Forthcoming Parish Events at Our Lady & St Werburgh & St John The Baptist Parishes

Diary Dates

  • Tuesday 22nd January - Journey in Faith 8pm
  • Wednesday 23rd January - Baby and Toddler Group 9.30am – 11am
  • Wednesday 23rd January - Parish Committee Meeting 8pm in the upper room
  • Thursday 24th January - Over 55’s Friendship Club 1pm – 3pm
  • Thursday 24th Januray - First Parents’ Meeting for First Holy Communion Children 7pm in the school hall
  • Sunday 3rd February - Commitment Mass for First Holy Communion Children 10 am
  • Thursday 14th February - Second Parents’ Meeting for First Holy Communion Children 7pm in the school hall

Church Events

North Staffordshire Vocation Promotions Group – Chalice Programme

During the next two years a specially blessed prayer chalice will travel to each parish within our deanery. We hope this will assist you in your prayers for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life. We will receive the chalice in October 2018 for our two parishes.

Taize Ecumenical Service (Thursday 24th January)

At St. Teresa's on at 7.30pm. All welcome.

LinkLine Fundraiser (Saturday 2nd March)

Inviting all former pupils of St Joseph’s College, Trent Vale to giant pub games evening in aid of North Staffs LinkLine on Saturday 02nd March 2019. For details contact either Gerard Whitehurst 07966 015221 or Nick Bridgewater 07702 410687

Other Events

Potteries Theological Society: The next meeting (Monday 21st January)

The next meeting will be on Monday 21st January at 7pm in the Chancellor's Building at Keele. The room we are using is CBA 0.060, which is on the ground floor near the Comus restaurant. The Rev Philip Swan is talking to us on the subject "Back to the Future: the Community of St Chad and the new monasticism". This is the first of our meetings on the theme of "New ways of being Church".

Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage (Sunday 3rd February)

To be celebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Bernard, on Sunday 3rd February, 11am at St Chad’s Cathedral. We are encouraging couples who will be celebrating a particular milestone anniversary (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 60 and every year over 60) to attend as well as those newly married or preparing to marry in 2019.

If you know of any couples celebrating a milestone anniversary please ask them to contact Lianne Pap via email – marking the email ‘Marriage Mass’.

I am also trying to find the longest married couple in the Diocese and the Communications Team will be interviewing couples who get in touch to gather testimonies.

To date the longest married couple to get in touch is 62 years.

North Staffs Deanery Vocations Mass (Thursday 28th February)

At St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Trent Vale at 7.00 pm. Principal celebrant Father Michael Glover. All welcome.

North Staffs Area Pastoral Council

Archdiocese of Birmingham