Welcome to St Giles Catholic Church, Cheadle
Cheadle Guild Hall
To enable the recent roof project to go ahead, St Giles’ Parish gave £5,000 & loaned £70,000 to the Guild Hall. We are delighted to report that owing to people’s generosity & careful stewardship of resources, £20,000 has been repaid to the Parish. So the Guild Hall now owes the Parish £50,000.
To avoid disappointment, please book the Guild Hall early. Almost every Saturday is booked for the rest of this year. However some previous regular hirers on weekdays have decided not to return for the time being, so their previous slots are now available.
Bookings can be made via - email@example.com
or 07518 786149
Click audio file for this weekend’s pastoral letter or text for the written copy.
You can also see the video recording
Prayer for the Diocesan Vision
Spirit of God, descend on me this day. Grant me the Spirit of joy, to lift me, the Spirit of hope to inspire me, the Spirit of love to surround me and the Spirit of truth to enlighten my path. Holy Spirit, I pray for a new outpouring of your grace, so that I may grow in worship of your name in love of you in my prayer and in my actions towards others. Come Holy Spirit into my life to guide me. Strengthen and defend me, so that I may be drawn ever closer to you. Help me this day and always to be a channel of grace in all I say and do and invite others into relationship with you. Amen.
St Giles’ Church building is once again open for people to visit during the day.
People are asked & urged to:
Holy Water stoups will still not be available, there will be no exchange of the Sign of Peace at Mass, but votive Candles are now available to light in Church
Mass times are as follows:
Saturday Vigil Masses
St Giles’, Cheadle 5.00pm
St Giles’, Cheadle 10.30am & 3.00pm St Thomas’, Tean 5.30pm
Weekday Masses -usual times (See Bulletin for variations)
Monday 9.15am, St Giles’
Tuesday 9.15am, St Giles’
Wednesday 9.15am. St Thomas’, Tean
Thursday 6.30pm, St Giles’
Friday 9.15am, St Giles’
Confessions: See Bulletin
Mass will be celebrated subject to these guidelines:
Also locally look up the Facebook pages of Parish of St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Trent Vale and the Alton Castle Retreat Centre where there will be regular live Masses and reflections. In the meantime you can join find daily prayers and readings at Readings of the Day
If you are unable to attend Mass you are encouraged to be faithful in prayer and acts of Spiritual Communion.
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
A Prayer of Spiritual Communion for Vocations to the Priesthood
Lord Jesus Christ,
Eternal High Priest,
offered as a Sacrifice on the Cross
to take away the sins of the world:
I unite myself with your sacrifice on the altar,
with the Eucharist which I cannot receive.
You have given to your Church the Sacrament of Baptism
through which your people are made holy.
You have given to your Church the Sacrament of the Priesthood
by which the banquet of the Eucharist is set before us.
I pray today for all priests,
who through their consecration
make present in your Church
your real and abiding presence.
I thank you for the gift of the Priesthood.
I praise your wonderful presence in the Eucharist.
Advent Synodal Pathway Reflections
You are invited to sign up to our daily Advent emails which will help you to understand, to pray into, and reflect on the Synod that Pope Francis has called us to participate in.
Each daily email from 12-26 December will be made up of a short excerpt on the Synod, followed by questions and prayers to encourage you to listen to the Holy Spirit's voice in your life and in the life of the Church.
Each reflection should take no more than 5 minutes, but we suggest that you have a pen and paper handy to make notes on your thoughts and prayers for each day.
Click to sign up.
In addition to the £638.37 donated by our parishes for the recent Haiti appeal our Harvest Family Fast Day collection raised a further £428.56.
Thank you for your generosity.
Written by the late Michael Fisher to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Pugin's birth, this book describes in detail the outstanding features of St Giles. It can be bought within the church along with various post cards..
St Giles is now listed on the National Churches Trust - ExploreChurches website.
ExploreChurches is the perfect place to discover a love for churches and to find out all the information you need to visit them.
Every church has a story to tell.