17th July 2022

Parish newsletter -> 16th Sun Ord Time, Cyc C – 17th Jul 22

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

Shrewsbury Cathedral Pilgrimage Tour and Tea: -> Booking form

Extreme heat conditions: The frequency of periods of extreme heat conditions are increasing. Therefore, we need to be prepared for the possibility of severe health impacts and take the needed steps to try and avoid them. For more details ->Extreme heat advice. Our parish will try to maintain a level of ventilation in church during extreme heat conditions. Please stay hydrated.

Catholic Bishops

St Paul’s Church – Mass and prayers

Please note that hand sanitising when entering and leaving church is still available, as well as after you have received communion. Please also note that face coverings are no longer a requirement. We hope to relax other Covid-19 precautions soon depending on advice and local Covid-19 levels.

Saturday Vigil Mass, 6:30pm, on the second Saturday of each month:

  • In-person Masses.
  • Church opens at 6:15pm for Mass at 6:30pm.

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.
  • This Sunday there is a baptism; 
  • There is a baptism after Mass this Sunday, at the end of Mass please leave the church in a timely manner so that the baptism can start on time.

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

Covid-19: Cheshire East council report Covid-19 infection rates in the area are increasing,
The Council’s advice is if you feel unwell and are able to, please work from home, postpone any
social events you had planned and don’t send your child to school if they feel unwell. Good hand
hygiene is an effective way of preventing the spread of a virus, so remember to wash your hands
regularly and use hand sanitiser. Good ventilation is important, open windows regularly when
indoors, consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces & keep your distance from others.

in line with other local relaxations and advice from CBCEW and the Diocese of Shrewsbury:

  • Parishioners should retain whatever preventative measures they feel they need for their safety.
  • Face coverings will no longer be required during the Masses and services at St Paul’s, and will not be required during distribution of Holy Communion.
  • Distribution of Holy Communion will be the host only. Offering and sharing the chalice is thought to be unsafe. 
  • The sign of peace will continue to be an acknowledgement by a bow or hand wave.

Both hand sanitisers and facemasks will be available in church, and good ventilation will continue by keeping open the church’s windows and doors.

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.

Big ride for Palestine 2022: This year, the Big Ride goes from Derby to Manchester, and on Sat 30th July we will be cycling through Macclesfield and past Poynton! More information -> 2022 06 Big Ride for Palestine poster, -> Big ride for Palestine 2022 web site

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