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last updated : 13/10/17

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Richard Jones – Funeral Service will take place at Our Lady’s, at 11.00am on Tuesday 24th October

Please keep all who have died recently and their families in your prayers at this time

Medical Mission Sisters’ Appeal:

Thank you to everyone for your generous welcome and support of Sister Linda Maog & Sister Jyoti Jujur of the Medical Mission Sisters last week. They did very much enjoy their visit to our Local Pastoral Area, and is was good for us to be able to welcome them and to gain an understanding of their work & mission. From our LPA we have sent off £1,426-04p. Thank you for this generosity. If anyone would still like to contribute to this Appeal do please get your donations to us as soon as possible and we will forward this to the Sisters.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day:

October 2017: The Harvest Fast Day this year highlights a lady called Edelmira, a small farmer and mother in El Salvador. CAFOD’s local partners in El Salvador are providing native seeds to farmers like Edelmira. Native seeds (as opposed to hybrid seeds) are better adapted to the difficult growing conditions in that part of Central America. These seeds produce good crops, sustaining Edelmira and her family and, in addition, giving a surplus for future sowing. “We plant the seeds that one day will grow” are words from a prayer that remembers Blessed Oscar Romero, Archbishop of El Salvador who was murdered because of his support for the poorest people in his country. These words are central to this year’s Harvest Fast Day poster. Fast day envelopes will be available this weekend, do please take a Fast Day envelope and give what you can to support poor farming communities in countries like El Salvador. Envelopes can be returned on the weekend of 21st/22nd October when, in the Churches of our LPA, the Harvest Fast Retiring Collection will be taken (or when you it is convenient for you). Thank you for your continuing support for CAFOD’s work in poor countries.

LPA Confirmation Preparation:

We have now begun this time of Preparation for our next LPA Confirmation Celebration, which will be on Wednesday, 8th November at Our Lady’s Church at 7.00pm. The next meeting for the Candidates Preparation Sessions, will be this coming Wednesday, 18th October, 7.00pm to 8.30pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. Admission to this programme is now closed. Please contact the LPA Office for further details.

Reception into the Catholic Faith & Request for Volunteer Leaders:

We will soon be commencing our LPA Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Programme (RCIA) If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a Catholic or know of anyone considering becoming a member of the Church please speak with Tony Nuttall or a member of our clergy team or alternatively contact the parish offices. We are also looking for parishioners who might be interested in joining our team of volunteers and catechists to help with this important ministry. A meeting for prospective volunteers and catechists will take place at St Saviour’s Church, 6pm on Thursday 19th October. All are welcome to attend this meeting.

"Exploring our Catholic Faith through the Arts":

ACTS’ ('Adult Catholics Together Spiritually') annual retreat is taking place from Fri 20th Oct (pm) until after lunch Sun 22nd Oct 2017. If you are aged between 20 – 35 you will be very welcome. Canon David Roberts will lead the retreat which will take place at St Winefride's, Holywell (N. Wales). Payment will be by anonymous donation (suggested cost £100). Please contact Siobhan Cartwright at siobhanbc@gmail.com / 0161 477 2783 / 07761 138947. Lifts may be available if required.

Upton Hall School FCJ Annual Mass:

On Saturday 4 November 2017 at 11.00 am at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King there is a Mass to celebrate Catholic Education and pray for members of our present school community. 
Everyone associated with Upton Hall School and Holt Hill Convent are warmly invited.

The Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies:

The next module, The New Testament, begins on Saturday 11 November at Our Lady’s, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8BY (9:30am registration/refreshments) 10:00 – 3:30pm.  You may start the course (comprising 8 modules) at the beginning of any module – registration forms and details are on the website at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/education/ccrs . A non-certificate option is also available (no essays!) Particularly aimed at Teachers, Catechists and those who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith.

 

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Walsingham Retreat 16th-19th April 2018:

(Newly refurbished accommodation) Coach, accommodation, BB & evening meal total cost £215.00. Deposit of £30.00 required by 20th October to secure a place. Please contact Janette Doherty tel 01244 678265, or post chq with your details to Mrs J Doherty, 36 Queens Park House, Queens Park View, Chester CH4 7DB.

LPA Pantasaph Retreat 2017- Spaces still available:

Monday 30th October to Thursday 2nd November, cost £135.00 per person including accommodation and all meals from supper on the Monday to Lunch on Thursday. If you wish to join us please book a place by contacting the office at St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels on 0151 327 6158. For those requiring Transport, the mini-bus will depart from St Saviour’s at 2pm.

Our Lady’s Luncheon Club Trip to Blackpool:

On Wednesday 18th October Our Lady’s Luncheon Club have organised a day trip to Blackpool.  Leaving Our Lady’s and then calling at St Saviour’s.  The cost of the trip is £12 per person, tickets available from the Luncheon Club on Fridays between 10.30am and 1pm at Our Lady’s Parish Centre.

Trip to Manchester Christmas Markets & Handel’s Messiah at The Bridgewater Hall

Please note that tickets for the show can only be held until the end of this month: On Saturday 2nd December we will be running a coach to visit the Manchester Christmas Markets and in the evening attending a performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Hallḗ Orchestra & Choir. Coach will depart from St Saviour’s at 12pm and leaving Manchester at approximately 10pm. cost for transport and concert ticket is £30 per person. Please note that tickets for the show can only be held until the end of this month. To book a place please contact the office of St Saviour & St Mary’s on 327-6158 and any payments by cheque please make payable to ‘St Mary of the Angels Parish.’ All are welcome

 

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