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last updated : 09/12/19

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Pastoral Forum

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

Thank you to all who came along to the Our Lady & St Bernard Parish Support Group last week. The discussion was helpful, and has given us some thoughts to build on. We’ll keep you posted of developments

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

Many thanks to all who attended the recent Parish Support Group meeting. This was a constructive meeting as we seek to re-build an active team to assist and lead in many areas of ministry and evangelisation across our parish. The date for the next meeting of this group is Tuesday 14th January 2020, 7.00pm at St Saviour’s Church Hall. Once again if you are an existing member of the ‘Parish Formation Team’ or would like to join this group please come along.

These Meetings will lead us to setting up the ‘Ellesmere Port & Hooton Pastoral Forum.


Deanery Penance Services with Individual Confessions

There are two Deanery Penance Services with the opportunity for Individual Confessions this Advent at:
Our Lady’s, Ellesmere Port this coming Monday, 9th December, 7.00pm
St Werburgh’s, Chester on Wednesday, 18th December at 7.00pm
These are opportunities for Individual Confessions and not General Absolution

The Year of the Word ‘The God who Speaks’:

As we begin this weekend a new ‘Church Year’, the Catholic Church in England & Wales celebrates a ‘Year of the Word’ ‘The God who speaks’. Bishop Mark refers to this in his Pastoral Letter for this weekend. This initiative will ‘permeate’ through all our Work & Mission this coming Church Year, encouraging us to share the Living Word of God.

General Election, Thursday, 12th December:

You do not need us to tell you that this coming Thursday, 12th December our nation is holding a crucial General Election that will shape the future direction of this nation for many years to come. To help guide our thoughts the Bishops of England and Wales have produced a Statement setting out the issues from a Catholic Christian Perspective. These are available in our Churches this weekend. Do please pray for all involved in this process that all seeking office will be guided by God’s values of the worth and dignity of all peoples.

Ellesmere Port & Chester Lourdes Youth Group:

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

Lourdes Fund Raising Calendar:

Our Ellesmere Port and Chester Lourdes Group have created a 2020 Calendar which features photos of Lourdes and the group over the years. Also important dates in the Catholic calendar are marked along with dates relating to Lourdes and the life of St Bernadette. The Calendar is currently at the printers and will be available shortly! The cost of the Calendar is £5.00 and these are now available. If you have pre-ordered one, do please come and see us, and also there may be some extra. If you would like more information please contact Bernadette Letissier on 07885 736149 or email

Lourdes Christmas Hamper:

Members of Chester & Ellesmere Port Lourdes Group will be present in St Mary of the Angels Church this weekend, 8th  December, selling raffles tickets for a Christmas Hamper and other prizes. Any support you can give them will be greatly appreciated. They will be at St Saviour’s next weekend 15th December, and at Our Lady & St Bernard the weekend of 21st/22nd December.

Youth SVP Conference:

The Youth SVP will meet on Monday, 9th   December at 4.15pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. New members always welcome. For further information contact Chris Duke 355 6954.

Family Mass with EPCHS this Sunday:

At the 11.00a, Mass this Sunday, 8th December at Our Lady’s will be a ‘Family Mass’ with Staff and Pupils from Ellesmere Port Catholic High School.

SVP Carol Service next Sunday:

Next Sunday, 15th December at 3.00pm at Our Lady’s will be a Carol Service with the SVP. All are welcome.


Advent Film Nights ‘The Fourth Wise Man’:

Monday 9th December 7pm at Stanley Hall (St Mary of the Angels).  This is open to all and refreshments will be available.

Lourdes Afternoon Tea:

Our Lourdes Group will be hosting a ‘Christmas Afternoon Tea’ at St Mary’s Stanley Hall on Saturday 14th December from 2pm. Tickets are £5 which includes Drink and Refreshments.  There will also be bingo and a raffle. If you would like a ticket please call St Mary’s Office on 0151 327 6158 or speak to Sandra Nuttall on 07854 629846. Transport can be arranged if required.

LPA Christmas Day Dinner:

This annual Christmas Day Dinner will once again take place from 2pm onwards at Stanley Hall (St Mary of the Angels) This offers the chance for people to gather in fellowship on this Holy Day. If you wish to join us or know of anyone who would benefit from coming along please speak with Deacon Tony or the parish office on 0151 327 6158. As always donations to support this dinner will be gratefully received. Transport is available and all are welcome to join us.


We remember in our prayer Margaret Griffiths, Bernadette Lynn, Patricia Evans, Florence Kathleen Casey, Carmel Dodd, Mary Neild, Father Edward McCann and all who have died recently and all whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray that they may rest in peace.

Patricia Evans - Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s at 2pm on Tuesday 17th December
Florence (Kathleen) Casey – Funeral Mass will take place at St Mary’s at 11am on Wednesday 18th December
Mary Neild – Funeral Service will take place at St Saviour’s at 2pm on Thursday 19th December
Carmel Dodd – Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s at 10am on Friday 20th December

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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