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last updated :09/04/2018


Upcoming Funeral Information


John Cox - Funeral Service will take place at Our Lady’s at 2.00pm on Monday 16th April

Christopher Wells - Funeral Service will take place at St Saviour’s at 1.30pm on Thursday 19th April

Adrienne May Burrows – Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s at 1.45pm on Tuesday 24th April

Eileen Cushing – Funeral Service will take place at Chester Crematorium at 10.00am on Thursday 26th April

Dorothy Caldwell – Funeral Service will take place at Our Lady’s at 2.00pm on Tuesday 1st May

Please keep all who have died recently and their families in your prayers at this time

Divine Mercy Sunday at St Mary of the Angels:

Since the Year 2000, the Universal Church has marked the Second Sunday of Easter as 'Divine Mercy Sunday.' -  Pope St John Paul II designated this day as the Feast of Divine Mercy when he canonized Sister Faustina. - The devotions on this special day, regards God’s ultimate mercy!  The Divine Mercy devotions, will take place on Sunday 8th April 2018, at St Mary of the Angels Church (Chester Rd), starting in Stanley Hall. – The day commences at 1.30pm, and concludes at about 5.30pm (ish); it will include a film, the blessing of the Divine Mercy Image, a Holy Hour, Confessions & Holy Mass. - All are welcome to attend!  

Working Towards Building ‘Missionary Parishes’ for the Future:

As we have said before, we have been asked in this existing Local Pastoral Area (LPA) of Ellesmere Port & Hooton to work towards becoming one ‘Missionary Parish’. This does not mean just one Church, but as is the case with our two Parishes now, both having two Churches, yet being one Parish. This is something that is happening not just in our area, but across the whole Diocese, and in different ways across all the Dioceses of England & Wales. The term ‘Missionary Parish’ comes from Pope Francis, who is calling us, whilst rooted in reality, not to let changes drag us down to looking inward, but seeing the situations, look outward, and ask how, given where we are as a Church today, look outward, seeking to share and live the Gospel, being ‘Missionary Parishes’ for today’s world.  For each area there is no ‘blueprint’ for us to adapt to, but for each area to work from the ‘ground up’ suggesting the most workable way forward. We already have many shared structures and programmes in our LPA, and very soon the LPA Clergy and representative Parishioners from our two Parish Formation Teams will form a Group to consider suggestions about how a ‘Missionary Parish’ might take shape in our area. We will keep you posted, but do please keep this LPA in your prayers, and we seek to move forward in Mission.  

SVP Youth Conference Easter Egg Raffle:

Many thanks to all who supported the SVP Youth Conference Easter Egg Raffle; a total of £137.30 was raised. This money will go towards sending a parishioner on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Congratulations to our winners, Yvette & Frances from St Bernard’s and Mary & Elizabeth from Our Lady’s. All prizes have now been claimed.

Living a Sacramental Life:

In preparation for the National Eucharistic Congress, and for the ‘Year of the Eucharist’ a series of talks organised by our Diocese of Shrewsbury will explore the relationship between the Sacraments, particularly how each relates to the Eucharist as their source and centre.  Given by Fr Oliver Treanor, Fr Jonathan Brandon, Fr Edmund Montgomery and Miss Barbara Davies, these talks are open to all. In the north of our Diocese these talks are in Our Lady’s Parish Centre, here in Ellesmere Port. These are on Wednesdays 11th, 18th, 25th April & 2nd May; 7:00pm/7:30pm to approximately 9:15pm. Please contact the LPA Office for registration.

Shrewsbury Diocese Job Vacancy:

The Diocese of Shrewsbury is looking to appoint a full-time, permanent Deputy Director of Schools, who will support the Director of Schools in:

Promoting the highest standards of education in our Diocesan Schools:
- Supporting Governors and Headteachers in appointing high quality Catholic Leaders to our schools:
- Providing a strategic direction for the further development of academies within the Diocese:
- Supporting and developing the family of schools within the Diocese:
- Providing training to Governors, Headteachers, Staff and Chaplains.

Further details and an application form are available from the Diocesan website and completed applications should be returned to Closing date 13 April 2018.

Rosary on the Coast – 29th April:

St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels are taking part in this ‘Rosary on the Coast’ Initiative, and invite anyone from Our Lady & St Bernard’s Parish who might be interested, to join in. It is endorsed by Pope Francis and many bishops, the aim is for the Rosary to be prayed around the entire coast of the British Isles. We will implore Our Blessed Lady to arouse a great renewal of the Catholic Faith in our land. If you wish to take part we will be gathering at 2.30pm close to Eastham Ferry Pub. (There is a parking charge of £1 for two hours) All are welcome.



Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage:

This year marks the 160th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to Bernadette in Lourdes. The Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from 26 July-3 August overland and 27 July-2 August by air.  Brochures and booking forms can be downloaded from the Pilgrimage Website  or from the Pilgrimage Office: St Alban's, 30 Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UD.  This year flight seats are limited so early booking is recommended.





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