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last updated : 10/11/2018

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Ian Seel – Funeral Service will take place at Chester Crematorium at 11.20am on Monday 19th November

Remembrance Sunday, 11th November:

This Sunday, 11th November, is Remembrance Sunday, and at 11.00am that day is especially poignant as it will be 100 years to the moment when the First World War came to an end. People called that “The War to end all Wars”; but sadly we know that was not to be the case. The customary two minutes silence recalls that moment. We remember all who have died in warfare, and renew our efforts to pray for, and work for peace; again, this is especially poignant at this time.
Holy Hour for Peace: Following on from the above, there will be a Holy Hour for Peace this Sunday afternoon, 11th November 4.00pm to 5.00p at Our Lady’s

Clergy Education & Training Fund Collection Education:

This annual collection is being held in our LPA next weekend, 17th/18th November. On the training and formation of Priests, the future of our Diocese so much depends on. Special Envelopes are available for you to use.  A Leaflet about the Fund is also available which explains how to make a regular donation to the Fund by Standing Order, or how you can make your donation online or by Cheque. It also explains how to take advantage of Gift Aid for you donations to the Fund. We ask that you give your support in whatever way is possible for the provision of the best formation for a new generation of priests. It is in every sense an investment in the future of the life and mission of our Diocese.  There will be Retiring ‘loose plate’ Collections in our Churches and envelopes for those who are able to ‘Gift Aid’.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Joint Pastoral Consultation Group:

During these next few weeks we will be getting in touch with people to act as ‘contacts’ for our various groups and bodies to act as links. When we have had brief meetings with these people we will get the larger group together again to keep things moving forward. We’ll keep you posted.

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 Mass at Our Lady’s will be on:
Sunday, 9th December at 11.00am with EPCHS.

Adoremus Revisited

By popular demand, there will be three possibilities to revisit Bishop Robert Barron’s first talk on the Mass. Open to everyone, all Catechists are invited to attend. Venues: 1. In the East: St Hugh & St John’s, Altrincham. Sat 17 Nov. Starts 09:15; ends with 12:15 Mass. 2. In the West: St Anne’s, Rock Ferry. Sat 8 Dec. Starts 09:15; ends with 12:15 Mass. 3. In the South: Shrewsbury Parish Hall. NB: Sat 19 Jan 2019. Starts with 9:30 Mass; ends 12:30. Information and Registration: www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/catholic-faith/the-new-evangelisation/registration 

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Christmas Markets:

An LPA Trip to the Manchester Christmas Markets has been booked for Tuesday 27th November. Coach will depart from St Mary’s at 3.15pm and St Saviour’s at 3.30pm.  The coach will depart Manchester for the homeward journey shortly after 9pm as the markets close. The cost of this trip is £10 for adults and children under 16 free. PLEASE NOTE NO UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN ALLOWED.  This will give plenty of time to enjoy the Markets and have a relaxed meal. To book your place please contact St Mary’s office on 0151 327 6158. Payment will be required in advance nearer the time.

Christmas Concert - Tickets on Sale Soon:  

Flat Pack Music presents a ‘Yuletide Jubilations’ Concert at Our Lady’s Church on Friday, 7th December at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and refreshments are included. Get into the festive spirit as Flat Pack Music perform a two hour spectacular of Christmas Music and Operatic Favourites. Ticket sales to go towards raising funds for the SVP Holiday Home in Talacre Woods.

LPA Christmas Day Dinner 2018:

This will take place again this year as usual at Stanley Hall, (St Mary of the Angels) from 2pm on Christmas Day. If you wish to join us or offer any support please contact the office at St Mary of the Angels on 0151 327 6158 or speak with Deacon Tony.  All are welcome  

LPA TRIP TO DURHAM & NORTHUMBRIA MAY 2019:

Now Full: Please can we have any outstanding booking forms and deposits ASAP. Coach departing on Monday 13th May 2019, three night’s half-board at The Radisson Blue Four Star Hotel in Durham. Excursions to Holy Island and the Northumbrian area. Cost is 225.00 per person sharing and 300.00 single. If you wish to place your name on the reserve list please contact the office at St Mary of the Angels on 0151 327 6158.

2019 Walsingham Pilgrimage:

If anyone is interested in going on Monday 29th April 2019 for 3 nights, please give your name and deposit of £20 to Gerry Templeton 01244 374343 e mail: geraldtempleton@btinternet.com or Ellesmere Port parishes Susan Lavender 0151 355 2804.

 

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