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Welcome to St Chad's

Dear friends,

 

We had the great joy of restarting public Masses on July 4th. Since there are strict guidelines to be followed, and numbers are very limited in our small church, we need to know in advance who wishes to come. The Mass times are as follows:

 

Saturday 6pm

Sunday 9:45am and 11:45am

 

Since the requirements for Mass are complex, we are not yet ready to restart public Masses on weekdays. These are all temporary measures which will be reviewed and modified in the coming weeks. If you wish to attend Mass please email the parish at: cheadlestchad@outlook.com

 

Your email should be very brief, indicating which Mass you wish to attend and how many members of your household will be attending with you. You will not receive a reply unless there is a problem. Bookings will only be taken on a week-by-week basis (from Mondays) and everybody must be signed up by 12pm on Fridays. Please do not come if you have not reserved a place as it will be absolutely impossible to exceed the pre-determined numbers of people who may be in the church at any one time. Needless to say, it is also essential that you do not come if you are feeling unwell. Please note that anyone attending Mass at 6pm on Saturday or 9:45am on Sunday needs to wear a face mask. At the 11:45am Mass on Sunday it is not necessary to wear a face mask as the social distancing for this Mass is different and the number of people in attendance is lower. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before the start of Mass.

 

The times during which the church is open for private prayer will remain the same for Tuesdays and Thursdays but there will be no private prayer times available at the weekends. This is because we will need the help of our stewards to cover the Masses. The times for private prayer in the church are:

 

Tuesday 7pm to 8:30pm

Thursday 10am to 12pm.

 

May God bless you all!

 

Fr. Sean

6th July 2020

 

Contact us:

Address: St Chad's Presbytery, Stockport Road, Cheadle, SK8 2AF

Tel: 0161 428 2480

Email: cheadlestchad@outlook.com (Please email us if you would like to be included on our e-mailing list.)

 

St Chad's is part of the Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury (registered charity number 234025), comprising of the adjoining villages of Cheadle and Gatley.

 

 

 

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 Letter from the Archbishops of England

 

 

 

 

Online giving to the Parish  For those Parishioners who normally give in the collection at Mass and wish to help the Parish at this time, an online donation page to allow you to donate to the Parish is now available at Invest my Community.  Please be aware that a minimum donation of £5 is requested if giving in this way.  You can also Gift Aid your donation to help the Parish further.  If you want to Gift Aid your donation, please tick the box shown on the screen even if you have previously completed a Gift Aid Declaration form in favour of the Parish for regular giving made by Offertory Envelope or Standing Order.  Thank you for your support.

Marriage Care If you are going through difficulties in your relationship, Stockport Marriage Care offers a confidential counselling service.  You can contact us on 0800 3893801.  We are currently providing couple counselling via a secure webcam (Zoom).

Spiritual Communion  We are invited by Pope Francis to make an act of spiritual communion each day, expressing our wish and desire to receive Jesus into our hearts.  This is very pleasing to the Lord and the saints assure us that it brings great grace.  There was even an official Church teaching on this practice given at the Council of Trent.  Here is a prayer to use: 

My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul.  Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I wish my Lord to receive you, with the purity, humility and devotion with which your Most Holy Mother received you, with the spirit and fervour of the saints.  Amen.