1st May 2022

Parish newsletter -> 3rd Sun of Easter, Cyc C – 1st May 22

  • Please join us on Sunday for tea / coffee after Mass in the conservatory.
  • Please read Father Peter’s appeal in this week’s newsletter.

Wednesday Word: Wednesday Word is updated each week as a useful sheet for families to read through.

May dedication: Mary, Mother of God

It is a centuries-old custom of Catholics to dedicate the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month of May is always part of the Easter season, the fifty days we celebrate in the liturgy the Resurrection of Our Lord, a time also of awaiting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The celebration of May as a Marian month fits well with the liturgical celebrations of Easter and Pentecost as we recall Mary’s great joy in her Son’s victory over death as well as her presence with the apostles in the upper room prayerfully awaiting the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. -> Traditional prayers

CBCEW Podcast series

Listen to the ‘Acts of the Apostles’ read throughout the season of Easter -> Acts of the Apostles . Beginning with Luke’s account of the early church after Christ’s Resurrection, the book of Acts records the spread of the Gospel from Jerusalem to Rome. You can listen to all 28 chapters.

Love Poynton and Festival Manchester

  • The Love Poynton events are being coordinated by Churches Together in Poynton (CTiP). The success of these events depend on support from local volunteers and financial support. St Paul’s parish and parishioners will work with the other Poynton Christian communities to offer their support to this significant initiative. For more information on plans -> Love Poynton
  • Prayer Event: next weekend, on Sunday 1st May at 6.30pm at the Poynton Baptist Church. Daniel Eduardo from Festival Manchester will be speaking, and we will be praying into Love Poynton as well as Festival Manchester. More details may be on -> PBC Facebook and -> PBC web site.

Ukraine Appeals

The CAFOD Emergency Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is ongoing, to donation go online go to: https://cafod.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIorf8gZev9gIVBe_tCh0gqAv_EAAYASAAEgKrVvD_BwE. The CAFOD Prayer -> Prayer for Ukraine.

More information on how to donate money: -> DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. DEC are coordinating these donations with the support of CAFOD, The British Red Cross and others organisations.

You may also provide practical aid by donating specific goods to Internation Aid Trust Ukraine Appeal. This is a UK based organisation with a Christian ethos “Christian Compassion for a Hurting World” -> IAT web site.

St Paul’s Church – Mass and prayers

Please note that hand sanitising when entering and leaving church is still required, as well as after you have received communion. Please also note that face coverings are still a requirement unless you are in the exempt category.

Sunday Mass, 10am:

  • In-person Masses continue.
  • Church opens at 9:45am for Mass at 10am.
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online toStreamed Mass.

Wednesday Mass, 9:30am:

  • Morning Prayers at are 9.15am and Mass is at 9.30am. Both are available for in-person attendance and streaming using Facebook Live -> Facebook Live or in the Facebook App search for “Mass at St Paul’s RC Church” 
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online toStreamed Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: anyone wishing to receive the sacrament will need to telephone either Fr Peter or Fr Paschal directly at St. Alban’s Parish Office on 01625 423 446 to book an appointment. The sacrament will be held outside, in a private place and physically distanced for safety reasons.

Mass intentions: Please contact the St Paul’s parish office with any queries or requests for Mass intentions. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Parish donations

Planned Giving Offertory Envelopes: are now in the porch of the Church and can be collected ONLY when the Church is open on a Sunday morning. Please collect them if you can.

Donating by standing order: you may donate using standing order -> Donations and Standing Order details

Gift aid: you may gift aid your donations -> Gift Aid details

St Paul’s – General information

Parish newsletter: If you know of anyone who would like a copy of the newsletter via email please ask them to register their details on the parish database. This can be done by using the online registration form -> Parish database

News: Key pages on the parish website so that you can keep up to date with parish matters are:

Queries: If you have any urgent queries, please contact the parish office by email or telephone. At this time the office is working reduced hours from home focusing on calls, emails and the weekly newsletter – the parish office team hope you are finding the newsletters informative and interesting.

St Alban’s parish

St Alban’s news -> St Alban’s Monthly News and Weekly Newsletter

You can join St. Albans for their live streamed services and keep up to date with St Alban’s news on their website -> St Alban’s website. Key activities are also listed in the St Paul’s newsletter.

Diocese of Shrewsbury

Synod 2023: -> Diocese of Shewsbury update

Local news for Poynton and district

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