cook. Telephone 07947 673975
This meets mostly weekly on a Wednesday in the Guild Hall from 19.30 until 21.00 to 21.30.
Sung praise, worship, prayer and reading, free prayer with petitions and intercessions ending with a social chat with tea, coffee and biscuits. For dates and those of Soulcafé please contact Brian as above or look on the Newsletter.

Readers for Sunday Readings and Intercessions
Contact Sally Herbert. Telephone: 01889 563469
New volunteers would be appreciated for the above. A rota is prepared but any date can be changed by arrangement. .

Salvation Army Food Bank.
Organiser: Stella Simpson. Telephone: 01889 500301
There is a monthly opportunity to contribute suggested foodstuffs for the local Salvation Army food bank. Items are listed on the Newsletter and on the website the week before.

Women’s World Day of Prayer
Secretary: Sally Herbert. Telephone: 01889 563469
The services in 2017 where held in the Methodist church on Friday 3rd March.

Each Service was put together by women of the Phillipines. This year the theme was 'Am I being unfair to you?'.

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