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last updated : 23/6/17

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul, Thursday 29th June – Holyday of Obligation:

This coming Thursday, 29th June, is the Solemnity of the Apostles Ss. Peter & Paul and a Holyday of Obligation. The Masses that Day will be different from our usual Holyday cover and will be:
Wednesday, 28th June
7.00pm Vigil Mass for the Holyday at St Saviour’s
Thursday, 29th June
9.00am at St Mary’s Church
9.00am at EPCHS
10.00am at EPCHS
11.30am at Pantasaph Friary with St Saviour’s & St Mary’s Schools
No 12.noon Mass at Our Lady’s (A Wedding Service is taking place then)
2.00pm at St Bernard’s School
7.00pm at Our Lady’s Church

Children from Our Lady’s School will be able to join the Masses at EPCHS.

Holy Hours:

There will be a Holy Hour at St Saviour’s Church between 6.00 – 7.00pm, before the Vigil Mass for SS Peter & Paul on Thursday 28th June.
There will be a Holy Hour at St Mary of the Angels’ Church between 10.00 – 11.00am, before the 11.00am Mass on Saturday 1st July.

Missio Celebration Mass & Presentation:

As part of a Diocesan wide promotion, Father Tony Grace (our Diocesan Missio Co-ordinator) will be celebrating a Thanksgiving Mass for all Missio ("Red Box") supporters and those interested in the Mission of the Church on Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 7.00pm at Our Lady’s.  This will be followed after Mass by a presentation and Q&A session in the church hall with refreshments. Father Tony has served on the Missions in Venezuela and would be delighted to meet parishioners in Our Lady’s.  Do come, see, hear - and be inspired! All are welcome, but especially promoters and supporters of ‘Missio’.

Are you a Catholic Teacher, but not Teaching in a Catholic School?

Your Diocese needs you! The Department for Education wants to recruit as many Catholic teachers to its schools as possible and is aware that across the Diocese there are a number of Catholic teachers who are not currently or have never worked in a Catholic school.  Sometimes making the transition back to Catholic education can be perceived as being difficult and therefore we would like to offer support to those teachers who are considering returning to the Catholic sector or would like more information on the appointment process in our schools. We are holding an informal session on Saturday 1st July at Blessed John Henry Newman Parish Centre, Knutsford Road, Warrington WA4 1JE from 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. If you would like to attend or want further information about returning to Catholic education please e-mail Sue Jenkinson: sue.jenkinson@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

CAFOD’s ‘Power to be’ Campaign

: CAFOD is running a campaign this Summer to highlight the fact that 1.1 billion people across the world still don’t have access to electricity and almost 3 billion people cook with polluting fuels that damage their health and harm the environment. For children in the poorest communities a lack of electricity has a direct impact on their education as they are unable to do their homework at night. However it is not just the children who are affected as electricity can transform whole communities, powering homes, schools, clinics (including refrigeration for medicines) irrigation systems and water purifiers. The good news is that local renewable energy is usually the cheapest and most efficient way to bring electricity to communities with solar panels and small scale wind turbines providing safe, affordable and reliable energy with much less impact on the environment and global warming. The UK already spends aid money on energy access for poor communities through the World Bank. This is supposed to help tackle poverty but only a tiny proportion of World Bank spending supports renewable energy projects for the poorest communities. CAFOD’s ‘Power to be’ project is asking the UK Government to use its influence at the World Bank to shift the balance and increase spending on renewable energy projects for the poorest communities in the world. Cards will be available for signing in our LPA churches at the beginning of July which will be forwarded to CAFOD and then sent to Melanie Robinson, the UK’s representative at the World Bank. If you are not able to sign in church please take one home with you to be sent at your convenience. Thank you for your support.
 

 

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Shrewsbury Lourdes Pilgrimage Fundraising Evening:

Shrewsbury Lourdes Pilgrimage will be departing on their annual pilgrimage in 5weeks time. We are holding a Ceilidh at St. Kentigern’s, Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M14 7DW on Friday 7th July from 7:30pm to raise money for the volunteers who are flying out on the diocesan flight. Tickets will be £6.00 each on the door and the night will include a Ceilidh, raffle and Irish bingo. For further enquiries please contact Lucy Walsh 07808788772. All are welcome.

LPA Retreat 2017 at Pantasaph Friary:

This annual retreat is now booked to take place at Pantasaph Franciscan Friary. We arrive at the Friary after 2pm on Monday 30th October and depart after Lunch on Thursday 2nd November 2017. The cost is £135.00 per person, including accommodation and all meals from supper on the Monday through to lunch on Thursday.
If you wish to join us please book a place by contacting the office of St Saviour & St Mary’s on 0151 327 6158

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land:

Please see the Leaflets and Posters in our Churches regarding the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 23rd to 30th October 2017, and also the ‘Youth Pilgrimage’ to the Holy Land that will accompany it. Full details are available on our Diocese of Shrewsbury Website: www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

27th July to 5th August 2017: Please could we have any outstanding balances for our Youth & LPA Coach ASAP.  CHEQUES TO BE MADE PAYABLE TO LPA 10 YOUTH ACCOUNT and sent to St Mary of the Angels Presbytery ASAP. Please contact the office at St Saviour’s & St Mary’s on 327 6158 if you require further information. Thank you.

LPA Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - February 2018- Only a few places remaining:

If you are interested please contact the office at St Saviour’s & St Mary’s on 327-6158 or speak with Fr Louis or Deacon Tony
If you have taken a brochure please complete it and return with your deposit to Special Pilgrimages ASAP.

LPA Scotland Trip: May 2018:

This trip filled up unbelievably fast and a reserve list is in place. Sincere apologies to those who wished to join us but have so far been unable to secure a place. If you have reserved a place please secure it by returning your deposit to the office at St Saviour’s & Mary’s ASAP.

 

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