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last updated : 21/07/17

Newsletter during School Summer Holidays:

The School Summer Holidays are now upon us! During this period, after next weekend 29th/30th July, to help give the Office Staff a break, the Newsletter will only be a ‘front & back’ A4 Sheet; Mass & Service times on the front and the Readings on the back. If anyone has any information please get it to us for next weekend. The next full edition will not be until the last weekend of August.

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Ellesmere Port & Hooton LPA Justice and Peace Group:

Justice & Peace Group Meeting
The group will be meeting next Sunday evening (30th July) at 6.30pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. This will be the last meeting before the Summer break.  We will be discussing events and meetings taking place in the weeks before the summer holidays including the National Justice and Peace Conference at Swanwick in July attended by five of the J&P Group members. Please come along and join the meeting to help in the promotion of social justice in our church community. Please note that the first quiz of the new series will take place on Friday 15th September

Our Lady’s Luncheon Club Trip to Llandudno and The Tweed Mill:

On Friday 28th July 2017 Our Lady’s Luncheon Club have organised a day trip to the Tweed Mill followed by leisure time in Llandudno.  Leaving Our Lady’s at 9.30am and then calling at St Saviour’s.  The cost of the day trip is £12 per person, tickets available from the Luncheon Club Tuesdays and Fridays 10.30am to 1pm at Our Lady’s Parish Centre.

LPA Retreat 2017 at Pantasaph Friary:

This annual retreat is now booked to take place at Pantasaph Franciscan Friary. We arrive at the Friary after 2pm on Monday 30th October and depart after Lunch on Thursday 2nd November 2017. The cost is £135.00 per person, including accommodation and all meals from supper on the Monday through to lunch on Thursday. If you wish to join us please book a place by contacting the office of St Saviour & St Mary’s on 0151 327 6158

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017- A Message from Father David Long, Pilgrimage Director:

“Our Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes departs on Thursday by land, and Friday for those who are flying. Please keep the Pilgrimage in your prayers all the time we are away and we will be remembering all of you. You may wish to join us by the live feed on the Lourdes Website when we gather on Sunday for the International Mass at 8.30am (BST) and for the Grotto Mass with the Diocese of Salford on Monday, 31 July at 8.45am (BST). We will also be taking part in the Torchlight Procession on Saturday, 29 July at 8pm (BST) and the Blessed Sacrament Procession and Blessing of the Sick on Monday, 31 July at 4pm (BST). (www.lourdes-france.org)

The Theme of this year’s Pilgrimage is taken from Mary’s great hymn of praise, the Magnificat; it is: “The Almighty has done great things for me!” Our Diocesan Prayer Intentions are:

The Missionary Parishes of the Future and for the many local projects being undertaken in parishes across Shrewsbury Diocese to sustain and build up our continuing mission.
For the Shrewsbury Diocese Youth Team to be launched later this year in service of young people in our parishes and schools.

For ‘Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury” launched in February as the agency for our social mission in the service of children and families and of the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.

For vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Shrewsbury to serve its mission in the century ahead.

For vocations to Christian Marriage as the foundation of the family.

For the renewal of Eucharistic faith and devotion as we prepare for the National Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool, September 2018.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes & LPA 10 Prayer Intentions:

Please leave any prayer intentions in the boxes provided in our respective churches. These intentions will be remembered in our prayers and Masses at the Shrine of Lourdes. Please do not put any money in with these prayer requests. For all joining the pilgrimage, the coach will depart from St Saviour’s on Thursday 27th July at 4.30am….please do not be late

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Departure Mass & Garden Party-BBQ:

The Departure Mass for our group will be held at St Saviour’s Church, 11am Mass this Sunday 23rd July. This will be followed by a Garden Party, Food and refreshments will be available. All are welcome to attend whether or not you are going to Lourdes.

Apostleship of the Sea:

Thank you to all who offered voluntary Contributions towards the LPA Donation we will send off for ‘Sea Sunday’. We’ll let you know soon how much that figure turns out to be.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land:

Please see the Leaflets and Posters in our Churches regarding the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 23rd to 30th October 2017, and also the ‘Youth Pilgrimage’ to the Holy Land that will accompany it. Full details are available on our Diocese of Shrewsbury Website: www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org

LPA Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - February 2018- Only a few places remaining:

If you are interested please contact the office at St Saviour’s & St Mary’s on 327-6158 or speak with Fr Louis or Deacon Tony
If you have taken a brochure please complete it and return with your deposit to Special Pilgrimages ASAP.

LPA Scotland Trip: May 2018:

This trip filled up unbelievably fast and a reserve list is in place. Sincere apologies to those who wished to join us but have so far been unable to secure a place. If you have reserved a place please secure it by returning your deposit to the office at St Saviour’s & Mary’s ASAP.

 

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