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last updated :19/03/18


Holy Week Celebrations:

Wednesday 28th March 2018
Diocese of Shrewsbury Chrism Mass at Shrewsbury Cathedral, Town Walls, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE at 7.00pm: Please contact the LPA office if you would like to attend.
Holy Thursday:  29th March 2018
The Mass of the Lord's Supper will take place at the following times in our Churches:
St. Mary’s: 7.00pm with Watching at the Altar of Repose until 10.00pm
Our Lady’s: 7.30pm with Watching at the Altar of Repose until 10.30pm
Good Friday: 30th March 2018
Services will take place at the following times in our Churches:
St. Saviour’s: Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00pm
St. Mary’s: Children’s Stations of the Cross at 10.00am, Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00pm
Our Lady’s: Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00pm, Stations of the Cross at 7.00pm
Also on Good Friday the ‘Christians Together in the Port’ Walk of Witness takes place, starting with a Service at 10.30am at the Salvation Army, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port and then going on to the Port and ending with refreshments as Trinity Methodist Church, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port. 
Holy Saturday:  31st March 2018
The Easter Vigil Mass will take place at the following times in our Churches:
St. Saviour’s: 8.00pm
Our Lady’s: 8.30pm
Easter Sunday: 1st April 2018
Easter Day Masses will take place at the following times in our Churches:
St. Saviour’s: 11.00am
St. Mary’s: 9.00am
Our Lady’s: 11.00am
St. Bernard’s: 9.00am

Also on Easter Sunday Morning the Ellesmere Port Churches Together Sunrise Service takes place, at 7.30am in front of Trinity Methodist Church, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port followed by breakfast.

LPA Parishes Website:

Details of our Holy Week & Easter Services are available on our LPA Website.

Children’s Good Friday Service at ST Mary of the Angels:

On Good Friday at 10am our Children’s Way of the Cross Service will take place at St Mary of the Angels church. A light breakfast will be available in Stanley Hall from 9.15am and Hot Cross Buns will be available after the service. All are welcome.
SVP Stations of the Cross:
Friday 23rd March 7.00pm at St Saviour’s

Working Towards Building ‘Missionary Parishes’ for the Future:

As we have said before, we have been asked in this existing Local Pastoral Area (LPA) of Ellesmere Port & Hooton to work towards becoming one ‘Missionary Parish’. This does not mean just one Church, but as is the case with our two Parishes now, both having two Churches, yet being one Parish. This is something that is happening not just in our area, but across the whole Diocese, and in different ways across all the Dioceses of England & Wales. The term ‘Missionary Parish’ comes from Pope Francis, who is calling us, whilst rooted in reality, not to let changes drag us down to looking inward, but seeing the situations, look outward, and ask how, given where we are as a Church today, look outward, seeking to share and live the Gospel, being ‘Missionary Parishes’ for today’s world.  For each area there is no ‘blueprint’ for us to adapt to, but for each area to work from the ‘ground up’ suggesting the most workable way forward. We already have many shared structures and programmes in our LPA, and very soon the LPA Clergy and representative Parishioners from our two Parish Formation Teams will form a Group to consider suggestions about how a ‘Missionary Parish’ might take shape in our area. We will keep you posted, but do please keep this LPA in your prayers, and we seek to move forward in Mission.  

A41 Churches Together Lenten Lunches:

This year’s Lenten Lunches will take place from 12noon until 1.30pm at the following churches:
Friday 23rd March: Combined Churches in St Mary of the Angels
Lunch will cost £3.00 and all proceeds will go to charity. All welcome.

Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team:

The Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team have now launched their exciting new website Find out about the team, events happening around the Diocese and read their weekly blog.

Shrewsbury Diocese Job Vacancy:

Diocese of Shrewsbury is looking to recruit a Finance Manager, (Salary £40,000-£45,000 dependant on experience) to support and working closely with the Financial Secretary, with a significant degree of autonomy.  The successful candidate will be expected to ensure financial compliance with Charity Law and meet both internal and external deadlines, to supervise day to day accounting functions and procedures as well as regular reports to colleagues on performance against budgets.  The post is subject to enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Full details of the post and application form can be found at Completed applications should be returned to Closing date 23 March 2018.

Upcoming Funeral Information

For details of Funerals taking place this coming week in our parishes, please see the front page of the newsletter.
Anne Molloy- Funeral Service will take place at Chester Crematorium at 1.20pm on Friday 23rd March

Patricia Maund - Funeral Service will take place at Our Lady’s at 1.15pm on Tuesday 27th March

Laurence Reddy - Funeral Service will take place at Our Lady’s at 10.45am on Wednesday 28th March

John Jones – Funeral Mass will take place at St Saviour’s at 12.30pm on Wednesday 28th March

Philip Williams - Funeral Service will take place at St Saviour’s at 9.30am on Tuesday 3rd April

Joe Ward – Funeral Mass will take place at St Saviour’s at 10.00am on Wednesday 4th April

Jacqueline Churchill - Funeral Service will take place at Our Lady’s at 2.00pm on Thursday 5th April

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



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