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last updated :18/02/18


LENT 2018

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As we are now entering the Season of Lent details will be available on our LPA Parishes Website of Special Events during Lent and Eastertide. Please pay a visit on: - This information will be updated during Lent & Eastertide.

Penance Service:

The first of our Deanery Penance Services, with the Opportunity for Individual Confessions, will be at St Columba’s Church, Plas Newton Lane, Chester CH2 1SA at 7.00pm on Monday, 12th March. The second will be at Our Lady’s, Ellesmere Port, 7.00pm on Thursday, 15th March.


A41 Churches Together Lenten Lunches:

This year’s Lenten Lunches will take place from 12noon until 1.30pm at the following churches:
Friday 23rd February: St Paul’s at Hooton
Tuesday 27th February: St John’s at Great Sutton
Friday 9th March: St George’s URC
Friday 16th March: Little Sutton Methodist
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.

CAFOD Lent Fast Day Friday 23rd February:

The Lent Fast Day this year highlights a mother called Marian, and her two sons who live in Zimbabwe.  The older son, Tawanda, lived his childhood without enough to eat. Marian used to leave him in the morning to find work. She would return hours later to find him sitting in the same place. “I didn’t have enough food to feed him,” she said. “He hadn’t played, or even walked.  It was very painful to see him like this.” When Tawanda was a teenager, Marian had another son, Svondo. He was bought up on fresh vegetables, beans and peanut butter. Now seven years old, Svonda is growing healthy and strong. He plays with his friends. He’s happy. These two brothers both had dreams. But one was prevented from reaching his God-given potential.  The difference between these two boys is you. Your donations helped to give Marian some seed. And she did the rest. She worked hard month after month to grow a vegetable garden and she didn’t stop until it flourished. So unlike Tawanda, Svondo didn’t go hungry. This year the CAFOD Fast Day is on Friday 23rd February. Please take an envelope this weekend, 17th/18th February, and bring it back for next weekend, 24th /25th February when there will be a Retiring Collection in our Churches.

CAFOD Statement- Safeguarding Vulnerable Communities:

A Statement has been issued by the Director of CAFOD, Chris Bain, following accusations against former OXFAM staff members.  The statement along with CAFOD’s Code of Behaviour can be viewed at

Women's World Day of Prayer 2018:

All God's Creation is Very Good. Women’s World Day of Prayer will take place on Friday March 2nd at 2.30pm at St Mary of the Angels Church. Refreshments afterwards. All are 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.

Upcoming Funeral Information

Alexander Kenworthy – Funeral Service will take place at Crewe Crematorium Chapel at 10.40am on Tuesday 20th February
Alma (Pam) Mowll – Funeral Service will take place at Chester Crematorium at 11.20am on Friday 23rd February
Charles Thomas – Funeral Service will take place at St Saviour’s Church at 11.15am on Tuesday 27th February
Robert Fauguel – Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s at 2.00pm on Tuesday 27th February 
Jeremy Cracknell – Funeral Service will take place at Chester Crematorium Chapel at 3.20pm on Wednesday 7th March
Philip Dickson – Funeral Service will take place at St Saviour’s Church at 12.noon on Thursday 8th March
Teresa Halpin – Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s at 11.00am on Thursday 8th March
Alan Thompson – Funeral Service will take place at Chester Crematorium at 9.20am on Friday 9th March.
Geraldine Sheils – Funeral Service will take place at St Saviour’s at 12.noon on Friday 16th March

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


LPA Holy Land Pilgrimage February 2018:

This was a great success and as promised the intentions of every member of our LPA community were remembered in our Masses and prayers at the Holy Places where Jesus walked and ministered.

St Patrick’s Night Celebration – Save the date:

A night of music and dance will be held in St Saviour’s Church Hall on Friday 16th March 2018. Music will be provided by ‘Anthony & Craig’ and ticket details etc. will be made available soon.

Scotland Trip Monday 14th to Friday 18th May 2018:

For those joining us on this trip please note that final payments are due by Monday 19th February. All joining us should now have received a letter with more details.

Stanlaw Abbey Talk:

There will be an illustrated talk on Stanlaw Abbey in St Mary’s Hall on 18th March at 1.30pm. Tea & coffee will be available and all are welcome.


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