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last updated : 14/01/19

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

John Burke – Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s Church at 1.00pm on Wednesday, 23rd January

Paula Marshall – Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s Church at 10.00am on Thursday, 24th January

LPA Christmas Day Dinner 2018 Thanks:

Took place again this year at Stanley Hall (St Mary of the Angels) and a very good day was had by all who attend whilst others at home were supported by ‘Meals on Wheels’ deliveries. Many thanks to all who supported the events with donations or being present to cook, clean, offer hospitality and transport, or by joining us for lunch on the day.

Crib Offerings:

These go to ‘Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury’ what was formerly called ‘The Catholic Children’s Society’

Diocesan Seminarians:

Just before Christmas Bishop Mark ordained to the Diaconate Robert Dykes and Owen Gallagher at Oscott College in Birmingham. They will be ordained to the Priesthood for our Diocese next summer. Robert Dykes did a placement in our LPA a few years back. Last week we welcomed Alec Davey to our LPA, staying at Our Lady & St Bernard Parish for a short placement; Alec is in his first year at Oscott College training for the Priesthood. David Redfield, the former Anglican Priest, now a Catholic, who did a placement with us here in our LPA last year, is now on the part time course at Oscott College to become a Catholic Priest for our Diocese and also Tony Nuttall from St Saviour & St Mary Parish is also on a part time course at Oscott preparing to serve as a Deacon with us here. Please keep all preparing for the Ministry in your prayers.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Joint Pastoral Consultation Group:

As we mentioned before Christmas, due to all that has been happening lately our Pastoral Plans have been slightly on the ‘back burner’.
Before we get the larger group back together we will hold brief meetings with small groups to serve as representatives for the LPA:

1. Spirituality & Mission
2. Catechists
3. Safeguarding
4. Justice & Peace
5. School Liaison
6. Youth Mission
7. Ministries (Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Etc.)
8. Ecumenical Liaison
9. Social Activities Liaison
10. SVP & local Ministry Contact
11. Communications Link
Whilst we have some people already involved and ready to help, with some areas however we need people to help with:
1. Spirituality & Mission; we have people from Our Lady & St Bernard Parish, but would anyone from St Saviour & St Mary be interested in helping? 8. Ecumenical Liaison; would any from across our area be interested in working as a link with the Town Centre & A41 Christian Churches?
11. Someone or some people to help us to act as ‘Communications’ link(s)   
If anyone would be interested in representing or taking part in any of the areas where we are in need of help mentioned above, do please get in touch with Father Niall.
Eventually we would work toward a joint Finance Committee, but that will come a little later in the process. Thank you for your understanding, for as we have said before, thing cannot always happen as quickly as we might wish.

Shrewsbury Diocesan Year Books:

Our Diocese of Shrewsbury 2019 Year Books are now available in our Churches; they cost £5-00 standard and £6-00 Ringbound and contain information about the parishes and structures in our Diocese.

New LPA 2019 Diaries, Calendars & Family Prayer Cards:

We still have available across our Churches, some new LPA Diaries and Calendars for 2019. Also this year we have some ‘Family Prayer Cards’ available. We would rather they went, but if we could suggest an offering of say, £2 for a Calendar or for a Prayer Card, and whatever you might wish for a diary. This will help us offset any costs involved. The Calendars and Diaries contain local information and Mass Times etc.

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast at St Mary’s, all are welcome:

Morning Prayer will take place in St Mary’s Church at 10.30am on Tuesday, 22nd January, followed by refreshments in Stanley Hall. It would be great to have as many Parishioners as possible present to represent the Parish. Join us in prayer and also for Refreshments. Please come along.

LPA Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland May 2020 now cancelled:

Sadly this proposed Pilgrimage to Knock did not attract sufficient interest to make it possible to progress with a booking. As such, this Trip is now cancelled and will not be taking place. As always we give consideration to other possible Trips and further information will available in due course. All are welcome to join us.

 

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