22nd May 2022

Parish newsletter -> 6th Sun of Easter, Cyc C – 22nd May 22

  • Note: no morning Mass on Weds 25th May; Thurs 26th May is a Holy Day of Obligation, we will hold a Vigil Mass at 7.30pm on Weds 25th May and Morning Mass will take place in School on Thurs 26th May for The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord.
  • This Sunday 22nd May; we welcome the children from year 4 and 5 who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. Please continue to keep them and their families in your prayers
  • Christian Aid Week collection: if possible, please return envelopes directly to Poynton Methodist church or leave them in the basket in Church.
  • Poynton & Manchester Festival, see Poster below. Can you help… please contact Julie Johnson or the Parish Office.

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

Catholic Bishops

CTiP – Love Poynton and Festival Manchester

Love Poynton Summer Festival. Full details -> CTiP activities:

  • Being held On the 18th and 19th June, in the grounds of Vernon Primary School. 
  • Poster: latest information -> Poynton Love Festival poster
  • Preparation for Love Poynton Festival: Outside the front of Church looks a little neglected and this area will be visible to all attending the festival. There are lots of weeds there/outside the Presbytery. Ailish Fountain has invited the Confirmation group to come along to help with a tidy up / gardening session on Sun 12th June after Mass. Gardening tools (and ‘persuasion food’) available. Please speak to Ailish OR the parish office if you can offer your support… many hands make light work!

Other CTiP activities you are invited to:

  • Linkers ‘Silver Surfers’ in Poynton Baptist Church: Mid-Summer Afternoon Concert and Tea Party, Friday 3rd June 2022, 2pm – 4pm -> Concert Tea Poster

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.

Celebrating 200 years: Book your ticket now for our special Open Air Mass celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols to mark 200 years of St Alban’s Parish.

  • Saturday 11 June 2022 at 2pm, St Alban’s Primary School field
  • Book to reserve a place: Suggested donation £5 per adult. The proceeds are for the Church roof repair. To reserve tickets -> Ticket booking

Diocese of Shrewsbury

Synod 2023: -> Diocese of Shewsbury update. A National Synthesis Team has started work discerning and drafting the national synthesis for England and Wales that will be sent to the Synod Office in Rome by 15 August 2022 -> National Synthesis Team update 1st May 2020

Local news for Poynton and district

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