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last updated : 8/10/2018

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Joint Pastoral Consultation Group:

Many thanks to all who came along to the initial meeting of our Joint Parishes Formation Team, or Pastoral Consultation Group. About 30 people heard a message from Bishop Mark celebrating what we were already doing, and whilst saying that we would remain two Parishes for the foreseeable future, encouraging us to work closer together and set up as much as we could so as eventually to become ‘One Missionary Parish’ for the future.
To get this new vision up and running we will gradually get our groups and contact people together so that we will be able to name one link person for each role. We will be working closer with our Schools and seeking to provide new opportunities for prayer and for us to be able to share and live our faith. We will keep you posted but for now please continue to support this new venture in your prayers.

Family Masses:

‘Family Masses’ are Sunday Masses where our children and young people take an additional part in the Liturgy, for example with prayers, reflections, presentations and music. Our Schools help us with these celebrations as ways to encourage greater involvement in our wider faith families.
At Our Lady’s we will have two Family Masses coming up.
Sunday, 14th October at 11.00am with Our Lady’s Primary School.
Sunday, 9th December at 11.00am with EPCHS.

The Autumn CAFOD Family Fast Collection:

This will take place this weekend 6th/7th October across our LPA, and there will be a Retiring Collection after all our weekend Masses. Fast Day Envelopes are still available.

SVP Annual Sponsored Walk in Aid of the SVP Holiday Home:

The SVP wish to thank all for their generous support of the sponsored walk. This weekend is family fast weekend, so the SVP will not be having their normal monthly collection, or collecting for the sponsored walk. It will be postponed to the following week. Thank you for your cooperation.

Adoremus 2018:

The organisers of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress have asked for feedback on Adoremus which took place last month from 7 – 9 September.  If you attended any of the Adoremus events in Liverpool (including the Parallel Programme or the Blessed Sacrament Procession) and have access to a computer, please could you take time to respond to 8 short questions.  The link is www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SG7NYSM or you may access it via the diocesan website (www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org and follow the Adoremus Link).  The survey will be closed on Thursday 11 October. Thank you!

The Annual Diocesan Mass for Grandparents:

12 noon on Saturday 13th October at St Hugh’s, 314 Manchester Rd, West Timperley, Altrincham  WA14 5NB.  Please bring your family to celebrate and give thanks for the part you play in the lives of your grandchildren.  All priests are welcome to support grandparents in their parish by concelebrating.  Afterwards there will be refreshments.  The car park for St Hugh’s is behind the church off Abbotsford Grove WA14 5HL.

Saturday 27th October: 2.00 pm:

Memorial Mass for Bro James Kimpton (Reaching the Unreached): Bro James died a year ago, and there’s to be a Mass at St Werburgh’s to celebrate his memory and his life-time’s work with the poorest in India, “Reaching the Unreached”. Many parishioners from all over Chester and district supported this Charity – he was a local boy - and everyone would be very welcome to St Werburgh’s on that date for a Memorial Mass, Refreshments and update on the ongoing work of this great Charity.

Tuesday 6th November: 7.00 pm:

Blessing and Dedication of the new St Werburgh’s Great War Plaque: As you may know, the original Memorial mysteriously disappeared in the 1970’s, and it’s been a big part of the work of our Parish Great War Group over the last four years to reconstruct this memorial – to research a much fuller, more accurate list of names, and then commission a new Plaque itself to honour their memory. Bishop Mark is coming to Bless and Dedicate this Plaque on 6th November, and all local parishioners and friends would be more than welcome to join us.

Ellesmere Port and Hooton Parishes Justice and Peace Group:

To mark the CAFOD Fast Day we have invited Ged Edwards from the Liverpool CAFOD office to speak to us about his recent visit to the Philippines to see at first hand the projects that CAFOD is involved with. There has recently been a destructive typhoon in the Philippines and once again the poor people suffer most. Ged will be speaking to us and showing some of the photos he took there on Sunday 7th October at 7.00pm in Our Lady's Parish Centre. You are most welcome to join us for what should be a very informative meeting. Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

 

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

LPA Residential Retreat at Loreto- Llandudno 15th -18th October 2018:

A group of parishioners will soon be taking part in this retreat experience. The intentions of every member of our parishes’ family will be remembered during our Masses and times of prayer. If you are joining us please note that we can arrive on the first day from 2pm onwards and no official transport is provided. If you are struggling for transport please contact the office at St Mary’s (0151 327 6158) and we will try to assist if possible.

LPA Christmas Day Dinner 2018:

This will take place again this year as usual at Stanley Hall, (St Mary of the Angels) from 2pm on Christmas Day. If you wish to join us or offer any support please contact the office at St Mary of the Angels on 0151 327 6158 or speak with Deacon Tony.  All are welcome  

LPA Trip TO Durham & Northumbria May 2019:

Coach departing on Monday 13th May 2019, three night’s half-board at The Radisson Blue Four Star Hotel in Durham. Excursions to Holy Island and the Northumbrian area. Cost is 225.00 per person sharing and 300.00 single. If you wish to join us please contact the office at St Mary of the Angels on 0151 327 6158. All are welcome  

2019 Walsingham Pilgrimage:

If anyone is interested in going on Monday 29th April 2019 for 3 nights, please give your name and deposit of £20 to Gerry Templeton 01244 374343 e mail: geraldtempleton@btinternet.com or Ellesmere Port parishes Susan Lavender 0151 3552804.

 

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