Tuesday, 28 October 2014

November Masses

ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS

There will be Low Masses for the Feast of All Saints, Sat. 1 Nov. at:

Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Swynnerton, at 11 a.m.
St. Wulstan's, Wolstanton,  at 10 . 30 a.m.

There will be an evening Low Mass for the Feast of All Souls 3 Nov. at:

Our Lady's, Swynnerton, at 7 pm.

UPDATE:  Fr. Chavasse underwent a second operation successfully recently, but is on a programme  of therapy and is still not able to tax his throat, hence the Low Masses.  We are grateful to Fr. Stephen Goodman of Wolverhampton and Fr. Dan Horgan of the Columban Fathers in Solihull who  have stood in when Fr. Chavasse was not available for the regular 6 p.m. Mass.  He hopes to continue celebrating as he recovers, but we have to be aware there may be need for further rest.

CHRISTMAS - No Midnight Mass likely in North Staffs this year.  

Also:  Many thanks and every good wish and prayers for our organist and cantor Rebecca Hill who is leaving to live in New Zealand soon

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Fr. Chavasse Operation

 

Fr. Chavasse underwent his scheduled operation on 12 Aug.  It took over 5 hours and Father will be in hospital for another 2/3 days.  However the consultant’s prognosis is encouraging and we are grateful for this report from Anne Roebuck, a Swynnerton Sunday regular, who is visiting him whilst he remains in hospital.

 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

MASSES mid-AUGUST

As Fr. Chavasse has to go into hospital, forthcoming Masses will be celebrated for us by Fr. Dykes (Wolstanton) and Fr. Goodman (Wolverhampton).

Feast of  Our Lady of the Assumption will be a VIGIL Mass:
St. Wulstan's, Wolstanton (near Newcastle-under-Lyme), Aug. 14th. at 7 p.m.

Sundays 17 & 24 Aug., usual 6 p.m. Mass at Our Lady's in Swynnerton celebrated by Fr. S. Goodman

Our grateful thanks to these priests for their help despite their busy schedules.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

OULTON ABBEY MASS CANCELLED / SWYNNERTON MASSES

Unfortunately this Sunday's (July 20) Mass has had to be cancelled on health grounds.  The monthly Mass at this lovely Abbey church may be discontinued.  There will not be a Mass in August, but we have not yet given up on the Sept. 21 Mass.

More, but hopefully only brief, concern at Our Lady's, Swynnerton as Fr. Chavasse has to go back to hospital for an operation on his throat on August 12.  Your prayers are very much requested.  Hopefully recuperation will only mean the following 2 or perhaps 3 Sunday Masses are affected.  It is ironic also that Father will not be able to celebrate the Mass for Our Lady of the Assumption, Aug 15.  However I am trying to get replacement priests for all these Masses and I will post messages here and on the LMS National Register as to the position as early as possible.



Thursday, 19 June 2014

MASS GOES AHEAD at SWYNNERTON SUNDAY 22 June
 
Good news!  Fr. Chavasse left hospital and, though he goes back for checks tomorrow, he fully expects to celebrate MASS at SWYNNERTON this Sunday,  22 JUNE at 6 p.m.  

Monday, 16 June 2014

Swynnerton Mass (Corpus Christi 19 June) Cancelled


Unfortunately the Mass for Corpus Christi at Our Lady’s, Swynnerton (near Stone) this Thursday is cancelled.  Fr. Chavasse was taken to hospital last Friday I believe, suffering from a swelling of the throat I am told. We await a decision on next Sunday's usual 6 pm Mass.  Please do not travel for this Mass without checking beforehand.