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last updated : 18/10/19

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Pastoral Forum

St Saviour & St Mary’s – Parish Support Group Meeting:

Following the recent open parish meeting, as agreed, we will now be re-starting our ‘Parish Support Group,’ The date of Tuesday 29th October, 7.00pm at Stanley Hall (St Mary’s) has been set for the first meeting to take place. If you are an existing member of the ‘Parish Formation Team’ or would like to join this group please come along.

Our Lady & St Bernard’s Parish Support Group Meeting:

This will take place on Wednesday, 13th November, 7.00pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. More information to follow. These Meetings will lead us to setting up the ‘Ellesmere Port & Hooton Pastoral Forum’, hopefully later this autumn.

CAFOD ‘Our Common Home’ thought for the week:

Concern over the Climate Crisis has been very much in the Headlines in the last few days. As we said before, this is something about all of us; this is not something ‘trite’ to write in a Church Newsletter, these are things that are in our power to change! For this week: Consider, when you are changing old Incandescent Light Bulbs, using Energy Efficient ones like LED Bulbs. Why: Again, one family’s Light Bulbs don’t make a difference, but millions of families’ Light Bulbs will consume vast amounts of Electricity and the resources and fuel needed to produce them. The amounts of electricity saved by using used by LED Bulbs and the like save a huge amount of power, and thus reduces the drain on our whole Environment. Think of the little differences that you can make. Lots of little differences make a huge difference!

CAFOD ‘Our Common Home’ Gathering:

The next ‘Our Common Home’ Gathering will be on Friday, 18th October 7.00pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. At this gathering we will have the opportunity view the latest videos sponsored by the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales on care for the Environment entitled ‘Global Caring’.

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Family Masses:

‘Family Masses’ are Sunday Masses where our children and young people take an additional part in the Liturgy, for example with prayers, reflections, presentations and music. Our Schools help us with these celebrations as ways to encourage greater involvement in our wider faith families. The next Family Masses at Our Lady’s is:

  • Sunday, 8th December at the 11.00am Mass with EPCHS

The Annual Diocesan Mass for Grandparents:

This will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 2nd November at St Alban’s, Mill Lane, Liscard, Wallasey CH44 5UD.  Please bring your family to celebrate and give thanks for the part you play in the lives of your grandchildren.  All priests are welcome to support grandparents in their parish by concelebrating.  Afterwards there will be refreshments.  The nearest car parking is in the shopping precinct opposite the Parish Hall in St Alban’s Road, Liscard.

Parish Secretary Vacancy:

The linked parishes of Saint Joseph and Saint Michael & All Angels are seeking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified Parish Secretary for 15 hours @ £10, Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm (flexible). Based at St Joseph’s Presbytery, Willowbank Road. Birkenhead. Reporting to the Parish Priest, the role will be to provide administrative and secretarial support required to ensure the smooth running of the two parishes.  For more information and job spec please visit http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies CV’s and covering letter should be sent to recruitment@dioceseofshrewsbury.org Applications close on Monday 28 October ,Interviews will take place on Thursday 14 November at the curial office in Birkenhead. 

The Chester Palestine Conference 2019:

This will be held at is St. Columba's Church Hall, Plas Newton Lane Chester CH2 1SA on Friday the 1st and Saturday 2nd of November, 9am - 5pm. The event is FREE.
The conference is being organised by a new interfaith group in the Northwest, Interfaith for Palestine. Jews, Christians and Muslims are working together to help the people of Palestine, by holding events like this. International & national speakers will cover a wide variety of topics including health, education, culture, art and poetry, spirituality, activism, and the UK media and Palestine. Nelson Mandela has said: - "We knew too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians".  Come along and enjoy a fascinating two days! Full details of the conference are available on the website www.interfaithforpalestine.org.uk

Holy Hours for Peace & Reconciliation, Sunday Afternoons at Our Lady’s:

The simple Holy Hours at Our Lady’s, 4.00pm to 5.00pm, continue this Sunday, 20th October. Praying for this Country, and for an increase of care and respect for each other, and our World’s resources.

Youth SVP Conference:

The Youth SVP will meet on Monday, 21st October at 4.15pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. New members always welcome. For further information contact Chris Duke 355 6954.

Ellesmere Port & Chester Lourdes Youth Group:

Will now meet on the first Sunday of each month, 5.15pm at Stanley Hall (St Mary of the Angels) Next meeting is Sunday 3rd November. If you are a member of the group please come along and new members are always welcome

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in our LPA 2019:

The Fifth Session will take place this coming Wednesday, 23rd October, 7.00pm to 8.30pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. Confirmation Mass with Bishop Mark will take place on Friday 8th November at 7.00pm at Our Lady’s Church.

 

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

St Saviour’s Church 60th Anniversary:

On Sunday 24th November we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King (Christ the Saviour). This is a very appropriate day for us to celebrate sixty years of parish life in St Saviour’s Church. This celebration will start with our usual 11am Mass and at 2pm food & refreshments will be available in the Church Hall. All from across our LPA are most welcome to come along. Please bring any photographs or memories of parish life that you might wish to share. Tickets (for catering numbers only) are free and are now available – please see Fr Louis or Deacon Tony. Please only take tickets if you will be attending the event.

LPA - Loreto Retreat 21st -24th October 2019:

If you need transport please speak to Deacon Tony this weekend. Please note, according to the information we hold at this moment, no one has requested transport from Ellesmere Port.   

RECENTLY DECEASED:

We remember in our prayers Karen Cousins, Irene Cox, Sylvia Murphy, David Newman, and all who have died recently and all whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray that they may rest in peace

Sylvia Murphy – Funeral Service will take place at Flintshire Crematorium s at 4.00pm on Friday 25th October

Funeral Planning Regarding Order of Service:

St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels Parish:

You are invited to take a document home from church and when it is completed return it to the parish where it will be stored securely. There is recorded on this document the option of making an appointment with Fr Louis or Deacon Tony if you wish to discuss the matter. Please do take one of these documents with you from church. If you have requested a clergy visit and not received one, we are now in the process of making appointments & carrying out home visits.

Our Lady & St Bernard Parish:

People from Our Lady & St Bernard Parish will soon be able to meet to discuss this with us. Information soon.

 

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