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last updated : 18/02/19

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Goffredo Latschrauner -Funeral Service will take place at Chester Crematorium Chapel at 10.40am on Monday, 18th February

Laurence Welsh -Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s at 12.30pm on Thursday, 7th March

A message from Father Niall Mullaley regarding his sister, Christine Mullaley RIP:

As some of you will know my, sister Christine Mullaley was seriously ill over Christmas and New Year. Christine died on 5th February and we held her Funeral last Thursday, 14th February in Altrincham Crematorium. There will be a memorial Mass for her in the future, probably at Our Lady’s here, when burial of Ashes has been arranged. I did not say anything last weekend as things had happened very quickly, and my nephew and I had been back and forth trying to get things fixed, and I was in need of ‘emotional space’ so to speak! From those who have been aware, many thanks for your kind support, wishes and prayers. This Sunday, 17th of February, would have been Chris’ 77th Birthday, and I had put this Mass for her Birthday Intention down before she died. As the 17th February will also be the 23rd Anniversary of our brother Peter’s death, I have put them both together for this Mass. Do please keep Christine, her son, Kieran and his wife and family in your prayers.

Justice & Peace Meeting:

The next meeting of the J&P Group will be this Sunday 17th February at 6.30 pm in Our Lady's Parish Centre. In addition to hearing about current J&P issues we will be planning meetings and events in the months leading up to Easter. All are welcome to join us as we involve our group in the important area of Catholic Social Teaching.

Retired Priests’ Fund Collection:

Many thanks again for your support of the Retired Priests’ Fund Collection. There are still envelopes and leaflets available in our Churches, and we will keep this Collection open for this weekend for anyone to make late donation; after this weekend we will close this collection. We will let you know totals when we have received any late donations. Thank you all again.

World Day of Prayer, Friday, 1st March:

The Annual World Day of Prayer, organised by Women, will take place on Friday 1st March and there will be a Service at 10.30 am that day at Trinity Methodist Church, Whitby Road, and the Speaker will be the Reverend Jackie Bellfield.

LPA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) & Faith Meetings:

We recently started meetings for those wishing to know more about the Catholic Faith. All parishioners are welcome and those interested in coming into the Catholic Faith. This Monday, 18th February at 7.00pm the discussion group will be meeting at St Saviour’s Church. All are welcome.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Joint Pastoral Consultation Group:

Once again, sorry for the delay in getting this group up and running again. We will hopefully have some information soon and will be thinking of starting up again in March.

Update on Sacraments Preparation for those in Non-Catholic Schools:

We are aware of several people who have asked about this, and others who have been asking. The first planning meeting for those in Year 3 or above who would like to make their First Holy Communions will now be on Friday, 1st March, 6.00pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre, not Friday, 22nd February, due to this being in half term. Please note the change of date. We will hopefully be in touch with those we know about, but if anyone would like to find out more details please ring the LPA Office on: 0151 355 5877

LPA Office Update:

Due to some people being off sick and others having illness in the family, things have fallen behind in the LPA Office. If we had previously said we would do something for you, or contact you back, and this hasn’t happened, we would appreciate you getting in touch to remind us on:
T; 0151 355 5877
E: parishesoff@rcchep.co.uk
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.

Lourdes Nurses Fund Raising:

An 80’s Fancy Dress & Bingo Night will be held in St Saviour’s Parish Centre on 15th March 2019 at 7.30pm to raise funds to support medical staff travelling to Lourdes with our Diocesan Pilgrimage in July. Cost is £5 per ticket which are available from Helen Carron 07496 690768. Cost includes Bingo book, Buffet and DJ. Full licensed Bar.

Vacancy at Caritas, Diocese of Shrewsbury:

Caritas Shrewsbury currently has 3 vacancies; 1 x F/T Community Services Manager (closing date: 4th March), and 2 x P/T Parenting Support Workers Wirral based (closing date: 1st March).  For further details and an Application Pack, please contact us:  www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk (‘Job Vacancies’ can be found under the ‘News’ Section) / Tel: 0151 652 1281 / info@caritasshrewsbury.org.uk

 

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

LPA Annual Retreat to Loreto Centre in Llandudno – October 2019 Date Change:

Please note that the date has changed, the Retreat will now be taking place from Monday, 21st to Thursday, 24th October 2019. This change was necessary in order to secure more places for retreatants. Sadly, places are limited and only a few places remain available. If you are interested in joining us please contact the parish office of St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels on: 0151 327 6158. More information will be available in due course.

St Patrick’s Night Celebration at St Mary of the Angels’ Stanley Hall:

A night of musical entertainment will take place on Sunday 17th March, commencing at 7pm. The music will again be provided by ‘Anthony & Craig’, light refreshments will be available and bring your own favourite tipple. The suggested donation is £6.00 and all funds will be in support of our Youth Lourdes Fund. If you are interested in coming along please contact the parish office of St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels 0151 327 6158 in order to secure tickets.

 

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