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

Welcome to the website of our parish partnership. Our partnership includes three parishes, four churches, three schools, and covers quite a wide area. If you want to know what is happening at the moment in our parishes, have a look at this week’s bulletin, or look at the events that are coming up. If you want to know how to make contact with us or want to know how to arrange a baptism, wedding or funeral then you’ll find information on the relevant pages. If you are a parishioner, please let us know what information you would like to see on our pages. If you are a visitor, please leave us feedback, and please come and visit us in person soon.


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


3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 Sunday January 26th 2014

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Jesus, the Light of the World

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.” It often strikes me that heaven is going to be hell for a lot of us! Can you imagine having to be happy all the time? Most of us are not practiced in happiness. Heaven is going to be about being positive, joyful, grateful, and full of praise about everyone and everything for all eternity. The call to repentance today can be for us to change now and set out to develop all these qualities as fully as possible. These are most important to practice and develop in our marriage and family relationships. It is there especially that we can take so much for granted. And it is there also that we can claim the right to be in bad form. Set out this week to make our homes places of gladness and joy. And let that repentance flow over to how we leave the quality of life in our faith communities to others and we settle for doing the bare minimum. We are all responsible for spreading the Gospel.


Morning Prayer, when together

Almighty and ever-living God,

direct your love that is within us in our marriage,

that our efforts in the name of your Son

may bring humanity to unity and peace.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord, receive the gift of our love for one another.

Let our marriage make us holy

and bring us salvation.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

God, all-powerful Father,

may the new life you give us increase our love

and keep us in the joy of your kingdom.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: How could you bring a smile to the face of your wife/husband this week?

 For others: How could you be “a light in the darkness” for someone this week?