Welcome to the Catholic Church in Biddulph, Goldenhill, Kidsgrove and Packmoor

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Church Road, Biddulph
Staffordshire, ST8 6JG
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 9:00am


High Street, Goldenhill
Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 5RD
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 11:00am


The Avenue, Kidsgrove
Staffordshire, ST7 1AE
Tel: 01782 782121



Mellor Street, Packmoor
Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4SN
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Saturday 5:30pm


31st Sunday in Ordinary Time


 November 3rd 2013

 The Lord of Compassion

They all complained when they saw what was happening. “He (Jesus) has gone to stay at a sinner’s house,” they said. One of the lovely features of the Gospels is that Jesus had no problem with what we would call sinners. He didn’t condone what they did but he had great compassion for them. The other side of that feature was that he had a lot of difficulty with good people. And he still has! He found it almost impossible to break through to them with the Good News of God’s unconditional love for every person because, if they were God, they would not be like that. So, as we struggle to live out our faith through the various relationships of our lives we need to be ready for failure and be gentle with ourselves. But we also need to be very gentle with one another and become a source of encouragement for one another rather than putting one another down through criticism.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


Morning Prayer, when together

God of power and mercy, only with your help

can we offer you fitting service and praise.

May we live the faith we profess

and trust your promise of eternal life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

God of mercy, we thank you for your love.

Help us to love one another more fully

and to forgive one another more freely.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, you give us new hope every day.

May the power of your love

continue its saving work among us

and bring us to the joy you promise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: In what ways could you surprise your wife/husband in your love this week?

For others: To whom could you show special kindness this week?